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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 14, 2018 

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...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 3, 2018

Two sales tax entities focus on special projects

WORLAND — Two of the entities that will receive funding from the one-cent general purpose tax, if voters approve the continuation of the tax next Tuesday, have specific projects in mind for the additional revenue. CRISIS PREVENTION AND RESPONSE...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 2, 2018

Municipalities focus on infrastructure with penny tax

WORLAND —Both Worland and Ten Sleep have focused on infrastructure with the general purpose sales tax the past four years and if voters approve continuing the tax next week, the municipalities will continue to focus on infrastructure needs. TEN...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    November 1, 2018

Penny tax helps senior centers provide services

WORLAND — Washakie County voters on Tuesday will decide whether to continue the fifth-cent sales tax and the seven entities have specific projects in mind for the revenue if approved at the general election. Both the Worland and Ten Sleep senior ce...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 31, 2018

Three council seats unopposed

WORLAND – Regardless of how the votes come out next Tuesday, the Worland City Council will have at least three new members when the new council is seated in January. There are two seats open in Ward 3 and incumbents Michele Rideout and Loresa Brink...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 30, 2018

Business leaders discuss revitalizing downtown

WORLAND — About two dozen community business leaders gathered Saturday in the back of Main Street Style & Trends to discuss ways to promote events for youth and to revitalize the downtown area for Worland. Main Street Style & Trends owner Sabrina M...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 27, 2018

Mitigation study for ice jam flooding approved

WORLAND — Washakie County’s ice jam flood mitigation proposal is one of 10 pilot projects selected in the northern region for study. Washakie County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Jeff Schweighart said the funding for the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 27, 2018

Karla's Kolumn: Be Informed

I realize with this column I'm probably preaching to the proverbial choir but I feel compelled to do it anyway, especially this time of year. I'm imploring our readers and Big Horn Basin residents to...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 26, 2018

Lady Warriors fast-pitch softball?

WORLAND — A movement to make girls fast-pitch softball a high school sanctioned event in Wyoming has come to Worland. Members of the Worland Wildfires fast-pitch softball made a brief presentation to the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 24, 2018

Board moves forward with early graduation changes

WORLAND — The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees approved on first reading changes to the early graduation policy. The board first heard about the proposal last month as a discussion item and the policy came back to the board...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 23, 2018

Coming to Worland in spring 2019

WORLAND - The new 36,000 square foot Bomgaars store being built east of Worland just off of U.S. 16, is set to open in the spring of 2019. According to Bomgaars Rick Penkava, general operations...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 20, 2018

Creating the next steak burrito

WORLAND - Worland High School culinary students worked this week to complete their steak burrito creation to compete in the annual Taco John's Culinary Cook Off. Instructor Brenda Trippel said the...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Party affiliation and Wyoming politics

The Wyoming Secretary of State’s office released numbers this week announcing that more than 12,000 people changed their party affiliation this year from July 6 and Sept. 20. After the primary election on Aug. 21, governor candidate Foster Friess s...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 19, 2018

Ready. Set. Read.

WORLAND - In just two short months the Little Free Library went from an idea approved by the Worland City Council for Pioneer Square to being installed, decorated and with books ready for reading. Fri...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 18, 2018

Grow Worland Initiative in doubt?

WORLAND — Despite hearing about opposition, plans are moving forward for a public hearing Monday, Nov. 5, on annexing a portion of Hillcrest Subdivision into the City of Worland. During the regular council meeting Tuesday, City Attorney Kent...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 12, 2018

Find hidden treasures at new shop in Worland

WORLAND - Marquis' House of Tre'sors opened in Worland Thursday with a variety of treasures. Owner Leona Marquis said her last name is French so for the name of the business she went with the French...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 10, 2018

National Fire Prevention Week: 'Look. Listen. Learn.'

WORLAND - Today's home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 9, 2018

Street sealing project postponed until spring

WORLAND — Wyoming’s fall weather has officially delayed the City of Worland’s GSB Friction Street Sealing Project. City engineer representative Mike Donnell reported Monday that he received word from ASTECH (Asphalt Surface Technologies) that...

 

Karla's Kolumn: How dogs are like humans, only better

Did you know dogs get the hiccups? They do. I didn't realize they could get hiccups either until we got our oldest dog Sarah 15 years ago. She doesn't get them as much now as she did when she was...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 6, 2018

Street sealing project may be delayed by weather

WORLAND — Weather may delay a street sealing project for the city of Worland. During Tuesday’s Worland city council meeting, Mike Donnell, city engineer representative, reported that the the city has had to make changes to the 2018 GSB Friction...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 4, 2018

Discussion starts on new vendor ordinance

WORLAND — The Worland City Council got their first glimpse of a new proposed vendor ordinance Tuesday night. The council began discussions about changing the current ordinance back in March. In August, Worland attorney and restaurant owner Chris...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 2, 2018

Annexation resolution on council agenda tonight

WORLAND — The Worland City Council will consider the resolution to annex portions of the Hillcrest Subdivision and the Healy property on the northeast edge of the city. On tap for tonight’s regular meeting is the resolution, which City Attorney...

 

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