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 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    March 4, 2021 

The News Editorial: Things make you go Hmmm: State Legislature edition

In this edition of Things Make You Go Hmmm we look at a few bills before the Wyoming State Legislature and we’ll start with Senate File 17 which would stop the requirement of cities, towns and count... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 4, 2021 

WMS student gives back to Shriners hospitals

WORLAND - Worland Middle School eighth grader Liette Brown had back surgery at a Shriners Hospitals for Children in Pennsylvania a few years ago and ever since she has been working to give back. She...


Variances exempt county from state health orders

WORLAND — Washakie County Health Officer Dr. Amber Moss requested a variance on statewide Health Order 4 requiring face coverings in public spaces to protect the public from COVID-19. The variance w...


Sen. Cooper seeks to redefine slayer rule

WORLAND — Sen. Ed Cooper (R-Ten Sleep) hopes to redefine the slayer rule with a bill he is sponsoring in the upcoming March session. Cooper is sponsoring Senate File 66, Slayer Rule Applied to...


The News Editorial: Be alert: Firearm licensing act introduced in U.S. House

They say ignorance is bliss or what you don’t know won’t hurt you but when it comes to legislation, whether at the state or federal level, nothing could be further from the truth. We as citizens... Full story


WMS musical opens tonight

WORLAND — The Worland Middle School Drama Department will present “The Enchanted Bookshop, the Musical” this Thursday and Friday at the school auditorium. Curtain opens at 7 p.m. both nights....


AP history students quiz Senator John Barrasso

WORLAND - Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) told Worland High School seniors in the AP history class that Vice President Kamala Harris has been invited to Worland. In his visit with students last...


Council sets replacement rate for Boys School sewer line

WORLAND — The City of Worland approved an ordinance on first reading to develop a depreciation reserve rate for the Wyoming Boys School. The rate is similar to what the city established in 2019...


Bringing awareness to importance of general aviation

WORLAND - Officials from the National Air Transportation Association visited with city officials and Worland Municipal Airport users during a meeting last Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the airport. Founded in...


Arctic cold front moves in to the Basin

WORLAND - Snow and cold hit the Big Horn Basin over the weekend with Arctic temperatures hitting this week. The National Weather Service reported a three-day total (Friday through Sunday) of two...


Decision on direct distribution waits for March session

WORLAND — The funding for the local direct distribution to cities, towns and counties will have to wait until the Wyoming Legislature resumes work in March with the State House not taking action on...


Karla's Kolumn: Learning more about cats

We adopted two cats recently from New Hope Humane Society. Earlier this year we had to say goodbye to our beloved Buddy after about five years and we needed to find another feline companion for... Full story


BAPC discuss options for crematory locations

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission considered two locations for a new proposed crematory in Worland and left the decision on how to proceed with Veile Mortuary owner...


Public hearing Feb. 17 on Big Horn Regional rate increase

WORLAND — The Big Horn Regional Joint Powers Board will be holding a public hearing at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the office in Worland, 1100 North 10th. The hearing is to take comments on the...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 4, 2021

State Senate makes cuts to direct distribution to cities, counties

WORLAND - Cities, towns and counties could see further cuts from state direct distribution funding after the State Senate amended Senate File 64 trimming another $10 million from the final two...


The News Editorial: After 116 years mission remains the same - to serve our community

This week we complete two full years as the weekly newspaper the Northern Wyoming News and what a year it was. We started year two out with an open house in February. Yes, it was pre-COVID or rather... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 4, 2021

Ten Sleep student's Voice of Democracy essay wins VFW local and state contests

TEN SLEEP - Ten Sleep sophomore Kinley Anderson's Voice of Democracy essay has taken top honors at the local, district and state level and is headed to the national competition. The Veterans of...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    February 4, 2021

Ten Sleep youth top skier in Sweet Sixteen Snowfest

WORLAND - Nearly 60 people attended the Tensleep Nowood Trailbreakers (TNT) Chili Feed to start the Sweet Sixteen Snowfest on Friday. On Saturday 28 people took to the slopes as part of the Snowfest,...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 28, 2021

More coverage coming but no 5G with latest cell tower in Worland

WORLAND - Installation of a new Verizon cell tower began earlier this month more than three years after getting approval from the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees. The tower is...


The News Editorial: Where are the grownups?

There are many things happening in our community, state and country right now that make me shake my head. Let us start locally, last week on the day of President Joe Biden’s inauguration a resident... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 28, 2021

Unique film and opportunity comes to Worland

WORLAND - CrossPoint Baptist Church of Worland is bringing a free showing of "Divided Hearts of America" to Worland this Sunday. The film, according to the website https://thewatso...


The News Editorial: Online petitions serve no real purpose

Online petitions are a joke. There I said it. If you have signed one recently, I apologize if I have offended you but I am only being honest and realistic. I say they are joke only because I believe...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 21, 2021

Early morning fire under investigation

WORLAND - A home fire that began in the early morning hours Monday is under investigation by the Worland Fire Department in conjunction with the State Fire Marshall's Office due to the extensive...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 14, 2021

Budget concerns face mayor in second term

WORLAND — While 2020 had several challenges, 2021 looks to just have one major challenge for the City of Worland — funding. Mayor Jim Gill began his second term as mayor on Jan. 1, officially...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 14, 2021

Following God: From rancher to evangelist to author

WORLAND - The first time you meet James Scott he does not hesitate to share the Gospel with you to make sure that you have a relationship with the Savior, Jesus Christ. He is not shy to tell you his...


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