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 By Tracie Mitchell    News    May 20, 2017 

Early retirement provides perfect opportunity

WORLAND – Worland High School Principal Kevin Smith elected to take the early retirement option approved by the Washakie County School District No. 1 school board in February to help with the revenue reductions that the district is facing. The...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    May 13, 2017

Celebrating 109 years

MEETEETSE – Led by the town's fire department with lights and sirens the town of Meeteetse showed their support for Grace Carlson, who may be the oldest Wyoming resident, by helping her celebrate...

 

Harlem Ambassadors visit Ten Sleep School

TEN SLEEP – The Harlem Ambassadors, a professional basketball team that tours around the country nine months out of the year, visited the Ten Sleep School Monday afternoon to promote staying in scho...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    May 10, 2017

Concerns with Ten Sleep School reading program addressed

TEN SLEEP – During the May Ten Sleep School Board meeting Monday evening the responses to student and parent survey’s caused concern for board member Jane Thurston. Thurston was concerned about the complaints issued by students and parents regard...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    May 5, 2017

Resource protection priority for BLM

THERMOPOLIS – During the eclipse meeting sponsored by the Thermopolis Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce Monday evening, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Field Manager Mike Phillips explained to attendees that the priority of the BLM during the...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    May 3, 2017

Preparing for the eclipse

THERMOPOLIS – Updates on solar eclipse preparations in Thermopolis, including establishing an information hotline, were discussed at Monday’s meeting. About two dozen people attended the meeting at Thermopolis Middle School sponsored by the...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    May 2, 2017

Main Street Thermopolis: For sale signs discourage new business

THERMOPOLIS – During the Main Street Thermopolis meeting Thursday evening members and attendees discussed what is needed to bring more solid businesses into the community and the issues that may be causing people to shy away from investing in the...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    April 29, 2017

Fate of abandoned building still unknown

THERMOPOLIS – During the Main Street Thermopolis meeting Thursday evening the fate of the abandoned building at 518 Arapaho, was briefly discussed but no decision was made since there was no quorum. The building built in 1917, last used as a...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    April 27, 2017

Cloud Peak Middle School closing in May

Cloud Peak Middle School closing in May WORLAND – Eighth grade 2016-2017 graduates will be the last class to graduate from Cloud Peak Middle School in Manderson due to the Big Horn County School...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    April 26, 2017

Ten Sleep School hires 2017-2018 shop teacher

TEN SLEEP – During a special Ten Sleep School Board meeting Monday evening, the board decided after a brief executive (closed) session to hire Michelle Arnette as the 2017-2018 vocational technical teacher. On April 3 during another special Ten...

 

Sign Club offers Enchanted Evening

WORLAND –The Worland sign language club, with students from third to 12th grade, will be offering audience members an enchanted evening, singing and signing classic Disney songs, at 7 p.m. Thursday evening in the Worland High School Little...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    April 19, 2017

First annual CatchAFire Women's Event Friday

WORLAND – For five years people in the Big Horn Basin have seen and heard about the CatchAFire event for men, which has gotten bigger every year. Friday the first annual CatchAFire Women's Event...

 

WHS Key Club sponsors run for diapers

WORLAND – The Worland High School Key Club is holding their fourth annual Bunny Dash Fun Run at 9 a.m. Saturday to benefit the Worland Elks Community Diaper Bank. “We will be having a 5K fun run/walk to benefit the diaper bank this Saturday. The...

 

WHS speech and debate honors

WORLAND – During the Worland High School speech and debate awards banquet Thursday evening students were honored for their dedication and hard work during 2016-2017 the speech and debate season. Worland High School speech and debate coach Rick...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    April 13, 2017

Lessons from Marty Moose

WORLAND – Wednesday afternoon Extension Office Cent$ible Nutrition Educator Cindy Aguilar visited Andrea Cooley's West Side Elementary School third-grade class to teach them about the importance of...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    April 8, 2017

Washakie Medical Center offers interpreters

WORLAND – Banner Health Washakie Medical Center staff members; Star (Estrellita) Vazquez, emergency department technician and Patty Tapia, licensed practical nurse recently completed certification...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    April 7, 2017

Relay For Life kickoff Friday

WORLAND - In preparation for the Relay For Life event scheduled for July 8, the Big Horn Basin Relay For Life board is holding a kickoff at 6 p.m. Friday in the Fraternal Order of Eagles building at 701 S. Railway Ave., in Worland. “We are going to...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    April 6, 2017

To preserve or not to preserve, that is the question for Main Street Thermopolis

THERMOPOLIS – Local and state officials toured an abandoned Thermopolis building to begin the process of determining its fate. Wednesday morning members of the community representing Main Street...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    April 5, 2017

Budget recommendations presented to Ten Sleep School Board

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep School Board Monday evening, during a special meeting, listened to the recommendations offered by the task force put together by Ten Sleep School Superintendent Jimmy Phelps to address the negative effect of $282,000 on...

 

Alpine Medical opens store in Worland

WORLAND – Chip and Bonnie Newton, owners of the Alpine Medical store in Cody, which opened in April 2014, opened a second store in Worland Feb. 13, to meet the orthopedic needs of the community, with a third store to be opened in Powell about a...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    March 31, 2017

Mary Jo Hake retires after 40 years

WORLAND – After 40 years of working at the hospital in Worland both internally and externally and 44 years living her dream as an RN (registered nurse) Mary Jo Hake is retiring with Thursday being...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    March 29, 2017

Ten Sleep students visit Ten Sleep Fish Hatchery

By Tracie Mitchell Staff Writer TEN SLEEP – The best way to understand about something you learned in a book is to see what you are learning about first hand. Ten Sleep School fourth and fifth...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    March 24, 2017

State board to consider emergency relief for beet growers March 30

WORLAND – Due to heavy rain last fall when sugar beet growers were trying to harvest their crops and the frosty conditions of late December, the Wyoming Sugar Company is requesting an economic...

 

Two WHS students qualify for nationals

WORLAND – Worland High School speech and debate students Dalen Brazelton and Taelor Nielsen qualified for the National speech and debate tournament last weekend during the national qualifying tournament in Casper. Brazelton qualified in dramatic...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    March 18, 2017

WHS students teach Worland preschoolers

WORLAND – Since mid-January students at the Worland preschool wake up on Monday, Wednesday and Friday filled with excitement because they are going to spend part of the morning with the Worland High...

 

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