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    May 20, 2021

    Check out the special WHS Commemorative Graduation Section in this week's issue....

  • The News Editorial: Kudos for a busy May and Mental Health Awareness

    Karla Pomeroy|May 20, 2021

    It’s time to hand out a few kudos. First, kudos to the “merry month of May.” I don’t know if May is necessarily merry but it is busy. That’s a good thing and this year it definitely does make May merry. Last week we covered the Washakie Prevention Coalition Drug-Free Community Walk, the Chief Washakie FFA banquet, Worland Middle School spring music finale, street vendor day, Washakie Museum STEAM Saturday, Worland High School graduation parade and WHS graduation and the Cloud Peak Counselin... Full story

  • Ending the stigma: Advocate and governor share mental health journeys

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|May 20, 2021

    WORLAND - The message was short, simple but serious - to remove the stigma attached to those who receive help for mental health issues and illnesses, as well as to raise awareness for mental health, to start the conversation and be available as community members for those who might need help. That message from Cloud Peak Counseling Director Mary Johnson started off the first Mental Health Event Friday morning. The hope for the event was to begin to rid society of the stigma attached to those...

  • Lower Nowood project hits speed bump

    Seth Romsa, Staff Writer|May 20, 2021

    WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 18, to hear board reports and receive updates on projects happening around the county. Washakie County Planner David Anderson came before the board and said that the Lower Nowood project would be slightly delayed for completion until the end of the month as they had troubles receiving the speed limit signs in time. Anderson also said he was unsure if they had completed the striping on the r...

  • Worland's top students honored at graduation

    SETH ROMSA, Staff Writer|May 20, 2021

    WORLAND - Worland High School recognized five valedictorians from the Class of 2021 at Sunday's graduation ceremony - Carmyn Buckman, Robyn Horath, Annalise Newell, Tanner Stott and Kimberly Sumida, as well as salutatorian Logan Yule. •Carmyn Buckman is the daughter of Kristin and Jeffrey Buckman. Throughout high school Buckman was involved in indoor track, softball, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), W-Club, student council, National Honor S...

  • Gov. Gordon hopeful health orders gone by summer

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|May 20, 2021

    WORLAND — In addition to being the keynote speaker at the Cloud Peak Counseling ‘End the Stigma’ Mental Health Event on Friday Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon also met with area county commissioners and local government officials and answered questions from area media on a wide range of topics. Regarding the mental health awareness event Gordon said in Wyoming sometimes it is hard for people to ask for help with the mental health issues because people in Wyoming are told to be tough. “Part of bein...

  • Carver wins 3A West 110-meter hurdles championship

    Alex Kuhn, Sports Editor|May 20, 2021

    WORLAND - Building off a strong finish to the regular season, the Worland High School track and field team got off to a good start in the postseason. Competing at the 3A West regional meet in Lander on May 14-15, the Worland teams brought home 25 medals and are sending 20 athletes to the 3A State meet, which begins today and ends on Saturday. "The kids did really well. We brought home 25 medals, and I'm taking 20 to state, we're going to be busy this weekend," said WHS track and field coach...

  • Warrior Hall of Fame nomination deadline approaching

    Alex Kuhn, Sports Editor|May 20, 2021

    WORLAND — The deadline to nominate those for the third class of the Warrior Hall of Fame quickly approaches. June 15 is the deadline to get the nomination forms in for the Warrior Hall of Fame class. The Warrior Hall of Fame represents the best that Washakie County School District No. 1 has had to offer. Whether that be students, teachers, administrators, others who have worked in the district or those who have made philanthropic support to students or the district. The goal of the Warrior Hall...

  • Saturday march celebrates Christ

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|May 20, 2021

    WORLAND - Believers in Jesus Christ in Washakie County and the Big Horn Basin have been invited to "March for Jesus" this Saturday and join believers across the country and globe for the nationwide march. WORLAND'S MARCH The Washakie County March for Jesus will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Seventh and Big Horn on the south side of the street. Marchers will march down the sidewalk as the highway will not be closed this year for the march. Marchers will proceed east to 11th Street and then South to...

  • WCSD#1 superintendent reflects on COVID school year

    SETH ROMSA, Staff Writer|May 20, 2021

    WORLAND – School districts across the nation have been tasked with the difficult decision of how to open safely for students and provide a quality education while maintaining social distancing amid an COVID-19international pandemic. As the school year winds down to a close on Friday, Washakie County School District No. 1 has been one of the few districts across the country that has maintained in-person learning for students throughout the year without having to move back to an online setting a...

  • Erayna "Cookie" Marie Kostrzab Brown

    May 20, 2021

    Erayna "Cookie" Marie Kostrzab Brown cast off the shackles of this world on May 12, 2021, in Billings, Montana, after an arduous, two and a half month battle with covid pneumonia. She gets to be reunited with her parents, Bernard P. and Allegra E. (Nordstrom) Kostrzab, brother Martin L. Kostrzab, and sister Dianne A. Kostrzab. Born June 21, 1949, in Duluth, Minnesota, she was welcomed by her twin brothers Ronald and Martin, and was followed by Dianne, Lynn, Carla (Iverson) and Chester Kostrzab.... Full story

  • Wendy Sue (Naucke) Palmer

    May 20, 2021

    Wendy Sue (Naucke) Palmer passed away on May 11, 2021 with her family by her side. She was born on January 18, 1964 to Jerry and Ann (Marton) Naucke in Worland, Wyoming. She attended Worland High School where she was a diver for the swim team. She graduated with the class of 1982 and moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming. There she met and married Joe Palmer on June 16, 1983. Together the two shared 37 wonderful years, as well as 5 children, all boys, Jarred, Eric, Ryan, Phillip, and Kyle. Wendy was a... Full story

  • Lori Tolman Hernandez

    May 20, 2021

    Lori Tolman Hernandez, 59, passed away to be with her heavenly father on May 12, 2021 in Grand Junction, Colorado. Lori was born November 17, 1961, in Greybull, Wyoming. Her youth and most of her schooling was in Burlington, WY with graduation from Worland, WY high school in 1980. Lori was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held various callings in the Church. As a child, Lori loved camping and spending time in the Big Horn Mountains. She had many wonderful memories... Full story

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  • Statewide Public Health Orders Reach Expected Final Phase

    May 20, 2021

    The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is announcing the likely final phase for statewide public health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the immediate removal of one of the two remaining orders. Statewide public health order #2, which affected indoor events of more than 500 people, is now eliminated. Mask use and physical distancing requirements in statewide public health order #1 related to K-12 schools will remain through May 31, while the same requirements for colleges are immediately eliminated. An extension of statewide... Full story