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October 13, 2022

Check out our salute to our Worland firefighters on B6-B7....

 
 By Stephen Dow    News    October 13, 2022

With fewer wearing masks in use, influenza cases expected to rise

CODY — After two years of fewer-than-normal influenza cases due to public health measures implemented during the Covid-19 pandemic, local health officials are expecting the virus to come back in force this flu season. “The last few years there... Full story

 

Wire burning leads to felony charges and hefty restitution

THERMOPOLIS — The combined efforts of Bureau of Land Management Wyoming, North Wind Construction Services, and the Hot Springs County Sherriff’s Office led to the conviction of two individuals charged with felony depredation of federal lands....

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    October 13, 2022

Indigenous Peoples Day a celebration of unity

WORLAND — The 2022 Indigenous Peoples Day at the Washakie Museum & Cultural Center Saturday brought together many cultures to listen and to dance. Washakie Museum & Cultural Center Executive Directo...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    October 13, 2022

Annual Hunter Fest Friday in Ten Sleep

WORLAND — Before pickups carrying hunters’ big game harvest become a regular sight in Ten Sleep, hunters will have an opportunity for fellowship, food and an overall good time. In its 27th iteration this year, Ten Sleep Hunter Fest will kick off...

 

October 6, 2022

Giant Pumpkins, new teachers, local sports and more inside....

 
 By Maggie Mullen    News    October 6, 2022

Attorneys to Hageman: Letter not a threat, just a plea for the rule of law

A coalition of Wyoming attorneys condemning Harriet Hageman’s false statements about the 2020 election delivered a followup letter to the congressional candidate’s law office Friday. Originally, a group of 41 legal professionals wrote Hageman, a... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 6, 2022

Washakie County launches 'Operation Green Light' in support of veterans

WORLAND - The Washakie County Commissioners approved a resolution in support of Operation Green Light during their regular meeting on Tuesday. Commissioner Terry Wolf, a veteran, said he heard about...

 

Project begins to replace 3 bridges on West River Road

WORLAND - A two-year project has started to replace three bridges and reconstruct a small piece of Wyoming Highway 433 (West River Road) roadway near Worland. "The $10.245 million project includes...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 6, 2022

Records broken at giant pumpkin weigh-off and drop

WORLAND — Records were set before a record crowd at Saturday’s 11th annual Wyoming Championship Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off. The giant pumpkin weigh-off started at Lungren’s Pumpkin Patch and moved...

 

September 29, 2022

Check out the hunting special section inside this week's issue....

 

No easy fixes in sight for Wyo's statewide housing shortage

SHOSHONI-Up until the last few years, many residents of this town of 600 people near the east bank of Boysen Reservoir believed their community was dying out. The median age was 55. Businesses had... Full story

 

Circle J Ranch holds annual Apple Fest this weekend

WORLAND – Circle J Ranch in Ten Sleep will be holding their annual Apple Fest this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. According to Circle J Camp Coordinator Jackie Denison, Apple Fest is an opportunity for the community to come together and have a,...

 

Death Notices

John Taylor Watts Army veteran John Taylor Watts, 73, of Worland passed away Sept. 18, 2022 at his home. He was born on April 16, 1949 in Petersburg, Virginia. Donald Raymond Conway Donald Raymond Conway, 77, passed away on Sept. 24, 2022, in... Full story

 

Three die in head-on collision Saturday

THERMOPOLIS — On Saturday, Sept. 24, a fatal crash occurred at milepost 121.4 on US 20 south of Thermopolis, Wyoming.  Around 10 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a motor vehicle collision. A 2016 Cadillac Escalade was headed...

 

Worland Shooting Complex offers something for beginning and advanced shooters

WORLAND - Last week Worland High School physical education classes spent time outdoors learning how to safely shoot 20-gauge shotguns at the Worland Shooting Complex. "That's one of our main goals,...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    September 29, 2022

Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning reviews residential camper exemptions

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission explored several loopholes in city ordinances that currently allow people to stay in recreational vehicles on city streets indefinitely. Monday’s discussion, which came during the...

 

Businesses, volunteers honored by chamber

WORLAND - The Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce honored businesses and volunteers at the 2022 awards banquet Friday night, Sept. 23. The awards night was the first since an awards luncheon in...

 

Washakie Twin Cinemas to re-open under new ownership

WORLAND - A Ten Sleep family looking to reduce drive time to see a movie and to provide something for the community is working to re-open the Washakie Twin Cinemas. Marc and Chasity Dykstra purchased...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    September 29, 2022

11th annual pumpkin drop looks to be a smash

11th annual pumpkin drop looks to be a smash By ZACH SPADT Staff Reporter WORLAND - Orange thumbs from around the state and region will descend on Worland this weekend to compete for bragging rights...

 

September 22, 2022

Check out photos from the Worland homecoming celebration inside this week's edition.... Full story

 

Guernsey military academy closure draws concern

CHEYENNE – The unexpected closure of a military-like academy for Wyoming high schoolers in Guernsey drew concern and sadness, sentiments that were universally expressed among all of the stakeholders who reacted to the closure.  Some thought the... Full story

 

Washakie County 4-H educator earns regional, national recognition

LARAMIE - University of Wyoming Extension 4-H educators from Washakie, Campbell and Teton counties received national and regional recognition for their innovative 2022 programming. Awards will be...

 
 By ZACH SPADT    News    September 22, 2022

One hurdle remains for Worland chicken ordinance

WORLAND — Worland residents would be allowed to have chickens within the next month if a proposed ordinance passes the city council on its third and final reading. On Tuesday, city council members unanimously passed Ordinance 856 on second reading....

 

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