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November 19, 2020

Did you know that 3 Musketeers bars once came in three flavors?...

 By Seth Romsa    News    November 19, 2020

Mask mandate request submitted to state

WORLAND – After a nearly two-hour long discussion, Washakie County Health Officer Dr. Ed Zimmerman informed the Washakie County Commissioners on Tuesday that he had sent a order to the Wyoming...

 By Seth Romsa    News    November 19, 2020

School districts take different approaches to COVID surge

WORLAND – Thermopolis joined Ten Sleep moving students to online learning due to increased COVID-19 cases. Ten Sleep School decided to move their students from sixth through 12 the into phase two...

 By Seth Romsa    News    November 19, 2020

Aguilera enters guilty plea on two counts

WORLAND – Eloy Madrid Aguilera, 41, appeared in Fifth Judicial District District Court via teleconference on Monday, Nov. 16, to enter into a guilty plea for an armed robbery that occurred on Feb....


Alfred 'Al' Vallee

Alfred “Al” Vallee, 87, passed away November 14, 2020 at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis. A private Mass will be held and services will be in the spring.... Full story


Virgillia 'Della' Brannon

Virgillia “Della” Brannon, 87, passed away November 13, 2020 at the Thermopolis Rehab and Wellness. No services are planned at this time.... Full story


Wanda J. Crumpler

Wanda J. Crumpler, 88, passed away November 14, 2020 at the Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis. Memorial services will be in Walnut Springs, Texas.... Full story


Ronald Dean Denniston Sr.

Services for Ronald Dean Denniston Sr. of Worland will be at 11 a.m. this Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on U.S. 20 between Basin and Greybull. Ronald died Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Fort Collins, Colorado,... Full story


More than 60 volunteer on Day of Service

WORLAND - More than 60 volunteers came out and helped support Ten Sleep and Worland organizations and clean up the Gebo Cemetery. During the Day of Service, organized by the Worland Stake Relief...


Livestock judging paying for college for four local FFA members

WORLAND — Livestock judging can pay for college? Yes, yes it can, and four Worland High School graduates and Chief Washakie FFA members are experiencing that right now, according to the Chief Washakie FFA advisor Grace Godfrey. Meg DeBolt, who...


Ninth Annual Mammoth Quickdraw

Belinda Daughtery fields a few questions during the ninth annual 2020 Mammoth Quick Draw at the Washakie Museum & Cultural Center on Nov. 13.... Full story


Darleen Smith

BILLINGS, Montana - Darleen Smith, of Billings, passed away too soon on Nov. 12, 2020, after more than two weeks battling COVID-19. Born in Sheridan, Wyoming, on Aug. 17, 1933, she married the love... Full story


Jerry Alexander

Jerry Alexander, 70, a lifelong resident of Worland passed away Friday, November 13, 2020 doing what he loved to do. Jerry loved being raised here in Worland and was very active in gymnastics, track... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    November 19, 2020

Washakie County mask mandate approved; goes into effect Sunday

WASHAKIE COUNTY – A mask mandate has been approved by Washakie County Health Officer Dr. Ed Zimmerman, state health officer Dr. Alexia Harrist as well as the State Attorney General’s Office. In... Full story


The News Editorial: The mask mandate cometh

We knew it was only a matter of time before a mask mandate was coming, but we did not know how it would come about. While I write this Tuesday night Washakie County’s health order mandating masks,...


21 Wyoming Coronavirus-Related Deaths Confirmed today; 12 from long-term care facilities

Twenty-one more coronavirus-related deaths among Wyoming residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have been confirmed, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) in a press release on Thursday. An older adult Albany County woman died... Full story


Governor Reduces Gathering Sizes with new orders

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In response to rising cases of COVID-19 and increasing strains on medical facilities, Governor Mark Gordon announced additional statewide measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19, ease the pressure on Wyoming’s healthcare... Full story


Big Horn County: No plans to request mask mandate

GREYBULL (WNE) — While a statewide order could still come from the governor’s desk, members of Big Horn County’s COVID-19 incident management team say they have no intention of requesting a local order that would require people in the county... Full story


Open Letter to County Residents

The letter in PDF form was written from the Washakie County Commissioners to all Washakie County residents. It will also be published in its entirety in this week's Northern Wyoming News....  PDF


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