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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 20, 2017 

City reaches agreement on Schlumberger facility

WORLAND — The Worland City Council and Earl Bower Farms reached a seven-year agreement for the property currently leased by Schlumberger on Third Street between Coburn and Big Horn. The agreement proposed to the city council Tuesday night was...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 20, 2017 

Graduates: What happens next is up to you

It’s graduation time and with that comes a time that I feel obligated to use this space to try and impart some wisdom to our area high school graduates. But sometimes it’s hard to come up with new material so I went old school or rather I went...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 16, 2017

Rain forecast delays continuation of sidewalk project

WORLAND — The sidewalk improvement project that was slated to continue this week but due to the forecast of rain most of the week the project was postponed, according to Wyoming Department of Transportation project engineer Dan McAfee. He said the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 13, 2017

Press 'persecution' nothing new

When President Donald Trump first took office and began attacking the media and barred a few news sources from a meeting, journalists around the country and the world began wondering what kind of censorship the new president might embark upon. But pr...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 10, 2017

Board mulls capital project requests

WORLAND — The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees reviewed a list of 57 capital projects during a special work session Monday. The district receives about $1 million annually for capital projects. Business Manager Jack Stott...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 10, 2017

Safety issue at Riverton schools

The Riverton Police Department posted Tuesday night that, “A safety issue has been identified within Fremont County school district #25. Preventative actions are being taken. Additional police patrols will be present at all district school...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 9, 2017

Eclipse meeting tonight to focus on preparations by businesses

WORLAND – A second meeting on preparing for the solar eclipse will be tonight at 5:15 p.m. in the Washakie Room of the Worland Community Center Complex. The meeting, sponsored by the Worland-Ten Sleep Area Chamber of Commerce, is going to be...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 6, 2017

Karla's Kolumn

Last week I talked about how one of my favorite things about working for a newspaper is that every day brings something new. This week was the perfect example. There was a lot of “normal” stuff like staff meetings and coverage of government...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 6, 2017

Being a NASCAR commentator is getting to do all things NASCAR except drive the car

WORLAND — Former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty took time from his interview regarding his upcoming 2017 Charity Ride Across America to discuss NASCAR and his role as an analyst and color commentator with NBC. He said among weekly duties he also will aga...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 6, 2017

Charity Ride Across America to make stop in Ten Sleep

WORLAND - For the third time in 23 years the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America will make its way through Wyoming. And for the first time it will make a stop in Ten Sleep. The stop is scheduled at...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Community    May 3, 2017

'Big Fish' musical opens Thursday

WORLAND - The Worland High School Drama Department will present the Broadway musical "Big Fish" this Thursday and Friday. Under the direction of Rick Dorn, "Big Fish" has a 25-plus member cast and crew with Dominic Damiano as the lead, Edward Bloom....

 

Karla's Kolumn

Last month I passed my two-year anniversary mark as the editor here in Worland at the Northern Wyoming Daily News. It’s been an interesting and enjoyable two years. I’ve written before about the pleasure of getting to know Worland as an adult...

 

Born Again retail store is 'born again' at new, larger location

WORLAND - Born Again store has been "born again" at a new location just down the street from where it was for eight years. Born Again is a retail store operated by the Born Again Board as an outreach...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 28, 2017

UW signing day scheduled Monday in local high schools

WORLAND — The University of Wyoming Office of Admissions and Wyoming 4-H are partnering to give academic students who are furthering their academic career in college, the same opportunity as athletes, providing a statewide signing day. With the...

 

Burlington junior wins American Dream Essay Contest

CASPER – A junior at Burlington High School shared how her parents are her heroes, taking home the top prize in the American Dream Essay Contest. Kaeli Hernandez received a total of $5,300 for her...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 26, 2017

Out-of-state school trips for April 2018 approved

WORLAND — If parents thought this April was busy; just wait until next year. The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees, after some discussion, approved two out-of-state trips for the 2017-2018 school year. The out-of-state trips...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 19, 2017

Groundbreaking Saturday for new dinosaur center

THERMOPOLIS - The Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis has scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony on Earth Day, this Saturday at 11 a.m. at Red Rock Business Park, the new site for the construction of...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 18, 2017

Rocky Mountain Power seeks annual rate decrease for Wyoming customers

WORLAND — Rocky Mountain Power has asked the Wyoming Public Service Commission for a rate decrease for customers totaling $16.2 million. For the average residential customer using 733 kilowatt hours per month, this will mean a decrease of...

 

Karla's Kolumn

When did Easter egg hunts become a competitive and at times, full contact sport? I don’t recall going to any community Easter egg hunts growing up, but, in my journalism career I have covered a plethora of Easter egg hunts. When I worked in Lovell...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 12, 2017

The good and the bad of health insurance

WORLAND – The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees received good news and bad news regarding health insurance costs. At a special work session Monday night, Business Manager Jack Stott said the increase the district would have fa...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 8, 2017

Worland mayor recognizes service of AmeriCorps, SeniorCorps volunteers

WORLAND - Tuesday marked a Day of Recognition for National Service and the City of Worland joined more than 4,000 city, county, and tribal leaders across the country recognizing the impact of...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    April 8, 2017

Karla's Kolumn

Thursday’s Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce networking and awards luncheon was a great opportunity for people to be reminded that there is a lot of good going on right now in Worland Washakie County. “Working together we can be...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 4, 2017

Judiciary Committee to meet in Thermopolis

WORLAND — The Wyoming Joint Judiciary Committee has a busy agenda during the interim, according to Rep. Nathan Winters (R-Thermopolis) and work begins with the first meeting in Thermopolis later this month. In an interview last week, Winters said t...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    April 1, 2017

Karla's Kolumn

It was about dusk the other night. I was taking a walk around the property with the dogs, and the cats, before it got too dark to see anything. Across our lane is some private property and then BLM. We see people driving all the time over there so...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 1, 2017

Worland postal carrier hangs up mail bag

WORLAND - What was meant to be a seasonal job to earn some additional Christmas money turned into a 25-year career, 16 as a full-time employee, with the U.S. Postal Service for carrier Jill Frahm of...

 

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