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 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 20, 2017 

Graduates: What happens next is up to you

It’s graduation time and with that comes a time that I feel obligated to use this space to try and impart some wisdom to our area high school graduates. But sometimes it’s hard to come up with new material so I went old school or rather I went...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 13, 2017

Press 'persecution' nothing new

When President Donald Trump first took office and began attacking the media and barred a few news sources from a meeting, journalists around the country and the world began wondering what kind of censorship the new president might embark upon. But pr...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    May 9, 2017

The glossy ibis

As I’ve stated in early columns, I’m not what you would call a birder, but I still watch for birds whenever I’m out. A few days ago, I took a walk over the old bridge and then came back to Worland via the new bridge. While crossing the new...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 6, 2017

Karla's Kolumn

Last week I talked about how one of my favorite things about working for a newspaper is that every day brings something new. This week was the perfect example. There was a lot of “normal” stuff like staff meetings and coverage of government...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    May 2, 2017

More rain brings more plants

Three weeks ago I wrote about all the rain we’ve been getting in Worland. Most of the rain fell in March, and I assumed that the unusually rainy March meant a drier April. It seemed that the season was just getting ahead of itself, that we were...

 

Karla's Kolumn

Last month I passed my two-year anniversary mark as the editor here in Worland at the Northern Wyoming Daily News. It’s been an interesting and enjoyable two years. I’ve written before about the pleasure of getting to know Worland as an adult...

 

Karla's Kolumn

I received a call earlier this week from an astute reader and friend who was concerned about the funds the city potentially could be spending on a sign at Pioneer Square. She brought up some points...

 

Karla's Kolumn

When did Easter egg hunts become a competitive and at times, full contact sport? I don’t recall going to any community Easter egg hunts growing up, but, in my journalism career I have covered a plethora of Easter egg hunts. When I worked in Lovell...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    April 11, 2017

Loving rain in the spring time

As I’m writing this column (on Tuesday, April 4), we seem to be in the middle of our monsoon season. By my count, using figures set out in newspaper weather reports, we’ve received over 1.4 inches of precipitation since the middle of March. Somew...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    April 8, 2017

Karla's Kolumn

Thursday’s Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce networking and awards luncheon was a great opportunity for people to be reminded that there is a lot of good going on right now in Worland Washakie County. “Working together we can be...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    April 1, 2017

Karla's Kolumn

It was about dusk the other night. I was taking a walk around the property with the dogs, and the cats, before it got too dark to see anything. Across our lane is some private property and then BLM. We see people driving all the time over there so...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    March 28, 2017

Birds in spring

I’m not what you would call a “birder”; that is, a person with a deep fascination with birds, who invests a lot in seeds and binoculars, but I do notice birds, especially in the spring. And what I’m seeing recently are creatures that migrate;...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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