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  • Karla's Kolumn: Embracing the challenges

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Mar 28, 2019

    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 this one is no exception. I had worked on a daily newspaper previously for nearly three years at the Laramie Boomerang, unless you also count my work experience with the Branding Iron as a student at the University of Wyoming. I was familiar with the pace of a daily newspaper and the deadline stress...

  • APRIL 1 - Permit eyes tons of oilfield pollutants for Boysen, Wind River

    Angus M. Thuermer Jr., WyoFile.com|Mar 28, 2019

    Millions of gallons of tainted water carrying thousands of tons of oilfield pollutants could flow into Boysen Reservoir and the Wind River each month under a proposed Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality permit, but without substantially degrading water quality, the agency says. The permit would authorize operators of the Moneta Divide oil and gas field, which is expected to expand to 4,250 wells, to discharge 8.27 million gallons a day of “produced water” from the field. Some 25 acre feet a day could flow from the wells north of Sho... Full story

  • APRIL 1 - Wyoming Briefs

    Mar 28, 2019

    Wyoming economy still “modestly” improving CHEYENNE (WNE) – Wyoming’s economy continues to improve following an energy bust years ago, but the state has only recovered about a third of the jobs lost during that time. An economic analysis released by the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information this week shows growth across multiple sectors in the fourth quarter of 2018. This includes employment, personal income, housing prices and state revenue. The state’s total employment grew by 1 percent, or 2,800 jobs, in the last quarter c... Full story

  • Begindergarten gets revamped for new school year

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Mar 28, 2019

    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 Director Kim Sanford, East Side Principal Chris Peterson and South Side Principal Ken Dietz have been meeting on how to transform begindergarten. He said begindergarten began for those students not quite ready for kindergarten. In a story in the Northern Wyoming Daily News in 2016, begindergarten teacher...

  • Longtime carrier walks final route Friday

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Mar 28, 2019

    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 miles a day, in addition to driving a portion of her route that encompasses from the railroad east to the canal, and from Veterans Park to the north side of Big Horn Avenue. She wasn’t always a carrier though. Beckstead began her U.S. Postal Service career in 1987 in Salt Lake City as temporary employee. S... Full story

  • BAPC continues to mull downtown housing

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Mar 28, 2019

    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 Thursday, March 21, expressing support for allowing some type of residential living downtown. She added, however, that she was opposed to residential living that would result in buildings having windows boarded up creating an eyesore like the building on the north side of Big Horn and Seventh. “It was...

  • Four Worland students qualify for national competition

    Cyd Lass, Staff Intern|Mar 28, 2019

    WORLAND – March 14, 15 and 16, students from all over the state gathered in Green River and Rock Springs for the National Qualifiers Competition for speech and debate. Qualifying for the National Competition is Nathaniel Nelson and Jade Hefenieder in duo interpretation, along with Zoe Fernandez and Madeline Martinson in World Schools Debate. Thirty Worland High School students attended this competition, competing in 13 different events: foreign exemption, domestic exemption, Lincoln-Douglas debate, cross-examination debate, public forum d... Full story

  • New Republican party chair has passion for GOP platform

    Karla Pomeroy, Editor|Mar 28, 2019

    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 officers elected were vice chair and state committeewoman, Tami Young, state committeeman and reporter Tim Young; treasurer, Ernie Beckley; and secretary, Elizabeth Bates. Calderon will serve two years in the position. He is a youth specialist at the Wyoming Boys School who moved here with his wife and two...

  • Roy E Bliss

    Mar 28, 2019

    Roy E Bliss born at home on the farm near Towanda Illinois March 5, 1918 passed away on March 24, 2019 at the age of 101. Two weeks before he passed, he had renewed his driver’s license for 5 years. Roy attended Illinois State and then a nearby Business College and joined the Army Air Corp in 1941 after a short stint working for a Farm Implement Company as credit manager in Peoria IL. While in the Air Corp Roy excelled at flying. After flying several different airplane models from Stearman to Beech 18’s he ended his military tour flying B-29s.... Full story

  • Gary Apland

    Mar 28, 2019

    Gary Apland passed away on March 15, 2019 in Gillette, WY surrounded by his family. He was born on August 8, 1961 to Alvin and Myrona Apland in Worland WY. He was the middle child of three children. He grew up in Ten Sleep and Thermopolis, WY graduating in 1980 from Hot Springs County High School. He worked for Reda Pump in Thermopolis, Clay’s Pump Service in Powell, Wy then Reda Pump and Wyoming Pipe and Tool in Casper, WY as a pump service technician. He later returned to Thermopolis to take care of his mother. He was an avid fisherman and l... Full story

  • Annelise Domhoff-Borbe

    Mar 28, 2019

    Annelise Domhoff-Borbe passed away March 24, 2019 in Thermopolis, Wyoming. Cremation has taken place and private services will take place this summer.... Full story

  • Mar 28, 2019

    Public Notice City Council Minutes...  PDF

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    Public Notice Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Meeting...  PDF

  • Mar 28, 2019

    Public Notice WCSD #1 Annual Salaries...  PDF

  • Mar 28, 2019

    Public Notice Worland Fire Protection District Board Member Vacancy...  PDF

  • South Side Shakespearean Experience

    Mar 28, 2019

  • Liberty Day Teaches Students Constitutional Law

    Mar 28, 2019

  • Warriors take the Pinnacle Bank Challenger's Cup Worland at Riverton March 30 at 1 p.m.

