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 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 30, 2018

Journey to the center of the earth

WORLAND — Two years of planning ended in a once-in-a-lifetime experience for 13 Worland High School (WHS) students, two parents and two teachers. Earlier this month, a group of science enthusiasts took a jaunt to the Galapagos Islands to see first...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 29, 2018

School to start earlier for WHS students

A need to increase time for orange period at Worland High School is prompting school officials to add 10 more minutes to the school day starting in the 2018-2019 school year. During Monday’s board meeting, Superintendent David Nicholas reported...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 28, 2018

No more propping open doors

WORLAND — Doors at any Washakie County School District No. 1 will no longer be propped open during regular school hours, for any reason. Superintendent David Nicholas said during Monday’s regular meeting, “We’re not going to prop a door open...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 27, 2018

BLM Worland announces fireworks area

WORLAND – In anticipation of the Independence Day holiday, the Bureau of Land Management Worland Field Office is again making a temporary, local exception to the fireworks ban on public lands. The use of fireworks will be permitted at a gravel pit...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 27, 2018

Lamb honored as Master, District Teacher of Year

WORLAND - For the first year the Washakie County School District No. 1 District Teacher of the Year and Board Master Teacher of the Year are the same person and this year's honoree is Worland Middle...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    June 23, 2018

Karla's Kolumn: Progress in Worland

With businesses closing in Worland the past few years some people have become concerned about the future of Worland, but there are several things that show Worland is progressing not struggling. Yes,...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 23, 2018

Combining technology and hands-on experience

By KARLA POMEROY Editor WORLAND - Worland kindergarten teacher Carla Bryant hosted a three-day fun Osmo iPad class for elementary students this week. Bryant said the kindergarten and first-grade...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 22, 2018

BIG HORN BASIN EDITION: Living for the ah-ha moments

WORLAND - Whether he is teaching, writing, taking photos or learning from his students, for Jeb Schenck, life is about the ah-ha moments. Jeb was born and raised in Powell, Ohio, in what used to be a...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 22, 2018

BIG HORN BASIN EDITION: Big Horn Co-op opening state-of-art fertilizer plant

WORLAND - Big Horn Cooperative Marketing Association will be opening up a state-of-the-art fertilizer plant in Basin this fall. Big Horn Co-op General Manager Mike Hanser said the plant is a "vision...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 21, 2018

Karate, rock music, gymnastics added to CultureFest lineup

WORLAND — CultureFest 2018 in Worland provides a variety of entertainment on Saturday as the 17th annual event kicks off in the back field of the Worland Community Center Complex. There are some new acts and some favorite returning acts to the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 19, 2018

Next year's budget set for final approval

WORLAND — The third and final reading of the 2018-2019 fiscal year budget comes before the Worland City Council for action tonight. The budget, which will be for July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, is among several items on tonight’s regular...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    June 16, 2018

Karla's Kolumn: Turning 50

When you're young, I mean like elementary age or younger, you think 50 is pretty old. And, you're probably right. I mean think about 50 is half of a century and a century is old? But, then, you turn 5...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 16, 2018

Lightning storm starts multiple fires

WORLAND — Lightning strikes caused several fire in Washakie and Big Horn counties. The largest fire started late Thursday afternoon and burned 2,000 acres between Paintrock Creek and the Lower Nowood, according to the Big Horn County Fire Warden...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 15, 2018

Grow Worland business funds ready to help businesses

WORLAND — Nearly a year into the agreement between the City of Worland and Washakie Development Authority, the WDA is still looking for the first customer for the Grow Worland Revolving Business Loan Fund Program. Matt Schneider, WDA board member...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 14, 2018

Striving to give every child a bed

WORLAND - One man's dream to help children in his hometown of Kimberly, Idaho, has grown into a nationwide movement to make sure every child has a bed. That movement and that dream has come to Worland...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    June 9, 2018

Karla's Kolumn: Cats. Who knew?

I write a lot about my dogs, their escapades, the fact that they are my "fur kids" the joy they bring. I'm pretty much a dog person. But then there are our two cats. We had cats growing up but cats ar...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 9, 2018

Worland Eagles Aerie, Auxiliary host state convention next week

WORLAND — The Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) Aerie and Auxiliary 3096 in Worland will be hosting the state convention with the theme “Let’s Score for the FOE” Wednesday through Saturday. According to Worland Auxiliary member Lory August, Wed...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 8, 2018

Minor injuries in two-vehicle crash

WORLAND — A Worland teenager sustained “minor to no injuries” in a two-vehicle crash Thursday morning. Wyoming Highway Patrol Lt. Erin DeVries said at milepost 170, at about 7:26 a.m., about four miles north of Worland on U.S. 20, Emily...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 6, 2018

Worland Community Garden: A true community effort

WORLAND - In its fourth year the Washakie County Extension Community Garden in Worland has proven to be a true community garden, providing service projects for a number of community organizations and...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    June 2, 2018

Karla's Kolumn: When will we stop sharing fake news

OK, let’s get one thing straight. President Abraham Lincoln did NOT say “You can’t believe everything you read on the internet.” I’m sure he would have had the internet been invented during his lifetime, as such it was not. Let’s get...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 1, 2018

Public input sought on conceal carry in schools

WORLAND — After seeking input from staff and parents on school safety, the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board is seeking input from the public. The board is seeking input about school safety, specifically allowing staff to carry concealed...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 30, 2018

Three-day closure planned to fix railroad crossing

WORLAND — The railroad crossing at Fifth and Big Horn that is offline will be closed to traffic next week from June 5-7, according to the Wyoming Department of Transportation. WYDOT district spokesperson Cody Beers said there will be a total closur...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 29, 2018

'We have a responsibility to never forget'

WORLAND - Veterans, friends and family gathered at the American Legion Post 44 Memorial Day services at Riverview Memorial Gardens in Worland to honor those who have served their country and who lost...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 29, 2018

Tensleep Creek flooding, winds cause damage

WORLAND — Memorial Day weekend weather was not kind to Wyoming, bringing tornadoes to the southeast of the state and strong winds and flooding to the Big Horn Basin. According to the National Weather Service a flood watch that began last Thursday c...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 26, 2018

Karla's Kolumn: Kudos go out to those who serve

Every once in a while I like to take a moment and send kudos out to people or organizations who are deserving. This week there are many. Let's start with perhaps the most important - Kudos to our...

 

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