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 By AVERY HOWE    News    July 20, 2023

Fun-filled fair week starts Saturday

Washakie County Fair was first held in Worland from September 1-3, 1938. Starting Saturday, July 22 with an 8 a.m. horse show, it will now celebrate its 85th year. “Realizing the importance of the educational value of fairs throughout the United...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    July 6, 2023

Rain closes multitude of national forest, BLM roads

High precipitation levels in the region have led to many road closures in National Forest and Bureau of Land Management public lands. “This year’s persistent, heavy precipitation has left us with damaged backcountry roads across the Big Horn...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    July 6, 2023

Community garden on the grow

Worland Community Garden is looking to grow, expanding both its physical footprint and its services through an $8,000 grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation. President of the Community Garden...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    June 29, 2023

Celebrations planned for Fourth of July

The Ten Sleep Rodeo Association will kick off the Big Horn Basin’s celebrations with its 78th annual Fourth of July Rodeo starting at 5 p.m. Monday, July 3 at the Ten Sleep Rodeo Grounds. On the Fourth, the rodeo performance will begin at 1:30...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    June 22, 2023

Small Museum Passport Program takes visitors on historical journey

Museum lovers should be excited to learn that eight members of the Big Horn Basin Association of Museums (BBAM) will be offering the Small Museum Passport program this year. Washakie Museum and Cultural Center Executive Director Marian Bender said...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    June 15, 2023

Neighbors oppose rezoning at 1019 Coburn Avenue

The City of Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission met on Monday, June 12, to discuss a zone change at 1019 Coburn Avenue from a central business to medium high density residential district. David Kissner, the owner of the property,...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    June 15, 2023

Commissioners mull salaries during budget work session

Washakie County held their first budget work session for the 2023-24 fiscal year on June 6. County Clerk Lily Rakness Parra reported that the discussion centered around employee salaries. During their May 16 meeting, the commission heard from Sheriff...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    June 8, 2023

Rep. Hageman talks gender identity, border security to local GOP

U.S. Representative Harriet Hageman paid a visit to Washakie County Republicans for her “quarterly report” during their Lincoln Day Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, June 3 at Green Hills Golf Course in Worland. Hageman informed attendees that she...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    June 8, 2023

Conservation District requests city bring back compost pile

Washakie County Conservation District Manager Amanda O’Keefe and Education Coordinator Janet Hofmann made an appearance at the June 6 Worland City Council meeting to advocate for the resurrection of the town composting system. O’Keefe pointed...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    June 8, 2023

Occupational therapist Doyle leaves district after 31 years of service

Michelle Doyle observed an occupational therapist at work back when she was attending Worland High School and found a calling. Now, she has helped 31 years' worth of Worland students as an OT for...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    June 8, 2023

Cleaning up: Fronk reflects on 18 years as school custodian

Stacie Fronk was born and raised in Worland. So were her two children and six grandchildren, all of which graduated from Worland High School, where Fronk worked for 18 years until her retirement last...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    June 8, 2023

Lyman, Moody bid Ten Sleep School adieu

Ten Sleep School employees Betty Lyman and Larry Moody bid adieu to students and staff during a retirement celebration on May 19. Washakie County School District Number 2 Superintendent Annie Griffin...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    June 1, 2023

Get to know first responders at Safe Community Day

Worland will have its first Safe Community Day in a decades-long stretch this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Newell Sargent Park. Washakie County Emergency Management/Homeland Security Director Kami Neighbors said the idea for the event was...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    June 1, 2023

Montoya retiring after 28 years teaching, coaching

Tammy Montoya hadn't really planned on becoming a teacher. "Didn't even cross my mind," she laughed. "God always has a plan for you. And you don't always know it. And that's where I ended up, you...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    May 25, 2023

Washakie County Memorial Day Ceremonies

American Legion Post 44 will begin Memorial Day weekend on Saturday by placing flags on the graves of all veterans buried at Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Worland. Ceremonies will continue in Worland on Monday for Memorial Day, with...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    May 18, 2023

Choices That Matter Day updated for this year's eighth graders

"The Choices That Matter Day was filled with thrilling experiences. It showed us what is good and bad in life, and to pursue your dreams in life," one Worland Middle School eighth grader wrote after...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    May 11, 2023

Ten Sleep graduation this weekend

Ten Sleep’s Class of 2023 will toss up their caps at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 14 in the Ten Sleep Gymnasium. The class of seven’s valedictorian is Kinley Anderson, who will be honored alongside salutatorian Walker Cooper. Classmates Calvin Baker, Kevi...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    May 11, 2023

Blueway Trail surveying set for summer

This summer the Bureau of Land Management will be floating the Big Horn River, and they are inviting the public to join them. The project comes as agencies such as BLM, Wyoming Game and Fish and Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, along with...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    May 4, 2023

Cottonwood Creek Bridge sold to highest – and only – bidder

Cottonwood Creek Bridge in Winchester was sold at the Washakie County Commissioner meeting on Tuesday, May 2 to Galloway Ranch LLC out of Ten Sleep for the amount of $1,150. Galloway offered the only bid on the historic bridge, which will continue...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    May 4, 2023

Wilde Health Center closing up shop after 40 years

In 1983, Doctor of Chiropractic Brad Wilde's practice started with an ad in the Northern Wyoming Daily News: "Worland Chiropractic Clinic opening July 5!" "The first day was good, and it just grew...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    April 27, 2023

County to fund model of Cottonwood Creek Bridge for museum

Washakie County is accepting bids for Cottonwood Creek Bridge in Winchester. As $6,500 was previously allotted for the bridge’s transportation, the county will support up to that amount for the removal of the bridge from its current location to...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    April 27, 2023

'Fiddler on the Roof' opens Thursday

"We were supposed to do 'Fiddler' in 2020 when COVID hit, so it has kind of been in the back of my mind since then," Spring Musical Director Naomi Durrant said. "It's a classic, and I think it's...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    April 20, 2023

Discarded cigarettes cause fire; family displaced

At 9:40 p.m. on April 12, Worland Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call at 2019 Big Horn Avenue Apartment No. 2 to reports of a structural fire on both the interior and exterior of the buildin...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    April 20, 2023

City Council meeting a municipality medley

Jurn Wagner visited the Worland City Council during their Tuesday, April 18 meeting to discuss a noise complaint – made on himself. “I was told by a couple of people that there was a call-in of a blower being run that was pretty loud, and it migh...

 
 By AVERY HOWE    News    April 13, 2023

Washakie County Fair awards increased

Washakie County Fair Board approved their budget at their Monday, April 10 meeting with intentions to submit their $125,000 proposal to the County Commissioners. The proposal will be an increase from the previous $93,000 budget. Fair Board members...

 

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