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Karla's Kolumn: It's election time

It's election time It's that time again. That time that rolls around on even years, on the third Tuesday in August. That's right Tuesday is primary election day in Wyoming where political parties get...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 17, 2018

'I'm getting a bunk bed'

WORLAND -Bright-eyed 3-year-old Camden Denton proclaimed Tuesday "I'm getting a bunk bed." In fact, Tuesday night Camden and his older sister, Brailynn, 9, got to sleep in their own beds at their...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 16, 2018

Brewfest tonight kicks off BBQ and bluegrass festival

WORLAND — Fourteen years and three awards later the Pepsi Wyoming State BBQ Championship and Bluegrass Festival kicks off tonight with the brewfest at the Washakie County Fairgrounds. Event Coordinator and festival committee director Dave Paxton...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 15, 2018

Third annual Battle of the Bands Friday

WORLAND — The third annual Battle of the Bands hosted by Worland Community Center Complex (WCCC) and Rumors Sports Bar and Grill kicks off Friday night at 6 p.m. with Ten Sleep singer Kurt Steinke. Sheryl Ley, WCCC marketing director, said there ar...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 15, 2018

UPDATE:Denver Jake Fire 30 percent contained

WORLAND - The Denver Jake Fire was at 30 percent containment Wednesday morning according to Cindy Wertz, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management public affairs specialist. Wertz said the fire is 16 miles...

 

Karla's Kolumn: More things I know but don't understand

Everything needs a sequel nowadays and my column from a few weeks ago on Things I Know but Don’t Understand is no exception so here goes. •I know my dog fell in my window well but I don’t understand after three years why now. And I don’t...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 11, 2018

Local attorneys nominated for district court judge

WORLAND — Two local attorneys have been nominated for Fifth Judicial District Court judge. On behalf of the Judicial Nominating Commission, Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael K. Davis, who serves as chairman, announced Friday that the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 11, 2018

Table-ready vs. show-ready: Businesses offer new award for livestock at county fair

WORLAND - Is an animal shown at the county fair show-ready or table-ready and can they be both? That is a question that three local businesses determined to find out and subsequently to reward those...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 9, 2018

CodeRED test deemed a success

WORLAND — Results from last week’s CodeRED all-call notification drill test were “very encouraging,” according to Washakie County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Jeff Schweighart. CODERED CodeRED is a notification system...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Is Worland ready to grow?

How do you grow a city? That’s a question facing the city of Worland as they fight to keep the population above 5,000 in order to hold on to federal Urban Systems funding. The Urban Systems funding has helped the city build major streets including...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 2, 2018

Appointed members seek to retain council seats

WORLAND — Two appointed council members are hoping to retain their seats on the Worland City Council. Gary Gerber, who represents Ward 1, was appointed in June 2017 to fill the term left vacant after the resignation of Jacque Ernest. Gerber said,...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 28, 2018

Grow Worland meeting Monday

WORLAND — City of Worland officials are inviting adjacent residents to come to a meeting and listen to how those residents can help “Grow Worland.” Mayor Jim Gill said, “We have this Grow Worland initiative. It’s an important aspect for...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 28, 2018

UPDATE: Potter Butte fire burns 2,448 acre, 100% contained as of 11:23 a.m. Saturday

UPDATE: The 2,448 acre Potter Butte Fire south of Worland is now 100% contained, per the BLM at noon Saturday. The change in acreage is due to more accurate mapping. It burned on BLM, state and...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 28, 2018

Karla's Kolumn: Things I know but don't understand

I took a few days off last week to get a few projects done at home and rejuvenate myself for the final push of many activities to cover before school starts in the middle of August. During that time off I also let my mind wander and it wandered to...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 20, 2018

Worland school board approves budget

WORLAND — The Washakie County School District No. 1 approved a $25.3 million general fund budget with total appropriations for the 2018-2019 fiscal year budget of $40.8 million Wednesday night. Also Wednesday night, the board failed to pass a motio...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 19, 2018

It's all about team work

WORLAND — It’s all about team work when fire departments battle large wildland fires like the Terek Fire last week northwest of Worland and south of Manderson. The fire was contained Friday at 42,267 acres. Worland Fire Chief and Washakie County...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 18, 2018

Local gardener honored as 'community hero'

WORLAND - Community volunteer Jane O'Connor received the Wyoming Association of Municipalities Region V 2018 Community Hero Award. Since O'Connor could not be at the Region V meeting last month, the...

 

Commission moves to approve Washakie Rural expansion

WORLAND – A proposal by the South Worland Water Users Corporation to join the Washakie Rural Improvement and Service District was met with a vote to approve by the county commission on Tuesday, although the measure was left open Tuesday morning...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 17, 2018

Council to mull agreements; honor green thumb hero

WORLAND — The Worland City Council will consider three separate agreements at tonight’s regular council meeting, as well as honor a green thumb volunteer. On tonight’s agenda is consideration of a water district enlargement agreement with the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 14, 2018

Karla's Kolumn: Cowboys and firefighters

Much the same way a kneeling NFL player turned many U.S. citizens into strong, outspoken American patriots, a simple slogan change by the University of Wyoming turned many a Wyomingite into strong,...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 7, 2018

Karla's Kolumn: What were we celebrating?

Wednesday was a national holiday. The Fourth of July. Two hundred forty-two years ago, the Continental Congress declared independence from Great Britain with these words (per transcript from the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 4, 2018

Crews battle fourth fire near Hyattville

WORLAND — Multiple agencies fought a nearly 500-acre blaze nine miles north of Hyattville Monday night. According to Sarah Beckwith, public affairs officer with the Bureau of Land Management Wind River/Bighorn Basin District, the Alkali Flats Fire...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    July 3, 2018

Worland woman critically injured in canyon crash

WORLAND — A Worland woman was life-flighted with critical injuries following a one-vehicle crash Sunday night in Wind River Canyon. According to Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper James Weck, a 38-year-old Worland man, driving a Ford F150 pickup...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    June 30, 2018

Karla's Kolumn: Fond fishing memories

A few weeks ago in his column, John Davis wrote about a few of his fishing memories and that got me reminiscing about some of my favorite fishing memories. What better time than summer time to share...

 
 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...

 

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