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Tracie's Thoughts: When did the police become the enemy?

It seems that every time you read the news, via newspaper or internet, or listen to the news, another law enforcement officer has been attacked, shot or killed. I don't understand why law enforcement...

 

Van Brunt named Chief Nursing Officer

WORLAND – Banner Health Washakie Medical Center announced that Lisa Van Brunt, who has 20 years nursing experience, 15 at the facility, as their new CNO (Chief Nursing Officer). “I am really excited and very honored that I get to be the CNO for...

 

Tracie's Thoughts: What has gone wrong?

There are a lot of unpleasant things that I have experienced in my lifetime; losing a good friend to suicide when I was a teenager, the death of all but one of my grandparents, abusive relationships, having my first grandchild born premature at 27 we...

 

Tracie's Thoughts: Things I just don't understand

I remember growing up and not understanding things and being told by family, teachers and friends that I would understand when I got older, but here I am 47 years old and I find myself more confused...

 

Guilty on 3 counts

WORLAND – After nearly three hours of deliberation a jury of six men and six women declared their verdict of guilty in the case of the State of Wyoming against Jason Miller in the Fifth Judicial...

 

Ten Sleep teacher finalist for Wyoming teacher of the year

Ten Sleep – Ten Sleep social studies teacher and 2018-2019 Ten Sleep teacher of the year, Dane Weaver is one of the three finalists for Wyoming state teacher of the year. "We are very proud of him....

 

Tracie's Thoughts: Teaching your child bicycle safety

The other day I saw an incident with a child riding their bicycle that chilled me to the bone and caused me to speak with both the Washakie County Sheriff's Office and the Worland Police Department ab...

 

Tracie's Thoughts: Wyoming citizens are the best

I first arrived in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, from Vermont, in July of 1997 and I was amazed by the people here, their old fashioned morals and willingness to help each other ... for no pay. Over the years...

 

Meet Methodist pastor Kayilu Pfoze

WORLAND – The Worland and Ten Sleep United Methodist churches welcomed recent seminary graduate Kayilu Pfoze as their new pastor earlier this month. Pfoze is originally from India, growing up in...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 25, 2019

Forest Service works on climbing management plan

TEN SLEEP – The United States Forest Service (USFS) issued a statement from USFS Powder River District Ranger Traci Weaver, dated Friday, July 19, prohibiting the creation of new climbing routes and the destruction of any manufactured holds in the...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 25, 2019

A look at both sides of manufactured climbing holds

TEN SLEEP – With the U.S. Forest Service issuing new climbing regulations and questions arising regarding manufactured rock climbing holds in Ten Sleep Canyon, the Northern Wyoming News reached out to both sides of the issue, asking the same...

 

Ten Sleep resident honored as Outstanding Heroine

TEN SLEEP – During a small ceremony Monday, afternoon, July 15 at the Ten Sleep Library, Ten Sleep resident Dolleen Grobe was honored as the Wyoming State Library Association's Outstanding Heroine...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 18, 2019

Manufactured rock-climbing holds in canyon leads to investigation

TEN SLEEP – Manufactured rock-climbing holds being created in Ten Sleep Canyon has led to an investigation by the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Manufactured holds to many climbers is unethical and to...

 
 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...

 

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