Articles from the June 18, 2020 edition
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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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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