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 By Marcus Huff    News    September 22, 2018 

Students question candidates at Worland event

WORLAND – The Worland Middle School hosted two candidates from the two major parties on Friday, to take questions from students and explain their partyies' platforms. Marty Throne, Democratic...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 21, 2018

Absentee voting begins today for general election

WORLAND – Voters across the state have the opportunity to request an absentee ballot, starting today, in advance of the general election on Nov. 6. In addition to candidates for public office, Washakie county voters will be able to vote for a...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 20, 2018

Commission approves Honeycomb wilderness area recommendation

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission met Tuesday to further discuss recommendations for one county wilderness area, and ultimately approved the Washakie County’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) Advisory Committee’s recommendation...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 19, 2018

Protocols needed for Title 25 patient acceptance

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners heard concerns from the county Maintenance Department, Sheriff’s Office, County Attorney’s Office and Lighthouse staff after damages to the Lighthouse facility, due to several episodes from out-of-county...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 15, 2018

Crews fighting Black Mountain Road fire

WORLAND – Firefighting crews from several agencies are on the scene of an estimated 2,500-acre fire roughly 30 miles south of Worland, (7 miles north of Thermopolis) on Black Mountain Road, affecting both private and public lands. First reported...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 13, 2018

Ten Sleep Library hosts Cowboy Carnegies exhibit

TEN SLEEP – The Alliance for Historic Wyoming (AHW) has a traveling exhibit at the Ten Sleep Library this month, and features historic libraries from across the state, financed by steel magnate...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 12, 2018

Fair Board, Chamber consider combining forces

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met Monday evening to approve vouchers and discuss attendance and maintenance issues at the 2018 county fair. Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce members, along with Director Cathy Orchard, were in...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 11, 2018

Wyoming Promise ballot petition heads toward deadline

WORLAND – A ballot petition to allow Wyoming voters to join 19 states in overturning Citizens United is coming to close, with only a few weeks until the petition has to be turned over to the Secretary of State for the state of Wyoming. Wyoming...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 7, 2018

Ten Sleep moves ahead with property annexation

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep Town Council held a public meeting during their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, to hear public comments before the first reading of an ordinance that would effectively annex property into the town limits. The .789...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 6, 2018

County moves forward on 2 wilderness study areas

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners moved ahead on two proposals made by the county’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative working group. The original goal of the WPLI group was to reach a consensus as to the use of the Wilderness Study Areas in...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 5, 2018

County approves expanded court security

WORLAND – During the first meeting of the Washakie County Commission for September, the county agreed to provide matching funds to a grant to purchase enhanced security devices for the Fifth Judicial District Circuit Court facility. As presented...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 1, 2018

Commissioners discuss WPLI recommendations

WORLAND – Washakie County commissioners will meet Tuesday to hear department reports, and review recommendations made by the county’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative working group with Hot Springs County commissioners. The original goal of the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    August 31, 2018

Washakie County receives Drug–Free federal grant

WORLAND – On Thursday, Washakie County Youth Alternatives Administrator Sheri Gunderson was notified that the county was one of three state recipients of a national Drug–Free Communities Support Program grant, awarded through the Substance Abuse...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    August 25, 2018

School board races still sparse

WORLAND — With only one day left to file, local school board races see few new filings. For Washakie County School District No. 1 (Worland), current board members Terri Logan, Duane Whitlock and Don Bryant have filed for re-election. Anna...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    August 24, 2018

Six earn write-in nominations for council

WORLAND – Six candidates for three wards in Worland qualified for the November ballot after Tuesday’s primary election, thanks to a majority of write-in votes from city voters. The Office of County Clerk issued certified letters of notification...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    August 23, 2018

Commissioners discuss WPLI recommendations; no action taken

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners met Tuesday to hear department reports, and reviewed recommendations made by the county’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative working group. Attended by only a few members of the WPLI working group,...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    August 22, 2018

Washakie County voters turn out for incumbents

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners Fred Frandson and Terry Wolf hold their places on the November ballot, after both incumbents beat challenger Christapher Godfrey in Tuesday’s primary election. Frandson received 1,992 total votes, Wolf...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    August 21, 2018

Commissioners to hear WPLI recommendations

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners will meet today to review recommendations made by the county’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative working group, with a public comment period and the commission’s final recommendation to follow. The goal of...

 
 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...

 

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