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 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    February 2, 2023 

Is crossover voting really an issue?

Just after I wrote about House Bill 141 and kudos that it had not been assigned to a committee, in fact probably about the time that the newspaper was getting off the press in Cody, it was sent to a c...

 

There is hope

There are some odd bills and some frustrating bills that have been filed during the current Wyoming Legislative Session, which should tell all residents to pay attention to what is happening in Cheyen...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 12, 2023

A what were they thinking episode

A couple of things happened during the past week that had me scratching my head and made me wonder what people were thinking. First the legislators seeking a tax holiday for school supplies in the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    January 5, 2023

Things we learn from Hamlin collapse

Monday night Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin collapsed after making a tackle on Cincinnati Bengals player Tee Higgins. CPR was administered on the field, an AED was used and then Hamlin was taken...

 

The News Editorial

Ready or not here comes 2023 This week we say goodbye to 2022 and on Sunday we welcome in 2023. A new year brings hope for the future and apprehension of the unknown. Think about when we celebrated...

 

WHS marching band heads to Allstate Sugar Bowl

Forty-one Worland High School marching band members and eight parental chaperones are on their way to New Orleans with band director Frank Harding. The group left Worland Tuesday night to head to...

 

Donations for Food from The Field program grows thanks to generosity of hunters

WORLAND - Hunters with the Paintrock Hunter Mentor Program's Young Hunters Care Project (PHMPYHC) again showed their generosity and donated meat from hunts this season for the Food from the Field...

 

Lawley finding her own way following in Greear's footsteps

WORLAND —Worland resident Martha Lawley will head to Cheyenne on Jan. 5 to complete freshman orientation with the largest freshman legislative class for the Wyoming Legislature. As the state...

 

Volunteers: Where would we be without them

A comment made at Monday night’s Washakie County Fair Board meeting got me thinking. The audience member at the meeting told the board that most people in the community do not realize all the work...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    December 8, 2022

Worland Kiwanis honored as Christmas parade grand marshal

WORLAND — The Worland Kiwanis Club, which has been serving the community for 70 years, was selected as the grand marshal for last Saturday’s Worland-Ten Sleep Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights....

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    December 1, 2022

Residents should plan for colder, more expensive winter

WORLAND — Residents and commercial customers across the country will likely be spending more on energy this winter compared to recent winters, according to the winter fuels outlook by the U.S....

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    December 1, 2022

Serving up a sober Thanksgiving dinner

WORLAND - For the second year Angie's Kitchen owner Angie Garcia has offered a sober Thanksgiving dinner for persons in recovery. This year about a dozen people enjoyed a meal of ham, green bean casse...

 

Boys' School dealing with more mental health issues

WORLAND — Despite recent criticism of a rise in the use of restraints and detention rooms over the past few years, Wyoming Boys’ School (WBS) Superintendent Dale Weber maintains that the school...

 

Ryan Leaf Visit: Message to Wyoming Boys' School students: Life isn't fair for anyone

WORLAND - For former NFL quarterback and Heisman finalist Ryan Leaf, the money and fame were not his biggest accomplishments. He told the young men at the Wyoming Boys' School last Thursday that...

 

Voters support sales, lodging taxes by wide margins

WORLAND — Washakie County voters overwhelmingly approved continuing the one-cent general purpose tax and the 2% lodging tax on Tuesday. The sales tax was approved by 69.7% of the voters casting...

 

The News Editorial: Winners but no losers Tuesday night

Congratulations to Tuesday’s winners and to the others who were on ballots around the Big Horn Basin. Those who also ran are not losers. They cared enough about their communities, their counties,... Full story

 

Sales tax and movies: Support them both

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters in Washakie County will be asked whether they would like to continue the one-cent general purpose tax aka the fifth-cent. Voting in favor of this tax will not raise taxes... Full story

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    October 27, 2022

Entities make their case to continue fifth-cent sales tax

TEN SLEEP — Eight entities are hoping voters on Nov. 8 will continue the fifth-cent or one-cent general purpose tax to continue to provide a vital source of funding for each. During a forum at the...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    October 27, 2022

Questions raised as new school calendar considered

WORLAND — It was almost back to the drawing board for the 2023-24 school calendar with Business Manager Charlie Cauffman and Superintendent Tawn Argeris discussing three options for Washakie County...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    October 20, 2022

Historic bridge to be moved to museum

WORLAND - Work will begin soon to move a nearly 100-year-old bridge from County Road 86 to the Washakie Museum & Cultural Center as part of a joint project between the museum, Wyoming Department o...

 

The News Editorial: Thank you for being a newspaper reader

National Newspaper Week was Oct. 2-8 this year and while I usually try to recognize this important week on the actual week, this year that week, just like the month of October, has quickly slipped by... Full story

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    News    October 13, 2022

Indigenous Peoples Day a celebration of unity

WORLAND — The 2022 Indigenous Peoples Day at the Washakie Museum & Cultural Center Saturday brought together many cultures to listen and to dance. Washakie Museum & Cultural Center Executive Directo...

 

Karla's Kolumn Country living: Along came a spider

So I love fall. I love fall temperatures. I love fall sports. I love fall colors. The one thing I hate about fall is spiders. OK, so I hate spiders in any season, but fall it seems like the spiders, w...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 6, 2022

Washakie County launches 'Operation Green Light' in support of veterans

WORLAND - The Washakie County Commissioners approved a resolution in support of Operation Green Light during their regular meeting on Tuesday. Commissioner Terry Wolf, a veteran, said he heard about...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    October 6, 2022

Records broken at giant pumpkin weigh-off and drop

WORLAND — Records were set before a record crowd at Saturday’s 11th annual Wyoming Championship Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off. The giant pumpkin weigh-off started at Lungren’s Pumpkin Patch and moved...

 

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