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April 30, 2020

Blair's inserts return in this week's print edition. Also look for Bomgaars and Arby's inserts....

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 30, 2020

Ten Sleep residents set to elect new mayor Tuesday

A new mayor of Ten Sleep will be elected next Tuesday after residents head to the polls. Mayor Jack Haggerty opted not to seek re-election, leaving the door open for current council member Ernie Beckl... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    COVID-19    April 30, 2020

Worland to continue with adaptive learning

WORLAND – Superintendent David Nicholas and the Worland school board announced that Washakie County School District (WCSD) No. 1 intends to finish the school year, unless directed otherwise from the s... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 30, 2020

Council to reconsider trailer ordinance

WORLAND — On a 7-2 vote the Worland City Council voted to suspend enforcement of the city’s parking code for business trailers. During last Tuesday’s regular council meeting, via Zoom web confe...


County to follow state guidelines: State to allow gyms, personal care services to open Friday

WORLAND — Washakie County will follow the state guidelines regarding easing restrictions on businesses and gatherings. Washakie County Health Officer Dr. Ed Zimmerman, during a question and answer s... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    April 30, 2020

Speech and debate places third at virtual state; 3 earn state championships

WORLAND – The Worland speech and debate team competed in the Wyoming State Speech Championships in a unique fashion, and finished third overall behind Riverton and Jackson, with one individual and o...

 By Seth Romsa    News    April 30, 2020

Post office clerk set to retire after 24 years

WORLAND – Mark Becker is set to retire today (April 30) from the United States Postal Service (USPS) after working for the Worland Post Office the last 24 years. Becker moved to Worland from North Dak...

 By Seth Romsa    News    April 30, 2020

Two honored for work in education

WORLAND – Two Worland educators, Don Bryant and James Mims, were honored with awards from the Wyoming Education Association at the end of March for the 2019-20 school year. According to WEA Worland a...


Patient flow, triage and COVID-19 risk reduction at local clinics

WORLAND – Much remains unclear about the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), with interrelated questions still unanswered about its means of transmission and degree of transmissibility, its actual prevalence in the community and its lethality. One t... Full story


Time to buy meat from local producers

WORLAND — This is a great time to purchase meat directly from producers, according to Washakie County Extension. They have put together some resources that will help residents in the Big Horn Basin purchase from area producers. Many local butchers al... Full story


Anna M. (Gibbs) (Yoos) Pearl

Anna M. (Gibbs) (Yoos) Pearl, 90, of Basin, Wyoming passed away peacefully April 24, 2020. Cremation has taken place at the Antelope Butte Crematory in Greybull and a “Celebration of Life” will be held at a later date. Anna was born July 19, 192... Full story


Kenneth D. Baumeister

A celebration of the life of Ken Baumeister, 64 year old Buffalo resident who passed away Thursday evening at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo will be held by his family this summer in Spearfish... Full story


Laura H. Sperry

Laura H. Sperry passed away on April 25, 2020 at home in Worland with her daughters and son by her side. Laura was born July 21, 1926 in Grundy Center, Iowa, where she grew up on the family farm. She... Full story


Donald Thomas McKinnon

Donald Thomas McKinnon, 77, formerly of Fargo, ND, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, in his home surrounded by family. Tom was born on May 23, 1942 in Wadena, MN to Donald F. and Violette O.... Full story


Ralph Bond

On the evening of April 20th, 2020, Ralph Bond was relaxing at his home in Worland, Wyoming. He was sitting in his favorite chair, watching the news, and playing multiple games of online Scrabble... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    April 30, 2020

Ten Sleep plans to continue adapted learning through end of year

TEN SLEEP- The Ten Sleep school board met on Wednesday night in a special session where Superintendent Jimmy Phelps announced that they intend to finish the school year with their adapted learning... Full story


The News Editorial: Open for business

It’s been a busy week since last Tuesday both in the state and in Worland and Washakie County. Here are some highlights: •On Tuesday, April 28, Washakie County had zero active COVID-19 cases. That’s right. According to the Wyoming Department of He... Full story


State Parks To Open Camping to Residents May 15

Wyoming State Parks will partially reopen to camping for Wyoming residents beginning May 15. State Parks has remained open to day-use recreation but closed to camping due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The busy camping season unofficially starts M... Full story


Where to find cloth face masks and how to make them

CHEYENNE – As Wyomingites prepare to slowly start venturing out more in public again, wearing protective masks will be a big part of ensuring that COVID-19 doesn’t spread any further. Dr. Alexia Harrist, Wyoming’s state health officer, said at a new... Full story


Plasma therapy for virus to begin in Natrona County

CASPER – The sickest COVID-19 patients in Natrona County will soon be treated with the plasma of recovered patients, Casper-Natrona County Health Department spokesperson Hailey Bloom said in a Wednesday press conference. “Nationally, there has bee... Full story


Transients in Riverton quarantined; Fremont County virus tally up

RIVERTON — Part of Riverton's transient population has been quarantined on the Wind River Indian Reservation due to coronavirus concerns. "Our contact tracing is driving us to test people who have been exposed. Our transient population was d... Full story


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