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Take being an INFORMED voter seriously

In an effort to let all general election voters have a chance to be informed voters, the Northern Wyoming News will start a six-week series on candidate profiles starting with the Worland mayor’s...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    September 17, 2020 

Board discusses 2020 fair - positives, negatives

After having to postpone last month’s Washakie County Fair Board meeting, the board met Monday to review the 2020 county fair and begin planning the 2021 fair by discussing changes that are needed....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    September 17, 2020 

Auditor: City of Worland has healthy budget

WORLAND — The City of Worland is one of the only incorporated municipalities without indebtedness in the Big Horn Basin, according to certified public accountant James Seckman who submitted the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    September 17, 2020 

Constitution Party candidate for U.S. House visits Worland

WORLAND - U.S. House of Representative Constitution Party candidate Jeff Haggit spent some time in Worland visiting with media and contacting party members in the community before eventually heading...

 

Karla's Kolumn: What is normal?

Several months ago I explained how a woman's mind works and how we have many thoughts going through our minds at any one time. The Facebook meme says it best "My mind is like my internet browser, 19...

 

Gaining firsthand knowledge

WORLAND - Eastern Shoshone tribal member Scott Ratliff spoke to Worland seventh graders last Friday as part of the studies on indigenous peoples of Wyoming discussing misconceptions about Native...

 

BAPC considers approval of inside storage facility in downtown Worland

WORLAND — An inside mini storage unit will be coming to Worland soon, as soon as approval is granted from the Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission and Worland City Council. BAPC Board Member...

 

Record cold and precipitation hits Monday

WORLAND - Record cold temperatures and record precipitation hit the Worland area Monday. According to the National Weather Service climate data from the station at the Worland Municipal Airport, Worla...

 

Worland City Council hears reports, approves citizen request

WORLAND — City of Worland engineering representative Mike Donnell reported to the council that the Culbertson Street project is moving along well. He and Public Works Director Brian Burky said they...

 

Worland set to host State GOP Central Committee Meeting

WORLAND – The Washakie County Republican Party is hosting the Wyoming Republican Party State Central Committee Meeting this Friday and Saturday at the Worland Community Center Complex. The meeting...

 

Council mulls solution to unsightly property

WORLAND — Worland residents Wanda and Dennis Richard, owners of property at 622 South Fifth, came before the council Tuesday night to discuss what they described as dilapidated apartments next...

 

State cuts impact staffing, services

WORLAND — Last week Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon announced the finalization of the first round of state budget cuts totaling more than $250 million, with an additional $80 million in cuts to...

 

Wyoming Sugar gears up for 2020 harvest

WORLAND — As rough as last season’s sugar beet harvest season ended, with snow and freezing temperatures, Wyoming Sugar CEO Mike Greear is excited about this year’s crop. “We have a darn good...

 

Public meeting Sept. 9 for West River Road bridges replacement project

WORLAND - A public meeting has been scheduled for Sept. 9 concerning a 2021-22 project to reconstruct three bridges on WY433 near Worland. The 6:30 p.m. public meeting will be held at the Washakie...

 

The News Editorial: COVID math is hard

We like to have fun in our newsroom and last Tuesday as we were beginning to digest election results and add up numbers from various precincts one of our reporters asked jokingly, “Are we using... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 27, 2020

McDonald to challenge Mayor Gill

WORLAND — Write-in nominations have filled out the races for Worland City Council. Keith McDonald accepted a write-in nomination to challenge Jim Gill for mayor. The two faced off in 2016 with Gill...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 27, 2020

As use grows at South Worland pond, so does littering, graffiti

WORLAND - Several businesses and groups gathered nearly 20 years ago to enhance the South Worland Pond, just south of the airport and the Green Hills Golf Course, and now several city departments are...

 

The News Editorial: Back in school

Worland, Ten Sleep and several area schools began in-school classes this week. Washakie County School District No. 1 postponed the start of East Side Elementary until today (Thursday) due to two... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 20, 2020

Write-ins could change municipal races in general election

WORLAND — All Worland municipal candidates will advance to the Nov. 3 general election based on unofficial results from Tuesday’s primary election. Mayor Jim Gill, seeking a second term, received...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 20, 2020

In-person hearings resume for municipal court

WORLAND — In person hearings and bench trials were slated to begin Tuesday for Worland Municipal Court following action by the city council Monday night. Discussion originated at the Aug. 4 meeting,...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 20, 2020

McGarvin & Taylor move into historic location downtown

WORLAND - McGarvin & Taylor Real Estate found a new home in downtown Worland. They moved to their new location at 701 Big Horn Avenue from their previous location at 114 North Ninth. The move was...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 13, 2020

County COVID case increase attributed to multiple social events

WORLAND — In a week, Worland and Washakie County has seen an increase of 33 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, Aug. 11. Four of the cases are reported as recovered by the Wyoming...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 13, 2020

Champion breeder: Warner gets support from family in local breeding program

WORLAND - Dani Warner is a champion breeder and showman and the long-time 4-H and Chief Washakie FFA member won many accolades at the Washakie County Fair last month and is likely going to add to...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 13, 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... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 13, 2020

U.S. Senate candidate hopes to be Wyoming's voice in D.C.

WORLAND - U.S. Senate Republican candidate Mark Armstrong of Centennial describes himself as a different kind of politician, not wanting to make the millions of dollars that career politicians do and... Full story

 

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