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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 26, 2020 

Basin resident Weeks announces State Senate candidacy

WORLAND - Linda Weeks, a familiar face to Washakie County residents as the marketing and sales supervisor for RT Communications, announced this week that she would be seeking the Republican...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 26, 2020 

Ten Sleep Election: Two file for mayor, four for council

TEN SLEEP — Two people have filed for the office of mayor of Ten Sleep to replace outgoing Mayor Jack Haggerty. The filing period for Ten Sleep’s May 5 election ended on Friday. Current council member Ernie Beckley, who is in the midst of a...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 26, 2020 

State orders close public spaces and some businesses; gatherings limited to under 10 persons

CHEYENNE – Governor Mark Gordon last Thursday, March 19, endorsed a decision by the Wyoming State Health Officer to close public places for a two-week period to help slow the community spread of...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 19, 2020

Chamber honors businesses and volunteers

WORLAND - The Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce presented its annual awards at a luncheon March 11 at the Worland Community Center with businesses, volunteers and non-profit organizations honored....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 12, 2020

Poetry Out Loud competition growing

WORLAND — This year’s Poetry Out Loud State Finals Competition on March 2 at the Cheyenne Civic Center was the largest in its 15-year history, according to Mary Billiter, arts education specialist for the Wyoming Arts Council. The Wyoming Arts...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 12, 2020

Washakie County recommends large gatherings be cancelled

UPDATE: 2:45 p.m. In a letter to parents, Washakie County 4-H Educator Amber Armajo wrote, “From now through the end of month, March 31, all face-to-face 4-H activities are postponed or must use...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    March 5, 2020

The News Editorial: Get ready to spring forward

This Saturday night before going to bed we’ll be springing our clocks forward as Daylight Saving Time begins for the next eight months. OK in reality we’ll all just wait for our cell phones to change automatically in the middle of the night, but...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 5, 2020

State bill would change nicotine purchase, possession age

WORLAND — A bill before the Wyoming Legislature this year would change state law to coincide with a federal regulation regarding the sale of tobacco products. Earlier this year the federal government, in the spending bill, changed the age for...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 5, 2020

Resolution seeks to change state constitution, eliminate two-third introductory vote

CHEYENNE — The State House last week approved House Resolution 4 which would take a constitutional question to the voters to eliminate the need for a two-thirds vote for introduction of non-budget bills during budget sessions. The resolution now mo...

 

Budget differences could impact small communities

By KARLA POMEROY WORLAND — Both the House and Senate passed the 2020 budget bill last week with issues going to consensus committee this week. Rep. Mike Greear said one of the issues is regarding allocation on mineral royalty grants. He said,...

 

Recon study next step in Washakie Avenue corridor project

WORLAND — Washakie County and the City of Worland are combining resources to help pay for a Washakie Avenue reconnaissance report, for a total cost of $2,950. Both the commissioners and the city council approved motions at their respective...

 

County GOP gears up for caucus, convention

WORLAND — The Washakie County Republican Party is gearing up for their county presidential caucus, county convention and for the annual Lincoln Day fundraising dinner both in March. The caucus is up first, next Tuesday, with sign-in starting at 6...

 

Barrasso answers barrage of questions for WHS students

WORLAND - U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) answered a number of poignant questions from Worland High School students addressing impeachment, President Donald Trump's Twitter account, foreign pol...

 

Council approves liquor license renewals

WORLAND — The Worland City Council, following a public hearing Tuesday night in which they heard two objections, approved renewal of all liquor licenses currently held within city limits. During the public hearing, City Attorney Kent Richins...

 

Wolf depredation bill fails introduction

WORLAND — The 2020 Wyoming Legislative Budget Session entered its second week this week and Rep. John Winter (R-Thermopolis, House District 28) said it has been an “amazing process.” Winter was elected in 2016 and this is his first budget...

 

Bill would change kindergarten minimum age starting date

WORLAND — A bill that would amend the minimum school age has passed out of committee and will now await debate by entire State House. House Bill 174 changes the minimum age for children to register for “kindergarten in the public schools of this...

 

State Democrats begin caucus process this week

WORLAND — As the Democratic presidential candidates gear up for the Nevada presidential caucus this Saturday, the process in Wyoming has already begun with a mail-in ballot mailed out earlier this week. Washakie County Democratic Party chairperson...

 

City looks to continue Pioneer Square enhancements

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission (BAPC) pledged their support for a grant to continue enhancements at Pioneer Square. Worland Building Official Randy Adams said that during the Feb. 6 meeting, City of Worland...

 

Karla's Kolumn: What were they thinking?

We learn new things every day and yet there are things that will remain a mystery. Most of those mysteries come in trying to figure out the human nature, it's those "what were they thinking moments."...

 

Worland senior named first Youth Conservationist of the Year

WORLAND - The first Game and Fish Youth Conservationist of the Year, Isabelle Burky of Worland, will be recognized at the 2020 Wyoming Outdoor Hall of Fame Banquet March 20 in Cody. The award...

 

Sidewalk Prophets return to Worland for concert

WORLAND — A desire to bring Christian bands to Worland whenever possible and whenever feasible has led Worland High School drama and speech and debate coach Rick Dorn to bring back Sidewalk Prophets to town. The Christian band will bring their...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 6, 2020

Resident discusses dog ordinance, dog parks with council

WORLAND — After an attempt by a Greybull town council member to ban pit bulls failed, a Worland resident approached the Worland City Council Tuesday to try and prevent a similar attempt in Worland. Katie Hillmer said she is a dog trainer and...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 6, 2020

Don Day to open WESTI Ag Days with climate change discussion

WORLAND — Don Day Jr. of DayWeather Radio Network will be the keynote speaker at this year’s WESTI Ag Days at the Worland Community Center. The University of Wyoming Extension’s Strategically and Technologically Informative (WESTI) Ag Days...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 6, 2020

WMS musical comedy comes to life next week

WORLAND - Twenty-three Worland Middle School students will present a musical comedy, "Going, Going, Gone With The Breeze," next Thursday and Friday at the WMS Auditorium. Twenty cast members and...

 

Karla's Kolumn: A myriad of musings

Should senators seek the office of the president be sitting in as jurors in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump? The answer is a simple no, but not because there is an impeachment trial....

 

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