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 By Marcus Huff    News    May 15, 2018

Primary election filing begins Thursday

WORLAND – Filing for state and local offices begins Thursday and runs through 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 of the Secretary...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 11, 2018

Higher temps pose snowmelt flooding risk

WORLAND – After a week of warm weather, area creeks and rivers have experienced a noticeable rise, as snow at higher elevations begins to melt. At the same time, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Riverton reports that...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 10, 2018

Ten Sleep voters re-elect council members in special election

TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep voters chose to re-elect all three council members who were up for vote on Tuesday. Constance Sweeney and Ernie Beckley will return for four-year terms on the council, while Amy Truman will retain her seat for two years. All...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 8, 2018

Flood planning topic of Monday meeting

WORLAND – County, town and city officials and first responders from Washakie and Big Horn counties met on Monday to review flood planning and threats for 2018, and heard from Office of Homeland Security Director Guy Cameron and Deputy Director...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 3, 2018

One-cent tax group comes to consensus

WORLAND- The Washakie County Commission hosted a sales tax meeting on Tuesday, to help determine the best use for a general one-cent sales tax for seven county entities made eligible for the funding. Representatives from the seven tax-entitled...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    May 2, 2018

Commissioners discuss security concerns at Lighthouse

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners heard concerns from the county Maintenance Department, after damages to the Lighthouse facility, due to a violent episode from an out-of-county patient in April. The seven-bed Lighthouse center run by Cloud...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 25, 2018

Local agencies seek Kansas attempted-murder suspect

THERMOPOLIS – Two attempted murder suspects and one unidentified accomplice made an appearance in Hot Springs County this week, as law enforcement arrested two of the men on Monday, while one remains at large, possibly in the local area. The Rivert...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 24, 2018

Former Firenze restaurant manager sentenced for felony theft

WORLAND – The former manager of the now-closed Firenze restaurant and club in Worland was sentenced Wednesday on one felony charge of theft, and will serve five years on probation in lieu of 3-5 years in the state penitentiary, for missing revenue...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 20, 2018

Game and Fish trout meetings generate consensus

WORLAND – Designated the state fish in 1987, the Yellowstone cutthroat trout, a native to Wyoming before settlement and once abundant, is scheduled to be reintroduced to the Absaroka, Beartooth and Big Horn Mountains, but ahead of the measure,...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 19, 2018

Library meeting presents new Ten Sleep facility

TEN SLEEP – The Washakie County Commission hosted a special public hearing on Tuesday to address changes at the Ten Sleep Public Library, following a major renovation and addition. "It's really...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 18, 2018

Limitations to Lower Nowood water project reviewed

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission met on Tuesday and heard a variety of reports from county agencies, most notably regarding a water project on the Lower Nowood. In the wake of the Town of Ten Sleep formally rejecting a proposal to supply...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 17, 2018

Outdoor recreation group meets to discuss priorities

WORLAND – Representatives from the Wyoming State Parks Outdoor Recreation Office hosted a meeting in Worland on Saturday, bringing community leaders and state agency professionals together to evaluate outdoor recreation opportunities in the Big...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 14, 2018

Library meeting to be held in Ten Sleep

TEN SLEEP – The Washakie County Commission will hold a special public hearing on Tuesday to address changes at the Ten Sleep Public Library, following a major renovation and addition. The meeting will be held at the Ten Sleep Public Library at 6 p....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 13, 2018

A Washakie County invasion

WORLAND – A new species of bug has arrived in Washakie County, and has multiplied to the point that state entomologists and pest control specialists have taken notice. Originating in Asia, where they feed on the elm family of trees, the elm seed...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 11, 2018

Outdoor recreation topic of Saturday meeting

WORLAND – Representatives from the Wyoming State Parks Outdoor Recreation Office will be in Worland on Saturday, to host residents and community leaders for a meeting devoted to expanding outdoor recreation opportunities in the Big Horn Basin....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    April 4, 2018

One-cent tax survey results reviewed

WORLAND - The Washakie County Commission hosted a review of the results of a recent tax survey on Tuesday, to help determine the best use for the general purpose one-cent sales tax for 10 county...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 31, 2018

County commission to host review of tax survey results

WORLAND- The Washakie County Commission will host the last of a set of special tax meetings on Tuesday, to review the results of a recent voter tax survey, to determine the best use for a general one-cent sales tax. The meeting will be held in the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 29, 2018

Hot Springs County hospital expansion progressing

THERMOPOLIS – The Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors held a public listening session on Tuesday in Thermopolis, to inform the public on the process and progress toward the expan...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 27, 2018

Child endangerment charges for three in meth delivery

WORLAND – Three Worland residents are being held on $30,000 bond after a drug bust last week resulted in several felony charges of child endangerment and possession or delivery of methamphetamine. Mirra Garcia, Azia Martinez and Clayton L....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 23, 2018

Group warns against losing Powder River District Ranger

BUFFALO – According to a report by The Council for the Big Horn Range (CBHR), and recently submitted to Washakie County Commission Chairman Terry Wolf, the CBHR discovered in late February that the position of Powder River District Ranger for the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 22, 2018

Worland man receives deferred prosecution for criminal stalking

WORLAND – Wyoming Fifth Judicial District Court Judge Robert E. Skar sentenced a Worland man to five years supervised probation on Wednesday, ending a nearly year-long ordeal related to a stalking case first filed in March 2017. Joshua Vidlock,...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 17, 2018

Board approves 20 hours of music for 2018 Fair

WORLAND – During a special meeting on Thursday, the Washakie County Fair Board, after hearing from a Montana-based music promoter, unanimously approved a proposal to pay $10,400 for four nights of music, totaling 20 hours, during the 2018 county...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 16, 2018

Worland man facing two counts for punching officer

WORLAND – A Worland man had an initial hearing in Fifth Judicial District Circuit Court on Thursday, facing charges stemming from an altercation on Tuesday that resulted in Worland Chief of Police Gabe Elliott being punched and dragged to the groun...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 15, 2018

Game regulation would allow grizzly hunts

CHEYENNE – A draft regulation requested by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission could result in up to two dozen grizzly bears being killed this fall, if the resolution gains approval after a brief public listening tour. The commission directed the...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    March 14, 2018

Four nights of music at the Fair?

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met Tuesday, and after hearing from a Montana-based music promoter, decided to hold a special meeting on Thursday to determine if the fair can pay an estimated $9,000 for four nights of music during the...

 

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