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    Jun 9, 2022

    Read about the most recent update on the Washakie County ambulance station project inside....

  • Egger era comes to a close for Ten Sleep track and field

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Jun 9, 2022

    TEN SLEEP - May 21, 2022, was the final day for Desiree Egger as the head coach of the Ten Sleep High School track and field program and that day brought an end to one of the more successful runs in program history. For 12 seasons, Egger has been at the helm of the Ten Sleep track program, and the weather was far from perfect during her final state meet, but that did not spoil it one bit for Egger. "State has always felt like a period at the end of a chapter for a season. This year though, it...

  • Ambulance crew addresses response time, safety concerns

    Jun 9, 2022

    WORLAND - During the public hearing for Washakie County's special exemption for an ambulance station on North Road 11, the Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission allowed for a question-and-answer session with Cody Regional Health ambulance service personnel. Phillip Franklin, emergency services director for Cody Regional Health, said they would work to mitigate any concerns from the public. He also asked those present that if they had concerns about any member of the crew to contact...

  • Council member Lombard voices support for property tax cap resolution

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Jun 9, 2022

    WORLAND — Council member Kreg Lombard asked Mayor Jim Gill and the council to support 2022 Wyoming Association of Municipalities resolution that would support a limit on annual increases in property tax growth. The resolution is bring brought forward from the Town of Jackson. In the resolution it states that property taxes in Teton County are expected to increase 30% to 50%. According to the resolution, “such dramatic excalation year over year drives out long-time families and residents tha...

  • Worland Senior Center tops the list on tax survey, Survey shows strong support for quarter-cent for emergency medical services

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Jun 9, 2022

    WORLAND — The Worland Senior Center ranked at the top of the list for those wishing to receive sales tax funding from the continuation of the one-cent general purpose sales tax. The survey was conducted in May with only 222 responses among Washakie County residents. Representatives from the eight entities who are seeking funding from the one-cent general purpose tax met with the Washakie County Commissioners on Tuesday to go over the survey. Commissioner Terry Wolf suggested that each entity com...

  • Stotts called to serve as mission leaders

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Jun 9, 2022

    WORLAND - Jack and Julie Stott of Worland have been called to be mission leaders in the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jack Stott served as a missionary as a young man in Japan. This will be Julie's first mission for the church. The two said they had always planned on serving a mission as a couple since they were married 40 years ago. As mission leaders they will serve for three years and be responsible for the entire mission and all the...

  • Commisioners accept bid for fencing project

    TOBIAS MOWERY, Staff Reporter|Jun 9, 2022

    WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners opened and accepted a bid for the Lower Nowood Road fencing project during their regular meeting on June 7. Chairman Fred Frandson was absent. The bids for the project originally opened in May, but after receiving a single bid from Fettig Enterprises out of the Ten Sleep area for $60,296, the commissioners rejected the bid as it was not within budget. The commissioners removed the cattle guard from the project before seeking new bids. This time they received two bids — one from Rattlesnake Field Ser...

  • DEATH NOTICES

    Jun 9, 2022

    Donald Edward Carey Thermopolis resident, Donald Edward Carey, 86, passed away at his home May 31, 2022. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 10, 2022, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Thermopolis. Dorothy Lou Greco Dorothy Lou Greco passed away on December 23, 2021 in Billings, Montana. Dorothy was born on February 28, 1941, in Havelock, North Dakota. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. June 11, 2022, at the Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. Horst Ernst Wilhem Horst Ernst Wilhem, 86, passed away June 5, 2022 in... Full story

  • Clayton Douglas Brown

    Jun 9, 2022

    Clayton Douglas Brown quietly passed from this life on May 4th, 2022 in Athens, Ohio. Clay was born in Andrews, Texas on October 29, 1979 to Stephen Jay Brown and Terisa Eads Brown. He was little brother to Kathy, Robin, Brittany, Jeff and Mindy, and big brother to Stephenie, Spencer and Cherity. Clay dearly loved his family and had a special relationship with each member of it. He was always a jokester, could find humor in almost any situation, and kept the family laughing with his stories and... Full story

