Safety

As warmer weather invites residents into the outdoors for adventure and walks along the many trails the Big Horn Basin has to offer — there looms a threat — rattlesnakes. Snakes are also looking for a warm up after a cool and wet spring. The public is encouraged to be informed on what to do…

Summer is the season of adventure, and there’s no better way to do it than to find a fun place to swim, explore, and relax. Whether you know of a private swimming hole nearby or you’re on vacation and spot a river that looks inviting, finding natural swimming areas can be refreshing compared to your…

Y2 Consultants Patricia Ehrman and Brenda Ashworth gave a short presentation concerning the potential for a walking and biking path along the Lower Hanover Canal at Tuesday night’s Worland City Council meeting. In 2003, local engineering firm Donnell and Allred drafted a Master Plan for potential projects along the Lower Hanover — according to Ehrman…

Worland Chief of Police Gabe Elliott relayed to the board that a crosswalk at 15th and Howell is not working properly. The push buttons that warn oncoming vehicles of pedestrians crossing are not working properly. There is a crossing guard at the crosswalk — but a crew looked at the problem and will order parts…

A Wyoming teenager who prosecutors have said brought guns and bullets to school last year as part of a thwarted plan to shoot teachers and students faces a trial after pleading not guilty. Dale Warner, 14 and charged as an adult, remained in custody on $275,000 cash-only bond. A trial date had not been set.…

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…

Five actions encompass the acronym ALICE – they are Alert, Lockdown, Information, Counter and Evacuate. School districts – like Washakie County School District #1 have taken serious steps to address what their response would be in an active shooter event. ALICE training and the scenarios that are demonstrated – and participated in by administrators and…

The Ten Sleep School Board on Monday evening — in a 4 to 1 vote in favor — approved their concealed carry rule The Northern Wyoming Daily News reports that Ten Sleep School Board attorney, Scott Kolpitcke did suggest to board members they may consider waiting to adopt the policy. The reason behind the request…

Worland Chief of Police Gabe Elliott posted to Facebook Halloween safety tips for trick-or-treaters, homeowners and motorists on Monday. He reminded homeowners to make sure paths to doors were clear and to have the porch light on. Also, do not give out homemade or unwrapped treats to children. Costumes that are dark should have glowsticks…

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will start mailing redesigned Medicare cards to beneficiaries in Wyoming beginning today and continuing over approximately six weeks. The new card contains a unique, randomly assigned number that replaces consumers’ Social Security numbers. The purpose is to prevent fraud, combat identity theft and safeguard taxpayer dollars. All…


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