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Worland temperatures: High 90, Low 50 precipitation: 0.00
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 90. Light and variable wind becoming east northeast 9 to 14 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 59. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable. Winds could gust as high as 21 mph.
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. North northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm.
Sunday Sunny, with a high near 93. East southeast wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.
Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. North wind around 7 mph.
Monday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Monday Night A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Tuesday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.
Sunset tonight: 8:37 p.m.
Sunrise tomorrow: 6:00 a.m.

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2014 Washakie, Big Horn, and Hot Springs County Fair Photos

Fairs continued Thursday in Hot Springs, Washakie and Big Horn counties. At top, Hot Springs County FFA’er Jessie Pennoyer gets pointers on holding her halter to better keep her steer’s head up from judge Kaylee Kerbs. Pennoyer was named Grand Champion FFA Showman. At left (bottom), Hot Springs County 4-H intermediate swine showman Remington Ferree moves his pig toward judge Kerbs during the swine show Thursday morning. Ferree was named Grand Champion 4-H Intermediate Showman. Below, Chief Washakie FFA’er Danae McGarvin took top honors in the Washakie County Fair FFA Beef Showmanship contest Thursday evening in Worland.

Argeris, Worrall review job
interest of county attorney

By Jeanette Johnson
Staff Writer

WORLAND – The race for Washakie County Attorney has drawn plenty of interest from voters as evidenced by the 165 people who filled the dining room at the Worland Senior Center during lunch on Thursday.
Moderator Steve Cady got things started promptly at noon. He threw out the first question by asking for their philosophies of including victims in the plea bargaining process.
Challenger John Worrall brought up the victim’s Bill of Rights, empowering them to be part of process along with witnesses to a crime. Their voices need and deserve to be heard. They should have input when it comes time to making a plea agreement but not control.
He questioned whether that avenue has taken place in the past but believes it will occur if he’s elected.
“I hate to agree with my opponent, but I’m going to have to,” incumbent Marcy Argeris responded. Victims are included every step of the way, she added.
Rick Hillhouse brought up the issue of additional staffing in the county attorney’s office.

Argeris cited statistics about Big Horn, Hot Springs and Washakie counties. During her three and a half years, she said she has handled a case load of 2,300 compared to 2,700 in Big Horn and 1,600 in Hot Springs.
She has requested and the county commissioners have granted a part-time position which she feels is essential.
Worrall attended the commissioner meeting where $50,000 was appropriated for the extra help. His understanding is that person would be paid $45 an hour “to do something.” He pointed out Washakie is the only county in the state without a deputy in the county attorney’s office. He spoke in favor of someone in a full-time capacity who could devote his or her entire efforts rather than a piecemeal approach.
Worrall questioned the statistics she cited, calling them misleading because they include minor offenses that don’t make it through the court system.
If he had a deputy, that person would be assigned to tasks that would allow him to focus on the important things that need to be done such as helping the commissioners with legal assistance and the hospital project.

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