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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 23, 2017 

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...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 8, 2017

City to request moving 45 mph zone

WORLAND — The Worland City Council is requesting a change in the speed limit at the east end of the city, wanting to move the current 45 mph speed zone farther east to the east side of Road 11. City Attorney Kent Richins told the council at Tuesday...

 

Lady Warriors team effort had eventual champions on the 'ropes'

WORLAND - Most players have one or two "star" athletes but for the Worland Lady Warriors the 2017 season has been a team effort, win or lose. Coach Brittany Miller said the team played great as a...

 

Heartbreak Again Lady Warriors drop semifinal match to Douglas

WORLAND - After winning the title in 2015, the Lady Warriors have advanced to the semifinals in 2016 and again this year, both times falling to the Douglas Lady Bearcats. Last season, the Lady Warrior...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 4, 2017

Worland, Ten Sleep schools honor veterans

WORLAND — The Worland fourth-graders and the Ten Sleep School will be hosting Veterans Day programs next week. Worland fourth-graders will present their annual program at 7 p.m. Monday at the Worland Middle School Auditorium. Music instructor and...

 

Karla's Kolumn The madness of weather and time

What are two things people love to talk about this time of year? That’s right, weather and time. The weather this week has been an especially hot topic with the recent snowstorm that brought record precipitation to Worland on Wednesday. People in...

 

Lady Warriors dispatch Star Valley quickly

WORLAND —The Worland Lady Warriors picked up where they left off after taking third at regionals last weekend and made quick order of Star Valley in the quarterfinals of the 3A State Volleyball Tournament in Casper Thursday. Worland won in straight...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 3, 2017

Record precipitation falls on Worland

WORLAND - A record amount of precipitation fell on Worland Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. During the storm that began early evening Wednesday and lasted through Thursday...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 3, 2017

Fixing up a historic place

GREYBULL - American Legion Post 32 in Greybull hopes to raise money Saturday at an auction of antiques, collectibles and unique family possessions to begin renovating their historic hall on Fifth...

 

Lady Warriors begin bid for state swim hardware today

WORLAND - After making it four straight 3A East conference championships two weeks ago, the Worland High School girls swim team begin their bid for some state hardware today in Gillette at the 3A State Girls Swim Meet. In an interview Wednesday,...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 31, 2017

JFK assassination: A teacher's perspective

WORLAND - Worland High School U.S. history teacher Randy Durr has a passion for the 1960s and President John F. Kennedy. With Kennedy's assassination 54 years in the past, he said it is time for all...

 

Karla's Kolumn - Gender organizations and rising park fees are OK

I was off last week but had plenty of time in the last two weeks to ponder several issues and I’m going to tackle two here today – gender organizations and park fees. Let’s start with the Boys Scout welcoming girls into their organization but...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 28, 2017

Interim committee works on gravel, landfills and air services

WORLAND — The Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee have been tasked with looking at 10 different items during this interim session and Rep. Mike Greear (R-Worland) said the interim work is “not terribly exciting but it is...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 25, 2017

State statute requires student data privacy policy

WORLAND — As a direct result of action taken by the 2017 Wyoming Legislature, the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees approved on first reading a “Student Data Privacy and Security Policy.” Superintendent David Nicholas...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 24, 2017

Bereavement policy mulled by school board

WORLAND — The Worland school board began discussion on adding bereavement leave to its current staff leave policy during Monday’s regular meeting. Superintendent David Nicholas said, “This would be a new benefit. Since I’ve been here, this...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Lessons and laughs of 'Designing Women'

A while back I found a new channel had appeared on the satellite system and with that channel came some old shows, including one of my all time favorites — “Designing Women.” The first five seasons were the best with the original cast members...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 14, 2017

Worland bowhunter draws dream tag; bags record ram

WORLAND - After 22 years of racking up preference points for a bighorn sheep tag, Matt Lentsch of Worland drew the coveted license this year. Not only did this year prove fortuitous in drawing the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 12, 2017

'Pivotal moment' for Washakie Medical Center

WORLAND - City, county and state officials were among the dignitaries and the large crowd of residents that gathered for the grand opening of the new Banner Health Washakie Medical Center Tuesday...

 

VFW sponsors patriotic essay contest

WORLAND — The Veterans of Foreign Wars have announced their 2017-2018 student essay contests. The Patriot’s Pen contest for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, has a theme of “America’s Gift to My Generation.” Patriot’s Pen is a...

 

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