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July 23, 2020

See Senate District 20 candidate profiles inside this week's issue. Check out Bomgaar's and Blair's inserts in this week's Northern Wyoming News....

 

The News Editorial: Preparing for fair and the election

The Washakie County Fair kicks off this Saturday with the youth horse show and a full slate of shows and entertainment starting next Monday. This year’s fair will look slightly different due to COVID-19 but unlike some county fairs that have... Full story

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    July 23, 2020

Drought declaration?

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met on Tuesday, July 21, at their regularly scheduled meeting and discussed the dry conditions impacting Washakie County and drafting a letter to send to...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    July 23, 2020

WCPH receives CARES funds; no exemption for fair yet

WORLAND – Washakie County Public Health Nurse Manager Amanda Heinemeyer reported to the county commissioners Tuesday that Washakie County Public Health (WCPH) had received $130,000 in Coronavirus...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 23, 2020

Godfrey honored as state vocational ag teacher of the year

WORLAND - Worland High School ag science and business teacher Grace Godfrey was honored earlier this summer as the Wyoming Vocational Ag Teachers Association Teacher of the Year. As a state award...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 23, 2020

Campaigning on city property mulled by council

WORLAND — Political campaigning in city parks came under scrutiny at Tuesday night’s Worland City Council meeting. City Attorney Kent Richins said there was a political event at Pioneer Square...

 

Community Center houses Neiber Fire firefighters

By KARLA POMEROY and SETH ROMSA WORLAND — When fire management for the Neiber Fire south of Worland transitioned to a Type 3 Management Team, the Bureau of Land Management called up the Worland...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    July 23, 2020

WCSD No. 1 board discusses school reopening

WORLAND – The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, July 15, to discuss school reopening, hear a presentation from a student and approve bids for services for the...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    July 23, 2020

District's budget steady for this year; next year's budget uncertain

WORLAND – The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees passed their budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year during their monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 15. The general fund saw a...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 23, 2020

Local talent and Journey-tribute band highlight county fair music

WORLAND - For the third year in a row the Washakie County Fair Board contracted with professional event consultant Daniel Kosel to set up the musical lineup for this year's Washakie County Fair. This...

 

David V. Kovash

David V. Kovash, 83, of Thermopolis, passed away July 13, in Casper at the Wyoming Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at a later date.... Full story

 

BernaDene Horton Waddell

BernaDene Horton Waddell passed from this life to her heavenly home on June 29, 2020, at the Dialysis Center of St Joseph's Hospital in the arms of Francis, her husband of 40 years. BernaDene was... Full story

 
 By Leo Wolfson    News    July 23, 2020

Voters to decide on legalized gambling in Park County

CODY — Park County voters will be asked on this year’s general election ballot if they want to approve a form of legalized gambling in their community. Pari-mutuel gambling will be put up for consideration on the November ballot, following... Full story

 

Fair variance approved for up to 750 spectators at grandstand events

By KARLA POMEROY Editor WORLAND - The variance for the Washakie County Fair for outdoor gatherings has been approved by State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist. The board sought a variance to the... Full story

 

State Notified of Uinta County Coronavirus-Related Death

A Uinta County man who died recently in another state has been added to Wyoming’s total number of deaths related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The adult man had health conditions... Full story

 

Extension of Current Public Health Orders Continues Through August 15

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced that Wyoming’s current public health orders will remain in place through August 15 as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the state. “It is important for all of us to remain vigilant as we... Full story

 
 By Tom Milstead    News    July 23, 2020

Ranchers protest Burger King ad campaign

TORRINGTON - A recent ad campaign by fast food giant Burger King proved to be the last straw for a group of Goshen County ranchers. Burger King released the Impossible Whopper in August 2019, a... Full story

 

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