Articles from the January 7, 2021 edition
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January 7, 2021
Did you know that the Canary Islands are named after dogs, not birds....
Council members sworn in for first meeting of 2021
WORLAND - In an abbreviated Worland City Council meeting, appointments were made, new members sworn in and a liquor license transferred. At the start of the meeting Mayor Jim Gill, council members... Full story
Commissioners discuss temporary EMS help
WORLAND – During their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 5, the Washakie County Commissioners discussed different ways to help offer temporary relief to the Washakie Ambulance Service...
Lodging tax increases as of Jan. 1
WORLAND – Travelers in Wyoming on Jan. 1 and after found that they were paying more for lodging than they did in 2020, with a new lodging tax going into effect last Friday. The 2020 Wyoming...
County fair dates remain unchanged; slated for last week of July
WORLAND — The Washakie County Fair Board confirmed a decision to leave the 2021 dates for the county fair as originally scheduled, July 25-31. In November, and again at the December meeting...
Galloway Ranch honored with Environmental Stewardship Award
After moving to Wyoming to raise their three boys, Keith and Laura Galloway purchased a ranch in Ten Sleep with the hopes of running an operation where conservation and agriculture could meet. In...
Twenty-five More Coronavirus-Related Deaths Confirmed
Twenty-five more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), according to a release on Jan. 7. Deaths among Wyoming residents are added... Full story
Weston County commissioners oust health officer
NEWCASTLE — After the denial of their most recent public health order variance requests, the Weston County Commissioners voted 4-1 on Jan. 5 to remove Dr. Mike Jording, the county’s public health officer. Jording has been serving the community in... Full story
No one injured in emergency plane landing
RIVERTON (WNE) — No one was injured Monday after an aircraft landed without hydraulics at Central Wyoming Regional Airport. Airport manager Paul Griffin said he was notified just before 7 p.m. Monday that a Key Lime Air pilot headed to Riverton... Full story
Governor Gordon Orders Flags Be Flown at Half-Staff Statewide Through January 13 in Honor Of United States Capitol Police Officers
CHEYENNE - Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Donald Trump's Proclamation honoring U.S. Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide...