Articles from the March 19, 2020 edition

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March 19, 2020

Bomgaars and Life Line Screening inserts in this week's issue. Please Wash Your Hands (for at least 20 seconds with soap and water), be respectful of others and keep social distancing (6 feet) when in public places....


Statewide closure order for public spaces issued

Governor Gordon and State Health Officer issue statewide closure order for public spaces CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has endorsed a decision by the Wyoming State Health Officer to close public places for a two-week period to help slow t... Full story


UPDATE 8:50 p.m.. 3/24/20 -- State COVID-19 cases increase to 37

This story was updated Tuesday evening to update the total number of postive COVID-19 cases in the state to 37 with new cases in Teton, Carbon, Fremont and Natrona counties and the first reported case in Sweetwater County. Per the Washakie County... Full story


MARCH 20 -- State issues supplemental health order regarding public, private gatherings

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has supported an additional statewide order issued by the State Health Officer prohibiting gatherings of 10 people or more in a single room or confined space. T... Full story


Washakie County notifies businesses about state proposed order

Washakie County is notifying businesses about the governor's recommendations to help stop spread of COVID-19 The Washakie County Emergency Management Team through a letter is notifying some... Full story

 By George Horvath    News    March 19, 2020

New state COVID-19 cases move county to Level 3 status

Information in this article and other COVID-19 coverage in this issue were up to date as of 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 18. Please check for updates throughout the day and week. WORLAND – An increase of four new COVID-19 cases Tuesday nig... Full story


Wyoming Department of Health shares priority coronavirus recommendations

As the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) continues to closely monitor the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, priority protection recommendations are being shared with Wyoming residents. “We don’t yet know exactly how easily COV... Full story


Teaching Small Fries

Worland High School family and consumer science student Peyton Erlenbaugh works with visiting small-fry Jaxon Bertsch, Hunter Beall and Conner McMillan, Wednesday, March 11.... Full story


The News Editorial: Working to give you news that is 'your right to know'

For 15 years, News Leaders Association and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has sponsored Sunshine Week, an annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and government transparency. There was a desire to discuss in... Full story

 By Tom Coulter    News    March 19, 2020

Land deal bill wins final approval from Legislature

CHEYENNE — It remains to be seen whether the state will decide to buy roughly 1 million surface acres and 4 million mineral acres in southern Wyoming, but the process is now in place for the state to begin exploring such a purchase. On the final d... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 19, 2020

Chamber honors businesses and volunteers

WORLAND - The Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce presented its annual awards at a luncheon March 11 at the Worland Community Center with businesses, volunteers and non-profit organizations honored....


Alfred Eugene Hillberry

Alfred Eugene Hillberry passed away at this home in Santa Maria, California March 2, 2020. Alfred was born March 6, 1926 in Worland Wyoming to George W. Hillberry Jr. and Leora Hillberry. He grew up... Full story


Esther (Trujillo) Miller

Esther (Trujillo) Miller passed on March 10, 2020 surrounded by her family. She was born October 25, 1955 in Worland to Mitchell and Catalina Trujillo. She was preceded in death by her husband George, parents Catalina and Mitchell, three brothers,... Full story


Don Harold Babbitt, Jr.

Don Harold Babbitt, Jr., a life-time Worland resident, passed away peacefully March 10, 2020. Don was born on August 6, 1927 to Don and Josephine Babbitt. During his youth, Don helped with the family... Full story


Raymond Laverne Tolman

Raymond Laverne Tolman passed away peacefully on March 14, 2020, at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo. Ray “Pickles” was born in Worland, on March 22, 1934. He was later adopted by Chester “Gray” Tolman. Memorial services for Ray will be held on... Full story


Clara Evelyn Irons

Clara Evelyn Irons, 82, passed away on March 16, 2020, at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland. Clara was born in Neptune, New Jersey on April 27, 1937. Cremation has taken place. There will be a private family gathering this summer for Clara and... Full story


Health Officials Announce Teton County COVID-19 Case

COVID-19 UPDATE 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2020 In light of the first COVID-19 diagnosis in Teton County, WY, public officials from the Teton County Health Department, St. John's Health, and... Full story


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