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 By Marcus Huff    News    October 24, 2017

Investigator, victim testify

WORLAND - A jury was seated Monday in the case of State of Wyoming versus Joshua D. Vidlock, of Worland, for one count of felony stalking, by breaking the bonds of an Order of Protection. The Honorable District Court Judge Robert E. Skar is...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    October 21, 2017

Accused flakka conspirator in Wyoming custody

With information provided by the Office of the County Attorney for Washakie County. WORLAND – A Utah man accused of conspiring to have over 500 grams of Alpha-PVP, or “flakka,” delivered to a Worland residence with the intent to distribute was...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    October 19, 2017

Worland names Gentzler to Aquatic Board

WORLAND – During the regular meeting of the Worland City Council on Tuesday, Ward 1 Councilman Keith Gentzler was named to represent the city on the Worland Aquatic Center Joint Powers Board, after...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    October 18, 2017

Bomb threat forces Middle School evacuation

WORLAND – A written bomb threat forced the Worland Middle School to evacuate on Tuesday, sending students to a temporary shelter for most of the day. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Worland Middle School parents received the following text...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    October 14, 2017

Hunter Fest kicks off season in Ten Sleep today

TEN SLEEP – The 23rd annual Hunter Fest welcomes hunters and outdoorsmen to Ten Sleep today, serving up food, entertainment and prizes from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. downtown. Sponsored by the Town of Ten Sleep and the Worland Ten Sleep Chamber of...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    October 13, 2017

Inside Mandalay Bay: A guest's perspective of Las Vegas mass shooting

LAS VEGAS – When Jennifer Tobin, an internet technologies architect from Phoenix, Arizona, checked into the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Oct. 1, she wasn’t expecting anything more than the usual week of gambling and attending a...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    October 12, 2017

EcoFlight brings students to study wilderness areas

WORLAND – Eight college students from Wyoming and Colorado met with members of Washakie County’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) working group on Wednesday, thanks to a program from EcoFlight of Aspen, Colorado. The WPLI is currently...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    October 11, 2017

Murray weighs in on sugar tax, governor's seat

WORLAND - In the Big Horn Basin on an economic development tour, Secretary of State Ed Murray sat down with the Northern Wyoming Daily News to discuss a variety of subjects on Tuesday including...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 30, 2017

Council for the Bighorn Range holding workshops next week

WORLAND - The Council for the Bighorn Range is holding four workshops next week to provide information on the evolving public lands transfer and management efforts from Wyoming to Washington. Many ongoing initiatives, both through legislation and...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 29, 2017

Ten Sleep Library expansion moves forward

TEN SLEEP – The long-anticipated expansion of the Ten Sleep Library will take a step forward on Oct. 17, when county commissioners will open bids for the 20-foot by 80-foot addition, which is expected to include meeting space, an after-school area,...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 28, 2017

State Fair hears public feedback on budget changes

BASIN – Wyoming State Fair Director James Goodrich met with around two dozen interested fair goers and members of the local agriculture community in Basin on Tuesday, to hear ideas concerning the an...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 26, 2017

Sediment removal ahead of schedule

WORLAND - Reports from the City of Worland and Washakie County indicate that the removal of a sediment bar in the Big Horn River is going well, and an estimated 5,000 cubic yards of material have been...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 22, 2017

Curtain Call

TEN SLEEP – "Well, like they say, all good things must pass," drawled Jalan Crossland, from his home in Ten Sleep on Thursday. By this time tomorrow, his band, a beloved staple on the Wyoming music...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 21, 2017

Retrial for Worland shooting incident pushed back to 2018

WORLAND – A former Worland man who won a Wyoming State Supreme Court decision earlier this year, and was granted a retrial for a 2015 shooting incident that resulted in the death of a family member, has waived his right to a speedy trial and will...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 20, 2017

Commission hears final hospital update

WORLAND — Banner Health project manager Brad McCaslin gave his final quarterly update to the Washakie County Commission on Tuesday, and announced a grand opening date for the Washakie Medical Center. Washakie Medical Center broke ground on the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 19, 2017

Commission to review health care, tax appeal

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission will meet today, starting at 9 a.m., to review county department reports and hear from the county attorney regarding bridge sharing with the state. The commission will hear from County Attorney John Worrall...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 16, 2017

Thermopolis Oktobrewfest: beer, history and music

THERMOPOLIS – Downtown Thermopolis will play host to Oktobrewfest today, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., with activities for the whole family, including historic building tours and live music. A farmers market will feature fresh local produce and craft...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 15, 2017

Emergency landing prompts local response

WORLAND – The Washakie County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of an emergency aircraft landing on Tuesday, located in the Enduro oil fields east of Worland. A Cessna C 182, registered to Meridian Flying Services of Sidney, Mont., was...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 14, 2017

Officer-involved shooting results in attempted murder charges for suspect

WORLAND – One charge of attempted second-degree murder and one charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon have been filed in Fifth Judicial District Circuit Court in the case of the State of Wyoming versus Joel Jaime Moreno, from an...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 13, 2017

Commission awards contract for sediment removal

WORLAND - On Tuesday, the Washakie County Commission awarded a $109,255 contract to McClellan and Macqueen Inc., of Worland, for the removal of a sediment sandbar in the Big Horn River, adjacent to...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 12, 2017

Commission to open bids for sediment removal

WORLAND — In advance of a county project to remove a sediment bar from the Big Horn River, the Washakie County Commission will open bids today at 10 a.m., before awarding the project. The estimated 1.3 acres of sand and sediment in question has bee...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 9, 2017

The weight of a thank you

WORLAND – "If you want to receive, first you have to give," noted author and speaker V.J. Smith on Friday, during a speech to Worland High School students in the Worland Middle School auditorium....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 8, 2017

Phase 2 of sewer project begins in Ten Sleep

TEN SLEEP – On Wednesday, during the September Town Council meeting, it was announced that the town’s sewer improvement and upgrade project is moving into the second phase, with major replacement...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 7, 2017

County urges Reclamation to decrease river flow

WORLAND - In advance of a county project to remove a sediment bar from the Big Horn River, in an effort to reduce future flooding, the Washakie county Commission contacted the Wyoming Bureau of...

 

Worland's Taco Barn brings Laredo to Wyoming

WORLAND – Virginia Garcia had always wanted to make and serve authentic Mexican food from her region of Laredo, when she finally realized her dream last year by opening a taco truck on Big Horn...

 

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