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February 20, 2020

Look for our FFA Section coming out next week. This week Blair's Bomgaars and Big Horn Co-op inserts in the print edition....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 20, 2020 

Barrasso answers barrage of questions for WHS students

WORLAND - U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) answered a number of poignant questions from Worland High School students addressing impeachment, President Donald Trump's Twitter account, foreign pol...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 20, 2020 

Council approves liquor license renewals

WORLAND — The Worland City Council, following a public hearing Tuesday night in which they heard two objections, approved renewal of all liquor licenses currently held within city limits. During the public hearing, City Attorney Kent Richins...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 20, 2020 

Wolf depredation bill fails introduction

WORLAND — The 2020 Wyoming Legislative Budget Session entered its second week this week and Rep. John Winter (R-Thermopolis, House District 28) said it has been an “amazing process.” Winter was elected in 2016 and this is his first budget...

 
 By George Horvath    News    February 20, 2020 

County Commissioners approve funding Washakie Ave. recon study, new door locks

The Washakie County Commissioners met Tuesday to discuss a range of issues Tuesday at the courthouse in Worland. After an update from Keith Bower on the state of roads and bridges, the commissioners considered the problem of several electronic locks...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    February 20, 2020 

'Most Don't': Prevention Night opportunity for community to support drug-free youth

WORLAND — The Washakie Prevention Coalition (WPC) is set to host the first Washakie Prevention Night this Friday night during Worland High School’s boys and girls varsity basketball games against Lovell. The WPC is a group of different entities...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 20, 2020 

Bill would change kindergarten minimum age starting date

WORLAND — A bill that would amend the minimum school age has passed out of committee and will now await debate by entire State House. House Bill 174 changes the minimum age for children to register for “kindergarten in the public schools of this...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 20, 2020 

State Democrats begin caucus process this week

WORLAND — As the Democratic presidential candidates gear up for the Nevada presidential caucus this Saturday, the process in Wyoming has already begun with a mail-in ballot mailed out earlier this week. Washakie County Democratic Party chairperson...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 20, 2020 

City looks to continue Pioneer Square enhancements

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission (BAPC) pledged their support for a grant to continue enhancements at Pioneer Square. Worland Building Official Randy Adams said that during the Feb. 6 meeting, City of Worland...

 

'Going, Going, Gone with the Breeze'

Sammy Seghetti ("Flowerbelle Crouton") performs at a dress rehearsal for the Worland Middle School play, "Going, Going, Gone with the Breeze," Thursday, February 13, 2020....

 

February 13, 2020

Happy Valentine's Week. Blairs, Bomgaars and Sutherland inserts in today's paper. Did you know that February 14th is the second largest card giving day of the year, just after Christmas? This year, it’s expected that 1 billion cards will be...

 

Worland senior named first Youth Conservationist of the Year

WORLAND - The first Game and Fish Youth Conservationist of the Year, Isabelle Burky of Worland, will be recognized at the 2020 Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet March 20 in Cody. The award...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    February 13, 2020

Don Day's 'lukewarm' approach to climate change

WORLAND – Meteorologist Don Day Jr. of DayWeather Radio Network kicked off WESTI Ag Days at the Worland Community Center with his keynote address regarding climate change. Day started the address for the Wyoming Extension’s Strategically and...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    February 13, 2020

Fair board agrees on major changes for fair

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board introduced their newest member at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night, Feb. 10. The new member is Shane Wiggins, a recently retired community member who loves rodeos and judging. Wiggins...

 

Bill would take away UW's gun rules

LARAMIE — At least 14 legislators are backing a bill that would prevent the University of Wyoming from regulating firearms on campus. As with other previous failed legislation, Senate File 88 would require UW to allow the carrying of concealed weap...

 

Wyoming Legislative website provides up-to-date information on 2020 budget session

CHEYENNE — Wyoming residents are encouraged to use the Wyoming Legislature’s Website to track legislation and participate in policymaking during the 2020 Budget Session in Cheyenne. The Web address is www.wyoleg.gov and is continually updated as...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    February 13, 2020

Gordon outlines 'window of opportunity' for energy, education in State of the State address

CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon gave his second State of the State address Monday morning, offering proposals to protect Wyoming’s energy industries and emphasizing the state’s need to find long-term ways to fund its education system. Gordon’s...

 
 By Kathy Brown    News    February 13, 2020

Legislator pulls firearms bill, says it was mischaracterized

GILLETTE — A Campbell County state legislator has withdrawn a controversial bill he’d proposed on firearms reporting for national background checks. Rep. Bill Pownall, a Republican who serves on the Judiciary Committee, has withdrawn House Bill...

 

Sidewalk Prophets return to Worland for concert

WORLAND — A desire to bring Christian bands to Worland whenever possible and whenever feasible has led Worland High School drama and speech and debate coach Rick Dorn to bring back Sidewalk Prophets to town. The Christian band will bring their...

 

Recycling volunteers needed

TEN SLEEP – Ten Sleep’s monthly recycling drive needs help. Each month for the past several years, a volunteer group in Ten Sleep has loaded up a trailer of that town’s plastics, paperboard, food cans, old newspapers and magazines, and driven...

 

Two Hot Springs State Park concessions face uncertainty

THERMOPOLIS — The future of two key concession contracts at Hot Springs State Park remains unclear. Last November, Wyoming State Parks issued Requests for Proposals to operate Days Inn and Star Plunge for a minimum five-year period, and perform...

 

Valentine Fun At The Museum

Worland High School cheerleader Julie Seidel helps Grady Reid figure out how he wants his valentine to look, as well as what he wants it to say as the cheer team helped put on the Valentine’s Party...

 

Kindness Week in Ten Sleep

Ten Sleep student Brooklyn Norman concentrates on her note of kindness during Kindness Week the last week of January, while Braelyn Couch and Tristin Zierlein get ready to work on...

 

Library Lore

The new Washakie County Library is going to happen! Can you hear the heartbeat? It was a little weak but now it is getting stronger. It is coming from downtown Worland, Wyoming. We are going to inject the heart of our downtown area with the public...

 

February 6, 2020

Join us today (FEBRUARY 6) at our open house. Refreshments, door prizes and giveaways....

 

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