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 By Seth Romsa    News    July 2, 2020 

75th Ten Sleep Fourth of July Rodeo highlights holiday festivities

TEN SLEEP – Despite many events and large gatherings being cancelled around the state due to COVID-19, the 75th edition of the Ten Sleep Fourth of July Rodeo is set to take place on Friday and Saturday July 3 and 4, along with a wide range of other...

 By Seth Romsa    News    July 2, 2020 

Truman returns to Ten Sleep Council; budget passes final reading

WORLAND – The Ten Sleep Town Council met in a special mid-month June meeting on Tuesday, June 23, and appointed a familiar face back to the council. At the start of the meeting, the council voted to appoint Amy Truman back to the council, Truman...

 By Seth Romsa    News    July 2, 2020 

July Fourth holiday safety reminders

The Fourth of July is a holiday to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United States from England nearly 250 years ago, but is typically one of the busiest times for law enforcement. Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness...

 By Seth Romsa    News    July 2, 2020 

Commissioners hold special end of fiscal year meeting

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met in a special session Tuesday, June 30, to finalize bills for the 2019-20 fiscal year and to address other agenda items. At the beginning of the meeting, the commissioners transferred $13,000 to the...

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 25, 2020

Citizen's Life Saving Award given to local hero

WORLAND – Saturday, May 9, was progressing like any normal day for Thad Shaffer as he was out in the yard with his wife Beth trimming trees, and talking to their neighbor when, at around 4:03 p.m.,...

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 25, 2020

WHS Speech and drama hold end of year celebration

WORLAND – The Worland High School speech and debate team and the drama team held an end-of-year celebration on Thursday, June 18, at Sanders Park to celebrate the drama team's three-peat as well as...

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 25, 2020

School board approves retention policy; one-time stipend

WORLAND — After discussing potential options for opening for the new school year, the board handled several personnel and policy items during Monday’s regular meeting. A one-time stipend was approved due to a surplus of funds being unable to be...

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 18, 2020

Schneider appointed as new district court clerk

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners appointed Christy Schneider as the new Clerk of the Fifth Judicial District Court to replace current clerk SuZann Whitlock who submitted her letter of...

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 18, 2020

Community enhancement grant approved for new library

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met Tuesday morning in a Zoom call with the Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) to discuss their request for a Business Ready Community Enhancement Grant. The grant is provided through the...

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 11, 2020

Emotional goodbye from Ten Sleep Mayor Haggerty; town's summer festivities set to continue

TEN SLEEP – Jack Haggerty, who has been the mayor of Ten Sleep since October 2014, said one last goodbye to the council and reflected on his time as Ten Sleep mayor in an emotional end to his long...

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 11, 2020

Scheuerman named Washakie County School District 1 Teacher Of The Year

WORLAND – Worland second-grade teacher Jannel Scheuerman was named the Washakie County School District No. 1 Teacher Of The Year. Scheuerman is currently in her eighth year of teaching overall, all...

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 11, 2020

Smaller projects planned for 2020-21 school year

WORLAND – The Worland school board approved capital projects for the upcoming year at their May 25 meeting along with allowing staff movement on the salary schedule steps and lanes for the 2020-21 budget. According to Business Manager Jack Stott,...

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 4, 2020

Bell Ringer helped make lasting memory on senior class

WORLAND – The Washakie County District No. 1 Board of Trustees presented Kara Anderson with the Bell Ringer Award at their regular meeting May 25 in the Worland Middle School Auditorium. The Bell...

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 4, 2020

Worland Middle School principal wins district award

WORLAND – Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees hands out an award for their master teacher of the year at their May meeting each year, but this year it had a little bit of a...

 By Seth Romsa    News    May 28, 2020

School board approves paid maternity leave

WORLAND – The Worland school board met on Monday night in the Middle School Auditorium to hold their regular monthly meeting for the first time since February, while adhering to social distancing guidelines with audience members. The school board p...

 By Seth Romsa    News    May 28, 2020

Worland High School choir and band awards presented over Zoom

WORLAND – Worland High School choir students were honored in a non-traditional way on May 12, in a Zoom call honoring their year in music, a year that was unfortunately cut short due to COVID-19. Eight students were honored for being named to the...

 By Seth Romsa    News    May 21, 2020

Love of music unites senior choir for one last performance

WORLAND – Each year the Marshazz choir group at Worland High School has a senior song that they sing at the final concert. However, with all school events being canceled since mid-March due to the...

 By Seth Romsa    News    May 14, 2020

Ten Sleep council approves first budget reading

TTEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep Town Council met in a special meeting on Wednesday, May 6, after an election on Tuesday to determine the new mayor and council members. The council approved a first reading of the budget for the 2020-21 year, and noted...

 By Seth Romsa    News    May 14, 2020

Different types of graduations this Sunday

WASHAKIE COUNTY – Both Washakie County School Districts No. 1 and No. 2 are set to host a different type of graduation this weekend in order to honor the graduates of the 2020 class in a public mann...

 By Seth Romsa    News    May 7, 2020

Commissioners hear report on retaining wall

WORLAND – For the first time in over a month, the county commissioners held a public meeting in the Washakie County Courthouse, to receive updates from departments as well as view a presentation regarding a study done on the bike path on Airport...

 By Seth Romsa    News    May 7, 2020

School board moves closer to paid maternity leave

WORLAND – The Worland school board met on Monday, April 27 to discuss and approve a second reading that would grant guaranteed separate maternity leave, and approve a first reading of a policy regarding retention. Third and final reading of the...

 By Seth Romsa    News    May 7, 2020

Ten Sleep school board discusses preliminary budget outlook

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep school board met in a special session on Wednesday, April 29, to announce the district will be finishing the year on its adapted learning plan, and to discuss the preliminary budget for the 2020-21 school year. With no...

 By Seth Romsa    COVID-19    May 7, 2020

County facilities open as Health Alert downgraded to Level 2 status

WORLAND — The Washakie County commissioners met Friday afternoon, May 1, with department heads via teleconference and at the Washakie County Fairgrounds to discuss reducing the Level 3 health status that was in place currently on county...

 By Seth Romsa    COVID-19    April 30, 2020

Worland to continue with adaptive learning

WORLAND – Superintendent David Nicholas and the Worland school board announced that Washakie County School District (WCSD) No. 1 intends to finish the school year, unless directed otherwise from the state, on their current adaptive learning plan. T... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    April 30, 2020

Speech and debate places third at virtual state; 3 earn state championships

WORLAND – The Worland speech and debate team competed in the Wyoming State Speech Championships in a unique fashion, and finished third overall behind Riverton and Jackson, with one individual and o...


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