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May 21, 2020

Please check out our special Worland High School graduation section, our tribute to veterans for Memorial Day and our recognition of Ten Sleep graduates....

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 21, 2020

9 COVID-19 cases in Worland senior living facility

WORLAND — Nine cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been confirmed among residents and staff at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH)...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 21, 2020

Few file early for local races; three file for Senate District 20

WORLAND — Filing is fast and furious for federal and state legislative offices but few for local offices. Current Washakie County Commissioner Aaron Anderson has filed for re-election for another...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 21, 2020

Worland City Council addresses parked business trailers in new ordinance

WORLAND — The Worland City Council approved on first reading Tuesday night an ordinance that would allow businesses to park a trailer on city streets in front of their residence for an indefinite ti...

 By Seth Romsa    News    May 21, 2020

Love of music unites senior choir for one last performance

WORLAND – Each year the Marshazz choir group at Worland High School has a senior song that they sing at the final concert. However, with all school events being canceled since mid-March due to the...


Sixty years and counting: Berta & Phil count their blessings

Considering each other to be a true gift of God, Phil and Berta Mills celebrate the 60th anniversary of their wedding today (Thursday, May 21). For the first time they will not be surrounded by...


14 Chief Washakie FFA seniors earn State FFA Degree

WORLAND — Even though the Wyoming State FFA Convention has been cancelled, awards are still being handed out. With that being said, the Chief Washakie FFA Chapter is excited to announce that 14 of its senior FFA members have earned their Wyoming...

 By Tom Coulter    News    May 21, 2020

Legislators approve three bills in final day of special session

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Legislature’s first special session since 2004 ended Saturday night with three bills headed to the desk of Gov. Mark Gordon for his consideration, as lawmakers wrapped up their initial attempts to respond to issues related... Full story


Romona Rose Williams Cook

Romona Rose Williams Cook passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado. She was born March 23, 1939, in Independence, Missouri to Ruby Earl and... Full story


David Anthony Robertson

David Anthony Robertson of Greybull, Wyoming died on May 13, 2020 in Burlington at the age of 22. David was born in Tooele, Utah on May 2, 1998 to Bruce and TaMara (Cook) Robertson. David spent most... Full story


Deborah Ann "Debbie" Axtell

Deborah Ann "Debbie" Axtell, 69, died suddenly Thursday, May 14, 2020 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Born July 4, 1950 in Laramie, Wyoming, she was the oldest of 7 children of Robert and... Full story


Beverly Ann Wilson Smith

Longtime Worland resident Beverly Ann Smith passed away on May 13, 2020 at her home in Worland, surrounded by her loving family. Beverly was born in Basin, WY on July 3, 1929, a twin daughter of... Full story


Rose Mary Horsley

Rose Mary (Ikie) Selig, Owsley, Horsley, 87-year-old Thermopolis resident passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at the Washakie Medical Center. Rose Mary was born in Monarch, Wyoming, on August 18, 1932. Cremation has taken place and as per her... Full story


Attempting to keep with tradition

Washakie County School District No. 2 Board Member Jared Lyman presents Ten Sleep valedictorian Zayne Cooper with his diploma Sunday night during the graduation ceremony at the Ten Sleep Rodeo... Full story


Rolling in to the future

Ten Sleep High School's 2020 graduation included some virtual speeches, spectators watching in vehicles and ended with toilet paper toss and fireworks. Throwing toilet paper instead of confetti are... Full story


Smile and wave

WHS senior Willow Boulden waves to the crowd during the WHS graduation parade on May 17 in Worland.... Full story


BLM asks visitors to recreate responsibly and safely on public lands during Memorial Day weekend

WASHINGTON— With Memorial Day weekend approaching, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) asks visitors to follow state and local public health guidance, come prepared, be flexible, and respect other users as well as natural and cultural resources on... Full story


Latest COVID death was resident at Worland senior living facility

A Washakie County resident previously identified as one of Wyoming’s laboratory-confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases has died, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) reported in a press release on Thursday, May 21.. The older man was... Full story


Emergency Medical Services Week proclaimed this week

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon proclaimed this week as Emergency Medical Services Week. According to the proclamation, “In Wyoming, with the theme, “EMS Strong: Ready Today, Preparing for...


Memorial Day services this Monday in Worland, Ten Sleep

WASHAKIE COUNTY — The American Legion Post 44 will again be observing Memorial Day, this Monday, with ceremonies in Worland and Ten Sleep. There ceremonies will be similar to those in years past, with once exception, social distancing will be... Full story


Flags be flown at half staff statewide this weekend for COVID victims

Governor orders flags be flown at half staff statewide until May 24 in honor of the victims of the novel coronavirus pandemic CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Donald... Full story


Governor orders flags be flown at half staff statewide on Memorial Day May 25

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Donald Trump's Proclamation, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise through... Full story


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