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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 14, 2019 

BAPC mulls mural project for Worland

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission (BAPC) hopes to spearhead a community art project by learning from a mural project in Casper. The idea came to the BAPC following a conference in Casper attended by Town...


Providing 'relief' to area communities

WORLAND - Each year the Worland Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Relief Society selects a humanitarian relief project and this year they chose to help their fellow neighbors in each...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 14, 2019 

U.S. Senate candidate hopes to be Wyoming's voice in D.C.

WORLAND - U.S. Senate Republican candidate Mark Armstrong of Centennial describes himself as a different kind of politician, not wanting to make the millions of dollars that career politicians do and... Full story


Karla's Kolumn: Civil discourse and community pride

In watching what has transpired over the past few years in Washington politics and across our country and world we tend to believe there is no civil discourse anymore, that people don't respect someon... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 7, 2019

Ordinances establishing water, sewer depreciation funds passes first reading

WORLAND — Nine members of the public attended and four spoke regarding the Worland City Council’s proposed rate increases for water and sewer customers outside the city limits. The city is seeking to set up a depreciation reserve for major...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 7, 2019

Fifteenmile horses settle in at Rock Springs facility

ROCK SPRINGS - The horses gathered last month in the Bureau of Land Management's Fifteenmile Herd Management Area are adjusting well to their new home at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility....

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 7, 2019

Main Street Thermopolis receives kudos

THERMOPOLIS — Main Street Thermopolis received honors last month at two recent conferences. Main Street Thermopolis President Suzanne Samelson reported that the volunteer organization received a certificate of recognition from the National Main...


Karla's Kolumn: What happened to communicating?

No one truly communicates any more and social media platforms are not really for socializing anymore and that's unfortunate. NFL starting safety Jermaine Whitehead for the Cleveland Browns played... Full story


Karla's Kolumn: Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween. For children today’s holiday is about fun and candy. Children get to dress up in costume, perhaps as their favorite superhero, favorite villain, favorite Disney princess or movie character or they get creative and make up their... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 31, 2019

Fifteenmile wild horse herd at 107 after gather

WORLAND - An eight-day gather of wild horses in the Fifteenmile Herd Management Area resulted in 607 horses gathered with 11 deaths and 97 returned to the range. Sarah Beckwith, Bureau of Land Managem...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 31, 2019

Growers fight freezing temps to try and complete sugarbeet harvest

WORLAND - With Wyoming Sugar harvest at 80% Saturday and a nasty cold front forecasted, growers lent a helping hand. Wyoming Sugar CEO and President Mike Greear said several growers who had completed...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 31, 2019

City hosts second composting day this Saturday

WORLAND — Nearly a dozen residents participated in the community compost day Oct. 18 and residents will have another chance to bring their green waste to the city of Worland’s compost pile this Saturday. Thanks to a collaborative partnership betw...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 31, 2019

Tharp honored as Wyoming 4-H Volunteer of the Year

WORLAND - Washakie County 4-H leader Jessica Tharp was recently honored as the Wyoming 4-H Volunteer of the Year. Each year, county 4-H programs can nominate two outstanding individual volunteers to...


Karla's Kolumn: Not a mighty hunter

It's fall and what does that mean? Raking leaves, football season, the World Series, and of course, hunting. I was once a mighty hunter. OK, I was a hunter, a mighty one, well far from it. I have... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 24, 2019

Rate increases proposed

WORLAND — About 245 residents outside the Worland city limits but connected to city water lines received a letter earlier this week notifying them of a proposed rate increase. The rate increase for a depreciation reserve requirement, would be used...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 24, 2019

BLM captures 558 horses in management gather

WORLAND - Through Tuesday evening, 558 wild horses in the Fifteen Mile Herd Management Area had been gathered with 261 shipped to other facilities for treatment or to be prepared for adoption. The...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 24, 2019

Nine compete in Little Miss Worland pageant

WORLAND – Nine young ladies from Worland, Ten Sleep and Thermopolis competed Saturday in the Little Miss Worland pageant at the Worland Community Center. The Little Miss Worland was a preliminary...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 24, 2019

Style show featured in Hot Spot Saturday Market

WORLAND — The Worland Business Events Committee will have one of three Worland Hot Spot Saturday Markets this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market, which features craft and commercial vendors, food and games, will be at 413 Big Horn Avenue,...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 24, 2019

Women's suffrage anniversary highlights library 'Friends' luncheon

WORLAND — The Friends of the Worland Library are celebrating 150 years of women’s suffrage in Wyoming this year with their annual luncheon this Saturday. As Wyoming nears Dec. 10 – the sesquicentennial anniversary of women’s suffrage in the...


The News Editorial: Do you know why you had Monday off?

Monday was a federal holiday where the U.S. Postal Service was shut down, banks were closed and government, local, state and federal offices were closed. What holiday you ask, for the many like us here at the Northern Wyoming News who were working?... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 17, 2019

Council approves property maintenance ordinance on final reading

WORLAND — The Worland City Council approved on third and final reading changes to the city code regarding maintenance of the exterior of real property. After changes on first and second readings, the council approved the third reading quickly and...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 17, 2019

Venturing cross-country

WORLAND - Imagine hiking 2,410 miles in seven months, seeing all types of scenery and weather. It may sound like a dream come true for some and a nightmarish ordeal for others. For one former Worland...


Black Thunder heads to state competition in Casper

WORLAND - The Worland High School Black Thunder Marching Band heads to the state competition this Saturday in Casper. Eighty members strong this year with band and color guard, the band is led by...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 17, 2019

Bring your green yard waste to city compost yard

WORLAND — Community composting is coming to Worland thanks to a collaborative partnership between Washakie County Extension, City of Worland and the Washakie County Conservation District. According to Extension educator Caitlin Youngquist, Extensio...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 10, 2019

Cause under investigation for house fire

WORLAND - The cause of a house fire south of Worland is still under investigation, according Worland Fire Chief Chris Kocher. Kocher said Worland and Thermopolis fire departments were dispatched to a...


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