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 By Marcus Huff    News    August 11, 2018

State candidates visit Worland voters

WORLAND - The Worland Business & Professional Women's organization hosted a non-partisan candidate forum Thursday evening at the Worland Community Center, where candidates for local and state offi...

 By Marcus Huff    News    August 8, 2018

County considers limiting roads to locals only

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners met Tuesday to review the tax levies for 2018-19, and consider a plan to restrict two county roads to local traffic only, enforced by ordinance. As explained by Commissioners Aaron Anderson and Fred...

 By Marcus Huff    News    August 7, 2018

Commission to discuss WPLI recommendations

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission will meet today to review department reports, evaluate tax levies, and hear from one member regarding recommendations for county wilderness areas. Washakie County’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI)...

 By Marcus Huff    News    August 4, 2018

Ten Sleep council meets Tuesday

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep Town Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at town hall to hear regular department reports, report on an upcoming sales tax initiative and get an update on the town’s ongoing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) project...

 By Marcus Huff    News    August 3, 2018

Vote releases Honeycombs from wilderness protection

WORLAND — Washakie County’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) Advisory Committee met Wednesday at the Washakie County Extension Office, in a final move to end a year-long consensus process, and send to the commissioners three...

 By Marcus Huff    News    August 1, 2018

WPLI to review public comments on wilderness areas

WORLAND -Washakie County’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) Advisory Committee presented the public with their recommendations for the county’s Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs), last month, and the public comment period officially came to an...

 By Marcus Huff    News    July 31, 2018

Multiple fires keep departments busy

WORLAND – A series of local fires and smoke reports kept area firefighters busy this weekend, most notably on two fires south of Worland. Bureau of Land Management Bighorn/Wind River District spokesperson Sarah Beckwith said that the 2,448-acre...

 By Marcus Huff    News    July 27, 2018

Primary voter registration ends August 6

WORLAND – Absentee voting is underway in Washakie County and the deadline for registering to vote in the Aug. 21 primary election is approaching. Washakie County Clerk Mary Grace Strauch reports that there are currently 3,927 registered voters in t...

 By Marcus Huff    News    July 24, 2018

County budget approved for 2018-19

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners approved the projected county budget and revenues for 2018-19 at their last July meeting, and reported on revenues for 2017-18. According to records provided by the Office of County Clerk, the county had a...


Commission moves to approve Washakie Rural expansion

WORLAND – A proposal by the South Worland Water Users Corporation to join the Washakie Rural Improvement and Service District was met with a vote to approve by the county commission on Tuesday, although the measure was left open Tuesday morning...

 By Marcus Huff    News    July 14, 2018

County valuation up from 2017

WORLAND – According to documents provided by the Washakie County Assessor’s Office, valuations for the county are up in 2018, due to a positive return of oil and gas money generated in the county over the last year. The Board of County...

 By Marcus Huff    News    July 13, 2018

Ten Sleep receives Placemaking Grant

TEN SLEEP – Thanks to a state grant, the town of Ten Sleep will undergo “place making” with new benches and public areas, it was announced during Monday’s town council meeting. Last month, Councilperson Constance Sweeney reported that the tow...

 By Marcus Huff    News    July 12, 2018

2018 county fair schedule released

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board released the final schedule for the 2018 fair on Monday, featuring four nights of live music, rodeo, pig wrestling and shooting events. The fair will feature opening-act performances from four local bands,...

 By Marcus Huff    News    July 7, 2018

Evening storms result in flash flood event

WORLAND – Some quick, intense flooding was witnessed in Washakie County on Thursday, following a thunderstorm over the area, with the majority of the flooding in the Sand Creek area. Responding to the scene to provide road safety measures, Worland...

 By Marcus Huff    News    July 3, 2018

Ten Sleep Fourth lights off with 73rd Rodeo

TEN SLEEP – Fourth of July festivities kick off Wednesday in Ten Sleep with an Old West-inspired town parade, and a full day of rodeo activities, culminating with fireworks after dark. The Hyattville-Ten Sleep Pony Express will arrive with the...

 By Marcus Huff    Sports    June 29, 2018

Custom diesel shop hosts truck drags and grand reopening

WORLAND – Diesel Pickup Specialists (DPS) of Worland, has expanded into a new location, and will celebrate today with a grand reopening and events. Now located at a larger, new facility at 1082 N. 1...

 By Marcus Huff    News    June 27, 2018

Ten Sleep hosts Bomber Mountain research

TEN SLEEP — On June 28, 1943, a B-17 Flying Fortress departed Pendleton Army Air Base in Pendleton, Oregon, to meet up with the rest of the 383rd Bomber Group, 541st Bomber Squadron in Nebraska, before departing for the war in Europe. The plane... Full story

 By Marcus Huff    News    June 26, 2018

Ten Sleep approves 2018-19 budget, tax resolution

TEN SLEEP – At a special meeting of the Ten Sleep Town Council on Monday, the town addressed a handful of subjects, including paying bills for June, voting to join a tax resolution voter drive, and approving the operating budget for 2018-19. The...

 By Marcus Huff    News    June 22, 2018

One sentenced in 2016 heroin death

WORLAND – A Worland man will face up to eight years behind bars for his role in the heroin-related death of a Worland man in September of 2016, after being sentenced in Fifth Judicial District Court on Wednesday. Earlier in May Joseph A. Leyva,...

 By Marcus Huff    News    June 22, 2018

Big Horn Basin Edition: Ten Sleep Mercantile celebrates 115 years

TEN SLEEP – The veritable center of town and only remaining, original two-story building in Ten Sleep, the Ten Sleep Mercantile building has served as a variety of businesses, and remains a...

 By Marcus Huff    News    June 21, 2018

Partial summary judgement denied in TCT case

LANDER - Ninth Judicial District Court Judge Norman E. Young has denied a motion for partial summary judgement filed on behalf of the plaintiff, in the case Campbell versus Tri-County Telephone Association. The lawsuit, filed in December 2016 by a...

 By Marcus Huff    News    June 20, 2018

Truck theft leads to crash, multiple charges

WORLAND – A Sunday night theft of a pickup truck resulted in damage to Pepsi property and multiple charges for a Worland man, who attempted to elude police on foot, following the crash. Trae M. Thackston, 18 of Worland, made an initial appearance...

 By Marcus Huff    News    June 15, 2018

County, NWS evaluate tornado damage

TEN SLEEP – Washakie County Emergency Management Director Jeff Schweighart and officials from the National Weather Service office in Riverton evaluated tornado damage to parts of Washakie County this week, in advance of a report to be issued on...

 By Marcus Huff    News    June 13, 2018

Washakie County Fair to feature full roster of music

WORLAND – Visitors to the 2018 Washakie County Fair will be treated to live music every night of the four-day event, with final bands announced on Tuesday. During a special meeting in March, the...

 By Marcus Huff    News    June 8, 2018

'Adopt an Event' recycling program comes to county

WORLAND – To boost recycling efforts in Washakie County, a group of community leaders took the initiative and ordered a dozen, portable recycling bins for area events, to be used by anyone that would like to help the recycling effort. Working...


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