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 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...

 

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...

 

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