Articles from the March 26, 2020 edition

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March 26, 2020

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First COVID-19 Case in Washakie County

New numbers released by the Wyoming Department of Health this morning shows the number of COVID-19 cases in the state going from 56 last night to 70 this morning (Friday) including a case in Washakie County. The new numbers also show zero cases in... Full story


Governor, State Health Officer extend Statewide Public Health Orders through April 17

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist have extended the three existing statewide health orders through April 17 to slow community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect lives. Current orders c... Full story


Kindergarten Registration

A Special Message from East Side Principal Chris Peterson, Dear Parents/Guardians, Kindergarten Registration forms can be picked up at East Side between 7:30A.M.- 4:00P.M., Monday through Friday. These forms are available in the entryway on the... Full story


UPDATE: Hot Springs County case is actually Washakie County case

Hot Springs County Unified Command announced at 5:45 p.m. Thursday that the county has identified its first positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-10). Unified Command was formed on March 18 with County Health Officer, Emergency Management,... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 26, 2020

Basin resident Weeks announces State Senate candidacy

WORLAND - Linda Weeks, a familiar face to Washakie County residents as the marketing and sales supervisor for RT Communications, announced this week that she would be seeking the Republican...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 26, 2020

Ten Sleep Election: Two file for mayor, four for council

TEN SLEEP — Two people have filed for the office of mayor of Ten Sleep to replace outgoing Mayor Jack Haggerty. The filing period for Ten Sleep’s May 5 election ended on Friday. Current council mem...

 By Seth Romsa    News    March 26, 2020

Familiar face to return to school board

WORLAND – Through unconventional means the Worland school board met on Monday night and held a public meeting through phone and Zoom to discuss future plans for the school as well as approve a new b...


COVID-19 preparations in place at Worland, Thermopolis hospitals

Information in this article and other COVID-19 coverage in this issue were up to date as of 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 25. Please check for updates throughout the day and week. WORLAND – With 37 COVID-19 cases reported as of Tuesday i... Full story


NEWS EDITORIAL: Get the facts, not the rumors with COVID-19

Our state, country and world are working to get through the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the best way to do that is with facts, not fiction, not rumors and not conspiracy theories. It is important to get your facts from reliable... Full story


DEVOTIONAL: Praying during anxious times

Many of you might have seen videos circulating on social media of Italians singing together from the balconies of their homes in the midst of COVID19 crisis. Italy is in a nation-wide lockdown and people are shut in their homes in an effort to... Full story


State orders close public spaces and some businesses; gatherings limited to under 10 persons

CHEYENNE – Governor Mark Gordon last Thursday, March 19, endorsed a decision by the Wyoming State Health Officer to close public places for a two-week period to help slow the community spread of n...


School Lunch To Go

Washakie County School District No. 1 Food Services Director Heather Trauntvein delivers meals to students in a vehicle last Thursday, March 19, at East Side Elementary. The meals are being... Full story


Spring Burn Jumps Out Of Control

Worland firefighters make short work of a out-of-control controlled burn near Winchester that briefly burned near some structures Monday, March 23. Burn regulations for Washakie County may be found... Full story


George Edward Norskog

George Edward Norskog, 72 of Thermopolis passed away March 23, 2020. George was born on June 19, 1947 to Thomas and Lucille (Watkins) Norskog in Cody, Wyoming. The family lived primarily in the Big Horn Basin working on several ranches. George... Full story


Henry Freeman Hansen

Henry Freeman Hansen “Hank”, 90-year-old Worland resident died on March 23, 2020 at the Washakie Medical Center. Hank was born July 6, 1929 in Big Horn, Wyoming, one of two sons born to Alexander and Alice Adra (Misner) Hansen. He attended sch... Full story


Aurelio Serna

Aurelio Serna, 76, passed away suddenly at his home in Worland on March 16, 2020. Aurelio was born on September 25, 1943 in Media Luna, Aguascalientes, Mexico, the oldest of thirteen children born to... Full story


Four Reservation Residents Indicted on Kidnapping and Assault Charges

United States Attorney Mark A. Klaassen announced today that Ashley Rose Yellowbear, age 27, Samuel Harold Friday, age 37, Kristen Jade Antelope, age 26, and Rusty Tso Tabaho, Sr. age 27, all residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation, were... Full story


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