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 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 9, 2020 

The News Editorial: A few COVID and WHO facts to ponder

I have steered away from COVID-19 thoughts in this space for a while to give everyone a break but a lot has been happening so I’m going to over a few facts and provide a few thoughts. Fact 1: Novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is not a hoax. It is... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 9, 2020 

County sees first new cases in over a month

WORLAND — After going more than a month without a positive COVID-19 community case (June 1) or a case from the outbreak at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center (June 4), Washakie County reported its 35th case on Tuesday, July 7. Two...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 9, 2020 

Wyoming Thunder Run stopping in Worland Saturday

WORLAND — Several requests for events this weekend were approved by the Worland City Council, including closing a block of Seventh Street for the Wyoming Thunder Run. Bruce Briggs from the Rendezvous Lounge came to the council at the Worland...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 9, 2020 

Nowoodstock XX rescheduled for 2021 due to COVID

WORLAND — The 20th Nowoodstock music festival in Ten Sleep will have to wait a year with organizer Pat O’Brien announcing Monday that he is rescheduling the 20th event for Aug. 13-15, 2021. In a statement to the Northern Wyoming News and on...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 9, 2020 

Owens named State Public Transit Dispatcher of Year

WORLAND - Worland Public Transportation/Worland Senior Citizen Center's dispatcher Patricia Owens was honored as the Wyoming Public Transit Association Dispatcher of the Year. She was "totally...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 9, 2020 

District technology coordinator works through many changes

WORLAND - After 13 years as the Washakie County School District No. 1 technology coordinator and 40 years overall of service to the district, Kathy Wise retired June 12. Wise has been the district...

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 2, 2020

Karla's Kolumn: Look for the individual

Wyoming National Guard Captain Eli Varney and his unit were deployed to Kosovo last year to patrol an administrative boundary but the unit wanted to do more. They found ways to engage with the people... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 2, 2020

Board mulls COVID-19 fair guidelines

WORLAND — The shows will go on. That was the final word from the Washakie County Fair Board Monday night at a special meeting. After a nearly two-hour discussion on COVID-19 safety protocols for the upcoming Fair July 25-Aug. 1, the Washakie...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 2, 2020

Guardsman says thanks to Worland schools for helping Kosovo students

WORLAND -Wyoming Army National Guard Capt Eli Varney, returned to Worland this week to visit family and to say thank you to the Worland and Big Horn Basin schools who sent supplies for the...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 2, 2020

AmeriCorps volunteers help community garden grow

WORLAND - The Worland Community Garden is growing, not just in produce but in volunteers with four AmeriCorps members working in the garden and with Washakie County Extension this year. Extension Educ... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 25, 2020

With renewed energy, U.S. Senate candidate Lummis ready to fight for Wyoming

WORLAND - Former U.S. House of Representative and current U.S. Senate candidate Cynthia Lummis made a few stops in Washakie County Saturday, including speaking at the organizational meeting for the...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 25, 2020

Worland BAPC reviews possible changes to subdivision chapter of city code

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission (BAPC) has begun reviewing proposed changed to the subdivision chapter of the city code. Changes have been proposed by Building Official Randy Adams and city engineering...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 25, 2020

Dome provides options at community garden

WORLAND – A project that began last fall with raising funds came to fruition last week with the construction of the geodesic dome in the northeast corner of the Worland Community Garden. The dome...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 18, 2020

Human-caused Slick Creek Fire burns 14 acres

WORLAND - The Slick Creek Fire at 8:30 p.m., Sunday, June 14, burning approximately 14 acres of sagebrush and cheatgrass on Bureau of Reclamation land two miles southeast of Worland. Washakie County...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 18, 2020

BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival canceled

WORLAND — While Ten Sleep continues to finalize plans for their Fourth of July celebration, other events this summer have been canceled due to concerns and the impact of COVID-19. The latest cancellation was the 2020 Wyoming BBQ Championship and...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 18, 2020

Budget, citizen requests approved

WORLAND — The Worland City Council approved three citizen requests, two ordinances on third reading, two resolutions including one for the new fiscal budget and two loan applications in a meeting that lasted about 30 minutes. The meeting, held at...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 18, 2020

Hyattville/Ten Sleep Pony Express Rides Again

TEN SLEEP - A great local tradition returns Saturday, July 4 when the Ten Sleep/Hyattville Lions Club will offer residents an opportunity to mail a letter by Pony Express. For at least 25 years, the...

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    June 18, 2020

Karla's Kolumn: Fortunate to live here

Our country is in turmoil. In some cities, citizens have taken over police buildings and whole city blocks. Groups are calling for police departments to be defunded. In Wyoming, we had protests... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 11, 2020

Whitlock resigns as Clerk of District Court

WORLAND - With the resignation, effective June 30, of Washakie County Clerk of District Court SuZann Whitlock the Washakie County Republican Central Committee has begun the process to submit names for...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 11, 2020

Bleak revenue picture for state, local government

WORLAND — Prior to Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon announcing the upcoming closures of 10 state rest areas and painting a bleak upcoming financial picture, Rep. Mike Greear (R-Worland) provided similar news to the Worland City County on Tuesday, June...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 11, 2020

Number of new COVID-19 cases declining in Washakie County

WORLAND — Washakie County saw its slowest growth in COVID-19 since the outbreak at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center began May 9 with just two cases from Tuesday, June 2 through Tuesday, June 9. Previous to the outbreak, Washakie...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 11, 2020

Worland resident felt compelled to join in Casper protest

WORLAND — A Worland resident joined about 300 people from Casper and Wyoming in a protest in downtown Casper last Wednesday, June 3. Amanda Hoffman of Worland said she decided to participate in the June 3 protest in Casper as soon as she saw it...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 4, 2020

Washakie County continues to see increase in COVID cases

WORLAND — One more death and four more cases were reported in Washakie County over the past week, mostly due to the outbreak at Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation (WHR). Washakie County had remained at five cases for several weeks before an...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 4, 2020

Mayor pleads: Be civil regarding face coverings

WORLAND — Worland Mayor Jim Gill opened Tuesday’s Worland City Council meeting with a message to the citizens asking them to be respectful of one another regarding the individual decision on whether to wear a face covering or not. “It is a pers...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 4, 2020

Flash flood causes road damage

TEN SLEEP - Run off and thunderstorms created flooding in the Ten Sleep area over the weekend. Thunderstorms south of Ten Sleep created flash flooding and perhaps historic levels of Alkali Creek that...


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