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The News Editorial: Understanding federal holidays

Today, Thursday, Feb. 22, is President George Washington’s Birthday. It was observed on Monday, a federal holiday. Most people observed this as Presidents’ Day. The official holiday, however is...

 

The News Editorial: Creating controversy where there is none

Leading up to Super Bowl LVIII, I kept seeing posts and headlines on how no one was going to watch this year’s Super Bowl as no one wanted to see a rematch from four years ago. Well perhaps “no...

 

Know what the legislators are doing

It’s that time of year when the Wyoming state legislators head to Cheyenne to conduct the state’s business and it is our job, as state citizens to pay attention and to give guidance to our local...

 

Guest Column: Giving Wyoming parents choices in their child's education

Parental choice in education is guaranteed in the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which protects the fundamental right of parents to direct the care, upbringing and education of their children. While parental choice in education may...

 

Cooking failures and successes

We were talking in the office about the show “Worst Cooks in America” and how some of the “cooks” did not know some of the basics, which brought to mind some of my first cooking experiences...

 

My health journey in 2023 and beyond

Last year in March I took my health fair results to my doctor. I figured things would have to change in my life based on my numbers. I was right. Numbers for liver, heart, cholesterol and A1C were all...

 

The News Editorial; Biggest reward comes from our readers

The Northern Wyoming News won several awards over the weekend, which is exciting to our staff but should also be exciting to you, our readers. Your Northern Wyoming News, which was originally started...

 

The News Editorial; 'By The People Act'

One piece of proposed legislation in the upcoming 2024 Wyoming Budget Session is designed to increase public accessibility and participation. House Bill 49, also known as “By The People Act” adds...

 

Guest Column; Moving Wyoming mail processing out of state is bad policy

Wyoming is one of the last rural states to be hit with the U.S. Postal Service’s inappropriately named “Delivering for America” plan to cut costs, regardless of the cost of doing some of the hair-brained schemes included in it. The current...

 

Law enforcement not an easy job

Tuesday was National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Each year, the organization Concerns of Police Survivors and other organizations who support law enforcement, call the nation’s citizens to...

 

Happy New Year; New facilities, election highlight, what's to come

As a new year rolls in one of the common sayings is “out with the old, in with the new” and that is exactly what 2024 will be bringing to Washakie County. Ten Sleep School is moving forward and...

 

Missing persons top news stories for 2023

Sunday we say goodbye to 2023 and on Monday we welcome in a new year, 2024. As usual we are ending the year with a look at the 2023 in review, highlighting some of our top stories for the year and...

 

Start the new year by eliminating stigma regarding mental health

Stigma. It often involves inaccurate stereotypes. Negative attitudes, prejudice and false beliefs create stigma in mental health. Assigning people with certain traits that have a mental health disorder can have serious harmful effects on their...

 

Christmas wishes

Dear Santa, Hello, It's me Roscoe again. I'm over 2 years old now and this Saturday will be my two-year anniversary with my furever family. I know I thanked you last year for them but I have to thank...

 

Lessons learned in December

There have been a few things happen this month that can teach us some important life lessons. One lesson was about gossip and how words can hurt. This lesson was found in the Worland third grade...

 

Help spread the message that it is OK to take care of your mental health

In 2021 Cloud Peak Counseling spearheaded a luncheon designed to help “end the stigma” about mental health and last week Worland Mayor Jim Gill invited people to help organize a mental health...

 

Be smarter than your smartphone

Apple iPhone 17’s new feature NameDrop has created quite a stir over the weekend, with majority of the concerns blown out of proportion. A Facebook post circulating around law enforcement social med...

 

Thankful for local businesses

Year round and especially at the holiday season you hear the phrase shop local. This Saturday is Small Business Saturday to try and support small businesses who traditionally get overlooked during...

 

A closer look at Delta-8

Delta-8 is a naturally occurring chemical compound, called a cannabinoid, that is found in traces in hemp and marijuana plants. Its popularity is on the rise, and you can purchase it legally in many States. It comes in various forms, including...

 

Don't listen to the critics, give 'The Marvels' a chance

The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe release “The Marvels” has not received stellar reviews and did not do well at the box office in its opening weekend last week, but what can I say I have never...

 

Veterans programs worth attending

What is a veteran? Webster’s New World College Dictionary defines a veteran as a person “who has served in the armed forces” or an alternative definition is an “old, experienced soldier,...

 

Do you hate?

What things do you hate? What people do you hate? One mild definition of hate is “intense dislike” and I think that’s what we use the word as when we say we hate broccoli or hate spiders....

 

What's that smell?

Sunday morning Mom wanted to sleep in but Dad woke her up, standing in the doorway he said, “We’ve got a problem.” Now wait just a minute. Do not assume that because I am writing this column that it was my fault. I mean it was but it is not...

 

'The Descent' made me afraid of caves

So far, I’ve tackled subjects of horror that hinge on either the paranormal or extraterrestrial to deliver the fear factor. These work in the moment, but I find that as an adult I don’t fixate on the scary bad guys like I used to as a kid; I...

 

'Annihilation' introduced cosmic horror to new audience

“Annihilation” flew under my radar for a long time, actually. I have no idea how, because when it popped up on my recommended queue on Netflix, I read the description about Natalie Portman being a soldier/biologist and I hit play. That sounded...

 

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