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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 24, 2017 

City, WDA consider partner to help grow Worland

WORLAND — The Worland City Council voted Tuesday to move forward with a partnership with Washakie Development Association to utilize the economic development funding the city has available. The city has $350,000 from a community development block...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 23, 2017

Community airports provide valuable service

WORLAND — The Big Horn Basin is home to six different airports with only one having scheduled airline service. According to Rick Patton of GDA Engineering, Cody is the only scheduled airline service in the Big Horn Basin. Worland lost its scheduled...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 22, 2017

Decrease speed limit to 25 in Worland?

WORLAND — Should Worland’s residential side streets be posted at 25 mph rather than 30 mph as they are currently? Concerned resident Randy Harry believes they should be. Harry spoke to the Worland City Council Tuesday night, asking that they...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 20, 2017

Worland City budget hearing tonight

WORLAND — The Worland City Council will hold its annual budget hearing for the 2017-2018 fiscal year during the regular council meeting tonight. The hearing, which is an opportunity for the public to comment or ask questions, will be followed...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 17, 2017

Preparing for the solar eclipse

WORLAND - According to the greatamericaneclipse.com, the last total solar eclipse in the 48 continental United States was in 1979. In 1979, solar eclipse glasses were not available as they are today....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    June 17, 2017

A glimpse into a woman's mind

Most people know that the majority of women are multi-taskers. There are several things running through our mind at any given moment. This is why, for example in our newsroom, my one reporter (yes...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 14, 2017

Tornadoes and hail: No reported damage in Big Horn Basin

WORLAND — Severe storms spawned tornadoes around Wyoming Monday and large hail dropped in parts of eastern Wyoming. Only one person was reported to be injured. Tornadoes were reported Monday afternoon in eastern Wyoming in Laramie, Platte, Goshen...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    June 10, 2017

Safety first

It’s summer time, while not officially until June 21, school is out, tourists are passing through, and snow melt runoff is in full swing with a vengeance. What do all these have in common — one simple message, safety first. There are more...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    June 3, 2017

Random thoughts on 'Not Real News,' Kathy Griffin and summer fun

Friday morning, more than most weeks, I was struggling for a column idea, so this week you get a few short columns all in one. 'NOT REAL NEWS' FEATURE With all the talk now about "fake news" the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 2, 2017

From Elvis and blues to CrossFit and dance:

WORLAND — If you like to watch dance, listen to country music or Elvis, or want to learn about CrossFit, then CultureFest 2017 is the place to be Saturday. The 16th annual CultureFest boasts a variety of entertainment acts this year, along with...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 31, 2017

Partnerships enhance parks

WORLAND — Thanks to partnerships with different entities the city of Worland continues to improve and enhance the numerous parks and green space around the community. Worland has eight...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 31, 2017

TCT seeks injunction, files federal suit

WORLAND —Tri-County Telephone Association has filed suit against a former board member and his wife, alleging Misappropriation of Trade Secrets. The suit was filed, by TCT through attorney Bill Simpson, in Cheyenne U.S. District Court on May 26...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 27, 2017

Different worlds, different attitudes

Friday was a day of mixed emotions. While getting ready for work I had the news on and heard a report of some Texas teachers who gave out mock awards this week, giving "most likely to be a terrorist"...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 27, 2017

Leadership class beautifies bike path

WORLAND - The 2017 Washakie Leadership Institute Class of 2017, the seventh WLI class completed their community service project earlier this week with some beautification of the entrance to the Worlan...

 

Red noses: Bringing awareness to child poverty

WORLAND — South Side students in Julie Newell’s third-grade class celebrated Red Nose Day Thursday, May 25. Newell said she is using Red Nose Day to teach the students lessons on poverty and knowing the difference between wants and needs. She...

 
 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...

 

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