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 By Tracie Mitchell    News    March 21, 2018

Looks can be deceiving: Last year's high grasses can easily become this year's wildfire

WORLAND – Winter appears to have finally given up its battle for supremacy and graciously admitted defeat to spring, much to the delight of man and beast. But as the weather warms and the snow...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    March 15, 2018

Ten Sleep moves forward with concealed carry policy

TEN SLEEP –Ten Sleep School Board board members elected to continue with working on polishing and perfecting the concealed carry policy with a vote of four for the policy and one against. Ten Sleep School Board members: Chuck Powell, Jane...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    March 14, 2018

Ten Sleep principal resigns with heavy heart

TEN SLEEP – During the Ten Sleep School Board meeting Monday evening, the board voted to accept Ten Sleep School principal Russell Budmayr’s resignation effective at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. Budmayr, who had a prior obligation,...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    March 13, 2018

Fluorescent pink bill awaits governor's signature

WORLAND – Wyoming Senate File 61, a bill which would allow hunters in Wyoming the choice to wear either fluorescent orange or fluorescent pink passed third reading in the House Friday on a 39-21 vote. Rep. Mike Greear (R-Worland) stated that the...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    March 8, 2018

Florescent pink coming to a forest near you?

WORLAND – Wyoming Senate File 61, a bill which would allow people hunting in Wyoming to wear either florescent orange or florescent pink passed through the Senate on Feb. 19. On Wednesday, according to Rep. Jamie Flitner, the bill was laid back...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    March 7, 2018

Bill honoring Estelle Reel moves through Legislature

WORLAND – House Bill 108, a bill to recognize Wyoming’s first female to be elected and to hold the office of state superintendent of public instruction in Wyoming, Estelle Reel, has passed through the House and passed second reading in the...

 

Worland squad to compete in state cheerleading competition Wednesday

WORLAND – Worland High School cheerleaders are heading to Casper Wednesday morning for the state cheerleading competition, with high hopes and a desire to place better than ever before with a...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    March 3, 2018

Washakie Medical Center named a top 100 critical access hospital

WORLAND –Banner Washakie Medical Center in Worland has been recognized by the Chartis Center for Rural Health as being one of the 2018 top 100 critical access hospitals in the United States. “First of all I represent an outstanding group of...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    March 2, 2018

Hospital board accepts CEO resignation

BASIN – During the South Big Horn County Hospital Board meeting Wednesday evening, the elephant in the room, the resignation of CEO John Adlesich, was officially accepted by the board unanimously, but left undiscussed leaving community members...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    March 1, 2018

Finished: Washakie County library system completes endowment challenge

WORLAND – The Washakie County Library system, which consists of the Washakie County Library in Worland and the Ten Sleep Library in Ten Sleep, has completed the Wyoming Libraries Endowment Challenge, with a little help from Teton County. Karen...

 

South Big Horn County CEO resigns

WORLAND – In the midst of the turmoil surrounding South Big Horn County Hospital (SBHCH), its board of trustees and community uproar South Big Horn County Hospital CEO John Adlesich has tendered...

 

Ten Sleep student receives national recognition

TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep High School senior Lee Whitlock has been chosen to have his ceramic art work, a teapot, exhibited March 14-16 in the National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition in Pittsburg,...

 

Eula Jene Willard turns 90; reflects on changes to Worland

WORLAND - Eula Jene Willard turned 90 Monday celebrating the event with her many friends and family at the Worland Senior Citizens Center. On Feb. 19, 1928, Eugene Leonard and Cliffy Belle Evans...

 

Update on brucellosis status in Wyoming

WORLAND – Ranchers, farmers, veterinarians and curious community members gathered Thursday to learn what brucellosis abortus is, how it is transmitted, the types of animals, both wild and...

 

WESTI Ag attendees look at alternative crops

WORLAND – Agriculture producers in the area learned about alternative crops that could be grown in the area, utilizing much of the same equipment that farmers and ranchers currently own. During a workshop Thursday morning at WESTI (Wyoming...

 

Bye, bye pageant? 'Gift of the Waters' pageant future up in the air

WORLAND – Tuesday evening the future of the “Gift of the Waters” pageant was discussed at a town meeting held in the Thermopolis Big Horn Federal meeting room. Twenty-two people attended and no conclusion was reached as to the fate of the...

 

Public comments on proposed concealed carry policy

TEN SLEEP – Public and task force members spoke out Monday regarding allowing Ten Sleep School staff members to possess firearms. Monday evening during the February Ten Sleep School Board meeting, the board heard from gun policy task force...

 

Lights! Camera! Action!

WORLAND – Saturday, the Worland Fire Department welcomed a Discovery Science freelance reporter and cameraman from the United Kingdom to do a feature about the sulfur fire just north of Worland...

 

Firearm policy open for public comment

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep School Board is seeking public input on its proposed firearms policy. The public is encouraged to attend the board’s regular meeting Monday at 7 p.m. and give their opinion about the proposed firearm policy. The firearm...

 

You are responsible for your own choices

TEN SLEEP – Central Michigan Chippewas football star and motivational speaker Brian Pruitt spoke to Ten Sleep School students Wednesday in two different assemblies about the importance of making...

 

More snow predicted for Big Horn Basin

WORLAND – When Punxsutawney Phil, the official groundhog, predicted six more weeks of winter on Groundhog Day most people were not happy with his prediction. Some people even expressed their anger on social media by posting groundhog recipes. But...

 

Brian Pruitt comes to Ten Sleep Wednesday

TEN SLEEP – Former high school and college football star turned motivational speaker Brian Pruitt is visiting Ten Sleep School Wednesday to speak with students, staff and community members during two assemblies Wednesday. Pruitt will speak to...

 

South Big Horn hospital board divided

BASIN – South Big Horn County Hospital Board Chair Jeff Grant addressed a petition that requests the immediate resignation of board members Grant, Sue Antley and Mitch Shelhamer. Grant addressed the pitition at the board’s regular meeting...

 

Special Olympics winter area games

TEN SLEEP – Friday morning excited athletes from Northern Wyoming met at Meadowlark Ski Lodge to compete in the area games which consist of alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in...

 

Raptors Grill and Pub opens in Thermopolis

THERMOPOLIS – It took four long years in the making plus a lot of hard work to open the Raptors Grill and Pub, a family restaurant, located in the old A&W building in Thermopolis. Raptors Grill and...

 

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