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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 18, 2017 

Pursuit continues for disaster declaration

WORLAND — Things are looking favorable for Washakie County to get its first federal disaster declaration, according to Washakie County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Jeff Schweighart. Schweighart said following a meeting...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 16, 2017

Brewfest kicks off three-days of brews, barbecues and bluegrass

WORLAND — The 13th annual Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival has added a brewfest to its celebration. The brewfest, a fundraiser for the festival, has been held on a Thursday in the past with success. After a break for a...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 16, 2017

Fire restrictions approved by county

WORLAND — The Washakie County Commissioners approved fire restrictions for the county for the weekend of the solar eclipse and through the solar eclipse. Washakie County Fire Warden Chris Kocher said during Tuesday’s meeting that the reason for t...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 15, 2017

Preuit honored as District Teacher of the Year

WORLAND - Worland second-grade teacher Karrie Preuit was presented her 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Plaque at the opening meeting for the 2017-2018 school year Monday. Preuit has been teaching in...


Karla's Kolumn: Time to make fairgrounds, arena, a priority

Last week I wrote about life lessons I learned at area county fairs. Well I learned something else, or rather came to a realization. I realize that the Washakie County Commissioners have some decisions to make regarding the fairgrounds. I’ve spent... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 12, 2017

Federal disaster declaration aids government entities only

The disaster declaration by President Donald J. Trump offering federal assistance from recent flooding does not include individuals or corporations. Washakie County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Jeff Schweighart said he has...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 11, 2017

Safety emphasized for upcoming eclipse event

WORLAND - Staying safe before, during and after the Aug. 21 solar eclipse was the message conveyed Wednesday night at the public meeting sponsored by Washakie County Emergency Management and the...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 10, 2017

Permits required for temporary 'eclipse businesses'

WORLAND - If you are planning to take advantage of the fact that Wyoming is expecting more visitors in two weeks for the solar eclipse, the Wyoming Department of Revenue has a message for you: you...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 9, 2017

Deadline for flood applicants Thursday morning

WORLAND — Deadline for agencies or businesses to notify the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security that they will be seeking monetary assistance for damage related to snowmelt runoff flooding is 11 a.m. Thursday. The Federal Emergency Management...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 8, 2017

Eclipse meeting Wednesday night

WORLAND — Washakie County Emergency Management and Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring one final eclipse safety and preparedness meeting prior to the total solar eclipse Aug. 21. Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Schweighart...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 8, 2017

Barrasso talks Wyoming, Russia and health care

WORLAND - With the United States Senate in recess, one of Sen. John Barrasso's first stops was in Worland as he participated in the Washakie County Fair Parade Saturday morning. Barrasso, in an...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 5, 2017

School board approves server bid, hires bus drivers

WORLAND — In an abbreviated special meeting, the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees approved a bid for new network servers and approved three new bus drivers. Meeting at the Washakie County Fairgrounds during the fair Friday,...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 3, 2017

Big or small: Chancey Williams enjoys playing for fans

WORLAND - On the first day of a 12-day tour, Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band entertained a nice-sized crowd Tuesday night. Chancey Williams, one of the original members of the Younger...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 3, 2017

Smoky skies are from fires in Montana, Nevada

WORLAND – Bighorn National Forest firefighters are working on a small fire in the Tongue Ranger District. The lightning-caused Dry Fork Fire, located about eight miles north/northwest of Burgess Junction, was reported yesterday. The fire is...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 2, 2017

County Fair: It all leads up to the livestock sale

WORLAND - After all the market shows are complete at the county fairs, the hard work from area youth ends in the reward of selling their animals at the junior livestock sale. The junior livestock sale...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 1, 2017

Thermopolis twins sweep intermediate showmanship

THERMOPOLIS - The Adams twins have been in Hot Springs County 4-H for three years, working on swine projects the first two years and this year they added horses to their 4-H project list. On...

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 29, 2017

It's fair time

It is fair time in the Big Horn Basin. Park County is wrapping up its fair week and the rest of the Big Horn Basin is gearing up for a full week of fair fun with Washakie County, Big Horn County and Hot Springs County all scheduling their fairs this...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 27, 2017

Washakie County Fair headline act hails from Moorcroft

WORLAND — Chancey Williams and The Younger Brothers Band kicks off a week of music at the Washakie County Fair with a concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday night. Following their Top 10 debut on the iTunes Country Album chart, Wyoming native and...

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 22, 2017

Are we too dependent on internet?

Have we as a society become too dependent on the internet? You all know where I’m going with this right? At least those of you who lost internet connection for most of the day on Thursday do. There are more and more things that are internet-based...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 22, 2017

Worland schools preparing for solar eclipse

WORLAND — While Worland is not in the path of totality for the rare solar eclipse coming Aug. 21, Washakie County School District No. 1 administrators are preparing for partial viewing. Superintendent David Nicholas told the board Wednesday that...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 21, 2017

Large street project to begin Tuesday

WORLAND — The next big street project in Worland begins next Tuesday and includes 15,000 linear feet of city streets. Worland Public Works Superintendent Brian Burky said this year’s street project will in the southwest part of the city from Howe...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 20, 2017

Noise ordinance waivers granted by council

WORLAND — Two noise ordinance waiver requests were approved by the Worland City Council Tuesday night for August events. During the regular meeting, the council approved a request from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for a youth...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 18, 2017

Council to address update to residential building code

WORLAND — After tabling an ordinance to update the Worland residential building code in June, the council is set to take action on first reading at tonight’s regular meeting. At the June 7 meeting, the council tabled first reading after a brief...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 15, 2017

On death's door at birth, Stony the wild mustang turns 1

WORLAND —Just over 13 months ago, the efforts of a Bureau of Land Management employee, veterinary technicians and one family helped rescue a newborn mustang foal. Today, that foal is a healthy,...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 12, 2017

Video of sulfur fire goes viral

WORLAND - A video of a sulfur fire Friday night just north of Worland has gone viral with the video shot by Worland Fire Captain Brandon Yule seen more than 2.4 million times on the department's...


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