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January 14, 2021

Did you know that copper door knobs are self-disinfecting?...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 14, 2021 

Budget concerns face mayor in second term

WORLAND — While 2020 had several challenges, 2021 looks to just have one major challenge for the City of Worland — funding. Mayor Jim Gill began his second term as mayor on Jan. 1, officially...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 14, 2021 

Phelps will not seek contract extension

By SETH ROMSA TEN SLEEP – At the end of the Washakie County School District (WCSD) No. 2 Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, WCSD No. 2 Superintendent Jimmy Phelps told the board he will...

 

Frosty Sunday Morning

Washakie County residents woke up to fog and frost Sunday morning....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 14, 2021 

Following God: From rancher to evangelist to author

WORLAND - The first time you meet James Scott he does not hesitate to share the Gospel with you to make sure that you have a relationship with the Savior, Jesus Christ. He is not shy to tell you his...

 

Wyoming Guardsmen called to support inauguration

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Responding to a request by the Federal government, more than 100 Wyoming National Guard Soldiers and Airmen have volunteered to support crowd control, communications and logistics during the 59th Presidential Inauguration in...

 

January 7, 2021

Did you know that the Canary Islands are named after dogs, not birds....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 7, 2021

Council members sworn in for first meeting of 2021

WORLAND - In an abbreviated Worland City Council meeting, appointments were made, new members sworn in and a liquor license transferred. At the start of the meeting Mayor Jim Gill, council members...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    January 7, 2021

Commissioners discuss temporary EMS help

WORLAND – During their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 5, the Washakie County Commissioners discussed different ways to help offer temporary relief to the Washakie Ambulance Service...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 7, 2021

Lodging tax increases as of Jan. 1

WORLAND – Travelers in Wyoming on Jan. 1 and after found that they were paying more for lodging than they did in 2020, with a new lodging tax going into effect last Friday. The 2020 Wyoming...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 7, 2021

County fair dates remain unchanged; slated for last week of July

WORLAND — The Washakie County Fair Board confirmed a decision to leave the 2021 dates for the county fair as originally scheduled, July 25-31. In November, and again at the December meeting...

 
 By Hannah Bugas    News    January 7, 2021

Galloway Ranch honored with Environmental Stewardship Award

After moving to Wyoming to raise their three boys, Keith and Laura Galloway purchased a ranch in Ten Sleep with the hopes of running an operation where conservation and agriculture could meet.  In...

 
 By Alexis Barber    News    January 7, 2021

Weston County commissioners oust health officer

NEWCASTLE — After the denial of their most recent public health order variance requests, the Weston County Commissioners voted 4-1 on Jan. 5 to remove Dr. Mike Jording, the county’s public health officer. Jording has been serving the community in...

 

No one injured in emergency plane landing

RIVERTON (WNE) — No one was injured Monday after an aircraft landed without hydraulics at Central Wyoming Regional Airport. Airport manager Paul Griffin said he was notified just before 7 p.m. Monday that a Key Lime Air pilot headed to Riverton...

 

Gillette couple gives account of D.C. rally

GILLETTE — Most Wyomingites took in the violence and destruction in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday through their TVs, phones and computers. Mark and Patty Junek of Gillette were in Washington, D.C. — there to show their support for President...

 

Governor Gordon Orders Flags Be Flown at Half-Staff Statewide Through January 13 in Honor Of United States Capitol Police Officers

CHEYENNE - Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Donald Trump's Proclamation honoring U.S. Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide...

 

December 31, 2020

Don't forget to check out our annual year in review as we take a look back at the stories that impacted the Big Horn Basin in 2020. Have a Happy New Year!...

 

Majority of county ends year in extreme drought

WORLAND – The majority of Washakie County remains in extreme or severe drought conditions as 2020 draws to a close. According to the National Integrated Drought Information System, 85% of the state...

 

Pandemic, price war led to challenging year for oil; Wyoming's rig count fell to zero for first time since 1884

CASPER — The ubiquitous heads of pumpjacks, usually faithfully bobbing up and down across Wyoming’s landscapes, largely came to a standstill this year. A series of events devastated the U.S. oil and gas business, and the Equality State was not...

 

Work underway on new water load-out system

WORLAND - Work is in full swing for the new water crane/bulk water load-out at Railway and Russell Public Works Superintendent Brian Burky said the new system will be up and running in the spring, but...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    December 31, 2020

Lawmakers weighing options for 2021 general session

CHEYENNE — After state lawmakers decided last month to delay most of the 2021 general session beyond January due to COVID-19 concerns, plans for the 66th Wyoming Legislature are still up in the air, with a couple main options being considered by...

 

Governor Gordon reveals county-led Community Charitable Relief Program

CHEYENNE – Governor Mark Gordon has unveiled the Community Charitable Relief Program, which provides grant funding to nonprofit organizations that have provided public assistance or seen a decline in donations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

 

December 24, 2020

Did you know that Christmas wasn't always on December 25?...

 

Outgoing members discuss time on council

WORLAND — Two long-time council members and two short-time members participated in their final regular council meeting last Tuesday, Dec. 15. Keith Gentzler and Mandy Horath have served together on...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 24, 2020

Commissioners view progress during tour of new library

WORLAND – If you have walked by or looked inside the future location of the new Washakie County Library you will notice that construction has been well underway over the last month and a half as...

 

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