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Diabetes prevention health fair is tonight

WORLAND - Banner Health Washakie Medical Center is hosting a wellness and diabetes prevention health fair this evening at the hospital from 4 – 7:30 p.m. as a way to celebrate National Rural Health Day. “The reason we are doing this is to...

 

School board honors retiring members

SLEEP –At their regular meeting, Ten Sleep School Board honored retiring members Jane Thurston and Tess Greet for their service with clear glass awards as a token of appreciation Monday evening....

 

Little Free Library dedication this evening

WORLAND – The Little Free Library located on the Big Horn Avenue/ North ninth side of Pioneer Square in Worland will be dedicated this evening at 5:15 p.m. in a short ceremony by Friends of the Worland Library president Kathi Morrison, Worland...

 

64th annual Hobby Day is Saturday

WORLAND – The 64th Washakie County Homemakers Hobby Day is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Washakie County Fairgrounds located at 501 15 Mile Road in Worland. Hobby Day is a craft fair with a twist. There will not be any commercial items for...

 

Hot Springs County attorney and Thermopolis mayor unseated

THERMOPOLIS – The unofficial results are in and the people have spoken, unseating Hot Springs County attorney Jerry D. Williams (R) and unseating Thermopolis mayor Mike Mortimore by a large margin. Independent Jill Logan received 1,399 votes to...

 

Hospital updating and expanding

WORLAND – After the culmination of several years of preparation, the Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday afternoon, to highlight the start of bringing the hospital up-to-date and ready for future medical...

 

Worland resident's experience with Hurricane Michael

WORLAND – Worland resident Teresa Seidel lived through the most terrifying four hours of her life, Wednesday, Oct. 10 when Hurricane Michael hit Panama City, Florida where her parents, brother and many other family members live. Seidel stated that...

 

A rising star for local health facility

WORLAND – Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation has just recently learned that they have earned the silver award from the American Health Association National Center for Assisted Living and a five-star facility rating from the Centers for Medicare...

 

Candidate forum held Tuesday evening

TEN SLEEP – On Tuesday evening the Ten Sleep School Board held a candidate forum at the school for community members to meet the five candidates vying for the two school board positions opening up at the first of the year. Residents will vote on...

 

It's a sugar high for Wyoming Sugar

WORLAND – With a little over 80 percent of their sugar beets harvested, Wyoming Sugar is pleased with the average sugar content and average tons per acre. "We have a really good crop. Our sugars are...

 

Mammogram, manicure and massage event is a success

WORLAND – Banner Health Washakie Medical Center's mammogram, manicure and massage event Thursday was deemed a success by medical center staff with several community members attending the event....

 

Game check points testing deer harvested for Chronic Wasting Disease

TEN SLEEP – Since the onset of hunting season, game check points, manned by Wyoming Game and Fish personnel, have popped up to help both in-state and out-of-state hunters make sure that the deer that have been harvested are free of chronic wasting...

 

Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber pleased with Hunter Fest turnout

WORLAND – Despite the fresh fallen snow and colder temperatures the Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce is pleased with the turn-out for this year’s 23rd annual Hunter Fest and deemed the event a success. According to Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber...

 

A lifetime in the making: Shell resident publishes book of memoirs

TEN SLEEP – Longtime Shell resident Mary Flitner has achieved what most people dream of, not only writing a book but also getting her book accepted by the first publisher that she sent it to. Her...

 

Worland couple celebrates 95th birthday weeks apart

WORLAND – Worland residents John and Lorene Miller are both celebrating their 95th birthday this year. Lorene Miller turns 95 on Oct. 15 and John Miller turns 95 on Nov. 9. Lorene Miller stated that for about a month every year she gets to be...

 

Ten Sleep School changes gears on firearms policy due to court decision

TEN SLEEP – After a district court judge ruled proper procedure was not followed by Uinta County School District No. 1 in adopting a policy that would allow approved staff to conceal carry firearms, the Ten Sleep School board has delayed any action...

 

Recreating Washakie Medical Center's image one step-at-a-time

WORLAND – About a year ago Banner Health Washakie Medical Center held an open house to let the community see the major changes that were completed after a $24 million renovation project. Changes were made no only to the building itself but also to... Full story

 

Washakie Medical Center raises the bar in services offered

WORLAND – When Banner Health Washakie Medical Center decided to change the hospital from the inside out they also decided to upgrade their services offered with the newest state-of-the-art technology and equipment. Banner Health Washakie Medical Ce... Full story

 

5th annual Oktobrewfest fun for the whole family

WORLAND – After a long week of work and school, adults and children alike can experience a day of family fun at the 5th annual Oktobrewfest, sponsored by Main Street Thermopolis, Saturday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. The event is held on Broadway...

 

2nd annual Women's CatchAFire event Saturday

WORLAND – The second annual Women’s CatchAFire event is Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Worland Middle School Auditorium with the theme “Bringing Our Chaos to Christ.” Women’s CatchAFire event co-organizer Rebecca Scott stated that...

 

Easing the final moments through music

WORLAND – For most people the final moments of a loved one’s life are the most traumatic, not only for the people still living but for the dying one as well. The Worland Threshold Choir will soon be able to make that moment easier for both sides....

 

Body of Missing Worland man found

WORLAND – Worland resident Richard Morris Rush, who has been missing since Sept. 9, was found deceased around mid-morning Friday. Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness stated that it appears Rush...

 

Rewarding good deeds

WORLAND – The Lovell Police Department has started an incentive program to reward Lovell children for performing outstanding acts of kindness, civic cooperation and demonstrating civic mindedness in their community. While the program is focused tow...

 

Ten Sleep seniors ace the ACTs

TEN SLEEP – Monday evening in the Ten Sleep School cafeteria, before the monthly Ten Sleep School board meeting, the Ten Sleep School seniors were given a celebration for their outstanding results,...

 

New chamber director brings energy and enthusiasm

WORLAND – The Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce board of directors has hired Washakie County native Cathy Orchard to be the new chamber director. Orchard started Aug. 13 and is filled with...

 

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