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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    September 23, 2021 

Mountain manhunt ends in 2 arrests

TEN SLEEP — A father and son from Sheridan County are facing multiple charges after an altercation with a citizen and a deputy last week. Cody James Veal (born in 1979) of Story and Niles Wesley...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    September 23, 2021 

Worland population decline has huge impacts

WORLAND — The nearly 10% drop in population in Washakie County and the 13% drop within the City of Worland has strong financial and legislative implications. According to the Census Bureau, the...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    September 23, 2021 

Manufacturing shortages hamper two bid projects

WORLAND — Shortages in manufacturing has created issues with two bids for the City of Worland. On Sept. 7 the council approved a bid for towable air compressor to be used for blowing out sprinkler...

 

Murphy appointed to Ten Sleep school board

TEN SLEEP — The Ten Sleep school board interviewed two potential candidates to fill the vacancy left last month by Megan Truman. After interviews the board unanimously approved a motion to appoint...

 

It is about freedom

Little did I know when I was writing my 9/11 memories last week and I mentioned that it scared me that people were willing to give up freedoms in the name of safety that a few days later President...

 

Board seeks opinions for fair dates, entertainment

WORLAND — The Washakie County Fair Board is seeking residents’ opinions on the dates for next year’s fair, as well as entertainment and times for livestock shows. A survey, through SurveyMonkey...

 

Protesters question FDA approval of Pfizer vaccine; hospitalizations rise

WORLAND — When the Pfizer BioNTechSE COVID-19 vaccine gained full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last month, the announcement said the vaccine would now be marketed as...

 

Crown Worland plant earns top safety honors

WORLAND - The Crown Cork & Seal Worland plant recently completed a two-year partnership with the Crown Corporate Environmental Health and Safety Department and is the only plant in North America...

 

'God is good': Arps turns 104 years young on Monday

WORLAND - Worland resident Dolores Arps, known as Dee to her friends will turn 104 years young on Monday, Sept. 6 or maybe Tuesday, Sept. 7. She was born in Dodge, Nebraska, on Sept. 6, 1917, at...

 

Washakie County Senior Citizens Center Inc. honored as Transit Agency of the Year

WORLAND - For the second time in five years, the Washakie County Senior Citizens Center doing business as Worland Senior Center and Worland Van-Go Public Transportation has been honored by the...

 

Carlisle three-peats with top honors for archery projects

WORLAND - Washakie County 4-H member Aubrie Carlisle completed her third year in 4-H at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas last month and for the third straight year won a top prize with her static...

 

Veile Mortuary 100 years strong in Worland

WORLAND - Veile Mortuary celebrates 100 years in business in Worland and Washakie County this year, with three generations of the Veile Family and one new owner taking the company into the future. Dav...

 

A Family Affair: Mortimore Funeral Home still going strong after 76 years

THERMOPOLIS - In 1945 Max E. Mortimore purchased the local Eastman Mortuary in Thermopolis, and now 76 years later, the Mortimore Family continues to run and operate the only funeral home in Hot...

 

Bryant Funeral Home: Serving their community for 26 years

WORLAND — Bryant Funeral Home of Worland is celebrating 26 years in business this year and they have seen several changes in the past few years. Bryant Funeral Home was founded by Mike and Yvonne...

 

The News Editorial: At a crossroads

It has been 16 months since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as a global pandemic. We have come a long way but there is still a long way to go but I...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 26, 2021

Support The Troops shifts gears

WORLAND — The Worland Support The Troops program managed by the American Legion Post 44 is changing direction slightly due to fewer area troops being deployed overseas. American Legion Adjutant Don...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 26, 2021

Glenrock team takes home grand prize at Wyoming BBQ State Championship

WORLAND - In just its fourth year of competition and second at the Pepsi Wyoming BBQ State Championship & Bluegrass Festival American Heroes BBQ out of Glenrock took home the grand prize this...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 19, 2021

Barbecue, bluegrass and more this weekend

WORLAND — There is excitement this year from the cooks to the judges for the 17th Pepsi Wyoming BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival at the Washakie County Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday....

 

The News Editorial: Don't stop, keep reading

Recently a reader came into the office to purchase an ad and asked that it be placed on page 2. We told her we would try and accommodate the request and her reply was that she did not read anything...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 19, 2021

West Side garden flourishes through Work-It-Wednesday

WORLAND - Every other Wednesday was, Work-It-Wednesday, this summer with West Side students gather to harvest produce from the school garden established just prior to the end of the school year in...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 12, 2021

Construction issues result in premature shuttering of old C-store

WORLAND - Dirt and infrastructure issues caused Big Horn Cooperative Marketing Association to close down their convenience store sooner and longer than anticipated while the new Travel Center is...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Cats in harmony

It has been a busy summer and I know you are all wondering how the cats are doing since last I wrote there was still some disgruntlement, mainly between the two males. Chuck had refused to eat with...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 12, 2021

9-11 service to include music, speeches, moment of silence

WORLAND — The 9-11 commemorative service committee has finalized plans for the service at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, in Pioneer Square. The service, 9-11 20 Years: We Will Never Forget, will...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 12, 2021

Pit Stop Travel Center looks to September for opening

WORLAND - While initial plans had the new Pit Stop Travel Center opening mid-summer this year, material shortages have delayed the project, according to owner Mike Bailey of Bailey Enterprises....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 5, 2021

City, WAM honor Rotary for work at Riverside Park

WORLAND - For the second year in a row, the City of Worland's nomination for Community Hero was selected as the regional award by the Wyoming Association of Municipalities. On July 15, Worland Rotary...

 

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