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The Northern Wyoming News reports the Washakie County Fair Board voted to change the start time of the youth rodeo during this years fair week. Member Marty Cross made the motion to move the event to Thursday night at 7:00 P.M. to help parents, grandparents and others see their children or grandchildren compete in the…

An article in the Thermopolis Independent Record reports that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has requested an increase in water release from Boysen Reservoir. In addition to the release–the US Army Corps of Engineers has also asked all USBR dams to utilize some of their flood pools to lessen flows downstream. This is in response…

Roman Catholic officials in Wyoming for the first time have published a list of former clergy they say have had substantiated claims of sexual abuse against them–reports the AP. The Wyoming Catholic Register newsletter mailed Wednesday listed the names of 11 accused clergy who served in Wyoming. They include a bishop, priests and a member…

The Washakie County Commissioners convened a special meeting on Wednesday afternoon concerning the future of the Washakie County Library. In 2007 a special purpose tax was approved by Washakie County voters to generate seed money for a new library in Worland. The tax was collected until 2009 and totaled $1 million dollars–which is the amount…

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe announced Tuesday that it had filed a federal lawsuit against two dozens pharmaceutical companies over their alleged role in fueling the opioid crisis. The Eastern Shoshone join the Northern Arapaho Tribe and several other Wyoming entities, including the city of Casper, in filing suit against a broad swath of companies in…

The Washakie County Commissioners will convene a special meeting this afternoon at 2:00 P.M. The meeting was set to discuss the future of the Washakie County Library. The meeting is open to the public and will take place in the County Commissioners meeting room at the Washakie County Courthouse in Worland.

Gov. Mark Gordon sent a letter to President Donald Trump last week urging the ratification of a renewed trade agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada in the midst of escalating tensions between the U.S. and its southern neighbors over immigration. The letter – dated June 4 – emphasizes the importance of the passage…

Two companies are proposing a $1.6 billion pipeline to move North Dakota crude oil, making it the biggest such project to move oil out of the state since the Dakota Access pipeline that sparked violent clashes between protesters and law enforcement in 2016 and 2017. Houston-based Phillips 66 and Casper, Wyoming-based Bridger Pipeline announced the…

The Big Horn Basin Children’s Summit comes to Worland this week and aims to help build a trauma informed community. Washakie County Victim’s Witness Coordinator Bob Vines hopes to make the community aware of Adverse Childhood Experiences — or ACEs for short. According to the CDC — ACEs include all types of abuse — neglect…

West Nile virus may be off to an earlier than usual start in Wyoming this year, with the state’s first case involving a Campbell County adult already reported, according to the Wyoming Department of Health In 2018, WDH was notified of four WNV cases in Wyoming, including one death in Goshen County. Since the disease…


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