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 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...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 14, 2018

Fair board weighs entertainment options

WORLAND – “I guess if it comes down to having Ned Ledoux or having a fair, we’re going to have a fair,” said Washakie County Fair Board President David Doyle on Monday night, after the fair board reviewed a bid from the artist to headline...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 13, 2018

Game and Fish trout reintroduction meetings create public comment

WORLAND – Designated the state fish in 1987, the Yellowstone cutthroat trout, a native to Wyoming before settlement and once abundant, is scheduled to be reintroduced to the Absaroka, Beartooth and Big Horn Mountains, but ahead of the measure,...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 10, 2018

CodeRed alert system goes live for Washakie County

WORLAND — Washakie County Emergency Management Director Jeff Schweighart announced Friday that Washakie County residents now have the opportunity to trial test a new advance warning system for the county, to work alongside the current Rapid Notify...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 10, 2018

2018 legislative budget session starts Monday

CHEYENNE — With the state still suffering from a budget deficit due to a loss in mineral wealth, legislators will begin their budget session on Monday, with over 400 bills to consider, and budget hearings that hopefully satisfy the Office of the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 9, 2018

10th annual Ice Fishing Derby this weekend

MEETEETSE- The Meeteetse Visitor’s Center, in conjunction with the Park County Travel Council, will host the 10th annual Meeteetse Ice Fishing Derby this Saturday and Sunday at Sunshine Reservoir. Fishing will begin promptly at 8 a.m. and finish...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 8, 2018

10 entities seek one-cent funding

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission facilitated a meeting on Tuesday with members currently covered under Joint Resolution 315, which splits one-cent sales tax funds, along with parties...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 7, 2018

Ambulance service seeks director, rejects sales tax revenue

WORLAND – Members of the Washakie County Ambulance Service Committee met with Washakie County Commissioners on Tuesday to present recommendations to hire a full-time director, and to not transfer county emergency medical services to a private third...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 3, 2018

Commissioners host legislative review in Worland

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners, along with Wyoming County Commissioners Association Executive Director Peter Obermueller, hosted a listening session with legislators in Worland on Thursday, to review issues of importance to the state, and...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 2, 2018

Charges dropped against Ten Sleep canyon shooter

WORLAND – Attempted second degree murder charges have been dropped in the case of a 2013 shooting in Ten Sleep Canyon, previously admitted to by former Worland resident Jesus Y. Deniz, currently serving a life sentence in Montana for a 2015 double...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 1, 2018

TCT lawsuit continues in Cody court

CODY — District Court Judge Norman E. Young, from the Ninth Judicial District, heard continued arguments in the case Campbell versus Tri-County Telephone Association in Cody on Monday, primarily concerned with a motion for Partial Summary...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 31, 2018

Jack's Box brings charity to Worland

WORLAND – It all started with a trip to Salt Lake City. Accompanying his mother to Utah for a doctor's visit, Jack Pharaoh of Greybull saw his first homeless people on the streets when he was 9....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 27, 2018

Bringing back the cutthroat

WORLAND – Designated the state fish in 1987, the Yellowstone cutthroat trout, a native to Wyoming before settlement and once abundant, is scheduled to be reintroduced to the Absaroka, Beartooth and...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 25, 2018

Influenza numbers continue to rise across Wyoming

WORLAND – According to the Wyoming Department of Health, influenza continues to be widespread across the state, going into the third week of January with 1,452 cases reported this season. “Most people, when they fall ill, don’t go to the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 19, 2018

CodeRed alert system to start on trial basis

WORLAND – On Tuesday, Washakie County Emergency Management Director Jeff Schweighart briefed the Washakie County Commission on the opportunity to trial test a new advance warning system for the county, to work alongside the current Rapid Notify...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 18, 2018

Preparing for Nov. 6 vote to continue sales tax

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission facilitated a meeting on Tuesday with members currently covered under Joint Resolution 315, which splits one-cent sales tax funds, along with new parties interested in becoming sales tax recipients, in...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 17, 2018

Commission talks finances and fishes

WORLAND – Washakie County commissioners met Tuesday for a full schedule of department reports, ahead of a special tax meeting in the evening. Of noted importance was a budget correction by Banner Health for the construction of the new Washakie...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 16, 2018

State Treasurer takes Capital tour of state

WORLAND – State Treasurer Mark Gordon (R-Kaycee) spent Friday on a Capital Tour of northern Wyoming, speaking with banking officials about changes to the state investment services, and used his...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 13, 2018

County Commission to discuss river flooding, sales tax

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners will meet on Tuesday, to hear county agency reports and get an update from Washakie County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Jeff Schweighart on preparations for future ice jam flooding...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 12, 2018

Miller announces bid for Congress

WORLAND – "I've been a Republican my entire life, and traditional Republicans, especially Wyoming Republicans, are where it's about right. It's all right there, the things you should believe in and...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 11, 2018

WPLI reviews, rejects conservation proposal

WORLAND - Washakie County's Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) working group met on Tuesday, and in a departure from the already established consensus format, reviewed a conservation-based...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 10, 2018

Ten Sleep Wastewater ordinance amended to accommodate new business

TEN SLEEP – On Monday, the Town of Ten Sleep introduced a new wastewater ordinance at the council’s monthly meeting, in an effort to accommodate for industrial business within town limits, specifically the Ten Sleep Brewing Company. Established...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 9, 2018

Ten Sleep Council discusses wastewater

TEN SLEEP – The Town of Ten Sleep held a work session ahead of their regular monthly meeting on Monday, to discuss a draft letter in an effort to accommodate industrial business within town limits, specifically the Ten Sleep Brewing Company....

 

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