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May 28, 2020 ISSUE

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The News Editorial: It's not time for blame or shame

This is not the time for the blame game or for COVID-19 shaming, and from what we are hearing around the community, both are happening. Nearly two weeks ago a COVID-19 outbreak at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center occurred and is...

 By George Horvath    News    May 28, 2020

Worland honors nation's war dead

WORLAND – A three-shot volley fired by members of Floyd Minch American Legion Post 44 broke the stillness of the Memorial Day moment, as Worland residents, guest speakers and visiting dignitaries g...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 28, 2020

Washakie County sees increases in COVID-19 cases, deaths

WORLAND — In two weeks Washakie County COVID-19 cases increased five-fold from five cases to 28 as of Tuesday, with most of the new cases attributed to the outbreak at the Worland Healthcare and R...

 By Seth Romsa    News    May 28, 2020

School board approves paid maternity leave

WORLAND – The Worland school board met on Monday night in the Middle School Auditorium to hold their regular monthly meeting for the first time since February, while adhering to social distancing guid...

 By Seth Romsa    News    May 28, 2020

Worland High School choir and band awards presented over Zoom

WORLAND – Worland High School choir students were honored in a non-traditional way on May 12, in a Zoom call honoring their year in music, a year that was unfortunately cut short due to COVID-19. E...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 28, 2020

City looks to finalize agreement for land to build new water load-out system

WORLAND — The City of Worland will have a bulk water load-out system later this summer with an agreement being finalized to use Big Horn Cooperative Marketing Association property along Railway A...

 By George Horvath    News    May 28, 2020

Senator John Barrasso visits Worland, pledges to help hospitals and small businesses

WORLAND - U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) was in Worland for the Memorial Day services on Monday, May 25. In a brief but wide-ranging conversation following services, Barrasso expressed...

 By George Horvath    News    May 28, 2020

Uneven COVID-19 economic impact on local outdoor recreation businesses

WORLAND – In an unprecedented time of global change, whole sectors of industry in Wyoming, the U.S. and the world have taken a serious blow. What has been the impact on local outdoor recreation businesses? According to the Outdoor Recreation R...


Johny P. Miller

Johny P. Miller passed away May 20, 2020, at Worland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Worland, Wyoming. Johny was born on the family farm to Floyd D. and Lola Bell Miller on November 9, 1923,... Full story


Earle "Tuff" Crichton

Earle E. Crichton, age 77, passed away on the night of May 22, 2020, from respiratory complications. Earle was known to many as "Tuff," full of spitfire and energy. He was fun, outgoing, and the life... Full story


William "Bill" Hefenieder

William “Bill” Hefenieder passed away on May 23, 2020 at the Washakie Medical Center. He was born on March 14th, 1935 in the old hospital on Big Horn Ave. in Worland, WY. He was the first child of... Full story


Jeffrey Lamar 'Jeff' Strong

Jeffrey Lamar “Jeff” Strong, 68, passed away May 15, 2020 in Thermopolis, Wyoming. A memorial service is pending.... Full story


COVID death reported from Natrona County facility

Coronavirus-Related Death Reported from Natrona County A resident of a Natrona County long-term care facility previously identified as one of Wyoming’s laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has died, according to the W... Full story


Lorene Price Miller

October 15, 1923 – May 27, 2020 Lorene Price Miller passed away May 27, 2020, at Worland Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Worland, Wyoming. Lorene was born on October 15, 1923, in a country h... Full story


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