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 By Marcus Huff    News    August 17, 2017

WYDOT reviews future projects for Washakie County improvements

WORLAND – Engineers and representatives from the Wyoming Department of Transportation District 5 office held an information session with the county commission and local leaders on Wednesday, to review the State Transportation Improvement Program fo...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    August 12, 2017

Nowoodstock keeps rockin' the Big Horns

TEN SLEEP – What began as an acoustic jam session for Wyoming musicians in 1999 has grown into an annual event that continues this weekend in Ten Sleep, home of the Nowoodstock music festival. Back...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    August 11, 2017

The last ride of the Jalan Crossland Band

TEN SLEEP - There is no record store in Ten Sleep. Growing up in the small, isolated burg at the foot of the Big Horns, Jalan Crossland was forced to find inspiration and influence the old-fashioned...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    August 9, 2017

Wilderness Study Group ventures into the badlands

WORLAND — Washakie County’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) study group wrapped up onsite tours of local Wilderness Study Areas on Monday, with a trip to the Honeycombs. Previously, the group toured Bobcat Draw as part of an ongoing...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    August 8, 2017

President Trump approves major disaster declaration for Wyoming

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Monday that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Wyoming to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    August 4, 2017

Ten Sleep moves into fiscal year with slim budget

TEN SLEEP – In a sit down interview with the Northern Wyoming Daily News on Wednesday, Ten Sleep Mayor Jack Haggerty discussed the town’s annual budget for 2017-2018, passed by the town council in July. “The amazing thing, is that if we were to...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    August 3, 2017

Ten Sleep prepares for Nowoodstock, eclipse crowds

TEN SLEEP — The Ten Sleep Town Council met on Tuesday to finalize a set of liquor law changes, an agreement to host the annual Nowoodstock music festival, and begin payment for an ongoing sewer repair project. Ten Sleep held the last reading of...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    August 2, 2017

County considers burn ban during eclipse event

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission heard from Washakie County Fire Warden Chris Kocher on Tuesday, to consider a proposal to issue a burn restriction from August 18 until August 23, to coincide with an influx of state visitors to view the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    August 1, 2017

Fire & Livestock: Local leaders discuss options

TEN SLEEP – Leaders from several agencies held an open house and educational session in Ten Sleep on Friday to discuss what to do with livestock in the event of fast moving wild fires on private and public land. Led by Karen Fenton of the Washakie...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    July 28, 2017

Worland man gets prison sentence for shooting

WORLAND – A Worland man was sentenced to 6-12 years in the Wyoming State Prison system on Wednesday for his involvement in a shooting during a failed robbery attempt in September 2016. In March, Angel L. Ramos, 18, of Worland, previously of Las...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    July 27, 2017

Big Horn County Fair featuring pie and fun for 2017

BASIN – The Big Horn County Fair in Basin officially kicks off Monday morning with horse judging but the dog show is tomorrow at 9 a.m. The fun starts Wednesday with a variety of free events for kids of all ages and culminates with a rodeo and...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    July 25, 2017

Area fires keep multi-agency crews busy

WORLAND – Two wildland fires kept firefighters from Worland, Ten Sleep, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service busy this weekend, in both the Worland and Ten Sleep areas On Saturday afternoon about 3:15 p.m., the Worland Fire...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    July 21, 2017

Worland's expanding crack problem

WORLAND – "This is something we need to address before it gets worse," said Washakie County Commission Chairman Terry Wolf. "Some kid could get hurt out there, in the dark, and then we would have a...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    July 20, 2017

Red Cross holds volunteer drive for local disasters

WORLAND – Red Cross Disaster Program Director Cindi Shank of Gillette held a volunteer open house on Tuesday, hosted by Washakie County Emergency Management. The goal was to add to the ranks of Red Cross volunteers locally, and across the state...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    July 19, 2017

Fair Board discusses future changes and concerns

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met Monday evening, in their continuing effort to finalize plans for the 2017 Washakie County Fair, July 21 through Aug. 5 at the Washakie County Fairgrounds in Worland. In advance of the tractor pull event...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    July 18, 2017

County Commission to review emergency, fire directives today

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission will meet today starting at 9 a.m. to review and tentatively vote to approve the revised Washakie County Emergency Operations Plan (WC-EOP), and will hear new burn restrictions put into place by the Bureau...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    July 15, 2017

Nowoodstock seeking donations

TEN SLEEP – The annual Nowoodstock music festival, held each August and celebrating 17 years this summer, has faced a financial setback due to cuts in Wyoming arts grants, and organizers are formally asking for donations to keep the music flowing...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    July 14, 2017

County Emergency Operations Plan ready for approval

WORLAND — Washakie County Emergency Coordinator Jeff Schweighart hosted an open house at the offices of Washakie County Emergency Management on Thursday, for key personnel to review the final draft of the revised Washakie County Operations Plan...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    July 11, 2017

Bad days in the Badlands: Three fires burn area

Most recent fire affects almost 800 acres WORLAND – A mid-morning Saturday fire, christened the “Chain Fire,” burned approximately 778 acres of Bureau of Land Management land along U.S. Highway 16 east of Worland, before being 100 percent conta...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    July 7, 2017

Industrial hemp on the horizon in Wyoming

CHEYENNE – House Bill 230, introduced in the Wyoming State Legislature in January and passed into law without Governor Matt Mead’s signature earlier this year, could offer Wyoming the chance to grow industrial hemp for research purposes, joining...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    July 6, 2017

Holiday weekend increases fire danger for district

WORLAND – Since June 18, the Worland Volunteer Fire Department has answered 33 fire calls in the city and county, with 10 since July 1. During the supervision of a controlled fireworks area in Worland, the department put out 20-30 small fires,...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    June 27, 2017

Veterans take historic flight over Thermopolis

THERMOPOLIS – Five veterans from the Wyoming Pioneer Home in Thermopolis took a flight in a 1940s Boeing Stearman on Saturday, courtesy of the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation, a non-profit...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    June 27, 2017

Officer-involved shooting sends attacker to hospital

WORLAND — A Worland man was shot and injured during an altercation with Washakie County law enforcement officers late Sunday evening in Worland, at approximately 11:03 p.m., at a residence on Obie Sue Avenue. According to a preliminary...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    June 21, 2017

County Commission reviews budget proposals and weighs requests

WORLAND — Washakie County Commissioners met Tuesday to review budget requests for 2017-2018 from all county agencies, and will meet again today to consider new liquor regulations, and further review of the budget. With a final 2016-2017 budget of...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    June 15, 2017

Animal emergency plan already in place

WORLAND – According to Washakie County Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Schweighart, the county has an animal emergency response plan already in place, even though there is a state effort to enhance readiness through the Western Area Livestock...

 

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