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 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...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 4, 2019

Big Horn Mountain Festival Cancelled for 2019

BUFFALO – For what would have been their 15th year of operation, the Big Horn Mountain Festival planning committee has decided to cancel the annual music event in Buffalo this year, due to a...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    January 3, 2019

Ambulance service grateful for donations in 2018

WORLAND – Washakie County Ambulance Director Luke Sypherd, a national certified paramedic with a bachelor’s degree in paramedicine and a master’s degree in emergency management, reported on Wednesday that the county ambulance service answered...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 25, 2018

Cheney requests salary to be withheld during shutdown

WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) requested on Saturday that her congressional pay be suspended, as long as the current government shutdown is in effect. Although Cheney voted for border wall funding in the House of...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 22, 2018

Ten Sleep approves additional funds to fix lagoon

TEN SLEEP – During a mid-month meeting of the Ten Sleep Town Council on Friday, the town voted to proceed with a project to drain and repair the town’s sewage lagoon, although unexpected engineering costs ballooned the budget for the task....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 19, 2018

Added money will provide alternatives to troubled youth

WORLAND – At a special budget hearing held by the Washakie County Commission on Tuesday, Bob Vines with the county Witness and Victims Office and Allison Funk with the Department of Family Services explained the best use of $5,000 awarded to the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 18, 2018

Army Corps evaluates need for flood study in Worland

WORLAND – Members of the Army Corps of Engineers met with Washakie County officials on Dec. 12 to kick off a pilot study for a Section 205 request (Flood Damage Reduction), after multiple flooding events in 2017, including major damage due to an...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 15, 2018

Local circuit court judge bids adieu

WORLAND – Fifth Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Tom Harrington wasn't your typical law student. A 1970 graduate of Worland High School, Harrington first received a teaching degree from Boise...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 14, 2018

Nationwide hemp legalization may not affect Wyoming

CHEYENNE – An $867 billion farm bill passed by the House of Representatives by a vote of 369-47 on Wednesday (the bill passed the Senate in June by a vote of 86-11) effectively legalized industrial hemp production in the United States, pending...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 13, 2018

Enzi blocks bill to extend Agent Orange benefits to Navy vets

WASHINGTON, DC – A bill overwhelmingly supported by the U.S. House of Representatives was killed in the Senate on Monday, when Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming objected, citing the increasing cost of care for U.S. Navy veterans exposed to Agent Orange...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 12, 2018

Fair Board eliminates gate fees for 2019

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met Monday evening, and passed a motion to eliminate gate fees for the fair, in favor of fees for individual events such as the rodeo and music acts. With a vote of 3-2, the board effectively alleviated a...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 11, 2018

County completes successful Hazmat exercise

WORLAND – Local agencies and infrastructure organizations completed a county-wide full-scale exercise last Saturday, to enact a hazardous materials event. The event was a success, with 18 local...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 8, 2018

Commission seeking Bighorn camping working group

WORLAND – After a 2016 study by the Bighorn Mountain Coalition, county commissioners from Washakie, Johnson, Sheridan and Big Horn counties are seeking two to four members each for a working group to determine best use based on recommendations for...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 7, 2018

Hazmat exercise in Worland Saturday

WORLAND – On Tuesday area first responders including law enforcement, fire and emergency response teams and ambulance crews, met with the Washakie County Commission to detail plans for a county-wide full-scale exercise to be held this Saturday, to...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 6, 2018

Ten Sleep approves VoAg building for school

TEN SLEEP – At a regular meeting of the Ten Sleep town council on Tuesday, the town approved a building request from the Ten Sleep school for a new, 5,000 square foot Vocational / Agriculture building, to be located on land owned by the school on W...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 4, 2018

First responders to meet, plan for Hazmat exercise

WORLAND – During a special session of the Washakie County Commission this afternoon, area first responders will meet to detail plans for a county-wide full-scale exercise to be held this Saturday, to enact a hazardous materials event. The Saturday...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 1, 2018

Ten Sleep to review lagoon project Tuesday

TEN SLEEP – The Town of Ten Sleep will review a project to fix the town’s sewage lagoon at the regular December council meeting on Tuesday, along with town department reports. The town awarded a bid to fix the town’s lagoon, which has breached...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 29, 2018

Former Worland man faces multiple child sex abuse charges

WORLAND – A former Worland man is facing six counts of first degree sexual abuse of a minor in Washakie County. The alleged abuse occurred from August of 2014 until September of 2016. Jason Arnold Miller, 42 of Cheyenne, pleaded not guilty in...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 28, 2018

Heroin bust results in charges for three

WORLAND – An ongoing investigation by the Washakie County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the arrest of three Worland residents on Sunday and charges brought before the Fifth Judicial Court for conspiring to sell heroin within 500 feet of a local...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 24, 2018

Hot Springs Museum seeking donations to expand

THERMOPOLIS – The Hot Springs Pioneer Association, founded in 1930 to preserve the history of the Thermopolis region, is currently seeking donations to purchase property adjoining the Hot Springs Museum in Thermopolis, in an attempt to expand the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 22, 2018

Cheney bill would release WSA designations in 3 counties including Big Horn

WORLAND – A bill introduced in September by Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) would remove wilderness designations from Lincoln, Sweetwater and Big Horn counties, and effectively restrict the designation of further lands in Wyoming with wilderness...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 21, 2018

County mulls options for library relocation

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission met Tuesday for a busy morning session to hear department reports, and heard from Library Board member Terry Livingston on options moving forward to relocate the Washakie County Library from its current...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    November 20, 2018

Statewide voter turnout above average for 2018

WORLAND – According to reports released by the Office of the Secretary of State, Wyoming Election Division and the Office of the County Clerk for Washakie County, voting numbers for both the state primary and general elections were up over...

 

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