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 By Marcus Huff    News    March 24, 2017

South Big Horn Hospital under investigation by DEA

BASIN – South Big Horn Hospital District Board of Trustees Chairman Todd Denny revealed Wednesday evening that the district is currently under investigation by both the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Drug Enforcement...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 23, 2017

Worland man pleads guilty to drug-related shooting

WORLAND – Two men involved in a 2016 drug-related shooting, both suspect and victim, pled guilty to separate charges in Fifth Judicial District Court in Worland Wednesday, with the Honorable Judge Robert E. Skar presiding. Angel L. Ramos of Worland...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 22, 2017

Commission considers cost of flooding, removal of chamber building

WORLAND – Washakie County commissioners heard from a variety of county departments on Tuesday, including a request from Worland Fire Protection District Chief Chris Kocher, requesting reimbursement for flood control efforts during the month of...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 21, 2017

Greear disappointed in governor's veto of Wyoming Repeal Gun Free Zones Act

CHEYENNE – On Wednesday, Governor Matt Mead vetoed House Enrolled Act 107 (HEA107), originally House Bill 137, which would have allowed the concealed carry of firearms to governmental meetings (the bill would not have altered already legal open...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 16, 2017

Thermopolis examines re-use options for original airport

THERMOPOLIS – Following the November 2015 opening of a new airport facility in Thermopolis, Hot Springs County is conducting a public input period to find the best re-use of the former airport, holding the first of several meetings on Feb. 27,...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 15, 2017

Solid Waste Board reviews groundwater project costs and safety measures

WORLAND – The Washakie County Solid Waste Disposal District No. 1 board met Monday to discuss an ongoing project to retain contaminated groundwater, as requested by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to control runoff. During the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 9, 2017

Ten Sleep Council appoints new member to fill vacancy

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep Town Council appointed Amy Truman of Ten Sleep to the council Tuesday, effectively filling the position left vacant by the death of Don Decker, in December. Truman, a...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 7, 2017

Greear helps steer final education budget through the Senate

WORLAND – “It’s been reported in the press that we spent 15 minutes meeting on the education bill, but I personally spent around three hours on Friday, working with Senate leadership to get the final negotiations through to the floor, before...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 3, 2017

Gov. signs resolution asking for wind and solar revenue

CHEYENNE – Governor Matt Mead signed a number of bills into law on Wednesday, including a joint resolution requesting 50 percent of royalties from the federal government on any revenue created in Wyoming by federal wind or solar powering producing...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 2, 2017

Commissioner addresses Congress on flooding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Wednesday, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), welcomed testimony from Washakie County Commission Chairman Terry Wolf at a committee oversight hearing on...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 28, 2017

Three charged after overdose death of Worland man

WORLAND – Three Worland men were arraigned Friday in circuit court in Worland after the Washakie County Attorney’s Office filed charges in relation to the overdose death of a Worland man in September 2016. Joseph Anthony Leyva, charged with...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 24, 2017

Winter storm travel advisory for Big Horn Basin

WORLAND – The National Weather Service in Riverton reported Thursday that a major winter storm is ongoing across much of central and southern Wyoming through Friday, with whiteout conditions expected at times in rural areas. Road and air travel...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 23, 2017

SLAY program gets first rural testing area in Washakie County

WORLAND – The Student Leaders and Athletic Youth (SLAY) program will get its first rural debut, when Washakie County schools become only the second in the nation to test the program. As announced...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 22, 2017

USDA proposes future flood relief program

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission heard from a representative from the United States Department of Agriculture on Tuesday, introducing the opportunity to sponsor a flood relief program that could benefit county projects in the future....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 21, 2017

Manderson prepares for flooding as ice approaches

MANDERSON – With the ice jam that plagued Worland, causing severe flooding, now moving down the Big Horn River toward Manderson, the town has taken precautions to avoid damages caused by potential flooding. “Right now, we’ve got ice jams about...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 17, 2017

Denied: immigration status for fiancée

WORLAND – For Roscoe Lee Snider, a Worland resident and former English teacher in China, the plan seemed simple: follow official procedures and bring his Chinese fiancée (an English translator) to the United States to be married and live under...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 15, 2017

WESTI Ag presenters focus on changing weather

WORLAND – Weather professionals from several state and government agencies presented a variety of information to attendees of WESTI Ag Days in Worland on Tuesday, including drought forecasts and snowpack levels for this year, to date. Hosted by...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 11, 2017

WESTI Ag Days returns to Worland

WORLAND – The Washakie County Extension Office is hosting WESTI (Wyoming Extension’s Strategically and Technologically Informative) Ag Days in Worland, starting on Tuesday morning and running through Wednesday evening at the Worland Community...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 10, 2017

Thermopolis robotics team to host Saturday scrimmage

THERMOPOLIS – The Hot Springs High School robotics team will host a four-school scrimmage this Saturday, pitting specialized robots against each other to win a chance to compete in the Wyoming...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 9, 2017

Ten Sleep tables liquor license for long-standing bar

TEN SLEEP – During the monthly meeting of the Ten Sleep Town Council, an annual liquor license renewal for the Big Horn Bar, a long-standing town business, was tabled pending more dialogue from the current owner, regarding the bar’s business...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 8, 2017

County commissioners concentrate on fire, water and wilderness

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners met Tuesday, to hear a variety of county concerns from reporting agencies including on fire and sewer. Randy Chenoweth, with Washakie Road and Bridge, along with Worland Fire Protection District Chief and Was...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 7, 2017

County Commission to honor Petersons, appoint wilderness study group

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners will meet today, to hear county agency reports and recognize the contributions of Worland residents Lowell and Punkie Peterson, the 30-year owners and operators of True Value Hardware. The couple closed the l...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 4, 2017

Roadless meeting scheduled to return to Worland

WORLAND – The Bighorn Forest Roadless Collaborative, a citizen-driven group established to make recommendations to Governor Matt Mead on roadless area management, will hold a meeting Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Washakie County Fairgrounds in Worland t...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 1, 2017

Haire appeal before State Supreme Court

WORLAND – Anthony Haire, a Worland man found guilty of manslaughter in December 2015 in the death of Jamye Don SoRelle, has filed an appeal with the Wyoming Supreme Court. Haire fatally shot SoRelle, 58, on the night of April 13, 2015, near their...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 31, 2017

Legislator introduces bill to protect Israeli interests in Wyoming

CHEYENNE – State Representative Nathan Winters (R-Thermopolis, HD28) introduced a bill Monday to prohibit the state from entering into contracts with companies who have, or intend to boycott the State of Israel, including the investment of state fu...

 

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