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 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....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 6, 2018

Ten Sleep to amend wastewater ordinance to draw industry

TEN SLEEP – The Town of Ten Sleep will introduce a new wastewater ordinance at the council’s monthly meeting on Monday night, in an effort to accommodate industrial business within town limits, specifically the Ten Sleep Brewing Company. “Our...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 5, 2018

Ten Sleep Library reorganizes, expands to fit learning

TEN SLEEP – "It's been hectic and we've had to reshuffle some things, but we are getting close," said Library director Karen Funk, as workers were busy preparing to build a back wall at the Ten...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 4, 2018

Legislation would expand Medicine Lodge

Wyoming State Park would gain 52 acres from Game & Fish HYATTVILLE – A new bill presented to the Wyoming Legislature would effectively increase the size of the Medicine Lodge State...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 3, 2018

Commissioners talk state legislation at first 2018 meeting

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners heard from Representative Mike Greear (Dist. 27) on Tuesday, to discuss the upcoming legislative session in February, and some legislation which may impact county-level development. “I was hoping it might...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 28, 2017

Proposed legislation circumvents WPLI efforts in Wyoming

WASHINTON, DC – On Dec. 20, Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) introduced a piece of legislation that would amend the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, expanding the definition of authorized recreational uses in Wilderness Study Areas in Teton County,...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 23, 2017

Santa Claus is coming to Wyoming

CHEYENNE- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department announced Friday that all licenses have been filed and are in good standing for Santa Claus to enter the state with his eight reindeer, on Christmas Eve. “We make sure we always have a special permit...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 21, 2017

County receives overall satisfactory annual audit

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission received the county’s independent audit for 2017 on Tuesday, from the accounting firm of Carver, Florek and James of Rock Springs, with Myriah McCullough of that firm presenting the findings to the commiss...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 20, 2017

County awards Firewise bid to Casper firm

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners awarded a contract to Technical Forestery Services of Casper on Tuesday for the county Firewise contract, as outlined by a grant obtained by the county earlier this year. A federal program to aid county fire...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 16, 2017

Hayduke's final fist in the wilderness

EMIGRANT, MONT. – "You know, this used to be fun," observed Doug Peacock from his home overlooking the Yellowstone River in Montana. "We had lots of chuckles around the campfire, imagining just how...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 16, 2017

An expensive test: Large fine for shoplifting pregnancy test

WORLAND – A Worland man was handed more than $200 in fines and fees on Tuesday, after pleading guilty to stealing a $15 pregnancy test. The case stems from March 18, when Kershawn James of Worland was charged with shoplifting a pregnancy test from...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 15, 2017

WPLI tests consensus structure during meeting

WORLAND - Washakie County's Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) working group met on Wednesday and hosted representatives from Hot Springs and Big Horn counties to work further on recommendations...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 13, 2017

Fair Board in search of member, bookkeeper

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board held their monthly meeting on Monday, and stressed the need to fill an empty board position and hire a bookkeeper to keep the board on track heading into the 2018 fair season. Currently advertising both...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 12, 2017

Wyoming bison on the block

THERMOPOLIS – As part of the annual Wyoming State Parks and Historic site bison sale, Hot Springs State Park and Bear River State Park near Evanston will be auctioning a combined 15 bison, with a...

 
 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...

 

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