Articles from the May 7, 2020 edition
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May 7, 2020
Look for Blair's, Bomgaars, Bloedorn and Sutherland inserts in this week's issue. Next week look for our Arts and Academics Section. The Ten Sleep and Worland Class of 2020 graduates will be honored in the May 21 issue....
Ten Sleep elects new mayor and council members
TEN SLEEP - Ninety-nine Ten Sleep voters came to the polls or sent in absentee ballots to elect a new mayor and council members Tuesday. In announcing the unofficial election results, Town Clerk Lori...
Karla's Kolumn: Mothers, teachers, role models
Sunday is Mother's Day and this week is National Teacher Appreciation Week so needless to say I've been thinking a lot about both and thinking how many mothers (and yes, fathers) have become teachers... Full story
Nicholas named State Supt. of the Year
WORLAND - The Wyoming Association of School Administrators (WASA) announced this week that Washakie County School District No. 1 Superintendent David Nicholas has been honored as the 2021...
Graduation parade approved, set for May 17
WORLAND — Kara Anderson was back before the Worland City Council Tuesday night to get final approval for a graduation parade for the Class of 2020. She said people will be asked to maintain social...
Commissioners hear report on retaining wall
WORLAND – For the first time in over a month, the county commissioners held a public meeting in the Washakie County Courthouse, to receive updates from departments as well as view a presentation...
The 90th birthday girl gets a drive-by party
WORLAND – An evening traffic jam on Howell Avenue in Worland last Friday, April 24, was the unexpected public indicator that Mrs. Shirley Runge had reached 90 years of age. The lifelong Worland...
School board moves closer to paid maternity leave
WORLAND – The Worland school board met on Monday, April 27 to discuss and approve a second reading that would grant guaranteed separate maternity leave, and approve a first reading of a policy...
Ten Sleep school board discusses preliminary budget outlook
TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep school board met in a special session on Wednesday, April 29, to announce the district will be finishing the year on its adapted learning plan, and to discuss the...
Regional beet growers receive federal support
POWELL — Local sugar beet farmers who were hit with losses in 2018 and 2019 due to poor weather are receiving some support from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program-Plus (WHIP+)... Full story
Chief Washakie FFA duo wins trio of Regional Stars
WORLAND - Being selected the Regional Star is the highest honor one can receive on the regional level by an FFA member and two Chief Washakie FFA members have earned Regional Stars this year -...
Grocery store handles pandemic changes in stride
WORLAND - Worland's grocery store, like many stores across the state and country have faced many challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, but Blair's Super Market store director Brandon Yule said his st...
County facilities open as Health Alert downgraded to Level 2 status
WORLAND — The Washakie County commissioners met Friday afternoon, May 1, with department heads via teleconference and at the Washakie County Fairgrounds to discuss reducing the Level 3 health...
William "Bill" H. Austin
William "Bill" H. Austin, 79 of Ten Sleep, WY passed away peacefully at his home April 16, 2020. Bill was born on Feb. 8, 1941 in Casper, WY to Bud and Ola Elizabeth Brown. The family moved from... Full story
Carolyn Ann Locke
On the beautiful spring day of April 27th, 2020, with much grace and dignity, 75-year-old Worland resident, Carolyn Ann Locke, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her children. Carol was... Full story
Lawrence Curtis Weber
Lawrence Curtis Weber, known to many as Larry, passed Sunday evening April 26th, 2020 at Good Samaritan Medical Center, Lafayette Co. He went peacefully in the presence of his close family members at... Full story
Gerald "Jerry" David Moberly
Gerald "Jerry" David Moberly, loving father and grandfather, passed away on April 28, 2020 at the age of 61. Jerry was born on February 5, 1959 in Greybull, Wyoming to Harry and Donna (Bruce)... Full story
Jackie Phillips, 85, of Worland, died April 24th, 2020. Jackie was born August 13, 1934, in Ten Sleep, WY, and was the daughter of Vivian Bader and Jack Whaley. Jackie was married to Chester... Full story
Margaret LaVonne (Stiffler) Dangel
Margaret LaVonne (Stiffler) Dangel, 91, passed away on May 1, 2020 at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. LaVonne was born in Moore, Montana on March 28, 1929. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later... Full story
Fires banned on entire Bighorn National Forest through May 31
The entire Bighorn National Forest is under fire restrictions until May 31. Developed sites such as campgrounds, picnic areas, and restrooms are closed until May 31. The Forest remains open to dispersed recreation such as camping, hiking, and other... Full story
WYOMING LEGISLATURE TO HOLD SPECIAL SESSION MAY 15-16
CHEYENNE – The 65th Wyoming Legislature will convene for a two-day special legislative session beginning on May 15 at 8 a.m. The purpose of the special session is to address immediate needs of the... Full story
Restrictions ease under new orders, Governor allocates $17 million in CARES Act funding to expand COVID-19 testing and health response
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced that updated public health orders effective May 15 will ease restrictions on several business categories and permit restaurants to resume indoor table service statewide. The Governor has also... Full story