Articles from the June 11, 2020 edition
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June 11, 2020
Blair's and Bomgaars inserts online and in print. Sutherland inserts inside the print edition. Also see the honor roll page inside....
Karla's Kolumn: Bird Watching
A few years ago we set up a bird feeder at the back of our house, which made the birds and our cats very happy. At first my husband was frustrated that the cats would stalk their prey, sometimes... Full story
Whitlock resigns as Clerk of District Court
WORLAND - With the resignation, effective June 30, of Washakie County Clerk of District Court SuZann Whitlock the Washakie County Republican Central Committee has begun the process to submit names for...
Bleak revenue picture for state, local government
WORLAND — Prior to Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon announcing the upcoming closures of 10 state rest areas and painting a bleak upcoming financial picture, Rep. Mike Greear (R-Worland) provided similar...
Number of new COVID-19 cases declining in Washakie County
WORLAND — Washakie County saw its slowest growth in COVID-19 since the outbreak at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center began May 9 with just two cases from Tuesday, June 2 through...
Emotional goodbye from Ten Sleep Mayor Haggerty; town's summer festivities set to continue
TEN SLEEP – Jack Haggerty, who has been the mayor of Ten Sleep since October 2014, said one last goodbye to the council and reflected on his time as Ten Sleep mayor in an emotional end to his long...
Scheuerman named Washakie County School District 1 Teacher Of The Year
WORLAND – Worland second-grade teacher Jannel Scheuerman was named the Washakie County School District No. 1 Teacher Of The Year. Scheuerman is currently in her eighth year of teaching overall, all...
Fair Board considers food vendor situation, takes stand against cruelty
WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met Monday for its regularly scheduled meeting. They discussed a range of issues as the county fair nears. The fair will take place from Jul. 27-Aug. 1. Fair Board President Jeff Lapp recently spoke with...
Smaller projects planned for 2020-21 school year
WORLAND – The Worland school board approved capital projects for the upcoming year at their May 25 meeting along with allowing staff movement on the salary schedule steps and lanes for the 2020-21...
Feeding the hungry through mobile and local food pantries
WORLAND – In the three months since the state of Wyoming started issuing a series of public health orders and directives, hoping to limit the spread of COVID-19 infection in the state, Wyoming...
Worland resident felt compelled to join in Casper protest
WORLAND — A Worland resident joined about 300 people from Casper and Wyoming in a protest in downtown Casper last Wednesday, June 3. Amanda Hoffman of Worland said she decided to participate in the...
Steven D. Schafer
Steven D. Schafer, 80, of Cody, WY died Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Spirit Mountain Hospice Home in Cody. He was born June 28, 1939 in Corning, Iowa to Delmont G. and Vesta Ruth (Homan) Schafer. After... Full story
Steven Harry Davis
Steven Harry Davis, 68, passed away on June 5, 2020 at his home in Worland. Steve was born and raised in Worland, WY to Harry and Esther (Buxman) Davis. He was born premature and fighting for his life... Full story
Pauline Francisco passed away peacefully at her home in Mabank, TX on May 29th, 2020. Polly was born August 11, 1928 to Roy and Mildred (Williams) Luttes in Billings, MT. She was the Youngest of 4... Full story
Marilyn Frances Kohler
Marilyn Frances Kohler, 72, died unexpectedly on May 29, 2020 at her home in Worland, Wyoming. She was born on January 16, 1948 to Mary Nikolai Jaecks and Norman Emil Jaecks in Wausau, WI. She... Full story
Indoor gathering limits increased, parades permitted under updated health orders
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Updated public health orders that take effect June 15 will continue to ease restrictions on public gatherings in Wyoming, Governor Mark Gordon announced today. The updated orders allow indoor gatherings of up to 250 people with... Full story
Marvin Lee Mead
Marvin Lee Mead, 89-year-old Worland resident, passed away June 8, 2020 at his home. Marvin was born on April 11, 1931 in Fort Collins, Colorado. As per his wishes, there will be no formal services at this time. Cremation has taken place and a... Full story
Wyoming News Briefs June 12
Wyoming state parks report record number of visitors CHEYENNE (WNE) — A record number of visitors came to Wyoming state parks in April and May, and parks officials expect the high turnout to continue throughout the summer. In April and May, when... Full story
Tensions grow at Laramie protests
LARAMIE - Protests against racism and police brutality have escalated this week in Laramie as supporters and apparent counter-protesters in trucks, motorcycles and Jeeps have confronted people... Full story