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 By Marcus Huff    News    November 16, 2018 

Thermopolis reinstates deer management program

THERMOPOLIS - The Thermopolis Police Department will restart a deer management program again this year, after taking a year off in 2017. Originally, the program began to mitigate vehicle/deer accidents and property damage in-town. “We had reached...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 15, 2018

Worland Fire stresses winter prevention

WORLAND – As colder temperatures blanket the Big Horn Basin, Worland Fire District Chief Chris Kocher would like residents to think about preparations and safety for winter. “We’ve seen a lot of chimney fires [in the past] but with new...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 13, 2018

Ten Sleep examines traditions for Veterans Day

TEN SLEEP – Veterans of all military branches and conflicts reaching back to World War II lined the wall of the gymnasium at the Ten Sleep School on Monday, in observance of Veterans Day, before an...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 10, 2018

Judge Overfield sworn in, robed in official ceremony

THERMOPOLIS – Wyoming Governor Matt Mead appointed Thermopolis attorney Bobbi Dean Overfield to be District Court Judge for the Fifth Judicial District in August, serving Big Horn, Hot Springs and...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 9, 2018

Ten Sleep awards bid to fix town lagoon

TEN SLEEP – The Town of Ten Sleep awarded a bid to fix the town’s lagoon, which has breached its original bentonite liner, during Wednesday’s town council meeting. Bornhoft Construction of Riverton won the bid, at a total of $675,225. Two...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 7, 2018

Worland, Ten Sleep welcome new school board members

WORLAND – Washakie county voters went to the polls Tuesday, electing new members to the county’s two school boards, and cementing county seats for incumbents who ran largely unopposed. For Washakie County School District No. 1 (Worland) new...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 6, 2018

Worland community garden ends fourth year

WORLAND — This year, the Worland community garden had another successful year, thanks in part to Action Resources International and a support from the AmeriCorps VISTA program. Located across from the baseball fields at Newell Sargent Park in...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 3, 2018

Voters to decide on lodging tax

WORLAND – Voters on Tuesday in Washakie County will decide whether to continue a lodging tax. Washakie County already charges 4 percent to visitors for lodging, with revenues going toward the county Visitor’s Council for advertising and tourism...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 2, 2018

Rural district could expand after Tuesday vote

WORLAND – A measure on Tuesday’s ballot could allow South Worland Water Users to join the Washakie Rural Improvement and Service District, after a nearly year-long effort to combine the two groups. A petition to join the Washakie Rural system...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 1, 2018

Area students to attend national drug-free conference

WORLAND – Thanks to a drug-free community grant, three area students will be attending a national convention of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America in the Washington, D.C., area in February. On Tuesday, Washakie County Youth Alternatives...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    October 31, 2018

County secures contract with AirCareMed

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission met Tuesday to hear regular department reports, and finalized a contract to continue air medical services for the county with Guardian Flight, now part of the AirMedCare Services. Holly Anderson with...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    October 30, 2018

Halloween safety tips from Worland Police

WORLAND – Chief Gabe Elliott with the Worland Police Department shared Halloween safety tips on Monday, in advance of the holiday on Wednesday, when trick or treaters are expected on the streets of Worland and Ten Sleep. For home owners, Chief Elli...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    October 30, 2018

County to review AirMedCare services

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission will meet today to hear regular department reports, and move forward with a contract to continue air medical services for the county with Guardian Flight, now part of the AirMedCare Services. Holly Anderson...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    October 16, 2018

Absentee voting continues in Wyoming

County Clerk Mary Grace Strauch reports that there are currently 3,927 registered voters in the county, and, so far, 362 absentee ballots have been sent out and 203 have been returned. Absentee voting continues until Nov. 5. Strauch also reminds...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    October 13, 2018

New banks on the rise in Worland

WORLAND – Big Horn Federal Savings Bank in Worland, located at 1006 Big Horn Avenue, is still in a temporary facility while the former bank building was removed this summer and replaced with a new, upgraded and larger building. Construction is...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    October 12, 2018

County clarifies, roads not to be closed

WORLAND – In response to some public concern and outcry, Washakie County Commissioner Fred Frandson reiterated on Wednesday that the county has no plans to close two heavy-traveled roads, but rather to restrict them to local-only traffic. The two r...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    October 11, 2018

Country grants contract with AirMedCare for Guardian flights

WORLAND – After a recommendation by the county attorney, Washakie county commissioners voted on Oct. 2 to move forward with a contract to continue air medical services for the county with Guardian F...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    October 6, 2018

Watershed study kicks off with area meetings

WORLAND – The Wyoming Water Development Commission, with sponsorship by the Washakie County and South Big Horn Conservation districts, kicked off a two-year watershed study last week with public meetings in Basin and Worland, to inform the public o...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    October 3, 2018

County consults with state on closing two roads

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners met Tuesday to hear department reports, and gave a brief update on a plan to restrict two county roads to local traffic only, enforced by ordinance. As explained last month by Commissioners Aaron Anderson...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    October 2, 2018

Ten Sleep council meets Tuesday

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep Town Council will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. to hear regular department reports and get an update on the town’s ongoing U.S. Department of Agriculture project to upgrade the town’s lagoon. Going forward, Mayor Jack...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 29, 2018

Commission to add Prevention grant to budget

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission will meet Tuesday to hear regular department reports and hold a budget hearing to add a Prevention Management grant to the annual operating budget. The $218,000, two-year grant, obtained through the office o...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 28, 2018

Prevention Coalition discusses alternatives to substance abuse

WORLAND – The Washakie Prevention Coalition held a lunch meeting on Thursday, to discuss a new grant to combat substance abuse, and look at ways to combine forces and grant opportunities to offer area at-risk youth pathways to healthy choices. The...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 27, 2018

Stepping down from the bench

WORLAND – After 40 years of practicing law and serving as a county, circuit and district judge, Judge Robert Skar is retiring this week, to spend time on his hobbies and travel the United States. A...

 
 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...

 

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