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 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...

 
 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...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    June 7, 2018

Ten Sleep swears in council members

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep Town Council swore-in three members on Tuesday night, to continue their roles on the council, during the town’s regular June meeting. After a special election in Ten Sleep on May 8, Ten Sleep Council members Constance...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    June 2, 2018

Thermopolis to repair main road in 2020

THERMOPOLIS – Engineers from the Wyoming Department of Transportation hosted a public meeting for Thermopolis residents on Thursday to outline an upcoming road project that will effectively replace 2.6 miles of U. S. Highway 20 / 789 through the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    June 1, 2018

Few filings for Worland City Council

WORLAND – Filing for state and local offices ends today, for a variety of offices on the primary ballot, scheduled for voting on Aug. 21. Applicants for state offices must register through the Office of the Secretary of State, while county...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 31, 2018

Wilderness study group ready for public comment

WORLAND — Washakie County’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) Advisory Committee met Tuesday at the Washakie County Fairgrounds to finalize a year-long consensus process, effectively agreeing on three recommendations to determine best-use...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 30, 2018

Weekend rains flood Tensleep, Shell creeks

TEN SLEEP – An abundance of overnight rain on Sunday caused at least three creeks in the Big Horn Basin to flood their banks, and emergency crews to be mobilized. In Ten Sleep, the Tensleep Creek crested overnight Sunday, after a flood warning was...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 25, 2018

Flood warning issued for Ten Sleep Creek

TEN SLEEP - The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a flood warning for Northern Washakie County in central Wyoming due to rain and snowmelt. A gauge along Ten Sleep Creek near the town of Ten Sleep was at 4.4 feet at 2 a.m. Thursday....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 24, 2018

Only one filing for Worland council so far

WORLAND – Filing for state and local offices began last Thursday and runs through June 1, for a variety of offices on the primary ballot, scheduled for voting on August 21. Applicants for state offices must register through the Office of the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 22, 2018

Incumbents file for county seats

WORLAND – Filing for state and local offices began last Thursday and runs through next Friday, June 1, for a variety of offices on the primary ballot, scheduled for voting on Aug. 21. Applicants for state offices must register through the Office...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 18, 2018

Trespassing in Ten Sleep leads to multiple charges

TEN SLEEP – A Basin man is facing multiple charges, including evading law enforcement, after a trespassing call in Ten Sleep resulted in an arrest on Monday. At approximately 8 p.m. on Sunday, Washakie County Sheriff deputies responded to a...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 17, 2018

NTSB determines engine stall cause of 2016 plane crash

WORLAND – The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a final accident report for a December 2016 airplane crash that killed a Thermopolis man and injured his passenger, both employees with the United States Department of Agriculture. The...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 16, 2018

Elected officials' salaries to remain the same

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission met for their mid-May meeting on Tuesday, and voted to maintain current salaries for elected county officials, citing overall state budget woes as a reason to not consider raises at this time. According to...

 

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