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The Worland Fire Protection District and Worland Volunteer Fire Department were called out to a host of wildland fires that began last Thursday. The Corbin Fire was caused by a lightning strike from Thursday afternoon’s thunderstorms. Two fires in the main call out area merged into one to form this fire. The fire size was…

U.S. officials are proposing to sell 10.5 acres of public land in north-central Wyoming to a Texas energy company. The Bureau of Land Management said the non-competitive sale of the property in Big Horn County to Dallas-based Merit Energy for about $7,000 is needed to dispose of land that’s being used as an unauthorized landfill.…

Authorities say a Kansas man has been killed after his pickup truck rolled over in a construction zone on a Wyoming interstate. The Wyoming Highway Patrol identified the victim as 38-year-old Christopher Otto of Mound City, Kansas. The patrol said in a press release that Otto’s Ford F-150 was traveling westbound on Interstate 80 east…

Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis says she is hoping to become part of what she calls a “dream team” in Washington, in announcing her run for the United States Senate. Lummis is the first major Republican to announce her candidacy for the position being vacated by Republican Mike Enzi. Several other candidates are also considering…

An award-winning photographer, who is also a disabled veteran, is touring the country, creating portraits of veterans in all 50 states. Stacey Pearsall is a former military photographer and Air Force veteran who was wounded in Iraq. She says she found herself without purpose after her injuries, and while recuperating in a military hospital, came…

The skeleton of a nearly 3-foot-tall cousin of the velociraptor will go on display at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center. Scientifically named Hesperornithoides miessleri (Heś-per-orn-ih-THOID-ees MEESE-ler-eye)—but informally known as “Lori”—this new dinosaur is the smallest dinosaur found so far in Wyoming. The new exhibit will open today, and will display the actual fossil bones along with…

The Washakie County Farmers’ Market has its kickoff weekend this Saturday–July 13th in downtown Worland. Again the market will host their annual Pancake Breakfast beginning at 8:00 A.M.–so come hungry. Beth Stiver stopped in on Tuesday’s edition of Community Connections with LeAnn Baker to talk farmers market 2019–which wouldn’t be possible without the support of…

WyoToday.com reports that the Wyoming Dinosaur Center has announced the opening of a new permanent exhibit showcasing a new raptor-like dinosaur species. Scientifically named Hesperornithoides miessleri (Heś-per-orn-ih-THOID-ees MEESE-ler-eye)—but informally known as “Lori”—this new dinosaur is slightly less than three feet long and is the smallest dinosaur found so far in Wyoming. The new exhibit will…

Pledging to stand ‘shoulder-to-shoulder’ with President Donald Trump to enact a conservative agenda that will benefit Wyoming families, Wyoming businesses, and Wyoming communities, former U.S. Congressman Cynthia Lummis announced she is running for the U.S. Senate today. “In both Washington and Cheyenne, I fought to protect the values and freedoms of Wyoming individuals and families,…

The surge in earthquake activity on the west coast has “triggered” a question by many in the Yellowstone Region: what effect will that seismic activity have on our neighborhood supervolcano? Mike Poland, geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey and scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, says none. Poland wrote in the Billings Gazette that earthquakes…


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