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 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...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    June 8, 2017

Ten Sleep sewer project to begin next week

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep Town Council voted final approval of the town’s 2017-18 budget at the June council meeting on Tuesday, and announced that the long-awaited sewer project will begin next week, with no disruption of services expected. The...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    June 7, 2017

Commissioners hear from state on ENDOW program

WORLAND – County, city and state officials met with the Washakie county commission on Tuesday, to get clarification for inclusion in the states’ ENDOW assessment program, facilitated by the state business council. In attendance were...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    June 6, 2017

Preparing for ag disasters

WORLAND – Agriculture and emergency response personnel gathered together Friday and Saturday to get a better understanding of disaster scenarios that could strike the area, including multiple fires, contamination, railway derailments of chemicals,...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    June 3, 2017

Lost in America

WASHAKIE COUNTY, Wyoming – On June 1, Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness adjusted his utility belt and scanned the developing storm clouds to the south, as 20 volunteers and deputies donned...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    June 1, 2017

The disappearance of Patrick Combs

WORLAND – "If you find me alone leave me alone, if you find me dead call ... [telephone number ]" It's unclear why Patrick Michael Combs of Inkom, Idaho, would have such a cryptic message tattooed...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 31, 2017

Colorado felon faces extradition after evading police

WORLAND – A Colorado felon wanted on multiple drug charges escaped from local law enforcement officials on May 22, was caught in Hot Springs County and is awaiting extradition to Colorado. On the evening of May 22, at approximately 9:05 p.m.,...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 30, 2017

Memorial Day service remembers the fallen and their families

WORLAND – It was in the trenches of France, on October 8, 1918, when 23-year-old Washakie County soldier Floyd Minch fell on the battlefield at Verdun during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 27, 2017

Memorial Day observances for Worland, Ten Sleep Monday

WORLAND – American Legion Post 44 in Worland will be commemorating Memorial Day with observances at the Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Ten Sleep Cemetery Monday, with a brunch at the Americ...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 26, 2017

Worland students take top spots at SkillsUSA Competition

WORLAND – Three Worland High School students, specializing in auto mechanics, swept the first, second and third places in their division at the State SkillsUSA Competition in April, with one student garnering a spot at the national competition in...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 25, 2017

Students explore the historic ground of the Spring Creek Raid

TEN SLEEP - On the night of April 2, 1909, seven Ten Sleep area ranchers bushwhacked a sheep camp near Spring Creek, south of the town of Ten Sleep, killing three men and an untold number of sheep....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 24, 2017

Fugitive at-large in Washakie County

WORLAND – A Colorado felon wanted on multiple drug charges escaped from local law enforcement officials Monday night, swimming across a canal near Highway 433/West River Road, and evading police...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 23, 2017

Weekend storms bring little rise to area rivers

WORLAND – The Big Horn Basin received a steady amount of precipitation over the weekend, resulting in up to an inch of rain in the high lands, to .73 in Worland. According to the National Weather Service Hydrologic Service in Riverton, area rivers...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 17, 2017

Commission reviews fair facilities

WORLAND — Washakie County Commissioners made an afternoon trip to the Washakie County Fairgrounds on Tuesday to review the facilities ahead of the 2017 county fair, and meet with 4-H council members to discuss physical aspects of the fair and...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 12, 2017

Two minutes of darkness: Ten Sleep plans for eclipse

TEN SLEEP – Just how does a northern Wyoming town of 260 prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime event, which could potentially draw thousands of visitors to the area? Will there be enough ice? Should the city supply restrooms and emergency medical care?...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 11, 2017

Special Olympics "Flame of Hope" runs through Worland

WORLAND – On the way to the Special Olympic Wyoming Summer Games in Laramie on May 18, the “Flame of Hope” will pass through Worland on Saturday. Part of the Wyoming Law Enforcement Torch Run, Washakie County law enforcement will participate...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 6, 2017

Big Marijuana is here: Lecture focuses on the effects of legal marijuana

WORLAND – “The traditional pot theory is antiquated,” said Ben Cort during a presentation on the effects of marijuana legalization in Worland on Friday. “If we apply the construct that marijuana is just the same old plant we’ve identified...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 5, 2017

Ten Sleep Council amends sewer rate ordinance

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep Town Council voted Wednesday to amend the town’s current sewer ordinance, ahead of a scheduled upgrade to the municipal sewer system. In 2016, the town voted to raise sewer rates an additional $2 per user, to qualify...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 4, 2017

Answering 'Life R U Ready?'

WORLAND – Eighth-grade students from Worland Middle School and Ten Sleep School converged on the campus of the Worland Community Center on Wednesday to participate in the Life R U Ready program, to...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 3, 2017

Washakie County deemed Storm Ready by NWS

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners convened Tuesday to receive a county Storm Ready certification from the National Weather Service, and to hear local concerns regarding the temporary closure of Lane 17. Tim Troutman, with NWS Riverton,...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 28, 2017

Multiple road closures isolate Washakie County

By Marcus Huff Staff Writer WORLAND — Washakie County Emergency Management Director Jeff Schweighart reports multiple road closures in the Big Horn Basin, and advises against trying to travel back roads to avoid closures on Highway 16 and the Wind...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 25, 2017

Breaking the mold for modern museums

THERMOPOLIS – With the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Wyoming Dinosaur Center on Saturday, the museum dedicated to a history long lost, is beginning the journey to become a facility unlike...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 22, 2017

Definition of edible marijuana debated

THERMOPOLIS – With the legalization of marijuana and marijuana-based products in neighboring Colorado, Wyoming has seen an influx of non-plant contraband, including edibles and oils, often found in candies, sodas and baked goods. While the state cu...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 21, 2017

Judiciary Committee examines parole and probation

THERMOPOLIS – The Joint House and Senate Judiciary Committee began two days of hearings in Thermopolis on Thursday, giving a variety of legal entities including county prosecutors and law enforcement officials a chance to brief lawmakers on the...

 

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