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 News    May 21, 2020 

May 21, 2020

Please check out our special Worland High School graduation section, our tribute to veterans for Memorial Day and our recognition of Ten Sleep graduates....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 21, 2020 

9 COVID-19 cases in Worland senior living facility

WORLAND — Nine cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been confirmed among residents and staff at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) initially reported on Sunday. On Sunday, the WDH...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 21, 2020 

Few file early for local races; three file for Senate District 20

WORLAND — Filing is fast and furious for federal and state legislative offices but few for local offices. Current Washakie County Commissioner Aaron Anderson has filed for re-election for another four-year term. Filing continues through next...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 21, 2020 

Worland City Council addresses parked business trailers in new ordinance

WORLAND — The Worland City Council approved on first reading Tuesday night an ordinance that would allow businesses to park a trailer on city streets in front of their residence for an indefinite time. Current city code only allows residents to par...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    May 21, 2020 

Love of music unites senior choir for one last performance

WORLAND – Each year the Marshazz choir group at Worland High School has a senior song that they sing at the final concert. However, with all school events being canceled since mid-March due to the...

 
 News    May 21, 2020 

Sixty years and counting: Berta & Phil count their blessings

Considering each other to be a true gift of God, Phil and Berta Mills celebrate the 60th anniversary of their wedding today (Thursday, May 21). For the first time they will not be surrounded by...

 
 News    May 21, 2020 

14 Chief Washakie FFA seniors earn State FFA Degree

WORLAND — Even though the Wyoming State FFA Convention has been cancelled, awards are still being handed out. With that being said, the Chief Washakie FFA Chapter is excited to announce that 14 of its senior FFA members have earned their Wyoming...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    May 21, 2020 

Legislators approve three bills in final day of special session

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Legislature’s first special session since 2004 ended Saturday night with three bills headed to the desk of Gov. Mark Gordon for his consideration, as lawmakers wrapped up their initial attempts to respond to issues related...

 
 News    May 21, 2020 

Attempting to keep with tradition

Washakie County School District No. 2 Board Member Jared Lyman presents Ten Sleep valedictorian Zayne Cooper with his diploma Sunday night during the graduation ceremony at the Ten Sleep Rodeo...

 
 News    May 21, 2020 

Rolling in to the future

Ten Sleep High School's 2020 graduation included some virtual speeches, spectators watching in vehicles and ended with toilet paper toss and fireworks. Throwing toilet paper instead of confetti are...

 
 News    May 21, 2020 

Smile and wave

WHS senior Willow Boulden waves to the crowd during the WHS graduation parade on May 17 in Worland....

 
 News    May 21, 2020 

BLM asks visitors to recreate responsibly and safely on public lands during Memorial Day weekend

WASHINGTON— With Memorial Day weekend approaching, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) asks visitors to follow state and local public health guidance, come prepared, be flexible, and respect other users as well as natural and cultural resources on...

 
 News    May 21, 2020 

Emergency Medical Services Week proclaimed this week

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon proclaimed this week as Emergency Medical Services Week. According to the proclamation, “In Wyoming, with the theme, “EMS Strong: Ready Today, Preparing for...

 
 News    May 21, 2020 

Memorial Day services this Monday in Worland, Ten Sleep

WASHAKIE COUNTY — The American Legion Post 44 will again be observing Memorial Day, this Monday, with ceremonies in Worland and Ten Sleep. There ceremonies will be similar to those in years past, with once exception, social distancing will be...

 
 News    May 21, 2020 

Governor orders flags be flown at half staff statewide on Memorial Day May 25

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Donald Trump's Proclamation, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide from sunrise through...

 

May 14, 2020

The 2019-2020 Arts and Academics section is inside this week's issue, featuring clubs and organizations from Ten Sleep and Worland high schools. Look for the graduation section next week....

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    May 14, 2020

Ten Sleep council approves first budget reading

TTEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep Town Council met in a special meeting on Wednesday, May 6, after an election on Tuesday to determine the new mayor and council members. The council approved a first reading of the budget for the 2020-21 year, and noted...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    May 14, 2020

Committee advances bill establishing grant, loan programs ahead of special session

CHEYENNE – With the end of the financial turbulence caused by the COVID-19 pandemic nowhere in sight, Wyoming business owners and their employees could soon gain a boost. When the Wyoming Legislature meets in a mixed format for its special...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 14, 2020

Filing for federal, state, local offices begins today

WORLAND — The filing period for federal, state, county and municipal offices begins today (Thursday, May 14) and ends May 29. Candidates for federal and state offices should file at the Secretary of State’s office, county and precinct committee...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 14, 2020

Council limits overtime due to budget concerns

WORLAND — With a decline in revenue anticipated for the 2020-21 fiscal year, the Worland City Council approved a motion last Tuesday to disallow any overtime pay. The issue was brought up by budget committee member and council member Mike Neufer....

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    May 14, 2020

Different types of graduations this Sunday

WASHAKIE COUNTY – Both Washakie County School Districts No. 1 and No. 2 are set to host a different type of graduation this weekend in order to honor the graduates of the 2020 class in a public mann...

 
 By George Horvath    News    May 14, 2020

In tough times, Washakie Medical Center CEO is optimistic

WORLAND – Two months of COVID-19 restrictions have led to a steep decline in revenues at Banner Health Washakie Medical Center, according to Chief Financial Officer Jennifer McMillan. McMillan gave her report to WMC’s Board of Trustees in their...

 

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