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 News    May 20, 2017 

May 20, 2017

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 By Tracie Mitchell    News    May 20, 2017 

Early retirement provides perfect opportunity

WORLAND – Worland High School Principal Kevin Smith elected to take the early retirement option approved by the Washakie County School District No. 1 school board in February to help with the revenue reductions that the district is facing. The...

 
 News    May 20, 2017 

Contractors scheduled to begin rock cleanup inside Wind River Canyon Monday

THERMOPOLIS - Two contractors are scheduled to begin cleaning up May rockfall inside Wind River Canyon on Monday, including stability and rockfall emergency repairs of existing canyon walls about 10...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 20, 2017 

City reaches agreement on Schlumberger facility

WORLAND — The Worland City Council and Earl Bower Farms reached a seven-year agreement for the property currently leased by Schlumberger on Third Street between Coburn and Big Horn. The agreement proposed to the city council Tuesday night was...

 

May 19, 2017

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May 18, 2017

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Bills to control government regulations move forward in the Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Homeland Security and Government Affairs (HSGAC) Committee voted today to advance two bills that could help control excessive government regulations. The bills, cosponsored by U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both...

 

Wyoming to lose only Planned Parenthood clinic

CASPER (AP) — The only Planned Parenthood in the state of Wyoming is closing down. Planned Parenthood’s Casper location confirmed Tuesday it will close this summer after more than 40 years of operation because of financial reasons. “”This is...

 

May 17, 2017

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 By Marcus Huff    News    May 17, 2017

Commission reviews fair facilities

WORLAND — Washakie County Commissioners made an afternoon trip to the Washakie County Fairgrounds on Tuesday to review the facilities ahead of the 2017 county fair, and meet with 4-H council members to discuss physical aspects of the fair and...

 

UW gets seat on Wyoming State Board of Education

LARAMIE (AP) — University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols has appointed College of Education Dean D. Ray Reutzel (ROYT-zel) to represent the college on the Wyoming State Board of Education. A law adopted by the Legislature this past winter...

 

Tim Allen 'stunned' and fans outraged by ABC axing his show

NEW YORK (AP) — Have viewers seen the last of “Last Man Standing” ? Not without a fight, at least to judge by the uproar over ABC’s announcement that the Tim Allen sitcom won’t be back in the fall. A warm family comedy about a man who...

 

May 16, 2017

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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 16, 2017

Rain forecast delays continuation of sidewalk project

WORLAND — The sidewalk improvement project that was slated to continue this week but due to the forecast of rain most of the week the project was postponed, according to Wyoming Department of Transportation project engineer Dan McAfee. He said the...

 

UW identifies departments where 37 positions will be eliminated

LARAMIE — The positions of 37 current employees of the University of Wyoming will be eliminated as of June 30, part of UW’s response to a loss of $42 million in state funding for the current biennium. The affected employees are being notified...

 

Flood watch issued for Big Horn Basin, winter storm watch for mountains

WORLAND — The National Weather Service has issue a flood watch for Wednesday evening through late Thursday night for small creeks and streams along the lower elevations of the Powder, Shoshone and Big Horn basins. According to the NWS, up to one an...

 

May 13, 2017

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Environmentalists triumph as Senate upholds drilling rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmentalists notched a rare win in the Republican-led Senate on Wednesday as a GOP effort to reverse an Obama-era rule restricting harmful methane emissions unexpectedly failed. The 51-49 vote against the repeal measure was a...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    May 13, 2017

Celebrating 109 years

MEETEETSE – Led by the town's fire department with lights and sirens the town of Meeteetse showed their support for Grace Carlson, who may be the oldest Wyoming resident, by helping her celebrate...

 

Traffic disruptions expected next week

WORLAND — A handful of disruptions to traffic are expected next week in the 15th Street/Big Horn Avenue intersection in Worland as part of the $1.13 Americans with Disabilities Act project. Prime contractor EHC LLC of Deaver will be working in...

 

May 12, 2017

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