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June 18, 2020

Happy Father's Day Sunday to all you fathers out there. Look for Bomgaars and Blair's inserts in this week's issue....

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 18, 2020

Human-caused Slick Creek Fire burns 14 acres

WORLAND - The Slick Creek Fire at 8:30 p.m., Sunday, June 14, burning approximately 14 acres of sagebrush and cheatgrass on Bureau of Reclamation land two miles southeast of Worland. Washakie County...

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 18, 2020

Schneider appointed as new district court clerk

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners appointed Christy Schneider as the new Clerk of the Fifth Judicial District Court to replace current clerk SuZann Whitlock who submitted her letter of...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 18, 2020

BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival canceled

WORLAND — While Ten Sleep continues to finalize plans for their Fourth of July celebration, other events this summer have been canceled due to concerns and the impact of COVID-19. The latest...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 18, 2020

Budget, citizen requests approved

WORLAND — The Worland City Council approved three citizen requests, two ordinances on third reading, two resolutions including one for the new fiscal budget and two loan applications in a meeting...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 18, 2020

Hyattville/Ten Sleep Pony Express Rides Again

TEN SLEEP - A great local tradition returns Saturday, July 4 when the Ten Sleep/Hyattville Lions Club will offer residents an opportunity to mail a letter by Pony Express. For at least 25 years, the...


June's Beautiful Blooms

Kaeli Campbell and Amos pose for a photo in front of one of her beautiful flower beds at her home on Bonine Avenue, this month's Yard of the Month.... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    June 18, 2020

Karla's Kolumn: Fortunate to live here

Our country is in turmoil. In some cities, citizens have taken over police buildings and whole city blocks. Groups are calling for police departments to be defunded. In Wyoming, we had protests... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 18, 2020

Community enhancement grant approved for new library

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met Tuesday morning in a Zoom call with the Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) to discuss their request for a Business Ready Community...


Ivah B. Hart

Ivah B. Hart, 80, passed away June 11, 2020, at her residence in Thermopolis. Memorial services will be Monday, June 22, 10 AM at Mortimore Funeral Home.... Full story


Emily E. Aden

Memorial services for Emily E. Aden, 91, will be held Saturday, June 20, 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church. Mrs. Aden passed away June 13 at the Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Wellness.... Full story


Jared T. Dumas

Jared T. Dumas, 30, passed away June 13 in Thermopolis. A Celebration of his life will be Saturday, June 20, at the boat dock in Hot Springs County State Park.... Full story


Don Harold Babbitt Jr.

Don Harold Babbitt Jr., a life-time Worland resident, passed away peacefully March 10, 2020. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 27, at Riverview Memorial Gardens. Don was born Aug. 6, 1927.... Full story


Shirley Iretta (Meyer) Hensman

Shirley Iretta (Meyer) Hensman, 90-year-old Worland resident passed away on June 15, 2020 at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Shirley was born on October 15, 1929, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services... 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 Ft. Collins, Colorado to Levi M. and Kathryn C. (Lingelbach) Mead. When he... Full story


Waltraud "Trudy" Margaret Reitzig Swiger

Waltraud "Trudy" Margaret Reitzig Swiger, 83-year-old former Worland resident, went to be with her loving husband on May 25, 2020. Trudy was born in Julinsburg, Germany on June 12, 1936 to Erich and M... Full story


Names released in Wednesday's fatal crash

On June 17, 2020, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 169 on US 20 north of Worland, Wyoming. At 6:18 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a motor vehicle collision. A 2006 Jeep Liberty was headed southbound on US 20 when the... Full story


Lost Creek Search and Rescue efforts rescue 7 civilians

Lost Creek Search and Rescue CHEYENNE, Wyo. – On June 13, 2020, Wyoming State Forestry Division’s (WSFD) Helitack was dispatched to the Lost Creek fire, according to a Forestry Division press released issued Friday, June 19. Upon arrival at the... Full story


2 additional COVID-19 related deaths reported from Worland Healthcare outbreak

Two Coronavirus-Related Deaths Added in Wyoming Two more residents of the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, who were listed previously as laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have died, according to a press re... Full story


Javier Hernandez-Mendoza

Javier Hernandez-Mendoza, 47, passed away in a vehicle accident on June 17, 2020. He was born on June 13, 1973 in Zimbanguaro, Michoacán, Mexico. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 22, 2020 at the Riverview Memorial Gardens... Full story


Judith Mae Goton

Judith Mae Goton, 79, passed away on June 17, 2020 at South Big Horn Hospital in Basin. Judi was born on February 24, 1941, in upstate New York. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at the Whaley Cemetery in... Full story


Documents show UW investigations not limited to Nichols

In September 2019, the University of Wyoming investigated a top administrator who resigned weeks later, using a secretive process that mirrored the inquiry that led to the ouster of former president Laurie Nichols and brought scrutiny to how the... Full story


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