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 By Seth Romsa    News    September 10, 2020

Ten Sleep Council discussion centers on increased traffic to library

WORLAND – The Ten Sleep Town Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, to discuss the influx of traffic to the Ten Sleep Library, and how that has impacted the area...


Worland City Council hears reports, approves citizen request

WORLAND — City of Worland engineering representative Mike Donnell reported to the council that the Culbertson Street project is moving along well. He and Public Works Director Brian Burky said they...

 By Seth Romsa    News    September 10, 2020

Local officials express concerns about WyoLink

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met for their regularly scheduled meeting last Tuesday, Sept. 1, to discuss a new WyoLink project with Nathan Smolinski from the Wyoming Department of...


Wyoming-based suicide prevention hotline now available

A new Wyoming-based suicide prevention lifeline will strengthen the response available for state residents who find themselves in crisis, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). "If you,... Full story


Worland set to host State GOP Central Committee Meeting

WORLAND – The Washakie County Republican Party is hosting the Wyoming Republican Party State Central Committee Meeting this Friday and Saturday at the Worland Community Center Complex. The meeting...


Bighorn National Forest officials lifting Stage 1 fire restrictions

SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest forest supervisor Andrew Johnson has lifted stage 1 fire restrictions in the national forest. Stage 1 restrictions were implemented on July 20 in response to hot and dry conditions in the forest when fire danger... Full story


Flags at Half Staff for Patriot Day

Governor Orders Flags be Flown at Half Staff Statewide on Friday, September 11 CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to President Donald Trump's Proclamation, has ordered both the U.S. and... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs - Friday, Sept. 11

Eleven LCCC students have tested positive for COVID-19 CHEYENNE (WNE) – Eleven Laramie County Community College students have tested positive for COVID-19, and two of those students are exhibiting symptoms, according to college officials. By... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs - Thursday, Sept. 10

Hunters, guide found not guilty of wasting elk CODY (WNE) — Two out-of-state hunters and a local guide have been found not guilty for wasting elk, a jury determined Friday night at the Park County Courthouse. It took the jury three hours to render...


State may loosen regulations to help small Wyoming distillers

CASPER — Wyoming lawmakers are considering allowing the shipment of Wyoming-made liquor across state lines as a part of a package of bills allowing greater flexibility for the state’s small distillers amid mounting economic challenges brought on... Full story


September 3, 2020

Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend. Look for our football contest starting next week....


Council mulls solution to unsightly property

WORLAND — Worland residents Wanda and Dennis Richard, owners of property at 622 South Fifth, came before the council Tuesday night to discuss what they described as dilapidated apartments next...


State cuts impact staffing, services

WORLAND — Last week Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon announced the finalization of the first round of state budget cuts totaling more than $250 million, with an additional $80 million in cuts to...


USDA designates 6 counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas including Washakie, Big Horn, Hot Springs

BIG HORN BASIN - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated six Wyoming counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Big Horn, Hot Springs, Johnson, Natrona, Sheridan and Washakie...


Ag engineers in the making

WORLAND - Students in Grace Godfrey's ag mechanics class at Worland High School are learning about engineering within the agricultural field and the careers associated within that field. Each student...


Wyoming Sugar gears up for 2020 harvest

WORLAND — As rough as last season’s sugar beet harvest season ended, with snow and freezing temperatures, Wyoming Sugar CEO Mike Greear is excited about this year’s crop. “We have a darn good...

 By Seth Romsa    News    September 3, 2020

WMC starting to see recovery from COVID-19 restrictions

WORLAND – During their monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 25, Chief Financial Officer Jennifer McMillan informed the Washakie Medical Center Board that the Washakie Medical Center is behind budget for...

 By Seth Romsa    News    September 3, 2020

Washakie County School District No. 1 hosts town hall update after first week

WORLAND – Washakie County School District No. 1 hosted a town hall meeting via Zoom to provide an update on how the first week of school went and how activities would be conducted this fall. The...


Public meeting Sept. 9 for West River Road bridges replacement project

WORLAND - A public meeting has been scheduled for Sept. 9 concerning a 2021-22 project to reconstruct three bridges on WY433 near Worland. The 6:30 p.m. public meeting will be held at the Washakie...


Game and Fish Commission set to meet in Thermopolis

CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission’s next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 9 in Thermopolis. The public is invited to attend in person or via ZOOM video conferencing and will have a chance to comment on each specific agenda item and can... Full story

 By Seth Romsa    News    September 3, 2020

Library discussions centered on reducing costs

WORLAND – The Washakie County Commissioners met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 1, to discuss the value engineering list set forth regarding the new Washakie County Library b...

 By Tom Coulter    News    September 3, 2020

Revenue Committee rejects multiple tax proposals amid historic budget shortfall

CHEYENNE – With Wyoming bracing for its largest revenue decline in state history, lawmakers rejected every tax-raising proposal on their agenda during a committee meeting Tuesday. Due to long-term declines in its energy industries and the economic... Full story

 By Tom Coulter    News    September 3, 2020

Lawmakers advance bills to help agribusinesses, meat processing facilities

CHEYENNE — Lawmakers advanced legislation Friday aiming to boost the state’s meat processing facilities and provide more financial relief to agriculture industries. But the ultimate call on whether to stand up such programs will be left to Gov.... Full story

 By Tom Coulter    News    September 3, 2020

Budget cuts could throw State Public Defender's office back into constitutional crisis

CHEYENNE — Just a few months removed from a Supreme Court decision forced by heavy caseloads and understaffing for the agency, the Wyoming Public Defender’s office could soon be thrust into another constitutional crisis, thanks to the 10% budget... Full story


Black bear areas 1 and 2 closed

Sheridan - Black bear hunters are alerted that the fall black bear season in hunt areas 1 and 2 closed at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. The closed areas are located in the northern Bighorn Mountains. The 2020 fall black bear hunting season... Full story


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