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NEWS BRIEFS for Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020

Coal tax losses in Lincoln County top $1.2 million AFTON (WNE) — Lincoln County Treasurer Jerry Greenfield released a report at the end of the year summarizing the first losses associated with the shutdown of the coal power plant in Kemmerer....

 

December 26 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Blair's and Bomgaar's inserts inside this week's issue both online and print....

 

Wyoming News Briefs Dec. 25

Donors pay off school lunch debt CODY — Cody School District nutrition director Gen Sheets was in shock – in a week, multiple anonymous donors wiped clean all of the student meal debt across the district just before the start of Christmas break....

 

Wyoming News Briefs, Dec. 24

Job deaths up in 2018 CODY (WNE) — The deadly wreck on the Chief Joseph Highway construction project in October 2018 was part of an uptick in occupational fatalities in Wyoming for the year. The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming...

 

Investigation finds no tie between fracking, water contamination

CASPER — A state investigation released Monday found no evidence linking fracking to contaminated groundwater east of Pavillion, confirming conclusions published in a previous water quality study. The report, conducted by the Wyoming Department of...

 

UW, Nichols argue over whether investigation was proper

RIVERTON — A court filing made Friday, Dec. 20 from the University of Wyoming disputes the characterization from former UW President Laurie Nichols’s attorney that suggests an alleged investigation into Nichols’s behavior occurred “directly...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 26, 2019

Miller sentenced to at least 50 years in State Penitentiary on sexual assault of minor

WORLAND – Former Worland man Jason Miller received a sentence of 50 to 100 years imprisonment following a sentencing hearing in the Fifth Judicial District Court in Worland on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Miller, 43, was found guilty of three felonies by a...

 

First Day hikes set for area parks

THERMOPOLIS — In what is becoming an increasingly popular New Year’s Day activity – regardless of the temperature – Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails hosts “First Day Hikes,” a perfect way for Wyoming residents and visitors...

 

December 19, 2019

Check out our Santa Letter Edition inside this week's issue Inserts this week include Blair's and Bomgaar's available online and in the print editions....

 

Down time brings unique project to Sky Aviation

WORLAND - There is a saying that necessity is the mother of invention. While this usually applies to new inventions it can also apply to businesses who reinvent themselves or as in the case of Sky...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 19, 2019

Commissioners show initial support for new pipeline initiative

WORLAND — The Washakie County Commissioners intend to offer their support for the governor’s Wyoming Pipeline Corridor Initiative (WPCI) after discussion at their regular meeting Tuesday. The discussion began with members who attended a recent...

 

Hot Springs County spreading the word on the census

THERMOPOLIS — While most people, towns and counties are not thinking about the 2020 census until 2020 actually rolls around, folks in Hot Springs County have been spreading the word about the importance of the census for the past six months. Judy...

 

Mayor Gill announces bid for re-election

By KARLA POMEROY Editor WORLAND — Worland Mayor Jim Gill announced his intention to seek re-election to a second term. The announcement came during Tuesday’s regular council meeting. Gill was elected to his first term in 2016. At Tuesday’s...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 19, 2019

Worland school board officers retain current positions

WORLAND – At the short pre-Christmas break school board meeting on Monday night, the Worland school board members voted to retain their current positions on the school board as they were last year. Don Bryant was nominated and voted to remain as...

 

December 12, 2019

Check out these inserts inside this week's issue -- Blair's and Bomgaars (print and online), Family Dollar (print only). FUN FACT: Did you know that bamboo grows so fast it's measured in miles per hour....

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    December 12, 2019

Ten Sleep passes amended fireworks ordinance

TEN SLEEP – The Ten Sleep Town Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Dec. 3, and passed the modified version of a previously-introduced ordinance to allow fireworks to be discharged in town limits, during major federal holidays. Original...

 

THREE-PEAT: WHS Drama Club wins third straight state title

WORLAND - For the third straight year and the fourth time in six years, the Worland High School Drama Club won the Class 3A State Sweepstakes Championship and hoisted the trophy around town on the...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 12, 2019

Local resident's donation for library totals $1 million

WORLAND – Longtime Worland resident and longtime visitor of the Washakie County Library Mike Healy has donated $1 million for the Washakie County Commissioners to use at their discretion in the...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 12, 2019

Worland school board performance on attendance impresses at state conference

WORLAND – Everything started a few years ago when Washakie County School District No. 1 Board President Don Bryant overheard a student talking to a friend in Taco Johns about how she was going to drop out of school. Bryant intervened to try and fig...

 

Dumpster decoration project moving forward

WORLAND — A project that was first discussed two years ago in November 2017 has taken on new life with the Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission moving forward with an idea to decorate downtown dumpsters. The BAPC had approached the council...

 

Garden organizers seek funding for geodesic dome

WORLAND - As a way to extend the growing season Worland Community Garden organizers are seeking funding to construct a geodesic dome next spring. According to AmeriCorps Vista volunteer and garden...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    December 12, 2019

Fair Board member to leave at end of term

WORLAND – The Washakie County Fair Board met Monday night and discussed getting more organized for the future, and ensuring that responsibilities are communicated with the Washakie County Extension office. The meeting ended with fair board chair...

 

Final stage of Paxton Berm project nears completion

WORLAND - A project that has been two years in the making since ice jam and runoff flooding eroded the Paxton Berm in 2017 is nearing completion. Washakie County Conservation District Executive...

 

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