Author: jordanmckamey

At Monday’s Washakie County School District #1 Board of Trustees meeting, members from the Worland High School Speech and Debate and Future Business Leaders of America were recognized by the board for their achievements. Eleven team members from this years Speech and Debate team were named to the All-State list. They were Madeline Martinson, Nathaniel…

In recognition of Earth Day, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has released Wyoming’s State of the Environment Report for 2018. Todd Parfitt, DEQ Director stated in the release, quote, “From improving our air quality monitors, reclaiming historic abandoned mines, achieving high compliance rates by the regulated community, and improving our ground and surface…

A $1.6 million highway rehabilitation project has started directly south of Lovell on US 310. Highway improvements on 5 miles of US 310 directly south of Lovell include widening mailbox turnouts, asphalt pavement milling, and a pavement overlay, said Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Michael Miller of Basin. Miller said quote, “During asphalt pavement…

Wyoming’s lone congresswoman is off to a fast start raising money for the next election cycle. Federal reports show Republican Liz Cheney raised just over $321,000 in the first quarter of 2019. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that’s nearly four times more than Cheney raised in the first quarter of 2018 and over double what she…

The Washakie County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Land Management are investigating the cause of the Pallet Fire that occurred Saturday evening, April 13th — accroding to a report in the Northern Wyoming News. BLM public affairs officer Sarah Beckwith said the BLM was notified of the fire at 7:20 p.m. The fire was…

New figures show that more than half of the counties in Wyoming have lost population. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that U.S. Census Bureau figures indicate Wyoming’s population went down by about 1,200 people last year, continuing a downward trend over three consecutive years. Officials say the population decrease follows the departure of energy industry workers…

The superintendent of a Wyoming school district says rainbow flags and LGBTQ-related clothing are not banned in the school district despite a contrary message to students. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that school officials said they stopped students from waving both Confederate and rainbow flags at McCormick Junior High School in Cheyenne Wednesday because it…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reorts around 100 parents, students and athletes attended the Hot Springs County School District’s Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night, expressing their wish for the district to reconsider the firing of Coach Matt McPhie. McPhie, who coaches football and girl’s basketball as well as teaching, was denied a renewal of his…

The 2019 Double Gutter, Curb and Gutter, Sidewalks and Miscellaneous Street and Concrete Upgrades project bid was awarded at Tuesday evening’s Worland City Council meeting. City Engineer Mike Donnell informed the council that he and others had opened and inspected the two bids that were received for the project. The bid that came in lowest…

A Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Worland and the Town of Kirby was discussed and approved at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. City Attorney Kent Richins presented to the board the Memorandum that would make the City of Worland the backup water system operator for the Town of Kirby. Kirby officials — in a…


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