Worland News 11-9-18
Written by jordanmckamey on November 9, 2018
The Northern Wyoming Daily News reports that the Worland Cub and Boy Scouts will be collecting food for the Worland food pantry this Saturday, according to Assistant Commissioner Tim Barrus.
Barrus said the Scouts will be dropping off bags at homes inside Worland throughout the week for their annual “Scouting for Food” drive. Residents are asked to fill the bags with non-perishable food items and leave on their door step to be picked up Saturday.
Barrus said the food items must not be past the expiration date. He said they will begin picking up food at 9 a.m. Saturday. Last year he said they collected enough food to fill up two pickups.
If anyone is missed and would like to donate they may call Barrus at 307-431-2898.
An outdoor industry retailers group says its first venture into electoral politics was a success, according to an article from the Associated Press.
The political director of the Outdoor Industry Association, Alex Boian (BOY’-an), said Thursday the group endorsed 23 candidates for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House or governor in the mid-term elections, and 20 won.
The association also made campaign contributions through its political action committee but the amounts weren’t immediately available. Fifteen of the candidates the group endorsed were Democrats and eight were Republicans.
Boian says President Donald Trump’s decision to shrink the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah helped spur the association to jump into politics. The association says its industry generates $887 billion a year and is responsible for 7.6 million jobs nationwide.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is investigating the poaching of two bull elk and a white-tailed deer in northwest Sheridan County.
One bull elk and a white-tailed doe were discovered the weekend of Oct. 27 and the second bull elk was discovered Nov. 3. All three animals were killed on private land near the Wyoming and Montana state line. In each case, the animal was shot and left with no meat taken.
Dayton Game Warden Dustin Shorma says it appears to be a case of thrill killing in which someone went around at night to kill whatever wildlife they saw. He says several hundred pounds of meat was left to rot. If you have information on this poaching incident, contact your local Game and Fish office or call the Stop Poaching Hotline at 1-877-943-3847.