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No rush on paying taxes in Big Horn Basin

WORLAND — Those who itemize are trying to get the most out of the current tax plan. Many residents across the country were hurrying this week to pre-pay state and local taxes before the new tax plan goes into effect Jan. 1, but county treasurers ar...

 

Karla's Kolumn - Mother Nature No. 1 story in 2017

I have to give Mother Nature the nod as the top story in 2017. Mother Nature was critical to several top stories in Washakie County and the Big Horn Basin. First there were the ice jams in February that flooded parts of west Worland. Mother Nature...

 

Mayor Gill looks back at first year

WORLAND — As Worland Mayor Jim Gill wraps up his first year at the helm of the county seat, he sat down to reflect on a busy first year and what’s ahead for 2018. Gill said he appreciated former Mayor Dave Duffy who helped with a smooth...

 

Eagles serve up free holiday dinner

WORLAND — For more than 20 years, families from the Eagles No. 3096 have been providing a free Christmas dinner to community members in Worland who do not have any place to go for the holiday. Eagles Auxiliary Secretary Lory August said the...

 

Wyoming K-12 enrollment drops for first time in 10 years

CHEYENNE - Fall K-12 enrollment data for Wyoming public schools for the 2017-18 school year shows that enrollment fell 0.3 percent to 92,976 students from 93,261 in the fall of 2016. This data was gathered from all school districts throughout the...

 

Plans for Worland hall of fame underway

WORLAND — Plans are underway to establish a Worland High School Hall of Fame. Washakie County School District No. 1 Superintendent David Nicholas told the board of trustees at Monday’s regular meeting that he hoped to have a formal plan to presen...

 

Board advances bereavement policy

WORLAND — The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees advanced one policy on second reading and approved two other policies on third and final reading Monday night. The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees...

 

Worland, Thermopolis rank in the top for safety

WORLAND — Worland Mayor Jim Gill was notified in late November that Worland was ranked No. 3 in Wyoming in the SafeHome.org 2017 list of the Safest Cities in the U.S. In a letter to the mayor, Andrea Faulkner, community relations manager for SafeHo...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Changes are coming

As an editor I love an active editorial page. I want our readers to engage and share their opinions. Usually that's a struggle in smaller papers but in Worland we have active letter writers. I hope th...

 

What's next for education funding?

WORLAND — Let local officials make the cuts where they need to, not the legislature, was the overwhelming message officials from Washakie County School Districts No. 1 and 2, Big Horn County School District No. 4 and Park County School District 16...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Sights and sounds of Christmas

If you didn't go downtown Saturday night for the Christmas Parade of Lights you missed a great show. Unlike last year's bitter cold, the weather was perfect, for December in Wyoming. The evening...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    December 8, 2017

Stogie Joe's looks to open next week in Worland

=WORLAND - Worland's newest family restaurant, Stogie Joe's, is set to open next week with limited hours but full hours for Dec. 15-16, just in time for visitors coming to town for the Battle of the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    December 6, 2017

Staffing to be addressed on golf course in 2018

WORLAND — Plans for the Green Hills Golf Course in 2018 include changes to staffing and continuing to work on the irrigation system, according to Gary Shampeny of Go Play Golf LLC. The city of Worland has contracted with Go Play Golf to manage...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Don't blame them

Don't blame them. Don't blame them or judge them until you know them. Don't blame them or judge them until you've been where they've been. Don't blame them or judge them until you've walked in their...

 

Former councilor remembered fondly

Bud Callaham served Worland as police officer, council member and businessman WORLAND - Floyd "Bud" Callaham served the citizens of Worland as a council member for more than 10 years, stepping down fr...

 

Preliminary hearing postponed for former Basin clerk

WORLAND — A 36-year-old Greybull woman charged with fraudulently taking nearly $100,000 from the town of Basin and Basin Area Chamber of Commerce has waived her right to a speedy trial which postponed the preliminary hearing set for Nov. 22....

 

Lander breaks 102-year-old record high

WORLAND — A few western cities set records in Wyoming on Thanksgiving Day but Worland was not one of them. Lander broke a 102-year-old record with a high of 68 Thursday, breaking the 1915 record of 65, according to the National Weather Service offi...

 

Karla's Kolumn: A Thanksgiving buffet of thoughts

After a day off to fill myself with food and visiting with family I returned to work Friday morning and amazingly my head wasn’t full of a hundred different jumbled thoughts. While it is nice to have the mind quiet for a few minutes, however, it...

 

New entryway to Pioneer Square nears completion

Picnic tables, benches, fountain still to come WORLAND - The renovation to the Pioneer Square entryway at 10th and Big Horn is nearing completion for the winter, according to Worland Public Works...

 

Water rate ordinance up on final reading tonight

WORLAND — The water rate increase proposed by the Worland City Council will go into effect Dec. 1 if passed tonight on third and final reading. The rates will increase by 15 percent, with the council initially discussing increases from 10 percent...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Thankful for the large and small things in my life

It’s November and you know what that means, that’s right December is right around the corner. Just kidding, it means it is almost time for Thanksgiving. Since the first Thanksgiving in 1621, people in the United States of America have been...

 

It's a 'brave' new world at WMS

WORLAND - It's not just about academics for the Worland Middle School staff. An idea that Principal Ryan Clark pitched when he arrived four years ago has taken hold, creating a sense of community and...

 

It's hat trick for local BBQ event

WORLAND - For seven years the Rocky Mountain BBQ Association has awarded an Event Organizer's Challenge and for three of those seven years the Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship and Bluegrass...

 

Thermopolis Middle School earns national recognition

Collaboration, individual goals helping raise student achievement as a model Professional Learning Community At Work™ THERMOPOLIS — Thermopolis Middle School was one of eight schools in the United States recognized by Solution Tree in 2017 for...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 9, 2017

Allegations of fraudulently taking nearly $100k

WORLAND — A 36-year-old Greybull woman charged with fraudulently taking nearly $100,000 from the town and chamber appeared in Basin before Fifth Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Thomas Harrington Wednesday morning. Danielle Chapman aka...

 

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