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August 6, 2020

Welcome to August. This week check out all the fair coverage -- there will be a bit more coverage next week. Inserts this week are Blair's and Bomgaars....

 By Seth Romsa    News    August 6, 2020

County sees increase of COVID cases

WORLAND – Washakie County did not have an active case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 29, but saw a sharp increase starting the following day that has led to nine active cases in the county as of p...

 By Seth Romsa    News    August 6, 2020

School board approves 17-page plan to re-open

WORLAND – Washakie County School District No. 1 Superintendent David Nicholas presented a plan to the board at a special meeting that would allow students to attend school beginning later this m...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 6, 2020

Council to consider municipal court proceeding options

WORLAND – After a brief discussion to introduce the topic at Tuesday night’s regular meeting, the Worland City Council will discuss at Monday’s work session what types of hearings to allow for munic...

 By Seth Romsa    News    August 6, 2020

Washakie County commissioners discuss various road projects

WORLAND – The Washakie County commissioners met on Tuesday, Aug. 4, during their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss various road projects. The commissioners discussed with County Planner David A...

 By Seth Romsa    News    August 6, 2020

County clerk named Washakie County Republican of the Year

WORLAND – Washakie County Clerk Mary Grace Strauch was recognized as the Washakie County Republican of the Year at the Lincoln Day dinner on Saturday, July 25, at the Green Hills Restaurant. S...


Food relief coming Saturday, next Friday

WORLAND — Over the next week there will be two opportunities for families in Washakie County in need to find some food relief. The Food Bank of the Rockies Mobile Food Pantry returns to Worland this Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Washakie County F...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 6, 2020

Local nurse reflects on COVID work experience in Arizona

WORLAND - Five nurses from Banner Health Washakie Medical Center volunteered to take shifts in Arizona at the Banner Del E Webb Medical Center in Phoenix to help treat hospitalized patients. Brianna...

 By Seth Romsa    News    August 6, 2020

School boards and special districts filing period open

WORLAND – The filing period for Washakie County School Districts No. 1 and No. 2 school boards, as well as other special districts opened yesterday, Aug. 5, and continues through Aug. 24. There are t...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 6, 2020

Baumstarck sisters enjoy showing together

WORLAND - Katie, 17, and Ellianna, 14, Baumstarck, both started in 4-H when they were 9 years old, and have been actively showing at the Washakie County Fair. The siblings have enjoyed some sibling...


Ronald Duane Weir

Ronald Duane Weir, 77, died July 14, 2020, in Graettinger, Iowa, He was born Jan. 27, 1943, in Graettinger, Iowa. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Sept. 5, 2020, at Riverview Memorial Gardens.... Full story


Robert Allen 'Rob' Mills

Robert Allen “Rob” Mills, 55, passed peacefully in his sleep on July 20, 2020, at his home in Jarrell, Texas. Rob was born in Thermopolis, Wyoming, on January 7, 1965. Mr. Mills will be interred alongside his Dad, at Monument Hill Cemetery in The... Full story


Henry L. Bennett

Henry L. Bennett, 69, passed away July 23, 2020. Celebration of Life at Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Powell at 1 p.m., Aug. 21.... Full story


Douglas Raymond Thronburg

Douglas Raymond Thronburg, 78, of Worland, died Aug. 3, 2020, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was born May 4, 1942, in Thermopolis. Per Doug’s wishes private services will be held at a later date.... Full story


Richard Louis Weber

Richard Louis Weber, 84, passed away on July 28, 2020 at the Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. Richard was born in Worland on November 9, 1935. He was the oldest of 7 children born to... Full story


Joyce E. Fausset

Joyce E. Fausset, 87, died on Wednesday July 29, 2020 at home in Cheyenne, WY and went on to be restored whole again with her Lord and Savior. Joyce was born on April 7, 1933, in Basin, WY to Peter... Full story


Sandra "Sandy" Louise Dockstader

Whether going to the mountains or to Walmart, you could bet Sandy would arrive in style and on time. She was, simply, stunning. Now "Skippy", as her daughter and friends called her, has headed off on... Full story


Karla's Kolumn: Judging is hard, but at times tasty

Judging is hard, but at times tasty Since moving to Worland in 2015 I have covered the Rhubarb Rhevival all but one year, and I do not know what I was thinking that one year when I assigned it to...

 By Seth Klamann    News    August 6, 2020

Goshen resolution opposes broad health orders

CASPER — The Goshen County commission passed a resolution Tuesday to urge its constituents to make their own health decisions and indicating it opposes health orders, both at a county and state level, that have been instituted to limit the spread o... Full story


Coronavirus-Related Death Added For Fremont County

A Fremont County man previously confirmed as testing positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has died, increasing Wyoming’s total number of deaths associated with the virus, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The older a... Full story


Health Orders Extended, Outdoor Gathering Limits Eased

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced that updated public health orders will ease restrictions on the size of permitted outdoor gatherings beginning August 16. Public Health Order No. 2 has been updated to allow outdoor gatherings of n... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    August 6, 2020

East Side School start delayed two days

WORLAND - The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees met for an emergency board meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, Aug. 12, to discuss potentially delaying the start of the school year... Full story


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