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  • Policy debate using vacation time sparked over injury

    SEAN MORTIMER, Staff Reporter|Jun 13, 2024

    Washakie County School District No. 2’s ‘Annual Leave’ policy came under review by the board of trustees during their meeting on June 10, sparked by a grievance from Technology Director Boyd Whitlock. Earlier in the school year, Whitlock suffered a broken ankle that rendered him unable to work for an extended period. Whitlock anticipated that he would get to use his sick days while recovering with a broken ankle, but found that he had to use his annual vacation days up first. He said, “I have 78 days of accrued sick time, and to have to use...

  • Entertainment lineup finalized with headliner Thompson Square

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Jun 13, 2024

    The Washakie County Fair Board finalized the entertainment schedule for this year's fair, July 20-27, as well as opened up all open class entries, indoor and market animals to any Wyoming resident, during their regular meeting June 10. The fair begins on Saturday, July 20 with the horse show and a cornhole tournament. Monday, July 22 will be the new Tug-of-War tournament in the arena. There will be a $5 entrance fee to watch the fun. Team applications will be available on the fair's website....

  • Special exemption approved for mini-storage site

    GEORGE HORVATH, Staff Reporter|Jun 13, 2024

    In its regular meeting on Monday, June 10 the City of Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission voted to approve a special exemption requested by Daylen and Keristyn Carrell for a mini-storage business at 417 Robertson Avenue. This address is zoned for General Business but is adjacent to Light Industrial zoning, in addition to other General Business zoning. The Board first opened a public hearing on the matter, which found no concerns from Worland residents. Upon the recommendation of Building Official representative Jesse Frisbee, a...

  • Robert Fay Thorne

    Jun 13, 2024

    Robert Fay Thorne, born on July 20, 1940, in Worland, Wyoming, peacefully passed away on June 2, 2024, at the Washakie Medical Center with his family by his side. He was the beloved son of Charles Franklin and Beauna Faye Thorne, joining his two older brothers Charles and Richard in a tight-knit family. As a young boy, his family relocated to Cheyenne, where he began his educational journey. Later, during his junior year of high school, they moved to Wheatland, where he graduated from Wheatland... Full story

  • Larry Allen Fronk

    Jun 13, 2024

    Larry Allen Fronk, 78 passed away at the Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana on June 4, 2024. He was born on June 28, 1945, in Fargo, North Dakota. No services are planned at this time.... Full story

  • Joan Christina (Ribble) Propp

    Jun 13, 2024

    Joan Christina (Ribble) Propp, 91 passed away at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center on June 7, 2024. She was born in Worland on Sept. 29, 1932.... Full story

  • Harry Yoshio Ujifusa Jr.

    Jun 13, 2024

    Harry Yoshio Ujifusa Jr., 92, passed away on Nov. 11, 2023, at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Montana. He was born to Harry Yuhei and Mary Toshiko (Nakano) Ujifusa on Dec. 25, 1930, in Worland. A memorial service will be 10 a.m., June 18, 2024, at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.... Full story

  • Alice Lisetta Beckley

    Jun 13, 2024

    Alice Lisetta Beckley, 90 passed away on Jan. 14, 2024, at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Gebo, to Charles Bernard and Wilhemina Lisetta (Tigress) Schweighart on May 19, 1933. A memorial service will be at the United Methodist Church in Ten Sleep, Wyoming on June 29, 2024 at 3 p.m.... Full story

  • Guest Editorial: The market killed Campbell County coal long ago

    Jake Goodrick, Gillette News Record|Jun 13, 2024

    Lost in the uproar over the impending death of coal in Campbell County is the reality of who the real killer is. Of course, the Bureau of Land Management pursuing an end to new coal leases in the Powder River Basin amounts to an undeniable death blow should it get its way. But if you were to solely listen to the folks who attended this week’s meeting with Campbell County Commissioners, you may overlook the context in which that seemingly extinction-level decision was made. No new coal leases have sold in Campbell County since 2012 — more tha...

  • Mental Fitness Minute: Is it normal to think about death, dying and suicide regularly? Even when life is good?

    Jun 13, 2024

    On March 16, a grassroots committee hosted the Worland Mental Fitness Fair at the Worland Community Center. Members of the panel were Dr. Ralph Louis, psychologist from Oxbow Center in Basin; Janae Harman, owner of Family Circle Counseling in Worland; Mary Johnson, CEO of Oxbow Center in Worland; and Carol Bell, provisionally licensed therapist at Foundations Counseling in Cody. The panel answered prepared questions that came from the committee and from similar events in Shell, Greybull and Cowley. The Northern Wyoming News will be covering...

  • Teen Shriners Ambassador inspires, promotes awareness for other patients

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Jun 13, 2024

    After fundraising for years and being an unofficial ambassador for the Shriners Children™ in Pennsylvania, Liette Brown is now an official ambassador for the hospital where she had back surgery in 2018. Brown was diagnosed with scoliosis and had surgery several years ago. Since then she has been reaching out to patients and raising funds through various projects for Shriners. Last year she was an unofficial patient ambassador at the Wyoming Shrine Bowl in Casper. This year, she was again an u...

  • Garden flourishing during expansion process

    SEAN MORTIMER, Staff Reporter|Jun 13, 2024

    Worland Community Garden Manager Ivy Asay discussed new goals and the upcoming expansion project for the little plot at Newell Sargent Park. The community garden is run by a Community Garden Board, and according to their Facebook page they, “grow food for local non-profits and service organizations, and host educational programs.” Asay said, “Last year we were able to donate 3,864 pounds of produce, which was our best season yet, but our goal this year is to break 4,000 pounds.” She continu...

  • Roady wins rodeo state championship

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Jun 13, 2024

    Working closer and closer to a state championship each season, Worland's Sydnee Roady got that sought-after state championship from the Wyoming High School State Rodeo Finals. Competing at the State Finals in Rock Springs on June 3-9, Roady won the reined cow horse event, scoring 435 points in the two rounds, along with finishing second in the short-go. "It's taken me four years to do, but it's pleasing to have it done my senior year," said Roady. Battling against a highly competitive field,...

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  • It's Flag Day, June 14

    Jun 13, 2024

    United States flag facts and handling etiquette The United States flag was first imagined after the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The Continental Congress authorized creation of the first national flag on June 14, 1777. It was decided that the flag should have 13 stripes, alternating red and white, to represent the original 13 colonies, and that the new union be represented by 13 white stars in a blue field to signify a "new constellation." Francis Hopkinson, one of the... Full story

  • Inside the 2024 Summer Olympics: What to see, where to stay and more

    Jun 13, 2024

    The 2024 Summer Olympics will take place in Paris from July 26 to Aug. 11. It marks the city's third time hosting the Summer Olympics after previously hosting them in 1900 and 1924. So, of course, a huge chunk of the Olympic events will be held in Paris. Neighboring cities like Saint-Denis, Le Bourget, Nanterre, Versailles, and Vaires-sur-Marne will also host certain events. Way.com reports the opening ceremony of the event will take place in Jardins du Trocadéro on the Seine, and the closing... Full story

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