Articles from the May 7, 2020 edition

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 News    May 7, 2020

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....

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 7, 2020

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

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 7, 2020

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...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 7, 2020

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...

 By Seth Romsa    News    May 7, 2020

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...

 By George Horvath    News    May 7, 2020

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...

 By Seth Romsa    News    May 7, 2020

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...

 By Seth Romsa    News    May 7, 2020

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...

 By Kevin Killough    News    May 7, 2020

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

 News    May 7, 2020

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 -...

 By Karla Pomeroy    COVID-19    May 7, 2020

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...

 By Seth Romsa    COVID-19    May 7, 2020

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

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

 News    May 7, 2020

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



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


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