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The 2019 Double Gutter, Curb and Gutter, Sidewalks and Miscellaneous Street and Concrete Upgrades project bid was awarded at Tuesday evening’s Worland City Council meeting. City Engineer Mike Donnell informed the council that he and others had opened and inspected the two bids that were received for the project. The bid that came in lowest…

A Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Worland and the Town of Kirby was discussed and approved at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. City Attorney Kent Richins presented to the board the Memorandum that would make the City of Worland the backup water system operator for the Town of Kirby. Kirby officials — in a…

A former University of Wyoming basketball player has been acquitted of charges resulting from an altercation at a Laramie bar. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that Ny Redding was found not guilty Tuesday of one count of simple battery and one count of simple assault following a daylong trial in Albany County circuit court in Laramie.…

Some roads are opening to the public in Yellowstone beginning this week. At 8 a.m. Friday, April 19th, select roads and services in Yellowstone National Park will open for the season, weather permitting. The roads from the West entrance to Old Faithful; Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful via Norris; and Norris to Canyon will…

An Emblem woman died last week while driving her vehicle west of Greybull. 44-year-old Shelia Peters experienced a medical emergency while driving her GMC Acadia between Greybull and Emblem on Friday, April 12th. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the crash occurred around 10:30 a.m. at milepost 97 on Highway 14/16/20. The Patrol reports that…

Almost half of the people who have died on Wyoming’s highways this year were not wearing their seatbelts. That’s according to statistics from the Wyoming Highway Patrol, which reports that since the beginning of 2019, 40 lives have been lost on Wyoming’s roadways, and 18 of those motorists were not wearing a seatbelt.  Sgt. Jeremy…

There are some exciting changes coming to the restaurant at Yellowstone Regional Airport. That’s according to Bob Hooper, manager of the airport in Cody. Hooper says that Cody Coffee Roasters will be taking over the restaurant in mid-May. Owner Jesse Renfors, who already operates a coffee shop and restaurant at the old airport, as well…

More than 72 miles of right-of-way fencing will be replaced in a $1.6 million project currently under way north of Worland alongside U.S. 20. “The work will take place in 10 different locations throughout the Big Horn Basin,” said Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Michael Miller of Basin. Other sections of new right-of-way fencing…

40 students from 4 Wyoming high school teams are participating in the inaugural Wyoming State High School Clay Target League’s (WYSHSCTL) 2019 spring season, which began March 31st. The Wyoming State High School Clay Target League is a part of the USA High School Clay Target League, which is the largest youth clay shooting sports…

University of Wyoming administrators are working on a plan that would increase need-based aid for Wyoming students while reducing discounts provided to out-of-state students. The Laramie Boomerang reports that a preliminary recommendation presented to the UW Board of Trustees calls for $1 million in new need-based aid in addition to more scholarships for transfer students,…


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