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Families provide input for Hillcrest Park design

WORLAND – Families and residents came out to Hillcrest Park on Thursday evening to look at four options for possible playset designs. Visitors enjoyed cookies and discussed the options for...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    September 7, 2016

Hout Fencing awarded crushed gravel bid

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners opened five sealed bid packets for crushed gravel at Dry Farm Pit. Out of the five bids, the commissioners, at their meeting Tuesday, accepted a bid from Hout Fencing of Wyoming in the amount of $67,900...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    September 7, 2016

Resident frustrated with Worland permitting process

WORLAND – A concerned citizen expressed his frustrations on the Worland City Council on Chapter 24 – Zoning at the scheduled meeting Tuesday evening. Jake Brown, of Worland, expressed concerns over fencing and diagram regulations. Brown said he...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    September 6, 2016

Public Health issues screen-free challenge

WORLAND – Challenge your kids to remain “screen free” for a couple of hours every day next week with Public Health’s “Screen Free Week.” Washakie County Public Health is challenging families with children aged 3 to eighth grade to remain...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    September 6, 2016

Liquor license transfer on council agenda

WORLAND – A liquor license transfer is scheduled at the Worland City Council meeting for Tuesday evening. The transfer will be for the Rock Bottom Bar & Grill on Big Horn Avenue to The Warehouse located on 401 N. Railway, and owner Jim Schneider...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    September 2, 2016

Public comment sought on hazardous mitigation plan

WORLAND – Public comment is being taken for the Washakie County Annex of the draft for the Regional Hazardous Mitigation Plan. The regional plan includes Washakie, Park, Hot Springs and Big Horn counties, and needs to be updated every five years....

 By Tesia Galvan    News    September 1, 2016

ACT program paying off for Worland High School

WORLAND – Worland High School started a voluntary ACT preparation program three years ago in an effort to improve ACT scores. The program is paying off and Worland High School Principal Kevin Smith said, “Over the past five years we’ve improved...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    August 31, 2016

Soldier says thank you

WORLAND – A Worland Middle School student received a flag from a local U.S. Army National Guard solider on the first day of school. During an assembly on Aug. 18 eighth grader Macy Trombley was presented with the encased flag from U.S Army...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    August 30, 2016

Minor injuries in semi vs. dump truck crash

WORLAND – Sixty to 70 gallons of diesel fuel spilled on N. Highway 20 Monday afternoon after a two-vehicle collision. The collision between a Wyoming Department of Transportation truck and Teton Petroleum Transport, LLC semi-truck happened around... Full story

 By Tesia Galvan    News    August 26, 2016

Exemption granted for in-home childcare

WORLAND – A special exemption for in-home childcare was approved at the Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission meeting Thursday afternoon. Krystal Re said, “I went through all the hoops,” and while the state gave her a maximum...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    August 26, 2016

A helping hand

WORLAND – A 13-year-old Worland Middle School student built a prosthetic hand using a 3-D printer. Eighth-grade student Hyrum Rich spent his summer taking enriched courses in computer technology and...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    August 24, 2016

Neufer accepts write-in nomination

WORLAND – A write-in candidate for a Ward 3 city council seat gains ballot access after accepting the official nomination. City Clerk Tracy Glanz confirmed Michael Neufer filed for the council seat position on Tuesday morning. Neufer received...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    August 23, 2016

Students want to start rodeo club

WORLAND – The Washakie County School District No. 1 heard from a group of students interested in creating a high school rodeo club sport to receive excused absences for more competition opportunities. Worland High School student Bailey Gibbons...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    August 23, 2016

Wyoming BBQ cooks prevail

WORLAND – Area locals prevailed in this year's 12th annual Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival, and this year's first-time organizer reflected on the event. "I think it went...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    August 20, 2016

Sitting down with mayor finalists

WORLAND – On Tuesday, voters narrowed the Worland mayoral candidate list from five to two. Jim Gill and Keith McDonald will face off in the Nov. 8 general election to see who will serve Worland the next four years as mayor. This week, the Daily...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    August 19, 2016

BBQ and bluegrass festival begins tonight

WORLAND – This year’s 12th annual Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival kicks off today and Saturday and the event promises music, kid’s events, free admission and lots of barbecue. Dave Paxton, who’s been involved with...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    August 17, 2016

City moves for quicker route to fix fencing problem

WORLAND – The Worland City Council passed Resolution No. 2016 – 4 to quickly alleviate residents dealing with the survey requirement as part of Chapter 24 of Worland City Code. City Attorney Kent Richins said the approval of a resolution would...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    August 17, 2016

Worland mayor race down to two

WORLAND – Jim Gill and Keith McDonald will move on to the general election in November after voters in Worland picked Gill 569 and McDonald 376 in an unofficial vote count. Worland voters narrowed down Gill and McDonald as their top two mayoral...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    August 12, 2016

Grammy-nominated band to play at Nowoodstock music festival

WORLAND – The 16th annual Nowoodstock music festival starts today and continues through Sunday. Pat O’Brien, the organizer of the annual Nowoodstock, said the three-day event is going to have incredible musical lineup including the...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    August 11, 2016

One U.S. House candidate attends local forum

WORLAND – U.S. House of Representative candidate Paul Paad wants to get the people's voice into the people's House. Paad, the only U.S. House candidate that attended the Worland Business &...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    August 10, 2016

Filing for general election starts today

WORLAND – Filing starts today for seven board positions for Washakie County School District No. 1 and Washakie County School District No. 2. Board members Susan Scheuerman, Julie Hann and David Tommerup all have expiring terms and the four-year...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    August 9, 2016

High winds this past weekend, common for summer months

WORLAND – The high winds around the Big Horn Basin this past weekend are common for the summer storm months. Meteorologist-In-Charge Chris Jones said, “A lot of it depends on our atmospheric conditions and how much moisture is available....

 By Tesia Galvan    News    August 9, 2016

Area band wins Worland's first Battle of the Bands

WORLAND – Seven bands from across the state competed for the coveted first-place prize of $1,000 at Worland's first Battle of the Bands. The winners were Day by Day, a band of five made up from...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    August 3, 2016

Residents oppose fencing surveys

WORLAND – Residents’ concerns over Worland City Code Chapter 7 building code and Worland City Code Chapter 24 surveying for fencing were heard at Worland City Council meeting on Tuesday night. City Building Inspector Nick Kruger presented the...

 By Tesia Galvan    News    August 2, 2016

Membrane work continues at Aquatic Center

WORLAND – The first quarter of work has already begun at the Worland Aquatic Center (WAC) construction, and the second quarter for demolition starts today. “By the end of this week all of the exterior brick demolition will be completed and we...


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