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 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... Full story

 
 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...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 26, 2017

Industrial hemp bill introduced in state house

CHEYENNE – House Bill 230, introduced in the Wyoming State Legislature on Tuesday, would offer Wyoming the chance to grow industrial hemp for research purposes, joining 20 others states in the development of what was once a standard American crop....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 21, 2017

Guardian Flight surpasses a year of service

WORLAND – After their first year of service to Washakie County residents, Guardian Flight Inc., an Alaskan air ambulance company, has successfully transported 186 patients, after an initial agreement was reached with the county for services on...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 20, 2017

Honor and Remember flag debated on House floor, advances to Senate

CHEYENNE – House Bill 20, establishing the authorized display of the Honor and Remember flag on state and municipal flag poles, beneath the United States flag, passed the House of Representatives on third reading on Tuesday, by a vote of 46 for,...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 18, 2017

Auditor suggests cross-training program

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners met on Tuesday, to hear county agency reports and to be briefed on a county audit conducted by the accounting firm of Carver, Florek, and James of Rock Springs. Myriah McCullogh, a certified public...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 17, 2017

Senate bill aims to draw more filmmakers to Wyoming

CHEYENNE – A Wyoming Senate file introduced Jan. 11, hopes to bring more film revenue to the state, by changing existing film commission rules and offering an enhanced rebate to filmmakers choosing to make television shows and movies in the state....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 7, 2017

Range council hosting public lands information session Monday

WORLAND – The Council for the Big Horn Range (CBHR) is providing a free workshop Monday evening to discuss a proposed Wyoming Constitutional amendment on the transfer of management of public lands in Wyoming. The workshop will begin at 6 p.m. at...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 5, 2017

Greear gears up for 2017 legislative session

CHEYENNE – With the 2017 Wyoming Legislative Session starting Jan. 10, area representatives are preparing to return to the Capitol to attend to the budget restraints currently gripping the state. For Representative Mike Greear (R-Worland, District...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 4, 2017

County Commission offers support to Lighthouse

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners met with state legislators Tuesday to look at alternative funding for the expansion of Cloud Peak Counseling’s Lighthouse center, the only current social detoxification facility in Northern Wyoming....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 31, 2016

Ten Sleep Council to meet Tuesday

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep Town Council will hold its first meeting of 2017 on Tuesday at 7 p.m. for the purpose of receiving town reports and approving monthly bills. Also on the agenda, the council will give an update on a loan received from the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 28, 2016

Shoshone National Forest seeking input on bike trails

CODY – The Shoshone National Forest is inviting public comment on a proposal to add 35 miles to the existing mountain bike trail system, through a combination of building new trails, and adding to existing non-system trails, old roads and...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 22, 2016

Passing of Don Decker leaves void on council, community

TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep Councilman and longtime resident Don Decker passed away Monday, Dec. 19, in Billings, Mont., after a long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 67. “I’m going to miss...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 10, 2016

Names released in Big Horn County airplane crash

WORLAND – Following the mid-week crash of a two-person airplane in northern Wyoming, Big Horn County Coroner Del Atwood Jr., has identified the deceased pilot as Grant Ewing Belden, 34, of Thermopolis. Belden was a private pilot and biological...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 8, 2016

Conservation district discuss budget with legislators

WORLAND – The Washakie County and Hot Springs Conservation Districts hosted a lunch for State Senator Wyatt Agar (R-Thermopolis, District 20) and Representative Mike Greear (R-Worland, District 27) along with Washakie County Commissioners Aaron...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 7, 2016

County holds Public Lands Initiative introductory meeting

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners held a special work session Tuesday to introduce the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative, and formally announce applications for interested parties to form a special committee to help the county develop...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 6, 2016

Commissioners to take comments on Public Lands Initiative today

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners will hold special work session and hear public comments on Tuesday, related to the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative, and the affect to Washakie County. The Wyoming County Commissioners Association (WCCA) launc...

 

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