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Brewfest tonight kicks off BBQ and bluegrass festival
There will be six barbecue food vendors selling food, in addition to wine from the Elks, beer from American Legion, desserts from St. Alban’s Episcopal Church and carnival-style food from O.W.L. Unlimited.
BREAKING NEWS: Type 3 team ordered
According to Cindy Wertz with the Bureau of Land Management, the fire as of Tuesday morning had burned 1,500 acres and was 0 percent contained. She said the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
School district begins with new leaders, staff
“It’s hard to believe it is August already, when school bells toll the start of a new school year. For parents-guardians it means it is time to set order back into the household when the evening routine revolves around the phrase, ‘It is a school night.’ Students are excited and anxious to reconn
Controlled burn leads to complete loss
WORLAND – A controlled burn, which appeared to be out, was reignited by high winds Sunday evening, causing a complete loss of the home of Larry Costalez on U.S. Highway 20 north of Worland. No injuries were caused by the fire.
Ten Sleep considers constructing vocational building
After explaining his thoughts about the parameters of the building, he asked the board for any additional ideas they might have, if they decided to move forward. “The parameters that I have in mind for this is that the vocational building would have two classrooms, male and female restrooms, shop ar
Third annual Battle of the Bands Friday
Sheryl Ley, WCCC marketing director, said there are four new acts vying for first-place prize of $1,000 this year with a total of six musical acts competing.
School board discusses firearm policy
Monday evening during the August Ten Sleep School Board meeting, board members heard from Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness and Ten Sleep School Attorney Scott Kolpitcke about the firearm policy, which would allow certain staff members to conceal carry during school, before first reading.
Big ride around Yellowstone starts in Cody
Barry Cole of Minneapolis, Minn., changes a tire inner tube at the Cycle Greater Yellowstone campsite at the Park County Complex on Saturday.REBECCA NOBLE
Controlled burn leads to house fire in northern Wyoming
WORLAND, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say high winds reignited a controlled burn at a property north of Worland, resulting in the complete loss of a house.
State candidates visit Worland voters
WORLAND - The Worland Business & Professional Women's organization hosted a non-partisan candidate forum Thursday evening at the Worland Community Center, where candidates for local and state offices gathered to introduce themselves, and hand out information.
Color Me Pink run returns Saturday
In previous years, from 2013 to 2015, Teresa Seidel, the lead mammography tech with the Washakie Medical Center has hosted the Color Me Pink fun run as a way to promote breast cancer awareness. This year, after two years of it being set aside over funding, Seidel has been asked to put it on once aga
Christopherson rides ’80s car to victory in derby
Christopherson won the $500 purse for having the top car in the ’80s class, then turned an invitation to join the big boys for the limited weld class final into an even bigger payoff, capturing the $2,000 top prize by outlasting Mick Gonzalez, who walked away with the $1,000 second-place prize.
EMT training helps in all walks of life
Washakie County Ambulance Service Director Luke Sypherd stated that EMT basic training is a great stepping stone for not only careers and advancement in the medical field but also in a variety of other professions. "If people want to be career firefighters; career firefighters now are pretty much pa
Cause of 7 fires under investigation
WORLAND – Over the weekend, starting Thursday evening, seven different fires kept fire personnel from Big Horn County, Washakie County and Bureau of Land Management busy.
County considers limiting roads to locals only
WORLAND – Washakie County Commissioners met Tuesday to review the tax levies for 2018-19, and consider a plan to restrict two county roads to local traffic only, enforced by ordinance.
EON NRG announces Powder River Basin drill prospect
Eon NRG Limited announced that it has acquired its first lease in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming as part of the Company's exploration and development strategy. The lease, covers an area of 640 acres in Converse County, Wyoming (see Figure 1 in link below). The exploration rights are leased from the
Commission to discuss WPLI recommendations
WORLAND – The Washakie County Commission will meet today to review department reports, evaluate tax levies, and hear from one member regarding recommendations for county wilderness areas.
Museum hosts trip to see Kirwin
Meeteetse Museums hosts its free annual field trip to Kirwin, the ghost mining town, Saturday starting at 10:30 a.m.Tour participants should meet at the museum by 7:45 a.m. for instructions and also to arrange for a ride with another guest if one is needed (or available). The tour leaves at 8 a.m. s
Karla's Kolumn: Is Worland ready to grow?
How do you grow a city? That’s a question facing the city of Worland as they fight to keep the population above 5,000 in order to hold on to federal Urban Systems funding.
Vote releases Honeycombs from wilderness protection
WORLAND — Washakie County’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) Advisory Committee met Wednesday at the Washakie County Extension Office, in a final move to end a year-long consensus process, and send to the commissioners three recommendations to determine best-use for county wilderness study are