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 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    January 23, 2020 

The News Editorial: Issues with recycling in Small Town America

Next Friday will be the final pick-up day for cardboard recycling in Worland and Ten Sleep with the Washakie County Solid Waste Disposal District No. 1 board opting not to continue to subsidize the recycling program. The reasons are two-fold,... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 23, 2020 

Ward 1 vacancy official declared for city council

WORLAND — Worland Mayor Jim Gill declared a vacancy for Ward 1 on the council following the death of Gary Gerber on Dec. 25, 2019. Worland Ward 1 Council member Gary Gerber, 68, served on the council since 2017. Gill said, “We’re going to miss...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 23, 2020 

County resident brings grievance on city rates to commissioners

WORLAND — Washakie County and Mountain View Subdivision resident Bill Hill came before the Washakie County commissioners to express his frustration with what he considered unfair treatment by the Worland City Council. The council recently passed...

 

Karla's Kolumn: A special kind of friend

Ever been sucker punched. You know when something comes out of nowhere, takes your breath away. I got sucker punched Sunday by way of a text notifying me that a dear friend of mine had passed away.... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 16, 2020

First baby of 2020 born at Banner Health Washakie Medical Center joins older brother at home

WORLAND – With a January due date Alyssa Keller and her husband Cody of Worland did not think they would be having the first baby born in the new year and the new decade. However, when she opted to...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 16, 2020

No where to go with cardboard; board to suspend recycling

WORLAND – More than two years ago the Washakie County Solid Waste Disposal District No. 1 stopped accepting newspapers to recycle. Now, with action by the district board Monday night, they will be...

 

Hefenieder wins Poetry Out Loud contest

By KARLA POMEROY WORLAND - Worland High School junior Jade Hefenieder won the first WHS Poetry Out Loud competition Monday night in the Little Theater. Hefenieder, and two fellow competitors, Raychel...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 9, 2020

City reaches agreement with West River Road District

WORLAND — After approving rate increases for a depreciation fund for water and sewer users outside the city limits, the Worland City Council agreed to a proposal from the West River Improvement District that would lower those residents’ rates....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 9, 2020

Proposed bill would prohibit taxpayer funded buyback program

WORLAND — With more than a month before the Wyoming Legislature opens the 2020 budget session on Feb. 10, legislators and legislative committees are prefiling bills fast and furious. On Tuesday there were already 37 House Bills and 27 Senate Files...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 9, 2020

Record number of hikers enjoy First Day Hike at Medicine Lodge

HYATTVILLE — Despite windy conditions through much of the state, more than 460 people braved the weather to participate in this year’s Wyoming State Parks sponsored First Day Hikes event. This year’s participation was a 65 percent increase...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Thank an officer today

Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. According to national calendar website, in 2015, several law enforcement organizations and support organizations came together to create National La... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 2, 2020

Council member remembered for strength and giving spirit

WORLAND - Worland Ward 1 Council member Gary Gerber, 68, was remembered last week as a knowledgeable city employee and council member and a caring Worland resident. Gerber, who retired just a few...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 2, 2020

Looking back and ahead, street improvements remain city focus

WORLAND — In looking back at 2019 and ahead to 2020, Worland Mayor Jim Gill said the main focus for the city will continue to be street improvements. In 2019, the city completed a double gutters, curb and gutter, sidewalks and miscellaneous street...

 

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, My name is Ivy and I am 6 years old. I am the oldest of four fur children at the Pomeroy household. I have been pretty good this year. I only chased one skunk but it was far away so I...

 

Down time brings unique project to Sky Aviation

WORLAND - There is a saying that necessity is the mother of invention. While this usually applies to new inventions it can also apply to businesses who reinvent themselves or as in the case of Sky...

 

Hot Springs County spreading the word on the census

THERMOPOLIS — While most people, towns and counties are not thinking about the 2020 census until 2020 actually rolls around, folks in Hot Springs County have been spreading the word about the importance of the census for the past six months. Judy...

 

Mayor Gill announces bid for re-election

By KARLA POMEROY Editor WORLAND — Worland Mayor Jim Gill announced his intention to seek re-election to a second term. The announcement came during Tuesday’s regular council meeting. Gill was elected to his first term in 2016. At Tuesday’s...

 

THREE-PEAT: WHS Drama Club wins third straight state title

WORLAND - For the third straight year and the fourth time in six years, the Worland High School Drama Club won the Class 3A State Sweepstakes Championship and hoisted the trophy around town on the...

 

Dumpster decoration project moving forward

WORLAND — A project that was first discussed two years ago in November 2017 has taken on new life with the Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission moving forward with an idea to decorate downtown dumpsters. The BAPC had approached the council...

 

Garden organizers seek funding for geodesic dome

WORLAND - As a way to extend the growing season Worland Community Garden organizers are seeking funding to construct a geodesic dome next spring. According to AmeriCorps Vista volunteer and garden...

 

Final stage of Paxton Berm project nears completion

WORLAND - A project that has been two years in the making since ice jam and runoff flooding eroded the Paxton Berm in 2017 is nearing completion. Washakie County Conservation District Executive...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Impeachment, Santa letters and a theft

It's official. After three years of talking about it, the Democrats finally have officially begun impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. You're thinking it has not been three years,... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    December 5, 2019

Helping soldiers help students overseas

WORLAND - Worland school students are lending a helping hand to students overseas at the behest of a Worland High School graduate. Eli Varney, captain of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    December 5, 2019

Wyoming Sugar works through rough harvest

WORLAND — With three freezes during the growing and harvest season this year, Wyoming Sugar had to abandon 5% of its crop. Wyoming Sugar concluded the harvest on Nov. 18, according to the company’s president and CEO Mike Greear. He said based on...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    December 5, 2019

Site plan for senior center garage approved

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission approved the site plan for a four-bay garage for the Worland Senior Center with an attached storage area for the Worland Community Center Complex on Thursday, Nov. 21. Worland...

 

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