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COVID UPDATE: Friday, April 30, Active Washakie County Cases: 1, State Cases: 263

As of Friday, April 30, the number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases seen since the disease was first diagnosed in the state in mid-March stood at 49,101. There was also an additional 9,041 probable cases. The number of active coronavirus cases in the state was 263. Washakie County had 1 case reported since Monday, making the…

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Peterson the latest Warrior to qualify for state

WORLAND – Qualifiers have been hard to come by this season, not just for Worland but every track and field team. But in Lovell on April 24, Warrior Christian Peterson became the second Warrior to qualify for the 3A State meet in Casper on May 20-22. Peterson threw a 135-1 in the discus and took…

Christopher James Rangel

Christopher James Rangel went to be with the Lord April 16, 2021. He was born November 25, 1963 in Worland, WY to Ruth Mackmiller and James Rangel. He spent his early years in Worland and learned the values of hard work with his Grandpa Tony Pimentel. Through the years his Uncle Steve Pimentel was his…

LeRoy Howard Fabricius

LeRoy Howard Fabricius, 88, went home into the arms of the Lord on April 21, 2021 in Worland. He was born on October 22, 1932 to Jake and Wanita Fabricius in Riverton, WY. LeRoy was sandwiched between an elder sister and younger sister. His dad was a farmer and consequently they moved around quite a…

Wyoming population up by 2.3% from 2010

CHEYENNE — Despite losing many people to out-of-state opportunities, Wyoming’s population grew by roughly 2.3% from 2010 to 2020, marking the slowest growth rate in the state since the 1980s, according to preliminary data released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The initial 2020 Census data shows Wyoming with a residential population of 576,851, meaning…

Council continues to mull vehicles as ‘decorative lawn art’

WORLAND — The Worland City Council continued discussion about vehicle storage in front yards and whether exceptions for “lawn art” should be allowed. The council approved Ordinance 859 on first reading in March but tabled second reading April 6. City Attorney Kent Richins told the council he was not seeking action at this time on…

Tharp elected as State FFA reporter

WORLAND – Chief Washakie member and Worland High School senior Skylar Tharp was selected as part of the 2021-22 Wyoming FFA leadership team earlier this month. Tharp said ever since she was a seventh grader in Ten Sleep knew she wanted to run for state office after watching the officer election at that year’s state…

Karla’s Kolumn: Life with Cats, Chapter 2

So I’m outside with the kids – you know all five of my fur kids – and we’re taking a walk and enjoying the weather this weekend. I see Fluffy, one of our newest cats just sitting and enjoying herself and then I see Chuck, the oldest, start walking to her. They are friends so…

Mother and son honored as Extra Mile Heroes

WORLAND – Worland Mayor Jim Gill recognized two Worland residents, a mother and son, as the Extra Mile Heroes at last Tuesday’s meeting, April 20. The mayor said several months ago he became aware of a national group “Going the Extra Mile” recognizing special people in community’s around the country. “I looked at the criteria,…

County has access to all three approved COVID-19 vaccines

WORLAND — On Tuesday, according to Wyoming Department of Health information, Washakie County was one of only three counties with zero active COVID-19 cases. The other two counties with zero active cases are Weston and Niobrara. Washakie County has had a total 704 COVID-19 lab-confirmed cases since the pandemic began over a year ago. In…

April 29, 2021

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BAPC mulls what to do about vacation rental homes

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission began discussions about whether Airbnb and other host short-term rentals should be regulated or licensed within the city limits. Building Official Randy Adams told the board at the regular meeting Monday that he was approached by a homeowner who was interested in purchasing a home…

WCSD No. 1 approves preliminary budget

WORLAND – The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees approved a preliminary budget for the upcoming 2021-22 school year during their normal meeting on Monday, April 26. The board along with Business Manager Charlie Cauffman and Superintendent David Nicholas discussed how the budget would be complex this year and the coming years…

COVID UPDATE: Monday, April 26, Active Washakie County Cases: 0, State Cases: 211

As of Monday, April 26, the number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases seen since the disease was first diagnosed in the state in mid-March stood at 48,852. There was also an additional 8,966 probable cases. The number of active coronavirus cases in the state was 211. Washakie County had no cases reported today, making the total…

Greybull man dies in crash north of Worland

On April 19, 2021, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 173 on US Highway 20 north of Worland, Wyoming. At 10:25 a.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were notified of a motor vehicle collision. A 2001 Buick LeSabre was headed north on US Highway 20 when the driver lost control of the vehicle on the snow-covered…

Local resident writes first novel

TEN SLEEP – Former Northern Wyoming News staff writer Tracie Mitchell switched her writing focus from reporting on the news to writing her first novel, published last month. Mitchell said when she was in fifth grade her dream was to be the next Stephen King in the suspense thriller genre, but then she switched to…

Elizabeth Kathleen Rollins

Elizabeth Kathleen Rollins, 66, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, April 16, 2021. While she will be missed by many, we are thankful that she is again in the arms of her beautiful daughter. She was born on November 21, 1954, to Vernon and Kathë Campbell in Deer Lodge, MT. Because her father was…

Darrell Leon Mull

Darrell Leon Mull, 76, passed away surrounded by his family, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Darrel was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on September 21, 1944 born to Leonard C. and Margaret Pearl (Haas) Mull. Darrell proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1966. Darrell wed the love of his life, Geraldine Mary Gauthier, February…

COVID UPDATE: Thursday, April 22, Active Washakie County Cases: 0, State Cases: 232

As of Thursday, April 22, the number of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases seen since the disease was first diagnosed in the state in mid-March stood at 48,703. There was also an additional 8,910 probable cases. The number of active coronavirus cases in the state was 232. Washakie County had no cases reported today, making the total…

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