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 By Tracie Mitchell    News    January 16, 2018 

Fire causes significant damage to family home

WORLAND – Coming home and noticing smoke coming out of your house is a terrifying experience, an experience that Charlene Sherman and her children experienced Friday evening around 5:21 p.m., upon returning to their home located at 1004 Culbertson...

 

Big Little program celebrates 10 years

TEN SLEEP – For 10 years now the Ten Sleep School has been pairing elementary students with middle school and high school students in a mentoring program called the Big Little program. The program,...

 

Firearms-in-school policy almost ready

TEN SLEEP – During the Ten Sleep School Board meeting Monday evening, board members learned from Ten Sleep School Superintendent Jimmy Phelps that the committee was almost finished creating the policy and that the policy would be brought to the...

 

7,143 acres burned in Washakie County

=WORLAND – During the 2017 fire season there were 211,840 acres or 331 square miles burned. Washakie County’s share in that was around 7,143 acres or 11.16 square miles. Worland Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Chris Kocher stated that the...

 

Earning the 'Oscar' of teaching

THERMOPOLIS – It was a surprise of a lifetime. When Thermopolis Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade health and physical education teacher Shannon Hill arrived Friday morning to an all-school ass...

 

Aquatic Center wins Star Award; funds used for security

WORLAND – Every year the Pinnacle Bank's Festival of Trees raises money for local community charities and non-profit organizations. Organizations and charities who wish to be considered submit...

 

New physicians coming to WMC

WORLAND – During the December Washakie Medical Center Hospital Board meeting Thursday evening board members learned that two new doctors will be joining the hospital staff. Dr. Sameh Abuerreish, triple certified in oncology, hematology and internal...

 

And the survey says … United Health Foundation ranks Wyoming as the 26th least healthy state

And the survey says … United Health Foundation ranks Wyoming as the 26th least healthy state By TRACIE MITCHELL Staff Writer WORLAND – In the United Health Foundation’s 2017 annual report Wyoming was found to be the 26th least healthy state in...

 

Motivational speaker coming to Ten Sleep School

TEN SLEEP – During the Ten Sleep School Board meeting Monday evening board members learned that a motivational speaker would be coming to Ten Sleep School in February thanks to Ten Sleep School Administrative Assistant Neysha Lyman. Lyman wrote a...

 

Ten Sleep Parade of Lights Saturday

TEN SLEEP – The annual Ten Sleep Parade of Lights, hosted by the Ten Sleep – Hyattville Lions Club with the theme of “snowpokes,” starts Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. Event organizer Becky Cooper stated that there should be at least a dozen...

 

Ten Sleep School approves sexual harassment policies

TEN SLEEP – During the December school board meeting Monday evening the Ten Sleep School Board approved on first reading a sexual harassment policy for students and another one for employees. Until this time no sexual harassment policy had been in...

 

Margie Fisher looks back on 90 years of life

WORLAND – Margie Fisher of Worland, who turned 90 Saturday took a moment to discuss social, economic and the cooking changes she has seen. Fisher was born on Dec. 9, 1927 in Baird, Texas to Preston...

 

Wyoming Sugar going strong during 101st campaign

WORLAND – The 101st Wyoming Sugar campaign is going strong and should continue until the middle of January 2018 with Madden Farms LLC generating sugar beets which produced 14,417 pounds of sugar per acre and Sage Creek Land and Cattle’s beets...

 

Several ways to give this holiday season

WORLAND – During the holiday season the desire to give to others burns deeply in many people’s hearts so several organizations in the area are giving people a variety of ways to quench the fire and make someone’s life just a little easier, at...

 

State Champs

WORLAND – Worland High School drama club students left the Wyoming State Drama Competition in Casper Saturday evening thinking that they had finished in second place, just one-half a point behind Torrington, who finished in first. Monday morning...

 

Ministerial Association offers help all year long

WORLAND – During the holiday season generosity is abundant, but during the rest of the year the generosity isn’t always as abundant yet the needs are still there. The Washakie County Ministerial Association, funded by the local churches,...

 

Parade of Lights Saturday evening

WORLAND – Many people enjoy driving around the streets of town in the evening looking at all the houses decorated with Christmas lights. Saturday evening instead of driving around people are encouraged to view the annual Parade of Lights, a...

 

32nd annual Festival of Trees Friday benefits many organizations

WORLAND – The Christmas season is upon us and to kick start the holiday season the 32nd annual Festival of Trees hosted by the Pinnacle Bank in Worland at the Worland Community Center Complex is Friday evening. Local organizations, businesses and...

 

Paving a different road

McGarvin-Moberly VP retiring at the end of 2017 WORLAND – Worland asphalt contractor McGarvin-Moberly Construction Vice President Gary Bertsch has decided that after 47 years working for the company...

 

Incentives to shop local

Small Business Saturday promotion gives local shoppers a chance to win prizes WORLAND – With Thanksgiving now just a memory, it's time to shift gears for the upcoming holiday season. Many people...

 

Helping create heartwarming moments

Ten Sleep Little Shoppers helps students buy presents for family and friends WORLAND – There is nothing more heartwarming for the giver and the recipient than being able to give someone you love a Christmas gift that you picked out yourself on...

 

Emily Bryant starts career at Worland Vision

WORLAND – In August, just a few short months after graduation, Emily Bryant began her career as an optometrist joining Dr. Carl Cottrell at Worland Vision Clinic. Before graduation, Bryant spoke...

 

Ten Sleep School Board moves data privacy policy forward

TEN SLEEP – Monday evening, on first reading, the Ten Sleep School Board approved the Washakie County School District No. 2 Security and Privacy of Digital Infrastructure, Systems and Data policy in accordance with Wyoming Statute 21-2-202....

 

Continuing the auto legacy

WORLAND – When Worland Ford-Chrysler closed its doors on Feb. 15, it seemed that the legacy of 500 Big Horn Avenue being the longest-running automobile dealership in Worland had come to an end....

 

Task force to create policy for employees to possess firearms on campus

TEN SLEEP – During the Ten Sleep School Board meeting Monday evening the board was informed by Ten Sleep School Superintendent Jimmy Phelps he wants to create a task force to create a policy pursuant to Wyoming statute 21-3-132. The statute gives s...

 

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