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June 25, 2020

Check out our Adventures in the Big Horn Basin page inside this week's issue. Inserts this week are Blair's, Bomgaars, Bloedorn, Sutherland's...

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 25, 2020

Citizen's Life Saving Award given to local hero

WORLAND – Saturday, May 9, was progressing like any normal day for Thad Shaffer as he was out in the yard with his wife Beth trimming trees, and talking to their neighbor when, at around 4:03 p.m.,...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 25, 2020

Worland BAPC reviews possible changes to subdivision chapter of city code

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission (BAPC) has begun reviewing proposed changed to the subdivision chapter of the city code. Changes have been proposed by Building...

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 25, 2020

WHS Speech and drama hold end of year celebration

WORLAND – The Worland High School speech and debate team and the drama team held an end-of-year celebration on Thursday, June 18, at Sanders Park to celebrate the drama team's three-peat as well as...


State holding over $800,000 belonging to Washakie County residents

CHEYENNE – The state of Wyoming is holding over $91 million belonging to current and former residents of Wyoming – including a little more than $800,000 earmarked for those in Washakie County. “We just recently helped Washakie County get paid... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    June 25, 2020

School board approves retention policy; one-time stipend

WORLAND — After discussing potential options for opening for the new school year, the board handled several personnel and policy items during Monday’s regular meeting. A one-time stipend was...


Worland BLM announces fireworks area

WORLAND —In anticipation of the Independence Day holiday, the Bureau of Land Management Worland Field Office is again making a temporary, local exception to the fireworks ban on public lands. The use of fireworks will be permitted at a gravel pit... Full story


Adventures around the Basin

The Northern Wyoming News has provided activities and trips around the Big Horn Basin for anyone looking for some "staycation" things to do. BIKING Many Big Horn Basin communities have bike and...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 25, 2020

Dome provides options at community garden

WORLAND – A project that began last fall with raising funds came to fruition last week with the construction of the geodesic dome in the northeast corner of the Worland Community Garden. The dome...


Shirley I. Hensman

Shirley I. Hensman, 90 passed away peacefully on June 15, 2020 at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on October 15, 1929 in Lincoln, Nebraska, the daughter of Fred and... Full story


Shirlee Anne Crofutt

Shirlee Anne Crofutt, 88, passed away June 19, 2020 at Worland Health Care Center in Worland, WY following a period of declining health. Born October 16, 1931 in Gordon, NE, she was the daughter of... Full story


Wallace Hoskins

Wallace Hoskins was welcomed into heaven by his Lord and Savior on June 7, 2020. Wally was born on March 29, 1940 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Lyle and Mary (Wallace) Hoskins. In 1948, the family which... Full story


Lena May DiFelici

Memorial services for Lena May DiFelici, 81, will be held Saturday, June 27, noon to 2 p.m. at the Community Church Community Hall in Thermopolis. Ms. DiFelici passed away June 17, 2020, at her residence in Thermopolis.... Full story


Madelon Fern Wetherbee

Madelon Fern Wetherbee, 90, longtime Worland resident passed away June 16, 2020 at the Worland Healthcare Center. Graveside service will be held July 13, 2020, 11 a.m. at the Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Full obituary to c... Full story


Public health orders remain unchanged as COVID-19 case numbers increase

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming’s current public health orders will be extended through July 15 as the number of cases of COVID-19 in the state continues to steadily increase, Governor Mark Gordon announced Monday, June 29, 2020. Twenty-five percent of... Full story


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