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 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    February 18, 2017 

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Having grown up and lived in small towns most of my life, you would think I wouldn’t be surprised by the huge outpouring of support that was shown this past week during the 2017 ice jam flood. Saturday morning when I arrived at the fairgrounds the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 18, 2017 

WMS students bring 'Blue Suede Paws' to the stage

WORLAND - Thirty-five Worland Middle School students have been working the past two months on their annual musical with opening night for "Blue Suede Paws" scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday night, Feb. 24....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 16, 2017

Portion of South First Street remains closed

WORLAND - Three blocks of South First Street, south of Culbertson remain closed in Worland. Worland Public Works Director Brian Burky said the portion of the street remains closed to traffic due to a...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 15, 2017

Worland residents return home

WORLAND - With the ice jam at the Worland Big Horn River bridges having moved out during the night Monday, and crews completing ice removal from Second Street east residents that were evacuated...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy and Tracie Mitchell    News    February 14, 2017

Assistance offered to flood victims

WORLAND -Assistance for the residents who have been evacuated from their homes since Saturday is coming in a variety of ways and variety of resources. The American Red Cross of Wyoming set up a...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    February 11, 2017

Karla's Kolumn

I’ve learned a lot over the years from the dogs that we have welcomed into our family. I’ll start with things I specifically learned over past few months from our pup named Shadow. I’ve learned where confetti comes from – it comes from...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    February 4, 2017

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Threats to our schools and our students are, unfortunately, becoming all too familiar and commonplace. While Thursday’s threat at Worland High School created the most disruption it was not the first threat this year, nor even the second. The first...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 2, 2017

BREAKING NEWS

WORLAND — Emergency and law enforcement agencies were dispatched Thursday afternoon to a report of a bomb threat at Worland High School. A text to parents from the district's alert system, and received by some parents at about 3:51 p.m., stated, ...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Community    February 2, 2017

WHS speech duet team captures first at NCHS

WORLAND — The Worland High School speech and debate team competed at the largest tournament in the state last weekend with 40 schools from Wyoming and South Dakota descending upon Natrona County High School in Casper. Coach Rick Dorn said Worland f...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 2, 2017

Joint commissioner meeting today

WORLAND - The Washakie County commissioners will hold a joint work session with the Hot Springs County commissioners today at 1 p.m. at the commissioners meeting room in Worland regarding the Wyoming...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 1, 2017

HSSP named one of top 25 state parks

THERMOPOLIS - Thermopolis' own Hot Springs State Park was named one of the "absolute best state parks in the U.S." by wideopenspaces.com HSSP Superintendent Kevin Skates said there are 10,000 state...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 31, 2017

Legislators slated to hear testimony on House education bill

CHEYENNE (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers will hear testimony on a comprehensive K-12 school funding proposal on Monday night. The hearing on House Bill 236 will be held at Cheyenne East High School auditorium, across from the temporary Capitol...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    January 28, 2017

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Everyone’s talking about the first full week of the Trump Administration, but are you paying attention to what’s happening here in Worland and in Cheyenne. Did you know — that the Worland school board voted Monday to no longer pay for the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 28, 2017

Resolution calls for U.S. constitutional convention

CHEYENNE — A House Joint Resolution that would eventually call for a constitutional convention narrowly passed out of the House Judiciary Committee earlier this week. Committee Vice Chairman Rep. Nathan Winters (R-Thermopolis) was excited about...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 27, 2017

Sponsors withdraw Nondiscrimination Act

CHEYENNE - Wyoming State Representatives Cheri Steinmetz (R-Goshen County), Sue Wilson (R-Laramie County) and Nathan Winters (R-Thermopolis) announced plans Thursday to withdraw consideration of...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 26, 2017

Worland to host State Young Authors judging

WORLAND — Worland will again host the Wyoming State Reading Council statewide judging for Youth Authors, and organizers are seeking volunteer judges. Organizer and Washakie County School District No. 1 elementary teacher Tina Krejci presented infor...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 25, 2017

District 1 continues to plan for alternative school

WORLAND — Although there is talk of a moratorium on alternative schools, Superintendent David Nicholas advised the board he would still like to proceed with preparing an application for Worland High School. “As we start this discussion, one of...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 24, 2017

Public lands bill won't be assigned

CHEYENNE - The proposed constitutional amendment providing for state management of public lands won't be coming out of the Wyoming Legislature this session. Senate President Eli Bebout told the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 24, 2017

Board addresses reducing budget

WORLAND – The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees voted Monday night to discontinue paying for first meal out on school activities, effective immediately. Superintendent David Nicholas told the board that the proposal is a way...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    January 21, 2017

Karla's Kolumn

Donald J. Trump became the 45th president of the United States Friday during the 58th inauguration ceremony. Since the election, I kept hearing the phrase "peaceful transition of power" and with all...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 19, 2017

Stay off icy Big Horn River

WORLAND - An icy river is no place for pedestrians. This is the message City of Worland Public Works Superintendent Brian Burky wants to get out to the public. The Law Enforcement Dispatch Center...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Community    January 18, 2017

WHS speech and debate open season with two first-place wins

WORLAND —The Worland High School speech and debate team is two for two this season, competing in two meets and winning the 3A sweepstakes in both competitions. Coach Rick Dorn said the team competed in Green River in December and defeated Douglas...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    January 14, 2017

Karla's Kolumn

You thought after the election you were through letting your voice be heard didn’t you? You were wrong. It’s time once again to let your voice be heard on what matters to you. The 2017 Wyoming Legislative Session is in full swing and there’s...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 14, 2017

Safe2Tell gives students confidential voice

WORLAND —After just three months, Safe2Tell Wyoming Program Manager Bill Morse said the confidential reporting program is making a difference. Morse was invited to speak to the Youth Alternatives Coalition Friday morning at the Worland Community...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 12, 2017

Senate File addresses snow plow safety

CHEYENNE — More than 200 bills have been filed as the Wyoming Legislature begins its work this week on addressing the bills. Snow plow safety for cities and counties is addressed in Senate File 19, sponsored by Senator Fred Emerich of Laramie...

 

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