Worland, Wy – Add Worland to the list of cities that want to be considered as a site for a new medium security prison. Worland's City Council voted for a resolution last week expressing interest in such a facility, joining Casper, Torrington, Rawlins, and Riverton. Worland Mayor LaVertha Gotier says supporters believe it would help create jobs, something she says is badly needed. But Gotier, personally, isn't sure this would be the right type of economic development.
Most of the talk about getting a state prison facility is in favor right now, according to Gotier. But she says there's no guarantee that's how the community will feel if and when the time comes to make a final decision. Gotier says this resolution just gets the ball rolling.