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 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    March 21, 2019 

Karla's Kolumn: Thank you for investing in Worland

Congratulations to Bomgaars for the latest business to invest in the future of Worland. The farm and ranch supply store begins its four-day grand opening today. We welcome the franchise to Worland and hope they, along with all of the Worland...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 21, 2019 

New municipal court judge looking to serve the city

WORLAND - Accepting the appointment as the Worland Municipal Court Judge was a "way to serve the city and the community" for Worland attorney Marcy Argeris. Argeris was sworn in on Jan. 3, 2019, and h...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 21, 2019 

Dollar Tree announces future plans for Family Dollar

WORLAND — In announcing fourth quarter financial results on March 6, Dollar Tree Inc. also announced plans for their Family Dollar stores. Kayleigh M. Painter, manager, investor and media relations for Dollar Tree, Inc. said, “There are several... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 14, 2019

Residential living in downtown business district?

WORLAND — After approving a special exemption for a hair salon, the Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission turned their attention to discussion allowing residential living in the central business district. Building official Randy...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 14, 2019

Milestone met by local Sleep in Heavenly Peace chapter

WORLAND - When Dan and Nancy Frederick began the Big Horn Basin chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace they knew there was a need for beds and they hoped within the first year to be able to build 100... Full story

 

Don't flush that; fourth-graders learn the ins and outs of the sewer system

WORLAND — About 85 fourth-graders from Worland West Side Elementary School got a glimpse into the inner workings of the city’s sewer lagoon during a recent field trip. Public Works Superintendent Brian Burky and Jodie Crawford, chief wastewater... Full story

 

Karla's Kolumn: Do you want to be a superhero?

The latest release from Marvel Comics is Captain Marvel and I confess I was one of the many that made it a blockbuster hit on its opening weekend. According to the Associated Press, "Captain Marvel,"... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 7, 2019

City officials address the question 'where is Walmart?'

WORLAND — After receiving a voicemail message from an anonymous caller, Worland Mayor Jim Gill addressed the issue of the city’s response now and in the past regarding bringing Walmart to Worland. Gill said the caller accused the city of...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 7, 2019

Quilting retreat opportunity for bonding

WORLAND - Three area quilting businesses partnered up to sponsor a quilting retreat and class last weekend in Worland. Marcy Buckman of Heart-N-Home in Worland coordinated the retreat with Lauren... Full story

 

Get ready to bring your I.D. to school

WORLAND — The Raptor web-based visitor management system for screening visitors will be coming to all five Worland schools later this school year. Business Manager Jack Stott reported to the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees...

 

Ten Sleep man charged with attempted murder

BASIN — A Ten Sleep man is being held on $500,000 cash bond on three felony counts after an incident on Feb. 3 at the HiWay Bar and Café. Michael Duane Verry, 70, was arrested in Billings, Mont., on Feb. 21, following his release from a Billings h... Full story

 

UW looks to fill Cent$ible Nutrition vacancy

WORLAND — After leaving the Washakie/Hot Springs County Cent$ible Nutrition educator position vacant for nearly a year the University of Wyoming Cent$ible Nutrition office is working to fill the position. Longtime Cent$ible Nutrition Educator... Full story

 

The nutritional benefits of crickets

WORLAND - Would you choose 8 ounces of crickets over an 8-ounce beef steak? Probably not and Chief Washakie FFA member and Worland High School student BreAnna Parra and her partner Kolter Wyman realiz...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Can you taste that memory

Trisha Yearwood sings “The Song Remember When.” Music can bring back a lot of memories but in chatting with a longtime friend of mine over the weekend I came to the conclusion a lot of my memories center around food. It’s the different senses...

 

Groups join efforts on placemaking projects

WORLAND — The Wyoming Business Council conducted a placemaking workshop in Worland recently and it inspired several groups to look at projects in the community. Those groups came together recently to exchange ideas and support a grant proposal. Acc...

 

The future of hemp in Wyoming

WORLAND - With the Wyoming Legislature seeking to authorize funds to establish an industrial hemp pilot program, WESTI Ag Days organizers made sure to include a discussion of hemp on the agenda last... Full story

 

Karla's Kolumn: A session of good, bad and odd

More than 500 pieces of legislation have been introduced during the current Wyoming Legislative session; 500 pieces of legislation that could potentially impact your life. Here are some thoughts on...

 

Free tax service available now at Worland Senior Center

WORLAND - For more than 15 years the Worland Senior Citizens Center has been an AARP tax preparation site and they are again this year, starting the free service this week. According to coordinator...

 

Family farms need to change the way decisions are made

WORLAND - They say the seven words that lead to the death of a church are "We have always done it that way." The message to WESTI Ag Days attendees Tuesday was similar in relation to family-run farms...

 

Worland Shopko among 139 more stores closing

WORLAND – On Wednesday, Feb. 6, Shopko announced the closure of an additional 139 Shopko and Shopko Hometown stores including the store in Worland. The closures that came after the first closure announcements in December included the store in Greyb...

 

Karla's Kolumn: I'm not picky, I eat crickets

I have developed over the years a willingness to try new things. Now, that said, there are my favorites and there are things I just won’t eat, like broccoli. My husband and I have talked about this and some of our dislike of foods come from our...

 

Daylight Saving Time bill dies

CHEYENNE — A bill that would keep Wyoming in daylight saving time year round, essentially moving Wyoming to the central time zone if at least three contiguous states adopted, similar legislation, failed Thursday. Sen. Wyatt Agar said Friday there...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 7, 2019

'Charleston!' comes to life on stage

WORLAND - Worland Middle School will present "Charleston!" the musical next Friday and Saturday in the school auditorium. The play features 31 cast members and three students working behind the scenes... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 7, 2019

Snow removal ordinance passes 1st reading

WORLAND — The Worland City Council unanimously approved on first reading Tuesday night an ordinance prohibiting putting snow out into the streets. Ordinance 847, which requires three readings before passage, states that it is unlawful for any...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 1, 2019

FEB. 4 Pioneer Home bill dies in committee

WORLAND — A bill that would have made it harder for the Wyoming Pioneer Home to accept indigent patients and require them to be self-sustaining died after having never been considered by the House Appropriations Committee. Monday was the final day...

 

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