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Karla's Kolumn: Who can stop it?

Valentine's Day 2018 arrived uneventful in Worland, Wyoming, but while I was writing a story on WESTI Ag Days and laying out the paper, a young man made a decision to go and kill 17 people and wound...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 17, 2018 

City cautions residents about ashes after truck, dumpster fires this week

WORLAND — Fire and trash don’t mix, but every winter the City of Worland battle with dumpster and garbage truck fires, including two this week. Worland Streets and Sanitation Supervisor Jeff Taylor said one of his drivers on Tuesday noticed smoke...

 

People need the correct information about food

WORLAND - The biggest challenge for agriculture producers used to be that no one knew where food came from. Today, the challenge is now people don't have the right information. That message came out l...

 

Annual 2-day event begins Wednesday

WORLAND - The annual WESTI (Wyoming Extension's Strategically and Technologically Informative) Ag Days begins Wednesday with a full line-up of presentations including the second annual Youth Career...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 8, 2018

Family Fitness Festival & Expo focuses on health for the whole family

WORLAND — The 2018 Family Fitness Festival and Expo will be this Saturday at the Worland Community Center Complex. Organizer Sheryl Ley of the Worland Community Center Complex said the annual Women’s Expo has morphed into this year’s Family...

 

Youth encouraged to check out ag industry

WORLAND — For the second year in a row, the University of Wyoming Washakie County Extension is hosting a Youth Ag Career Event during WESTI (Wyoming Extension’s Strategically and Technologically Informative) Ag Days next week. The Youth Ag...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Is it a false alarm?

When is a fire alarm just a drill? The answer to that more than likely is only when you are a student in school. Unless of course your company has drills. But if you are in a store or public event and a fire alarm goes off, you can be assured it is n...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 3, 2018

Basin resident shares how he found peace

WORLAND - After going on what some would call a turbulent journey, Jim Rannells of Basin found true peace. In his first book, "A Peace That Passes All Understanding," Rannells' takes the reader throug...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 1, 2018

Ready for change

WORLAND — More than 30 people form multiple organizations came together in a meeting Jan. 18 as part of a new coalition to join efforts to combat substance abuse in the Worland area. The Washakie Prevention Coalition is seeking input and grant...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 30, 2018

Flourescent pink for hunters?

WORLAND - The Wyoming State Legislature is getting set to begin the 2018 budget session on Feb. 12. According to the Wyoming Legislative Service Office website there are 131 bills pre-filed at this...

 

Karla's Kolumn: There is hope for the future

I met a remarkable young lady Thursday that gave me hope for our future leaders. Much more hope than I had when I read about young people eating detergent pods. At that time I had hope only in...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 26, 2018

What does it take to be a leader?

WORLAND — Wyoming’s first national Family, Career and Community Leaders of America president, Grace Anderson, had a defining leadership moment as an eighth-grader that helped her become the leader she is today. Anderson, a high school senior who...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 25, 2018

Fun, camaraderie and fundraising

WORLAND - Superintendent David Nicholas' joking boast of the central office and Education Resource Center putting together the "dream team" for the Battle of the Buildings ended up being prophetic as...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 24, 2018

New vision statement, mascot for South Side

WORLAND - New vision and mission statements were unveiled for South Side Elementary, along with a new mascot at Monday's Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees meeting. South Side...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 23, 2018

Bower Avenue project to start this week

WORLAND — The City of Worland’s three-phase “15th Street Project” will actually begin at Bower Avenue this week with the replacement of 700 feet of a water line. Worland Public Works Superintendent Brian Burky said Viper Underground of...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Colds, detergent pods and Trump

I hate colds. They last forever and I never think I feel bad enough to stay home. I hate taking sick days. It is not that I think I am invaluable or irreplaceable, because I am not. It is just that my parents instilled a strong work ethic in me and...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 20, 2018

No new taxes in 2018?

WORLAND — With a more positive CREG report, Rep. Mike Greear said the Wyoming State Legislature likely won’t be looking at any new taxes during next month’s budget session. Greear spoke to the Worland City Council Tuesday night about the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 16, 2018

Meeting tonight on sales tax renewal

WORLAND — Discussion on renewal of the general purpose one-cent sales tax will begin tonight at a public meeting in the Washakie County Commissioners meeting room. The meeting is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of “beginning the...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Recycling in Small Town America

Why do people recycle? Some people recycle as their gift to the Earth to help reduce use of fossil fuels for plastics and reduce the loss of trees for paper. Other recycle as a way to keep landfills...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 12, 2018

Will third time be the charm?

WORLAND - The time issue is coming back to the Wyoming Legislature for the third straight year. Rep. Dan Laursen (R-Powell) has pre-filed House Bill 0045 – Mountain daylight time. The bill is...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 11, 2018

Former Basin clerk bound over to district court on fraud charges

WORLAND — A Greybull woman charged with fraudulently taking nearly $100,000 from the Town of Basin and Basin Area Chamber was bound over to district court on two felony fraud counts after a 45-minute preliminary hearing Wednesday afternoon. Daniell...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 11, 2018

Fair board hires bookkeeper, welcomes new member

Public input wanted on 2018 entertainment WORLAND — The bulk of the Washakie County Fair Board Monday night was spent in discussing the role of the new bookkeeper and then voting on the new hire. The board received five applications from their...

 

Karla's Kolum: Welcome to 2018, a milestone year

It’s donut Friday here at the Northern Wyoming Daily News. One of my coworkers was gracious enough to supply the donuts. I’m sitting here at my desk trying to ignore the chocolate one calling my name. I don’t usually ignore donuts. OK, I’ll...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 3, 2018

Discussion set to begin on optional 1-cent sales tax

WORLAND — Discussion on renewal of the general purpose optional one-cent sales tax are set to begin later this month, Worland Mayor Jim Gill reported to the council Tuesday night. Gill said he was contacted by Washakie County Commission Chairman Te...

 

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...

 

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