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 By Tracie Mitchell    News    December 13, 2017 

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...

 

Passing on a passion for art

TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep School art teacher Dustin Stephenson has been passing on his passion for art to students for 28 years, so far. First for 16 years in Nebraska and now an additional 12 years in...

 

WHS drama club prepares for state

WORLAND – In preparation for the upcoming Wyoming State Drama Competition Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 in Casper, Worland High School drama club members will be performing their entries for the community at 7...

 

Hospital installs infant security system

WORLAND - During the October hospital board meeting Thursday evening, board members learned that the hospital had recently installed an infant security system that would make infant and child abduction from the hospital extremely difficult, if not...

 

Goblin Gallop in Ten Sleep Saturday

WORLAND – The sixth annual Goblin Gallop begins at the Ten Sleep rodeo grounds at 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening. The Goblin Gallop is a community fun run around the town in Halloween costumes with hot cocoa and cookies after. The run is a...

 

Gottsche welcomes new therapist

WORLAND – Worland Gottsche welcomed new outpatient orthopedic therapist Sherman Skelton to their family. Skelton started with Gottsche Aug. 23. Born and raised in Thermopolis, Skelton originally had...

 

More recycling coming to Ten Sleep

WORLAND –Soon, Ten Sleep residents will be able to recycle many different items, thanks to the resourcefulness of a handful of Ten Sleep residents named Renew U Recycling, gaining the support of the Washakie County Conservation District, The Town...

 

Ten Sleep resident inducted into Hall of Fame

TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep resident Ken Orchard was inducted into the East Denver High School Hall of Fame during an official recognition induction ceremony held in the Calloway Gym of the school, Oct....

 

Ten Sleep implements plan to improve literacy

Ten Sleep implements plan to improve literacy By Tracie Mitchell Staff Writer TEN SLEEP – During the Ten Sleep School Board's October meeting board, members heard from Ten Sleep School Improvement...

 

Medicine Lodge Creek gets facelift

WORLAND – About a mile of Medicine Lodge Creek, from the Medicine Lodge State Archeological Site headquarters downstream to the end of Medicine Lodge Wildlife Habitat Management area, is receiving a much needed facelift to address issues caused by...

 

Guns in school

TEN SLEEP – During the Ten Sleep School Board meeting Monday evening, Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness spoke to board members and public attendees about the positives and the negatives of having school employees carry a handgun and the...

 

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