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 By Seth Romsa    News    January 14, 2021 

Phelps will not seek contract extension

By SETH ROMSA TEN SLEEP – At the end of the Washakie County School District (WCSD) No. 2 Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, WCSD No. 2 Superintendent Jimmy Phelps told the board he will...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 7, 2021

Commissioners discuss temporary EMS help

WORLAND – During their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 5, the Washakie County Commissioners discussed different ways to help offer temporary relief to the Washakie Ambulance Service...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 24, 2020

Commissioners view progress during tour of new library

WORLAND – If you have walked by or looked inside the future location of the new Washakie County Library you will notice that construction has been well underway over the last month and a half as...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 17, 2020

Lungren takes over chairman position for Dist. 1 board

WORLAND – The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees came to the end of an era when former chairman Don Bryant who has served as the board’s chairman for 20-plus years was not...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 10, 2020

Worland Volunteer Fire department awards given in different fashion

WORLAND – Delay after delay after delay of their banquet led to the Worland Volunteer Fire Department (WVFD) finally being able to present the awards for the year 2019 at a business meeting on Nov....

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 10, 2020

Sen. Cooper assigned to two committees in first legislative session

Wyoming Senate District 20 Senator-elect Ed Cooper was elected to serve on the Judiciary Committee and the Minerals, Business & Economic Development Committee when assignments were made for the...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 3, 2020

Drama department visits with voice actor

WORLAND – Worland drama students met via tele-conference with voice actress Katie Leigh who has been a voice on many television shows, movies, video games and even appearing on radio. Leigh has...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 3, 2020

County mask mandate future uncertain

WASHAKIE COUNTY – The mask mandate that is in effect for Washakie County to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus 2019 faces an uncertain future with the end of the mandate looming. The...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 26, 2020

Commissioners continue to seek consent on Lane 17 1/2

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met with landowners around Lane 17 1/2 to discuss the progress and where they stood on adopting Lane 17 1/2 during their regularly scheduled meeting on...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 19, 2020

Mask mandate request submitted to state

WORLAND – After a nearly two-hour long discussion, Washakie County Health Officer Dr. Ed Zimmerman informed the Washakie County Commissioners on Tuesday that he had sent a order to the Wyoming...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 19, 2020

School districts take different approaches to COVID surge

WORLAND – Thermopolis joined Ten Sleep moving students to online learning due to increased COVID-19 cases. Ten Sleep School decided to move their students from sixth through 12 the into phase two...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 19, 2020

Aguilera enters guilty plea on two counts

WORLAND – Eloy Madrid Aguilera, 41, appeared in Fifth Judicial District District Court via teleconference on Monday, Nov. 16, to enter into a guilty plea for an armed robbery that occurred on Feb....

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 19, 2020

Washakie County mask mandate approved; goes into effect Sunday

WASHAKIE COUNTY – A mask mandate has been approved by Washakie County Health Officer Dr. Ed Zimmerman, state health officer Dr. Alexia Harrist as well as the State Attorney General’s Office. In...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 12, 2020

Board updated on COVID-19 outbreak

TEN SLEEP – The Washakie County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees met on Monday, Nov. 9, in person and via Zoom to discuss the recent COVID-19 situation that developed at Ten Sleep School...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 12, 2020

Washakie County has nearly all C.A.R.E.S. items approved

The State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) met on Thursday, Nov. 5, and approved $1,053,525 worth of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) funding for various items submitted by...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 12, 2020

Ten Sleep council mulls, then approves building permit

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep Town Council met on election night, Nov. 3, to discuss a permit for Carter Country Fabrication in order to build a new refrigeration unit as well as a drive-thru for food...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 5, 2020

Ambulance partnership with Cody Regional Health discussed

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners listened to a proposal from Cody Regional Health (CRH) representatives about a proposal to have CRH take over the ambulance services in Washakie County...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 5, 2020

School boards welcome two new members

By SETH ROMSA Staff Writer WASHAKIE COUNTY – Both Washakie County School District (WCSD) No. 1 and 2 had three vacancies this general election, with one incumbent electing to race in each district....

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 5, 2020

Republicans sweep local state legislative seats

Republicans Ed Cooper of Ten Sleep and incumbent Representative John Winter of Thermopolis cruised to victory in their election bids for Wyoming State Senate District 20 and Wyoming House District...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    November 5, 2020

Veterans Day activities kick-off tonight

Veterans Day activities are set to take place this week, starting with performances by fourth-grade classes from West Side Elementary tonight in the Worland Middle School auditorium. The annual...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    October 29, 2020

District business manager set to retire after 25 years

WORLAND – Jack Stott has been the business manager of Washakie County School District (WCSD) No. 1 since 1995, and on Monday night the WCSD No. 1 Board of Trustees accepted his letter of...

 

ELECTION TUESDAY: Vote in person or absentee

Time to vote absentee in the 2020 election is beginning to run out, as absentee ballots may only be requested through Monday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m. through the Washakie County Clerk’s office. According to Washakie County Clerk Mary Grace Strauch,...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    October 29, 2020

Commissioners seek comment on resource plan

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met with Dessa Dale of DJ&A during their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20, to discuss the next step of the county’s Natural Resource...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    October 29, 2020

COVID causes financial shortfall for Worland High School drama department

WORLAND – The Worland High School drama department was hit with a major setback in the spring when they were forced to cancel their spring musical, "Fiddler on the Roof" due to COVID-19 and the the...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    October 29, 2020

WCSD#1 Board creates budget committee as cuts likely next year

WORLAND — The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board heard a report about possible 10% cut from the state funding model. During Monday’s regular board meeting, Superintendent David Nicholas...

 

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