Washakie County

Washakie County, Wyoming

PO Box 260
Worland, WY 82401
Phone: (307) 347-3131
Fax: (307) 347-9366

In north-central WY; created Feb 9, 1911 from Big Horn and Johnson counties. Name Origin: For Washakie (1804-1900), the Shoshone Indian chief and ally of the whites; meaning of name is uncertain but possibly 'rattler,' for the one he made and used to lead his men to battle

Area (sq mi):: 2242.75 (land 2240.06; water 2.69) Population per square mile: 3.50
Population 2005: 7,933 State rank: 17 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.30%; 1990-2000 -1.20% Population 2000: 8,289 (White 86.20%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 11.50%; Asian 0.70%; Other 9.00%). Foreign born: 2.40%. Median age: 39.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,780; median household $34,943; Population below poverty level: 14.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,678-$30,709
Unemployment (2004): 4.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.40% Median travel time to work: 12.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Construction, of Cowley, for a slope flatting contract at various locations between Manderson and Basin; and a $1 million contract was awarded to a company out of North Salt Lake, Utah, for a crack seal and chip seal project at various locations in Washakie County.
The policy states that public schools in Washakie County will teach "Darwin's theory of evolution ...
The Washakie County soil survey (Iiams, 1983) was used as the basis of a predictive model for soils in neighboring Park County.
In 2001, he graciously went above and beyond his normal responsibilities by conducting meat and food inspections in Washakie County. During U.S.
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The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded Mountain Construction Co., of Lovell, a $3.5 million contract for surfacing and guard rail work in Washakie County. The commission awarded that and six other contracts totaling $14.4 million at its recent meeting.
$1 million to Intermountain Slurry Seal Inc., of North Salt Lake, Utah, for a crack seal and chip seal project at various locations on WYO 434 in Washakie County by Aug.
The BLM is considering the construction of barracks for up to 20 seasonal firefighters on BLM-administered land on West River Road, approximately 5 miles north of the Washakie County Fairgrounds.
"We are pleased to partner with the City of Worland, Worland Fire Protection District #1 and Washakie County to provide an integrated approach to fire management, emergency medical services and law enforcement during the holiday weekend.
Washakie County Law Enforcement will be out in force during the busy travel week of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
With the conclusion of the county fair and the increased traffic on (US) Highway 16, to and from the Rally, it makes sense to increase traffic enforcement, said Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness.