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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 3, 2018

Dockter ready for service

WORLAND - Cheyenne resident Jeff Dockter and Democratic candidate for state auditor hopes to visit all 99 incorporated municipalities this year. Dockter, who came to Worland late Friday night to...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Celebrate Easter, April Fool's Day and the start of Hula Week

I’ve heard it said a few times this week that it seems weird that Easter, a sacred Christian holiday, would be the same day as April Fool’s Day. The problem is that April Fool’s Day is always April 1, while Easter does not have a set date excep...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 30, 2018

Precipitation record set Wednesday

WORLAND — Worland set a precipitation record with the rain and snow that fell in the area on Wednesday. According to climate data from the National Weather Service, Worland, at the municipal airport, received .42 inches of moisture on Wednesday,...

 

Worland FCCLA earns top honors at state convention

WORLAND — Four Worland High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members qualified for the national convention during state competition last week. As a chapter, Worland also brought home top honors, earning Outstanding...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 29, 2018

Washakie County School District No. 1 board renews administrators' contracts

WORLAND — During a busy meeting Monday night, the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees renewed contracts for 10 administrators. The board approved renewing administrative contracts for principals as follows: —Wade Sanford as...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 28, 2018

Early retirements impact 2018-2019 budget

WORLAND — Six Worland school employees are taking advantage of the district’s early retirement incentive with the Washakie County School District No. 1 board approving all six Monday night. Partaking of the incentive are Jacque Pike, Worland...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 27, 2018

Winters announces candidacy for State Auditor

THERMOPOLIS - State Representative Nathan Winters, R-Thermopolis, announced his candidacy Monday for Wyoming State Auditor. "I am running for Wyoming State Auditor because I can bring vision and a pla...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 27, 2018

Worland couple requests arming school staff

WORLAND — Worland parent Sarah Lungren, speaking on behalf of herself and her husband Clint, read a letter to the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees requesting that they consider arming at least one staff member at each...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Random ramblings on a spring day

Spring has finally sprung in Wyoming, as much as Wyoming ever gets a spring. Local columnist John Davis wrote Tuesday about some of the signs of spring he witnesses. I’ll add mine along with some other random thoughts. Spring brings with it all the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 22, 2018

Council mulls code for food trucks

WORLAND - The Worland City Council is looking at rewriting a portion of Chapter 17 in the city code regarding itinerant vendors or merchants. City Attorney Kent Richins said he was not asking for any...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 20, 2018

Former mayor remembered for passion, leadership

WORLAND — Mentor, passion for Worland, detail-oriented are a few of the words that colleagues used to describe former Worland Mayor Dave Duffy who passed away Friday in Billings. Duffy served on the city council before being elected for a...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 15, 2018

Area schools remember Florida victims

WORLAND — While students across the country walked out at 10 a.m. local time, students in and around Worland stayed in class. Hot Springs County High School Principal Breez Daniels said they did not have any students requesting to participate...

 

Bringing home hardware from 3A state contest

WORLAND – Since 2009, the Worland High School cheerleading squad has been working to get back into the top three at the state competition and they succeeded last Wednesday with a third-place finish...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Another episode of 'Life in the Country'

It's time for another installment of life in the country. Let's start off with this morning, well OK, let us backtrack a little bit first. We have a sliding glass door that goes out into our backyard...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 10, 2018

City begins exploring downtown sidewalk options

WORLAND — With the decorative downtown sidewalk beginning to show some wear the city of Worland, through the building department and Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission (BAPC) are beginning to explore options for replacing the raised, red...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 9, 2018

Council considers sick leave payout policy

WORLAND — The Worland City Council reviewed a sick leave payout policy Tuesday night. Three members of the council worked on the policy with City of Worland officials including Clerk/Treasurer Tracy Glanz. The policy would allow employees to be...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 8, 2018

Worland FCCLA helps provide clean water in Africa

WORLAND — Worland Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter is raising money for clean water in a community in sub-Saharan Africa. According to FCCLA member McKenna Mickelson, on Wednesday, the chapter hosted Hat Day at the high...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 8, 2018

Local Democrat leader honored with Nellie Tayloe Ross Award

WORLAND - Democrats from all across Wyoming met in Cheyenne last weekend to attend the annual Nellie Tayloe Ross Dinner. The event is held in honor of the state and nation's first female governor,...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 6, 2018

Area pastors mixed on concealed carry legislation

WORLAND — Area pastors aware of House Bill 141 that would allow concealed weapons in places of worship don’t see a need for it and have concerns about the legislation. HB 141 has passed the House of Representatives and passed Committee of the Who...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 2, 2018

The U.S. Constitution: Attorneys reach out to fifth-graders

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming State Bar in partnership with the Equal Justice Wyoming Foundation announced that on March 16, Wyoming lawyers will be visiting nearly every fifth-grade classroom in the state to give a one-hour presentation about the U.S....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 1, 2018

Ready, set, nominate ... for inaugural hall of fame class

WORLAND — Washakie County School District No. 1 is now accepting nominations for the inaugural district hall of fame class. Superintendent David Nicholas reported at Monday’s board meeting that information about the hall of fame, as well as...

 

Upgrades coming to Washakie County School District 1

WORLAND — After several delays over the past few years, a bid for the remodel of the Worland High School family and consumer science area was accepted by the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees Monday night. Business Manager...

 

Plans approved for new ANB Bank

WORLAND — The landscape in the south side of the 700 block of Big Horn Avenue will be changing later this year when ANB Bank tears down their current two-story building and replaces it with a modern one-story building. The site plan for the new...

 

Karla's Kolumn: The battle isn't over

Kudos to the Big Horn Basin legislators for banding together and getting Senate File 112 to study and work toward privatizing the Wyoming Retirement Center and Wyoming Pioneer Home killed. The legislators also worked to restore full biennium funding...

 

BAPC approves site plan for Bomgaars

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission approved the site plan review and landscaping plans for Bomgaars store at 3400 Big Horn Avenue during Thursday’s regular meeting. Worland Building official and zoning coordinator...

 

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