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 News    August 6, 2020 

August 6, 2020

Welcome to August. This week check out all the fair coverage -- there will be a bit more coverage next week. Inserts this week are Blair's and Bomgaars.... Full story

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    August 6, 2020 

County sees increase of COVID cases

WORLAND – Washakie County did not have an active case of COVID-19 on Wednesday, July 29, but saw a sharp increase starting the following day that has led to nine active cases in the county as of press time on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Washakie County...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    August 6, 2020 

School board approves 17-page plan to re-open

WORLAND – Washakie County School District No. 1 Superintendent David Nicholas presented a plan to the board at a special meeting that would allow students to attend school beginning later this month. Nicholas told the board last week at a special...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 6, 2020 

Council to consider municipal court proceeding options

WORLAND – After a brief discussion to introduce the topic at Tuesday night’s regular meeting, the Worland City Council will discuss at Monday’s work session what types of hearings to allow for municipal court and if city hall is the best...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    August 6, 2020 

Washakie County commissioners discuss various road projects

WORLAND – The Washakie County commissioners met on Tuesday, Aug. 4, during their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss various road projects. The commissioners discussed with County Planner David Anderson what was required next in order to hold...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    August 6, 2020 

County clerk named Washakie County Republican of the Year

WORLAND – Washakie County Clerk Mary Grace Strauch was recognized as the Washakie County Republican of the Year at the Lincoln Day dinner on Saturday, July 25, at the Green Hills Restaurant....

 
 News    August 6, 2020 

Food relief coming Saturday, next Friday

WORLAND — Over the next week there will be two opportunities for families in Washakie County in need to find some food relief. The Food Bank of the Rockies Mobile Food Pantry returns to Worland this Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Washakie County...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 6, 2020 

Local nurse reflects on COVID work experience in Arizona

WORLAND - Five nurses from Banner Health Washakie Medical Center volunteered to take shifts in Arizona at the Banner Del E Webb Medical Center in Phoenix to help treat hospitalized patients. Brianna...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    August 6, 2020 

School boards and special districts filing period open

WORLAND – The filing period for Washakie County School Districts No. 1 and No. 2 school boards, as well as other special districts opened yesterday, Aug. 5, and continues through Aug. 24. There are three board positions available for each...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 6, 2020 

Baumstarck sisters enjoy showing together

WORLAND - Katie, 17, and Ellianna, 14, Baumstarck, both started in 4-H when they were 9 years old, and have been actively showing at the Washakie County Fair. The siblings have enjoyed some sibling...

 
 By Seth Klamann    News    August 6, 2020 

Goshen resolution opposes broad health orders

CASPER — The Goshen County commission passed a resolution Tuesday to urge its constituents to make their own health decisions and indicating it opposes health orders, both at a county and state level, that have been instituted to limit the spread... Full story

 

July 30, 2020

Check out our Washakie County Fair coverage. Inserts this week include Sutherland's, Arby's, Blair's and Bomgaars.... Full story

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    July 30, 2020

Ten Sleep board plans to move forward without masks

TEN SLEEP – The Washakie County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees met in a special session on Friday, July 24, to discuss the school’s reopening plan, and approve a shared employee with Washakie County School District No. 1. The main discus...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 30, 2020

Local Guardian Flight nurse recognized for work with Navajo Nation

WORLAND - Guardian Flight emergency flight nurse Keith Van Brunt has been recognized for his work with the Navajo Nation during the COVID-19 pandemic and nominated by a friend for a trip to Africa....

 

Ten Sleep Senior Center honored as top agency

TEN SLEEP - The Ten Sleep Senior Center earned top honors by the Wyoming Public Transit Association recently, named the WYTRANS 2020 Agency of the Year. According to a report in the WYTRANS...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    July 30, 2020

Lincoln Day Dinner sees success after rescheduling

WORLAND – The annual Lincoln Day Dinner took place at the Green Hills Restaurant on Saturday, July 25, after it was originally delayed from April 6 due to COVID-19. This dinner gives local and...

 

Veterans assistance in Big Horn, Park and Washakie counties

CHEYENNE – A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout August. Brad Cline is available to meet with veterans and their families to... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 30, 2020

Monster Trucks returns to county fair

WORLAND – The Monster Truck Insanity Tour by Live A Little Productions returns to the Washakie County Fair this Saturday for a two-hour event. Live A Little Productions CEO Skyler Neibaur said the last time they brought the Monster Truck show to...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    July 30, 2020

Commissioners to consider road changes

WORLAND – The Washakie County commissioners met on Tuesday, July 21, for their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss potential road affiliation changes, discuss language changes in the Natural Resource Plan (NRP) and receive board updates from...

 
 By Alex Kuhn    News    July 30, 2020

Madrona Road with Daniel Kosel one of seven bands playing at the Washakie County Fair

WORLAND - The show must go on. The Washakie County Fair will have live music starting tonight and going to Saturday. One of the bands playing at the fair will be Madrona Road with Daniel Kosel, taking...

 

July 23, 2020

See Senate District 20 candidate profiles inside this week's issue. Check out Bomgaar's and Blair's inserts in this week's Northern Wyoming News.... Full story

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    July 23, 2020

Drought declaration?

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met on Tuesday, July 21, at their regularly scheduled meeting and discussed the dry conditions impacting Washakie County and drafting a letter to send to Governor Mark Gordon to seek declaration of a...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    July 23, 2020

WCPH receives CARES funds; no exemption for fair yet

WORLAND – Washakie County Public Health Nurse Manager Amanda Heinemeyer reported to the county commissioners Tuesday that Washakie County Public Health (WCPH) had received $130,000 in Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 23, 2020

Godfrey honored as state vocational ag teacher of the year

WORLAND - Worland High School ag science and business teacher Grace Godfrey was honored earlier this summer as the Wyoming Vocational Ag Teachers Association Teacher of the Year. As a state award...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 23, 2020

Campaigning on city property mulled by council

WORLAND — Political campaigning in city parks came under scrutiny at Tuesday night’s Worland City Council meeting. City Attorney Kent Richins said there was a political event at Pioneer Square earlier in the evening. Clerk/Treasurer Tracy Glanz...

 

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