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 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 20, 2022 

Third generation takes reins at Blair's Market in Worland

WORLAND - Blair's Market in Worland officially moves to its third-generation ownership this week with the change in ownership to Sha and Brandon Yule as SBY Plus Inc. Blair's Market was started in...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 20, 2022 

Worland City Council formally votes to fight census figures

WORLAND — The Worland City Council voted unanimously to appeal the 2020 census figures, even discussing the option of a mid-decade count. Mayor Jim Gill outlined his case before the council, noting...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 20, 2022 

Nowaks welcome second child as first baby of 2022

WORLAND - Connor Hendrick Nowak, son of Brian and Kylie Nowak of Worland is the first baby born in 2022 at Worland's hospital, Washakie Medical Center. Connor was born at 1:28 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 3,...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 20, 2022 

Senator Barrasso: Biden's first year an 'epic failure'

WORLAND - U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) expressed frustration with the President Joe Biden Administration but said he is willing to work with Biden on key issues for Wyoming and will fight...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 13, 2022

Confederate Railroad to perform at Washakie County Fair

WORLAND — Fans requested a large concert for the Washakie County Fair and the board listened as they received word at Monday night’s meeting that they had secured booking the Academy of Country...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 13, 2022

County shows support for passenger rail coalition

WORLAND — After hearing a presentation for Dan Bilka, coordinator of the Greater Northwest Passenger Rail Coalition, the Washakie County Commissioners sent a letter of support for the project. In...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Adopting Roscoe was not selfish Pope Francis

Our family at the Pomeroy household grew by one more on Dec. 23, 2021, as we adopted a 6-month Australian shepherd mix male puppy from New Hope Humane Society. This brings our total fur children at...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 13, 2022

Children's author finds inspiration through family

WORLAND - A project started nearly 18 years ago came to fruition at Christmas time for local author Diana Pickerel. Pickerel, who moved to Worland in 1979, has resided in Worland since then, except...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 6, 2022

Revenue, growing Worland to be focus in 2022 for City of Worland

WORLAND — As 2022 gets underway, Worland Mayor Jim Gill said he wants the focus for himself, the council and the city on growing Worland. In his first year as mayor, Gill started the Grow Worland...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 6, 2022

Knights of Columbus planning Celebration of Life event

WORLAND — A new president of the council was elected and a new event approved during the first Worland City Council meeting of 2022. With each new year comes election of council officers. William Wo...

 

The News Editorial: What will 2022 bring?

Well the new year came on Saturday with really barely a whisper but there is a lot in store for us this year. The City of Worland will be appealing the 2020 census figures. This could have potential...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 6, 2022

Big Horn Basin residents among those listed as missing in new database

THERMOPOLIS - A number of missing persons from the Big Horn Basin are listed on the new Wyoming Missing Persons database. John Daily Hammond, age 65, has been missing since Nov. 5, 2021. Hammond is a...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    January 6, 2022

Two local families facing challenges with newborns with heart defects

WORLAND — Two of Worland’s newest residents, born last fall, are facing heart surgeries in 2022. Julie and Dan Atkinson welcomed daughter Emma on Oct. 9, born at Children’s Hospital in Denver....

 

Conservation district mulls upcoming legislation

WORLAND — There are several bills that the Washakie County Conservation District will be following when the 2022 Wyoming Legislature convenes its budget session in February. During a meeting with...

 

2021: a year of comebacks and unpredictability

If 2020 was the year of the pandemic then 2021 was the year of the comeback, at least here in Washakie County and the surrounding area. I know what you are thinking – what comeback. You are...

 

County reviews medical contracts for conflicts

WORLAND — In addressing a point in question from Cody Regional Health, the Washakie County Commissioners reviewed both the agreements with Cody Regional Health for a ground ambulance and the...

 

Frontier Tire in Worland celebrates 30 years in business

WORLAND – Frontier Tire in Worland celebrated the 30th anniversary in business earlier this month. Frontier Tire started in December 1991 by Jeff Dorr, his wife at the time, Dale Hovander. They purc...

 

Community shows true Christmas spirit

Thank you Washakie County; your generosity never ceases to amaze. Every year we have sponsored the Silver Tree for Seniors I am amazed and blessed by the generosity of folks wanting to help spread...

 

Close to 500 pounds of venison delivered to area food banks

WORLAND — Thanks to some generous youthful hunters, more than 400 pounds of venison was delivered to three food banks in the area last week with more to be delivered this week. As part of the Food...

 

New officers elected for Ten Sleep school board

TEN SLEEP — The Washakie County School District No. 2 Board elected new officers at the Dec. 13 meeting with Erin Blutt elected chairman, replacing Jared Lyman. Bill Murphy was elected vice...

 

WCCD, legislators express concern about Biden 30x30 plan

WORLAND — Cheyenne attorney Harriet Hageman, who focuses on water and natural resource matters, joined a meeting of the Washakie Conservation District Board, local legislators and county officials...

 

Discover what the library has to offer

Anyone who thinks libraries are becoming obsolete need only to have attended the grand opening of the new Washakie County Library on Saturday, with more than 200 people taking time out of their weeken...

 

Many partners helped fulfill vision for new library

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners, in a presentation from Commissioner Aaron Anderson dedicated the Washakie County Library at 801 Big Horn Avenue, Suite 100, in memory of Jean Baily Healy. Worland resident Mike Healy, husband of Jean,...

 

Fair board sets budget for musical entertainment to include Saturday concert

WORLAND — The Washakie County Fair is looking at bringing a headliner to showcase the musical entertainment at the 2022 fair, setting an overall budget of $45,000. The board unanimously approved...

 

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