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 News    July 9, 2020 

July 09, 2020

Washakie County has had three new COVID cases in 24 hours. Please be safe and stay healthy. This week look for inserts from Blair's, Bomgaars and print subscribers will also see Sutherland's and University of Wyoming Extension Barnyards and...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    July 9, 2020 

Absentee ballot voting underway

WORLAND – Absentee ballots for the primary elections are available up until the day before the primary election on Aug. 17 at 5 p.m. through the Washakie County clerk’s office According to County Clerk Mary Grace Strauch, absentee ballots may be...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 9, 2020 

County sees first new cases in over a month

WORLAND — After going more than a month without a positive COVID-19 community case (June 1) or a case from the outbreak at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center (June 4), Washakie County reported its 35th case on Tuesday, July 7. Two...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    July 9, 2020 

Commissioners to seek library contractors for renovation project

WORLAND – The Washakie County commissioners met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 7, to discuss the process of seeking contractor bids for the new Washakie County Library renovation project. The commissioners decided to begin...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 9, 2020 

Wyoming Thunder Run stopping in Worland Saturday

WORLAND — Several requests for events this weekend were approved by the Worland City Council, including closing a block of Seventh Street for the Wyoming Thunder Run. Bruce Briggs from the Rendezvous Lounge came to the council at the Worland...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 9, 2020 

Nowoodstock XX rescheduled for 2021 due to COVID

WORLAND — The 20th Nowoodstock music festival in Ten Sleep will have to wait a year with organizer Pat O’Brien announcing Monday that he is rescheduling the 20th event for Aug. 13-15, 2021. In a statement to the Northern Wyoming News and on...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    July 9, 2020 

Increase to ambulance budget approved for paramedic

WORLAND — The Washakie County commissioners listened to a request from Washakie County Ambulance Director Luke Sypherd for a potential increase to the ambulance department’s budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The original county budget...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 9, 2020 

Owens named State Public Transit Dispatcher of Year

WORLAND - Worland Public Transportation/Worland Senior Citizen Center's dispatcher Patricia Owens was honored as the Wyoming Public Transit Association Dispatcher of the Year. She was "totally...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 9, 2020 

District technology coordinator works through many changes

WORLAND - After 13 years as the Washakie County School District No. 1 technology coordinator and 40 years overall of service to the district, Kathy Wise retired June 12. Wise has been the district...

 
 News    July 9, 2020 

Main Street Thermopolis selected for façade program; participates in Shop Smart, Shop Safe

THERMOPOLIS - Despite many events having to be canceled this summer, Main Street Thermopolis has been busy. The summer started out with the news that Main Street America had selected three Wyoming...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    July 9, 2020 

Uptick in drug trafficking and use in Washakie County

WORLAND – At the Washakie Prevention Coalition (WPC) meeting on Thursday, June 25, both Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness and Worland Police Chief Gabe Elliott reported an increase in drug and substance abuse throughout Washakie County....

 
 News    July 9, 2020 

The Mail Must Go Through

Pony Express riders James Scott, Chuck Powell, Bryony Volin, Anna Powell, Amy Reid, Jamy Cabre, Andrea Carter, Candy Treanor, Tyler Greer, Caitlin Youngquist, Sam Funk, (hidden: Katy Rogers, Olivia...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    July 9, 2020 

Nearly 75 years of rodeo for long-time Ten Sleep resident

TEN SLEEP – Derald Cheeney, 85, has been a resident of Ten Sleep since his parents moved to town just a month after his birth, and has attended nearly every single year of the Ten Sleep Rodeo since...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    July 9, 2020 

Gordon says Occidental bid above board

GILLETTE — Gov. Mark Gordon is defending a decision by the State Loan and Investment Board to go ahead with a state bid for a package of assets owned by Occidental Petroleum. The company bought the property and other Wyoming assets as part of its...

 
 By C.J. BAKER    News    July 9, 2020 

Cody Stampede crowds down, competitors up

POWELL - Amid the current pandemic, attendance at both the Cody Stampede rodeo and parade sank significantly from typical years. However, "it seemed like, all in all, it went well," Stampede Board mem...

 
 News    July 9, 2020 

Northwest College students, faculty will have to wear masks

POWELL (WNE) — Northwest College students, faculty, and staff will be required to wear masks when they come back to campus in the fall, according to a reopening plan the board of trustees approved Monday. The plan outlines procedures under various...

 
 News    July 9, 2020 

Information sought on mule deer dumped near Worland

CODY- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information on a buck mule deer that was illegally shot and left to waste near Worland. Worland Game Warden Matt Lentsch began an investigation...

 

July 02, 2020

Happy Fourth of July. Have a safe and fun holiday. Read about Ten Sleep festivities in this week's issues. Inserts this week include Blair's, Bomgaars and Arby's...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 2, 2020

Board mulls COVID-19 fair guidelines

WORLAND — The shows will go on. That was the final word from the Washakie County Fair Board Monday night at a special meeting. After a nearly two-hour discussion on COVID-19 safety protocols for the upcoming Fair July 25-Aug. 1, the Washakie...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    July 2, 2020

75th Ten Sleep Fourth of July Rodeo highlights holiday festivities

TEN SLEEP – Despite many events and large gatherings being cancelled around the state due to COVID-19, the 75th edition of the Ten Sleep Fourth of July Rodeo is set to take place on Friday and Saturday July 3 and 4, along with a wide range of other...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    July 2, 2020

Truman returns to Ten Sleep Council; budget passes final reading

WORLAND – The Ten Sleep Town Council met in a special mid-month June meeting on Tuesday, June 23, and appointed a familiar face back to the council. At the start of the meeting, the council voted to appoint Amy Truman back to the council, Truman...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 2, 2020

Guardsman says thanks to Worland schools for helping Kosovo students

WORLAND -Wyoming Army National Guard Capt Eli Varney, returned to Worland this week to visit family and to say thank you to the Worland and Big Horn Basin schools who sent supplies for the...

 

Venable replaces Pfrangle on Transportation Commission

CHEYENNE - Gov. Mark Gordon appointed Greg Venable of Worland to the Wyoming Transportation Commission to replace retiring Commissioner Louie Pfrangle. Venable will represent Commission District 5,...

 
 By Seth Romsa    News    July 2, 2020

July Fourth holiday safety reminders

The Fourth of July is a holiday to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United States from England nearly 250 years ago, but is typically one of the busiest times for law enforcement. Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness...

 

Paying It Forward

With the Wyoming Championship BBQ and Bluegrass Festival canceled this year due to COVID-19, the festival committee looked for guidance on what to do with the community support grant from Rocky...

 

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