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 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    February 18, 2017 

Karla's Kolumn

Having grown up and lived in small towns most of my life, you would think I wouldn’t be surprised by the huge outpouring of support that was shown this past week during the 2017 ice jam flood. Saturday morning when I arrived at the fairgrounds the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    February 11, 2017

Karla's Kolumn

I’ve learned a lot over the years from the dogs that we have welcomed into our family. I’ll start with things I specifically learned over past few months from our pup named Shadow. I’ve learned where confetti comes from – it comes from...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    February 7, 2017

The 10th Street service stations

In addition to all the gas stations on main street in Worland in the 1950s, there were still more found on 10th Street and further north. Following a hypothetical driver coming from Thermopolis, such a driver could take a left at 10th Street and Big...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    February 4, 2017

Karla's Kolumn

Threats to our schools and our students are, unfortunately, becoming all too familiar and commonplace. While Thursday’s threat at Worland High School created the most disruption it was not the first threat this year, nor even the second. The first...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    January 31, 2017

The main street service stations

Last week I talked about how a driver coming into Worland from Thermopolis during the 1950s would first cross the bridge that we now know as the old bridge. The first gas station encountered would be Scotty’s Texaco (or, perhaps, Scotty’s...

 
 By Nathan Winter and Ray Peterson    Opinion    January 31, 2017

Wyoming must fight to restore the constitution using Article V

Several of our fellow Wyoming legislators have argued against the effort to reign in the federal government using Article V of the Constitution, claiming that it is too risky. We want to set the record straight for Wyomingites who might hear it said...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    January 28, 2017

Karla's Kolumn

Everyone’s talking about the first full week of the Trump Administration, but are you paying attention to what’s happening here in Worland and in Cheyenne. Did you know — that the Worland school board voted Monday to no longer pay for the...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    January 24, 2017

Geezers know a lot

In my short and modest career as a newspaper columnist, I’ve learned a few things. Importantly, I have learned that geezers know a whole bunch of important things. They may not know much about the Theory of Relativity or the artwork in the Sistine...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    January 21, 2017

Karla's Kolumn

Donald J. Trump became the 45th president of the United States Friday during the 58th inauguration ceremony. Since the election, I kept hearing the phrase "peaceful transition of power" and with all...

 
 By Paul Flesher    Opinion    January 20, 2017

Religion Today

Donald Trump was the resounding choice of white Christians who identified themselves as evangelical or as born again. According to exit polls from the November election taken by a consortium of ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News and the...

 
 By Sen. Mike Enzi    Opinion    January 18, 2017

Beyond the Obamacare rhetoric, our health system must be reformed

The debate over the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, is heated. There are millions of passionate voices on both sides that believe the wrong course of action could have catastrophic consequences. Americans should have...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    January 14, 2017

Karla's Kolumn

You thought after the election you were through letting your voice be heard didn’t you? You were wrong. It’s time once again to let your voice be heard on what matters to you. The 2017 Wyoming Legislative Session is in full swing and there’s...

 
 Opinion    January 7, 2017

Karla's Kolumn

People love to talk about the weather. In Wyoming, throughout the year, you’ll hear a myriad of comments about the weather with many a conversation starting with “hot enough for you?” or “cold enough for you?” Other comments about the...

 
 By Jillian Balow    Opinion    January 6, 2017

School funding top priority this session

Funding crisis, billion dollar shortfall, district layoffs, and school finance litigation are phrases we have heard lately about education funding. Make no mistake-we face challenging times, but let us not fall to the temptation of hasty remedies...

 
 By Duane Groshart    Opinion    January 5, 2017

When all you can play is Trump

In pinochle, when you can’t follow suit, you are required to play a trump card. Come Jan. 20, it doesn’t matter whether or not you voted for Hillary Clinton – as I most certainly did – you are stuck with the Trump card. He represents the...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    January 3, 2017

How Worland's grocery stores have changed

I’ve noticed how Worland’s grocery stores have changed during my lifetime, but only recently have I looked more closely at this change and realized how extensive it has been. Today, the great majority of the grocery needs of our town are met by...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    December 31, 2016

Karla's Kolumn

Boy a lot of folks across the country are mad at 2016. The year has taken away a lot of movie and singing icons of my generation. For Hillary Clinton supporters they are still having difficulty with President Donald Trump Administration coming Jan....

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    December 27, 2016

A look at the Electoral College

I don’t usually write about controversial subjects in this column, but there’s one subject that’s arisen lately that I want to talk about. I’m referring to the Electoral College and the push by some folks to abolish it. I’ve also read colum...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    December 24, 2016

Karla's Kolumn

Dear Santa, I bet you like coming to Wyoming since it’s like coming home with the snow and cold and by the sounds of it you’ll be driving in some snow coming here so stay safe and warm. I’d like to say I’ve been good this year, but let’s...

 
 By Deacon Mike Martinson    Opinion    December 24, 2016

Weekly Devotional

“Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.” Luke 2:10-11 “All this took place to fulfill what...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    December 17, 2016

Karla's Kolumn

Every day at the Northern Wyoming Daily News there are decisions to be made including what stories are going on the front page, what photos are going on the front page and which of those on the front page go “above the fold” for people to see at...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    December 13, 2016

More notables in the cemetery

As a boy, I always wondered about the source of the street names in my town, and about the men after whom they were named. My recent investigation into the Worland cemetery has provided me with interesting new information. One of the longer streets...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    December 10, 2016

Karla's Kolumn

There are times when I’m thinking of what to write in this space that an idea or topic is clear and then there are days like today (Friday) that I have multiple thoughts running through my mind and I can’t seem to focus on just one. That’s a lo...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    December 6, 2016

Notables buried in the Worland cemetery

I took a drive into the Worland cemetery last week, entering by the middle gate. My purpose was to find the graves of some of the prominent people in early day Worland. Close to the top of my list was the grave of C. F. (Charles Fremont) Robertson,...

 
 By Tiffany Wilkerson    Opinion    December 6, 2016

Healthy Living

Stressed? Over worked? Frustrated? Anxious? Take it to the street. A brisk walk or a light jog has been scientifically proven to reduce stress in a number of ways. Taking it to the street helps reduce stress by taking us away from the initial stresso...

 

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