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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 17, 2021 

Fire near Ten Sleep grows quickly Tuesday

TEN SLEEP - The Brokenback Creek Fire that started out as a half-acre fire quickly blew up to 1,300 acres in about five hours on Tuesday. Ten Sleep Fire Department was dispatched at 11:19 to the...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 17, 2021 

Council listens to two concerns and a park picnic request

WORLAND — The Worland City Council heard from three citizens on three different issues at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. Two of the citizens had concerns to bring forward to the council....

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 17, 2021 

Keepsakes need to be removed from grass at city cemetery

WORLAND - The City of Worland is asking the public to help pick up items in the cemetery that are not secured in order for city crews to more efficiently and effectively maintain the cemetery...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 17, 2021 

Work begins on 9-11 20th anniversary program

WORLAND — Spearheaded by retired firefighter Mike St Clair, a committee began working last week on a program for the 20th anniversary of 9-11. On September 11, 2001, four commercial airplanes were h...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 17, 2021 

New events added to WC Fair schedule

WORLAND — The Washakie County Fair Board finalized the 2021 fair schedule with a few community events added to this year’s schedule. This year’s fair, July 24-31, includes the usual lineup of...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 3, 2021

Honoring the war dead: General Walrath gets personal

WORLAND - Brigadier General Justin Walrath, Chief of Staff of the Wyoming Air National Guard, personalized Memorial Day to those gathered for services in Worland and in Ten Sleep on Monday. Speaking...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 3, 2021

Father hopes to keep slow caution signs in neighborhood

WORLAND — After discussing a request from a father to keep caution signs up alerting drivers in a two-block area on Charles Avenue about a deaf child, the council forwarded the issue to the city...

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    June 3, 2021

The News Editorial: Simple gesture means a lot

There is the saying that membership has it’s privileges and I am taking advantage of that today. While we do not allow letters of thank you I am taking the time to say thank you to the person who dr... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 3, 2021

Simple, small device can reduce fire risk for home oxygen users

WORLAND - The recent incident of a Gillette man who reportedly caught himself on fire when he was smoking a cigarette while wearing an oxygen nasal cannula is not uncommon, but the risk can be...

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 27, 2021

The News Editorial: Lest we forget

You turn on the TV, scroll through social media, listen to conversations at the grocery store or over coffee and you hear and see the divisiveness that exists in our world today. On Monday, there is... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 27, 2021

New custom print shop opens on Worland main street

WORLAND - Family business opens on main street, finding a new home for screen and embroidery apparel printing. Sarah Lungren said she was needing a new challenge and started looking for new...

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 20, 2021

The News Editorial: Kudos for a busy May and Mental Health Awareness

It’s time to hand out a few kudos. First, kudos to the “merry month of May.” I don’t know if May is necessarily merry but it is busy. That’s a good thing and this year it definitely does... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 20, 2021

Ending the stigma: Advocate and governor share mental health journeys

WORLAND - The message was short, simple but serious - to remove the stigma attached to those who receive help for mental health issues and illnesses, as well as to raise awareness for mental health,...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 20, 2021

Gov. Gordon hopeful health orders gone by summer

WORLAND — In addition to being the keynote speaker at the Cloud Peak Counseling ‘End the Stigma’ Mental Health Event on Friday Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon also met with area county...

 By KARLA POMEROY    News    May 20, 2021

Saturday march celebrates Christ

WORLAND - Believers in Jesus Christ in Washakie County and the Big Horn Basin have been invited to "March for Jesus" this Saturday and join believers across the country and globe for the nationwide...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 13, 2021

BAPC split on how to address short-term home rentals

WORLAND — With the Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission split on what to recommend to the council regarding short-term home rentals so the issue was tabled until the May 24 meeting. The...

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 13, 2021

Karla's Kolumn: Expect the unexpected

This weekend, 88 seniors from Worland and eight from Ten Sleep will graduate. This month and next students from across the country in high schools and colleges will be saying goodbye to one journey... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 13, 2021

Friends of Washakie County Library honored as runner-up for literacy award

WORLAND - Friends of Washakie County Library were selected as the runner-up for Carol Mead Leaders in Literacy Award and received a certificate and $3,000 to support the construction of a new library...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 13, 2021

Familiar face takes reigns of public works department

WORLAND — The transition into a new City of Worland public works superintendent has been smoother since Nick Kruger is familiar with city operations and city crew members. Kruger, a former building...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 6, 2021

WHS Graduation Parade next Thursday, May 13

WORLAND — The Worland High School Graduation Parade, sponsored by Worland Rotary and organized by Kara Anderson will be at 6:30 p.m. next Thursday, May 13. Anderson said she had not initially...

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 6, 2021

The News Editorial: Legislature was right to address health order process

What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time graduation ceremonies were changed dramatically, events were canceled. Today, both schools are planning regular graduations on May 16, summer... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 6, 2021

Making history: Worland's first dental hygienist celebrates at 50-year reunion

WORLAND - Worland's first dental hygienist Margaret Schmeltzer Lungren, and seven of her classmates from Sheridan College were recognized at last weekend's graduation ceremonies for the 50th...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 29, 2021

BAPC mulls what to do about vacation rental homes

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission began discussions about whether Airbnb and other host short-term rentals should be regulated or licensed within the city limits....


Karla's Kolumn: Life with Cats, Chapter 2

So I’m outside with the kids – you know all five of my fur kids – and we’re taking a walk and enjoying the weather this weekend. I see Fluffy, one of our newest cats just sitting and enjoying... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 29, 2021

Mother and son honored as Extra Mile Heroes

WORLAND - Worland Mayor Jim Gill recognized two Worland residents, a mother and son, as the Extra Mile Heroes at last Tuesday's meeting, April 20. The mayor said several months ago he became aware of...


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