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Gorgeous Gals Gala is Saturday

WORLAND – The 23rd annual Gorgeous Gals Gala is Saturday at the Worland Community Center Complex. The event, put on by the Gorgeous Gals and the Worland Business and Professional Women’s organization starts at 6 p.m. with a reception, a dinner...

 

Council irons out details for Hunter Fest

TEN SLEEP – During a work session Tuesday afternoon the Ten Sleep Town Council went over several items including ironing out the details of the upcoming Hunter Fest on Oct. 14 with Worland Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jenn...

 

Collecting seeds to rejuvenate fire damaged area

WORLAND – Saturday, to celebrate National Public Lands Day, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) along with community volunteers will collect seeds to be planted during next year’s National Public Lands Day to rehabilitate public land damaged by t...

 

Calling all pumpkin growers and enthusiasts

WORLAND – The final Washakie Farmers Market of the season is Saturday with the grand finale being the 'Great Pumpkin' weigh-off at 11 a.m. with last year's winner Ron Hoffman from Riverton bringing...

 

Erin Devries promoted to supervisor

WORLAND – Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper Erin Devries has been promoted to lieutenant and has taken over the position of first line supervisor for the Wyoming Highway Patrol’s Division G, Worland. Devries is the only female first line supervisor...

 

Helping people for 25 years

WORLAND – For 25 years Wyoming Water Rights Consulting has been helping property owners from around the state identify, understand and manage their water rights. They even go on-site to assess the...

 

School employees with guns?

WORLAND –The Ten Sleep School Board unanimously decided to delve deeper in to the new state law that allows possession of firearms by school district employees. During Monday’s meeting Ten Sleep School Superintendent Jimmy Phelps said, “The...

 

Autumn is arriving early

WORLAND – The warm, OK, hot, dry weather, which the Big Horn Basin has been experiencing, will be moving out Thursday to be replaced with much cooler temperatures, rain, snow and frost. But the warmer weather will not go out without a fight as thun...

 

Celebrating 100 years Wyoming Sugar style

WORLAND – The Wyoming Sugar Company celebrated their 100-year anniversary Saturday with a free community barbecue at the factory which was attended by about 475 people including United States...

 

Worland resident celebrates 100th birthday

WORLAND – A Worland resident, who has been active in many aspects of the community, celebrates her 100th birthday today. On September 6, 1917 Dolores Arps was born to Joseph and Magdalena Liekhus...

 

Sugar centennial celebration Saturday

WORLAND – One hundred years is a milestone that not many businesses reach. One can only wonder if in 1916 when the Wyoming Sugar Company of Ogden, Utah, decided to build the sugar factory in Worland, if they dreamed that the factory would still be...

 

Promoting senior independence

WORLAND – Sometimes, as people age, they find themselves in need of a little bit of help, help that may mean the difference between staying in their own home and being independent or having to move...

 

WYDOT accepting donations of solar eclipse glasses

WORLAND – The "The Great American Total Solar Eclipse" is now a thing of the past and those who participated in the event are left with their memories and at least one pair of eclipse glasses that...

 

Facility update reveals correction of issues

WORLAND – During the Washakie County Hospital Board meeting Thursday evening, board members learned how the issues discovered in July’s meeting were being addressed. Brad McCaslin with Banner Health Development and Construction explained to the b...

 

Gearing up for sugar beet harvest

WORLAND – The Wyoming Highway Patrol is offering a free public safety and training class at 10 a.m. this Saturday in the Wyoming Highway Patrol Division G office located at 1100 N. 10th St. to inform farmers and ranchers about new regulations. Wyom...

 

Elks Citizen of the Year

WORLAND - Every year the Worland Elks Lodge picks a person to receive their citizen of the year award and this year they chose Marty Hinkel for her selfless contributions to people in the community and around the world. Worland Elks Board of Trustees...

 

Eclipse creates sense of community

THERMOPOLIS – As hundreds of people, from all over the country converged together at the Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis, and viewed the progress of the 2017 total solar eclipse Monday...

 

She's not 'pollen' your leg, she's retiring

WORLAND – Jane O'Connor, Washakie County Fair flower show superintendent, has decided to retire from her position and hand the vines over to someone else. Her successor hasn't been decided yet but...

 

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...

 

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