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 By KARLA POMEROY    News    December 1, 2022 

Residents should plan for colder, more expensive winter

WORLAND — Residents and commercial customers across the country will likely be spending more on energy this winter compared to recent winters, according to the winter fuels outlook by the U.S....

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    December 1, 2022 

Serving up a sober Thanksgiving dinner

WORLAND - For the second year Angie's Kitchen owner Angie Garcia has offered a sober Thanksgiving dinner for persons in recovery. This year about a dozen people enjoyed a meal of ham, green bean casse...

 

Boys' School dealing with more mental health issues

WORLAND — Despite recent criticism of a rise in the use of restraints and detention rooms over the past few years, Wyoming Boys’ School (WBS) Superintendent Dale Weber maintains that the school...

 

Ryan Leaf Visit: Message to Wyoming Boys' School students: Life isn't fair for anyone

WORLAND - For former NFL quarterback and Heisman finalist Ryan Leaf, the money and fame were not his biggest accomplishments. He told the young men at the Wyoming Boys' School last Thursday that...

 

Voters support sales, lodging taxes by wide margins

WORLAND — Washakie County voters overwhelmingly approved continuing the one-cent general purpose tax and the 2% lodging tax on Tuesday. The sales tax was approved by 69.7% of the voters casting...

 

The News Editorial: Winners but no losers Tuesday night

Congratulations to Tuesday’s winners and to the others who were on ballots around the Big Horn Basin. Those who also ran are not losers. They cared enough about their communities, their counties,...

 

Sales tax and movies: Support them both

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters in Washakie County will be asked whether they would like to continue the one-cent general purpose tax aka the fifth-cent. Voting in favor of this tax will not raise taxes...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    October 27, 2022

Entities make their case to continue fifth-cent sales tax

TEN SLEEP — Eight entities are hoping voters on Nov. 8 will continue the fifth-cent or one-cent general purpose tax to continue to provide a vital source of funding for each. During a forum at the...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    October 27, 2022

Questions raised as new school calendar considered

WORLAND — It was almost back to the drawing board for the 2023-24 school calendar with Business Manager Charlie Cauffman and Superintendent Tawn Argeris discussing three options for Washakie County...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    October 20, 2022

Historic bridge to be moved to museum

WORLAND - Work will begin soon to move a nearly 100-year-old bridge from County Road 86 to the Washakie Museum & Cultural Center as part of a joint project between the museum, Wyoming Department o...

 

The News Editorial: Thank you for being a newspaper reader

National Newspaper Week was Oct. 2-8 this year and while I usually try to recognize this important week on the actual week, this year that week, just like the month of October, has quickly slipped by...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    October 13, 2022

Indigenous Peoples Day a celebration of unity

WORLAND — The 2022 Indigenous Peoples Day at the Washakie Museum & Cultural Center Saturday brought together many cultures to listen and to dance. Washakie Museum & Cultural Center Executive Directo...

 

Karla's Kolumn Country living: Along came a spider

So I love fall. I love fall temperatures. I love fall sports. I love fall colors. The one thing I hate about fall is spiders. OK, so I hate spiders in any season, but fall it seems like the spiders, w...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 6, 2022

Washakie County launches 'Operation Green Light' in support of veterans

WORLAND - The Washakie County Commissioners approved a resolution in support of Operation Green Light during their regular meeting on Tuesday. Commissioner Terry Wolf, a veteran, said he heard about...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 6, 2022

Records broken at giant pumpkin weigh-off and drop

WORLAND — Records were set before a record crowd at Saturday’s 11th annual Wyoming Championship Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off. The giant pumpkin weigh-off started at Lungren’s Pumpkin Patch and moved...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Amazing food memories

Author Piolo Pascual wrote, “I’ve always loved how food preserves a memory.” Truer words probably have never been written. I will taste something or eat a favorite dish and the memories come...

 

Worland Shooting Complex offers something for beginning and advanced shooters

WORLAND - Last week Worland High School physical education classes spent time outdoors learning how to safely shoot 20-gauge shotguns at the Worland Shooting Complex. "That's one of our main goals,...

 

Businesses, volunteers honored by chamber

WORLAND - The Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce honored businesses and volunteers at the 2022 awards banquet Friday night, Sept. 23. The awards night was the first since an awards luncheon in...

 

Washakie Twin Cinemas to re-open under new ownership

WORLAND - A Ten Sleep family looking to reduce drive time to see a movie and to provide something for the community is working to re-open the Washakie Twin Cinemas. Marc and Chasity Dykstra purchased...

 

The News Editorial: Opportunity to be Informed

While it is only September and the Nov. 8 general election is more than a month away, the time to be an informed voter is now. While the county and city council races are uncontested, residents still...

 

Washakie County 4-H educator earns regional, national recognition

LARAMIE - University of Wyoming Extension 4-H educators from Washakie, Campbell and Teton counties received national and regional recognition for their innovative 2022 programming. Awards will be...

 

New postmaster happy to be home

WORLAND - LeeAnn Alcaraz has returned home to hopefully finish her Postal Service career as the Worland postmaster. Alcaraz started her career in 1998 in Worland and she worked for 15 years as a...

 

WYDOT adds weight restrictions to 88-year-old Culbertson Bridge

WORLAND - The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) has issued a weight restriction on the Culbertson Bridge following a recent inspection. WYDOT District 5 Public Affairs Spokesperson Cody...

 

Saturday festivities in Worland include something for everyone

WORLAND — This Saturday will be busy in Worland with Harvest Fest, annual Dyno Day at Diesel Pickup Specialists (D.P.S.) and Jump For Jesus tent meeting. The annual Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of...

 

The News Editorial: Facts and opinions on the ambulance station

Monday afternoon I listened to a nearly hour-long hearing regarding the proposed ambulance station at 603 North Road 11. The hearing was for the sole purpose of the judge listening to arguments...

 

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