Worland

The Thermopolis Police Department–in a recent Facebook post is warning residents and businesses of potential counterfeit bills circulating throughout the community. According to the US Department of the Treasury, there are $70 million counterfeit notes circulating in the US. According to the Federal Reserve, the $20 bill is the most counterfeited bill in the US.…

Wyoming is one of the best locations in the country for highly-sought big game, and each year the number of hunting applications the Wyoming Game and Fish Department receives increases. The May 2019 application deadline was no different, with higher application numbers for all licenses and types. The May draw allocates licenses for resident elk…

The Wyoming Department of Health wants residents to avoid bringing home illnesses from summer’s fun and traditional animal events and exhibits such as fairs–rodeos and petting zoos. Courtney Smith, WDH epidemiologist, says diseases such as salmonella–E. coli–campylobacter and others can be picked up from contact with animals. She states–quote–“Every year we receive reports of diseases…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports that a formal letter from the Environmental Protection Agency concerning the Moneta Divide field may cause Aethon Energy to return to the drawing board concerning a proposed permit. The EPA said the permit application lacks clarity as to how the technology-based effluent limits were developed and contains no analysis as…

Wyoming cities want only people living inside their limits to have say on city taxes–a change some county governments say would put them at a disadvantage. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported Sunday that state lawmakers heard from city and county officials last week while discussing changes to the local-option tax. Under current law,…

The Washakie County Commissioners and Worland City Council will both meet in regular sessions today. The county commission will begin their agenda at 9:00 A.M at the Washakie County Courthouse. In addition to updates from departments across the county–the commissioners will also have members from WYDOT coming in at 11:00 A.M. to discuss the State…

The Worland Fire Protection District and Worland Volunteer Fire Department were called out to a host of wildland fires that began last Thursday. The Corbin Fire was caused by a lightning strike from Thursday afternoon’s thunderstorms. Two fires in the main call out area merged into one to form this fire. The fire size was…

The Washakie County Farmers’ Market has its kickoff weekend this Saturday–July 13th in downtown Worland. Again the market will host their annual Pancake Breakfast beginning at 8:00 A.M.–so come hungry. Beth Stiver stopped in on Tuesday’s edition of Community Connections with LeAnn Baker to talk farmers market 2019–which wouldn’t be possible without the support of…

WyoToday.com reports that the Wyoming Dinosaur Center has announced the opening of a new permanent exhibit showcasing a new raptor-like dinosaur species. Scientifically named Hesperornithoides miessleri (Heś-per-orn-ih-THOID-ees MEESE-ler-eye)—but informally known as “Lori”—this new dinosaur is slightly less than three feet long and is the smallest dinosaur found so far in Wyoming. The new exhibit will…

Wyoming lawmakers are trying again to increase the state gasoline tax after a bill calling for the tax to be linked to the consumer price index failed to advance earlier this year. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports the state Legislature’s Joint Revenue Interim Committee on Tuesday approved sponsorship of a new bill that would raise…


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