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October 15, 2020

Check out our Harvest Section inside this week's issue. Senate District 20 and House District 28 Candidates profiled on A9....


Political grandstanding or standard process?

It is Monday morning and I’m waiting for U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett to give her opening remarks, but first you have to get through the opening remarks from every Senator... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 15, 2020

Feasibility study could cost over quarter million dollars

WORLAND – More than three years after an ice-jam flood event that flooded homes on the west side of Worland, figures were provided for a feasibility study to determine what actions could help...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 15, 2020

Board begins mulling 2021 fair entertainment

WORLAND — With this year’s Washakie County Fair fading into a memory, the Washakie County Fair Board turned its attention to the 2021 fair. The 2021 fair will be July 24-July 31. The board has...

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 15, 2020

County Commissioners discuss changes to fairgrounds rental policy

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners received board updates from department heads, received bids and discussed potential changes to upcoming staffing in the courthouse during their regularly...

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 15, 2020

Ten Sleep implements new typing program

TEN SLEEP – The Washakie County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees met for their regularly scheduled meeting in person and over Zoom on Monday, Oct. 12, to discuss two policies, discuss the...


Voters to decide on amendment to allow a change with municipality indebtedness

Voters will have to decide on one Wyoming Constitutional Amendment during the general election. The League of Women Voters of Wyoming has provided a Guide for the 2020 General Election. The information on the amendment comes from LWVW voter’s...

 By Alex Kuhn    Sports    October 15, 2020

Lady Warriors shine once again in dual vs. Cody

WORLAND - While they lost their Oct. 8 dual to the Cody Fillies, 102-82, the Worland Lady Warriors swimming and diving team continued to put up some of their best times in the pool or scores on the bo...


Bison of the Basin project comes to Worland

WORLAND — The Meeteetse Museums will be at the Washakie Museum and Cultural Center on Oct. 24 to measure bison skulls and crania found within the Big Horn Basin from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Measuring each specimen takes roughly 10 to 15 minutes...

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 15, 2020

Homecoming week kicks off today in Ten Sleep

TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep School’s homecoming week is set to kick off today Thursday, Oct. 15, and according to High School Student Council sponsor Paula Beck-Acord, this year is set to look a little...


Donald Short

Donald Wayne Short died on Oct. 3, 2020, at his home in Powell. Don was born on Oct. 25, 1945, in Worland. Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Oct.17, at 10 a.m., at Faith Community Church, located at 1267 Road 18 in Pow... Full story


Embry JoAnn Reid-Ward

Embry JoAnn Reid-Ward was born and passed on Friday, October 9, 2020 at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland. There will be a private family service at a later date.... Full story


Janet Heinze Parrent

Graveside services for Janet Heinze Parrent, 82, will be Friday, October 16, 2020 at Monument Hill Cemetery in Thermopolis. Mrs. Parrent died Monday, October 12, 2020 at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital.... Full story


Bruce Ernest Stratmann

Bruce Ernest Stratmann, 90, passed away on October 11, 2020 at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland. He was born on November 2, 1929 in Holyrood, Kansas. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020 at St. Luke’s Lutheran... Full story


Lanny Frank Myers

Lanny Frank Myers, a resident of Bountiful, Utah, for 50 years, passed away peacefully, with his daughter by his side, at Lakeview Hospital, on August 4, 2020, after a brief fight with Covid. Lanny's... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 15, 2020

Wyoming Sugar growers bounce back with strong 2020 crop

WORLAND - Last year's sugar beet harvest was hindered by three hard freezes that amounted to about 40% loss of sugar for Wyoming Sugar, according to Wyoming Sugar CEO Mike Greear. This year, they...

 By Alex Kuhn    News    October 15, 2020

Finding the perfect grape ... for Wyoming

WORLAND - If you could list all the agriculture grown in Wyoming and the Big Horn Basin, grapes likely would not make the list. The climates of Napa Valley and Bordeaux grapes are better suited for...

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 15, 2020

Father and daughter enjoy first year growing hemp

BIG HORN COUNTY – Jude Buchanan-Sandoval and her father Collin Buchanan were both excited to grow hemp this year after it was federally approved in February of 2020. They decided to begin a small...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 15, 2020

A growing passion for pumpkins and plants

WORLAND - What began as a family outing to watch the giant pumpkin drop has turned into one teen's passion for plants, giant, carnivorous and everything in between. Dawson Utterback, a freshman at...


Governor Utilizes CARES Funds to Provide Free COVID-19 Testing for Wyoming Residents

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has made free, at-home COVID-19 testing available to the state’s residents. The saliva test is administered by Vault Health and allows residents to get results at home without needing to visit a healthcare... Full story


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