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  • Mental health pandemic brought to board's attention

    Seth Romsa, Staff Writer|Jul 1, 2021

    WORLAND - Rylan Mocko, a former student who graduated in 2019, came before the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees on Monday to discuss another pandemic that he believes is ongoing across the country especially in the Big Horn Basin, mental illness and suicide. Mocko began by saying that he wants to bring it to the attention of the board and that he wants to make it normal for youth in the community to talk about suicide awareness as well as making it normal for students to t...

  • New conceal carry, voter ID laws in effect today

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Jul 1, 2021

    WORLAND – July 1 is when most bills approved by the Wyoming Legislature go into effect and this year is no different. Among the many bills that go into effect are the new voter identification law and conceal carry. House Enrolled Act 70 updated the Wyoming statute on residency requirements for concealed carry. Under current law a person may carry a firearm in a concealed manner without a permit of the person meets certain requirements, according to the bill summary by the Legislative Service Office. One of the requirements is state residency o...

  • Plenty of Ten Sleep Fourth of July Festivities for everyone

    Avery Howe, Staff Intern|Jul 1, 2021

    The Ten Sleep Fourth of July Parade’s theme is “Red Dirt and Rodeo” this year, with plans to kick off their celebration at 10 a.m. July 4, but the Fourth fun starts earlier in the weekend this Fridaynew this year is the Friday Other events include street dances at 9 p.m. July 2 and 3. There will be a craft show from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the city park July 4. The parade this year will include entries from the American Legion color guard, Pony Express Riders, a professional trumpet player and floats from local organizations such as Cowbell...

  • Karla's Kolumn: What pets can teach us about relationships

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Jul 1, 2021

    So I had two main themes planned for this column this week and well then something funny happened last night, well funny, endearing and just cute. When we adopted Tigger and Fluffy several months ago from New Hope Humane Society in addition to them getting use to their new home we needed to introduce them to our two dogs. Our dogs were used to Chuck and Buddy (RIP) but these were two new furry kitties. Fluffy, Shadow and Ivy seemed to hit it off right away but Tigger has been more cautious about everything and well to be honest he scared... Full story

  • Treanor reflects on 32 years with county

    Seth Romsa, Staff Writer|Jul 1, 2021

    WORLAND – Outgoing Washakie County Assessor Kathy Treanor was originally brought into the Washakie County Assessor's office in 1989 in order to deal with the transition to technology in the field. "They converted the whole state in July of 1988, and I started in August of 1989," Treanor said. "Nobody in this office had computer knowledge or experience and that is why I was hired, to bring them into the 20th century." Treanor started out as a Geographic Information System (GIS) data inputter, s...

  • Hospital Auxiliary to host 45th ice cream social

    Avery Howe, Staff Intern|Jul 1, 2021

    WORLAND — After a year off due to COVID, the Worland Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting its 45th Annual Ice Cream Social from 5:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 8, behind the Community Center Complex. Meg Stark, retired hospital laboratory director, has been involved in the event since its beginning. Between the ice cream social and the hospital gift shop, it is the largest fundraiser for the Auxiliary. “In the past, we put all of the first phones in the hospital and first TVs,” Stark said. Now, the Hospital Auxiliary contributes around $3,00...

  • Community Garden spreading roots

    Avery Howe, Staff Intern|Jul 1, 2021

    WORLAND - All summer long, the Worland Community Garden at Newell Sargent Park will be cared for by five AmeriCorps volunteers and three new Kiwanis-sponsored student volunteers. "We started with one AmeriCorp VISTA five years ago and have expanded to host several part-time AmeriCorps members each summer," said garden manager and University of Wyoming Extension Educator Caitlin Youngquist. "We have a great crew this year, and they are all learning a lot." AmeriCorps volunteers include Stormy...

  • William Mierzejewski

    Jul 1, 2021

    William “Coach Bill” Mierzejewski, 73, died June 24, 2021 at the Casper Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, July 2, at the Church of Latter-day Saints in Thermopolis.... Full story

  • Doris Gullion

    Jul 1, 2021

    Doris Gullion, born Doris Laverne Booze, passed away March 26, 2021, at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 90. Doris was born on Feb. 28, 1931, in North Platte, Nebraska. Two memorial services will be held, the first at 10 a.m., Friday, July 2, in Powell at the First United Methodist Church, 137 West Second Street, the second one will be at 1 p.m. the same day at the Meeteetse City Park.... Full story

  • Thomas Alvin Schuyler

    Jul 1, 2021

    It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Thomas Alvin Schuyler. After a courageous battle with cancer, Thomas peacefully went home to our LORD on the early morning of June 15, 2021 in his home at the age of 71. Tom will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Marilynn, 3 children, William Schuyler (Susan Brown), Janet Rost (Erik) and Cynthia Santiago (Neto), his brother Don Schuyler (Audrey) and many other family and friends. Thomas was born on September 11, 1949 to Francis H. "Skip"... Full story

  • Clint Easton Jeffries

    Jul 1, 2021

    It is with the heaviest of hearts to announce the passing of Clint on June 22, 2021. He charged into this world on August 18, 2004 in Cody, Wyoming. Being the baby of the family, Clint was a difficult toddler always demanding the attention of his siblings. As he grew to take his first steps you'd always spot him gripping his beloved green "blankey" with his small balled fist. He then took on the exploration of this world with the companion of multiple stuffed cats and his books (many, many books... Full story

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