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Ten Sleep PAWS testing shows areas of work needed

TEN SLEEP – During the Ten Sleep School Board meeting Monday evening the board heard the results of the 2016-2017 PAWS (Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students) from Ten Sleep School Principal Russell Budmayr. Budmayr reported that most of...

 

Ten Sleep School Board approves bids

TEN SLEEP – During the August Ten Sleep School Board meeting Monday evening the board heard the bids to remodel the weight room in the basement of the Masonic Lodge and the bids to demolish the two houses on the properties purchased with the...

 

WWII veteran Harold Fabricius turns 90

WORLAND - Sunday, World War II veteran and longtime Worland resident Harold Fabricius celebrated his 90th birthday feeling strong. "I feel good and get along very well," Fabricius stated. Fabricius...

 

Lenora Walker turns 90 Tuesday

WORLAND - Lenora Walker was born Aug. 15, 1927, in Maysville, Oklahoma, to Leroy and Johnny-Belle Smith. She is one of eight children and had three sisters and four brothers, with two of her siblings...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    August 9, 2017

Preparing for the eclipse: rattlesnake awareness

WORLAND – As the solar eclipse gets closer and closer and the numbers of people visiting the area gets larger and larger, people need to be prepared for multiple things. One of those things is to...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    August 4, 2017

Goat with 'no ears' shown at goat show

WORLAND – During the Washakie County Fair goat show Wednesday morning 10-year-old Victoria Shaffer showed her LaMancha dairy goat, Big Mamma, winning grand champion in the junior dairy goat...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    August 3, 2017

4-H: more than meets the eye

THERMOPOLIS – For a lot of people the word 4-H brings to mind working with animals and learning the proper way to care for and show those animals. Along with the responsibility that goes with...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 29, 2017

Wagging tails and smiling faces at the dog show

BASIN – The Big Horn County Fair started off with barks, tail wagging, smiling faces and pointers from the judges during the 4-H dog show Friday morning in Basin. During the showmanship portion of...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 28, 2017

Almost 50 years of tractor pulls

WORLAND – Worland resident and owner/ driver of the pulling tractor "Black Bart," Jack Miller has been pulling tractors for almost 50 years, attending pulls in Canada and California and the first...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 27, 2017

Preparing for the eclipse

THERMOPOLIS – At a meeting Monday night, Thermopolis officials discussed the increase in visitors and recommendations for residents in preparation of the solar eclipse Aug. 21. “I will just share with you one thing I read that was news to me....

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 26, 2017

Last minute eclipse preparations

THERMOPOLIS – During the third eclipse meeting Monday evening in Thermopolis, local officials stressed to residents who have decided to rent out their property for the solar eclipse Aug. 21, the responsibilities and possible liabilities of such a...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 22, 2017

Firenze transforms into family-friendly establishment

WORLAND – When Firenze Italian Steakhouse owner Todd Scheuerman decided to shut the restaurant down not too long ago the community mourned the passing of yet another business. Little did the...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 19, 2017

New law allows guns on Wyoming K-12 school campuses

WORLAND – Two local school districts are looking differently on new legislation regarding school personnel’s ability to carry firearms. A law passed during the 2017 Wyoming State Legislature session that allows possession of firearms by school di...

 

Celebrity Chef Mark Anthony performing Wednesday evening

WORLAND - Celebrity Chef Mark Anthony, sponsored by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, is giving a presentation at the Worland Community Center Complex Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. Anthony, who has catered to celebrities such as Jack Nicklaus, Joan...

 

Wyoming Sugar plans big celebration for 100th birthday

WORLAND – In 1916, the Wyoming Sugar Company of Ogden, Utah, started building the sugar factory in Worland. By 1917, just in time for the fall harvest, the factory was completed through the work of about 150 men and at a cost of $1 million. Since...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 4, 2017

New laws in effect

WORLAND – During the 2017 Wyoming Legislative there were many laws that were passed and many existing laws that were amended session that came into to effect July 1. Below is a sampling of the new laws and amendments. Wyoming Statute 6-3-203 was...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 1, 2017

Is your child committing a crime?

WORLAND – July 1 is the beginning of the fiscal year and also the day when the majority of laws passed by the Wyoming Legislature come into effect. One of the new state laws that goes into effect today is Wyoming Statute 6-4-305 which makes...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 1, 2017

Area Fourth of July celebrations planned

WORLAND – On July 4, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was adopted and from 1941 when the Fourth of July was made a federal holiday, it’s been a time to celebrate our country’s independence with fireworks, parades, family reunions, rodeos...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    June 27, 2017

Wildfire burns 1,142 acres

WORLAND – Friday afternoon firefighters from around the Big Horn Basin had their hands full with a wildfire which started at the entrance to Hidden Dome Oilfield about 12 miles east of Worland. The fire spread rapidly burning 775 acres of BLM...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    June 23, 2017

Researchers from three university return to the Big Horn Basin in search of tiny fossils

WORLAND – For the past couple weeks, people have been seen doing something strange on the edge of the Big Horn River in Worland's Riverside Rotary Park. Those people are a crew of graduate and post...

 

Badlands Poker Run Saturday

WORLAND – The Washakie Hospital Foundation’s fifth annual Badlands Poker Run, to benefit local community members diagnosed with cancer, is Saturday. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at Rumors Sports Bar and Grill located at 1515 Big Horn Ave. in...

 

Washakie County 4-H intern using classwork to help guide junior leaders

WORLAND – Washakie County 4-H intern Kellynne Doyle, has been an 4-H intern for two summers in preparation of one day becoming a 4-H youth educator. “I was in 4-H for nine or 10 years and I did the internship last year too and that’s kind of...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    June 10, 2017

Wyoming Homemakers state meeting June 16-18

WORLAND – The Washakie County Homemakers, after saving money for two years will be hosting, for the first time, the Wyoming Homemakers state meeting June 16-18 at the Worland Senior Center. The them...

 

Local truck driver recognized for safe driving

WORLAND – During the 78th annual Wyoming Trucking Association convention on May 19, in Casper, Admiral Transport Corp. of Worland truck driver Bill Reed was recognized as the fourth quarter 2016 driver for driving professionally for nearly 40...

 

Two golden tickets found in Worland

WORLAND – The Willy Wonka Golden Tickets in the story “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” gave five children an exclusive look into the workings of Willy Wonka’s remarkable factory. Staying in theme with the original story the Washakie Museum...

 

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