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Karla's Kolumn: How do we stop it? Stop the hate

It was a horrific weekend in America with 31 people killed, dozens injured by mass killers in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The shootings were less than 13 hours apart and less than a week from... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 1, 2019

Kennedys prepare to move Ace store

WORLAND — It’s official. Kennedy Ace Hardware will be moving east on Worland main street from 801 Big Horn Avenue to 100 South 20th Street. Actual moving day has not been set. Lee and Gerry Kennedy, owners of the Worland Ace Hardware store,...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 1, 2019

4-H youth gain knowledge, experience in showmanship

WORLAND - Junior showmen can have little or up to three years experience but each year continues to be a learning experience, never more so than with the horsemen at Saturday's Washakie County Fair Ho... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 1, 2019

TCT appeals federal judge decision, files district case against Campbells

WORLAND — In response to a U.S. District Court judge ruling against Tri County Telephone on the breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets, the Big Horn Basin telecommunications company has filed a notice of appeal, and filed a simila...


Karla's Kolumn: Random thoughts through writer's block

Coming up with a 52 topics in a year can be difficult at times. OK, let's be honest, coming up with the topics is easy, putting them together in a column or editorial in a way that makes sense is... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 25, 2019

Lungrens prepare for second county fair

WORLAND - Next week's Washakie County Fair will be the second for the brother-sister Lungren duo, Owen and Paige. Both started in 4-H last year, both having swine projects, while Paige also added... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 25, 2019

News EditorialFair week starts a frenzy of summer fun

Next week is a busy time in the southern part of the Big Horn Basin. As always there are three county fairs going on, Big Horn County Fair in Basin, Hot Springs County Fair in Thermopolis, and, of course, the Washakie County Fair right here in... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 18, 2019

Karla's Kolumn: What's the next giant leap?

There are many major events in recent history that I can say I remember where I was — 9/11 of course is the most obvious; the Challenger; President Ronald Reagan’s attempted assassination. But 50 years ago this Saturday was the historic landing...


Lighthouse reaches new milestone, serving 109 clients

WORLAND - The Cloud Peak Lighthouse Adult Crisis Center served a record 109 clients over the past fiscal year, according to program director Sabrina Ochoa. Ochoa said the number of people they have... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 11, 2019

Containment expected on wildland fires by Saturday

WORLAND - Three fires that started Thursday afternoon should all be contained by Saturday, according to the Bureau of Land Management. According to the Big Horn County Fire Warden, Hyattville Fire... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 4, 2019

News Editorial: Use common sense this Fourth of July

Common sense safety. If it is common sense you think the safety tips would go without having to be said, but that’s not the case, that’s why on your blow dryer it says not to immerse in water. Common sense tells us that would be a bad idea but... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 4, 2019

Riding for human trafficking victims

MANDERSON - Manderson resident and activist Karen Fettig began making her way around Wyoming last week to raise awareness around the state about human trafficking and its victims. According to the...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 4, 2019

Councilman Koch remembered as man of honesty, integrity

WORLAND -Former Northern Wyoming Daily News circulation manager and Worland City Council member Dennis Koch was remembered as a man of honesty and integrity. Koch, 70, passed away Thursday, June 27,... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 27, 2019

Fireworks area again offered near Worland

WORLAND – In anticipation of the Independence Day holiday next week, 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... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 27, 2019

Grow Worland funding helps lift aviation business off the ground

WORLAND — A new aviation business got started last week thanks in part to Worland Mayor Jim Gill’s Grow Worland Initiative and the city partnering with Washakie Development Association. David Stinson and Tony and Emily Herby started their...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 27, 2019

Worland receives SLIB grant for Culbertson improvement project

WORLAND — The City of Worland received further assistance from the State Loan and Investment Board last week for their Culbertson street, sewer and water improvement project, with the approval of a second grant. The city received a $500,000...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 20, 2019

School Facilities Commission to conduct monthly meeting in Worland

WORLAND — The state School Facilities Commission (SFC) will tour Ten Sleep and Worland schools and then conduct a two-day work session in Worland next week. The SFC will meet in Worland for a work session Wednesday, June 26 at 1 p.m. Prior to the... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 20, 2019

Worland City Council vacancy declared in Ward 3

WORLAND — The Worland City Council declared a vacancy in Ward 3 after accepting the resignation of Melissa Rivera Tuesday night. Rivera began a four-year term in January. She had accepted a write-in nomination after the 2018 primary election and...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 13, 2019

Red Cross assisting Worland family after house fire

WORLAND — Red Cross of Wyoming is assisting a Worland family of five after they were temporary displaced by a house fire at 804 Charles Avenue in Worland on Monday night. Assistance was provided for lodging and other immediate needs. Further...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 13, 2019

Washakie County explores downtown location for library

WORLAND — The Washakie County Library may be moving downtown if financing and plans work out. Washakie County is in negotiations with Lee and Gerry Kennedy to purchase property for a new location for the Washakie County Library. The county is not...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 13, 2019

Recommendations made for life after Shopko

WORLAND — A couple main themes reverberated throughout the webinar regarding Shopko closures in the Big Horn Basin. The webinar last Thursday, June 6, provided insight and recommendations to Wyoming communities in the wake of 13 Shopko stores... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 6, 2019

Longtime math teacher Riedel honored as Master Teacher

WORLAND - The Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees honored retiring high school math teacher Duane Riedel with the annual Master Teacher Award. The award was announced Monday, May... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    June 6, 2019

District 1 cuts three more positions through attrition

WORLAND — Over the past three years the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees has had to trim the budget and in order to do that have eliminated 17 certified staff positions throughout the district. This year Business Manager...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 30, 2019

Public invited to participate in webinar on Shopko closure

WORLAND — The public is invited to view and participate in a webinar that will provide insight and recommendations to Wyoming communities in the wake of 13 Shopko stores closing across the state, including Worland and Thermopolis. The webinar will... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 30, 2019

Jay Richard honored with Bell Ringer award

WORLAND - Pumpkin grower and set designer Jay Richard was honored by the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees with their annual Bell Ringer Award. Chairman Don Bryant, in presenting...


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