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Child sex abuse trial underway for former Worland man

WORLAND – The trial of former Worland man, Jason Arnold Miller, started Monday, April 22. Miller, who pleaded not guilty in November in Washakie County Fifth Judicial District Court, is facing four counts of first degree sexual abuse of a minor. The alleged abuse occurred from August of 2014 until S


Middle school track record broke in Worland

The Thermopolis Middle School track team competed on Thursday, April 18, at a quad at Worland with Cody and Ten Sleep. Coach Brandon Deromedi explained this meet was a “sticker” meet, with no results published. Students were given stickers with their names on them and they showed up for the...


Campaign Calls for End to Death Penalty in Wyoming

Critics of Wyoming's death penalty will gather outside the Wyoming Supreme Court at noon on Tuesday to officially launch a campaign to end capital punishment in the state. Sabrina King with the American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming -- one of the organizations backing the Wyoming Campaign to End


Wyoming Man Arrested For Drunken Rampage Through Cemetery

A 70-year-old Rock Springs man is facing several charges after allegedly driving through a cemetery fence and damaging 23 headstones with his vehicle on Sunday. According to a release from the Rock Springs Police Department, officers were called to a home on Jefferson Street in Rock Springs On April


Fur Ball helps raise funds and awareness for New Hope Humane Society

WORLAND – Every year, approximately 6.5 million animal companions enter animal shelters nationwide. Out of that number, it’s estimated that 3.2 million shelter animals get adopted every year.


“Camera Traps” Get a Unique Look At Wyoming Elk

Thanks to technology and a dedicated filmmaker and biologist. We get up close and personal with a migrating heard of elk up in the Yellowstone area. Their YouTube page actually has an entire miniseries dedicated to stuff like this and coming from the only Wyomingite who doesn't hunt, I still find th


You Can Spend the Night in a Wyoming Fire Lookout Tower For Cheap

If you're looking for a unique way to spend a Wyoming summer night, I have an idea for you. Did you know you can rent a Wyoming fire lookout tower for cheap?. It's true. Only In Your State has also done stories on this. The National Park Service rents out the Spruce Mountain Fire Tower located in th


Hot Springs and Washakie County See Population Decreases

New figures show that more than half of the counties in Wyoming have lost population. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that U.S. Census Bureau figures indicate Wyoming’s population went down by about 1,200 people last year, continuing a downward trend over three consecutive years.


Wyoming Girl Pulled Under School Bus On Life Support In Colorado Hospital

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Family members say a 6-year-old Wyoming girl involved in an accident with a school bus is in a coma and on life support at a Colorado hospital. The Sheridan Press reports that the mother and stepfather of Esperanza Lagunes-Aarstad say she has brain swelling as a result of the a


Wyoming Man Will Not Seek Change of Plea in Idaho Killing

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Attorneys for a 42-year-old Wyoming man who has pleaded guilty in the killing of his pregnant ex-girlfriend have withdrawn a request to change his plea. Erik Ohlson, of Jackson, had pleaded guilty in February to murder and manslaughter in the killing Jennifer Nalley at her Teton


Wyoming teachers compensated better than most amid disappointing trend

WYOMING – Arguably no teacher is paid what they are worth but in Wyoming we compensate our educators better than most states. Recent data from the Economic Policy Institute indicates average weekly wages of public school teachers, adjusted for inflation, have decreased, while the weekly wages of oth


UW academic signing day Wednesday

WORLAND – University of Wyoming Extension Offices around the state will be holding their third annual UW Signing Day Wednesday, May 1. The UW Signing Day in Washakie County will celebrate with students from Worland and Ten Sleep.


Wyoming this Weekend, April 26-28

Pop culture trivia, superhero costumes and video games are all on the agenda Saturday as Rock Springs hosts the third “WyoCon.”. The event, to be held at White Mountain Library, will also include a small vendor hall, panel discussions on popular television series and movies such as “Harry Potter,” “


Sophomores Lungren, Nichols shining for Ten Sleep

TEN SLEEP - Coming into the 2019 track and field season Ten Sleep High School track and field coach Desiree Egger knew seniors Kinley Erickson and Kelli Holiday were going to be the team's top point scorers this year. That has held true to this point in the season, but what is also exciting for Egge


Wyoming's air quality takes a small hit, still among nation's cleanest

CHEYENNE – The vast majority of counties in Wyoming received passing marks in a study of air quality across the country. Both Laramie County and Natrona County rank among the cleanest in the nation in certain categories.


Wyoming author tells of ranching joys, sorrows

Wyoming author Mary Budd Flitner read excerpts from “My Ranch, Too,” her memoir of modern-day ranching joys and sorrows and the family stories that shaped her life, at a recent Challis gathering, organized by the Challis Arts Council and the Challis Public Library.


May dates set for veterans assistance in southeast Wyoming counties

CHEYENNE – Two Wyoming veterans service officers from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in southeast Wyoming cities throughout May. Stephanie Davis and Windy Carter are available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and federal veterans’ be


Accused killer again changes his mind, pleads guilty

TETON VALLEY, IDA – The back-and-forth courtroom drama surrounding accused murderer Erik Ohlson has taken yet another turn. Teton Valley News is reporting defense lawyers for Ohlson have filed a motion to withdraw his previous motion of April 17 to withdraw his guilty plea. Ohlson had confessed to s


Highway Project South of Lovell Underway

A $1.6 million highway rehabilitation project has started directly south of Lovell on US 310. Highway improvements on 5 miles of US 310 directly south of Lovell include widening mailbox turnouts, asphalt pavement milling, and a pavement overlay, said Wyoming Department of Transportation resident eng


Study recommends retiring two Bridger units

ROCK SPRINGS — A PacifiCorp report suggests shutting down Jim Bridger Plant units one and two as soon as 2022, though officials noted no final decisions have been made. The closure would save customers about $248 million over 20 years, Rocky Mountain Power President and CEO Gary Hoogeveen told Sweet