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  • Special Session Cost Exceed $223K

    VICTORIA EAVIS, Casper Star-Tribune|Nov 18, 2021

    CASPER — The daily rate of the recently completed special legislative session cost taxpayers about $8,000 more than originally projected, the Legislative Service Office told the Star-Tribune this week. Critics of the special session latched onto the cost — estimated to be about $25,000 per day — as a reason not to hold it. That argument did not prevail, and the Legislature was in session for seven days at a rate of about $33,000 per day. Under the original estimate, the total session would have cost about $175,000. But after it was all said...

  • 'It's Who We Are' campaign emphasizes healthy choices by local students

    Nov 18, 2021

    WORLAND — The Washakie Prevention Coalition (WPC) is launching the “It’s Who We Are” campaign to work toward reducing underage drinking among Washakie County high school students. The “It’s Who We Are” campaign emphasizes the healthy beliefs and behaviors (known as “positive norms”) teens have about underage drinking and seeks to correct misperceptions that teens have about their peers’ use of alcohol. The campaign highlights the fact that most teens are already making healthy choices. It is this knowledge that will empower youth to continue t...

  • Board seeking diversity in entertainment, food vendors for 2022 fair

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Nov 18, 2021

    WORLAND — The Washakie County Fair Board is hoping to provide more food vendors and a diverse entertainment schedule for the 2022 county fair. During the regular meeting Monday, Nov. 8, the board agreed to move the swine show from Tuesday evening to Tuesday morning with all livestock weigh-ins on Monday. There were many requests to move the swine show after temperatures reached 105 degrees at the start of the show this year. Moving the swine show frees up a night for a grandstand entertainment event. The fair board plans on contracting for pig...

  • Ten Sleep gets community input on new school design

    TOBIAS MOWERY, Staff Reporter|Nov 18, 2021

    TEN SLEEP – After the Washakie County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees hiring Arete Design Group out of Sheridan at a special meeting Oct. 25 to design the new school, the company came to town last week to visit with staff, students and community members. The company has teamed up with Fielding International for the design phase, which has been funded by the Wyoming Legislature.The board formed committees to represent various components of the design – student services, support services, secondary classrooms, elementary classrooms, ath...

  • Local resident among those who benefited from monoclonal antibodies treatment for COVID-19

    TOBIAS MOWERY, Staff Reporter|Nov 18, 2021

    WORLAND – An emergency use authorization treatment for COVID-19 proved beneficial for one local resident. When the COVID-19 pandemic first began in the spring of 2020, no specific treatment for the virus existed. Since then, however, the Food and Drug Association (FDA) has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to several monoclonal antibody therapies as treatments for COVID-19. Monoclonal antibodies (MAB) are laboratory made proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful pathogens such as viruses. According to Dr. Ed...

  • Ethics of news photos in a digital world

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Nov 18, 2021

    The other day a Facebook memory popped up with a photo of me with a giant elk. No, it was not one that I had killed. It was one of the Scheel’s photo booths. At Scheel’s at the digital photo station you could at that time get your photo with an elk, deer, shark or bass. What was even funnier is you can tell the photo is digitized, i.e., fake, but I had a few people congratulating me on my hunt – maybe some were tongue in cheek but I believe by a few comments some thought it was real. In today’s technological world you can manipulate photos... Full story

  • Chief Washakie FFA awarded grant for Flock to Fork program

    Nov 18, 2021

    WORLAND — Worland High School and Chief Washakie FFA received $7,000 from two grants for an egg and garden project. Worland High School received a $2,000 grant for their flock to fork program. The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s (FCSAmerica) Working Here Fund. Chief Washakie FFA President Odalys Osorio-Alcala, and FFA Advisor Grace Godfrey wrote and submitted a grant proposal for $5,000 to the Wyoming FFA Foundation through Farm Credit Services. The proposal was approved for the total amount. Chief Washakie FFA mem...

  • Legislative redistricting meeting in Worland Thursday

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Nov 18, 2021

    WORLAND — The Big Horn Basin or Region 8 redistricting working group will be holding a meeting this Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Worland Community Center Complex. County clerks from Washakie, Park, Big Horn and Hot Springs counties have been working since October on redistricting plans for the House and Senate district in the Big Horn Basin region/Region 8. Washakie County Clerk Mary Grace Strauch said they have also included Fremont County in the discussions as one proposal does impact the Fremont County districts. She said as they w...

