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Teaching 8th-graders about the election process

WORLAND - Wanting to take advantage of a busy statewide election this year, Worland Middle School social studies teacher Joe Winkler invited two of the four governor candidates to speak to his...

 

Jackrabbit Java serves up people's choice

THERMOPOLIS — Jackrabbit Java of Thermopolis brought home the people’s choice award Saturday from the first Roasters Rendezvous at Central Wyoming College in Riverton. Roaster and Jackrabbit Java co-owner Josh Thomas said the Roasters Rendezvous...

 

Tips offered on grain bin safety

WORLAND - Grain bin safety was a highlight of the Washakie County Women's Ag Expo in Worland last month. Connie Werbelow of the Farm Service Agency in Greybull discussed how a person standing in a...

 

Karla's Kolumn:

We have a lot of fun in our office with practical jokes and employees trying to scare other employees but the best tricks are ones that happen without you trying. Case in point one of our coworkers...

 

City of Worland receives clean audit report

WORLAND — The City of Worland received a “clean” audit report from James Seckman during the annual report at Tuesday’s council meeting. Seckman reviewed the city’s financial records for the fiscal year of July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018....

 

Trim-a-tree project brings families, community together for Christmas

WORLAND — Inspired by a tree lighting program in Rock Springs, RT Communications vice president and general manager Becky Dooley and marketing and sales supervisor Linda Weeks are bringing the trim-a-tree program to Worland. Dooley and Weeks...

 

Third annual screen-free week starts Monday

WORLAND — Last year 60 students spent 16-20 hours screen-free as a way to get away from their electronic devices and spend more actual time with family and friends. Screen-free week is a program through Washakie County Public Health that started...

 

Seeking alternative funding sources

WORLAND - As budgets get tighter for school districts, teachers are finding new ways to make their classroom budgets go farther, and they are seeking the public's help. In Washakie County School...

 

Examining 2017-2018 ACT scores

WORLAND — Wyoming ACT composite scores hit a six-year low according to data released last week by the Wyoming Department of Education, but Worland scores were above the state. Wyoming’s ACT composite score in reading, writing, math and science wa...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Am I a prude or an individual

You would think I would become a bigger prude (modest) as I get older but it seems like the opposite is coming true. When I was growing up I had a battle with my mother in making sure she didn't hem...

 

Friends work to provide 'Little Free Library'

WORLAND — The Friends of the Worland Library are working on setting up a Little Free Library around the community thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. Friends of the Library President Kathi Morrison and member Vickie Overcast presented...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 31, 2018

Thermopolis attorney appointed district court judge

WORLAND — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Bobbi Dean Overfield to be District Court judge for the Fifth Judicial District, serving Big Horn, Hot Springs and Washakie counties. Overfield fills the vacancy that is occurring with the retirement...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 30, 2018

Worland continues work on school safety

WORLAND — Washakie County School District No. 1 Superintendent David Nicholas provided updates on the efforts to make the Worland schools safer. Nicholas told the board of trustees Monday night that the fencing around the shop/agriculture area has...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 29, 2018

Worland school board mulls early release on Fridays

WORLAND — Last year the Washakie County School District No. 1 board briefly considered early release on Fridays as they began developing the 2018-2019 calendar for Worland schools. The idea seems to have gained interest this year as work begins on...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 28, 2018

School safety issues involve more than just guns

WORLAND — Schools in Wyoming are now in full swing for the 2018-2019 school year and along with focusing on education many districts are still working on new security measures. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow weighed in on...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Musings from the primary election

Whew! We can all safely open up our newspapers, turn on our television sets and our radios again and not be bombarded by negative campaigning from candidates ... at least for a few weeks before...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 24, 2018

Update to standards, graduation requirements, and accreditation rules approved

CHEYENNE — Governor Matt Mead has signed and approved amendments to rules and regulations regarding Wyoming’s statewide standards for math and social studies, high school graduation requirements, and district and school accreditation. “Many...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 23, 2018

Unfinished business: State Supt. Balow discusses 2018 election

WORLAND — Unopposed in her bid for a second term, Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow celebrated election results and her victory winning the Republican nomination by playing Bingo at the Ten Sleep Brewery. When asked...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 22, 2018

Council votes to remove funds from Bank of the West

WORLAND — The Worland City Council voted quickly and unanimously to remove funding from the Bank of the West due to the bank’s recent positions on the oil and gas industry. During Tuesday’s meeting, City Attorney Kent Richins said he was...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 21, 2018

Two in a row for South Dakota barbecue team

WORLAND - It was a repeat for the B-S BBQ Outlaws of Hill City, South Dakota, winning the 14th annual Pepsi Wyoming BBQ Championship in Worland during the championship and bluegrass festival Saturday...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    News    August 18, 2018

State and federal races highlight ballot in Washakie County

WORLAND — Voters in Wyoming head to the polls Tuesday to decide party nominees for governor and the other top state elected officials, among many other state, federal and local races. Washakie County voters have few local races to cast ballots on....

 

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... Full story

 
 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...

 

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