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City Attorney Kent Richins spoke to the Worland City Council about confusion surrounding the Snow Removal Ordinance that was up for a second reading on Tuesday Evening. After February’s first meeting — both Richins and Director of Public Works Brian Burky got a number of calls about the potential impacts of the ordinance. One of…

Additional Council business included the approval of liquor licenses for local establishments and businesses — all received approval — for a full list of entities receiving liquor license renewals — visit cityofworland.org. City Engineer Mike Donnell is in the final week of preparing the State Loan and Investment Board application for the Culbertson Street Project.…

The University of Wyoming’s online professional child development program was ranked second among the 15 best early childhood education degree online bachelor’s programs for 2019 by the Bachelors Degree Center. To determine the ranking, the Bachelors Degree Center searched for accredited programs and ranked them based on cost, reputation and salary expectations. UW’s program was…

Fire and Emergency signs were back on the agenda for the Washakie County Commissioners during Tuesday’s meeting. Commission Chairman Fred Frandson opened the discussion highlighting the confusion regarding sign placement at the entrance of County roads, subdivisions and private lanes. The hope is to find a solution that will benefit the property owners and assist…

A national survey finds that University of Wyoming students have more interaction with faculty members, spend more time preparing for class and receive more encouragement to participate in campus activities than students at other public universities in the region. The National Survey of Student Engagement has been administered every three years at UW but, starting…

Wyoming saw job growth across many sectors according to numbers released by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. From second quarter 2017 to second quarter 2018 — employment rose by 2,271 jobs and total payroll increased by $115.6 million or 3.7 percent. Job growth was seen in many different sectors. Mining — plus oil and…

In a report from Nick Reynolds of the Casper Star-Tribune — House Bill 220 — or the National Retail Fairness Act — has attracted the attention and scrutiny of lobbyists representing multi-million dollar companies and Washington think tanks. The bill is designed to affect only “big box” stores — per the report — in an…

The Casper City Council has agreed to do away with the part of a new proposed ordinance that would have made it against the law to serve alcohol to a person who’s already clearly intoxicated. The Star Tribune reports the ordinance, which needed to pass three rounds of voting to take effect, passed its first…

On Friday — Governor Mark Gordon announced the appointment of Brian Nesvik as the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s new director. Gordon stated — quote –“Brian Nesvik brings tremendous experience in dealing with wildlife management, endangered species and law enforcement throughout the state.” End quote. Nesvik currently serves as the chief of the Wildlife Division…

The Worland Fire Department responded to a dryer fire over the weekend at 1401 Big Horn Avenue. There were no injuries reported in the incident. Dryer fires are most often caused by a build up of lint or other debris in the lint trap. According to the National Fire Protection Association — 33 percent of…


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