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  • April 16, 2020

    Apr 16, 2020

    Look for Bomgaars and Sutherland's inserts in this week's issue. Be safe, Stay home unless for essential travel. Wash your hands. Don't touch your face, especially mouth, nose and eyes....

  • Worland's first COVID patient delivers message of hope

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Apr 16, 2020

    WORLAND - Grateful to be alive, Lory August of Worland, Washakie County's first COVID-19 case, shared her story Friday of her recovery, a day after getting home. After a 16-day stay in the Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis, August was released to finish her recovery at home in Worland. Her message to everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic, "You can beat this, be positive, you can survive." Lory August has been battling cancer on and off for three years. She has diabetes and a... Full story

  • Ten Sleep mayoral candidates seek to keep improving town

    Seth Romsa, Staff Writer|Apr 16, 2020

    TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep municipal election is just under a month away, with two candidates filing to compete for the position of mayor and four for the positions of town council on May 5. The two candidates that filed for mayor are current councilman Ernie Beckley, and longtime resident David Lyman. These two are vying to replace current Mayor Jack Haggerty. Haggerty announced in early January that he was not planning to seek re-election this year and instead decided to retire at the end of hi...

  • Local providers address questions on coronavirus

    Seth Romsa, Staff Writer|Apr 16, 2020

    WORLAND – Washakie County Public Health officials held a teleconference question and answer session on YouTube Tuesday morning to address questions in Washakie County, where Washakie County Public Health Officer Ed Zimmerman said he anticipated state orders being extended through the end of May. Zimmerman noted that the orders for Wyoming are expected to be extended, not officially at this time, through the end of May when answering a question about churches planning to reconvene for s...

  • Missing person found deceased in Big Horns

    Apr 16, 2020

    WORLAND — Washakie County Search and Rescue assisted Johnson County in the search for a missing person last week. According to information from the Washakie County Sheriff’s Office and Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, on March 30, Johnson County law enforcement was contacted in reference to a missing person from Sheridan County. Sheridan area law enforcement issued an “Attempt to Locate” alert on missing person Sergei Mindham, known to be operating a Hyundai Elantra. Initial information provided to law enforcement was Mindham was to report to...

  • Meet your Ten Sleep Council candidates

    Apr 16, 2020

    TEN SLEEP — Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Ten Sleep Town Council. Both seats are four-year terms. One candidate, Amy Truman, is the lone incumbent among those who filed last month. Other candidates are Steve Criner, Brad DeWitt and Nichole Norman. Candidates were asked four questions with an alternate fifth question. Steve Criner 1. Background. I am Steve Criner, engaged to Emily Corrow. I have two girls ages 13 and 10. Went to school in Buffalo, Missouri. After school I started a construction business. After almost 10 years I...

  • New hospital board member ready to get to work

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Apr 16, 2020

    WORLAND - Washakie County Hospital Board's newest member Bryony Volin hopes to get another opportunity to participate in a board meeting soon. Volin was appointed in February by the Washakie County commissioners and attended her first meeting on Feb. 25. The March meeting was canceled due novel coronavirus 2019 and adhering to the no gatherings of 10 or more people by the governor. There has been no decision on the April meeting, scheduled for April 28. Many governmental meetings have been held...

  • WMC announces employee of year

    Apr 16, 2020

    WORLAND - After having to postpone the Banner Health Washakie Medical Center Employee of the Year celebration for a month they decided to celebrate Thursday, April 9 with a surprise plaque presentation for the employee - Mandy Feather. In attendance was her family, children Piper and Ridley and husband Jared. Feather is a multi-modality technician, which means she is able to do several different modalities within the medical imaging department. She is also the coordinator for the medical imaging...

  • Price disparity magnified; live cattle prices plummet while boxed beef prices soar

    Jen Sieve-Hicks, Buffalo Bulletin Via Wyoming News Exchange|Apr 16, 2020

    BUFFALO — This spring, some 42,000 calves will be born on Johnson County ranches. Despite the long hours and late nights, calving season is typically the season most filled with hope and promise for cattle ranchers. But this year, there is also significant anxiety as COVID-19 has rocked cattle markets, highlighting the disparity between the prices paid to producers and meatpackers. “For sure, they’re not break-even now,” said Jackie Benton, who ranches with her husband, Tyler, and parents, Wayne and Jan Nelson, of this spring’s calf crop. “St... Full story

  • Community Garden looking for volunteers, AmeriCorps VISTA members for new season

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Apr 16, 2020

    WORLAND - With Wyoming weather hinting at spring, thoughts are turning to gardening and the community garden, operated by the University of Wyoming Washakie County Extension is seeking volunteers to get the garden ready for planting. AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) member Erin Day-Gennett, who finished her work last week said the Extension "would like to continue serving our community with fresh produce in the upcoming season. After thinking about how to serve Washakie...

  • Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies sets schedule for mobile pantry

    Apr 16, 2020

    WORLAND — Wyoming residents all know about leaning in. When faced with a strong headwind, they lean in to get to where they are going. As COVID-19 impacts the state, Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies and many other funders are leaning in. According to a press release, “We are increasing food distributions across the state, due to the impacts of COVID-19; and we anticipate that hunger will increase in our state and that the need will extend into the future,” said Tony Woodell, director of the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies. Woodell added... Full story

  • Ten Sleep Town Council awards bid, prepares for May election

    Seth Romsa, Staff Writer|Apr 16, 2020

    TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep Town Council met on the night of Tuesday, April 7 via Zoom web conferencing to hold their regular meeting one month from their May election. A main agenda item was concern over different approaches regarding a small triangular piece of land regarding Pam Taylor and an encroachment into that piece of land. There were multiple solutions presented from re-zoning to simply removing the encroachment, but further information and consultation was desired and no decision was ma...

  • Edith Lorraine Dellos

    Apr 16, 2020

    Edith Lorraine Dellos, age 86, passed away at her home on Saturday, April 4, 2020 and went home to Heaven with her Lord. Edith was born in Manderson, WY on August 8, 1933 to Otto P. and Mary (Youngman) Voss; youngest of six children. She lived most of her young life in Manderson, graduating from MHS in 1951. Following graduation, she moved to Worland where she worked for a short time as a bookkeeper for a car dealership. Edith married the love of her life, Herman Fred Dellos, December 21, 1952... Full story

  • Loren Skell Martinez

    Apr 16, 2020

    Loren Skell Martinez, 53, passed away April 8, 2020 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center in Rutherfordton, North Carolina from COVID-19. Loren was born in Greeley, Colorado on July 15, 1966, the third of four children, to Larry and Tillie (Torrez) Martinez. As Loren's younger brother, watching his life was akin to watching a movie – a cross between "Indiana Jones," Wyatt Earp," "8 Seconds," and an episode of "The Andy Griffith Show." Adventure and curiosity were distinctives of his life. As I... Full story

  • Marie Howard

    Apr 16, 2020

    On the beautiful spring morning of April 7, 2020, with much grace and dignity, our mother, Marie Howard, went to meet her Lord and Savior and the awaiting arms of dad. Marie was born in the Neiber House, near Worland, Wyoming, along with her twin brother, Henry, on April 14, 1917, to Peter and Mary Elizabeth (Ruhl) Scheuerman. The Scheuerman parents were part of the large Germans from Russia immigrants that came to the United States from Yagodnaya Polyana, Saratov in Russia along the Volga... Full story

  • Michigan AG accuses Sheridan-based LLC of false marketing N95 masks

    George Horvath, Staff Writer|Apr 16, 2020

    SHERIDAN – A Sheridan-based limited liability corporation (LLC) has been accused of falsely marketing what it describes as N95 medical respirator masks, but which may not meet U.S. safety standards; as well as making large profits on these sales. According to a press release on the state of Michigan's website, that state's Assistant Attorney General, Darrin F. Fowler, sent a cease and desist letter to "Seek Everest LLC," an entity registered in Wyoming through the services of Registered Agents I... Full story

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  • Funds for Paycheck Protection Program exhausted

    Apr 16, 2020

    Statement from SBA Regional Administrator Dan Nordberg on the Paycheck Protection Loan Program Thursday, April 16, 2020 As of this morning, the initial allotment of $349 billion dollars for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has been exhausted and the SBA will be unable to accept new applications until such time congress appropriates additional funding. In the past 14 days, SBA has processed more loans than it had previously done the past 14 years, saving millions of small businesses in the process. In total, 1,661,397 PPP loans were made by... Full story

  • DWS issues CARES payments; additional $600/week will be applied to UI claims next week

    Apr 16, 2020

    Audio file: DWS Workforce Programs Administrator Holly McKamey Simoni CHEYENNE – The Department of Workforce Services (DWS) has begun issuing Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation to those individuals who are receiving unemployment benefits. This additional $600 per week is being added to unemployment benefits automatically, and qualifying claimants will receive these payments by the middle of next week. Congress passed the CARES Act at the end of March, and DWS has been working diligently to create a system to administer the funds to W... Full story

  • Two Wyoming State Hospital Patients Test Positive for Coronavirus

    Apr 16, 2020

    Two patients recently transferred to the Wyoming State Hospital (WSH) in Evanston have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Both adult females arrived Monday at WSH, a state-run psychiatric facility and part of WDH. They had been transferred from a Casper behavioral health facility that has been at the center of a Natrona County COVID-19 outbreak. One patient remains at WSH; the other is currently being treated at an out-of-state medical hospital. The patients had no... Full story

  • Survey: Support high for state, local government handling of coronavirus

    Apr 16, 2020

    Compiled from Wyoming News Exchange newspapers Support for the way both Gov. Mark Gordon and local governments are handling the coronavirus is high, according to a survey by the University of Wyoming. The results of the survey by the university’s Survey and Analysis Center were released Thursday as the number of coronavirus cases in the state grew by eight to total 296, with a recovery rate of more than 65%. The survey of 494 Wyoming residents, conducted Monday, is the second on coronavirus-related issues to be conducted by the Survey and A... Full story

  • Wyoming News Briefs April 17

    Apr 16, 2020

    COVID-19 could delay training of armed educators in Gillette GILLETTE (WNE) – After months of research, meetings and public comment, the Campbell County School District has a policy that allows select employees in six of the district’s rural schools to carry concealed firearms. But even with a policy in place, there is still quite a bit of work left to be done — and possible delays because of the coronavirus — before armed educators will be in those schools, said Deputy Superintendent Kirby Eisenhauer. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, getti... Full story

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