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 By Seth Romsa    News    February 18, 2021

Ten Sleep seeks input on 4-day week

TEN SLEEP – Washakie County School District No. 2 is seeking input from stakeholders regarding a potential transition to a four-day school week this upcoming school year. This meeting will be at 7 p.m...

 By Seth Romsa    News    February 18, 2021

Washakie County surpasses 1,000 COVID vaccine doses

WORLAND – Washakie County has administered the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to 1,176 residents with around 400 residents having received both doses of the vaccine as of Tuesday, Feb. 16....

 By Seth Romsa    News    February 18, 2021

Hyattville meat processing plant capacity doubles through grant

HYATTVILLE – When COVID-19 struck the nation in 2020, meat became a scarce product in most grocery stores across the country, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon began the Meat Processing Expansion Grant P...

 By Seth Romsa    News    February 11, 2021

Potential town budget impacts discussed

TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep Mayor Ernie Beckley discussed with the Ten Sleep Council the likely cuts coming out of the Wyoming State Senate and House of Representatives likely being between 10% and 20% f...

 By Seth Romsa    News    February 11, 2021

WESTI Ag Days continues next Tuesday

WORLAND – The Wyoming Extension's Strategically and Technologically Informative (WESTI) Ag Days will continue this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Feb. 16-18. This year WESTI Ag Days is being held in...

 By Seth Romsa    News    February 4, 2021

14 organizations helped through COVID charity funds

WORLAND — The Washakie County Commissioners announced Tuesday on how through Governor Mark Gordon’s Community Charitable Relief Program were distributed to local non-profit organizations. The fun...

 By Seth Romsa    News    February 4, 2021

WHS Speech and debate finishes third at Natrona meet

WORLAND – The Worland High School Speech and Debate team finished third overall in class 3A among those schools that competed in the Virtual Mustang Classic held by Natrona County High School Jan. 2...

 By Seth Romsa    News    January 28, 2021

Ambulance enterprise fund will pay for new contract with Cody Regional

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners signed a three-year contract agreement with Cody Regional Health (CRH) to take over the volunteer Washakie County Ambulance Service (WCAS) at a cost of $...

 By Seth Romsa    News    January 28, 2021

WHS Speech and debate wins Powell meet

The Worland High School Speech and Debate team took part in the Powell Virtual Invitational last weekend and came away with a victory placing first as a team over Green River, Buffalo, Lovell and...

 By Seth Romsa    News    January 21, 2021

Identifying hazards in the Big Horn Basin

WORLAND – Emergency management directors from Big Horn, Park, Washakie and Hot Springs counties met in a conference call led by Hazard Mitigation and Emergency Management Consultant Jeff Brislawn w...

 By Seth Romsa    News    January 21, 2021

County receives clean audit

WORLAND - The Washakie County commissioners received their yearly audit during their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, and accepted a clean audit report for the 2019-20 fiscal year....

 By Seth Romsa    News    January 21, 2021

Worland speech team takes second at Thermopolis

WORLAND – After finishing last weekend in first place at the Sundance speech and debate tournament in Utah competing against teams from California and Utah, the Worland Speech and Debate team f...

 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 n...

 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 w...

 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 p...

 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 nom...

 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. 2...

 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 66th...

 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 a...

 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 m...

 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 T...

 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 D...

 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 o...

 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. 1...

 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 an... Full story


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