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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 11, 2019 

Containment expected on wildland fires by Saturday

WORLAND - Three fires that started Thursday afternoon should all be contained by Saturday, according to the Bureau of Land Management. According to the Big Horn County Fire Warden, Hyattville Fire... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 4, 2019

News Editorial: Use common sense this Fourth of July

Common sense safety. If it is common sense you think the safety tips would go without having to be said, but that’s not the case, that’s why on your blow dryer it says not to immerse in water. Common sense tells us that would be a bad idea but... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 4, 2019

Riding for human trafficking victims

MANDERSON - Manderson resident and activist Karen Fettig began making her way around Wyoming last week to raise awareness around the state about human trafficking and its victims. According to the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 4, 2019

Councilman Koch remembered as man of honesty, integrity

WORLAND -Former Northern Wyoming Daily News circulation manager and Worland City Council member Dennis Koch was remembered as a man of honesty and integrity. Koch, 70, passed away Thursday, June 27,... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 27, 2019

Fireworks area again offered near Worland

WORLAND – In anticipation of the Independence Day holiday next week, the Bureau of Land Management Worland Field Office is again making a temporary, local exception to the fireworks ban on public lands. The use of fireworks will be permitted at a... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 27, 2019

Grow Worland funding helps lift aviation business off the ground

WORLAND — A new aviation business got started last week thanks in part to Worland Mayor Jim Gill’s Grow Worland Initiative and the city partnering with Washakie Development Association. David Stinson and Tony and Emily Herby started their...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 27, 2019

Worland receives SLIB grant for Culbertson improvement project

WORLAND — The City of Worland received further assistance from the State Loan and Investment Board last week for their Culbertson street, sewer and water improvement project, with the approval of a second grant. The city received a $500,000...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 20, 2019

School Facilities Commission to conduct monthly meeting in Worland

WORLAND — The state School Facilities Commission (SFC) will tour Ten Sleep and Worland schools and then conduct a two-day work session in Worland next week. The SFC will meet in Worland for a work session Wednesday, June 26 at 1 p.m. Prior to the... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 20, 2019

Worland City Council vacancy declared in Ward 3

WORLAND — The Worland City Council declared a vacancy in Ward 3 after accepting the resignation of Melissa Rivera Tuesday night. Rivera began a four-year term in January. She had accepted a write-in nomination after the 2018 primary election and...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 13, 2019

Red Cross assisting Worland family after house fire

WORLAND — Red Cross of Wyoming is assisting a Worland family of five after they were temporary displaced by a house fire at 804 Charles Avenue in Worland on Monday night. Assistance was provided for lodging and other immediate needs. Further...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 13, 2019

Washakie County explores downtown location for library

WORLAND — The Washakie County Library may be moving downtown if financing and plans work out. Washakie County is in negotiations with Lee and Gerry Kennedy to purchase property for a new location for the Washakie County Library. The county is not...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 13, 2019

Recommendations made for life after Shopko

WORLAND — A couple main themes reverberated throughout the webinar regarding Shopko closures in the Big Horn Basin. The webinar last Thursday, June 6, provided insight and recommendations to Wyoming communities in the wake of 13 Shopko stores... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 6, 2019

Longtime math teacher Riedel honored as Master Teacher

WORLAND - The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees honored retiring high school math teacher Duane Riedel with the annual Master Teacher Award. The award was announced Monday, May... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 6, 2019

District 1 cuts three more positions through attrition

WORLAND — Over the past three years the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees has had to trim the budget and in order to do that have eliminated 17 certified staff positions throughout the district. This year Business Manager...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 30, 2019

Public invited to participate in webinar on Shopko closure

WORLAND — The public is invited to view and participate in a webinar that will provide insight and recommendations to Wyoming communities in the wake of 13 Shopko stores closing across the state, including Worland and Thermopolis. The webinar will... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 30, 2019

Jay Richard honored with Bell Ringer award

WORLAND - Pumpkin grower and set designer Jay Richard was honored by the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees with their annual Bell Ringer Award. Chairman Don Bryant, in presenting...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 23, 2019

Following a family tradition: WHS 2019 graduate heads to West Point

WORLAND - With military service in his blood, a Worland High School 2019 graduate is following the family tradition and headed to the United States Military Academy at West Point next month. During...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 23, 2019

City approves budget on first reading

WORLAND — The Worland City Council approved the 2019-2020 budget on first reading with one council member absent and another voting against the budget. Keith Gentzler was absent and Kreg Lombard, after Clerk/Treasurer Tracy Glanz presented the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 23, 2019

Memorial Day services Monday

WORLAND — The principle Wyoming National Guard assistant to the Adjutant General of Wyoming, Col. E. Steven Alkire, will be the keynote speaker at Monday’s Memorial Day services. The American Legion Post 44 organizes services in Worland and Ten...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Karla's Kolumn: Much to celebrate

The school year draws to a close this week and there's been much celebration in Worland the past week with graduation, two-time state boys soccer champions and Kait Wassum winning two track titles. Te... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Karla's Kolumn: Congratulations graduates

Sunday is graduation for many of the high schools here in the Big Horn Basin. Some college graduates have already received their diplomas. Saturday University of Wyoming graduates will receive theirs. With all these graduations it is time to pass on...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 16, 2019

Site plans approved for new pharmacy

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustments and Planning Commission voted to approve the new site plan for Worland Pharmacy. David Albright, former Worland Shopko pharmacist, submitted the plans to the BAPC for their review at their regular meeting...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 16, 2019

Child Protection Team brings two-day summit to Worland

WORLAND — A premiere two-day workshop for professionals who work with children is coming to Worland, thanks to the efforts of the Washakie County Child Protection Team (CPT), part of the Wyoming Department of Family Services. Bob Vines, Washakie...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Karla's Kolumn: Win or lose, it was the right call

I was watching the Kentucky Derby on Saturday when a NASCAR race broke out. I know you're expecting a political column or words of wisdom here instead of a sports column, but rest assured we'll get... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 9, 2019

Citizen requests for upcoming events approved

WORLAND — The Worland City Council approved several requests from citizens at Tuesday night’s regular meeting. They approved allowing camping at Newell Sargent Park this weekend for the annual Mother’s Day softball tournament. Armando Parra... Full story

 

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