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The News Editorial: In times of trouble, focus on the positive

Shoppers in Worland Sunday found the Reese & Ray’s IGA store closed with a notice “Closed until further notice” posted on the doors. Now the signs just say closed but the liquor store remains open. Yes, one more business closing is a...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    September 19, 2019 

New owners close IGA Worland store

WORLAND - Reese & Ray's IGA in Worland will not be re-opening, according to officials from new owners, Eaglecav LLC out of South Dakota. Rodney Messmer of Eaglecav said on Monday that the grocery...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    September 19, 2019 

DeMunbrun appointed to fill Ward 2 vacancy

WORLAND - Worland Mayor Jim Gill appointed, with council approval, Kody DeMunbrun to fill the Ward 2 vacancy left by the death earlier this summer of Dennis Koch. DeMunbrun was one of three...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    September 19, 2019 

Governor speaks on importance of agriculture

WORLAND — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon visited Worland Saturday speaking at the Wyoming Sugar annual community barbecue during the Harvest Festival on the importance of agriculture. He said ag is one of the top three industries in the state, but...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    September 19, 2019 

Riverton driver wins inaugural Harvest Festival Derby

WORLAND - Twenty cars nd battled in the first Worland Harvest Festival Demolition Derby with two Riverton drivers crashing their way to two of the three top spots. According to organizer Joe Maul, Wya...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    September 19, 2019 

Game and Fish trap bear getting into dumpsters

TEN SLEEP — A bear that had been relocated from the Sheridan area was trapped in Tensleep Canyon recently. According to Ten Sleep Game Warden Tom DeSomber, trapping a bear is a final solution for the agency. He said there are many other things...


Agencies identify strengths in boom exercise

Twenty-six participants from 11 different agencies participated in the river boom exercise on the Big Horn River Saturday morning. Worland Fire Chief Chris Kocher said, "Overall we identified some...


Demo derby, sugar cookie contest added to Harvest Festival fun

WORLAND — After three years under the auspices of the Worland business group FridayFest Merchants Harvest Fest has been revamped as Harvest Festival, sponsored and organized by the Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce in its fourth year. The 2019... Full story


Finding your career at any age

WORLAND — Last year as part of the 21st Century Grant, the Worland Youth Learning Center planned four college and career opportunity evenings and this year students in kindergarten through eighth grade will have their opportunity to decide what...


Karla's Kolumn: 20 years and counting

A week ago on Wednesday, Sept. 4, my husband, Alan and I, celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. Last week we had a story of a couple married 70 years and this week we have one with a couple... Full story


New owners close Worland IGA store

By KARLA POMEROY Editor WORLAND — Reese & Ray’s IGA in Worland will not be re-opening, according to officials from new owners, Eaglecav LLC out of South Dakota. Rodney Messmer of Eaglecav said the grocery store, which officially closed Saturday... Full story


Karla's Kolumn: Read carefully and thoroughly ...

Reading is an important part of everyone's life. We read every day, whether it is traffic signs, school books, your music playlist, the guide on your TV, Facebook memes, tweets, or, of course, the...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 29, 2019

Torrential rainfall causes flooding along Railway

WORLAND - Mother Nature brought down over an inch of rain in about 25 minutes last Wednesday, creating some flooding along Railway Avenue in Worland. Washakie County Emergency Management/Homeland...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 29, 2019

Red Arrow BBQ two-time local high point cooker

WORLAND - Jerrad Scott of Red Arrow BBQ of Worland won his second Jim Blake Memorial Award at the Wyoming State Championship BBQ & Bluegrass Festival Aug. 17. Scott won his first Jim Blake award,...


Community garden producing in spite of Mother Nature

WORLAND -While the growing season was a bit behind this year due to a wet and cool spring, the Worland Community Garden, administered by the University of Wyoming Extension Washakie County Office,...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 22, 2019

Vigil appointed to fill Ward 3 vacancy

WORLAND — Three Ward 3 residents made presentations to the Worland City Council Tuesday night seeking appointment to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Melissa Rivera earlier this year. All three candidates were born and raised in Worland...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 22, 2019

Three in a row: South Dakota cooker wins 2019 Wyoming BBQ Championship

WORLAND - While some newcomers to the Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival made strong showings, B-S BBQ Outlaws of Hills City, South Dakota, brought home the top prize for...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 22, 2019

Worland City Council gives OK to Maverik adult Chillers

WORLAND — With proper packaging and sealed bags, the Worland City Council gave unanimous consent for the Worland Maverik store to offer adult alcoholic Chillers. Dan Post, store director, came to the council last month requesting permission to...


Karla's Kolumn: Mental health must be part of the solution

Weeks after two mass shootings that left 32 innocent people dead in Texas and Ohio, people are still pointing fingers and finding someone or something to blame. Just like with guns and gun control,... Full story


Karla's Kolumn: Let freedom, not fear, reign

"The ultimate human experience." A trailer from the Universal Pictures movie "The Hunt," that was set to be released next month describes the scenario where rich elitists get to hunt 12 Midwest... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 15, 2019

Wyoming State BBQ and Bluegrass Festival continues to grow

WORLAND — Fifteen years ago the Pepsi Wyoming BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival at the Washakie County Fairgrounds began and the last few years have seen steady growth in attendance and barbecue competitors. Committee Chairman Dave Paxton...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 15, 2019

BAPC investigates establishing historical downtown district

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission is investigating the feasibility of establishing a historic downtown district. During the past several meetings the board has discussed options and benefits for establishing a...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 15, 2019

Washakie County Junior Livestock Sale tops $175,000

WORLAND - Area businesses showed their generosity for Washakie County youth at the Washakie County Fair Junior Livestock Sale Aug. 3, purchasing 83 animals for $176,041.47. Washakie County 4-H...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 8, 2019

Vacancy officially declared for Ward 2

WORLAND — Worland Mayor Jim Gill officially declared a vacancy for Ward 2 following the death of council member Dennis Koch on June 27. Koch was elected to the council in 2012 and re-elected to a second term in 2016. The city is now accepting lette...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 8, 2019

4th annual Battle of the Bands cancelled

WORLAND — The fourth annual Battle of the Bands has been cancelled. According to Worland Community Center Complex Marketing Director Sheryl Ley the Battle of the Bands, which was slated for Aug. 23, has been cancelled due to budget constraints.... Full story


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