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December 12, 2019

Check out these inserts inside this week's issue -- Blair's and Bomgaars (print and online), Family Dollar (print only). FUN FACT: Did you know that bamboo grows so fast it's measured in miles per hour....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 12, 2019

Ten Sleep passes amended fireworks ordinance

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep Town Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Dec. 3, and passed the modified version of a previously-introduced ordinance to allow fireworks to be discharged in town limits, during major federal holidays. Original...

 

THREE-PEAT: WHS Drama Club wins third straight state title

WORLAND - For the third straight year and the fourth time in six years, the Worland High School Drama Club won the Class 3A State Sweepstakes Championship and hoisted the trophy around town on the...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 12, 2019

Local resident's donation for library totals $1 million

WORLAND – Longtime Worland resident and longtime visitor of the Washakie County Library Mike Healy has donated $1 million for the Washakie County Commissioners to use at their discretion in the...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 12, 2019

Worland school board performance on attendance impresses at state conference

WORLAND – Everything started a few years ago when Washakie County School District No. 1 Board President Don Bryant overheard a student talking to a friend in Taco Johns about how she was going to drop out of school. Bryant intervened to try and fig...

 

Dumpster decoration project moving forward

WORLAND — A project that was first discussed two years ago in November 2017 has taken on new life with the Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission moving forward with an idea to decorate downtown dumpsters. The BAPC had approached the council...

 

Garden organizers seek funding for geodesic dome

WORLAND - As a way to extend the growing season Worland Community Garden organizers are seeking funding to construct a geodesic dome next spring. According to AmeriCorps Vista volunteer and garden...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 12, 2019

Fair Board member to leave at end of term

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met Monday night and discussed getting more organized for the future, and ensuring that responsibilities are communicated with the Washakie County Extension office. The meeting ended with fair board chair...

 

Final stage of Paxton Berm project nears completion

WORLAND - A project that has been two years in the making since ice jam and runoff flooding eroded the Paxton Berm in 2017 is nearing completion. Washakie County Conservation District Executive...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 12, 2019

Ten Sleep Parade of Lights this Saturday

WORLAND – The Ten Sleep Parade of Lights will kick off this Saturday at 6 p.m. in downtown Ten Sleep. The theme for this year’s Parade of Lights is “Tis the Season to be Freezin’” and there will be at least eight floats in the parade,...

 

Brian K. Walter

Brian Kent Walter, 67, passed away on Dec. 5, 2019, at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland. He was born on Dec. 27, 1951, in Roseburg, Oregon. Per Brian’s wishes, in lieu of a service, the family will be hosting a small gathering for those who... Full story

 

James Arlee McCann

James Arlee McCann, a previous resident of Worland, Wyoming, passed away on October 4, 2019, in Broussard, Louisiana of an undetermined illness. He was born on February 15, 1937, in Billings,... Full story

 

Roy Lloyd Frisbee

In the early morning hours on December 6th, 2019, at the South Big Horn County Hospital with "Little" Karen holding his hand, Roy Lloyd Frisbee, (91) of Basin, WY, passed away quietly and went to be w... Full story

 

Karla's Kolumn: Impeachment, Santa letters and a theft

It's official. After three years of talking about it, the Democrats finally have officially begun impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. You're thinking it has not been three years,... Full story

 

Stella J. Novakovich

Funeral services for Stella J. Novakovich, 95, will be Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2 p.m., at Mortimore Funeral Home. She died December 7, 2019, in Basin.... Full story

 

You Better Look Out for Holiday Scams!

'Tis the season for scammers who prey on those looking for last-minute shopping deals! FBI Denver Division reminds local shoppers to beware of scams and stay vigilant of thieves who steal their money... Full story

 

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