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 By Tracie Mitchell    News    January 19, 2019 

What you see may not be what you get

WORLAND – A new federal law requiring hospitals to post their prices doesn’t mean that consumers will actually pay the listed price. Section 2718(e) of the Public Health Service Act, which was enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act requires...

 

Set aside more time to do your taxes

WORLAND - Doing taxes this year could cause many taxpayers a lot of frustration and is estimated to take about 20 percent longer than in previous years because of the changes in tax laws. While many people take their taxes to an accountant, others de...

 

New board members see position as serious responsibility

TEN SLEEP – New Ten Sleep school board members Mona Sindelar and Megan Truman said they feel that being a school board member is a serious responsibility and a way to give back to the community....

 

School board opts out of TCT West lawsuit

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep School Board decided to opt-out of the TCT West Class action lawsuit Monday evening with a vote of four for opting out and one against. Board member Terill Mills voted against it. Ten Sleep School Superintendent Jimmy Phel...

 

Ten Sleep adopts concealed carry rule

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep School Board adopted their concealed carry rule with a vote of four to one Monday evening, after much discussion with community members, Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness and Ten Sleep School attorney Scott Kolpitcke....

 

Creating children's smiles one bike at a time

WORLAND – Cody resident Richard Perkins, founder of the Lauralynn Project, is planning on visiting Worland the first week of March to give bicycles to area children who can’t afford to buy one. “We are trying for March 2 and right now I am in...

 

Surprise ice storm creates havoc

WORLAND – A surprise ice storm Thursday evening, which caused roads to become virtual ice skating rinks along with heavy fog Friday, is responsible for a number of incidents Friday. At 6:05 a.m. an accident near 406 West River Road was reported....

 

Designs near completion for riverbank repair

WORLAND – The Washakie County Conservation District expects to have final designs of the riverbank stabilization project completed by the end of this month. In April 2018, the Washakie County Conservation District was approved for federal funding...

 

2018 was a hot year for Worland firefighters

WORLAND – The Worland Fire Department had a busy 2018 running to 186 calls involving fire, hazardous material response and/or car accidents. Worland Fire Department Chief Chris Kocher stated that...

 

It's a win-lose situation

WORLAND – The holidays are over and the new year has begun, causing many people to make new year’s resolutions. Worland Senior Citizens Center is offering a weight-loss challenge starting today through April 10 to help all, not just seniors, who...

 

Worland farm shop damaged by fire

WORLAND – A shop fire Friday evening damaged the shop and farm equipment. The fire at 567 Washakie 10, owned by Clark Brothers PTN, originated from material packed around the motor of a feed truck...

 

Worland Senior Center now serving breakfast on Thursdays

WORLAND – In December the Worland Senior Citizens Center started a new service, serving breakfast every Thursday morning from 7:30 – 9 a.m. as a way to bring in new clientele and increase their...

 

Recycle your Christmas tree

WORLAND – With the holidays almost over and many people are putting their decorations away and looking forward to spring and warm weather. But what do you do with the half dead tree that was leaving needles all through the house? You put it outside...

 

Can you be a man of faith and a politician?

THERMOPOLIS – It is a common belief that there are no honest politicians and that they say whatever they need to say to get elected, even if what they are saying goes against what they really believe and plan to do. So believing that a pastor can...

 

Life of a Wyoming legislator

THERMOPOLIS – Most people cannot fathom what it is like to be a Wyoming House Representative, unless they have been one. Nathan Winters, Republican from Thermopolis, decided, in 2018, to step-down from serving for the last six years, as House...

 

Dick McKamey retires from Wyoming Sugar

WORLAND – Richard (Dick) McKamey, instrumental in the purchase of the Wyoming Sugar factory for the growers from Imperial in 2002, retired from Wyoming Sugar Tuesday. "It was an honor to serve. I...

 

Local student to perform in the 'Nutcracker'

TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep resident and student Cachelynn Forshee is living the dream that many girls her age have, to be a ballerina and perform in a major production. This weekend she will be participating in the Rocky Mountain School of Arts 21st...

 

Ten Sleep Parade of Lights Saturday night

TEN SLEEP – Driving around looking at Christmas lights is a favorite past time for many people and families during the Christmas season. Saturday, Ten Sleep will be bringing the lights to the community with their annual Parade of Lights sponsored...

 

Parent survey reveals few concerns

TEN SLEEP – Surveys taken during parent-teacher conferences showed parents were generally pleased with what the district is doing. During the Ten Sleep School Board December meeting Monday evening, Ten Sleep School Principal Levi Collins shared...

 

Proposed vocational building is a cause for concern

TEN SLEEP – At their regular school board meeting Monday evening, Ten Sleep School board members heard from concerned residents about the proposed building of a new vocational building across from the school on the west side. Ten Sleep resident...

 

Remembering Pres. George H. W. Bush's visit to Worland

WORLAND – In 1988 the residents of Worland experienced an once-in-a-lifetime event that rarely, if ever occurs in rural Wyoming, a national figure taking the time to not only visit but to sit down and enjoy a meal alongside community members. Then...

 

Rush honored as a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador of Excellence

WORLAND –The National Weather Service honored Hot Springs County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Meri Ann Rush as a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador of Excellence for central and western...

 

George H. W. Bush visited Worland in 1988

WORLAND - As the country mourns the death of our 41st president George H.W. Bush, memories were jolted to a time when then Vice President Bush visited Worland and a couple other towns in the Big Horn Basin. Fran Scranton stated that Vice President...

 

Ten Sleep School presentation features self-defense, bullying discussion

TEN SLEEP –Ten Sleep School Security Consultant to the crisis team Kurt Steinke gave students in Ten Sleep sixth, seventh and eighth grade a discussion about bullying Friday morning. The seminar...

 

First annual Silver Tree

WORLAND – Upon walking into the Northern Wyoming Daily News there is a little Christmas tree on the counter adorned with white lights, silver tinsel and silver ornaments with paper silver bells...

 

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