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 News    June 24, 2017 

June 24, 2017

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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 24, 2017 

City, WDA consider partner to help grow Worland

WORLAND — The Worland City Council voted Tuesday to move forward with a partnership with Washakie Development Association to utilize the economic development funding the city has available. The city has $350,000 from a community development block...

 
 News    June 24, 2017 

Tuesday closure scheduled in Wind River Canyon

A two-hour closure of U.S. 20/Wyoming 789 through Wind River Canyon is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, to help rockfall mitigation crews have adequate time to safely drop a large rock and other debris on and near the highway. All work is...

 

June 23, 2017

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 By Tracie Mitchell    News    June 23, 2017

Researchers from three university return to the Big Horn Basin in search of tiny fossils

WORLAND – For the past couple weeks, people have been seen doing something strange on the edge of the Big Horn River in Worland's Riverside Rotary Park. Those people are a crew of graduate and post...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 23, 2017

Community airports provide valuable service

WORLAND — The Big Horn Basin is home to six different airports with only one having scheduled airline service. According to Rick Patton of GDA Engineering, Cody is the only scheduled airline service in the Big Horn Basin. Worland lost its scheduled...

 

June 22, 2017

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Flood warning issued through Saturday

WORLAND — The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a flood warning for a dam floodgate release in western Big Horn County, north central Washakie County and east central Park County until 10:15 a.m. Saturday At 10:15 a.m. Thursday,...

 

Wyoming officials hail decision to delist Yellowstone grizzly bears

CHEYENNE – The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced Thursday that grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) have sufficiently recovered and will be returned to state management. There are approximately 700 bears in the GYE...

 

Campground closure due to flooding

BOYSEN STATE PARK — High water due to recent snow melt runoff in the Wind River has resulted in the closure of campsites at the Boysen State Park Tough Creek Campground. All campsites west of the Tough Creek Campground parking lot are closed until...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 22, 2017

Decrease speed limit to 25 in Worland?

WORLAND — Should Worland’s residential side streets be posted at 25 mph rather than 30 mph as they are currently? Concerned resident Randy Harry believes they should be. Harry spoke to the Worland City Council Tuesday night, asking that they...

 

Residents oppose plan to offer seaplane tours of Yellowstone

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Residents outside Yellowstone National Park are opposing plans to start seaplane tours of the park and surrounding area this summer. Yellowstone Seaplanes has applied for a permit to operate from Montana’s Hebgen Lake just...

 

June 21, 2017

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Highway project kicks off south of Ten Sleep

TEN SLEEP — A reduced speed limit of 45 mph is in effect on the Big Trails full-depth reclamation project south of Ten Sleep on Wyoming 434. The $995,000 Big Trails project consists of grading, full-depth reclamation, chip sealing and other work...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    June 21, 2017

County Commission reviews budget proposals and weighs requests

WORLAND — Washakie County Commissioners met Tuesday to review budget requests for 2017-2018 from all county agencies, and will meet again today to consider new liquor regulations, and further review of the budget. With a final 2016-2017 budget of...

 

Cattle ranchers sue to return country-of-origin labeling

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Ranchers on Monday sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture, seeking to force meat to again be labeled if it’s produced in other countries and imported to the United States. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Spokane,...

 

June 20, 2017

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120 participants show off their wheels at Hot Spot Car Rally

THERMOPOLIS - There were 120 registered participants for the 25th annual Thermopolis Hot Spot Car Rally last Saturday and Sunday in Thermopolis including some first-time participants. All entrants...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 20, 2017

Worland City budget hearing tonight

WORLAND — The Worland City Council will hold its annual budget hearing for the 2017-2018 fiscal year during the regular council meeting tonight. The hearing, which is an opportunity for the public to comment or ask questions, will be followed...

 

June 17, 2017

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 By AP    News    June 17, 2017

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    June 17, 2017

Preparing for the solar eclipse

WORLAND - According to the greatamericaneclipse.com, the last total solar eclipse in the 48 continental United States was in 1979. In 1979, solar eclipse glasses were not available as they are today....

 

June 16, 2017

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