  • Commissioners approve final plat for Red Vista Village

    TOBIAS MOWERY, Staff Reporter|Nov 18, 2021

    WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners unanimously approved the final plat for the Red Vista Village subdivision during the regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 16. According to Washakie County Planner David Anderson, Red Vista Village is a 19-lot subdivision located one mile west of Ten Sleep in lot two of Monkey Face Subdivision. There are lots from 2,100 to 2,200 square feet and the subdivision is served by a central water and sewer system. Cole and Carol Smith of Red Vista Village had submitted a final plat and a development agreement for r...

  • Christmas parade requests approved by the council

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Nov 18, 2021

    WORLAND — The Worland City Council approved two requests related to the Dec. 4 Christmas Lighted Parade sponsored by the Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce. Kara Anderson of Goose’s requested a street closure on Eighth Street from Big Horn Avenue south to the alley during the parade and until closing. She said they would have concessions, this year probably chili and s’mores. The parking lot would be blocked off for only 21 and older. She said in the past they have had fire pits on the patio and this year they are requesting them in the s...

  • William "Bill" Bolt

    Nov 18, 2021

    William (Bill) Bolt, 73, went to be with his Savior on November 9, 2021 in Ten Sleep, Wyoming. Bill was born October 3, 1948 to George and Johanna Bolt in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Known for his booming voice, demanding presence, and "work is life" ethic. He collected all kinds of friends, family, and connections throughout his life, giving nicknames out along the way. Bill's life took him many places; from Southwest Michigan to Ten Sleep, Wyoming then onto Ennis, Montana and most recently... Full story

  • Jerilyn Rae (Leithead) Wickard

    Nov 18, 2021

    Jerilyn Rae Leithead Wickard (Gigi) passed away on November 8, 2021, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She was the first born to Jed and Mary Margaret (Brubaker) Leithead on September 15, 1962, in Worland, Wyoming. She was raised on the family ranch on the Lower Nowood in Ten Sleep. Jerilyn's work ethic started young. She did every job on the ranch possible and loved them all. Her kindness and patience shined through as she excelled in 4-H and athletics. Jerilyn was a successful athlete for Ten Sleep,... Full story

  • Thomas M. McDonald

    Nov 18, 2021

    Thomas M. McDonald passed away on November 13, 2021, at Washakie Medical Center after a lengthy illness with his family at his side. Tom was born July 28, 1945, in Denver Colorado to James A. and Sally (Glanz) McDonald. He lived with his family in Wheatland until relocating to Worland in 1954. He attended school in Worland through the ninth grade before moving to Riverton with his family. After graduation from Riverton High School in 1963, he moved back to Worland with his family. After... Full story

  • John W. "Jack" Donnell

    Nov 18, 2021

    Beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend and Wyoming native John W. "Jack" Donnell passed away on Friday, November 5, 2021 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne with family by his side. He was 92 years old. As a member of Worland, Wyo.'s business community, Jack owned and operated two businesses there, taking over his father's civil engineering and land surveying firm, George M. Donnell, Civil Engineer, in the 1950s, later to become Donnell & Associates, Inc. Later he and Bonnie... Full story

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  • Woman killed, multiple buildings lost in Clark nighttime blaze

    Mark Davis, Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Nov 18, 2021

    POWELL — A fire erupted on Monday night in Clark, claiming the life of one resident — along with two homes — as it rapidly burned across 300 acres near Line Creek. Dozens of residents on Crossfire Trail were forced to evacuate in the middle of the night as the flames were fueled by dry conditions and wind gusts reported to have reached more than 100 mph. Clark resident Cindy Ruth died from smoke inhalation in the blaze, according to her death notice. She was the mother of three adult children and wife of Jerry Ruth, a former police offic... Full story

  • Winter closure of U.S. 14A scheduled for noon Monday

    Nov 18, 2021

    Due to high winds, drifting snow and expected blizzard-like conditions in the Bighorn Mountains this weekend and next week, the annual fall closure of U.S. 14A between Burgess Junction and Lovell will occur at noon Monday, Nov. 22. "We received word this morning from our Burgess Junction crew that the high winds, drifting snow and forecasted winter weather are causing the closure. For safety reasons, this will be the annual closure," said Wyoming Department of Transportation area maintenance... Full story

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