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 By Tracie Mitchell    News    February 17, 2018 

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...

 

6th annual men's CatchAFire event Friday and Saturday

WORLAND – The sixth annual men’s CatchAFire event is Friday from 5:30 – 9:15 p.m. at the Worland Middle School Auditorium and Saturday, for those desiring a deeper walk with the Lord, from 8 – 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church located at...

 

Government shutdown has local impact

WORLAND – Many federal employees and employees of agencies which reside in federally owned buildings came to work Monday morning to commence shutdown activities and receive their furlough papers....

 

Battle of the Buildings tonight in Worland

WORLAND – Worland teachers and staff members will compete in the first Battle of the Buildings this evening from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Worland High School Gym. Community members are invited to cheer on their favorite teacher or school...

 

Thermopolis' Milken Award winner still reeling

THERMOPOLIS – When Thermopolis Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade health and physical education teacher Shannon Hill learned during a surprise assembly that she had earned the prestigious...

 

Fire causes significant damage to family home

WORLAND – Coming home and noticing smoke coming out of your house is a terrifying experience, an experience that Charlene Sherman and her children experienced Friday evening around 5:21 p.m., upon returning to their home located at 1004 Culbertson...

 

Big Little program celebrates 10 years

TEN SLEEP – For 10 years now the Ten Sleep School has been pairing elementary students with middle school and high school students in a mentoring program called the Big Little program. The program,...

 

Firearms-in-school policy almost ready

TEN SLEEP – During the Ten Sleep School Board meeting Monday evening, board members learned from Ten Sleep School Superintendent Jimmy Phelps that the committee was almost finished creating the policy and that the policy would be brought to the...

 

7,143 acres burned in Washakie County

=WORLAND – During the 2017 fire season there were 211,840 acres or 331 square miles burned. Washakie County’s share in that was around 7,143 acres or 11.16 square miles. Worland Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Chris Kocher stated that the...

 

Earning the 'Oscar' of teaching

THERMOPOLIS – It was a surprise of a lifetime. When Thermopolis Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade health and physical education teacher Shannon Hill arrived Friday morning to an all-school ass...

 

Aquatic Center wins Star Award; funds used for security

WORLAND – Every year the Pinnacle Bank's Festival of Trees raises money for local community charities and non-profit organizations. Organizations and charities who wish to be considered submit...

 

New physicians coming to WMC

WORLAND – During the December Washakie Medical Center Hospital Board meeting Thursday evening board members learned that two new doctors will be joining the hospital staff. Dr. Sameh Abuerreish, triple certified in oncology, hematology and internal...

 

And the survey says … United Health Foundation ranks Wyoming as the 26th least healthy state

And the survey says … United Health Foundation ranks Wyoming as the 26th least healthy state By TRACIE MITCHELL Staff Writer WORLAND – In the United Health Foundation’s 2017 annual report Wyoming was found to be the 26th least healthy state in...

 

Motivational speaker coming to Ten Sleep School

TEN SLEEP – During the Ten Sleep School Board meeting Monday evening board members learned that a motivational speaker would be coming to Ten Sleep School in February thanks to Ten Sleep School Administrative Assistant Neysha Lyman. Lyman wrote a...

 

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