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 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 19, 2022 

The News Editorial: My take on the Code of the West

When James P. Owen wrote “Cowboy Ethics: What Business Leaders Can Learn from the Code of the West,” there was a rush for businesses and organizations to accept the Code of the West as a code of c...

 

The News Editorial: Almost there

More than two years ago everything changed with the COVID-19 pandemic. Two years ago we saw some businesses closed by the order of the governors, including here in Wyoming. We saw events cancelled or...

 

Karla's Kolumn: A buffet of Easter thoughts

So I woke up this morning to snow and thought to myself, in December we thought we would not get a white Christmas. We did. And now it looks like we may get a white Easter as well. Perhaps the snow will melt but rain and snow are in the forecast...

 

The News Editorial: Why not sign the bill?

So the new state legislative map with 62 House districts and 31 Senate districts is now law, becoming law, without Governor Mark Gordon’s signature. I know you are thinking did I not just talk about redistricting last week. You are right but with...

 

Karla's Kolumn

It was about dusk the other night. I was taking a walk around the property with the dogs, and the cats, before it got too dark to see anything. Across our lane is some private property and then BLM....

 

The News Editorial: Time to find a better way

Officials from the Wyoming Democratic Party, during a press conference last week asked for an independent commission to handle redistricting efforts in the future. With politics and personal agendas...

 

Karla's Kolumn: A dream season and vacation in Vegas

It’s about an hour before tipoff for the Wyoming Cowboys and Indiana Hoosiers in the NCAA Tournament First-Four games. This is the first time the Cowboys have made the NCAA Tournament since 2015, a season my husband and I were lucky enough to choos...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    March 3, 2022

The News Editorial: Ambulance service: essential or not, you decide

Kudos to the Washakie County Commissioners, who as they have in the past, took the reins to begin the discussion of continuing the general purpose one-cent sales tax. Voters have approved the tax...

 

The News Editorial: Change in Party bill solves nothing, hinders voters

The primary election is six months away but work to impact who can vote in that election is underway in the Wyoming State Legislature with Senate File 97 – Change in Party Affiliation. The bill,...

 

I may be 'bias'ed: Transgender girls are girls

A group of state lawmakers filed a bill that bars transgender women and girls in Wyoming from participating in high school and collegiate sports that match their gender identity. The Senate voted 25-4-1 to introduce the bill and it was referred to...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Roscoe the rascal

A few weeks ago I wrote about our adoption of Roscoe, a mixed breed pup we adopted from New Hope Humane Society. Roscoe is the first dog we adopted from New Hope but the fifth animal. When I...

 

The News Editorial: Legislators need to prioritize

The Wyoming State Legislature begins the 2022 20-day budget session on Monday. There are many important decisions for the Legislature to make during this shortened session that occurs every two...

 

I May Be 'Bias'ed: What are you really trying to ban?

A Tennessee school board sparked controversy last week by banning Art Spiegelman’s ‘Maus’, a graphic novel that tells Spiegelman’s father’s story surviving the Holocaust and Auschwitz, citing the book’s inappropriate language and...

 

The News Editorial: Gearing up for year 4

This week’s issue of the Northern Wyoming News completes our third year returning to our roots and returning to a weekly newspaper. We appreciate the community’s support and especially our...

 

What are co-occurring disorders?

Individuals who have substance use disorders, as well as mental health disorders, are diagnosed as having “co-occurring disorders.” The coexistence of both a mental illness and a substance use disorder is not uncommon. People with mental illness...

 

Fitbit patterns and a fit about street patterns

My Fitbit tells me I got three and a half hours of sleep Monday night and about the same on Sunday night, far short of the eight hours everyone says we need. I prefer at least five hours of sleep but...

 

Don't forget mental health in your new year start

I know most people look forward to a new year. A new year can bring a fresh start and new beginnings. It’s usually a time of reflection on the past year and accomplishments made, and to review areas needing improvement and to set new goals. Many...

 

The 800-pound gorilla

On Feb. 14, Wyoming Legislators will gather in Cheyenne to start the 2022 budget session. First and foremost, the Legislature has to pass Gov. Mark Gordon’s 2023-2024 biennium budget. As legislators prepare, there is good news and bad news. The...

 

Why your kids should be learning sign language in schools

I was introduced to American Sign Language (ASL) at a pretty young age. I had a deaf friend growing up, and am hard of hearing myself, not to mention my mom used to be a special-education teacher, so...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Adopting Roscoe was not selfish Pope Francis

Our family at the Pomeroy household grew by one more on Dec. 23, 2021, as we adopted a 6-month Australian shepherd mix male puppy from New Hope Humane Society. This brings our total fur children at...

 

The News Editorial: What will 2022 bring?

Well the new year came on Saturday with really barely a whisper but there is a lot in store for us this year. The City of Worland will be appealing the 2020 census figures. This could have potential...

 

I May Be 'Bias': Elon Musk got Time's 2021 Person of the Year and I'm not having it

Elon Musk got Time’s 2021 Person of the Year and I’m not having it I’m on Twitter the other night and I saw a tweet from Stephen King stating, “I admire Elon Musk, but the real People of the Year are the doctors, nurses, first responders, and...

 

2021: a year of comebacks and unpredictability

If 2020 was the year of the pandemic then 2021 was the year of the comeback, at least here in Washakie County and the surrounding area. I know what you are thinking – what comeback. You are...

 

Community shows true Christmas spirit

Thank you Washakie County; your generosity never ceases to amaze. Every year we have sponsored the Silver Tree for Seniors I am amazed and blessed by the generosity of folks wanting to help spread...

 

Discover what the library has to offer

Anyone who thinks libraries are becoming obsolete need only to have attended the grand opening of the new Washakie County Library on Saturday, with more than 200 people taking time out of their weeken...

 

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