  • Ten Sleep student wins Google award

    TOBIAS MOWERY, Staff Reporter|Jun 9, 2022

    TEN SLEEP – Grace Gertsch, who will be a sophomore this fall at Ten Sleep High School, won an award from Google after submitting her drawing for the Doodle for Google contest for eighth to ninth grade students across Wyoming. Gertsch's drawing was selected as the Doodle for Google Wyoming winner along with the winners from the other states and territories. People will be able to vote for their favorite drawing soon. As a state winner she received Google hardware, a congratulatory message from G...

  • The News Editorial: Accentuating the positive

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Jun 9, 2022

    Two major news stories broke this week in Washakie County and while there was some negative tone expressed, first at the public hearing for the ambulance service station location on North Road 11, and then later when results and comments of the sales tax survey were released, I am taking the opportunity to combat the negative with the positive. First, let’s look at the ambulance station proposal on North Road 11. Whether you are in favor or not (the special exemption was approved) there are posi... Full story

  • End the Stigma: Addiction recovery and employment

    WENDY WIECKI, Substance abuse program coordinator|Jun 9, 2022

    One of the most important things a person in addiction recovery can do is to maintain employment. It is very important that they do not isolate and become unproductive. Employment is one way to provide daily stimulation, structure, and interactions in the world and with others. It helps to keep the mind sharp and allows the individual to engage emotionally with others in a new and healthy way. However, there can be certain obstacles when seeking work. One of the most difficult obstacles is reputation issues. This is especially true in small... Full story

  • Classic wheels

    Jun 9, 2022

  • March for Jesus

    Jun 9, 2022

  • Stars and Pipes brings new demolition derby to Worland

    TOBIAS MOWERY, Staff Reporter|Jun 9, 2022

    WORLAND – This Saturday, Stars and Pipes Demolition Derby, a company promoting and organizing derbies, will be bringing a demolition derby to the Washakie County Fairgrounds this Saturday. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and the derby starts at 6 p.m. Bradyn Harvey started the business with his brother, Bryce Harvey, in 2020 when the derbies in the area were being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Me and my brother wanted to keep it going, because if you skip a year, it’s hard to go back,” Bradyn Harvey said. “So we did the Thermopol...

  • Wyoming News Exchange Briefs

    Jun 9, 2022

    Pilot in fatal crash told controllers he couldn’t return to airport CHEYENNE (WNE) — A pilot whose plane crashed into a Cheyenne storage facility on Memorial Day had told air traffic control that he couldn’t make it back to Cheyenne Regional Airport to land, a federal report said. The pilot was killed in the incident, which did not injure anyone on the ground. According to a two-page National Transportation Safety Board preliminary accident report released Monday, the pilot had, shortly after takeoff, declared an emergency with the ATC tower pe...

  • Wyoming in top three states for suicide, most by gun

    Kate Ready, Jackson Hole News&Guide via WY News Exchange|Jun 9, 2022

    JACKSON — Two suicides have occurred in Teton County this year, both young adults in their early twenties and both by firearm. The first occurred March 28, a 20-year-old Teton County resident who was attending the University of Wyoming. The latest firearm suicide was a 22-year-old male resident who died Sunday. “Two suicides by handguns,” Teton County Coroner Brent Blue said. “One 20-year-old and one 22-year-old. This is craziness.” Blue said that of two suicides in 2022, both involved a firearm. Of seven total suicides in 2021, four involved... Full story

  • Wyoming News Briefs June 9

    Jun 9, 2022

    Man who posed as another pleads in passport case GREYBULL (WNE) — A Greybull man who lived under the assumed name of a dead man for more than five decades has pleaded guilty to two felony charges stemming from an investigation into his application for a passport in January 2021. Peter Jeremy Martin, who had been using the name of James Delbert Libbey, entered the pleas to charges of making a false statement in a passport application and being a felon in possession of firearms on May 12 in U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming. The c... Full story

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