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Tracie's Thoughts: Time to say goodbye

It's funny, one would think that the older we get, that saying goodbye would become easier and easier, as we have done it so many times in our past. But, unfortunately, some goodbyes, no matter how... Full story


Ten Sleep teacher named Wyoming Teacher of the Year

TEN SLEEP –Ten Sleep School 7 – 12 social studies teacher and 2018-2019 Ten Sleep Teacher of the Year, Dane Weaver was announced as the 2019-2020 Wyoming state Teacher of the year during a...


25th annual and final Gorgeous Gals Gala this Saturday

WORLAND – The 25th annual and final Gorgeous Gals Gala, sponsored by the Business and Professional Women’s Organization, is Saturday evening, Oct. 5 at the Worland Community Center Complex located at 1200 Culbertson Avenue in Worland. When asked...


Collins quadruplets born at 31 weeks

TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep residents Levi and Savanah Collins welcomed three girls and a boy on Sept. 21, at 31 weeks via C-section in Salt Lake City, Utah. Savanah is doing well and all four babies are in the neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU) but ar...


Ten Sleep Council works to amend fireworks ordinance

TEN SLEEP – On Sept. 3, the Ten Sleep Council approved on first reading ordinance 218 regarding the mayor salary and councilmen payments and ordinance 219 regarding fireworks usage. Ordinance 219 amends section 4-5-3 of the Town of Ten Sleep Town...


The giants are coming to Worland

WORLAND – The eighth annual Wyoming State Championship Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off is Saturday at the Worland Big Horn Co-op, located at 400 W Big Horn Ave. This event also marks the second year the...


School plans for possible rain during homecoming parade

TEN SLEEP – After seeing the forecast of a 40 percent chance of rain tomorrow morning, Ten Sleep School has come up with a contingency plan for the community tailgate party around 11:30 a.m. and... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story

 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...


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