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 By Seth Romsa    News    January 23, 2020 

Public comment sought on natural resource plan

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners will be taking public comment regarding the Washakie County Natural Resource Plan (WCNRP) on Monday, Jan. 27 and Jan. 28. The meeting on Monday will be at the Worland Community Center in the conference ro...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 23, 2020 

Worland student battling leukemia attends national championship game

WORLAND – Jaedan Jackson, 16, had the opportunity of a lifetime when he and his family flew out to New Orleans, Louisiana, to attend the College Football Playoff National Championship game the...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 16, 2020

Felony burglarly charge moves on to district court

WORLAND – Ashley Ann Leary was bound over from Fifth Judicial District Circuit Court to district court on one felony count of burglary. This charge carries a possible punishment of up to 10 years of prison time, and a possible fine of up to $10,000...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 16, 2020

Ten Sleep man charged with bringing deadly weapon into Washakie County Jail

WORLAND –Michael L. Burrington Jr. was bound over from Fifth Judicial District Circuit Court to district court on one felony charge of taking a deadly weapon into jail and a misdemeanor of wearing or carrying a concealed weapon for an incident...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 16, 2020

Local man bound over on aggravated assault charge

WORLAND – Mathew B. Garcia, born in 1992, was bound over from Fifth Judicial District Circuit Court to district court on charges of aggravated assault and domestic battery. Aggravated assault is a felony offense, and carries a maximum penalty of...

 

Geography Bee tests middle schoolers' knowledge

WORLAND – Which state has a longer coastline, Maine or Rhode Island? Do you know the answer? This is just a sample question that sixth through eighth graders from Worland Middle School were asked on...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 16, 2020

Ten Sleep considers excusing absenses for college visits

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep school board met on Monday, Jan. 13 for their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss minor changes to the attendance policy to possibly allow for excused absences for post-secondary institution visits. The board approved...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 9, 2020

New federal law changes purchasing age for tobacco

WORLAND – President Donald Trump signed into law on Dec. 20, 2019, a new regulation restricting the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. The new law does not explicitly state when it goes into effect. The new law also only...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 9, 2020

Commissioners officially amend policy on leave time

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met for their first regularly scheduled meeting of 2020 on Jan. 7 to amend changes to the county’s policies regarding vacation, sick and compensation (comp) time. The amendments that were made to the...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 9, 2020

Worland Speech and Debate team finishes first for 3A at Green River Tournament

WORLAND – The Worland High School Speech and Debate team took first place in Class 3A in the Green River Speech and Debate tournament that took place last month on Dec. 13-14. According to speech and debate coach Rick Dorn, Trenton Keuntjes and...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 2, 2020

New security measure coming to Worland schools Monday

WORLAND – Schools in Worland will be using a new Raptor security system as a preventative measure to ensure whoever is entering the building is safe to be with children starting this Monday, Jan....

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 2, 2020

Outdoor Recreation Collaborative finding its footing in projects

WORLAND – The Bighorn Basin Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (BBORC) is a volunteer group that has come together over the last year to understand what they can do as a group to make the Bighorn Basin area a tourist destination for activities...

 
 By Seth Romsa    Legals    December 26, 2019

Changes to vacation time approved for county employees

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners held a conference call with Dessa Dale from the Environment Resources Group (ERG) during their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 17 to help determine basic guidelines that should be included...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 26, 2019

Miller sentenced to at least 50 years in State Penitentiary on sexual assault of minor

WORLAND – Former Worland man Jason Miller received a sentence of 50 to 100 years imprisonment following a sentencing hearing in the Fifth Judicial District Court in Worland on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Miller, 43, was found guilty of three felonies by a...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 19, 2019

Commissioners show initial support for new pipeline initiative

WORLAND — The Washakie County Commissioners intend to offer their support for the governor’s Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI) after discussion at their regular meeting Tuesday. The discussion began with members who attended a recent...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 19, 2019

Worland school board officers retain current positions

WORLAND – At the short pre-Christmas break school board meeting on Monday night, the Worland school board members voted to retain their current positions on the school board as they were last year. Don Bryant was nominated and voted to remain as...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 12, 2019

Local resident's donation for library totals $1 million

WORLAND – Longtime Worland resident and longtime visitor of the Washakie County Library Mike Healy has donated $1 million for the Washakie County Commissioners to use at their discretion in the...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 12, 2019

Worland school board performance on attendance impresses at state conference

WORLAND – Everything started a few years ago when Washakie County School District No. 1 Board President Don Bryant overheard a student talking to a friend in Taco Johns about how she was going to drop out of school. Bryant intervened to try and fig...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 12, 2019

Fair Board member to leave at end of term

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met Monday night and discussed getting more organized for the future, and ensuring that responsibilities are communicated with the Washakie County Extension office. The meeting ended with fair board chair...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 12, 2019

Ten Sleep Parade of Lights this Saturday

WORLAND – The Ten Sleep Parade of Lights will kick off this Saturday at 6 p.m. in downtown Ten Sleep. The theme for this year’s Parade of Lights is “Tis the Season to be Freezin’” and there will be at least eight floats in the parade,...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 5, 2019

County receives 'significant' donation for new library

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met on Tuesday for their regularly scheduled meeting, and were approached by Mike Healy for a “significant” donation towards funding for the remodel of the Washakie County Library that will be moving...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 5, 2019

Bowling approved as club sport

WORLAND – The Worland school board approved bowling as a club activity unanimously on Monday, Nov. 25, during their regular meeting. With bowling being approved as a club activity, student bowlers will be allowed to receive excused absences for...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 28, 2019

State senators hold open dialogue about state park businesses

THERMOPOLIS – On Thursday, Nov. 21, Wyoming State Senate Vice President Ogden Driskill (R-Devil's Tower) and District 20 Wyoming State Senator Wyatt Agar (R-Thermopolis) held an open discussion...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 28, 2019

Softball narrowly approved by school board

WORLAND – The Worland school board narrowly voted Monday night at the monthly meeting to approve girls fast-pitch softball as a sanctioned varsity sport. Doubt and concern were expressed regarding declining enrollment in the district, as well as...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 28, 2019

Prevention Coalition seeks county residents input

WORLAND – The Washakie County Prevention Coalition will be having a survey sent out through the Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC) in order to gather information about what Washakie County residents believe is happening with the local area...

 

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