Vital Statistics

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Dec. 11 Georgina Clara Wright, 82, of Carrollton, Texas, formerly of Worland

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Worland temperatures: High 18, Low -2 precipitation: 0.00
Thursday: Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 26. Wind chill values as low as -5. Light south southeast wind.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 9. South wind 3 to 5 mph.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 26. South wind 3 to 5 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 8. South southeast wind 3 to 6 mph.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 27. Light south southeast wind.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. Light east southeast wind.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 31.
Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
Monday: A chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night: A slight chance of snow. Partly cloudy, with a low around 13.
Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 28.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 8.
Wednesday: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.
Sunset tonight: 4:29 p.m.
Sunrise tomorrow: 7:41 a.m.

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Photos by Lee and Susan Lockhart
Students in Burlington and Thermopolis celebrated Christmas this week with programs for their families. Above, Burlington preschoolers (from left) Sophie Olson, Jackson Olson, Ray Chatwin and Wyatt Garland sing “I’m a Little Gift.” At left, Thermopolis fourth graders Brooklyn Brown and Ben Wallace tap out a tune on wrapping paper covered buckets. Below, left, Thermopolis second grader Zane Stam sings “Jingle Bells.” Below, Burlington kindergartners Matt Tempany and Bristol Meiners sing “Away in A Manger.” The Burlington program was directed by Susan Neves; Thermopolis was directed by Mary McGillivray.

Crisis center seeks
sponsorship from city
for construction grant

By Bob Vines

WORLAND – With November’s passage of the one percent general purpose sales tax, the Crisis Prevention and Response Center is ready to take the next step in their goal to build an addition to their offices. The addition will include a new safe house and expanded office space. Their current safe house hasn’t been utilized since 2010 due to its dilapidated state and code issues.
That next step is using the sales tax money as a match for a proposed Community Development Block Grant. The grant application deadline is in mid-February. In order to be approved for the grant, the Crisis Prevention and Response Center needs a sponsoring agent to serve as a pass through entity for the funds. Director Jeanne Core approached the Worland City Council Tuesday night to ask if the city would serve in that capacity.
Previously, the city had been the sponsoring agent for construction projects for Big Horn Enterprises and Cloud Peak Counseling Center.
The Crisis Prevention and Response Center’s cut of the general purpose sales tax will be two percent or around $100,000 over the next four years. Core told the council that the grant can be written for up to $500,000. The total project estimate is around $600,000 and Core said that they would have a much better chance at being approved for the grant if they can provide a large match.
The Community Development Block Grant Program is a federally funded pass through program from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Wyoming Business Council is the state’s designated agency for administering the program.
According to the Wyoming Business Council, only counties and incorporated cities and towns are eligible to apply for the grants. Local governments may apply on behalf of other entities including non-profit and for-profit businesses and special interest groups.
Core explained to the council her program serves people who are victims of crime in Washakie County specifically domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, child abuse and elder abuse.
The council was receptive to Core’s proposal and Mayor David Duffy said they will support the Crisis Prevention and Resource Center pending a required public hearing.

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