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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...

 

Local law enforcement commemorates 9/11

WORLAND – To honor those who died during the 9/11 terror attacks, the Washakie County Sheriff’s Office and the Worland Police Department are having a memorial service on their police radios. “It’s important that we do that because we need to...

 

Celebrate the harvest at Harvest Fest

WORLAND – The third annual Harvest Fest celebration, sponsored by Worland business group FridayFest Merchants, is Saturday in Worland with a variety of events happened throughout the city....

 

New Ten Sleep music teacher brings years of experience

TEN SLEEP – Michael Adams, the new K-12 music teacher for Ten Sleep School brings to the table not only 20 years of teaching experience but a plethora of music knowledge having performed in...

 

Newspaper editor turns teacher for her family

TEN SLEEP – When Ten Sleep School's new 7 – 12 grade English teacher Kate Decker graduated high school she went into journalism but after having her daughter, Decker decided that the busy life of...

 

There is no place like home for new Ten Sleep principal

TEN SLEEP – When Levi Collins, who was working as the interim assistant principal in Ogden, Utah, learned that he was hired to be the new principal for Ten Sleep School he and his wife Savanah were...

 

Steinkes open martial arts studio in Worland

WORLAND – Ten Sleep residents Kurt and Alanna Steinke opened a karate studio, teaching Hapkido (karate), in Worland at 228 N. 10th street with several different lessons for persons four through...

 

Three vie for two Washakie County commission seats

WORLAND – Tuesday is primary election day in Wyoming and the only county official seats with a challenger in Washakie County are the two seats available for Washakie County commissioners. Washakie County commissioners and Republicans Fred Frandson...

 

Denver Jake fire 60 percent contained

WORLAND – The Denver Jake fire, 16 miles southwest of Worland, was 60 percent contained Thursday morning according to Bureau of Land Management public affairs specialist Cindy Wertz. Wertz stated that the fire has mapped out at 7,100 acres, is...

 

Early intervention is an important role in school safety

TEN SLEEP – School safety starts with early intervention. That was the message Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness conveyed Monday evening during the Ten Sleep school board meeting. “What we are hearing and seeing from going to some school...

 

Ten Sleep considers constructing vocational building

TEN SLEEP – During the Ten Sleep school board meeting Monday evening Ten Sleep School Superintendent Jimmy Phelps proposed the building of a vocational building on the northern half of the lots the school purchased in 2017. Phelps explained to the...

 

School board discusses firearm policy

TEN SLEEP – The final draft of a policy that would allow Ten Sleep School district to arm staff members was presented to the board Monday. The board tabled action until a full board was in attendance. Monday evening during the August Ten Sleep...

 

Controlled burn leads to complete loss

WORLAND – A controlled burn, which appeared to be out, was reignited by high winds Sunday evening, causing a complete loss of the home of Larry Costalez on U.S. Highway 20 north of Worland. No injur...

 

Red Cross volunteer Donna Swing turns 90

WORLAND – Lifetime Worland resident Donna Swing turns 90 years young Saturday and plans to celebrate her birthday with friends and family at the Worland Senior Citizens Center. "I have a birthday pa...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    August 9, 2018

EMT training helps in all walks of life

WORLAND – A lot of people think that when they take EMT (emergency medical technician) basic training like Washakie County Ambulance Service is offering this fall, that it will only help them if...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    August 7, 2018

Cause of 7 fires under investigation

WORLAND – Over the weekend, starting Thursday evening, seven different fires kept fire personnel from Big Horn County, Washakie County and Bureau of Land Management busy. According to BLM Fire Management Officer Rich Zimmerlee the cause of all...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    August 4, 2018

4-H gives Rachel Drake experience of a lifetime

WORLAND – Rachel Drake was able to have the experience of a lifetime going to Finland for two weeks in July, thanks to the University of Wyoming 4-H exchange program, an exchange program that a lot of people don’t know about but has been offered...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    August 2, 2018

There is a lot to showing rabbits

THERMOPOLIS – Showing a rabbit at the fair isn't as simple as bringing any old rabbit to the fair and showing it to the judge. There is a lot of preparation entailed, not only for the rabbit but...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 28, 2018

Hospital Board elects new officers

WORLAND – Thursday evening during the July Banner Health Washakie Medical Center Hospital Board meeting new officers were elected and the board welcomed Franco Romero as the newest hospital board me...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 26, 2018

Dog show kicks off Hot Springs County Fair

WORLAND – The Hot Springs County Fair in Thermopolis runs from July 30 – Aug. 3, officially beginning with the dog show at 6 p.m. Monday evening. However the horse show is Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. in the Hot Springs County Fairgrounds...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 25, 2018

New playground equipment coming for Kiwanis Park

WORLAND – The City of Worland and the Worland Kiwanis Club are working together to bring additional playground equipment to Kiwanis Park on 20th Street in Worland. The additional equipment will be...

 
 By Tracie Mitchell    News    July 21, 2018

Cowboy Preacher amazed by hunger for the Lord

This is the second part of a two-part series on Pastor James Scott's three-week mission trip to Africa. The first part of the series ran in Friday's Northern Wyoming Daily News. WORLAND – Going on a...

 

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