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 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    May 12, 2022

Washakie County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day this Saturday

WORLAND – Eight agencies, working together as the Washakie County R3 (reduce, reuse and recycle) Coalition are sponsoring a Washakie County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on May 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Washakie County Landfill....

 
 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    May 5, 2022

DPS employees bring life skills into the classroom

WORLAND – Two employees from Diesel Pickup Specialists (DPS) in Worland have been teaching three automotive classes since the beginning of the school year, all of which have proven to be successful. DPS owner Mike Baugh and lead technician Josh...

 
 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    April 28, 2022

WHS Drama Department presents the musical 'The Addams Family'

WORLAND – The Worland High School Drama Department will present “The Addams Family,” a musical this Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29. Both performances are at 7 p.m. at the Worland Middle...

 
 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    April 28, 2022

Community weighs in on alcohol, substance use of area youth

WORLAND – A recent community survey showed that 65% of the community believes that alcohol is a major problem among youth. In 2018, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded Washakie County Youth Alternatives a Drug-Free Communities Grant...

 

County purchases new property for ambulance station

WORLAND — On Tuesday, the Washakie County Commissioners authorized Chairman Fred Frandson to sign a purchase agreement for property at 603 North Road 11 for an ambulance station. The county has been seeking a new location for a new ambulance...

 
 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    March 24, 2022

Burlington author tells tales of Alaskan frontier

WORLAND – Melissa Cook, author of "The Call of the Last Frontier: The True Story of a Woman's 20 year Alaska Adventure" will be coming to the Washakie County Library at 6 p.m. April 4 to discuss...

 
 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    March 17, 2022

Worland speech and debate team places 2nd at state, Bleicher earns state title

WORLAND – The Worland High School speech and debate team placed second in 3A at the State Meet in Riverton last weekend. Elizabeth Bleicher, Ten Sleep senior competing for Worland, earned the...

 
 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    March 17, 2022

Second annual virtual career fair Tuesday

WORLAND – University of Wyoming Extension and Wyoming 4-H is hosting their second annual virtual career fair at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. “Exploring your future and growing a career: Virtual career night” will begin with a welcome and...

 
 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    March 17, 2022

Extension seeking seeds for Belize education trip

WORLAND – Agriculture and horticulture Extension educator Caitlin Youngquist of Worland will be headed to Belize later this month to help establish a small vegetable farm and compost system for Stann Creek Ecumenical College, the high school in...

 
 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    March 10, 2022

Argeris unanimous choice for District 1 superintendent

WORLAND – After having public forums for each of the three superintendent candidates, the Washakie County School Board District No. 1 announced their unanimous decision on Friday, March 4, that Tawn Argeris out of Buckeye, Arizona, will replace out...

 
 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    March 10, 2022

Worland robotics team places fourth at state meet

WORLAND – The Worland Robotics Team traveled to CY Middle School in Casper on Feb. 19 for their state competition and brought home a fourth-place finish. The robotics team members are – Oran...

 

I may be 'bias'ed: Transgender girls are girls

A group of state lawmakers filed a bill that bars transgender women and girls in Wyoming from participating in high school and collegiate sports that match their gender identity. The Senate voted 25-4-1 to introduce the bill and it was referred to...

 

Worland Speech & Debate places first in 3A

WORLAND – The Worland High School speech and debate team took first place overall in 3A at the Riverton tournament Feb. 19. Helping lead the team to the first-place victory was Kinley Anderson who...

 

County planner gives update on plans for bike path repairs

WORLAND – The bike path just north of the canal on Airport Road will hopefully be repaired this summer after the retaining wall caused cracking along the pavement. According to Washakie County Planner David Anderson, a couple of summers ago, the da...

 

WESTI Ag Days focuses on farmer mental health

WORLAND – This year at WESTI Ag Days in Worland, the serious topic of mental health was discussed, with the help of Darla Tyler-McSherry and her program Ask in Earnest. Ask in Earnest is an organization put together by Tyler-McSherry, a teacher at...

 

Washakie County Fair Board accepting entries for fair theme and fair book cover

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair board announced at their regular meeting Feb. 15 that they would start taking entries for the fair book cover and the 2022 Washakie County Fair theme. Submissions from any Washakie County resident may include just...

 

Ten Sleep school district ready to renovate Masonic Lodge

TEN SLEEP – At their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Feb. 14, Washakie County School Board District No. 2 announced that they would start accepting bids for renovations to the old Masonic Lodge in Ten Sleep. The school board is looking to...

 

Commissioners approached regarding Nowood Improvement and Water Service District

WORLAND – Gloria Marcus, as well as 10 others, from the Nowood Improvement and Water Service District outside of Ten Sleep came to Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Washakie County Commissioners regarding the lack of a board for the district....

 

Foundation hopes to address needs at Green Hills

WORLAND – The Green Hills Golf Course Foundation will be holding their second annual Green Hills Golf Course Foundation Tournament along with a raffle on May 28. According to Foundation Vice Chairman Ernie Skretteberg, the Foundation was created...

 

Tax services available free of charge at Worland Senior Center

WORLAND – For more than 15 years, the Worland Senior Center has been an AARP Foundation tax-aide site and this year is no exception with the free tax-return service starting Feb. 7 and continuing until April 13. According to coordinator Sherry...

 

Days to celebrate their golden anniversary Saturday

WORLAND – Ann and Don Day of Worland will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 19. The two first met when they lived in Casper. Ann Day was working at the Casper Commentary, when Don Day’s parents stopped in to buy a...

 

I May Be 'Bias'ed: What are you really trying to ban?

A Tennessee school board sparked controversy last week by banning Art Spiegelman’s ‘Maus’, a graphic novel that tells Spiegelman’s father’s story surviving the Holocaust and Auschwitz, citing the book’s inappropriate language and... Full story

 

Worland High School cheer and dance team brings home third place

WORLAND – The Worland High School cheer and dance team brought home third place in the Class 3A hip hop portion of the State Spirit Competition at the Ford Wyoming Center in Casper on Jan. 28....

 

Off-road motorcyclists plan stop in Ten Sleep this summer

TEN SLEEP – At the Ten Sleep Town Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 1, Justin Smith of Ten Sleep Brewery discussed an upcoming event would be an economic boost to the community this summer. The economic opportunity comes as a team of off-road...

 

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