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November 18, 2021

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Special Session Cost Exceed $223K

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...


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

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...


Board seeking diversity in entertainment, food vendors for 2022 fair

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 ag...


Ten Sleep gets community input on new school design

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...


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

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...


Ethics of news photos in a digital world

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... Full story


Chief Washakie FFA awarded grant for Flock to Fork program

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...


Legislative redistricting meeting in Worland Thursday

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,...


Commissioners approve final plat for Red Vista Village

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...


Christmas parade requests approved by the council

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...


William "Bill" Bolt

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... Full story


Jerilyn Rae (Leithead) Wickard

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,... Full story


Thomas M. McDonald

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... Full story


John W. "Jack" Donnell

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.... Full story

 By Mark Davis    News    November 18, 2021

Woman killed, multiple buildings lost in Clark nighttime blaze

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... Full story


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

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... Full story


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