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Wheatland thespians to perform ‘Arabian Nights’

WHEATLAND – Get ready to go on an adventure with Wheatland Thespian Troupe’s performance of “The Arabian Nights” by Gay Monteverde at 7 p.m. April 11 and 12, and 1 p.m. April …

Services for Seniors celebrates golden anniversary 

WHEATLAND — Since 1974, Services for Seniors has been making an impact in the lives of county residents, and is still going strong in 2024. In celebration, a party—complete with gold-leaf …

Living history: Sommers shares memories of ranching on Horseshoe Creek, Sawmill Canyon 

HARTVILLE – Lifelong Glendo area ranchers Sandra Sommers and her son Lloyd recently shared memories with an audience in Hartville. In an informal question-and-answer format she discussed some …

Second graders consider their futures 

WHEATLAND — Libbey Elementary second graders surged into the ‘old junior high’ gym for a morning of discovering career and job options in the far-off future of adulthood. It was a …
County News
County and town leadership roles discussed as election approaches 
WHEATLAND —  In the upcoming 2024 elections, voters across the United States will head to the polls to cast their ballots for federal and state offices; and in many cases, county or city …
County fire Warden urges temporary fire ban 
WHEATLAND — Spring is officially here; however it comes at the tail end of an unusually dry winter after predictions of abundant snowfall. November and December resulted in less than 12” …
Seniors learn about identifying fraud; enjoy spring craft  
WHEATLAND – The Services for Seniors Activity Center hosted a seminar on fraud protection last week featuring Amy Dannels and Alyssa Martin from Platte Valley Bank. Dannels and Martin addressed …
Kiwanis Club Memorial Scholarship applications due soon 
WHEATLAND – Wheatland Kiwanis Club president, Jim Lockwood, announces applications are now available to those wishing to apply for the Wheatland Kiwanis Club Memorial Scholarship.   …
Kris White, Joey Lewis, and Sam Baker are all smiles after their win at last week’s baking competition. Wyoming’s First Lady Jennie Gordon presented them with their awards at a banquet after the competition in Cheyenne. 
G-S students bring home third place ProStart baking competition 
GUERNSEY – Guernsey-Sunrise culinary students took home honors from a baking competition in Cheyenne. The Wyoming Prostart Competition, sponsored by the Wyoming Hospitality and Travel Coalition …
Sports
Senior Brock Peasley and junior Jacob Hyche hug it out after upsetting the #1 ranked Douglas Bearcats in State Champion semifinal game.
CASPER - Wyoming state tournament action opened last Thursday and the Wheatland Bulldogs faced-off with the Lovell Bulldogs in the first round. On paper, the Bulldog teams were evenly matched both in …
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Wheatland Bulldogs wrestling their way to hardware at Regional competition were Cooper Meyer (front l-r) and Alex Kumelos; Jessie Graves (back l-r), Ty Weber, Mauriccio Grimaldo, Waylon Milnes and Kael Gudahl.
TORRINGTON – Wheatland High School wrestlers headed to Torrington for 3A East Regional competition over the weekend and came away with some wins.
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Freshman Tate Nichols (No. 11) gets pushed on a layup while Cole Goertz (No. 40) protects the paint against Douglas Saturday night. 
WHEATLAND - In the only regular season matchup, the Bulldogs hosted the Glenrock Herders at home Friday night. Glenrock came into the game 3-1 in the Northeast Wyoming Conference and 5-7 overall.
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WHEATLAND - The Bulldogs welcomed their conference foe the Glenrock Herders Friday night; minus a couple of key players, the first being head coach Michelle Coplen who welcomed her new little teammate to the world, and the other, senior Kacey Otero, who was benched due to a hard bang on the head during play the week before
WHEATLAND – The Wheatland Lady Bulldog wrestlers took 2nd Place overall at the Southeast Team Duals this weekend on their home turf.
WHEATLAND – What started out as an evenly matched contest for almost three quarters, the visiting Buffalo Bison seemed unable to miss a shot, while the hoop seamed all but sealed for the Bulldogs.
WHEATLAND - There’s nothing quite like a tooth-and-nail, hard-fought game when the home team comes out victorious.
Obituaries
Richard ‘Dick’ Alva Woodard
TORRINGTON – Richard “Dick” Alva Woodard, 86, of Torrington, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at the Torrington Community Hospital.    A memorial service …
James Lee (Jim) McDaniel
WHEATLAND – A funeral service for James Lee “Jim” McDaniel, 64, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the First Christian Church in Wheatland with Pastor Casey Schroder officiating.
William Joseph Trujillo
William Joseph Trujillo, 65, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2024 after a short illness in Wheatland.
Josephine (Josie) V. Apodaca
Funeral Mass for Josephine (Josie) V. Apodaca, 90, of Guernsey will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Casper, officiated by Rev. Clark Lenz.
Dorothy Diane Barthel
Dorothy Diane Barthel, 55, passed away November 23, 2023, in a house fire.
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Opinion

Governor Gordon Unconstitutionally Plays Politics with People’s Lives 

WHEATLAND - Tell a liberal you favor lower taxes, and they’ll respond by asking you if you want to go without paved roads, running sewers, and other critical infrastructure.     …

Columns

Lisa Phelps: Sunset Reflections

Roses. Flowers. Chocolate and cute little red hearts and notes of affection. You know what I’m talking about because it has become such a tradition in our world every February 14 to share something sweet (whether poetic prose, a gesture, or actual goodies) with a “sweetheart.” (See what I did there?)

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Public Notices
Public Notice No. 11616.
PETITION FOR ADOPTON To: Leovani Barries, Mexico Leovijildo Uriostgui, Mexico Homberto, last name unknown, Mexico
Public Notice No. 11615.
Unapproved Record – The Board of County Commissioners, Platte County, Wyoming, met on the 5th day of March 2024 in the county seat of Wheatland.
Public Notice No. 11614.
Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, the Commission hereby gives notice of the Application of Black Hills Wyoming Gas, LLC d/b/a Black Hills Energy (BHWG or the Company), for authority to revise the Fuel, Lost and Unaccounted for Gas Percentages (FL&U) in all of its Divisions, as more fully described below.
Public Notice No. 11613.
TAKE NOTICE that you have been sued in this Court by Barbara Mae Wilson. The object and prayer of the Complaint is to quiet title and to exclude each of you from any right, title, claim or interest in the following described real property:
Public Notice No. 11612.
The Town of Wheatland will be holding a public auction beginning March 13th, 2024, and ending April 3rd, 2024, at 5 p.m. for the following items: