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 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 11, 2019 

Hospital board is the life's blood for Banner Health Washakie Medical Center

WORLAND – One of the several entities which help the Banner Health Washakie Medical Center provide the newest state-of-the-art care for the community and travelers alike, is the hospital board. The...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 4, 2019

Worland woodturner wins Best in Show

WORLAND – Over Father's Day weekend, Worland resident and co-owner of Graceful Woodturnings, Mat King earned the prestigious award of Best in Show at the 65th annual Summer Fest Arts Faire in...

 

Staff Column: Kindness relieves the pain

So many people in this world are fighting diseases that no one knows about. The checker girl the other day who didn't smile at your joke, the waiter who kept forgetting condiments, the man who forgot...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    June 20, 2019

Planning the future of the Washakie County Library

WORLAND — The Washakie County commissioners, Washakie County Library staff and board members, along with the Friends of the Worland Library and concerned citizens met TSP architect, Mark Averett of Sheridan, along with two other architects on the...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    June 13, 2019

Banner Health Washakie Medical Center receives three stars

WORLAND – Banner Health Washakie Medical Center in Worland earned three stars out of five from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) this year. Eighteen facilities were rated in Wyoming with Jackson’s St. John’s being the only fa...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    May 30, 2019

Residents frustrated after gas field discharge informational meeting

THERMOPOLIS – Well over 100 concerned citizens attended the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) meeting about the proposed Moneta Divide Gas Field discharge permit Tuesday, May 21, in the Hot Springs County High School auditorium,...

 

Ten Sleep couple expecting quintuplets

TEN SLEEP – For most couples, learning that they are pregnant, is an exciting event. Ten Sleep residents Levi and Savanah Collins received five times the excitement recently when they learned that...

 

Ten Sleep presents end-of-year FFA awards

TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep FFA students received awards for a year well done, during their annual Ten Sleep FFA awards banquet on Monday, May 6. The teams that competed at state FFA; high school and middle school livestock and meats, vet science, ag...

 

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...

 
 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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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