Worland

The Washakie County Commissioners and Worland City Council will meet in their first regular monthly meeting of November today. Commissioners meetings typically begin at 9:00 A.M. and you can find agendas at washakiecounty.net. The Worland City Council meets at City Hall beginning at 7 o’ clock in the evening. The council agenda can be found…

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports Donnie Bjorhus was honored earlier this month when he was named to the 2019 Wyoming Recreation and Parks Hall of Fame. Throughout Bjorhus’ career he has been the Recreation Director for the Town of Albin–Hot Springs County Recreation Director–head golf pro at Thermopolis Golf Club and is currently serving as…

A new report indicates Wyoming’s economic growth has started to show subtle signs of slowing. The quarterly report published by the state’s Economic Analysis Division shows coal and natural gas production in the state continues to falter even though statewide employment rates have remained strong. State economist Jim Robinson tells the Casper Star-Tribune that economic…

Wyoming lawmakers have advanced legislation that would help expand a network of highway crossings for wildlife. The Casper Star-Tribune reported Friday that the state Legislative committee unanimously approved three bills Friday creating a special wildlife conservation account to help fund additional crossings, signage and game fences in sensitive wildlife habitats. Lawmakers say the committee is…

Governor Mark Gordon and U.S. Senator Mike Enzi have joined together to raise awareness of the importance of saving for retirement. Senator Enzi has again introduced a bipartisan Senate resolution establishing October 20-26 as National Retirement Security Week, while Governor Gordon signed a proclamation declaring October 13-19 Wyoming’s “Retirement Security Week.” Wyoming state legislators are…

A state legislative panel has rejected the idea of creating a task force to look into potential, long-term funding solutions for Wyoming’s highway system. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation voted 8-5 Friday against the idea with opponents citing the proposal’s $140,000 cost and a lack of a perceived need.…

Local Emergency response agencies were called to approximately mile marker 149 on highway 20 south for a report of a house fire on Monday . The home is located near the Hot Springs and Washakie County line. Responding agencies included Worland Fire, Thermopolis Fire, Washakie County EMS, Washakie County Sheriff’s Office and Wyoming Highway Patrol.…

“Inspiring Kids to Do” is this year’s theme for National 4-H Week through Saturday, Oct. 12. 4-H teaches kids with informal, practical and learn-by-doing education. There are nearly 8,000 youths and about 1,550 adult volunteers in Wyoming. Nationally, there are 4.5 million 4-H’ers and 500,000 adult volunteers involved. “For a young person, joining or attending…

The trial involving Michael Verry who is charged in connection with shooting at the Manderson Hi-Way Bar and Café on February 3rd is currently delayed after a status conference hearing last month. The Basin Republican Rustler reports the cause of the delay is due to Verry’s attorney, Nick Carter, suffering from issues with his health.…

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department wants to recognize youth who have made significant contributions to the outdoors. The department is accepting nominations for its newly-created Wyoming Youth Conservationist of the Year. The award honors a Wyoming resident 18 years or younger who has demonstrated leadership and accomplishment in any aspect of conservation, either individually…


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