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The News Editorial: It is better to give

Giving Tuesday was two days ago and if you were on social media you saw many posts trying to get you to give to numerous organizations. Three years ago I wrote a similar column (so if this feels like déjà vu to you you are correct) about giving...

 

Karla's Kolumn: The first Thanksgiving proclamation

Each year at Thanksgiving I write a thankful column, listing things I’m thankful for and trying to come up with new things to be thankful for can sometimes be challenging. This year I am thankful for my home, my job, my friends, my family, my...

 

The News Editorial: Get ready for Thanksgiving shopping and Christmas giving

For those not ready for Christmas I apologize because while we begin with a few Thanksgiving weekend thoughts we end with some Christmas news. •This is our first Thanksgiving as weekly Northern Wyoming News. We will be publishing a newspaper next...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Civil discourse and community pride

In watching what has transpired over the past few years in Washington politics and across our country and world we tend to believe there is no civil discourse anymore, that people don't respect someon...

 

Karla's Kolumn: What happened to communicating?

No one truly communicates any more and social media platforms are not really for socializing anymore and that's unfortunate. NFL starting safety Jermaine Whitehead for the Cleveland Browns played...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween. For children today’s holiday is about fun and candy. Children get to dress up in costume, perhaps as their favorite superhero, favorite villain, favorite Disney princess or movie character or they get creative and make up their...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Not a mighty hunter

It's fall and what does that mean? Raking leaves, football season, the World Series, and of course, hunting. I was once a mighty hunter. OK, I was a hunter, a mighty one, well far from it. I have...

 

Tracie's Thoughts: Time to say goodbye

It's funny, one would think that the older we get, that saying goodbye would become easier and easier, as we have done it so many times in our past. But, unfortunately, some goodbyes, no matter how...

 

The News Editorial: Do you know why you had Monday off?

Monday was a federal holiday where the U.S. Postal Service was shut down, banks were closed and government, local, state and federal offices were closed. What holiday you ask, for the many like us here at the Northern Wyoming News who were working?...

 

The News Editorial: Celebrating the freedoms in the First Amendment

"Think F1rst" is the motto for this year's National Newspaper Week, Oct. 6-12. The emphasis is on the First Amendment and the five freedoms listed and granted in the First Amendment of our U.S....

 

Tracie's Thoughts: Let's talk about guns

With the 2020 elections there is an item of interest that has me completely baffled; getting rid of Americans' guns. Why would anyone in their right mind want to take away, for some, the only form of...

 

Karla's Kolumn

I had a wonderful week-long vacation earlier this month in the Black Hills of South Dakota with my husband and our two dogs and while I won't bore you with the family vacation photos I would like to...

 

The News Editorial: In times of trouble, focus on the positive

Shoppers in Worland Sunday found the Reese & Ray’s IGA store closed with a notice “Closed until further notice” posted on the doors. Now the signs just say closed but the liquor store remains open. Yes, one more business closing is a...

 

Karla's Kolumn: 20 years and counting

A week ago on Wednesday, Sept. 4, my husband, Alan and I, celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. Last week we had a story of a couple married 70 years and this week we have one with a couple...

 

Tracie's Thoughts: When did the police become the enemy?

It seems that every time you read the news, via newspaper or internet, or listen to the news, another law enforcement officer has been attacked, shot or killed. I don't understand why law enforcement...

 

Tracie's Thoughts: What has gone wrong?

There are a lot of unpleasant things that I have experienced in my lifetime; losing a good friend to suicide when I was a teenager, the death of all but one of my grandparents, abusive relationships, having my first grandchild born premature at 27 we...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Read carefully and thoroughly ...

Reading is an important part of everyone's life. We read every day, whether it is traffic signs, school books, your music playlist, the guide on your TV, Facebook memes, tweets, or, of course, the...

 

Tracie's Thoughts: Things I just don't understand

I remember growing up and not understanding things and being told by family, teachers and friends that I would understand when I got older, but here I am 47 years old and I find myself more confused...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Mental health must be part of the solution

Weeks after two mass shootings that left 32 innocent people dead in Texas and Ohio, people are still pointing fingers and finding someone or something to blame. Just like with guns and gun control,...

 

Tracie's Thoughts: Teaching your child bicycle safety

The other day I saw an incident with a child riding their bicycle that chilled me to the bone and caused me to speak with both the Washakie County Sheriff's Office and the Worland Police Department ab...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Let freedom, not fear, reign

"The ultimate human experience." A trailer from the Universal Pictures movie "The Hunt," that was set to be released next month describes the scenario where rich elitists get to hunt 12 Midwest...

 

Tracie's Thoughts: Wyoming citizens are the best

I first arrived in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, from Vermont, in July of 1997 and I was amazed by the people here, their old fashioned morals and willingness to help each other ... for no pay. Over the years...

 

Karla's Kolumn: How do we stop it? Stop the hate

It was a horrific weekend in America with 31 people killed, dozens injured by mass killers in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. The shootings were less than 13 hours apart and less than a week from...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Random thoughts through writer's block

Coming up with a 52 topics in a year can be difficult at times. OK, let's be honest, coming up with the topics is easy, putting them together in a column or editorial in a way that makes sense is...

 
 By Cyd Lass    Opinion    August 1, 2019

How to say goodbye in 600 words or less

I used to think it was impossible for kids to grow up into what they wanted to be. It wasn't until I had been in my old bedroom, packing boxes when I came across a composition notebook from fourth...

 

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