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 By Cyd Lass    News    April 25, 2019 

UW academic signing day Wednesday

WORLAND – University of Wyoming Extension Offices around the state will be holding their third annual UW Signing Day Wednesday, May 1. The UW Signing Day in Washakie County will celebrate with... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    Community    April 25, 2019 

Fur Ball helps raise funds and awareness for New Hope Humane Society

WORLAND – Every year, approximately 6.5 million animal companions enter animal shelters nationwide. Out of that number, it’s estimated that 3.2 million shelter animals get adopted every year. New Hope Humane Society in Worland provides an opportu...

 By Cyd Lass    News    April 18, 2019

Local woman battling illness speaks out on the risks of breast implants

WORLAND – While the Food and Drug Association (FDA) has taken up the decades-long debate over breast implant safety, one local woman is fighting her own breast implant battle. In February of this... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    News    April 11, 2019

No demolition derby for this year's fair

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met for their monthly meeting Monday in advance of the 2019 Fair. At the meeting, they discussed additions to the 4-H livestock portion of the fair, advertising, pricing and discussed a substitute for their...

 By Cyd Lass    Community    April 4, 2019

Assistant speech and debate coach named Alumni of the Year

WORLAND – Worland speech and debate team’s assistant coach John Ryan received the Alumni of the Year award recently, at the speech and debate National Qualifiers tournament in Green River and Rock Springs,. The National Speech and Debate Associat... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    Community    March 28, 2019

Four Worland students qualify for national competition

WORLAND – March 14, 15 and 16, students from all over the state gathered in Green River and Rock Springs for the National Qualifiers Competition for speech and debate. Qualifying for the National Competition is Nathaniel Nelson and Jade Hefenieder... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    Community    March 14, 2019

Worland speech and debate coach receives coach of year

WORLAND – Every year, a coach is selected to receive the honor of the title of “coach of the year” in speech and debate. A coach is chosen for each class, 1A/2A, 3A and 4A. This year, five different coaches received nominations for 3A. However,...

 By Cyd Lass    News    March 7, 2019

Worland High School speech and debate team heads to state

WORLAND - Students from multiple schools around the state head to state meet in Riverton today (Thursday). Twenty students from Worland High School will be competing. These students are Kevin... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    News    February 28, 2019

Newell Sargent baseball fields renovation to be complete in time for season

WORLAND – Last October, the Worland Recreation Committee partnered up with the city to begin renovations for the Worland baseball fields at Newell Sargent Park. The project began in late October and included replacement of chain link fences that... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    News    February 21, 2019

Planning for the future generations of agriculture

WORLAND – An interactive presentation during WESTI Ag Days Feb. 12 in Worland included surveys and information on how to speak with family members about continuing land and farm operations. Caleb Carter of the University of Wyoming extension began...

 By Cyd Lass    News    February 14, 2019

Worlando Beach Speech and Debate Tournament Friday and Saturday

WORLAND – Worland High School’s speech and debate team will be holding their 36th annual Worlando Beach Tournament this Friday and Saturday. The meet will include 17 schools, mostly from Western Wyoming. There will be 200-300 students competing... Full story


Why do we celebrate Valentine's Day?

WORLAND – Valentine’s Day is something often seen has as a love holiday that’s more often than not only promoted by the greeting card industry. However, angel babies and boxes of chocolates... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    News    February 7, 2019

Worland speech and debate team wins Natrona meet

WORLAND – Amongst 33 schools from three different states including Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska, Worland High School’s speech and debate team sent 28 students to the Natrona County meet and reigned victorious awarded first place in 3A... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    News    January 29, 2019

'Souper Bowl' Friday night

WORLAND – This Friday, Pam Greek’s art students with the Worland High School will be participating in the annual “Souper Bowl.” The Souper Bowl is an annual event within the community that’s a fundraiser for the Washakie County Special...

 By Cyd Lass    News    January 25, 2019

19 cases of JUULing at Worland Middle School reported

WORLAND – During a recent parent night at the Worland Middle School, Worland Police Chief Gabe Elliott spoke about one of the most recent, yet most popular drug trends, JUULing. A JUUL is an electronic cigarette that currently is overtaking 72...

 By Cyd Lass    News    January 23, 2019

Postal rate increases take place Sunday

WORLAND – This Sunday, national postal rates will see some of the largest increases ever. Prices will see an all-time high of 55 cents for the first ounce of a letter, increasing 5 cents from 2018 prices. Additional letter ounces will decrease from...

 By Cyd Lass    News    January 19, 2019

The popping facts about popcorn on National Popcorn Day

WORLAND – Today is National Popcorn Day, meaning it’s the day of the year to eat one of the most popular snacks in America. However, there may be some questions about popcorn, some that you were too busy eating to ask. According to, p...

 By Cyd Lass    News    January 16, 2019

Worland Police Department warns parents of local drug trends

WORLAND – The Washakie County Coalition and Worland's Police Department came together to discuss current drug trends with parents of Worland and Ten Sleep's fifth through 12th-graders. Monday...

 By Cyd Lass    News    December 20, 2018

No need to knead at bread making workshop

WORLAND – Washakie County Extension held an easy no-knead bread-making class last Thursday. Those who preregistered paid the small admission fee to join the one-time class to learn the recipe for...

 By Cyd Lass    News    December 13, 2018

Six Black Thunder students participate in Rose Parade

WORLAND – Thanksgiving week, 154 musicians and color guard members from the 2018 Wyoming All State Marching Band (WASMB) headed to Philadelphia and participated in the country’s oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade. Out of the 154 participants, six of...

 By Cyd Lass    News    December 6, 2018

Pinnacle Bank's 33rd annual Festival of Trees this weekend

WORLAND – Friday and Saturday, Pinnacle Bank will be hosting their 33rd annual Festival of Trees, which will be open to the public. With 23 decorated trees this year, along with multiple miscellaneous items and wreaths, people will be able to...

 By Cyd Lass    News    December 5, 2018

WHS drama team holds State Champ title

WORLAND – Last weekend, Worland High School's drama team won first place in 3A sweepstakes in Rock Springs and Green River. With 186 points, WHS was the third highest in the tournament against 28...

 By Cyd Lass    News    December 4, 2018

WHS drama team takes state title

WORLAND – The final state drama results show that Worland High School received first place in 3A Sweepstakes with 186 points and was the third highest in the tournament among school’s competing. This weekend, Worland’s drama team headed to the...

 By Cyd Lass    News    November 27, 2018

First annual tree lighting ceremony goes off without hitch

WORLAND – With winter holidays just around the corner, decorating is in full swing to anticipate celebrations. This includes decorating around the town to get everyone in the festive mood. This...

 By Cyd Lass    News    November 24, 2018

Worland High School senior directs school play

WORLAND – Next week, Worland High School's drama team will be attending the state drama competition in Rock Springs. One of the students attending this competition with a student directed play is...


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