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  • Christmas at the OK Corral

    TOBIAS MOWERY|Dec 16, 2021

  • The Holly Jolly Pirates of Pinataville

    TOBIAS MOWERY|Dec 16, 2021

  • WCCD, legislators express concern about Biden 30x30 plan

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Dec 16, 2021

    WORLAND — Cheyenne attorney Harriet Hageman, who focuses on water and natural resource matters, joined a meeting of the Washakie Conservation District Board, local legislators and county officials via Zoom to discuss the 30 x 30 Biden Administration proposal. The executive order issued Jan. 27, sets one goal of conserving 30% of the land and 30% of the waters in the country by 2030 and 50% by 2050 to combat climate change. She noted that the executive order, however, does not explain how the “land grab” will actually combat climate chang...

  • Four Warriors qualify in first meet

    ALEX KUHN, Sports Editor|Dec 16, 2021

    WORLAND - In their first swimming meet of the season, four Worland Warriors qualified for the 3A State meet in Laramie on Feb. 17-18. "I couldn't be happier with the first meet," said WHS boys swimming and diving coach Justin Howe. "We had four qualifiers, and it really stems from their practice. I haven't had to motivate this year. I give them their workout, and the captains take it from there. We're just swimming and working hard. The kids who didn't qualify are right there. We figure to add...

  • Discover what the library has to offer

    KARLA POMEROY|Dec 16, 2021

    Anyone who thinks libraries are becoming obsolete need only to have attended the grand opening of the new Washakie County Library on Saturday, with more than 200 people taking time out of their weekend to stop by and check out the library. While the facility at 801 Big Horn also houses several government and economic development offices upstairs, Saturday’s event highlighted the main floor, or Suite 100, the Washakie County Library in Worland. Young and old were checking out books. Sheridan County Librarian Cameron Duff was found reading a book... Full story

  • Dorothy Joan (Weintz) Reilly

    Dec 16, 2021

    Dorothy Joan (Weintz) Reilly passed away on Oct 23, 2021 at her ranch in Van Tassell, Wyoming. Jo was born June 4, 1935 in Worland Wyoming. She attended grade school in Hyattville, graduating from Manderson High School in 1953. Growing up, Jo’s family raised Hereford cattle and Thoroughbred horses on the ranch, on Paintrock Creek. Jo’s dad was a stock contractor for many rodeos in Wyoming and surrounding states. For the rodeos they had brahma cattle and bucking horses that were trailed to the rodeos. Jo started trick riding at her Dad’s rodeo... Full story

  • Marjorie "Marge" Grace Barnett

    Dec 16, 2021

    Marjorie "Marge" Grace Barnett of Worland, Wyoming passed away in peace on December 5, 2021 in Greeley, Colorado. Marge was born December 30, 1957 to George Henry Orvalla and Grace Bernadine (Felstet) Orvalla in Superior, MT. Marge's childhood was spent with her many siblings in northern California before she made her way to Wyoming. The entirety of her adult life revolved around agriculture across northern Wyoming, from Gillette to the Big Horn Basin. Marge's keen mind and down-to-earth nature... Full story

  • George Anthony Cloudy Sr.

    Dec 16, 2021

    George Anthony Cloudy Sr., 87, recently of Phoenix, AZ passed away at home December 7, 2021. George was born July 22, 1934 in Ketchikan, Alaska; the youngest of 4 children to Charles Lester Cloudy Sr. and Doris Evelyn Wells Cloudy. Growing up in Alaska when it was a US Territory, He spent time in his Grandma Hunt's Book store, learned to play the piano from his Aunt Amy and learned to climb a tree to escape a bear. He was also an accomplished fisherman, taking second place in the Boy Scout's... Full story

  • Josephine Dorothy Garretson

    Dec 16, 2021

    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 Sheridan, Wyoming July 23, 1928, the only daughter born to Dominck and Jennie (Gricoli) Montagne. She grew up watching baseball with her brothers and fell in love with the sport. She never missed a New York Yankee game. At a young age, she met her husband, Lee Garretson, in Clearmont, Wyoming. The... Full story

  • Comments sought on county's Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

    TOBIAS MOWERY, Staff Reporter|Dec 16, 2021

    WORLAND – The Washakie County Emergency Management and Homeland Security has recently released a draft of the updated Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan that was made available for public review and comment. The plan, which updates the 2016 plan, assesses risks posed by natural and man-made hazards, identifies wants to reduce those risks, and allows each county to be eligible for mitigation grant funding from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). County planning teams, including representatives from all municipalities, updated the plan d...

  • Many partners helped fulfill vision for new library

    TOBIAS MOWERY and KARLA POMEROY|Dec 16, 2021

    WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners, in a presentation from Commissioner Aaron Anderson dedicated the Washakie County Library at 801 Big Horn Avenue, Suite 100, in memory of Jean Baily Healy. Worland resident Mike Healy, husband of Jean, was presented with a plaque at Saturday’s grand opening of Worland’s new library. The wording on the plaque is, “In loving memory of Jean Bailey Healy, an avid reader and writer, who believed that the advancement of literacy and the arts is vital to the community.” Healy donated more than $1 million t...

  • Concealed carry conversation continues with school board

    TOBIAS MOWERY, Staff Reporter|Dec 16, 2021

    WORLAND – For the past couple of months, Washakie County School Board District No. 1 has been discussing their need to put together a committee for a concealed carry rule throughout the district. Discussions continued at Monday's regular board meeting. Led by Superintendent David Nicholas, this conversation was kicked off with a survey released last month by the school board. The survey, which is submitted anonymously, takes input from staff, parents, students and community members about how they feel about drafting a rule allowing employees to...

  • Fair board sets budget for musical entertainment to include Saturday concert

    KARLA POMEROY, Editor|Dec 16, 2021

    WORLAND — The Washakie County Fair is looking at bringing a headliner to showcase the musical entertainment at the 2022 fair, setting an overall budget of $45,000. The board unanimously approved contracting with Daniel Kosel to handle the musical lineup at the regular meeting Monday night. Kosel, meeting with the board via telephone said if the board set a budget he could propose a handful of names to the board to consider. He had provided a list of names ranging from $10,000 up to $30,000 per performance for the main concert. He said most b...

  • Ten Sleep School 2021 Christmas Concert

    Dec 16, 2021

  • Dean Keith Rasmussen

    Dec 16, 2021

    DDean Keith Rasmussen passed away December 15, 2021 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming. He was born March 4, 1959 at Hot Springs, South Dakota, the second son of David L. and Verda M. Rasmussen, Newcastle, Wyoming residents. The family moved to Worland in 1965 when he was six years old. He grew up in Worland, attending Worland schools, graduating from Worland High School in 1977. While in high school, he worked for Jon’s IGA and Max Lowe on his ranches in both Montana and W... Full story

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