Worland News 4-16-18

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The Washakie County Commissioners will hold a public meeting tomorrow at the Ten Sleep Library, beginning at 6:00 P.M., to showcase and discuss the new major renovations and changes to the building.
Per a report in the Northern Wyoming Daily News, in October of 2017, Fox Construction was awarded the bid for the construction. The final cost of the renovation was $231,380 dollars, the cost was covered by a combination of funds, including a Wyoming Business Council block grant, an in-kind loan Washakie County School District #2 and a land donation from the school district.
The addition added space for community meetings and events, as well as a place away from the main library for after-school learning.
The Commissioners will convene for a regular set of meetings as scheduled on Tuesday beginning at 9:00 A.M at the Washakie County Courthouse. Also the Worland City Council will meet for the 2nd time in April inside of Council Chambers at City Hall at 7:00 P.M. All meetings are open to the public, and agendas can be found online at washakiecounty.net and cityofworland.org.

Wyoming officials have reached a deal with a utility to build three wind farms in the state.
Rocky Mountain Power dropped plans for a fourth wind farm after a weeklong hearing before the Wyoming Public Service Commission.
The three wind farms included in Thursday’s agreement would add 1,150 megawatts of wind power in southern and southeastern Wyoming.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports several groups had reservations about the $2 billion plan and asked the commission to verify the wind power is necessary to meet electricity demand and won’t lead to higher rates.
All interveners except a sheep ranch have withdrawn from the case.
Rocky Mountain Power will still need to get rights-of-way and approval from officials in Utah, Oregon and Idaho before beginning the project.

Gas prices are getting pumped up to their highest level in years.
The national average price of gasoline is now its priciest since July of 2015, rising to $2.68 per gallon over the weekend, according to GasBuddy.com. The sudden surge after a week of relative calm at the pump can be blamed on oil prices surging to nearly $67 per barrel, the highest level since 2014, on fears of military action in Syria and trade conflict with China. U.S. oil inventories also stand 20-percent lower than a year ago, according to Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.
Today Worland gas prices are ranging from $2.39 a gallon to a reported high of $2.49 a gallon for regular unleaded.

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