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 By Marcus Huff    News    April 17, 2018

Outdoor recreation group meets to discuss priorities

WORLAND – Representatives from the Wyoming State Parks Outdoor Recreation Office hosted a meeting in Worland on Saturday, bringing community leaders and state agency professionals together to evaluate outdoor recreation opportunities in the Big...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 14, 2018

Library meeting to be held in Ten Sleep

TEN SLEEP – The Washakie County Commission will hold a special public hearing on Tuesday to address changes at the Ten Sleep Public Library, following a major renovation and addition. The meeting will be held at the Ten Sleep Public Library at 6 p....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 13, 2018

A Washakie County invasion

WORLAND – A new species of bug has arrived in Washakie County, and has multiplied to the point that state entomologists and pest control specialists have taken notice. Originating in Asia, where they feed on the elm family of trees, the elm seed...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 11, 2018

Outdoor recreation topic of Saturday meeting

WORLAND – Representatives from the Wyoming State Parks Outdoor Recreation Office will be in Worland on Saturday, to host residents and community leaders for a meeting devoted to expanding outdoor recreation opportunities in the Big Horn Basin....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 4, 2018

One-cent tax survey results reviewed

WORLAND - The Washakie County Commission hosted a review of the results of a recent tax survey on Tuesday, to help determine the best use for the general purpose one-cent sales tax for 10 county...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 31, 2018

County commission to host review of tax survey results

WORLAND- The Washakie County Commission will host the last of a set of special tax meetings on Tuesday, to review the results of a recent voter tax survey, to determine the best use for a general one-cent sales tax. The meeting will be held in the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 29, 2018

Hot Springs County hospital expansion progressing

THERMOPOLIS – The Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors held a public listening session on Tuesday in Thermopolis, to inform the public on the process and progress toward the expan...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 27, 2018

Child endangerment charges for three in meth delivery

WORLAND – Three Worland residents are being held on $30,000 bond after a drug bust last week resulted in several felony charges of child endangerment and possession or delivery of methamphetamine. Mirra Garcia, Azia Martinez and Clayton L....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 23, 2018

Group warns against losing Powder River District Ranger

BUFFALO – According to a report by The Council for the Big Horn Range (CBHR), and recently submitted to Washakie County Commission Chairman Terry Wolf, the CBHR discovered in late February that the position of Powder River District Ranger for the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 22, 2018

Worland man receives deferred prosecution for criminal stalking

WORLAND – Wyoming Fifth Judicial District Court Judge Robert E. Skar sentenced a Worland man to five years supervised probation on Wednesday, ending a nearly year-long ordeal related to a stalking case first filed in March 2017. Joshua Vidlock,...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 17, 2018

Board approves 20 hours of music for 2018 Fair

WORLAND – During a special meeting on Thursday, the Washakie County Fair Board, after hearing from a Montana-based music promoter, unanimously approved a proposal to pay $10,400 for four nights of music, totaling 20 hours, during the 2018 county...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 16, 2018

Worland man facing two counts for punching officer

WORLAND – A Worland man had an initial hearing in Fifth Judicial District Circuit Court on Thursday, facing charges stemming from an altercation on Tuesday that resulted in Worland Chief of Police Gabe Elliott being punched and dragged to the groun...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 15, 2018

Game regulation would allow grizzly hunts

CHEYENNE – A draft regulation requested by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission could result in up to two dozen grizzly bears being killed this fall, if the resolution gains approval after a brief public listening tour. The commission directed the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 14, 2018

Four nights of music at the Fair?

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met Tuesday, and after hearing from a Montana-based music promoter, decided to hold a special meeting on Thursday to determine if the fair can pay an estimated $9,000 for four nights of music during the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 13, 2018

Governor signs act to expand Medicine Lodge State Park

HYATTVILLE – A bill signed into law on Friday by Governor Matt Mead effectively increases the size of the Medicine Lodge Archeological Site, north of Hyattville, currently part of the state parks system. “Ultimately, the bill will increase visita...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 9, 2018

Cowboy Carnegies featured in Thermopolis Saturday

THERMOPOLIS – The Alliance for Historic Wyoming (AHW), along with the Hot Springs County Museum will be celebrating historic Carnegie libraries around Wyoming with a traveling exhibit and tour this Saturday. Built in 1917, the Carnegie Library in...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 8, 2018

Local leaders to apply for Opportunity Zone inclusion

WORLAND – Representatives from the City of Worland, Town of Ten Sleep and Washakie County will meet with the Washakie Development Association today to discuss a new federal program to allow reinvestment in rural communities, under federal...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 7, 2018

County Commission, entities finalize sales tax survey

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners met Tuesday, to facilitate an optional sales tax meeting. On Jan. 16, the commission originally facilitated a meeting with members currently covered under Joint Resolution 315, which splits one-cent sales...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 3, 2018

WPLI works on survey for WSA areas

WORLAND – Washakie County’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) Advisory Committee met Wednesday at the Washakie County Fairgrounds to continue the consensus process to determine best-use for county wilderness study areas (WSA). The goal of...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 27, 2018

Amended state statute addresses National Historic Preservation Act

CHEYENNE – Under an amendment to Title 9-14-102 of the Wyoming State Statutes, the State Senate is advancing an act that effectively labels the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) as a threat to private property owners in the state, by a...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 22, 2018

Judge denies Motion for Partial Summary Judgement in TCT case

WORLAND - Ninth District Court Judge Norman E. Young has denied a motion for Partial Summary Judgement filed on behalf of the plaintiff, in the case Campbell versus Tri-County Telephone Association. The lawsuit, filed in December 2016 by a former...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 22, 2018

'Next Decade' voting meeting tonight in Worland

WORLAND – Washakie County voters and interested public are invited to attend “Voting in Wyoming in the Next Decade,” a voter-information meeting being held tonight at the County Commission Chambers of the Washakie County Courthouse, hosted by...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 20, 2018

Future of Pioneer Home, WRC in question

CHEYENNE – State File 112, sponsored by the Wyoming Joint Appropriations Committee and moving forward through the Legislature, would effectively put two elderly care facilities, the Wyoming Pioneer Home in Thermopolis, and the Wyoming Retirement...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 16, 2018

WESTI Ag Days highlights include crop disease, leasing and drought preparation

WORAND – Local agriculture producers and educators met Wednesday and Thursday for workshops on a variety of topics at the annual WESTI (Wyoming Extension’s Strategically and Technologically Informative) Ag days at the Worland Community Center...

 

Worland Middle School presents World War II musical

WORLAND – “Kilroy Was Here.” It was a staple that began in the lead-up to World War II, and soon became famous across Europe as an indication that American GIs had been in the area. A simple cartoon character, drawn on walls and battlegrounds...

 

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