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 By Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead    Opinion    March 21, 2017

Hats off to Wyoming agriculture

On National Ag Day and every other day, I take my hat off to the Wyoming agriculture industry. It is, reliably, Wyoming’s third largest industry. It is a cornerstone of Wyoming’s financial stability with more than 11,000 farms and ranches and...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    March 18, 2017

Karla's Kolumn

A total solar eclipse is coming to Wyoming, as are many eclipse viewers from around the globe, in 22 weeks and two days. If you doubt me just go to https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/ for an official countdown. First, a few notes about the eclipse, accordi... Full story

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    March 14, 2017

The history of downtown

The other day one of my readers stopped me, said he’d enjoyed my columns about gas stations, and suggested that I write about the history of Worland’s downtown. I was immediately intrigued, although knowing that a discussion about property owned...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    March 11, 2017

Karla's Kolumn

I am a woman. On Wednesday I came to work. I did not wear red. I realize some women went “on strike” Wednesday for “A Day Without Women” to protest various gender inequalities and some were protesting President Donald Trump and I believe,...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    March 7, 2017

Roger Youtz tribute

As all of you know who read the Daily News, Roger Youtz died on Feb. 24 in Billings. Roger was one of my favorite people and I was distressed that he’d passed on, even though he was 93. I first met Roger in the fall of 1958, when starting my...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    March 4, 2017

Karla's Kolumn

Earlier this week I made a mistake in the Daily News. The process we go through in getting the pages to press includes laying out each page and then making a PDF of each page, plating that page with the page it’s paired with on the plate by making...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    February 25, 2017

Karla's Kolumn

It’s one of those weeks where several thoughts are running through my mind. Perhaps it’s because I haven’t trained any of the dogs to sleep until the alarm goes off and lack of sleep makes the mind wander a lot. Or, perhaps it’s because...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    February 21, 2017

The beauty of living in Worland

The beauty of living in Worland is that you’re so far from major population centers. So, we can enjoy the advantages of small town living, such as knowing your neighbors and having their friendly support, a lower cost of living, and avoiding the...

 
 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....

 

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