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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....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 29, 2021

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....

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    April 29, 2021

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...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Life with Cats, Chapter 2

So I’m outside with the kids – you know all five of my fur kids – and we’re taking a walk and enjoying the weather this weekend. I see Fluffy, one of our newest cats just sitting and enjoying... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 29, 2021

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...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    April 29, 2021

Wyoming population up by 2.3% from 2010

CHEYENNE — Despite losing many people to out-of-state opportunities, Wyoming’s population grew by roughly 2.3% from 2010 to 2020, marking the slowest growth rate in the state since the 1980s, according to preliminary data released Monday by the... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 29, 2021

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...

 
 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    April 29, 2021

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...

 

Christopher James Rangel

Christopher James Rangel went to be with the Lord April 16, 2021. He was born November 25, 1963 in Worland, WY to Ruth Mackmiller and James Rangel. He spent his early years in Worland and learned the... Full story

 

LeRoy Howard Fabricius

LeRoy Howard Fabricius, 88, went home into the arms of the Lord on April 21, 2021 in Worland. He was born on October 22, 1932 to Jake and Wanita Fabricius in Riverton, WY. LeRoy was sandwiched... Full story

 

Wyoming News Briefs - Friday, April 30, 2021

Man’s body found outside Fort Bridger EVANSTON (WNE) — The Uinta County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release Thursday concerning a man’s body discovered in the Bridger Valley. “During the afternoon hours of Monday April 26 ... the Uinta... Full story

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    April 29, 2021

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

 

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