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 By Marcus Huff    News    April 4, 2019

Fire District warns to obey fire regulations after several grass fires

WORLAND – Due to half a dozen grass fires across the county in the last week, Worland Fire District Chief Chris Kocher reminds residents to review the county fire regulations, currently posted on the county website. “The big issue is everything... Full story

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 28, 2019

APRIL 1 - Bigfoot sightings in Ten Sleep triple over the weekend

TEN SLEEP – Three supposed Bigfoot sightings prompted a series of calls to the Wyoming Office of Mountain Investigations over the weekend, as reported by WOMI Director Walker Smith to the Northern... Full story

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 14, 2019

Fair Board revs up for demolition derby at 2019 fair

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met for their monthly meeting on Monday, in advance of the 2019 Fair, to discuss the possibility of adding a demolition derby to Saturday night events, and set final pricing for events. Joe Maul of Worland p...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 14, 2019

CBD oil and hemp legalization to have minimal legal impact locally

WORLAND – On March 6, Governor Mark Gordon signed into law House Bill 0171, which removes hemp and hemp products from regulation by the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act, and authorizes hemp production and processing through the state Department... Full story

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 7, 2019

Ten Sleep man headed to trial for shooting

BASIN - A Ten Sleep man held on $500,000 cash bond in Basin on three felony counts after a shooting incident on Feb. 3 at the HiWay Bar and Café in Manderson has been held over for a jury trial in Fifth Judicial District Court. Michael Duane Verry,...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 28, 2019

Victims' bills could have local impact

CHEYENNE – Two bills that passed the Wyoming State Legislature are headed to the governor’s desk for approval, both of which would expand victims services and extend the time a victim would be eligible for benefits in the case of violent crimes.... Full story

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 7, 2019

Greear weighs in on current legislation

CHEYENNE- State Representative Mike Greear (R-Worland) gave some rare insight into legislation moving through the Wyoming House of Representatives this legislative session, specifically the state of the state’s budget and issues involving the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 7, 2019

Ten Sleep agrees to sponsor two grants

TEN SLEEP – At Tuesday’s February meeting of the Ten Sleep Town Council, the town agreed to be fiscal sponsors for two local endeavors, the town garden, and the annual Nowoodstock music festival. Traditionally, Nowoodstock organizer Pat... Full story

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    February 7, 2019

Commission approves new county server, discusses Ten Sleep sewage

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission met in their chambers Monday for the first of two February meetings, awarding funds for a new county internet server, and receiving department reports. The new server, at a cost of $17,638, will replace the... Full story

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 30, 2019

Wyoming looks to reorganize state lottery payments

CHEYENNE – Two bills making their way through the state legislature would effectively change the way the state receives payments from the Wyoming Lottery Commission, which has paid out approximately $7.9 million to the state as of April 2018, since... Full story

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 29, 2019

Local agencies resume work after shutdown

WORLAND – After a 35-day shutdown shuttered many government agencies, the reopening of those agencies on Monday, after a continuing resolution was reached in the House and Senate last week, restarting many federal programs in Wyoming. Sarah... Full story

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 29, 2019

Representative Cheney bill would preserve Devils Tower name

WASHINGTON, DC – Wyoming U.S. Representative Liz Cheney announced on Monday, a plan to reintroduce legislation to codify the name of Devils Tower National Monument. The move would follow several previous attempts to set the name in stone. In 2014,... Full story

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 24, 2019

County Fair Board moves ahead with more music for 2019

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board voted to accept a plan to offer six nights of music during the 2019 fair, and has agreed to work with the Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce to expand activities and increase participation in the annual...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 22, 2019

Tobacco tax increase proposed in legislature

CHEYENNE- A bill introduced in the Wyoming House of Representatives on Friday would try, yet again, to raise taxes on cigarettes and snuff in Wyoming, by proposing a 166 percent excise tax increase on tobacco products. House Bill 0218 would increase...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 19, 2019

Grizzly fever grips state legislature

CHEYENNE – A resolution introduced in the Wyoming Legislature this session seeks to release grizzly bear protections in the state of Wyoming, with a second and third bill creating a hunting period for state agencies and a fund to compensate victims...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 18, 2019

Worland Shopko remains open during bankruptcy

WORLAND – Representatives from Shopko verified to the Northern Wyoming Daily News on Thursday that the Worland retailer will stay open, and pharmacy operations will continue, in light of the company filing for bankruptcy on Wednesday, and... Full story

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 17, 2019

Commissioners to attend legislative conference

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners Chairman Fred Frandson, Aaron Anderson and Terry Wolf will forego the final county commission meeting on Jan. 22 to make preparations to attend the 2019 Wyoming County Commissioners Association Legislative...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 16, 2019

BLM closure goes into fourth week

WORLAND – With the nationwide government shutdown entering week four, the Bureau of Land Management offices in Worland remain shuttered since Dec. 22, with none of the usual notices of services from the public information office, and all employees...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 12, 2019

Parent Night to address drug and tobacco use

WORLAND – The Worland Middle School will host a Parent Night on Monday at 7 p.m., to give Worland Police Department Chief Gabe Elliott and Captain Zach Newton a venue to inform and educate parents of the drug trends in the area, and popular...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 11, 2019

USDA Service Center closed during shutdown

WORLAND – The Washakie County United State Department of Agriculture Service Office, located in Worland and home to the Farm Service Agency, Rural Development, Natural Resource Conservation Service...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 10, 2019

Worland Shopko open despite bankruptcy talk

WORLAND – Despite a court filing on Monday that claims Shopko is scheduled to file for bankruptcy on Jan. 15, and a previously disclosed 39 stores closing across the nation, the Worland branch of...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 9, 2019

County commission begins 2019

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission met Tuesday for the first meeting of the year, hearing department reports, recapping events of 2018 and minor upgrades to county properties. Commission...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 8, 2019

Swearing-in ceremony precedes county commission today

WORLAND - Re-elected county officials will be sworn-in today, at an 8 a.m. ceremony at the Washakie County Courthouse, before the county commission holds the first monthly meeting of 2019. County commissioners Fred Frandson and Terry Wolf, County...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 5, 2019

On the road again: Greear heads back to the State House

WORLAND – Representative Mike Greear (R-Worland) of house District 27 will be headed back to the state capitol this weekend, to prepare for the 2019 legislative session and continue his role as chairman of the Minerals, Business and Economic...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 4, 2019

Freshman representative heads to the State Capitol

THERMOPOLIS – Freshman state Representative John Winter (R-Thermopolis), representing District 28 and elected in November after Nathan Winters vacated the seat to run for state auditor, headed to the state capitol in Cheyenne on Thursday, to partic...

 

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