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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...

 

Plague confirmed in Sheridan County cat

SHERIDAN — A Sheridan County cat has recently been confirmed as infected with plague, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). No human cases have been identified in the area. The cat’s home is in Big Horn and the animal is known to...

 

Wyo. delegation, NNA applauds decision to end tariffs that hurt local newspapers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and Congresswoman Liz Cheney, all R-Wyo., applauded the decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) Wednesday that reversed the tariffs on uncoated groundwood paper...

 

August 29, 2018

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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 29, 2018

Worland school board mulls early release on Fridays

WORLAND — Last year the Washakie County School District No. 1 board briefly considered early release on Fridays as they began developing the 2018-2019 calendar for Worland schools. The idea seems to have gained interest this year as work begins on...

 

Rawlins latest city to examine ties to Bank of the West

RAWLINS (WNE) — Bank of the West could soon lose the Rawlins City Council’s support and funds, following the corporate decision to withdraw their own support from oil, gas and tobacco tied companies.  City Council currently has an estimated $9 m...

 
 By Cyd Lass    News    August 29, 2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters receives AmeriCorps grant

WORLAND – Recently, Gov. Matt Mead announced that Wyoming has been awarded $746,730 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS). The grants are to support 140 AmeriCorps members across the state that help serve...

 

August 28, 2018

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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 28, 2018

School safety issues involve more than just guns

WORLAND — Schools in Wyoming are now in full swing for the 2018-2019 school year and along with focusing on education many districts are still working on new security measures. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow weighed in on...

 

Firefighters respond to small fire in wilderness

GREYBULL — Bighorn National Forest firefighters responded to a wildfire in the Cloud Peak Wilderness on Aug. 24. A 1/8-acre fire, likely caused by lightning was located ¼-mile east of Granite Lake in the Paint Rock Creek drainage. The fire had bur...

 

Wyoming unemployment rises to 3.8 percent in July

CHEYENNE — The Research & Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services reported last week that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly from 3.7 percent in June to 3.8 percent in July (not a statist...

 

August 25, 2018

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Authorities: Multiple dead in shooting at Jacksonville mall

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities are reporting multiple people dead and "many transported" to hospitals after a mass shooting at a riverfront mall in Jacksonville that was hosting a...

 

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