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 News    July 22, 2017 

July 22, 2017

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 News    July 22, 2017 

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US rig count decreases by 2 this week HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by two this week to 950. A year ago, just 462 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 22, 2017 

Firenze transforms into family-friendly establishment

WORLAND – When Firenze Italian Steakhouse owner Todd Scheuerman decided to shut the restaurant down not too long ago the community mourned the passing of yet another business. Little did the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 22, 2017 

Worland schools preparing for solar eclipse

WORLAND — While Worland is not in the path of totality for the rare solar eclipse coming Aug. 21, Washakie County School District No. 1 administrators are preparing for partial viewing. Superintendent David Nicholas told the board Wednesday that...

 

July 21, 2017

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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 21, 2017

Large street project to begin Tuesday

WORLAND — The next big street project in Worland begins next Tuesday and includes 15,000 linear feet of city streets. Worland Public Works Superintendent Brian Burky said this year’s street project will in the southwest part of the city from Howe...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    July 21, 2017

Worland's expanding crack problem

WORLAND – "This is something we need to address before it gets worse," said Washakie County Commission Chairman Terry Wolf. "Some kid could get hurt out there, in the dark, and then we would have a...

 

Smoke from June Fire visible around the Big Horn Basin

CODY — The June Fire spread quickly Wednesday due to gusting winds, hot dry conditions, and low fuel moistures in dense beetle-killed tree stands. The fire started approximately 1.5 miles south of US Highway 14/16/20 on Tuesday, July 18, and has...

 

July 20, 2017

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 By Marcus Huff    News    July 20, 2017

Red Cross holds volunteer drive for local disasters

WORLAND – Red Cross Disaster Program Director Cindi Shank of Gillette held a volunteer open house on Tuesday, hosted by Washakie County Emergency Management. The goal was to add to the ranks of Red Cross volunteers locally, and across the state...

 

Vermont fugitive last seen headed toward Ten Sleep

UPDATE: Randal Gebo was arrested in Downers Grove, Illinois by the Illinois State Police following a traffic stop late Wednesday night. Gebo was identified as the operator and sole occupant of the 2009 Mini Cooper that belongs to homicide victim,...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 20, 2017

Noise ordinance waivers granted by council

WORLAND — Two noise ordinance waiver requests were approved by the Worland City Council Tuesday night for August events. During the regular meeting, the council approved a request from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for a youth...

 

Thermopolis welcomes Democrats to state meeting

THERMOPOLIS – The Hot Springs County Democratic Committee welcomed Democrats from across the state for the Wyoming Democratic Party’s central meeting in Thermopolis on Saturday, July 15. The Wyoming Democratic Party meets quarterly to discuss...

 

July 19, 2017

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'Preparing for wildfire' sessions set in Ten Sleep, Worland

WORLAND — University of Wyoming Extension educator Caitlin Youngquist is collaborating with Karen Fenton of the Washakie County Conservation District to help landowners develop evacuation plans for livestock and pets and provide information to...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 19, 2017

New law allows guns on Wyoming K-12 school campuses

WORLAND – Two local school districts are looking differently on new legislation regarding school personnel’s ability to carry firearms. A law passed during the 2017 Wyoming State Legislature session that allows possession of firearms by school di...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    July 19, 2017

Fair Board discusses future changes and concerns

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met Monday evening, in their continuing effort to finalize plans for the 2017 Washakie County Fair, July 21 through Aug. 5 at the Washakie County Fairgrounds in Worland. In advance of the tractor pull event...

 

July 18, 2017

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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 18, 2017

Council to address update to residential building code

WORLAND — After tabling an ordinance to update the Worland residential building code in June, the council is set to take action on first reading at tonight’s regular meeting. At the June 7 meeting, the council tabled first reading after a brief...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    July 18, 2017

County Commission to review emergency, fire directives today

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission will meet today starting at 9 a.m. to review and tentatively vote to approve the revised Washakie County Emergency Operations Plan (WC-EOP), and will hear new burn restrictions put into place by the Bureau...

 

Plague confirmed in northeastern Wyoming prairie dog

CHEYENNE - Plague infection was recently confirmed in a northeastern Wyoming prairie dog, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). No human cases have been identified. The infected...

 

July 15, 2017

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