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 By Tracie Mitchell    Community    May 16, 2019 

Washakie Medical Center nurse receives DAISY Award

WORLAND – Banner Health Washakie Medical Center, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Jaime Mertz received the first annual DAISY Award to be awarded at the hospital, Friday, May 10, in...

 

Washakie Medical Center now offering home sleep evaluations

WORLAND – Banner Health Washakie Medical Center began offering home sleep evaluations at the beginning of April, Practice Manager for the Banner Medical Group Anna Venable told the hospital board Thursday afternoon,. She said they have conducted...

 

Worland couple celebrates 60th wedding anniversary

WORLAND – Next Wednesday, May 8, Worland residents James and Sunny Pederson will celebrate their 60 wedding anniversary. The couple was married on May 8, 1959, on James Pederson's parent's small...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    April 25, 2019

Child sex abuse trial underway for former Worland man

WORLAND – The trial of former Worland man, Jason Arnold Miller, started Monday, April 22. Miller, who pleaded not guilty in November in Washakie County Fifth Judicial District Court, is facing four counts of first degree sexual abuse of a minor. Th...

 

A mission of serving

WORLAND – Traveling more than 1,000 miles to serve another community is practically unheard of, but 27 high school students and eight adults from Valley Baptist Church, located in Bakersfield, Calif... Full story

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    April 25, 2019

Child sex abuse trial ends in mistrial

WORLAND – The case of the State of Wyoming against Jason Arnold Miller for four counts of first degree sexual abuse of a minor ended in a mistrial Wednesday morning after 43 minutes of testimony. Wednesday morning, Washakie County Deputy Attorney... Full story

 

The N.E.D. Adventure comes to East Side Elementary

WORLAND – Worland kindergarten through third-grade students attended the NED's Mindset Mission at the Worland Middle School Auditorium Wednesday afternoon, to follow cardboard NED through a series...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    April 11, 2019

Board rejects all bids for vocational building

TEN SLEEP – All five bids the Ten Sleep School Board received for the construction of the new vocational building were rejected by the board Monday evening due to the fact that all bids were at least about $135,000 over budget. Arete Design Group,... Full story

 

Rachel's Challenge coming to Ten Sleep

TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep School is bringing Rachel’s Challenge to Ten Sleep, April 15, with a 6:30 p.m. event for the entire community along with a program for the elementary students at 8:30 a.m. and a program for the high school students at 10... Full story

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    March 21, 2019

Antler hunting could be regulated in the Basin

WORLAND – The tradition of searching for recently shed antlers in the spring may be in jeopardy as the Wyoming Legislature passed and the governor signed House Bill 28, allowing the Game and Fish to... Full story

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    March 7, 2019

POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 23 How to become a 'Below Zero Hero'

WORLAND – Dress in a costume, mentally prepare for a cold shock, find a couple sponsors and head to the Worland Aquatic Center Saturday for the Jackalope Jump to help raise money for Wyoming Special Olympic athletes. Registration starts at noon... Full story

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    March 7, 2019

Lauralynn Project's visit to Worland rescheduled

WORLAND – Due to inclement weather in the Cody area, the Lauralynn Project was unable to visit Worland Saturday to give away around 120 bikes to children who couldn’t afford to buy one. Founder, Richard Perkins stated that the new date will be... Full story

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    March 7, 2019

Fourth time is the charm

WORLAND – Part of the Worland High School AP (Advanced Placement) biology curriculum is to inject E. coli bacteria with jellyfish DNA to create glowing colonies that, once started, could be manipulated into works of art in a petri dish. For the...

 

CANCELLED Lauralynn Project visiting Worland Saturday

WORLAND – Cody resident Richard Perkins, founder of the Lauralynn Project, will be visiting Worland this Saturday to give bicycles to area children who can’t afford to buy one. He will be in Blair’s parking lot from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Perkins... Full story

 

Ten Sleep School facing investigation

TEN SLEEP – Complaints for an alleged disability FAPE (Free Appropriate Public Education) violation and an alleged retaliation violation with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights against Ten Sleep School prompted a federal invest...

 

100 years old and going strong

WORLAND – One hundred years ago, on Feb. 19, 1919, Claire Lais was born to Joseph and Ida Boyd in Campbell County near Savageton. She joined five half-siblings and two full blood siblings, during a... Full story

 

Donating blood equals saving lives

WORLAND – Community members interested in donating blood have the opportunity, every two months to do so at the Worland Senior Citizens Center. The next blood drive by Vitalant, formerly known as United Blood Service, is Feb. 19 at the senior cente... Full story

 

1 million bags and counting

WORLAND – Wyoming Sugar announced this week that they have made 1 million bags of sugar, on this their 102nd campaign, and expect thousands more before the campaign is finished. "The last time, I... Full story

 

Sweeny resigns from hospital board before move to Sheridan

WORLAND – During the Banner Health Washakie Medical Center hospital board meeting Thursday evening, board member Wendy Sweeny offered her resignation since that she is moving to Sheridan to be closer to children and grandchildren. Wendy Sweeny,... Full story

 

Hospital board asked for permission to use excess flooring to update clinic and ultra sound floors

WORLAND – Banner Health Washakie Medical Center Plant Operations Manager Steve Wiecki came to the hospital board Thursday evening asking to use what he called attic stock flooring, excess flooring from the hospital renovation, to update the... Full story

 

Trying to get out of the weather

WORLAND – The Worland Senior Citizens Center has been working for about three years to raise money for a new four-bay garage, to be placed across the parking lot from the center, to get their public transportation vehicles out of the weather.... Full story

 

East Side Elementary holds fundraiser for new playground equipment

WORLAND – Worland East Side Elementary School is holding a fundraiser from Jan. 21 – Feb. 13 to raise money for new playground equipment that is more suited for kindergarten and first-grade...

 

Addressing homelessness in Wyoming

WORLAND – Every year, usually in the month of January, the State of Wyoming conducts the statewide point in time homelessness count to help anyone homeless get out of their situation and receive federal grant funds to be distributed across the...

 

7th annual men's CatchAFire Friday and Saturday

WORLAND – The seventh annual men’s CatchAFire event is Friday evening in the Worland Middle School auditorium from 5:30 – 9 p.m. and Saturday, for those desiring a deeper walk with the Lord, from 8 – 9 a.m. at the Worland First Southern Bapti... Full story

 

Special Olympics Area 1 games Friday at Meadowlark

WORLAND – The Special Olympics area 1 games are Friday at Meadowlark Ski Area with athletes from Cody, Lander, Riverton, Sheridan, Thermopolis and Washakie County competing. Washakie County Special Olympics coordinator/director Yvonne Bryant...

 

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