Articles from the July 2, 2020 edition

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July 02, 2020

Happy Fourth of July. Have a safe and fun holiday. Read about Ten Sleep festivities in this week's issues. Inserts this week include Blair's, Bomgaars and Arby's...

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 2, 2020

Karla's Kolumn: Look for the individual

Wyoming National Guard Captain Eli Varney and his unit were deployed to Kosovo last year to patrol an administrative boundary but the unit wanted to do more. They found ways to engage with the people... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 2, 2020

Board mulls COVID-19 fair guidelines

WORLAND — The shows will go on. That was the final word from the Washakie County Fair Board Monday night at a special meeting. After a nearly two-hour discussion on COVID-19 safety protocols for...

 By Seth Romsa    News    July 2, 2020

75th Ten Sleep Fourth of July Rodeo highlights holiday festivities

TEN SLEEP – Despite many events and large gatherings being cancelled around the state due to COVID-19, the 75th edition of the Ten Sleep Fourth of July Rodeo is set to take place on Friday and Satur...

 By Seth Romsa    News    July 2, 2020

Truman returns to Ten Sleep Council; budget passes final reading

WORLAND – The Ten Sleep Town Council met in a special mid-month June meeting on Tuesday, June 23, and appointed a familiar face back to the council. At the start of the meeting, the council voted...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 2, 2020

Guardsman says thanks to Worland schools for helping Kosovo students

WORLAND -Wyoming Army National Guard Capt Eli Varney, returned to Worland this week to visit family and to say thank you to the Worland and Big Horn Basin schools who sent supplies for the...


Venable replaces Pfrangle on Transportation Commission

CHEYENNE - Gov. Mark Gordon appointed Greg Venable of Worland to the Wyoming Transportation Commission to replace retiring Commissioner Louie Pfrangle. Venable will represent Commission District 5,... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    July 2, 2020

July Fourth holiday safety reminders

The Fourth of July is a holiday to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United States from England nearly 250 years ago, but is typically one of the busiest times for law...


Paying It Forward

With the Wyoming Championship BBQ and Bluegrass Festival canceled this year due to COVID-19, the festival committee looked for guidance on what to do with the community support grant from Rocky... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    July 2, 2020

Commissioners hold special end of fiscal year meeting

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met in a special session Tuesday, June 30, to finalize bills for the 2019-20 fiscal year and to address other agenda items. At the beginning of the...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 2, 2020

AmeriCorps volunteers help community garden grow

WORLAND - The Worland Community Garden is growing, not just in produce but in volunteers with four AmeriCorps members working in the garden and with Washakie County Extension this year. Extension Educ...


Madelon Fern Wetherbee

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


Ronald Ray Osban

Ronald Roy Osban died on June 27, 2020, at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland. Ronald was born in Lamar, Colorado, on October 4, 1949. As per his wishes cremation has taken place. A private family gathering will take place later this... Full story


Elias S. Molina

Elias S. Molina, age 81, peacefully passed away in his home on June 29, 2020. Eli was born on November 4, 1938 in Odem, Texas to Baldomero and Alberta (Soto) Molina. His family moved to Basin, Wyoming... Full story


Kathleen Yvonne (Schmeltzer) Gibbons

Kathleen Yvonne (Schmeltzer) Gibbons passed away on June 26, 2020 with her son by her side at Washakie Medical Center in Worland. Kathleen was born on May 13, 1929 to Mary Della and John Edward Schmel... Full story


COVID-19 tracking app available in Wyoming

CHEYENNE (WNE) — A free mobile app designed to help with COVID-19 contact tracing will now be available in Wyoming, Gov. Mark Gordon announced Wednesday. The Care19 Diary app, which was launched in North Dakota and South Dakota in April, keeps reco... Full story


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