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 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    March 28, 2024

Area Easter festivities planned

Easter is this Sunday and all the usual Easter egg hunting grounds in Washakie County will be welcoming guests once again. The Worland Aquatic Center, having missed last year, will once again welcome guests for an egg hunt on Saturday, March 30....

 
 By GRACE WALHUS    News    March 28, 2024

Women's History Month feature: Library director Karen Funk

With origins dating back to 1981, Women's History Month is a chance to celebrate and recognize the achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields, according...

 

Helmsley Charitable Trust grants help area hospitals purchase state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment

Banner Washakie Medical Center, Cody Regional Health and Hot Springs Health in Thermopolis were among hospitals that received a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust for...

 
 By GRACE WALHUS    News    March 28, 2024

Forest Service continues camping limits in Bighorn NF

U.S. Forest Service Powder River District Ranger Thad Berrett attended the Washakie County Commissioners meeting on March 19 to give the county an update on the district’s policies, ongoing projects and activities. According to Berrett, the B...

 

Creeks tainted by drilling unable to sustain aquatic life, regulators say

Wyoming DEQ acknowledges years of built-up pollution from Moneta Divide field but has no plan to remove black sludge 6 feet deep Two creeks tainted by decades of dumping from Moneta Divide oilfield dr...

 

March 21, 2024

Stories from the 2024 Wyoming Legislative Budget Session, local news and a spotlight on mental health....

 
 By GRACE WALHUS    News    March 21, 2024

Legislation prioritizes school choice, parental rights

During the 2024 Wyoming Budget Session in Cheyenne Feb. 12 to March 8, the House and Senate worked on a number of bills related to public education in Wyoming, with legislation ranging from solidifying parental rights to supporting school choice....

 
 By GRACE WALHUS    News    March 21, 2024

County offers first aid courses to employees

Public Health Nursing Manager Amanda Heinemeyer attended the Washakie County Commissioner meeting on Tuesday, March 19 to discuss the opportunity to offer basic first aid and CPR courses to all Washakie County employees. Heinemeyer said she received...

 
 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    March 21, 2024

Counseling centers merge April 1

Cloud Peak Counseling Center in Worland is set to undergo a merger with Big Horn Basin Counseling Services in Basin and Lovell and Yellowstone Behavioral Health Center in Cody and Powell to become the Oxbow Center, a single mental health service prov...

 
 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    March 21, 2024

Hot Springs County School District No. 1 Celebration for top 10 test scores

During the March 14 meeting of the Hot Springs School District No. 1 Board of Trustees, a celebration was held to recognize educators whose classes achieved top 10 scores in Wyoming in either the ACT or Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress tests...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    March 21, 2024

Getting mentally fit: Fair full of testimonials, helpful hints

Judging by the number of people who attended, and the wealth of information dispensed. The Mental Fitness Fair in Worland Saturday, was, by all accounts, a success. A large crowd gathered at the...

 

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March 14, 2024

Local news, celebrating community members and spring sports updates!...

 
 By GRACE WALHUS    News    March 14, 2024

Mental Fitness Fair this weekend

This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Worland Community Center, the community is invited to a free event focusing on mental and physical wellness and forming healthy habits and relationships. By hosting these awareness events, Big Horn Basin...

 
 By GRACE WALHUS    News    March 14, 2024

Lawley wraps up first budget session; Worland legislator to seek second term

The 2024 Wyoming legislative budget session ended late in the evening on Friday, March 8, according to Representative Martha Lawley (R-HD27, Worland). “It was an action-packed session and I appreciate the hard work of my colleagues as we navigated o...

 
 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    March 14, 2024

Budget reaches concurrency, session closed

The Wyoming Legislature’s 2024 Budget Session came to a close after 20 days in session on March 8. Although some were skeptical that the budget would be finalized by that day, both House and Senate were able to come to an agreement and passed a b...

 
 By GRACE WALHUS    News    March 14, 2024

Nonprofit shares resources to bring awareness to suicides, substance abuse

Started by Nicole Underwood, along with Amber Madison and Basin resident Mindy Shaw, Hashtag Success Over Suicide (#SOS) is a recently founded nonprofit supplying resources to community members in...

 
 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    March 14, 2024

Hot Springs County making a push for state shooting complex

By Hot Springs County submitted a formal request for proposal to be considered for the location of the State Shooting Complex. Hot Springs County Commissioner Paul Galovich said he first got wind about the complex from Hot Springs County...

 

Free youth Virtual Career Fair March 19

High school and middle school students are encouraged to hop online Tuesday, March 19, for an interactive virtual career night organized by the University of Wyoming Extension. Hosted on Zoom, the annual event offers an opportunity for young people t...

 
 By SEAN MORTIMER    News    March 14, 2024

'Communication issues' discussed at WCSD2 board meeting

Visitor input during the March 11 Washakie County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees meeting was dominated by an issue of communication between school officials and community members. First to...

 

Cody Region Game and Fish invites the public to 2024 season setting meetings

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct six open-house meetings throughout the Big Horn Basin and one final meeting in Cody to discuss 2024 hunting season proposals for small game, game birds and big game. During the open houses, Game and...

 

March 7 2023

Local news, award winners, a new business and more....

 
 By GRACE WALHUS    News    March 7, 2024

County negotiates on Red Vista Village II development

Ten Sleep developer Cole Smith and his attorney David Clark attended the Washakie County Commissioner meeting on Tuesday, with the intention of attaining final plat approval for Red Vista Village II. However, according to Interim Washakie County...

 
 By GRACE WALHUS    News    March 7, 2024

Abortion regulation bill heads to governor

On Monday, March 4, the Wyoming House and Senate worked against the clock as they were met with crucial deadlines that would impact numerous bills and the 2025-26 biennium budget. BILLS According to Rep. Martha Lawley (R-Worland), Monday, March 4...

 

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