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A legislative report from the Wyoming Tribune Eagle stated Wyoming lawmakers defeated a proposed technical-education grant program at community colleges Friday amid concern it would cost the state millions without delivering intended results. The bill, which failed in the state House 31-28, would have boosted community college funding while allocating up to $2 million a…

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, weed and pest updates, and management transition Andy Junkin will be…

K2 Radio reported last week that one woman died and two people, one of them a child, were injured last 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…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host two public meetings to discuss mule deer in the Clarks Fork and Upper Shoshone mule deer herds. The Clarks Fork and Upper Shoshone deer herds are located west of Cody and encompass Deer Hunt Areas 105, 106,109 and 110-115. At each meeting, Tony Mong, Cody area Wildlife…

Shopko Hometown in Worland will be closing its doors late this Spring. A report from the Northern Wyoming News indicates the scheduled store closing is May 12th. Other Shopko stores around the Big Horn Basin had already announced closings; including the Thermopolis and Greybull stores. Greybull’s Shopko doors are expected to close on March 2nd.…

Senate File 72 — which has been approved by the Wyoming Senate and is awaiting a floor debate in the House — addresses the serious issue of Sexual Assault Biological Evidence Reporting. Across the nation — thousands of sexual assault kits — sit in evidence rooms untested. These kits may contain DNA evidence that could…

Wyoming Sugar announced this week that they have produced over 1 million bags of sugar this campaign — a feat that hasn’t been eclipsed since the year 2000 — when Wyoming Sugar was owned by Imperial. Thousands of more bags are still on the way. The Northern Wyoming News reports CEO Mike Greear credited the…

A 14-year-old who brought two handguns and ammunition to a Wyoming school and allegedly threatened to shoot specific students and staff members will stand trial as an adult. A judge in Gillette ruled Friday that there was enough evidence to try the boy on nine counts of attempted first-degree murder, one for each of the…

Wyoming’s unemployment rate continues to hold steady according to the Department of Workforce Services December jobs report. Senior Economist with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services David Bullard sees stability returning to Wyoming. Wyoming’s labor force took a hit post energy downturn in 2015, but Bullard sees the numbers now trending in a better direction.…

A sweet partnership has formed between Mills – Wyoming spirit company Backwards Distilling and Worland’s own Wyoming Sugar Company. Backwards head distiller and company founder Chad Pollock was gifted a bottle of bourbon and absinthe from his sister on his 21st birthday – and his curiosity in the in black licorice flavored intoxicant – which…


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