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Karla's Kolumn: The joys of 'Living Biblically'

So let's start this column first with a confession that yes, I am a TV junkie. I was so excited to get our first DVR when we were in Basin because working so many nights I was missing some of my...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    April 7, 2018

Karla's Kolumn: Format changes coming next week

Almost three years ago we made some changes to the look and the format of the Northern Wyoming Daily News. We changed our flag on the top of the front page, we moved vitals inside to page 2 and we...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    April 3, 2018

Column: How did Worland get fox squirrels?

When I grew up in Worland, we had no squirrels in the town. I know there were squirrels in Thermopolis, as we’d see them when we went to the state park. I also think there were squirrels in Basin and Greybull, I believe because I saw them, but my m...

 

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...

 

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 Susan Rowell    Opinion    March 23, 2018

Guest Column: News paper under attack

There are two things you need to know about newspapers. Newspapers are important to community life and democracy. Always have been. We at the National Newspaper Association think it is important for all sorts of newspapers to survive for the sake of...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Voice your opinion on the sales tax

On today's B2 page readers will find the one-cent sales tax survey. I hope you take the time to fill out the survey. Ten entities are counting on you. The one-cent general purpose tax has been...

 

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...

 

Karla's Kolumn: To arm or not to arm

As the country debates whether to arm teachers and school staff to try and prevent mass school shootings, many districts around the state have already moved in that direction thanks to a law passed last year by the Wyoming State Legislature. In the...

 

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...

 

Joint Resolution wrong idea on school financing

I caught an article in the Daily News this past Saturday (Feb. 17), addressing school financing. It stated that Affie Ellis, a state senator from Cheyenne, had filed a Joint Resolution that would amend Wyoming’s constitution “to specify that the...

 

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...

 

Karla's Kolumn: To crunch or not to crunch

When considering topics for my column I find that some weeks I struggle for material and then other weeks, like this week, I have a plethora of issues to choose from. I could talk about how a...

 

Making the case for computer science

All this talk of economic diversity in Wyoming - it's critical. And key to every conversation is education: How do we prepare and retain a workforce to keep our state strong for years to come? There...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Washakie Day Part II

Last week I wrote about the “Washakie Day” celebrations first had in 1913, when Washakie County began operation, and I stated that after four years of exuberant celebration, the event was not held in 1917. The reason for this decision was that...

 

Karla's Kolumn -- Finding the Christmas spirit

As a child I loved Christmas, some of my fondest memories are from Christmas. Like the first year we had a real Christmas tree. We always had the same artificial tree growing up but the year my sister had moved away and was coming back mom wanted to...

 

Washakie Day

The Wyoming State Legislature enacted a statute in 1911 authorizing the establishment of Washakie County as a new county in the State of Wyoming. This news was greeted with enormous enthusiasm and approval by the citizens of this new county to be. Th...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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