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December 9, 2021

Check out photos from the 2021 Parade of Lights!...

 

Karla's Kolumn: No easy answers for redistricting

Redistricting in Wyoming seems to have gotten harder this year than in past decades due to declining population in certain areas. Listening to a portion of the Joint Corporations Committee work on... Full story

 

I may be 'bias'ed: I stand with the GSA

At the Washakie County School District No. 1 school board meeting on Oct. 25, a number of students and members of the community approached the board with a simple request: to start a Gay-Straight Alliance club, also known as a GSA. The board... Full story

 
 By STEPHEN DOW    News    December 9, 2021

15-cent fuel tax increase to be considered by Legislature

SHERIDAN —With a 9-2 vote Tuesday, the Wyoming Legislature’s Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee opted to forward a bill that would raise the state’s fuel tax for the first time in a decade. The bill suggests a 15-cent... Full story

 

Deanna Jeanne Blincow

Deanna Jeanne Blincow, 77, passed away at the Thermopolis Rehabilitation Center on Monday, December 6, 2021. Deanna was born in Worland, Wyoming to Thomas and Mayme (Breeden) Bader on June 23, 1944.... Full story

 

Joseph Connor Roussel

J. Connor Roussel was born in Bryan, TX to Drs. Allen Roussel and Patricia Holland. Connor attended Louisiana State University (LSU) and graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Public R... Full story

 

Tori Lynn Rollins

Tori Lynn Rollins lost her courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her family on the 29th of November at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Colorado sixteen months after being diagnosed...

 
 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    December 9, 2021

Giving opportunities abound this holiday season

WORLAND – This is the season for giving and in Washakie County there are several giving opportunities in the area to fulfill your generous mood. For the entire month of December, Worland Middle School and West Side will be hosting a canned food...

 

Memory Tree ceremony set for next Thursday

Next Thursday will be the annual Memory Tree ceremony. Each Christmas season, this celebration is put on by parents and supporters of Washakie County Special Olympics. This is a fundraiser in which a person’s name can be placed on an ornament that...

 
 By ALEX KUHN    Sports    December 9, 2021

No. 1 Warriors begin title defense

WORLAND — What is harder than winning a 3A State boys basketball championship? The answer, defending a 3A State title. That’s the position the No.1-ranked Worland Warriors are in as they head...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    December 9, 2021

Council approves appointment to the BAPC

WORLAND — Worland Mayor Jim Gill appointed and the council approved the appointment of Alain Poncelet to the Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission (BAPC). The BAPC has been missing its...

 
 By TOBIAS MOWERY    News    December 9, 2021

Washakie County Library grand opening Saturday

WORLAND – Nearly five months after opening, the Washakie County Library will be hosting their official grand opening from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday. The open house will start with a Welcome from library director Karen Funk at 11 a.m. and...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    December 9, 2021

Big Horn Basin redistricting plan survives first hurdle

WORLAND — After staving off a late amendment, the Big Horn Basin’s Region 8 plan for redistricting remains intact at this time after the Joint Corporations Committee meeting last week. State Rep....

 

Josephine Dorothy Garretson

It is with deep sorrow we mourn the passing of our beloved Josephine Dorothy Garretson. Josephine passed on November 25, 2021 at the age of 93 at the Billings Clinic in Montana. Josephine was born in... Full story

 

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