    Alex Kuhn, Sports Editor|Mar 28, 2019

    WORLAND — Starting the season strong was the goal and that’s exactly what the Worland Warriors boys soccer team did last weekend. Hosting the Pinnacle Bank Challenger’s Cup on March 22-23, the Warriors battled through four matches to take the cup. In the first round, Worland beat Newcastle 10-2, in the quarterfinals Lander 3-0, Powell 2-1 in the semifinals and Buffalo 4-0 in the championship match. It was a dominating performance by the Warriors who, in total, outscored their opponents 19-3... Full story

  • Ten Sleep track ready to go for first meet of the season

    Alex Kuhn, Sports Editor|Mar 28, 2019

    TEN SLEEP - The Ten Sleep High School track and field team begins their season this Saturday in Buffalo with the Bison Invitational at Buffalo High School. "We start off in Buffalo [Saturday] and I feel like this season is going to go quick," said TSHS track and field coach Desiree Egger. Ten Sleep has a total of 14 athletes out this year and with a good blend of experienced athletes and new blood, Egger believes the potential for this group is very high. Seniors Kinley Erickson and Kelli... Full story

  • First meet gives HSCHS track a lot of positives to build on during open week

    Alex Kuhn, Sports Editor|Mar 28, 2019

    THERMOPOLIS - Even with close to half the team missing, the Hot Springs County High School track and field team got the season off to a strong start in Cody on March 23. Many of the Bobcats and Lady Bobcats set personal records at the Yellowstone Sports Medicine Invitational at Cody High School. "The weather was exceptional and it was a good day to start out and get our feet wet," said HSCHS track and field coach Aimee Kay. "We weren't at full strength with spring break, some kids being in the D... Full story

  • April 1 start planned for WY290 project west of Meeteetse

    Mar 28, 2019

    A $2.3 million pavement improvement project west of Meeteetse is slated to begin Monday, April 1, on Wyoming 290. "Work is scheduled to begin with milling of existing pavement on April 1, weather permitting," said Wyoming Department of Transportation resident engineer Todd Frost of Cody. "Slope flattening and guardrail work will start immediately after milling. Paving is tentatively scheduled for mid-May." The project begins at milepost 6.06, about 6 miles west of Meeteetse, and the project continues 5.2 miles west to the end of the... Full story

  • Cheyenne United Methodists combat LGBTQ decision

    Chrissy Suttles, Wyoming Tribune Eagle- WNE|Mar 28, 2019

    CHEYENNE – Bishop Karen Oliveto was first drawn to ministry as a child, eagerly sitting on the damp floor of her church’s musty basement during Sunday school. She found the biblical stories, hymns and lessons enchanting, and others took notice. “I fell in love with God,” she said. “I didn’t come from parents who were religious, so I would wake my mom up on Sunday mornings to have her take me to church.” As she became more involved, a music teacher asked if Oliveto, then just 11 years old, had considered a career with the Methodist Chu... Full story

  • Racist, homophobic flyers passed out, gay students bullied at junior high school

    Morgan Hughes, Wyoming Tribune Eagle- WNE|Mar 28, 2019

    CHEYENNE — Flyers reading “it’s great to be straight it’s not OK to be gay,” “black lives only matter because if it weren’t for them who would pick our cotton,” and “Join the KKK,” with “the confederate kid club” in parentheses beneath it were taped to walls and passed out by students during the day Wednesday at McCormick Junior High School. It’s the most recent event in a chain of bullying of McCormick’s Gay Straight Alliance students, according to a teacher at the school. Principal Jeff Conine told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle there were on... Full story

  • Wyoming incomes ninth highest in nation

    Nick Reynolds, Casper Star-Tribune- WNE|Mar 28, 2019

    CASPER — Wyoming ended 2018 with the ninth-highest per capita income in the nation. However, while incomes in Wyoming grew 4.5 percent over the previous year thanks to a resurgence in several of its extractive industries, overall income growth in Wyoming came at rates slower than a number of its neighbors in the region, several of whom are in the midst of significant periods of economic growth. According to 2018 estimates released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, at $60,095 Wyoming’s per capita income last year was nearly $10... Full story

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