Articles from the October 1, 2020 edition

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October 1, 2020

Check out Worland School Board Candidate Profiles in this week's Issue. Coming Next Week -- 2020 Warrior Hall of Fame Inductees...

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 1, 2020

Homecoming and hall of fame festivities set for next week

WORLAND – After many activities were canceled or delayed last spring such as prom and graduation, Worland High School will be hosting its first large celebration since the start of the COVID-19...

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 1, 2020

Worland school board discusses new mask rule

WORLAND – The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees met on Monday night, Sept. 28, for their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss new mask rules passed down by the state for...


The News Editorial: What is news?

“America Needs Journalists” is the 2020 theme for National Newspaper Week which is next week, Oct. 4-10. I was taught our role as journalists was to report the news, not to make the news or make-up the news, just to report the news fairly and... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 1, 2020

Battling COVID: One Washakie County case dedicated to wearing masks

WORLAND - Washakie County employee Fran Scranton thought maybe he had a head cold, not COVID-19, that is until a co-worker tested positive. Scranton, who is one of Washakie County's 107 lab-confirmed...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 1, 2020

Defeating COVID with healthy mind, body and spirit

WORLAND - When Lory August was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 26 doctors told her that with her comorbidities (cancer and diabetes) she likely would not survive. Her answer to them "Not today." She...

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 1, 2020

First time teacher moves into support role at West Side

WORLAND – Hanna Bayha is the new learning support teacher at West Side Elementary, stepping into her first teaching position after living in Worland the last four years. Bayha was originally...


South Big Horn County Hospital pursuing affiliation with Billings Clinic

BASIN — The South Big Horn County Hospital District Board of Directors has approved an exclusive Letter of Intent to start the process of exploring an affiliation agreement with Billings Clinic. South Big Horn County Hospital has been considering...

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 1, 2020

Hospital board receives first departmental in-service

WORLAND – The Washakie Medical Center Board of Trustees met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22, to receive their first departmental in-service and to receive updates from Was...


Washakie and Hot Springs County producers may be eligible for emergency conservation program assistance

WORLAND — A drought has caused severe damage in Washakie and Hot Springs counties. If you’ve suffered severe damage, you may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) administered by the Washakie-Hot Springs... Full story


David Matthew Phillips

David Matthew Phillips, 35, lifelong Worland resident, passed away at his home Friday, September 25, 2020. David was born March 4, 1985 to Howard and Sandy (Alaniz) Phillips. He joined big brother... Full story


Russ Misner

Russ Misner passed away at his home in Pocatello, Id, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday September 13, 2020. He was born November 3, 1946 to the late Roy and Dorothy Misner in Worland,... Full story


Nels Ernest Vicklund

Nels Ernest Vicklund, 70, died September 29, 2020 at the Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin. Services will be held at a later date.... Full story


Landon Morris Yetter

Landon Morris Yetter, 83, died September 29, 2020 in Hot Springs County.(at his residence) No services are planned at this time.... Full story


Ralph Joseph "Joe" Campbell

Ralph Joseph “Joe” Campbell died September 27, 2020 at his residence in Hot Springs County. Private interment will take place with services to be held at a later date.... Full story


2 COVID deaths in Natrona County, one in Campbell County

Deaths Added to Coronavirus-Related Total The number of coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 has increased again, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). • An adult Natrona County man... Full story

 By Nick Reynolds    News    October 1, 2020

GOP treasurer steps down from post

CASPER — A longtime Wyoming Republican Party official revealed last week he would no longer serve as the group’s parliamentarian and treasurer after months of growing tensions with state party leaders. In a letter to state party chairman Frank... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs - Friday, Oct. 2

Jackson mayor says record release broke law JACKSON (WNE) — Mayor Pete Muldoon is exploring his legal options after the Teton County Sheriff’s Office released 2018 reports wherein a woman accused him of sexual assault. “This was a false... Full story


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