Articles from the August 20, 2020 edition
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August 20, 2020
Remember school is back in session. Observe school speed zones, look for students walking or biking to and from school. Inside this week's issue are Blair's and Bomgaars inserts....
The News Editorial: Back in school
Worland, Ten Sleep and several area schools began in-school classes this week. Washakie County School District No. 1 postponed the start of East Side Elementary until today (Thursday) due to two... Full story
Cooper earns GOP nod for SD20
WORLAND – Unofficial results from Tuesday night's primary showed a tightly fought race between Ed Cooper of Ten Sleep and Linda Weeks of Basin for the Republican nomination split by just over 200...
Write-ins could change municipal races in general election
WORLAND — All Worland municipal candidates will advance to the Nov. 3 general election based on unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary election. Mayor Jim Gill, seeking a second term, received...
In-person hearings resume for municipal court
WORLAND — In person hearings and bench trials were slated to begin Tuesday for Worland Municipal Court following action by the city council Monday night. Discussion originated at the Aug. 4 meeting,...
School district holds town hall; East Side opening today
WORLAND – Washakie County School District No. 1 held a town hall discussion via Zoom on Thursday, Aug. 13, one day after the Worland school board decided to delay the reopening of East Side School...
Cody schools finalize weapons rules
CODY — After months of buildup, the policy known as CKA became a rule last Thursday without fanfare. Only two people spoke, both in favor of the rule. In addition to a two-year review, trustees were required to make the policy a rule after a change... Full story
Ten Sleep School holds second reading on three policies
TEN SLEEP – The Washakie County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Aug. 10, to hold second readings on three policies, receive their annual...
Additional filings made for special districts; Monday final day to file
WORLAND – Four community members have filed for both Washakie County School District (WCSD) No. 2 Board of Trustees and Washakie County School District (WCSD) No. 1 Board of Trustees, three have fil...
Washakie County producers may be eligible for emergency conservation program assistance
WORLAND — Several disasters this spring and summer have provided for the ability of emergency assistance to ag producers. According to a press release from the Farm Service Agency, a drought has caused severe damage in all areas of Washakie...
McGarvin & Taylor move into historic location downtown
WORLAND - McGarvin & Taylor Real Estate found a new home in downtown Worland. They moved to their new location at 701 Big Horn Avenue from their previous location at 114 North Ninth. The move was...
Clare Dale McElhinny
Clare Dale McElhinny, 91, dusted off his old pilot license to fly one more time into the Heavenly sky. Enjoy your flight, Dale, you've earned it! Dale was born in Edgemont, South Dakota on September... Full story
Michael Jones Paris
Michael Jones Paris passed away on August 15, 2020 in Lacey, Washington with his family beside him. Mike was born in Worland, WY on March 11, to Scott Graham and Harriett Ann (Jones) Paris. Growing up... Full story
Donald Gene McCormac
Donald Gene McCormac, 88, of Fort Collins, CO peacefully died surrounded by family at his home on August 13, 2020. His death is preceded by his parents Myrtle and Perry and brother Glen of Oshkosh,... Full story
Beverly Jean Bosch
"Miss Bosch," as she was known to her many 4th and 5th grade students in Santa Maria and "Bev" as she was known to her many friends and colleagues, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at her home... Full story
State Total of Coronavirus-Related Deaths Increases Again
Wyoming’s total number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) deaths among residents who have tested positive for the virus has once again increased, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) in a press release Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. ...
Information sought on deer shot north of Cody
CODY - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information on two white-tailed doe deer that were illegally shot and left to waste north of Cody. North Cody Game Warden Travis Crane said the deer were discovered approximately two miles north... Full story