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 By Tesia Galvan    News    November 4, 2016

Bringing food from the farm to school

WORLAND – Seventh and eighth graders at Thermopolis Middle School are feeding their school with a new vocational learning course called "farm to school." Becky Martinez, a vocational teacher at the...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    November 3, 2016

Sidewalk ordinance passes first reading

WORLAND – The Worland City Council approved on first reading an ordinance updating options for payment for streets and sidewalks improvements. Ordinance No. 837 was approved unanimously on first reading Tuesday night. The ordinance reads, “The...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    November 2, 2016

New Homeland Security director hired

WORLAND – A new Homeland Security and emergency management director will start mid-November after the Washakie County Commissioners approved a motion to hire an area resident. Jeff Schweighart, who grew up in Thermopolis, accepted the commissioners...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    November 2, 2016

Sugar beet syrup: A Keller family tradition

WORLAND – "It's a time to get family together and revitalize tradition," Ed Keller said of his family's generation-old recipe for making sugar beet syrup. Last Saturday a conglomerate of family...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    October 29, 2016

Hospital construction update

WORLAND – Hospital renovations and security were discussed at the Washakie Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday night. Brad McCaslin, with Banner Health Development and Construction, gave an updated schedule for hospital renovation...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    October 28, 2016

Milly Snider retires from her 'Hollywood' hospital

WORLAND – For the past 46 years, Amalia "Milly" Snider has been an integral element to Washakie Medical Center Banner Health in Worland. Snider has spent her nearly five-decade career as a...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    October 26, 2016

New anti-bullying program at East Side

WORLAND – Starting this week, teachers will have weekly meetings with their students at East Side Elementary School as part of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program. Last Friday, Principal Kenneth...

 

Worland first graders receive personalized free book

WORLAND – The first-grade students at East Side Elementary school were in a frenzy Wednesday afternoon reading and sharing pages of their own personalized version of the "I Like Me!" book. They...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    October 15, 2016

Commissioners to discuss Homeland Security reports, new director

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners will have a conference call Tuesday to discuss Homeland Security upcoming reports and hiring a new Homeland Security Director. The conference call is set for 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon at the scheduled...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    October 12, 2016

Work progresses on landfill scale house

WORLAND – The Washakie County Solid Waste Disposal District (WCSWDD) gave updates on scale house construction at their scheduled meeting on Monday evening. Last month, the landfill received two bids for the concrete work portion for the scale...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    October 7, 2016

Public quizzes school, council candidates

WORLAND – Over 42 residents attended the Worland political forum/ debate and focused most of the questions toward school and council candidates. Candidates from State Senate District No. 20, Worland City Council, a mayoral candidate and Washakie...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    October 6, 2016

East Side discusses safety response with parents

WORLAND – Four parents attended the Standard Protocol Response (SPR) meeting last Thursday evening at East Side Elementary School. Principal Kenneth Dietz said the protocol is an action-based program and “is a classroom response for students and... Full story

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    October 5, 2016

Air ambulance service 'busier than expected'

WORLAND – An eight-month review of Guardian Flight program was given at the Washakie County Commissioner meeting on Tuesday morning. Shannon Pollock, with Guardian Flight, met with the commissioners and went over response times and reflected on...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    October 4, 2016

Phase one complete

WORLAND – The public is invited to view patient rooms, nurses’ station and labor and delivery suites at the Banner Health Washakie Medical Center open house on Thursday. The patient rooms, nurses’ station and labor and delivery suites are part...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    October 1, 2016

Final flight

WORLAND – An empty aircraft departed the Worland Municipal Airport at 12:29 p.m. on Friday afternoon, signaling the end of an era. During that time, Airport Manager Lynn Murdoch and two Great Lakes...

 

Open candidate forum Wednesday

WORLAND – A political candidate forum/debate has been scheduled for Wednesday at the Worland Community Center Complex starting at 6 p.m. with Worland mayor, city council, District No. 1 school board candidates and state legislative candidates...

 

Write-in candidate ready to serve

WORLAND – Mike Neufer is running for a seat on the Worland City Council, and the Ward 3 write-in candidate has the public’s support. Neufer received three write-in votes in the Aug. 16 primary election, enough to make him eligible as a candidate....

 

Fire Warden: Burn regulations are working

WORLAND – The Washakie County burn regulations are helping, according Washakie County Fire Warden Chris Kocher. Kocher, reflecting on the burn regulations six months after the burn regulations have been in effect, said, “I think having the burn...

 

Paraprofessionals, coaches hired

WORLAND – Five special education paraprofessionals and several coaches were approved at the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees meeting on Monday night. Superintendent David Nicholas said the hires were necessary because of stud...

 

70 go screen free for Public Health challenge

WORLAND – Last week Worland children and families were challenged to remain “screen free” from 4 to 8 p.m. with Public Health’s “Screen Free Week” campaign. Washakie County Public Health challenged families with children age 3 to eighth...

 

Council mulls curb and gutter improvements

WORLAND – The Worland mayor and city council discussed the street committee report at the council’s scheduled meeting on Tuesday evening. Months ago, a street improvement committee of three council members, one from each ward, was put together...

 

From student to teacher

WORLAND – "I never thought I would come to America and never go back. As a little kid, you don't think much of it," Worland High School teacher Jesus Davila said. Jesus Davila moved to Worland in...

 

WHS counselor honored by Rocky Mountain College

WORLAND –Worland High School guidance counselor and history teacher Randy Durr was honored by Rocky Mountain College for his service contributions to athletics. Durr received the William 'Bill'...

 

'Save the habitat, save the hunt'

WORLAND – A national wildlife organization started an initiative to reverse the declining numbers of hunters and increase access. The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) recently launched “Save the Habitat, Save the Hunt.” A national...

 

Hedge Music changes its tune

WORLAND – Hedge Music is going back to the start. Owner Dan Frederick said Hedge Music originally started in Powell in 1975. "It's kind of funny. Hedge Music started out with a band director (Paul...

 

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