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 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...

 

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... Full story

 

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