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 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... Full story

 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,... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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...


Karla's Kolumn: Thank you for investing in Worland

Congratulations to Bomgaars for the latest business to invest in the future of Worland. The farm and ranch supply store begins its four-day grand opening today. We welcome the franchise to Worland and hope they, along with all of the Worland...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 21, 2019

New municipal court judge looking to serve the city

WORLAND - Accepting the appointment as the Worland Municipal Court Judge was a "way to serve the city and the community" for Worland attorney Marcy Argeris. Argeris was sworn in on Jan. 3, 2019, and h...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 21, 2019

Dollar Tree announces future plans for Family Dollar

WORLAND — In announcing fourth quarter financial results on March 6, Dollar Tree Inc. also announced plans for their Family Dollar stores. Kayleigh M. Painter, manager, investor and media relations for Dollar Tree, Inc. said, “There are several... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 14, 2019

Residential living in downtown business district?

WORLAND — After approving a special exemption for a hair salon, the Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission turned their attention to discussion allowing residential living in the central business district. Building official Randy...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 14, 2019

Milestone met by local Sleep in Heavenly Peace chapter

WORLAND - When Dan and Nancy Frederick began the Big Horn Basin chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace they knew there was a need for beds and they hoped within the first year to be able to build 100... Full story


Don't flush that; fourth-graders learn the ins and outs of the sewer system

WORLAND — About 85 fourth-graders from Worland West Side Elementary School got a glimpse into the inner workings of the city’s sewer lagoon during a recent field trip. Public Works Superintendent Brian Burky and Jodie Crawford, chief wastewater... Full story


Karla's Kolumn: Do you want to be a superhero?

The latest release from Marvel Comics is Captain Marvel and I confess I was one of the many that made it a blockbuster hit on its opening weekend. According to the Associated Press, "Captain Marvel,"... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 7, 2019

City officials address the question 'where is Walmart?'

WORLAND — After receiving a voicemail message from an anonymous caller, Worland Mayor Jim Gill addressed the issue of the city’s response now and in the past regarding bringing Walmart to Worland. Gill said the caller accused the city of...

 By Karla Pomeroy    News    March 7, 2019

Quilting retreat opportunity for bonding

WORLAND - Three area quilting businesses partnered up to sponsor a quilting retreat and class last weekend in Worland. Marcy Buckman of Heart-N-Home in Worland coordinated the retreat with Lauren... Full story


Get ready to bring your I.D. to school

WORLAND — The Raptor web-based visitor management system for screening visitors will be coming to all five Worland schools later this school year. Business Manager Jack Stott reported to the Washakie County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees...


Ten Sleep man charged with attempted murder

BASIN — A Ten Sleep man is being held on $500,000 cash bond on three felony counts after an incident on Feb. 3 at the HiWay Bar and Café. Michael Duane Verry, 70, was arrested in Billings, Mont., on Feb. 21, following his release from a Billings h... Full story


UW looks to fill Cent$ible Nutrition vacancy

WORLAND — After leaving the Washakie/Hot Springs County Cent$ible Nutrition educator position vacant for nearly a year the University of Wyoming Cent$ible Nutrition office is working to fill the position. Longtime Cent$ible Nutrition Educator... Full story


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