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 By Marcus Huff    News    December 6, 2017

Security for courthouse offices considered

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners heard a security request from the Office of the County Assessor on Tuesday, along with reviewing regular department business during their first December meeting at the county courthouse. As reported by...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 5, 2017

Ten Sleep to hold last 2017 council meeting Tuesday

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep Town Council will meet tonight, to conduct regular department business, and give a final status of a United States Department of Agriculture-funded sewer project that refurbished the town’s aging system. The project, ori...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 2, 2017

County to hear Development Association plans Tuesday

WORLAND –The Washakie County Commission will review regular business and hear about a proposed headquarters move for the Washakie Development Association at their regular meeting on Tuesday. According to LeAnn Baker with the WDA, the offices will...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 30, 2017

Cell phone laws gain strength in the Basin

Powell passes ordinance banning use while driving WORLAND – On Nov. 20, the City of Powell took a broad step to add to the state’s already established driving-while-texting law, by adding an ordinance forbidding cell phone use while driving in...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 29, 2017

Limited over-the counter access to overdose drug in Washakie County

WORLAND – Thanks to a bill passed by the Wyoming State Senate in March, pharmacists across the state are able to prescribe an opiate antagonist (Naloxone, known commonly as Narcan) to counteract...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 28, 2017

Legislative committee proposes state veterans nursing home

THERMOPOLIS — The state’s Joint Transportation, Highways, and Military Affairs Interim Committee reviewed a draft bill on Monday that would provide the state a permanent veterans care facility, and an outline for appropriations to pay for the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 25, 2017

Native artist and activist passes away

THERMOPOLIS –American Indian activist, artists, and aerospace engineer Rodney C. Skenandore was laid to rest in Montana earlier this month, after falling ill and dying in the Harz Mountains of...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 23, 2017

O'Reilly opens 17th Wyoming store in Worland

WORLAND – “As soon as the weather turns nicer, we’ll have a real grand opening with a car show and giveaways,” said O’Reilly Auto Parts Manager Mike Oliver. “Probably next year sometime.” With the opening of O’Reilly in Worland on...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 21, 2017

Big Horn Federal readies for new facility

WORLAND – Big Horn Federal Savings Bank in Worland, 1006 Big Horn Avenue, has moved into a temporary facility while the former bank building is in the first stages of being removed and replaced with a new, upgraded and larger building. “We’re h...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 18, 2017

County to hear fire, law enforcement issues Tuesday

WORLAND – Wildland fire mitigation will be a topic of discussion at the regular county commission on Tuesday, when Fire Warden Chris Kocher will present a Request for Proposal for the Firewise grant obtained by the county earlier this year. A...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 17, 2017

Ten Sleep Library addition gaining ground

TEN SLEEP –Ground has been broken on an expansion to the Ten Sleep Library. The 20x80 addition, which is to include meeting space, an after-school area, and expanded services for library patrons,...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 16, 2017

WPLI moves forward on land designations

WORLAND — Washakie County’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) working group met on Monday and hosted representatives from Hot Springs and Big Horn counties to work further on recommendations due to the state next year. The WPLI is currently...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 15, 2017

County Fair Board faces budget woes

WORLAND – With no clear profit or loss statement, and no electronic accounting record, the Washakie County Fair Board addressed budget concerns on Monday, during the November meeting for the planning group. With Chairman Jeff Lapp absent and...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 11, 2017

WPLI group to discuss Wild Horse Areas

WORLAND — Washakie County’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) working group will meet on Monday and host representatives from Hot Springs and Big Horn counties to work further on recommendations due to the state next year. The WPLI is...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 9, 2017

Brewery considers move into Ten Sleep town limits

TEN SLEEP – Established just outside of Ten Sleep in 2013, the Ten Sleep Brewing Company, looking toward rapid expansion, is considering a move inside the town limits of Ten Sleep, which would require a change to current wastewater considerations...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 8, 2017

County adds Firewise grant to budget

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners held a public budget hearing Tuesday to amend the annual budget to include a $259,000 Firewise grant, obtained by the county. A federal program to aid county fire wardens with wildland fire mitigation, the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 8, 2017

Former Basin Town Clerk arrested on embezzlement charges

BASIN – Former Basin Town Treasurer and Clerk Danielle Chapman was arrested Monday on two counts of taking unauthorized control or transfer of property that did not belong to her, and one count of violation of official duties, in the case of more...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 7, 2017

Local earthquake spans rumors, pranks

WORLAND – A 4.2 earthquake south of Ten Sleep and 39 miles east of Thermopolis on Friday at 5:11 p.m. almost immediately spawned rumors and speculation on social media, as residents reported feeling the quake and recorded the effects. “We had sev...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 4, 2017

County hearing to address Firewise grant

WORLAND – Wildland fire mitigation will be a topic of discussion at the regular county commission meeting on Tuesday, when a public hearing will be held to lay out the parameters of a 2017 Firewise grant, obtained by the county. A federal program t...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 3, 2017

Worland man faces multiple rape charges

WORLAND – Johnathan O. Helms, 35 of Worland, was arraigned in the Fifth Judicial District Court in Worland on Wednesday on two counts of sexual intrusion on a victim who is 15 years old, a crime which could bring up to 40 years total if convicted....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 2, 2017

Probation for teen lookout in Worland shooting

WORLAND – After a change of plea agreement on Wednesday, Fifth Judicial District Court Judge Robert Skar sentenced Trae Huerta, 18, of Worland, to five years supervised probation for the crime of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, while...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 1, 2017

Gospel singer brings music and humor to Worland

WORLAND – Award-winning gospel musician and songwriter Ron Hughes will visit Worland on Saturday, bringing his 40-year experience on the stage to present a show unique to the area. “Wyoming doesn’t have a big gospel thing” said Hughes, who...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    October 31, 2017

Cracking the 'Bones Case'

THERMOPOLIS – Newell Sessions’ buddy, Gabby, had left the trunk out in Sessions’ shed, and hadn’t come back to claim it for six years. When Sessions finally got around to opening the old military box in 1992, what he found inside would spawn...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    October 27, 2017

Working group hears options from Wilderness Society

Washakie County’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) working group met on Monday to hear suggestions from the Wilderness Society, and examine evidence taken from summer field trips to the county’s three wilderness study areas. The WPLI is...

 
 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...

 

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