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 By Doug Miyamoto    Community    March 22, 2017

Working for agriculture and citizens of Wyoming

The value of agriculture to the state of Wyoming cannot just be measured through the direct economic impact to the state of Wyoming. While the agriculture sector brings a significant direct economic impact, the value of open spaces, heritage,...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    Community    March 22, 2017

Two WHS students qualify for nationals

WORLAND – Worland High School speech and debate students Dalen Brazelton and Taelor Nielsen qualified for the National speech and debate tournament last weekend during the national qualifying tournament in Casper. Brazelton qualified in dramatic...

 
 Community    March 21, 2017

Ensuring a safe food supply for Wyoming

While state meat plant inspections may not be the first thing you think about when you hear about the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, it is an important part of the work the department does for citizens and the agriculture industry in Wyoming. As...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    Community    March 17, 2017

WHS Student Council raises funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation

WORLAND – Every year during the months of March and April the Worland High School Student Council raises funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help make a child’s wish come true. “We have raised around $1,500 each year for the last two...

 
 Community    March 16, 2017

Worland to host Jackalope Jump Saturday

WORLAND – Dressed in crazy costumes, area residents will jump into freezing cold waters and become “below zero heros” to raise money for Special Olympics Wyoming athletes. This fundraiser is a family-friendly, community event bringing...

 
 Community    March 14, 2017

Residents invited to Alzheimer's disease listening sessions

CHEYENNE — Wyoming residents are invited by the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) and other partners to share thoughts and ideas for addressing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias at a series of statewide listening sessions. A task force is...

 
 Community    March 11, 2017

Nielsen runner-up in Poetry Out Loud contest

CHEYENNE — Lauren Haiar of Sundance Secondary School is this year’s winner of the Wyoming State Poetry Out Loud competition held in Cheyenne Monday. Taelor Nielsen of Worland High School was named as runner-up with Carlos Gonzales of Buffalo...

 
 Community    March 10, 2017

Ten Sleep talk to focus on gunfights

TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep resident and historian Marcus Huff will present a lecture on the “Top Ten Gunfights of the West” on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at the Ten Sleep Senior Center. Sponsored by the Ten Sleep Library, the program will feature a look...

 
 Community    March 10, 2017

Auditions for MCT's 'The Tortoise Versus The Hare' Monday

WORLAND — An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of “The Tortoise Versus The Hare” on Monday, March 13, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Worland Middle School Auditorium. Those auditioning should arrive at...

 
 Community    March 9, 2017

'Young at HeArt' theme of Second Friday ArtStroll

THERMOPOLIS — The Second-Friday ArtStroll in downtown Thermopolis, March 10, 5-8 p.m. will feature the works of schoolchildren and adult artists. The event continues on Still Strolling Saturday during regular business hours. “This month’s...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    Community    March 8, 2017

Matt McPherson voted employee of the year

WORLAND – On March 1, Banner Health Washakie Medical Center respiratory therapist Matt McPherson was surprised during the annual employee of the year luncheon to learn that he had been voted by his...

 
 Community    February 28, 2017

March for Meals benefits senior center

WORLAND – The Worland Senior Citizens Center is having the March for Meals event from 10 a.m. – noon, March 25 on the bike path located at the junction of 15th Street and Washakie Avenue to help sustain the Meals on Wheels and senior lunch...

 
 Community    February 28, 2017

Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement

CHICAGO (AP) — As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing...

 
 Community    February 24, 2017

WHS speech and debate team wins 1st in small schools at Riverton

WORLAND – Worland High School speech and debate team won first for small schools at the Riverton tournament last weekend finishing second in the tournament overall behind Cheyenne East. “They booked 1A, 2A and 3A all together as small schools...

 
 Community    February 23, 2017

Veterans assistance in Park, Big Horn, Washakie and Hot Springs counties

CHEYENNE — A Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout March. Brad Cline is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and...

 
 Community    February 22, 2017

Local Chief Washakie member attends 2017 Society for Range Management High School Youth Forum

WORLAND — Elizabeth Martinez, a local Worland High School senior and Chief Washakie FFA member, was selected by the Wyoming Section of the Society for Range Management (SRM) to participate in the High School Youth Forum (HSYF), meeting that was...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Community    February 21, 2017

Students prepare for next week's History Day

WORLAND - Students at Worland Middle School worked hard last week to complete their History Day projects in time for class presentations Wednesday and Thursday this week. Following class presentations...

 
 Community    February 15, 2017

WESTI Ag Days continues today in Worland

WORLAND — The annual WESTI Ag Days in Worland concludes today with workshops and presentations by FFA members. Wyoming Extension’s Strategically and Technologically Informative Ag Days sessions begin 9 a.m. today at the Worland Community Center...

 
 Community    February 10, 2017

Meeteetse Museums to host BLM avalanche clinic

MEETEETSE — The Meeteetse Museums in Meeteetse will be hosting an informative avalanche clinic on Thursday, Feb. 16. The event, which is free to the public, begins at 7 p.m. and runs until about 9. Refreshments will be available following the...

 
 Community    February 8, 2017

Big Horn Basin students invited to Worland ag career fair

WORLAND — Big Horn Basin students interested in agricultural careers have an opportunity to question professionals during the Ag Career Extravaganza Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Worland. The 5:30-7:30 p.m. event in the Worland Community Center is set...

 
 Community    February 7, 2017

NWC Forensics takes first at Pioneer Trails Tournament

POWELL — The Northwest College forensics team placed first among community colleges and second overall at the Pioneer Trails Swing Tournament hosted by Casper College Jan. 27-29. The parliamentary debate team of Powell’s Connor Hunt and Worland...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Community    February 2, 2017

WHS speech duet team captures first at NCHS

WORLAND — The Worland High School speech and debate team competed at the largest tournament in the state last weekend with 40 schools from Wyoming and South Dakota descending upon Natrona County High School in Casper. Coach Rick Dorn said Worland f...

 
 Community    February 1, 2017

'Love Your Arts' open house next week

LOVELL — Bighorn Canyon has several new items to share with the public and will be hosting, in cooperation with Big Horn Arts Council, an open house titled “Love Your Arts” on Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. “The most exciting new item to...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    Community    January 28, 2017

Free parenting class starts Jan. 31

WORLAND – AmeriCorps member Amy Reid, partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Director for Washakie County, Hot Springs County and Big Horn County Jennifer Wetherbee along with the help of many members of the community, are offering a year...

 
 Community    January 24, 2017

Veterans assistance in Park, Big Horn, Washakie and Hot Springs counties

CHEYENNE — A Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout February. Brad Cline is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state...

 

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