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 By Tesia Galvan    News    July 30, 2016

Banner funds $500k for operating equipment

WORLAND – Washakie Medical Center was gifted $500,000 for equipment from Banner Health, and received an interpretation device to aide those who are deaf at the hospital and clinic. Previously, Banner gifted $1 million to be used for equipment since...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    July 29, 2016

Residents request survey exemption on fences

WORLAND – A Worland resident approached the Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission (BAPC) and city inspector about a fence concern following the adoption of the revised Chapter 24 – Zoning of the Worland City Code. Under the new chapter a...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    July 27, 2016

Worland meets Leland Christensen

WORLAND – U.S. House of Representative hopeful Leland Christensen stopped in Worland and spent Monday night and Tuesday meeting residents. First up on his mini-tour of Worland was meeting with...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    July 22, 2016

District No. 1 overall budget increases $2 million from last year

WORLAND – The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees approved a $43.8 million budget for the 2016- 2017 fiscal year on Wednesday evening, and the superintendent explained how the some of the funds are split up. The school’s...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    July 20, 2016

ADA upgrades includes in six-year STIP plan for Washakie County

WORLAND – A district engineer from the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) met with the Washakie County commissioners to give insight to the six-year State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) from 2016 – 2020 for District 5....

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    July 19, 2016

Commissioners trim budget requests

WORLAND – The Washakie County commissioners announced they reduced the proposed 2016-2017 fiscal year budget by $863,063 from submitted requests during Monday night’s budget hearing. The $12.8 million budget is set to be approved today at the...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    July 16, 2016

A crash course in Pokémon Go

WORLAND – The newest app craze has children and teens walking around Worland following their phone in search of Pokémon. Pokémon Go is taking over Worland with teens and adults alike playing in...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    July 14, 2016

Summer Fun Camp: The Olympics gets kids moving and learning

WORLAND – The Olympics are coming to Worland with Summer Fun Camp and Team U.S., Team Mexico, Team France and Team Trinidad and Tobago competing for the "gold." Summer Fun Camp: The Olympics will...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    July 12, 2016

'You will always be our hero'

WORLAND – Nearly 60 years after their time served, several local Korean War Veterans were recognized with peace medals for their service in the “Forgotten War.” Four Worland veterans traveled to a ceremony in Lander on June 30 to receive the...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    July 7, 2016

Former Mayor Sonny Shearer remembered

WORLAND – Former City of Worland Sonny Shearer will be remembered as a man passionate about the City of Worland, someone who always played an active role in the community and someone who loved his family. Shearer, who died July 1 at the age of 74,...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    July 6, 2016

County valuation and sales tax revenue down

WORLAND – Washakie County commissioners discussed shortfalls to Washakie County for the 2016-2017 fiscal year budget. “I think obviously our biggest cut out there is reduction in valuation and reduction in sales tax,” Commission Chair Aaron...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    June 24, 2016

Worland Main Street seeks building

WORLAND – Acquiring property for Worland's Main Street Program was the topic of discussion at the Board of Planning and Adjustment Commission's (BPAC) meeting on Thursday afternoon. As part of...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    June 22, 2016

County attorney makes plea for deputy attorney funding

WORLAND – Washakie County Attorney John Worrall went over budget reductions and made his case to keep the deputy attorney position in the upcoming fiscal year budget with the Washakie County Commissioners on Tuesday morning. Worrall made a total...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    June 21, 2016

City's annual budget hearing tonight

WORLAND – City of Worland residents have an opportunity to discuss the 2016 – 2017 fiscal year budget Tuesday night 7 p.m. at city hall during the regular city council meeting. Worland Mayor Dave Duffy said “The third reading and final budget...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    June 17, 2016

Meet the eight Worland City Council candidates

While there are seven positions open for City of Worland Council, there is only one contested race, in Ward 3. Councilwoman Loresa Brinkerhoff is being challenged by Cain Torrez. With Ward 1 Councilman Jim Gill in the mayoral race, one person has...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    June 16, 2016

The life of adolescent entrepreneurs

WORLAND – The old saying goes "when life hands you lemons, make lemonade." Well the Robertson and Wagner sisters made a lemonade stand. The four entrepreneurs, Isabelle Robertson, Ashlie Robertson,...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    June 15, 2016

Additions made to county mitigation plan

WORLAND – A group of 14 city and county employees identified three potential additions to Washakie County’s plan in the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan at a meeting Monday afternoon. The plan, driven by the 2000 Disaster Mitigation Act (DMA)...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    June 11, 2016

Core heads to law school; new Crisis & Prevention Director named

WORLAND – Jeanne Core has devoted her life to public service and the well beings of others, and now she will continue on and help others re-build their lives after being a victim of crimes in a...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    June 8, 2016

Commissioner vacancy declared

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners officially declared the office vacant for the seat previously held by late Commissioner Dale Wagner. Wagner, who was in the midst of his first four-year term as one of Washakie County’s three...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    June 8, 2016

County asked to look for 'hidden' budget impact

WORLAND – Wyoming County Commissioner Association Executive Director Pete Obermueller met with the Washakie County Commissioners and gave a general outline of the state budget and asked commissioners to look out for hidden effects the county could...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    June 7, 2016

Thermopolis man heads to prison for 2014 fatal crash

THERMOPOLIS – A Thermopolis man was sentenced to six to eight years in a Wyoming state penitentiary for aggravated homicide. The maximum penalty is 20 years. In February, Cody Shinost was found guilty by a Washakie County jury of aggravated...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    June 3, 2016

Animals tagged in preparation for next month's county fair

WORLAND – Over 100 animals were tagged at the Washakie County Fairgrounds and at a Ten Sleep Park over a two day period. The tagging, available for 4-H and FFA members, started at 5 p.m. and lasted...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    May 31, 2016

U.S. soldiers did not die in vain

WORLAND – It was a sunny, breezy Monday morning, a day suitable to honor the men and women who served our nation. The Memorial Day ceremonies, by American Legion Floyd Linch Post 44, at Riverview...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    May 28, 2016

Worland Master Teacher awarded to Liz Becher

WORLAND – An afternoon with seventh-grade teacher and recipient of the Master Teacher award Liz Becher will give you insight to a classroom environment of fun, learning, respect and positivity. Bech...

 
 By Tesia Galvan    News    May 27, 2016

Hospital board discusses security, construction update

WORLAND –  The Washakie Medical Center Board of Trustees met for their scheduled meeting Thursday evening to discuss construction updates, security measures and to approve the Sturgeon Electric Company agreement. The patient wing should be...

 

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