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Karla's Kolumn: Lessons and laughs of 'Designing Women'

A while back I found a new channel had appeared on the satellite system and with that channel came some old shows, including one of my all time favorites — “Designing Women.” The first five seasons were the best with the original cast members...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 14, 2017

Worland bowhunter draws dream tag; bags record ram

WORLAND - After 22 years of racking up preference points for a bighorn sheep tag, Matt Lentsch of Worland drew the coveted license this year. Not only did this year prove fortuitous in drawing the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 12, 2017

'Pivotal moment' for Washakie Medical Center

WORLAND - City, county and state officials were among the dignitaries and the large crowd of residents that gathered for the grand opening of the new Banner Health Washakie Medical Center Tuesday...

 

VFW sponsors patriotic essay contest

WORLAND — The Veterans of Foreign Wars have announced their 2017-2018 student essay contests. The Patriot’s Pen contest for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, has a theme of “America’s Gift to My Generation.” Patriot’s Pen is a...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 11, 2017

'Don't use 911 to order pizza'

WORLAND - The Worland Fire Department is spending a busy Fire Prevention Week talking to students in the Worland community about ways to prevent fires. The department visited kindergarten and...

 

Two ways to screen for colon cancer

WORLAND - The Admiral Beverage Medical Center (ABMC) is partnering with the Wyoming Cancer Coalition and Wyoming Cancer Resource Service for a colon cancer awareness event that began Monday and...

 

Karla's Kolumn - Reporting real news daily

National Newspaper Week 2017 ends today. This year’s theme is “Real Newspapers … Real News.” There’s been a lot of talk this year, thanks mostly in part to President Donald Trump, about “fake news.” So what is real and what is fake and...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 7, 2017

Admiral Beverage teams up with coalition for colon cancer awareness

WORLAND — The Admiral Beverage Medical Center (ABMC) is partnering with the Wyoming Cancer Coalition for a colon cancer awareness event Monday and Tuesday. Linda Hausner, registered nurse for ABMC said she suggested the idea because she wanted to b...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 7, 2017

'Bump stocks' still obscure in the Big Horn Basin

WORLAND — The Las Vegas gunman possessed a little-known device called a “bump stock” that was not widely sold — until now. Originally created with the idea of making it easier for people with disabilities to shoot a gun, the attachments...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 6, 2017

BAPC looks to beautify downtown

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission (BAPC) is working on accomplishing goals set forth in the Master Plan, specifically updating a list of organizations in the community and working on ideas of beautifying the downtown...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 5, 2017

Sandbar removal complete, river flows to increase

WORLAND — Taking just under three weeks, the removal of the sandbar in the Big Horn River north of the U.S. Highway 20 bridge is complete. McClellan and Macqueen of Worland completed the project Wednesday. Washakie County Emergency Management and...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 5, 2017

Garden Club takes over city hall landscaping

WORLAND — The Worland Garden Club will be taking over landscaping at Worland City Hall. Club members Jane O’Connor and Kay Fritzler came to Tuesday night’s Worland City Council meeting to discuss plans. O’Connor asked if there was a reliable...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 4, 2017

Worland City Council proceeds with 15 percent water rate increase

WORLAND — The Worland City Council approved a 15 percent increase in water rates on first reading Tuesday night. An ordinance to adjust rates requires three readings with the increase expected to go into effect Dec. 1 if it passes all three...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 4, 2017

Students start Tuesday in lockout due to threat

WORLAND — Notification of a threat via the Safe2Tell app resulted in Worland High School going into a lockout first thing Tuesday morning. According to a press release by the Worland Police Department, “On Monday evening law enforcement...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 3, 2017

Water rate increase comes before council

WORLAND — The Worland City Council will discuss the water rate increase ordinance at tonight’s regular meeting. Ordinance 844 if passed on three readings will increase the water rates for city water users by 10 percent, 12 percent, 14 percent or...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 3, 2017

Big Horn County Detention Officer earns state honor

BASIN - Big Horn County Detention Officer Craig Shidler was recently honored by the Wyoming Peace Officers Association as Detention Officer of the Year. Shidler, who resides just outside of Cowley and...

 

Teachers, students adjusting to grade-level schools

WORLAND — While there were a few hiccups with transportation at the start of the school year, the switch for the Worland elementary schools from neighborhood to grade-level schools has gone relatively smooth. The district hired Pat Hilmer to...

 

Homecoming Week starts with burning of 'W'

WORLAND — Homecoming week begins Saturday night at Worland High School as this year’s student council is bringing back the burning of the “W” to kick start the week. The burning of the W will begin at 8 p.m. when a huge W constructed by the...

 

Worland High School sees improvement in absences

WORLAND —Worland High School administrators provided a report on the first 25 days of the school year during Monday’s Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees meeting that showed improvement in absences. Assistant Principal Brian...

 

Final call for K-9 Tank

BASIN — Nine years ago, the Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office began training a 1-year-old English Labrador retriever named Tank. On Aug. 30, 2017, the sheriff’s office, and Tank’s partner Deputy Darold Newman, said goodbye to Tank after a...

 

Worland school tiered volunteer policy advances

WORLAND — The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees moved forward with a new policy regarding a tier system for volunteers. Superintendent David Nicholas told the board at Monday’s regular meeting, “This isn’t to deter...

 

Gravesite Dedication for World War II MIA Saturday

GREYBULL - Glendon LaMar Scott followed in the footsteps of his brothers and joined the U.S. Navy, volunteering for submarine duty during World War II. He was a member of the USS Grayling that was off...

 

Auditor recommends water rate increase

WORLAND — Following a recommendation by the auditor, the Worland City Council is considering a 10 percent to 15 percent rate increase for water. James Seckman, certified public accountant, presented a clean annual audit report to the city for the f...

 

3rd reading for water ordinance tonight

WORLAND — A new ordinance before the Worland City Council tonight would raise the municipal court automation fee. According to Ordinance 843, which will require three readings before going into effect, the court fee would increase $15 to $35, $10...

 

Karla's Kolumn: It Boggles the Mind

Maybe it’s the rain, maybe it’s the fact I’m taking a few days vacation later next week, maybe it’s because of all the weird stuff that’s been happening, or maybe it’s because that’s just how my mind works but I have a lot of issues...

 

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