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July 09, 2020

Washakie County has had three new COVID cases in 24 hours. Please be safe and stay healthy. This week look for inserts from Blair's, Bomgaars and print subscribers will also see Sutherland's and University of Wyoming Extension Barnyards and...

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 9, 2020

The News Editorial: A few COVID and WHO facts to ponder

I have steered away from COVID-19 thoughts in this space for a while to give everyone a break but a lot has been happening so I’m going to over a few facts and provide a few thoughts. Fact 1: Novel... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    July 9, 2020

Absentee ballot voting underway

WORLAND – Absentee ballots for the primary elections are available up until the day before the primary election on Aug. 17 at 5 p.m. through the Washakie County clerk’s office According to County...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 9, 2020

County sees first new cases in over a month

WORLAND — After going more than a month without a positive COVID-19 community case (June 1) or a case from the outbreak at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center (June 4), Washakie County...

 By Seth Romsa    News    July 9, 2020

Commissioners to seek library contractors for renovation project

WORLAND – The Washakie County commissioners met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 7, to discuss the process of seeking contractor bids for the new Washakie County Library...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 9, 2020

Wyoming Thunder Run stopping in Worland Saturday

WORLAND — Several requests for events this weekend were approved by the Worland City Council, including closing a block of Seventh Street for the Wyoming Thunder Run. Bruce Briggs from the...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 9, 2020

Nowoodstock XX rescheduled for 2021 due to COVID

WORLAND — The 20th Nowoodstock music festival in Ten Sleep will have to wait a year with organizer Pat O’Brien announcing Monday that he is rescheduling the 20th event for Aug. 13-15, 2021. In a...

 By Seth Romsa    News    July 9, 2020

Increase to ambulance budget approved for paramedic

WORLAND — The Washakie County commissioners listened to a request from Washakie County Ambulance Director Luke Sypherd for a potential increase to the ambulance department’s budget for the...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 9, 2020

Owens named State Public Transit Dispatcher of Year

WORLAND - Worland Public Transportation/Worland Senior Citizen Center's dispatcher Patricia Owens was honored as the Wyoming Public Transit Association Dispatcher of the Year. She was "totally...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 9, 2020

District technology coordinator works through many changes

WORLAND - After 13 years as the Washakie County School District No. 1 technology coordinator and 40 years overall of service to the district, Kathy Wise retired June 12. Wise has been the district...


Main Street Thermopolis selected for façade program; participates in Shop Smart, Shop Safe

THERMOPOLIS - Despite many events having to be canceled this summer, Main Street Thermopolis has been busy. The summer started out with the news that Main Street America had selected three Wyoming...

 By Seth Romsa    News    July 9, 2020

Uptick in drug trafficking and use in Washakie County

WORLAND – At the Washakie Prevention Coalition (WPC) meeting on Thursday, June 25, both Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness and Worland Police Chief Gabe Elliott reported an increase in drug and...


The Mail Must Go Through

Pony Express riders James Scott, Chuck Powell, Bryony Volin, Anna Powell, Amy Reid, Jamy Cabre, Andrea Carter, Candy Treanor, Tyler Greer, Caitlin Youngquist, Sam Funk, (hidden: Katy Rogers, Olivia... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    July 9, 2020

Nearly 75 years of rodeo for long-time Ten Sleep resident

TEN SLEEP – Derald Cheeney, 85, has been a resident of Ten Sleep since his parents moved to town just a month after his birth, and has attended nearly every single year of the Ten Sleep Rodeo since...


Harold Damm

Graveside services for Harold Damm, 92, will be Tuesday, July 14, 10 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery. Mr. Damm passed away July 3, 2020 in Thermopolis.... Full story


Freda Johnstone

Graveside services for Freda Johnstone, 97, will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 13, at Riverside Cemetery in Thermopolis. Mrs. Johnstone died February 12, 2020 in California.... Full story


Robert Wesley "Arnie" Barr Jr.

Robert Wesley “Arnie” Barr Jr. , 61, passed away suddenly on July 3, 2020 in the mountains near Shell, Wyoming. Robert was born in Riverton, Wyoming on January 24, 1959. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held later this... Full story


Madelon F. Wetherbee

Madelon F. Wetherbee, 90 year old Worland resident passed peacefully on June 16, 2020. Madelon was born July 13, 1929 in Bridger, Montana to Bill and Dorothy Ryan. She was raised in Bridger and receiv... Full story

 By Greg Johnson    News    July 9, 2020

Gordon says Occidental bid above board

GILLETTE — Gov. Mark Gordon is defending a decision by the State Loan and Investment Board to go ahead with a state bid for a package of assets owned by Occidental Petroleum. The company bought the property and other Wyoming assets as part of its... Full story


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