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 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    January 19, 2019 

Karla's Kolumn

I have not been able to fathom the complete hypocrisy of the entertainment world. I'm not talking about the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood actors and industry executives....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 17, 2019

Council looks at curbing snow removal into city streets

WORLAND - The Worland City Council will be considering an ordinance to address snow being shoveled into city streets. City Attorney Kent Richins said he was preparing an ordinance that he hoped to be...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 15, 2019

Freshman legislator busy with committee work

THERMOPOLIS — Freshman legislator Rep. John Winter (R-Thermopolis) said in a weekly report that he is still learning his new role. “This new role is very interesting, to say the least, and I am still on a learning curve. The bills are just...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 12, 2019

Committee defeats bill for fourth study on WRC and Pioneer Home

WORLAND — A bill to seek yet another study on the Wyoming Pioneer Home in Thermopolis and the Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin failed in the Appropriations Committee Friday. Sen. Wyatt Agar (R-Thermopolis) reported Friday afternoon that the bill...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 5, 2019

Mayor Gill reflects on 2018, ahead in 2019

WORLAND - Street improvements continue to be the No. 1 priority for the City of Worland, according to Mayor Jim Gill. Gill sat down with the Northern Wyoming Daily News this week to look back at 2018...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 3, 2019

Investigation continues into WHS bomb threat

WORLAND — The investigation is continuing to try and determine who left a written bomb threat on a restroom stall at Worland High School last month. Washakie County Sheriff Steve Rakness said deputy and school resource officer Colleen McClain has...

 

Creating a positive environment at school

WORLAND — “I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.” Those words were written by Rachel Joy...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Do you believe?

Warning, the following column might not be appropriate for young children - young children who still believe in Santa Claus - so continue reading at your own peril. It's Christmas time. Some believe...

 

Bomb threat disrupts WHS

WORLAND - A bomb threat written on a restroom stall and discovered about 4 p.m. Wednesday resulted in an evacuation of Worland High School. Concerns over the threat also resulted in students and...

 

New vendor ordinance given final approval

WORLAND — In a meeting that lasted less than 30 minutes, the Worland City Council approved the vendor ordinance, set holiday hours and thanked council members for their service. Mayor Jim Gill thanked outgoing council members Lisa Fernandez,...

 

Karla's Kolumn: The Christmas spirit

I believe Worland has found the Christmas spirit and in abundance this year. It started on Nov. 24 with the RT Communications Trim-A-Tree Lighting Ceremony. It was the first year and having been in...

 

Skiing and skating in Worland

WORLAND - You don't have to go far to find winter recreation opportunities, in fact you don't even have to leave the city of Worland. Volunteers helped blaze and groom trails for biking and...

 

Displaced family feeling devastation of loss

WORLAND — In nearly the blink of an eye everything you’ve had is gone. That’s the devastation being felt right now by Worland resident Robyn Hance and her son, who were displaced from their home Nov. 29 after a grease fire. Hance said she has...

 

Teacher evaluation, special ed cap highlight legislative meeting

WORLAND — School district representatives from Worland, Ten Sleep, Thermopolis and Basin met with local legislators on educational issues ahead of the upcoming legislation session in Worland Friday afternoon. Washakie County School District No. 1...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    December 7, 2018

Greybull Shopko among 39 stores closing

GREYBULL — Shopko announced this week that it would be closing 39 stores in 19 states. Shopko Public Relations Manager Michelle Hansen said there will still be more than 300 Shopko stores open throughout the country, including the one in Worland....

 

Karla's Kolumn: Don't be a Negative Nelly

I used to think people nowadays are easily offended but after a few things happened this week I have come to a different conclusion. People are not necessarily easily offended by things as they are...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    December 1, 2018

Fund established to help displaced family

WORLAND — A fund to assist Robyn Hance and her 18-year-old son, who were displaced after an apartment fire Thursday, has been set up at Big Horn Federal in Worland. Hance said today that after some assistance from the Red Cross a local church is...

 

Grease fire displaces Worland residents from hom

WORLAND — A grease fire Thursday morning destroyed a kitchen and had several apartment residents evacuated for a short time at the Sage Crossing Apartments. Worland Fire Capt. Brandon Yule said...

 

Karla's Kolumn: A different type of shopper

I didn't go Black Friday shopping. Well at least as of this writing, because, that's correct, I am at work, writing this column and working on the Saturday issue. We are closing early today and if I...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Always something to be thankful for

Thursday is Thanksgiving. Many of you may be wondering in the world we live in today if there is anything to be thankful for. I would say yes, there is plenty to be thankful for today. No, I'm not...

 

Six WHS students part of all state marching band

WORLAND — One hundred fifty-four musicians and color guard members from the 2018 Wyoming All State Marching Band (WASMB) that will be heading to Philadelphia next week to participate in the country’s oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade. Among those...

 

Special exemption granted for Midway

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission approved a special exemption for Midway Auto and RV LLC to operate an auto dealership at its current location on Big Horn and Fifth. During the regular meeting last Thursday,...

 

Karla's Kolumn: When there are no words

I woke up earlier than usual on Thursday morning. My husband was coming into the bedroom. He informed me there had been another senseless mass shooting. This time the shooting took place at a club in...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 6, 2018

New versions of draft vendor ordinances come before council

WORLAND — The Worland City Council will have two versions of a vendor ordinance for perusal tonight at the regular council meeting. The council discussed an initial draft of the ordinance at the Oct. 16 meeting. The two versions to review tonight...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Continuing the sales tax is important to the future of Washakie County

While the nation focuses on who will win control of the U.S. House and Senate after Tuesday’s election, local voters have many important races to focus on in addition to the federal races. Worland voters will be deciding on the makeup of the city c...

 

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