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Wyoming must take a measured approach when considering property tax

WYOMING — As the 67th Legislature once again considers Wyoming residential property tax proposals in the 2024 Budget Session; it is my hope that they will take into consideration all the contributing factors of the property tax system and the local services it provides. Any changes in the property tax system must provide immediate and targeted relief with a measured approach.

Feeding feral felines illegal

WHEATLAND — “There is a cat feeding problem in Wheatland,” Chief of Police Doug Willadsen said. “Up until the new ordinance, these animals were not impounded. We don’t …

Cyber safety for seniors in Wyoming

WYOMING — A caring reminder comes from central Wyoming, where an elderly resident unintentionally shared her Social Security Number and/or Medicare number over the phone. This incident occurred late on a Friday afternoon, a time when banks were closed, amplifying concerns about potential risks that could unfold over the weekend.

30x30 agenda puts ag land in danger

WHEATLAND — In the name of conservation, climate change, population control, and alternate energy sources, the livelihood and very fabric of ag and ranch communities are at stake, according to Jerry Cundall, lifelong rancher, Platte County resident, and chairman of the Platte County Republican Party.
County News
Two student archaeologists participated in digs at the historic town of Sunrise, Wyoming recently. Their work and more about what’s happening in Sunrise will be the topic of the Platte County Historical Society’s program on Tuesday, February 27th. John Voight will present “What’s New in Sunrise…What’s Old in Sunrise” beginning at 7 p.m. at the Platte County Library.
Digging history in Sunrise
PLATTE COUNTY — The Platte County Historical Society will host a talk by John Voight on Tuesday, February 27th at the Platte County Library. The free program will begin at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Things are taking shape on the boat sculpture designed and created by technology students in Mr. Troy Reichert’s class. Tristan Hohnholt and Aiden Noggle (l-r) were just two members of the crew working on the class project.
Math, trades, and other skills for real-world success
GUERNSEY – When some teachers asked if there was a way to have a program that integrates math with various trades, Guernsey-Sunrise School principal and curriculum director, Liesl Sisson, helped find a way to make it happen.
Chugwater prepares for new leadership
CHUGWATER — The Record-Times was unfortunately absent from the most recent Chugwater Town Council meeting, but we were able to get a synopsis from Chugwater mayor, Carol Ash.
Rep. Jeremy Haroldson
Budget, firearms, and the carbon negative scam
WHEATLAND — House Representative Jeremy Haroldson (R) is slated to attend the 67th Legislative sessions in Cheyenne this week, but took time to address the Platte County Commissioners last Tuesday.
Grant offers $600 for ag workers
WHEATLAND – There’s good news for individuals who worked as a laborer in any ag-related field from January 20, 2020 through May 11, 2023. A $600 gift card is being offered to offer relief to people who worked in agriculture during the pandemic. The program is called the Farm and Food Workers Relief Grant Program and is being offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Sports

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.

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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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Junior Camryn Mickelsen (No. 11) drives past Douglas defenders as Macy Jones (No. 15) anticipates the pass.
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
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Bulldog Tyrrell Weber (r) is announced victorious after his match against a Glenrock opponent.
WHEATLAND – The Wheatland Lady Bulldog wrestlers took 2nd Place overall at the Southeast Team Duals this weekend on their home turf.
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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.
RIVERTON – The Bulldogs held out for some wins at the Ron Thon Memorial Varsity Wrestling Tournament in Riverton last week.
DOUGLAS - On Friday night, the Bulldog boys faced a highly ranked Douglas team. At the time of play, Wheatland came into the game with a 7-6 overall and 1-1 conference record. In contrast, the Bearcats were 8-3 on the season with an undefeated conference record, 2-0.
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.
Opinion

Patriots in Platte County still wear the red white and blue

There are many small towns in America that have left their traditions. Some for economic reasons, some for apathetic reasons and some who want to be more politically correct. One of the greatest traditions that really brought us together as a nation and as united communities was the annual Fourth of July parade.

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. 11516
In accordance with the provisions of the Wyoming Environmental Quality Act and Chapter 1 of the Solid Waste Rules, the Town of Wheatland has submitted a renewal permit application for the Wheatland LH/LV Municipal Solid Waste Transfer Station and Mobile Treatment Facility.
Public Notice No. 11514
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING HEAR YE HEAR YE, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN – Consolidated Rentals of Casper, LLC,
Public Notice No. 11515
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING HEAR YE HEAR YE, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN – 1251 Cole Street, LLC,
Public Notice No. 11513
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Howdy friends, this is a NOTICE! The Platte County Planning and Zoning Board will be reviewing, and possibly approving recommended changes
Public Notice No. 11512
NOTICE OF ABANDONED VEHICLE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Platte County Sheriff’s Office intends to sell a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT