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 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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