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September 6, 2018

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Third annual screen-free week starts Monday

WORLAND — Last year 60 students spent 16-20 hours screen-free as a way to get away from their electronic devices and spend more actual time with family and friends. Screen-free week is a program through Washakie County Public Health that started...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 6, 2018

County moves forward on 2 wilderness study areas

WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners moved ahead on two proposals made by the county’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative working group. The original goal of the WPLI group was to reach a consensus as to the use of the Wilderness Study Areas in...

 

New Ten Sleep music teacher brings years of experience

TEN SLEEP – Michael Adams, the new K-12 music teacher for Ten Sleep School brings to the table not only 20 years of teaching experience but a plethora of music knowledge having performed in...

 

September 05, 2018

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Seeking alternative funding sources

WORLAND - As budgets get tighter for school districts, teachers are finding new ways to make their classroom budgets go farther, and they are seeking the public's help. In Washakie County School...

 

Newspaper editor turns teacher for her family

TEN SLEEP – When Ten Sleep School's new 7 – 12 grade English teacher Kate Decker graduated high school she went into journalism but after having her daughter, Decker decided that the busy life of...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 5, 2018

County approves expanded court security

WORLAND – During the first meeting of the Washakie County Commission for September, the county agreed to provide matching funds to a grant to purchase enhanced security devices for the Fifth Judicial District Circuit Court facility. As presented...

 

September 04, 2018

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Examining 2017-2018 ACT scores

WORLAND — Wyoming ACT composite scores hit a six-year low according to data released last week by the Wyoming Department of Education, but Worland scores were above the state. Wyoming’s ACT composite score in reading, writing, math and science wa...

 

There is no place like home for new Ten Sleep principal

TEN SLEEP – When Levi Collins, who was working as the interim assistant principal in Ogden, Utah, learned that he was hired to be the new principal for Ten Sleep School he and his wife Savanah were...

 

Wheatland are fire grows, so does containment

WHEATLAND — The Britania Mountain Fire grew to 32,077 acres Sunday and the fire is 77 percent contained, according to Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team Black press release. The increase in acreage was primarily due to the successful completio...

 

September 01, 2018

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Friends work to provide 'Little Free Library'

WORLAND — The Friends of the Worland Library are working on setting up a Little Free Library around the community thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. Friends of the Library President Kathi Morrison and member Vickie Overcast presented...

 
 By Cyd Lass    News    September 1, 2018

Meet Worland's new band teacher

WORLAND – With the new school year starting, Washakie County School District 1 is seeing some new faces in the classroom. This year, Worland students have four new faces teaching them. Educators...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    September 1, 2018

Commissioners discuss WPLI recommendations

WORLAND – Washakie County commissioners will meet Tuesday to hear department reports, and review recommendations made by the county’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative working group with Hot Springs County commissioners. The original goal of the...

 

August 31, 2018

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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 31, 2018

Thermopolis attorney appointed district court judge

WORLAND — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Bobbi Dean Overfield to be District Court judge for the Fifth Judicial District, serving Big Horn, Hot Springs and Washakie counties. Overfield fills the vacancy that is occurring with the retirement...

 
 By Matt Volz    News    August 31, 2018

Judge declines to issue quick ruling on protecting grizzlies

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates pressed a Montana judge Thursday to restore federal protections for a group of about 700 grizzly bears and block hunting that’s set to begin this weekend, but the judge said he would not make an...

 
 By Marcus Huff    News    August 31, 2018

Washakie County receives Drug–Free federal grant

WORLAND – On Thursday, Washakie County Youth Alternatives Administrator Sheri Gunderson was notified that the county was one of three state recipients of a national Drug–Free Communities Support Program grant, awarded through the Substance Abuse...

 

August 30, 2018

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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 30, 2018

Worland continues work on school safety

WORLAND — Washakie County School District No. 1 Superintendent David Nicholas provided updates on the efforts to make the Worland schools safer. Nicholas told the board of trustees Monday night that the fencing around the shop/agriculture area has...

 

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