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 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...

 By Zach Spadt    News    December 18, 2015

Hospital 'above standard' on state site survey

WORLAND — During their monthly meeting Thursday, Washakie County Hospital Board members discussed the ongoing $23.4 million renovation at Washakie Medical Center in Worland and the state site survey which was conducted this week. Surveyors from...

 By Zach Spadt    News    December 16, 2015

Worland Aquatic center struggling to stay afloat

WORLAND — Although there is a degree of disagreement between Washakie County Commissioners, Worland City Councilors and Washakie County School Dist. No. 1 Board members, there is solid agreement on one thing: The Worland Aquatic Center is...

 By Zach Spadt    News    December 9, 2015

Pathologist: Victim on his back when shot twice

WORLAND — A Sheridan forensic pathologist testified Tuesday afternoon in the manslaughter trial of Washakie County man Anthony Haire that two of Jamye Don SoRelle’s wounds were consistent with him lying on the ground when he was struck. Haire is...

 By Zach Spadt    News    December 8, 2015

Manslaughter trial underway

WORLAND — For Anthony Haire of Worland, April 13 was a good day — it was also the worst day of his life. That’s according to Worland attorney Richard Hopkinson, who is representing Haire in a manslaughter trial. Jurors heard opening arguments...

 By Zach Spadt    News    December 4, 2015

Disagreement over landfill fees

WORLAND —City of Worland officials believe that the Washakie Solid Waste Disposal District dumped unfair fees on the city — and they’re not happy about it. In response to the solid waste removal district establishing tipping fees (See related...

 By Zach Spadt    News    December 3, 2015

Golf course concerns addressed

WORLAND — During a sometimes tense meeting Tuesday, Worland city councilors discussed a golf course maintenance contract. Worland Mayor Dave Duffy said there is a great deal of information being spread throughout the community. Green Hills Golf...


WHS drama students compete at state

WORLAND — Worland’s aspiring thespians are taking their act to Laramie today. The Worland High School Drama club is headed to the state competition which begins today in Laramie. The club hopes to defend its state title, having won the contest...

 By Zach Spadt    News    December 2, 2015

Landfill fees to City of Worland triple

WORLAND — City of Worland officials were shocked to learn that the Washakie County Solid Waste Disposal District billed them more than they expected. During its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Worland Mayor Dave Duffy announced that the solid...

 By Zach Spadt    News    December 2, 2015

Scammers calling Worland businesses alleging past due payment for Rocky Mountain Power companies

WORLAND — A new wave of phone scams has hit the Worland area. According to Washakie County dispatch logs, three Worland businesses received phone calls Monday from people claiming they were from Rocky Mountain Power and that the businesses...

 By Zach Spadt    News    December 1, 2015

City tackles snow removal

WORLAND — With Worland receiving its first major winter storm of the year, city crews also faced their first test in getting the streets clear. According to Worland Superintendent of Public Works Brian Burky, the city is successfully removing snow...

 By Zach Spadt    News    November 28, 2015

The 'hunt of a lifetime'

WORLAND - It was an opportunity they wouldn't have had without the help of a local non-profit and the help of a generous landowner. That's according to a group of hunters who successfully bagged...

 By Zach Spadt    News    November 21, 2015

Coverage starts with new air medical service

WORLAND — As of Nov. 17, Washakie County residents have a new air ambulance service. Washakie County Commissioners approved entering into a three-year, $25,000 contract with Guardian Air Ambulance, a subsidiary of the Air Medical Resource Group...

 By Zach Spadt    News    November 19, 2015

Worland clerk/treasurer receives WAMCAT of the Year Award

WORLAND - The Wyoming Association of Municipalities has named its clerk and treasurer of the year. Of the 99 municipalities in Wyoming, Worland's Clerk/Treasurer Tracy Glanz received the award. "Given...

 By Zach Spadt    News    November 18, 2015

Fixed-wing air ambulance coming to Washakie County

WORLAND — Worland is getting a new air ambulance service. Washakie County Commissioners went forward Tuesday with a three year, $25,000 contract with Guardian Flight, a subsidiary of Air Medical Resources Group. The county switched from using... Full story

 By Zach Spadt    News    November 17, 2015

Plowing snow on Washakie Ave.

WORLAND — Washakie County Commissioners will review a memorandum of understanding with the City of Worland during its regularly scheduled meeting today at 9 a.m. Worland Superintendent of Public Works Brian Burky will meet with commissioners to...

 By Zach Spadt    News    November 13, 2015

Sexual assault conviction a rarity

WORLAND — Tuesday’s conviction and sentencing of Steven E. Fabela, a Worland man who was convicted of second degree sexual assault is being viewed largely as landmark victory for victims’ advocates. Appearing in the Wyoming Fifth Judicial...

 By Zach Spadt    News    November 11, 2015

Thermopolis youth killed by passing train identified

WORLAND — A Thermopolis boy who was struck by a freight train in Thermopolis Sunday has been named. Gavin Jacobson, 12, of Thermopolis was struck and killed by a passing Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway train Sunday at approximately 9:38 a.m....

 By Zach Spadt    News    November 10, 2015

Hot Springs County Airport takes flight

THERMOPOLIS - Thermopolis has its new airport. Hot Springs County, state and federal officials celebrated the completion of the $20 million project during a grand opening ceremony Saturday. Wyoming...

 By Zach Spadt    News    November 6, 2015

Girlfriend of shooting victim reacts to suspect being named

Editor's Note: The following news article includes interviews with the girlfriend of the victim in the 2013 Ten Sleep Canyon shooting. The victim was unable to be interviewed due to a language...

 By Zach Spadt    News    November 5, 2015

Banner Health, nurse, reach settlement in wrongful death lawsuit

WORLAND — A settlement has been reached in a wrongful death lawsuit in the Wyoming Fifth Judicial District Court. Court documents filed Wednesday indicate that Banner Health Corporation and Washakie Medical Center nurse Donna Clothier have settled...

 By Zach Spadt    News    November 3, 2015

Sanitation, sewer increases on council agenda tonight

WORLAND — Worland City Council members will consider raising sewer and sanitation fees for the third and final time during tonight’s regularly scheduled meeting. Ordinance No. 828, passed on second reading, will increase Worland residents...

 By Zach Spadt    News    October 30, 2015

'One of the best'

WORLAND — Washakie County School Dist. No. 1 schools are performing above average according to an AdvancED report. Officials from AdvancED visited schools in the school district throughout the week. The review culminated Thursday with a public...

 By Zach Spadt    News    October 24, 2015

Montana murder suspect charged for 2013 Ten Sleep Canyon shooting

WORLAND — The suspect in the July double-murder near Pryor, Mont., has been charged in connection with a 2013 shooting in Ten Sleep Canyon. Jesus Yeizon Deniz was formerly charged with attempted second degree murder in Washakie County Circuit...


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