Worland News 11-7-18

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Worland and Ten Sleep voters headed to the polls yesterday to cast their vote in the 2018 Midterm elections.
In Washakie County, the national and state races were decided on a straight line Republican vote. Registered Republicans in Worland outnumbered Democrats 3257 to 407.
A number of local races were non-competitive as the number of seats to be filled was equal to the number of candidates running for the position.
In competitive local races, City Council Ward 1, based on unofficial results on the Washakie County website, Delayne Renner defeated Gerald Alexander in a tight race. In Ward 2, Christy Schneider defeated Melissa Johnston, and in Ward 3, Melissa Rivera finished ahead of Kreg Lombard.
Five candidates were on the ballot for Trustee positions on the Washakie County School District number one board. Don Bryant, Terri Logan, Sarah Lungren and Duane Whitlock were to the top vote getters. All results are still unofficial.
Two tax measures on the ballot both appear to be heading for approval. The Lodging Tax and Local One Cent Sales tax both had over 2000 yes votes. For a full list of unofficial election results, visit www.washakiecounty.net.

A majority of voters casting midterm election ballots in Wyoming said the country is headed in the right direction, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate.
As voters cast ballots for governor, U.S. Senate and members of Congress in Tuesday’s elections, AP VoteCast found that 59 percent of Wyoming voters said the country is on the right track, compared with 41 percent who said the country is headed in the wrong direction.
The AP VoteCast is an innovative nationwide survey of about 138,000 voters and non-voters. The survey included 377 Wyoming voters and 155 non-voters in the Cowboy State.

For the fourth straight week, gas prices have continued to fall: the national average price for a gallon of gasoline is down 7.0 cents per gallon over the last week to $2.73 per gallon, the lowest level in over 200 days, according to GasBuddy data compiled from more than 10 million individual price reports. The national average price of diesel saw modest relief as well, falling 1.4 cents to an average of $3.27 per gallon.
Energy markets suffered widespread losses last week, continuing from a month of declines that have seen WTI and Dated Brent crude oil shed nearly $13 per barrel and pivot decisively to correction territory as traders and analysts alike appear convinced that U.S. trade sanctions on Iran will have no appreciable effect global oil supplies.
48 states saw average gas prices decline in the last week, while Alaska and Oregon were the only states where average gas prices rose.
The average price per gallon in Wyoming was $2.88, the same price point was reported in Washakie County.

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