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 By Seth Romsa    News    March 26, 2020 

Familiar face to return to school board

WORLAND – Through unconventional means the Worland school board met on Monday night and held a public meeting through phone and Zoom to discuss future plans for the school as well as approve a new board member. The new board member voted in by the...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    March 12, 2020

Ten Sleep principal's contract extended through 2022

TEN SLEEP - The Ten Sleep school board met on Monday night for their regularly scheduled meeting to set a date for their budget session, as well as approve a new contract for Principal Levi Collins. The school board ended the night in executive...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    March 5, 2020

Door lock update highlights commissioners meeting

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 3 to discuss the locks that are being updated in the Washakie County Courthouse, as well as receive reports from departments. Chris Hazen of the...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    March 5, 2020

WHS speech team first in Riverton

WORLAND- The Worland High School speech and debate team placed first in 3A sweepstakes while competing against 19 other schools in Riverton Feb. 28 and 29. Third place duo was to Guendylan Byrd and Michael Neufer, fifth place duo was Raeth Tolman...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    March 5, 2020

Support for first book amazes local author

WORLAND – Pursuing a longtime dream and taking inspiration from her children and her everyday life, local massage therapist/author Angela Smart-Hetzel decided to pursue writing a book about people...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    February 27, 2020

Worland school board begins discussion on maternity leave

WORLAND – The Worland school board met at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night to approve different projects happening in the district, as well as begin discussions on making paid maternity leave a separate category from sick leave....

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    February 27, 2020

Felony assault charges filed against Ten Sleep man

TEN SLEEP – Michael L. Burrington Jr. of Ten Sleep was bound over on additional charges to district court on two felony counts of aggravated assault and battery for an incident that occurred on Dec. 9, 2019, in Ten Sleep. These charges were bound...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    February 27, 2020

Worland man bound over on felony theft charges from local business

WORLAND – Dennis Jones, 45, a former Northern Wyoming News (NWN) employee, has been bound over to district court on three felony counts of theft that occurred during his employment at the paper. Jones was arrested on Aug. 15, 2019. After asking...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    February 27, 2020

Ten Sleep superintendent's contract extended through 2023

TEN SLEEP – The Washakie County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees met on Monday, Feb. 10 for their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss a new policy, new calendar, as well as perform a superintendent evaluation. The Ten Sleep school board...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    February 20, 2020

'Most Don't': Prevention Night opportunity for community to support drug-free youth

WORLAND — The Washakie Prevention Coalition (WPC) is set to host the first Washakie Prevention Night this Friday night during Worland High School’s boys and girls varsity basketball games against Lovell. The WPC is a group of different entities...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    February 13, 2020

Don Day's 'lukewarm' approach to climate change

WORLAND – Meteorologist Don Day Jr. of DayWeather Radio Network kicked off WESTI Ag Days at the Worland Community Center with his keynote address regarding climate change. Day started the address for the Wyoming Extension’s Strategically and...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    February 13, 2020

Fair board agrees on major changes for fair

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board introduced their newest member at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night, Feb. 10. The new member is Shane Wiggins, a recently retired community member who loves rodeos and judging. Wiggins...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    February 6, 2020

Official design for new library unveiled

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners unveiled an official design for the Washakie County Library during a public comment session at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 30, 2020

Artists continue to pursue dreams after more than 25 years in Kirby

THERMOPOLIS – Art comes in many forms, and one of the more difficult forms to excel at is gilding, which long-time Kirby resident Barry Bryant has taken the time to learn, and succeed with in the...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 30, 2020

Draft of Natural Resource Plan presented; comments accepted through April 1

WORLAND – The Washakie County commissioners presented their initial draft of the Natural Resource Plan on Monday night at the Worland Community Center. According to the presentation, the update to the Natural Resource Plan comes after the passing...

 
 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...

 

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