Articles from the April 29, 2021 edition
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April 29, 2021
We know of April as the fourth month of the year, but that’s only by the Gregorian calendar that we adhere to now. It was previously the fifth month in the earlier Julian calendar....
BAPC mulls what to do about vacation rental homes
WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission began discussions about whether Airbnb and other host short-term rentals should be regulated or licensed within the city limits....
WCSD No. 1 approves preliminary budget
WORLAND – The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees approved a preliminary budget for the upcoming 2021-22 school year during their normal meeting on Monday, April 26. The board al...
Mother and son honored as Extra Mile Heroes
WORLAND - Worland Mayor Jim Gill recognized two Worland residents, a mother and son, as the Extra Mile Heroes at last Tuesday's meeting, April 20. The mayor said several months ago he became aware of...
County has access to all three approved COVID-19 vaccines
WORLAND — On Tuesday, according to Wyoming Department of Health information, Washakie County was one of only three counties with zero active COVID-19 cases. The other two counties with zero active...
Council continues to mull vehicles as 'decorative lawn art'
WORLAND — The Worland City Council continued discussion about vehicle storage in front yards and whether exceptions for “lawn art” should be allowed. The council approved Ordinance 859 on first...
Tharp elected as State FFA reporter
WORLAND - Chief Washakie member and Worland High School senior Skylar Tharp was selected as part of the 2021-22 Wyoming FFA leadership team earlier this month. Tharp said ever since she was a seventh...
Peterson the latest Warrior to qualify for state
WORLAND - Qualifiers have been hard to come by this season, not just for Worland but every track and field team. But in Lovell on April 24, Warrior Christian Peterson became the second Warrior to...
Peabody loses $77 million in Q1; PRB mines 'extremely strong' in quarter
GILLETTE – Despite losing more than $77 million in the first quarter of 2021 and a prolonged COVID-19 hangover affecting U.S. thermal coal, Peabody Energy Corp.’s Powder River Basin mines were a bright spot for the company. The company’s three... Full story
Wyoming News Briefs, Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Riverton school superintendent faces DUI charge RIVERTON (WNE) — Riverton school district superintendent JoAnne Andre-Flanagan was arrested Saturday evening for driving under the influence. No one was injured in the incident, according to reports,... Full story
Big Horn commissioners study Second Amendment sanctuary status
GREYBULL — With more and more groups approaching the commissioners about Big Horn County becoming a Second Amendment sanctuary, a listening session has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, May 3 at the Weed and Pest building west of Greybull. Rep.... Full story
Wyoming News Briefs, Thursday, April 29, 2021
Hot Springs commissioners disband COVID team THERMOPOLIS (WNE) — At the April 20 Hot Springs County Commissioners meeting, the commissioners held a discussion with County Health Nurse Tricia McPhie to discuss rescinding the Incident Command Team th... Full story
Fraud Reports Surface Related to WDH Information Breach
The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is warning residents about fraudulent calls from people falsely claiming to represent the department in connection to a recently announced WDH health information breach. WDH recently described a mistaken... Full story