Thermopolis, WY

BLM/Honor Farm wild horse & burro adoption breaks records

RIVERTON, Wyo. – Records were broken at last weekend’s Bureau of Land Management/Wyoming Honor Farm wild horse and burro adoption. More than 250 people were in attendance while 55 animals gentled by inmate trainers found new homes. Saturday’s event also marked the first in-person adoption at the Honor Farm since September 2019.
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Jackson, Worland Look to Extend Title Streaks at State Soccer [VIDEOS]

Two reigning boys’ soccer state champs are looking to add to their current title streak as the Class 3A and 4A state soccer tournaments get underway in Cheyenne. Action on the pitch is Thursday through Saturday at four locations. Class 4A will play at Cheyenne Central and Cheyenne East High Schools, while Class 3A is at Cheyenne South High School and Johnson Junior High.
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Joyce Kay Bader

Joyce Kay Bader, 79, passed away May 9, 2022, at the Hot Springs Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis, Wyo., with her loving husband Dale Bader by her side. She was born May 20, 1942, in Cass Lake, Minn., to LeRoy Marion and Iris Leone (Cravens) Applegate. She was little sister to her brother Lynn and big sister to her brother Larry. During her childhood, Joyce's family moved to Gering, Neb., and Powell, Wyo., where Joyce would start her elementary education. A few years later, the family made one final move, and put down roots in Basin, Wyo. It was there that Joyce graduated in 1961. Throughout school, she enjoyed being a cheerleader and was a carhop at the Big B drive-in. She loved roller skating and ice skating and was a pleasure to watch as she was very talented.

Lady Warriors Soccer Have the 4 Seed

The Worland Warrior Girl’s Soccer team split with Powell and Cody last week. With a 5-1 win over Powell on Thursday and a 3-2 loss to Cody on Saturday. Saturday was Senior Night against Cody with 4 Seniors being recognized. Carley Yule, Braelyn Robertson, Chauntea Mocko, and Morgan Wagner.

Gail Maria Klispie

Gail Maria Klispie, 59, passed away in her home surrounded by family after a valiant 6-year battle with colon cancer on May 13, 2022. She was born to Larry Gene and Rita Mae (Briscoe) Harrell on March 8, 1963, in Corydon, Indiana. She was the third of six children. Gail spent her youth growing in faith, developing love for the outdoors through exploration with siblings, playing in the river, climbing trees and horseback riding around their family farm. Her family made a cross-country relocation to move to Cody, Wyoming in 1970, and then on to Powell in 1973, where Gail spent her middle and high school years.

Worland Track and Field Head To State In Casper

The Worland High School Track and Field team were in Kemmerer over the weekend at the Wyoming 3A West Reginal Meet. The top 8 in each event qualified for State in Casper. For the Lady Warriors Maddy Lloyd finished 5th in the 100 Meter Dash. Sophomores Lloyd finished 6th and...

SEE The Cute New Babies of Thermopolis, Wyoming

Grandpa Rich lives in Thermopolis, Wyoming, and volunteers to check on the bison herd above the town. He keeps an watchful eye over them and sends us almost daily pictures of their progress. Spring brings new faces to the herd. The older animals are used to seeing Grandpa Rich. This...

Early filings show three-way Republican race for sheriff

WORLAND — After the first week of filings there is a three-way race for the Republican nomination for Washakie County Sheriff. Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness announced on Facebook Thursday, May 12, that he will not be seeking a fifth term as Sheriff of Washakie County. He posted, “After...

Hot Springs Sheriff Looking for Bentonite Mine Vandals

The Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office is looking for vandals who caused significant damage at a bentonite mine near Thermopolis earlier this month. Hot Springs County Sheriff Jeremie Krausshaar is asking for the public’s assistance in finding and arresting anyone involved in a break-in – and just breaking – at a bentonite mine off Missouri Flat Road.

Wyoming Supreme Court rejects ranch grizzly damage claim

The Wyoming Supreme Court has rejected Thermopolis area rancher Josh Longwell’s claim that the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission owes him $288,527 for calves killed by grizzly bears. The court on April 28 upheld a district court decision that also rejected Longwell’s claim and that found an arbitration panel ruled “on a matter not submitted to them” in awarding the rancher more than Game and Fish regulations and Wyoming law allowed. ...

PhotoFest! 1A/2A West Regional Track Meet-Shoshoni

1A and 2A track teams from the West gathered in Shoshoni over the weekend for their regional meet. In the 1A girl's division, Emmie Barnes of Cokeville had a terrific meet with 3 wins, the 100-meter dash in 13.50, the 100 hurdles in 15.91, and the long jump at 15-6.25. Her teammate Bryli Groll also won 3 events, the 400 in 1.01.65, the 800 with a time of 2.30.24, and the 1600 meter run in 5.36.93. In the rest of the 1A girl's events on the track, Burlington freshman Brynn Preator placed first in the 200 in 29.22, Whitney Bennett of Saratoga took the tape in the 300 hurdles in 47.26 with Madison Teichman of Saratoga taking the 3200 in 12.56.13. Cokeville won the 4x100 relay and the 4x400. Saratoga won the 4x800 and the 1600 medley. In the field events Burlington's Breanne Walker cleared 4-10 to win the high jump, Maren Baker from Dubois cleared 8-6 to take first in the pole vault, Whitney Bennett posted another win with a leap of 33-6 to take the triple jump, Encampment's Kristie Jordan threw 35-4 to win the shot-put while Jaycee Erving of Meeteetse threw 98-11 to win the discus. In the 1A girl's team standings, Saratoga was first with 145 points, Cokeville 2nd with 130 with Burlington 3rd with 93.