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 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...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 20, 2017

Local programs stress positive change for adolescents and athletes

WORLAND – “There is a lot of concern about our youth and drug uses and violence in our community right now,” noted Washakie County Victim and Witness Coordinator Bob Vines, who just wrapped up a three-city tour of a film highlighting positive...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 18, 2017

County, city to discuss flood mitigation today

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners will meet with Worland Mayor Jim Gill and Washakie County Homeland Security and Emergency Management director Jeff Schweighart on Tuesday to discuss the removal of a sediment bar from the Big Horn River, to...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 14, 2017

Ten Sleep transfer station opens May 1

TEN SLEEP – The days of going out to the town dump and shooting old television sets is coming to an end for Ten Sleep residents, as the facility will transition to a transfer station on May 1, effectively closing the ages-old landfill. Built by con...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 12, 2017

Solid Waste Board announces new manager and approves upgrades

WORLAND – The Washakie County Solid Waste Disposal District No. 1 board met Monday to announce a new manager, and review upgrades to the facility. Mike Siegfried, of Worland, replaces previous manager Gene Claime, who died in March. “So far,...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 11, 2017

Rapid Notify system in place to alert of county, state emergencies

WORLAND – Washakie County residents are being encouraged to sign up for the Rapid Notify system, a free mass notification system offered through the Washakie County Law Enforcement Center, in the event of a major disaster or weather event....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 7, 2017

Alzheimer's task force visits Worland for input

WORLAND – Members of the Wyoming and Montana Alzheimer’s task force visited Worland on Wednesday, visiting with 35 members of the community affected by the disease, and taking input on local needs to develop a state plan to support victims of...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 5, 2017

Army Corps recommends removal of sediment bar

WORLAND – Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers met with local officials and county commissioners Tuesday morning to review flood details, and recommend potential solutions to the ice jam problems that plagued Worland in February....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 1, 2017

Bigfoot spotted near Crazy Woman Canyon;

TEN SLEEP – Several state agencies were activated Friday morning, after numerous motorist reports of a large creature venturing across Highway 16 near Crazy Woman Canyon, in the Big Horn Mountains. At approximately 8:47 a.m., two vehicles and one...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 31, 2017

Wyoming Sugar growers granted loans

WORLAND – On Thursday, the Wyoming Business Council voted unanimously to grant Wyoming Sugar Cooperative growers approximately $5,675,650 in relief loans following a 2016 loss in revenue due to weather-related devastation. Citing intense fall...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 30, 2017

Army Corps to assess flood control with County Commission

WORLAND - Representative from the Army Corps of Engineers will meet with city and county leaders on Tuesday to assess February flood damage and evaluate a request to remove a sedimentary island from...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 28, 2017

Worland Firemen hold annual awards banquet

WORLAND – A tradition that began in 1927 by the Worland Volunteer Fire Department, the Worland Fire District held their annual awards banquet Saturday night at the Elks Lodge, honoring distinguished...

 
 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...

 

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