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 By KARLA POMEROY    News    June 30, 2022 

Top barley growers honors by Molson Coors

WORLAND - Top Molson Coors barley growers from northern Wyoming for the past four years were honored during Northern Wyoming Barley Field Day on Wednesday, June 22. Agronomist Dave Dougherty said the...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    June 30, 2022 

Priest shortage results in Fr. Rodgers taking on additional parish

WORLAND - A statewide priest shortage for the Wyoming Diocese is resulting in the priests taking on additional responsibilities. Father Robert Rodgers has been the priest at St. Mary Magdalen...

 By KARLA POMEROY    Opinion    June 30, 2022 

The News Editorial: Happy birthday to freedom in America

This Monday, July 4, 2022, we celebrate the 246th birthday of his nation we call the United States of America. I have to thank the founding fathers who wrote the Declaration of Independence and to... Full story

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    June 30, 2022 

Date set for crematory appeal hearing

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission set a date for an appeals hearing at their regular meeting Monday. Clayton Draggoo, funeral director for Veile Mortuary has filed...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    June 30, 2022 

Sunlight opens new facility in Worland

WORLAND - Just over a year after the official groundbreaking for the new Sunlight Federal Credit Union building in Worland, the doors were opened and the public was welcomed at an open house on June...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    June 30, 2022 

Wreaths Across America honors veterans, Mobile Education Exhibit stopping in Worland July 7

WORLAND — The Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit (MEE) will be stopping in Worland as part of its 2022 tour. The stop will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, at North Ninth...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    June 23, 2022

Percentages set for sales tax, resolution moves forward

WORLAND — The Washakie County one-cent general purpose tax committee met last Thursday to discuss the survey results and decide percentages for each of the eight entities seeking funding if voters...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 23, 2022

Work to stabilize EMS in Wyoming underway

THERMOPOLIS — How do you offer quality services at an affordable and sustainable business model? That is the question facing emergency medical services around Wyoming and around the country. To...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 23, 2022

Fly-in promotes aviation, community, city airport

WORLAND — The first-ever fly-in at Worland Municipal Airport, at least in recent history, will be this Saturday hosted by the Worland Flying Club and sponsored by the City of Worland and Sky...

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    June 23, 2022

The News Editorial: What level of EMS would you support?

Fire and law enforcement are by law essential services, meaning counties and municipalities must provide those services. What is not an essential service is emergency medical services. No one really... Full story

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    June 23, 2022

County GOP Party hosts governor debate

WORLAND — The Washakie County Republican Party will be hosting the Big Horn Basin Gubernatorial Debate next Thursday at the Worland Middle School Auditorium. While the debate is hosted by the local...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    June 16, 2022

Pig wrestling will be different but still part of county fair

WORLAND - After being notified by email that Double D Livestock of Greybull would be canceling the pig wrestling events due to lack of swine, the Washakie County Fair Board began looking for alternati...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    June 16, 2022

Election 2022: ID to vote required in Wyoming

WORLAND — Voters for the upcoming Aug. 16 primary election are reminded that the Wyoming Legislature passed a bill requiring voter identification at the polls last year. Wyoming’s Voter ID Law...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    June 16, 2022

Washakie County School District No. 2 Salary schedules approved; Supt. Phelps says goodbye

TEN SLEEP — In Superintendent Jimmy Phelps’ final meeting, the Ten Sleep school board handled a number of personnel issues in a meeting that finished under one hour. Phelps is retiring at the end...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    June 9, 2022

Council member Lombard voices support for property tax cap resolution

WORLAND — Council member Kreg Lombard asked Mayor Jim Gill and the council to support 2022 Wyoming Association of Municipalities resolution that would support a limit on annual increases in...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    June 9, 2022

Worland Senior Center tops the list on tax survey, Survey shows strong support for quarter-cent for emergency medical services

WORLAND — The Worland Senior Center ranked at the top of the list for those wishing to receive sales tax funding from the continuation of the one-cent general purpose sales tax. The survey was condu...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    June 9, 2022

Stotts called to serve as mission leaders

WORLAND - Jack and Julie Stott of Worland have been called to be mission leaders in the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jack Stott served as a...

 By KARLA POMEROY    Opinion    June 9, 2022

The News Editorial: Accentuating the positive

Two major news stories broke this week in Washakie County and while there was some negative tone expressed, first at the public hearing for the ambulance service station location on North Road 11, and... Full story

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    June 2, 2022

Hearing on special exemption for ambulance station Monday

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission (BAPC) will hear comments from Washakie County and from the public regarding a special exemption to have an ambulance station at...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    June 2, 2022

West Side teacher earns state honor

WORLAND - A visitor to West Side Elementary last week brought a surprise for fourth-grade teacher Andrea Cooley as Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom Board Vice President Megan Degenfelder...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    June 2, 2022

Wyoming Fraternal Order of Eagles celebrates 100th year with state convention in Worland

WORLAND — The Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) Aerie and Auxiliary 3096 in Worland will be hosting the state convention Wednesday through Sunday, June 8-12, the first time in four years. This year... Full story

 By KARLA POMEROY    Opinion    June 2, 2022

The News Editorial: BAPC gives public chance to be heard

On Monday, the Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission will be conducting a public hearing on the special exemption request by Washakie County for a new ambulance station. In anticipation... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 26, 2022

The News Editorial: Remembering those who fought for our freedoms

“When did we stop being the land of the brave and home of the free? When did freedom stop?” Those questions were asked of me on Monday during an interview with Democratic candidate for governor... Full story

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    May 26, 2022

Worland woman announces bid for governor

WORLAND - Worland Democrat Terry Livingston announced her bid for the state's highest position on Monday. Livingston told the Northern Wyoming News that she would be filing for governor on the...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 26, 2022

Five-way race for county commissioner seats

WORLAND — The filing period for federal, state, county and Worland races ends this Friday at 5 p.m. Filings as of Tuesday show a five-way race for the two county commission seats up for election....


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