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 By Marcus Huff    News    June 15, 2018

County, NWS evaluate tornado damage

TEN SLEEP – Washakie County Emergency Management Director Jeff Schweighart and officials from the National Weather Service office in Riverton evaluated tornado damage to parts of Washakie County this week, in advance of a report to be issued on...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    June 13, 2018

Washakie County Fair to feature full roster of music

WORLAND – Visitors to the 2018 Washakie County Fair will be treated to live music every night of the four-day event, with final bands announced on Tuesday. During a special meeting in March, the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    June 8, 2018

'Adopt an Event' recycling program comes to county

WORLAND – To boost recycling efforts in Washakie County, a group of community leaders took the initiative and ordered a dozen, portable recycling bins for area events, to be used by anyone that would like to help the recycling effort. Working...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    June 7, 2018

Ten Sleep swears in council members

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep Town Council swore-in three members on Tuesday night, to continue their roles on the council, during the town’s regular June meeting. After a special election in Ten Sleep on May 8, Ten Sleep Council members Constance...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    June 2, 2018

Thermopolis to repair main road in 2020

THERMOPOLIS – Engineers from the Wyoming Department of Transportation hosted a public meeting for Thermopolis residents on Thursday to outline an upcoming road project that will effectively replace 2.6 miles of U. S. Highway 20 / 789 through the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    June 1, 2018

Few filings for Worland City Council

WORLAND – Filing for state and local offices ends today, for a variety of offices on the primary ballot, scheduled for voting on Aug. 21. Applicants for state offices must register through the Office of the Secretary of State, while county...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 31, 2018

Wilderness study group ready for public comment

WORLAND — Washakie County’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) Advisory Committee met Tuesday at the Washakie County Fairgrounds to finalize a year-long consensus process, effectively agreeing on three recommendations to determine best-use...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 30, 2018

Weekend rains flood Tensleep, Shell creeks

TEN SLEEP – An abundance of overnight rain on Sunday caused at least three creeks in the Big Horn Basin to flood their banks, and emergency crews to be mobilized. In Ten Sleep, the Tensleep Creek crested overnight Sunday, after a flood warning was...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 25, 2018

Flood warning issued for Ten Sleep Creek

TEN SLEEP - The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a flood warning for Northern Washakie County in central Wyoming due to rain and snowmelt. A gauge along Ten Sleep Creek near the town of Ten Sleep was at 4.4 feet at 2 a.m. Thursday....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 24, 2018

Only one filing for Worland council so far

WORLAND – Filing for state and local offices began last Thursday and runs through June 1, for a variety of offices on the primary ballot, scheduled for voting on August 21. Applicants for state offices must register through the Office of the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 22, 2018

Incumbents file for county seats

WORLAND – Filing for state and local offices began last Thursday and runs through next Friday, June 1, for a variety of offices on the primary ballot, scheduled for voting on Aug. 21. Applicants for state offices must register through the Office...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 18, 2018

Trespassing in Ten Sleep leads to multiple charges

TEN SLEEP – A Basin man is facing multiple charges, including evading law enforcement, after a trespassing call in Ten Sleep resulted in an arrest on Monday. At approximately 8 p.m. on Sunday, Washakie County Sheriff deputies responded to a...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 17, 2018

NTSB determines engine stall cause of 2016 plane crash

WORLAND – The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a final accident report for a December 2016 airplane crash that killed a Thermopolis man and injured his passenger, both employees with the United States Department of Agriculture. The...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 16, 2018

Elected officials' salaries to remain the same

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission met for their mid-May meeting on Tuesday, and voted to maintain current salaries for elected county officials, citing overall state budget woes as a reason to not consider raises at this time. According to...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 15, 2018

Primary election filing begins Thursday

WORLAND – Filing for state and local offices begins Thursday and runs through June 1, for a variety of offices on the primary ballot, scheduled for voting on Aug. 21. Applicants for state offices must register through the Office of the Secretary...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 11, 2018

Higher temps pose snowmelt flooding risk

WORLAND – After a week of warm weather, area creeks and rivers have experienced a noticeable rise, as snow at higher elevations begins to melt. At the same time, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Riverton reports that...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 10, 2018

Ten Sleep voters re-elect council members in special election

TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep voters chose to re-elect all three council members who were up for vote on Tuesday. Constance Sweeney and Ernie Beckley will return for four-year terms on the council, while Amy Truman will retain her seat for two years. All...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 8, 2018

Flood planning topic of Monday meeting

WORLAND – County, town and city officials and first responders from Washakie and Big Horn counties met on Monday to review flood planning and threats for 2018, and heard from Office of Homeland Security Director Guy Cameron and Deputy Director...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 3, 2018

One-cent tax group comes to consensus

WORLAND- The Washakie County Commission hosted a sales tax meeting on Tuesday, to help determine the best use for a general one-cent sales tax for seven county entities made eligible for the funding. Representatives from the seven tax-entitled...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 2, 2018

Commissioners discuss security concerns at Lighthouse

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners heard concerns from the county Maintenance Department, after damages to the Lighthouse facility, due to a violent episode from an out-of-county patient in April. The seven-bed Lighthouse center run by Cloud...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 25, 2018

Local agencies seek Kansas attempted-murder suspect

THERMOPOLIS – Two attempted murder suspects and one unidentified accomplice made an appearance in Hot Springs County this week, as law enforcement arrested two of the men on Monday, while one remains at large, possibly in the local area. The Rivert...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 24, 2018

Former Firenze restaurant manager sentenced for felony theft

WORLAND – The former manager of the now-closed Firenze restaurant and club in Worland was sentenced Wednesday on one felony charge of theft, and will serve five years on probation in lieu of 3-5 years in the state penitentiary, for missing revenue...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 20, 2018

Game and Fish trout meetings generate consensus

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    April 19, 2018

Library meeting presents new Ten Sleep facility

TEN SLEEP – The Washakie County Commission hosted a special public hearing on Tuesday to address changes at the Ten Sleep Public Library, following a major renovation and addition. "It's really...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 18, 2018

Limitations to Lower Nowood water project reviewed

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission met on Tuesday and heard a variety of reports from county agencies, most notably regarding a water project on the Lower Nowood. In the wake of the Town of Ten Sleep formally rejecting a proposal to supply...

 

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