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December 7, 2023

Pictures from the Festival of Trees, Parade of Lights, winter sports and of course, local news....

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    December 7, 2023

Bringing mental health awareness to Worland

Worland Mayor Jim Gill brought together representatives from organizations around the community to learn about how they can bring a mental health awareness movement to Worland. In attendance at a meeting on Nov. 30 were representatives from Washakie...

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    December 7, 2023

Potential for county resident flood insurance

During the commissioners meeting on Dec. 5, Interim Washakie County Planner Mike Robinson said that he recently spoke with the statewide flood insurance coordinator and will likely fill in the role of the floodplain administrator, a role that is typi...


Katalina DayAnna Ramon

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of a beautiful soul, a precious baby girl whose time on this earth was far too brief. Born on November 8, 2023, Katalina DayAnna Ramon fought... Full story


Help spread the message that it is OK to take care of your mental health

In 2021 Cloud Peak Counseling spearheaded a luncheon designed to help “end the stigma” about mental health and last week Worland Mayor Jim Gill invited people to help organize a mental health awa...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    December 7, 2023

Training prompts need to move hospital public funds

Washakie Medical Center Board Treasurer Ryan Baumeister began the Nov. 27 meeting of the Washakie Medical Center Board of Directors by explaining his absence at the previous month’s meeting. He was attending a public officer training session to m...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    December 7, 2023

Worland drama boasts state champion, top director

Although unable to reproduce last years’ success, the Worland High School Drama team had a good showing at the Wyoming State Thespian Festival last weekend in Casper, placing fourth overall in the 3A division. The team’s arena play and devised pla...

 By GRACE WALHUS    News    December 7, 2023

State Rep. Lawley discusses interim work including parental rights and education choice bills

Following her first interim session, State Rep. Martha Lawley (R-HD27, Worland) said, “I did not fully understand how busy [the interim] was. I knew how important it is, but it’s been really busy, and I’ve loved every minute of it. I really have....

 By Zak Sonntag    News    December 7, 2023

Public Service Commission: Rocky Mountain Power rate hike all but certain to be lower than proposed

By Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — The Wyoming Public Service Commission this week held public deliberation on Rocky Mountain Power’s historic rate hike proposal and emerged with a rough outline of a counter agreement that diverges sig... Full story

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    December 7, 2023

Lady Pioneers back in action after two-year hiatus

The Ten Sleep Lady Pioneers tip-off their basketball season today for the first time in two seasons. Unable to field a team due to low turnout, the Lady Pioneers have the numbers to roster a team and...

 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    December 7, 2023

Carrell among the top returners for Worland wrestling

By In the first-ever girls high school wrestling season, Lady Warrior Rivers Carrell quickly added her name to the history books as she became one of the program's first all-state wrestlers. This...


WYDOT warns of stolen blank vehicle titles

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming Department of Transportation would like to warn residents of potential fraudulent titles after a blank Wyoming title stock was stolen from a Wyoming county. Some of t...

 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    December 7, 2023

Worland centenarian remembers a blue Wyoming

When Rosalynn Carter passed away on November 19, the nation mourned the passing of the former first lady. The wife of President Jimmy Carter, who served one term as president from 1977 to 1981,...


Tyson Ray Hoopes

July 18, 2006- December 06, 2023 Tyson Ray Hoopes was born July 18, 2006 to Jessica Challis Hoopes and Dustin Ray Hoopes in Cedar City, UT. He was 10 days late and born with thick black hair. He... Full story


A family's move highlights a different kind of migration in Wyoming

Via Wyoming News Exchange CASPER - Worland is a city of less than 5,000 souls. It's the seat of Washakie County, in central Wyoming. It has, among other things, a one-street downtown, a bowling alley,... Full story


Hacker's Brief 12/8/2023

The Payroll Pretender: A Jackson resident received an email with the subject: “Annual Payroll Adjustment Policy For For All “business name” Staff:_Please_Complete_Copy”. They stated that they have received several of these “notices” over the past fe... Full story


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