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 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 23, 2019

Following a family tradition: WHS 2019 graduate heads to West Point

WORLAND - With military service in his blood, a Worland High School 2019 graduate is following the family tradition and headed to the United States Military Academy at West Point next month. During...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 23, 2019

City approves budget on first reading

WORLAND — The Worland City Council approved the 2019-2020 budget on first reading with one council member absent and another voting against the budget. Keith Gentzler was absent and Kreg Lombard, after Clerk/Treasurer Tracy Glanz presented the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 23, 2019

Memorial Day services Monday

WORLAND — The principle Wyoming National Guard assistant to the Adjutant General of Wyoming, Col. E. Steven Alkire, will be the keynote speaker at Monday’s Memorial Day services. The American Legion Post 44 organizes services in Worland and Ten...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Karla's Kolumn: Much to celebrate

The school year draws to a close this week and there's been much celebration in Worland the past week with graduation, two-time state boys soccer champions and Kait Wassum winning two track titles. Te...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Karla's Kolumn: Congratulations graduates

Sunday is graduation for many of the high schools here in the Big Horn Basin. Some college graduates have already received their diplomas. Saturday University of Wyoming graduates will receive theirs. With all these graduations it is time to pass on...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 16, 2019

Site plans approved for new pharmacy

WORLAND — The Worland Board of Adjustments and Planning Commission voted to approve the new site plan for Worland Pharmacy. David Albright, former Worland Shopko pharmacist, submitted the plans to the BAPC for their review at their regular meeting...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 16, 2019

Child Protection Team brings two-day summit to Worland

WORLAND — A premiere two-day workshop for professionals who work with children is coming to Worland, thanks to the efforts of the Washakie County Child Protection Team (CPT), part of the Wyoming Department of Family Services. Bob Vines, Washakie...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Karla's Kolumn: Win or lose, it was the right call

I was watching the Kentucky Derby on Saturday when a NASCAR race broke out. I know you're expecting a political column or words of wisdom here instead of a sports column, but rest assured we'll get...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 9, 2019

Citizen requests for upcoming events approved

WORLAND — The Worland City Council approved several requests from citizens at Tuesday night’s regular meeting. They approved allowing camping at Newell Sargent Park this weekend for the annual Mother’s Day softball tournament. Armando Parra...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 9, 2019

Environmental Impact Statement released for proposed reservoir near Hyattville

WORLAND – Last week the Bureau of Land Management Worland Field Office released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Alkali Creek Reservoir Project near Hyattville. The proposed pr...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    May 2, 2019

Surveying Shopko shoppers; economic development groups seek input

WORLAND — A survey to find out shopping patterns of Shopko customers in the Big Horn Basin is now online and available for any Shopko shopper. The survey is part of a project from the Wyoming Business Council and National Main Street Center....

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Community    May 2, 2019

District provides blessings in way of weekend meal to students

WORLAND — For the past year and a half Washakie County School District No. 1 has been involved with Blessings in a Backpack Program to help feed hungry students during the weekend. According to the website, “Blessings in a Backpack is...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Karla's Kolumn:Kudos for blessings, surveys and music

It’s kudos time again and I have three to present this week. Let’s start with the Blessings in a Backpack program celebrating it’s 10th year. According to its website, as little as $100 feeds one child on the weekends for one 38-week school...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 25, 2019

Soldiers prepare for deployment

WORLAND — At least 14 soldiers from the Big Horn Basin will be deployed this spring and summer with the Wyoming Army National Guard. According to Deidre Forster, public affairs director for the Wyoming Military Department, “We are tracking at...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 25, 2019

Life without chain stores

WORLAND — Big Horn Basin communities are teaming up with Wyoming Business Council and National Main Street Center as they look to fill product gaps as Shopko stores close this spring. According to Wyoming Business Council Northwest Regional...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    April 18, 2019

City enters into MOU with Town of Kirby

WORLAND — A bid, a street closure and a memorandum of understanding were approved by the Worland City Council at their regular meeting Tuesday night. Engineering representative Mike Donnell reported on the bid opening for the double gutters, curb...

 

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