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August 21, 2018

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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 21, 2018 

Two in a row for South Dakota barbecue team

WORLAND - It was a repeat for the B-S BBQ Outlaws of Hill City, South Dakota, winning the 14th annual Pepsi Wyoming BBQ Championship in Worland during the championship and bluegrass festival Saturday...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    August 21, 2018 

Commissioners to hear WPLI recommendations

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners will meet today to review recommendations made by the county’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative working group, with a public comment period and the commission’s final recommendation to follow. The goal of...

 
 By Cyd Lass    News    August 21, 2018 

Washakie County school districts see changes before year starts

WORLAND – This week students all over Washakie County will be kicking off their 2018-19 school year. Tuesday, Worland Middle School holds an orientation for sixth-graders and new students at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening, South Side is holding a New...

 

August 18, 2018

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Three vie for two Washakie County commission seats

WORLAND – Tuesday is primary election day in Wyoming and the only county official seats with a challenger in Washakie County are the two seats available for Washakie County commissioners. Washakie County commissioners and Republicans Fred Frandson...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 18, 2018

State and federal races highlight ballot in Washakie County

WORLAND — Voters in Wyoming head to the polls Tuesday to decide party nominees for governor and the other top state elected officials, among many other state, federal and local races. Washakie County voters have few local races to cast ballots on....

 

BREAKING NEWS: Last victim recovered in Bighorn Lake boating accident

LAST VICTIM RECOVERED Fort Smith, MT – The body of Christian Scoville, age 35, from Billings, MT, has been recovered. All accident victims have been accounted for and recovery efforts have been comp...

 

August 17, 2018

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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 17, 2018

'I'm getting a bunk bed'

WORLAND -Bright-eyed 3-year-old Camden Denton proclaimed Tuesday "I'm getting a bunk bed." In fact, Tuesday night Camden and his older sister, Brailynn, 9, got to sleep in their own beds at their...

 

Denver Jake fire 60 percent contained

WORLAND – The Denver Jake fire, 16 miles southwest of Worland, was 60 percent contained Thursday morning according to Bureau of Land Management public affairs specialist Cindy Wertz. Wertz stated that the fire has mapped out at 7,100 acres, is...

 

Early intervention is an important role in school safety

TEN SLEEP – School safety starts with early intervention. That was the message Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness conveyed Monday evening during the Ten Sleep school board meeting. “What we are hearing and seeing from going to some school...

 
 By Nathan Oster    News    August 17, 2018

Greybull police officer arrested on federal charge

GREYBULL — A Greybull police officer was fired last week after he was arrested on a federal charge of possessing child pornography. Police Chief Bill Brenner said officers from the Division of Criminal Investigation arrested James Christopher...

 

August 16, 2018

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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 16, 2018

Brewfest tonight kicks off BBQ and bluegrass festival

WORLAND — Fourteen years and three awards later the Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival kicks off tonight with the brewfest at the Washakie County Fairgrounds. Event Coordinator and festival committee director Dave Paxton...

 

Ten Sleep considers constructing vocational building

TEN SLEEP – During the Ten Sleep school board meeting Monday evening Ten Sleep School Superintendent Jimmy Phelps proposed the building of a vocational building on the northern half of the lots the school purchased in 2017. Phelps explained to the...

 
 By Cyd Lass    News    August 16, 2018

Bluegrass bands sure to entertain at annual festival

WORLAND – The14th annual Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival is Aug. 17-18 and features three bluegrass bands. This year’s musical platter includes three bands: Wood Belly, Lochwood Bluegrass Band and The Barefoot...

 

August 15, 2018

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School board discusses firearm policy

TEN SLEEP – The final draft of a policy that would allow Ten Sleep School district to arm staff members was presented to the board Monday. The board tabled action until a full board was in attendance. Monday evening during the August Ten Sleep...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 15, 2018

Third annual Battle of the Bands Friday

WORLAND — The third annual Battle of the Bands hosted by Worland Community Center Complex (WCCC) and Rumors Sports Bar and Grill kicks off Friday night at 6 p.m. with Ten Sleep singer Kurt Steinke. Sheryl Ley, WCCC marketing director, said there ar...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 15, 2018

UPDATE:Denver Jake Fire 30 percent contained

WORLAND - The Denver Jake Fire was at 30 percent containment Wednesday morning according to Cindy Wertz, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management public affairs specialist. Wertz said the fire is 16 miles...

 

August 14, 2018

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