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 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 16, 2019 

Karla's Kolumn: Congratulations graduates

Sunday is graduation for many of the high schools here in the Big Horn Basin. Some college graduates have already received their diplomas. Saturday University of Wyoming graduates will receive theirs. With all these graduations it is time to pass on...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 16, 2019 

Site plans approved for new pharmacy

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustments and Planning Commission voted to approve the new site plan for Worland Pharmacy. David Albright, former Worland Shopko pharmacist, submitted the plans to the BAPC for their review at their regular meeting...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 16, 2019 

Child Protection Team brings two-day summit to Worland

WORLAND — A premiere two-day workshop for professionals who work with children is coming to Worland, thanks to the efforts of the Washakie County Child Protection Team (CPT), part of the Wyoming Department of Family Services. Bob Vines, Washakie...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Karla's Kolumn: Win or lose, it was the right call

I was watching the Kentucky Derby on Saturday when a NASCAR race broke out. I know you're expecting a political column or words of wisdom here instead of a sports column, but rest assured we'll get...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 9, 2019

Citizen requests for upcoming events approved

WORLAND — The Worland City Council approved several requests from citizens at Tuesday night’s regular meeting. They approved allowing camping at Newell Sargent Park this weekend for the annual Mother’s Day softball tournament. Armando Parra...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 9, 2019

Environmental Impact Statement released for proposed reservoir near Hyattville

WORLAND – Last week the Bureau of Land Management Worland Field Office released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Alkali Creek Reservoir Project near Hyattville. The proposed pr...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 2, 2019

Surveying Shopko shoppers; economic development groups seek input

WORLAND — A survey to find out shopping patterns of Shopko customers in the Big Horn Basin is now online and available for any Shopko shopper. The survey is part of a project from the Wyoming Business Council and National Main Street Center....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Community    May 2, 2019

District provides blessings in way of weekend meal to students

WORLAND — For the past year and a half Washakie County School District No. 1 has been involved with Blessings in a Backpack Program to help feed hungry students during the weekend. According to the website, “Blessings in a Backpack is...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Karla's Kolumn:Kudos for blessings, surveys and music

It’s kudos time again and I have three to present this week. Let’s start with the Blessings in a Backpack program celebrating it’s 10th year. According to its website, as little as $100 feeds one child on the weekends for one 38-week school...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 25, 2019

Soldiers prepare for deployment

WORLAND — At least 14 soldiers from the Big Horn Basin will be deployed this spring and summer with the Wyoming Army National Guard. According to Deidre Forster, public affairs director for the Wyoming Military Department, “We are tracking at...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 25, 2019

Life without chain stores

WORLAND — Big Horn Basin communities are teaming up with Wyoming Business Council and National Main Street Center as they look to fill product gaps as Shopko stores close this spring. According to Wyoming Business Council Northwest Regional...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 18, 2019

City enters into MOU with Town of Kirby

WORLAND — A bid, a street closure and a memorandum of understanding were approved by the Worland City Council at their regular meeting Tuesday night. Engineering representative Mike Donnell reported on the bid opening for the double gutters, curb...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 18, 2019

Human-caused fire under investigation

WORLAND — The Washakie County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Land Management are investigating the cause of the Pallet Fire that occurred Saturday evening, April 13. BLM public affairs officer Sarah Beckwith said the BLM was notified of the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 11, 2019

Two years after flood event, bids let to fix berm

WORLAND – A project that started two years ago is now starting to see progress thanks to several partnerships and a federal grant. The Washakie County Conservation District (WCCD) is the lead...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 11, 2019

Neighbors selected as new Washakie County emergency management director

WORLAND — The new Washakie County Emergency Management/Homeland Security director is a familiar face for the county and emergency responders. The Washakie County commissioners, after receiving nine applications and interviewing four candidates,...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    April 4, 2019

NEWS EDITORIAL: A trust issue for UW trustees

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has a trust issue and a transparency issue. How they proceed with the new presidential search will determine if they can fix these two issues. The board opted last week to not offer current President...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 4, 2019

Commissioners make offer for new emergency management director

WORLAND — The Washakie County commissioners interviewed four candidates for the Washakie County Emergency Management/Homeland Security director and have extended an offer to one candidate. According to Commission Chairman Fred Frandson, the county...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 4, 2019

Possible 'contaminants' to Boysen cause concern

THERMOPOLIS — Concerned Thermopolis resident and former Hot Springs County planner Lee Campbell sought support from local officials to get comments extended for a proposed Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality permit. Campbell said when he...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 4, 2019

Lifelong lesson: Learning to swim, staying safe in the water

WORLAND — Cecelia Sylvester of Hyattville organizes activities for four homeschooled youth in her community and last fall she was looking for a Christmas gift for them. The gift turned out to be...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 4, 2019

Mulhall speaks up for UW Pres. Nichols

WORLAND — With the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees waiting to begin a search for their next president for the university, many students and faculty still have questions and want more transparency. One of those students, UW student body...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Embracing the challenges

Saturday marked the fourth anniversary of my hire as the Northern Wyoming News editor. Every job I have had in my journalism career has challenged me and helped me grow in my chosen profession and...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 28, 2019

Begindergarten gets revamped for new school year

WORLAND — Next year, Washakie County School District No. 1 will be “doing begindergarten different and better,” according to Superintendent David Nicholas. Nicholas reported to the board during Monday’s regular meeting that Special Education...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 28, 2019

Longtime carrier walks final route Friday

WORLAND — “It’s not for sissies.” That’s how retiring Worland postal carrier Donna Beckstead described her job during an interview last week. Bechstead will go on her route one final time tomorrow (Friday). She walks about six to seven...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 28, 2019

BAPC continues to mull downtown housing

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission continued its discussion of allowing residences in the downtown area with some guidelines starting to emerge. Worland resident Cheri Bundren spoke to the BAPC at their meeting last...

 

New Republican party chair has passion for GOP platform

WORLAND — The new chair for the Washakie County Republican Party may be fairly new to Washakie County but he has a long history in the Republican party. Peter Calderon was elected as chair during the county party’s meeting March 14. Other...

 

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