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 By Zach Spadt    News    November 10, 2022

Three incumbents, one new face, win seats on Worland school board

WORLAND — All three incumbents running for re-election for the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees won their races on Tuesday along with a newcomer who won her first term on the board. That’s according to unofficial election...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    November 10, 2022

Aging irrigation infrastructure to be discussed in Worland

WORLAND — It wasn’t a secret to Wyoming’s agriculture community that thousands of tunnels, ditches and canals were creeping up in age — the majority exceeding being older than a century or more — but the 2019 tunnel collapse in Goshen Count...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    November 3, 2022

Voters head to the polls next week

WORLAND — Washakie County and Wyoming voters will cast their ballots on Tuesday at the very latest. Some have already voted or will vote before the 7 p.m. absentee ballot deadline on Tuesday. As of Oct. 26, 390 of the 567 absentee ballots sent to...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    November 3, 2022

First-responders conduct mass-casualty training in Washakie County

NORTH WASHAKIE COUNTY - It was a brisk evening as the fire trucks and ambulances began arriving to the scene just off a major highway in Washakie County. Two minivans carrying a combined 14...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    October 27, 2022

Worland house fire caused by 'unintentional ignition'

WORLAND — The occupants of a home in Worland made it out safely after the building caught fire last week, according to the Worland Volunteer Fire Department. According to a press release, 911 dispatchers received a call at roughly 10:16 a.m. on Oct...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    October 27, 2022

Worland author releases fourth novel

WORLAND — Wyoming author B.E. Brown has wanted to be a writer since she was old enough to start talking. She wrote her first story in the fifth grade. In 2011, she published her first book, “In the Absence of Light.” In her 14 years living in...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    October 20, 2022

Don't be alarmed it is only training; First responders to host training exercise next week

WORLAND — Motorists heading through the area of Washakie 10 and US 20 on Tuesday evening need not be alarmed if they see a slew of first responder vehicles in the area responding to a major crash. They’re just getting ready for the real thing. It...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    October 20, 2022

Worland City Council approves Halloween road closures

WORLAND — The Worland City Council, during their regular meeting on Tuesday, approved a set of road closures for the Halloween holiday. Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ruth Dugger requested that the city block off the...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    October 13, 2022

Annual Hunter Fest Friday in Ten Sleep

WORLAND — Before pickups carrying hunters’ big game harvest become a regular sight in Ten Sleep, hunters will have an opportunity for fellowship, food and an overall good time. In its 27th iteration this year, Ten Sleep Hunter Fest will kick off...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    September 29, 2022

Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning reviews residential camper exemptions

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission explored several loopholes in city ordinances that currently allow people to stay in recreational vehicles on city streets indefinitely. Monday’s discussion, which came during the...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    September 29, 2022

11th annual pumpkin drop looks to be a smash

11th annual pumpkin drop looks to be a smash By ZACH SPADT Staff Reporter WORLAND - Orange thumbs from around the state and region will descend on Worland this weekend to compete for bragging rights...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    September 22, 2022

One hurdle remains for Worland chicken ordinance

WORLAND — Worland residents would be allowed to have chickens within the next month if a proposed ordinance passes the city council on its third and final reading. On Tuesday, city council members unanimously passed Ordinance 856 on second reading....

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    September 15, 2022

Murder-suicide highlights domestic violence in Washakie County

WORLAND — On June 30, authorities were called to a residence north of Worland for a report that a man threatened another man with a gun. An affidavit filed in Washakie County Circuit Court states the incident stemmed from a dispute between Donald...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    September 15, 2022

Worland BAPC sets crematory appeal hearing date

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission will once again take up the issue of a proposed crematory in a dispute that has lasted well over a year. During the board’s regularly scheduled Monday meeting, members agreed to ho...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    September 8, 2022

Robinson to take over Washakie County planning duties

WORLAND — As Washakie County officials continue to search for a new planner following David Anderson’s resignation from the position, county commissioners have found someone to temporarily take over planning duties. On Tuesday, the Washakie...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    September 1, 2022

Tour gives congressional staffers boots-on-the-ground look at Big Horn Basin

WORLAND - Congressional staffers got a firsthand look at industry in the Big Horn Basin - namely agriculture - during a tour in August. Staffers representing Congress members throughout the country...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    September 1, 2022

Glade appointed to hospital board

WORLAND — Washakie Medical Center has a new board member. The Washakie County Commission recently appointed Worland resident Chuck Glade to the hospital’s oversight board. Located in Worland, Washakie Medical Center is a county-owned building...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    August 25, 2022

Washakie County takes no action on 1/4-cent tax

WORLAND — Citing fears that a new quarter-cent sales tax would “torpedo” other continuing taxes on the ballot this fall in Washakie County, the Washakie County Commission declined to take up a ¼-cent sales tax to help fund the ambulance...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    August 18, 2022

Riverside Park bike trail project moves forward

WORLAND — Worland City Council members during their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 16 moved forward with the preliminary phases of a bike trail project at Riverside Rotary Park. Specifically, council members voted unanimously to apply for a...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    August 18, 2022

Washakie County appoints new public health officer

WORLAND - He spent his summers traveling from Billings to Wyoming and worked at his grandfather's vet clinic. When he finished his medical training, he wanted to end up back in Worland. "That was the...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    August 11, 2022

Nowoodstock promises lineup of musicians young and old

WORLAND — There will be the Wyoming music staples like Jalan Crossland and the Patti Fiasco. Then there will be the twin brothers who weren’t born when such acts got their respective starts. And that’s for years been the theme at the annual...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    August 11, 2022

Anderson steps down as Washakie County Planner

WORLAND — Washakie County Planner David Anderson last month announced his resignation. His final day on the job was Wednesday, Aug. 10. He began working for Washakie County Nov. 1, 2012. “I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve you...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    July 28, 2022

New Ten Sleep superintendent, principal take dream jobs

WORLAND — There was only one school district that could pull Annie and Robert Griffin away from their positions as educators in rural Sheridan County. And when that position came open, there was no debate between the respective Tongue River...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    December 19, 2015

Worland National Guard recruiter receives Army Achievement Medal

WORLAND - "It's not about fighting the enemy. We're brothers and sisters - and we rely on each other," said Wyoming National Guard Staff Sgt. Brant Knight. Knight, of Worland, serves as a recruiter...

 

Worland son moving on to Sheridan

Whelp. You never know how to announce these things without sounding pretentious. So. Here goes: I will be leaving the Northern Wyoming Daily News. I’m bound for The Sheridan Press. I love Sheridan, and my friends can attest to that. It’s been a...

 

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