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August 13, 2020

Check out our Big Horn Basin Edition inside this week's issue. Also look for Blair's, Bomgaars, Northwest College and Sutherlands inserts this week....

 By Seth Romsa    News    August 13, 2020

Worland develops back-to-school guide

WORLAND – Washakie County School District No. 1 has not held full capacity schooling since the middle of March due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) but are set to begin in person learning s...


Ten Sleep Library honored as Outstanding Library of 2020

TEN SLEEP - The Ten Sleep Library was selected as the 2020 recipient of the Wyoming Library Association's Outstanding Library of the Year Award. This award recognizes an exemplary library for a...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 13, 2020

County COVID case increase attributed to multiple social events

WORLAND — In a week, Worland and Washakie County has seen an increase of 33 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, Aug. 11. Four of the cases are reported as recovered by the Wyoming D...

 By Seth Romsa    News    August 13, 2020

Commissioners hear board updates; library bid opening today

WORLAND – The Washakie County commissioners met last Tuesday, Aug. 4 for their regularly scheduled meeting to hear board reports and to approve different forms. Tom Schmeltzer of building m...


The News Editorial: Be informed and be sure to vote

Tuesday voters head to the polls to decide party nominations for several important races locally and statewide. Perhaps the most interesting and most important races locally in this primary are the Republican bid for U.S. Senate and State Senate... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    August 13, 2020

A look at the Ten Sleep school in-depth reopening guide

TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep School has not been open since mid-March due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) but is set to open on Wednesday, Aug. 19, and house a full school of students for the first time...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 13, 2020

Champion breeder: Warner gets support from family in local breeding program

WORLAND - Dani Warner is a champion breeder and showman and the long-time 4-H and Chief Washakie FFA member won many accolades at the Washakie County Fair last month and is likely going to add to...


Washakie County Search and Rescue called out for missing fossil hunter

WORLAND — On Aug. 9 and 10, the Washakie County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) and the Washakie County Search and Rescue Squad (WCS&R) were called out to search for a missing 80-year-old male subject, identified as Jim Cornegg. Cornegg had gone missing in...


Bureau of Land Management issues Record of Decision for the Moneta Divide Project 

CHEYENNE – The Bureau of Land Management has approved the development of up to 4,250 oil and gas wells for the Moneta Divide Project on over 300,000 acres of mostly public lands managed by the Lander and Casper field offices. “I appreciate all the... Full story


Draft Barrasso bill eyes new BLM wilderness areas, preserves Bobcat Draw

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso is circulating a draft bill that’s drawing opposing reactions over its provisions to create five new Bureau of Land Management non-motorized wilderness areas in Wyoming. The draft Wyoming Public Land Initiative Act of 2020 a... Full story


Salvador R. Fabela

Sal R. Fabela passed away on August 6, 2020 at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Montana with his family by his side. Salvador Ramos Fabela was born on October 13, 1940 in Worland, Wyoming. He was... Full story


Big Horn County Coronavirus-Related Death Reported

The death of a Big Horn County man who previously tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been added to Wyoming’s total number of deaths linked to the virus, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The older adult m... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 13, 2020

With renewed energy, U.S. Senate candidate Lummis ready to fight for Wyoming

WORLAND - Former U.S. House of Representative and current U.S. Senate candidate Cynthia Lummis made a few stops in Washakie County Saturday, including speaking at the organizational meeting for the... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 13, 2020

U.S. Senate candidate hopes to be Wyoming's voice in D.C.

WORLAND - U.S. Senate Republican candidate Mark Armstrong of Centennial describes himself as a different kind of politician, not wanting to make the millions of dollars that career politicians do and... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    August 13, 2020

Donna Rice contends in crowded field for Wyoming's U.S. Senate seat

WORLAND – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Donna Rice made a stop in Worland on Saturday to attend the annual Lincoln Day Dinner, a Washakie County Republican fundraiser typically scheduled for A... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 13, 2020

Democratic U.S. House candidate finding common ground on the campaign trail

WORLAND - U.S. House of Representatives Democratic candidate Carl Beach stopped in Washakie County last Tuesday on a trip around northern Wyoming. He said he had an event in Thermopolis scheduled and... Full story



David Bayert - Republican Where do you currently live? I have lived in Basin for the past 25 to 30 years. How long have you lived in House District 28? I have lived in District 28 since 1976 with a short interval of 1.5 years. I am a Hot Springs... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    August 13, 2020

Anderson announces his re-election bid

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioner Aaron Anderson has announced his bid for re-election as he seeks his fourth term as a commissioner. Anderson was first elected to the Board of Commission in 2... Full story



The Northern Wyoming News requested information from all U.S. House and U.S. Senate candidates, asking them four questions regarding their background and why they are running for office. Several candidates did not respond to the NWN questionnaire. Ot... Full story

 By Cindy Glasson    News    August 13, 2020

Shinkle seeks Democratic nomination for House District 28

Locally born and raised in Thermopolis, Levi Shinkle has announced he will be running for House District 28 on the Democratic ticket. According to Shinkle’s website, “Wyoming’s boon-and-bust economy means every few years, our legislators have the sam... Full story


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