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October 22, 2020

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Ready, set, vote

“Vote early and often,” a phrase originally attributed to Al Capone, is a phrase joked about every time an election rolls around. When President Donald Trump made a comment about making sure your abse... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 22, 2020

Building official seeks apology, contractors express support

WORLAND — Worland Building Official Randy Adams addressed the city council Tuesday night about what he called “gross misconduct” of some council members. He said, “I am addressing this Council in rega...

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 22, 2020

Funding clarified for library renovation

WORLAND – At the request of resident Mike Healy, the Washakie County Commissioners clarified funding for the new Washakie County Library project. Confusion from Mike Healy was expressed due to an a...


COVID cases continue to rise; free home testing now available

WORLAND — Eleven students from Worland schools are out on quarantine this week, according to Business Manager Jack Stott. Stott emphasized that none of those quarantines were a result of school a...

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 22, 2020

Forshee returns to familiar role as Ten Sleep ag teacher

TEN SLEEP – Former Ten Sleep School ag education teacher Adrienne Forshee returned to her position this year after about an eight-year break. Forshee was the ag teacher 12 years ago for about four y...

 By Seth Romsa    News    October 22, 2020

Ten Sleep School nurse enjoys new position

TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep School was nearly left without a school nurse when Colleen Holiday resigned in July just before school beginning in August, but then Kenzi Weddle decided to apply for the p...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 22, 2020

Worland couple's home destroyed by broken fire hydrant line

WORLAND - A break in a line to a fire hydrant resulted in a Worland couple's home being flooded and the home having to be demolished last weekend. Joe and Kristy Vigil have owned their home at 1215 So...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 22, 2020

Don't trash it, compost it Compost yard open on three Saturdays for green waste

WORLAND —The City of Worland and University of Wyoming Extension have set up three Saturdays for residents to bring green waste for the city compost pile. Public Works Director Brian Burky said this y...


Mardyss Aldean 'Marti' Groh

Mardyss Aldean “Marti” Groh, 82, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 at the Wyoming Pioneer Home in Thermopolis. A celebration of her life will be held in 2021.... Full story


Rodney Wayne Freier, Sr.

Rodney Wayne Freier, Sr., 63, passed away suddenly at his home on October 12, 2020. Rodney was born on July 15, 1957 in Billings, Montana to Kenneth Paul and Darlene "Dottie" (Ginter) Freier. Rodney... Full story


Leslie "Scott" Kimzey

Leslie Scott Kimzey, 79, passed away peacefully at his home in Snowflake, AZ on October 16, 2020. Scott was born December 5, 1940, in Worland, WY to Clarence Leslie and Virginia Viola (Whitlock)... Full story


Vesta Mae Voss

Vesta Mae Voss, 97, passed away on October 17, 2020 at the Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin, Wyoming. Vesta was born on November 16, 1922 in Worland, WY to Rolland George “Slim” and Isa Mae (Wilson) Chenoweth. Vesta attended school in Worland gra... Full story


Bruce E. Stratmann

Bruce E. Stratmann passed from this world to his heavenly home on October 11, 2020 following a brief illness. Bruce was born to Ernest and Meta (Stoltenberg) Stratmann on November 2, 1929 in... Full story


Ronald Dean Denniston Sr.

Ronald Dean Denniston Sr. of Worland died Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Fort Collins, Colorado, after a short battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his wife and his children. Ronald was born in Denver, Colorado, on June 26, 1953, later moving to... Full story


State reports 7 additional COVID-related deaths

An additional seven coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) in a press release Thursday. • An older adult Crook County man died l... Full story


Low wages continue to cause problems for Wyoming families

CHEYENNE – Low wages continue to present social and economic barriers for many Wyoming families – something that looming state budget cuts have the potential to exacerbate. That’s one of the big takeaways from the 2020 Wyoming KIDS COUNT data book,...

 By Tom Hallberg    News    October 22, 2020

Computer model predicts 153 COVID deaths by February

JACKSON — If things don’t turn around, Wyoming could have more than 150 deaths from the coronavirus by February, according to a well-known model. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington maintains a model tha... Full story


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