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RHS Speech and Debate takes top spot again in Worland competition

The Riverton High School Speech & Debate team did it again this past weekend at the Worland High School “Worlando Beach 2019” tournament. In addition to claiming the 3A First Place and First Place overall, the team had an impressive showing from several of its team members.


Lawmakers approve Wyoming school bus ticketing bill; Now headed to Governor’s desk

Senate File 80, sponsored by Affie Ellis of Laramie County, reached approval in the Wyoming House this week by a 36-20 vote. According to KGAB Radio Cheyenne, the bill would allow for motorists to be ticketing for passing school busses who have red lights flashing, if photos of the cars taken from a


Please Comment Today to Help the Fifteenmile Wild Horse Herd in Wyoming

The Bureau of Land Management has released the Environmental Assessment for the Fifteenmile Herd Management Area in northern Wyoming, proposing rounding up and removing wild horses down to the low end of the Appropriate Management Level, 70 wild horses, or 100 if the AML is adjusted up, but which wo


Bill Briggs Wyoming’s Father Of Extreme Skiing

There are many places around Wyoming to have a wonderful day on the slopes. It's also a big part of our tourism and why people come to the cowboy state. There was one guy in particular that had a love for snow and skiing the moment he got here.


Abortion reporting bill moves on to Wyoming Senate

CHEYENNE -- With several amendments to address a number of privacy concerns, the Wyoming Senate will be taking up legislation that will require physicians to file reports about the abortions they have performed.


Gillette Man Killed After Rolling His Pickup in Washakie County

A 46-year-old Gillette man is dead after rolling his pickup northeast of Ten Sleep. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Patrol says Christopher Short was headed west on U.S. Highway 16 when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve near milepost 37, exited


MV Shopko Hometown on chopping block

BRIDGER VALLEY — Shopko Hometown in Mountain View and if it was on the chopping block. Mountain View, Green River and Worland stores all have an estimated last day of business on May 12. Estimated last day of business for the other Wyoming stores are: Greybull, March 2, Thermopolis, April 7 and Land


Wyoming Waste Systems to Start Senior Rate Soon

GREEN RIVER– Wyoming Waste Systems gave an update of their first year of services in Green River at last night’s council meeting, in which they scheduled a workshop with the council to finalize the senior citizen service rate.


Wyoming Women’s Center gives more with less

LUSK – Danny Thomas once said, “Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.” In a time when people must do more with less resources, Wyoming Women’s Center (WWC) has developed innovative ways to give back to the community in which the


PHS cagers top Worland 50-35

The Powell High School boys’ basketball team welcomed a familiar foe to Panther Gym Tuesday, as the Panthers squared off against the Worland Warriors (8-8, 1-2) for the third time this season.


100 years old and going strong

WORLAND – One hundred years ago, on Feb. 19, 1919, Claire Lais was born to Joseph and Ida Boyd in Campbell County near Savageton. She joined five half-siblings and two full blood siblings, during a blizzard, with temperatures below zero and the snow piling up.


Why do we celebrate Valentine's Day?

WORLAND – Valentine’s Day is something often seen has as a love holiday that’s more often than not only promoted by the greeting card industry. However, angel babies and boxes of chocolates seem to only work as a mask to hide the true, much darker history of the holiday.


Powell team wins ice fishing derby; Ten Sleep team fourth

MEETEETSE - Ninety teams braved the cold Saturday and Sunday on the Sunshine Reservoirs for the annual Meeteetse Ice Fishing Derby with a Powell team bringing home top prize. Teams could be one, two or three members. They had to submit a total of six fish caught any time during the two-day derby. Sa


Thermopolis woman killed in crash on Highway 120

WYOMING – A Thermopolis woman died in a crash Thursday afternoon after she crossed over the oncoming lane in an attempt to turn onto her driveway. Wyoming Highway Patrol was dispatched to a fatal crash at milepost 5 on Wyoming 120 west of Thermopolis, Wyo., on February 7 at around 3:20pm.


Sports Preview for the Feb. 21st edition of the Northern Wyoming News

The Hot Spring County High School Bobcats won the 2A West regional wrestling meet over the weekend scoring 186 points and having two regional champions in 113-pound Austin Ireland and 220-pound Logan Cole.


CKATS finish second at Big Horn Basin Conference

The Big Horn Basin Conference Championship swim meet was held in Cody last weekend. Both the girls and boys CKATS teams finished second to Lander out of seven teams. 25 yard free - 2. Lily Gallagher 18.66, 4. Addison Corbin 19.28, 6. Natalie Kim 21.12, 8. Allie Butcher 21.63, 12. Scarlett Bray 25.25


Shopko set to shutter more stores

Powell will soon have the only Shopko store in the Big Horn Basin. Company leaders announced Wednesday that they’re closing another 137 Shopko stores — including the locations in Worland, Lander, Mountain View and Green River; the Shopko Hometowns in Greybull and Thermopolis were hit by earlier roun


Pioneers sensing new life after scoring outburst

TEN SLEEP - This season has been a struggle for the Ten Sleep High School boys basketball team, with only two seniors on the roster and the rest underclassmen they have taken their game in and game out. But last week the switch might have flipped for this team.


WESTI Ag Days Kicks Off Today in Worland

WESTI Ag Days kicks off tomorrow at the Worland Community Center Complex. This 2-day event offers educational programs for producers and ag professionals in the Big Horn Basin. Topics will include livestock nutrition, soil health, range management, industrial hemp, tax law, the beef block-chain, wee


1 Dead, 2 Injured in Crash West of Thermopolis

One woman died and two people, one of them a child, were injured Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Wyoming Highway 120 west of Thermopolis. Candis Peterson, 37, of Thermopolis, was wearing her seatbelt but died at the scene of the crash. A juvenile passenger in her 2011 Honda Pilot was in