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August 19, 2017

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August 18, 2017

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Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Monday’s total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there’s a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can’t get enough of it. Glenn Schneider has seen...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 18, 2017 

Pursuit continues for disaster declaration

WORLAND — Things are looking favorable for Washakie County to get its first federal disaster declaration, according to Washakie County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Jeff Schweighart. Schweighart said following a meeting...

 

August 17, 2017

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Prep work begins to remove river sandbar

WORLAND — The Washakie County Commissioners and Worland City Council each approved a memorandum of understanding Tuesday at their respective meetings to split costs for excavation of the Big Horn River sandbar north of the U.S. Highway 20 bridge....

 

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...

 

Fire ban put in place on Game and Fish lands statewide

CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is banning open fires on all Game and Fish Commission owned and administered lands to prevent wildfires and protect the important habitat during the eclipse weekend. These lands include all public...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    August 17, 2017

WYDOT reviews future projects for Washakie County improvements

WORLAND – Engineers and representatives from the Wyoming Department of Transportation District 5 office held an information session with the county commission and local leaders on Wednesday, to review the State Transportation Improvement Program fo...

 

August 16, 2017

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2017 Bucholz Conservation Award recipient announced

The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust (WSGLT) announced last week that Jim Wilson will be the recipient of the 2017 Kurt Bucholz Conservation Award. Wilson lives in Thermopolis where he ranches with his wife Teri. The Wilsons are known for their...

 

Joint Agriculture Interim Committee sets meeting in September

DUBOIS — Senator Larry Hicks and Representative Robert McKim, Co-Chairmen of the Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Interim Committee, have announced the Committee will meet Sept. 11-12, starting at 8:30 a.m. both days....

 

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...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 16, 2017

Brewfest kicks off three-days of brews, barbecues and bluegrass

WORLAND — The 13th annual Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival has added a brewfest to its celebration. The brewfest, a fundraiser for the festival, has been held on a Thursday in the past with success. After a break for a...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 16, 2017

Fire restrictions approved by county

WORLAND — The Washakie County Commissioners approved fire restrictions for the county for the weekend of the solar eclipse and through the solar eclipse. Washakie County Fire Warden Chris Kocher said during Tuesday’s meeting that the reason for t...

 

August 15, 2015

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BLM updates fire restrictions on public lands throughout Wyoming

 CHEYENNE - The Bureau of Land Management is updating fire restrictions in several counties due to current conditions and in anticipation of the influx visitors for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. BLM will be implementing stage 2 full fire restrictions...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 15, 2017

Preuit honored as District Teacher of the Year

WORLAND - Worland second-grade teacher Karrie Preuit was presented her 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Plaque at the opening meeting for the 2017-2018 school year Monday. Preuit has been teaching in...

 

August 12, 2017

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: NOT REAL:...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 12, 2017

Federal disaster declaration aids government entities only

The disaster declaration by President Donald J. Trump offering federal assistance from recent flooding does not include individuals or corporations. Washakie County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Jeff Schweighart said he has...

 

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