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August 6, 2020

Welcome to August. This week check out all the fair coverage -- there will be a bit more coverage next week. Inserts this week are Blair's and...

County sees increase of COVID cases

WORLAND – Washakie County did not have an active case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 29, but saw a sharp increase starting the following day that has led to nine active cases in the county as of press time on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Washakie County... Full story

School board approves 17-page plan to re-open

WORLAND – Washakie County School District No. 1 Superintendent David Nicholas presented a plan to the board at a special meeting that would allow students to attend school beginning later this month. Nicholas told the board last week at a special...

Council to consider municipal court proceeding options

WORLAND – After a brief discussion to introduce the topic at Tuesday night’s regular meeting, the Worland City Council will discuss at Monday’s work session what types of hearings to allow for municipal court and if city hall is the best...

STATE UPDATE: Saturday, August 8, COVID case count at 2498, 515 probable, 2462 recovered

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Saturday increased by eight cases to 2,498. The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) also reported 515 probable cases, along with 28... Full story

Karla's Kolumn: Judging is hard, but at times tasty

Judging is hard, but at times tasty Since moving to Worland in 2015 I have covered the Rhubarb Rhevival all but one year, and I do not know what I was thinking that one year when I assigned it to...

Ronald Duane Weir

Ronald Duane Weir, 77, died July 14, 2020, in Graettinger, Iowa, He was born Jan. 27, 1943, in Graettinger, Iowa. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Sept. 5, 2020, at Riverview Memorial... Full story

Robert Allen 'Rob' Mills

Robert Allen “Rob” Mills, 55, passed peacefully in his sleep on July 20, 2020, at his home in Jarrell, Texas. Rob was born in Thermopolis, Wyoming, on January 7, 1965. Mr. Mills will be interred alongside his Dad, at Monument Hill Cemetery in... Full story

Henry L. Bennett

Henry L. Bennett, 69, passed away July 23, 2020. Celebration of Life at Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Powell at 1 p.m., Aug.... Full story

Douglas Raymond Thronburg

Douglas Raymond Thronburg, 78, of Worland, died Aug. 3, 2020, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was born May 4, 1942, in Thermopolis. Per Doug’s wishes private services will be held at a later... Full story

Richard Louis Weber

Richard Louis Weber, 84, passed away on July 28, 2020 at the Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. Richard was born in Worland on November 9, 1935. He was the oldest of 7 children born to... Full story

Joyce E. Fausset

Joyce E. Fausset, 87, died on Wednesday July 29, 2020 at home in Cheyenne, WY and went on to be restored whole again with her Lord and Savior. Joyce was born on April 7, 1933, in Basin, WY to Peter... Full story

Sandra "Sandy" Louise Dockstader

Whether going to the mountains or to Walmart, you could bet Sandy would arrive in style and on time. She was, simply, stunning. Now "Skippy", as her daughter and friends called her, has headed off on... Full story

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