Articles from the June 4, 2020 edition

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June 4, 2020

Stay safe and healthy. Be kind. Check out Blair's and Bomgaars inserts in this week's issue....

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 4, 2020

Washakie County continues to see increase in COVID cases

WORLAND — One more death and four more cases were reported in Washakie County over the past week, mostly due to the outbreak at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation (WHR). Washakie County had r...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 4, 2020

Mayor pleads: Be civil regarding face coverings

WORLAND — Worland Mayor Jim Gill opened Tuesday’s Worland City Council meeting with a message to the citizens asking them to be respectful of one another regarding the individual decision on whether t...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 4, 2020

Flash flood causes road damage

TEN SLEEP - Run off and thunderstorms created flooding in the Ten Sleep area over the weekend. Thunderstorms south of Ten Sleep created flash flooding and perhaps historic levels of Alkali Creek that...


Community Blood Drive Tuesday, June 9

WORLAND — With gatherings in Wyoming now allowed up to 250 people, the next Worland Community Blood Drive will be Tuesday, June 9 from 11:15 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. at the Worland Senior Center. Persons donating will be asked to follow guidelines to pre...


Washakie Medical Center nurse honored with DAISY Award

WORLAND - A nurse at Washakie Medical Center was honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ®. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's mission to recognize the extraordinary,...

 By George Horvath    News    June 4, 2020

Finances, face masks and new physician highlight board meeting

WORLAND – The Banner Health Washakie Medical Center Board of Trustees convened their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 26 but unlike last month’s meeting, which used the Skype conferencing software to hold the meeting remotely, this month’s meeti...

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 4, 2020

Bell Ringer helped make lasting memory on senior class

WORLAND – The Washakie County District No. 1 Board of Trustees presented Kara Anderson with the Bell Ringer Award at their regular meeting May 25 in the Worland Middle School Auditorium. The Bell R...

 By George Horvath    News    June 4, 2020

Teacher of the Year a lifelong Ten Sleep local

TEN SLEEP – Kodi Schwarz always aspired to be an excellent elementary school educator. Only four years into her dream career, she has already been recognized as such in her own hometown. A k...

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 4, 2020

Worland Middle School principal wins district award

WORLAND – Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees hands out an award for their master teacher of the year at their May meeting each year, but this year it had a little bit of a t...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 4, 2020

Sky Aviation pilots train for aerial firefighting

WORLAND - If you have seen a helicopter with a bucket flying in and around the Worland Municipal Airport, rest assured your eyes are not playing tricks on you. Sky Aviation pilots are preparing for...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 4, 2020

4-H intern familiar with Washakie County program

WORLAND - Washakie County's 4-H intern is familiar with the county and the 4-H program, having been a 10-year member of the Renegades Club, along with four years in the Chief Washakie FFA program....


Katherine E. Brewster

Katherine E. (Lewis) Brewster, 90-year-old Ten Sleep resident, passed away February 7, 2020 at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Katherine was born on November 6, 1929 in Harrison, Nebraska. A graveside memorial service will be at 3 p.m.... Full story


Betty Norine Kertson

Betty Norine Kertson, 92, passed away May 28, 2020 at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services will be Monday, June 8, 11 a.m. at Monument Hill Cemetery.... Full story


Emmett Merle "Bud" Faith

Emmett Merle “Bud” Faith, 77, passed away May 29, 2020, at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital. Memorial services are pending.... Full story


Lori Lee Coy

Lori Lee Coy, 64, passed away May 29, 2020, at Hot springs County Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis. Memorial services are pending.... Full story


Pauline "Polly" Francisco

Pauline “Polly” Francisco died May 29, 2020, at MaBank, Texas. She was born August 11, 1928, in Billings, Montana.... Full story


Michael James Bruce

Mike Bruce, loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away at his home May 28, 2020 at the age of 78. Surrounded by family. Mike was born in Denver, Colorado on July 6, 1941 to Bill... Full story


Lorene Price Miller

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 home near Gilman City, Missouri.... Full story


Samuel "Sam" Allen Smith

Samuel “Sam” Allen Smith was born into this world on August 6, 1956. He entered into his eternal life on March 3, 2020 at the young age of 63. He was loved by all and surrounded by those whom loved him the most, his family and grandkids and fri... Full story


Dennis Wayne "Denny" Jones

Dennis Wayne "Denny" Jones, 89, one of the last real cowboys, passed away June 1, 2020. Born October 6, 1931 in Thermopolis, Wyoming, he was the son of Durward and Dorothy (French) Jones. Following... Full story


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