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 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    January 13, 2022 

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...

 

Karla's Kolumn: No easy answers for redistricting

Redistricting in Wyoming seems to have gotten harder this year than in past decades due to declining population in certain areas. Listening to a portion of the Joint Corporations Committee work on...

 

I may be 'bias'ed: I stand with the GSA

At the Washakie County School District No. 1 school board meeting on Oct. 25, a number of students and members of the community approached the board with a simple request: to start a Gay-Straight Alliance club, also known as a GSA. The board...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Traveling via planes and automobiles

Unlike the popular Thanksgiving movie “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” starring John Candy and Steve Martin, my Thanksgiving vacation only featured planes and automobiles, no trains or buses. My h...

 

I may be "Bias": This land is their land: Who's celebrating what this Thanksgiving?

For as far back as I can remember while growing up, every year my family would watch the Charlie Brown holiday specials that aired on ABC. Watching The Peanuts was one of the rare instances we could...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving As always if we take the time we can find that there is much for which we should be and can be thankful. As I write this I cannot help but think of one Worland resident, Maricela...

 

Ethics of news photos in a digital world

The other day a Facebook memory popped up with a photo of me with a giant elk. No, it was not one that I had killed. It was one of the Scheel’s photo booths. At Scheel’s at the digital photo...

 

The News Editorial: Our veterans deserve our utmost respect

11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, an armistice was reached between the Allied nations and Germany effectively ending World War I, albeit the official end through the Treaty of Versailles would not come until...

 

The News Editorial: What have we learned through the pandemic?

As I write this Tuesday night there is much uncertainty regarding the two bills still being worked by the Wyoming Legislature during its special session to address COVID-19 vaccine mandates. There...

 

Karla's Kolumn: A musical trip down Memory Lane

A musical trip down Memory Lane Have you ever heard a song on the radio, your iPod, Spotify, Amazon Music or other streaming service and your mind is flooded with memories? If you love listening to...

 

Inspiring messages of hope

If you didn't go to mixed martial arts fighter Court McGee's presentation last Wednesday night at the Worland Middle School Auditorium you missed out. It doesn't matter if you are battling addiction,...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Technology, the good, the bad and the ugly

Technology makes our lives easier, or does it. There are things that make our lives easier if they work. There are a lot of technological marvels out there but yet we still have a ways to go. I’m...

 

End The Stigma Faces of Recovery: Jerry Kiser

Editor's Note: Since 2011, October has been proclaimed National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. This month, Cloud Peak Counseling Center, in partnership with the Northern Wyoming News, is bringing...

 

End the Stigma

End The Stigma Faces of Recovery: Megan Lathrop Editor's Note: Since 2011, October has been proclaimed National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. This month, Cloud Peak Counseling Center, in partnersh...

 

The News Editorial: What is 'off the record?'

This Sunday marks the start of the observance of National Newspaper Week, where I traditionally like to try and educate the public about something regarding the role of the newspaper but this year I...

 

THE NEWS EDITORIAL; Census appeal will ensure every household has been counted

The Census Bureau says Washakie County lost nearly 10% in population and Worland lost 13% in population within the past 10 years, according to 2020 census figures. The City of Worland is looking to appeal the census figures and has the support of...

 

Back in action at the Northern Wyoming News

Recently, I moved back to Worland after having been in Billings for two years. Before that, I had lived here for as long as I can remember. My time in Billings rendered me with several jobs that I...

 

It is about freedom

Little did I know when I was writing my 9/11 memories last week and I mentioned that it scared me that people were willing to give up freedoms in the name of safety that a few days later President...

 

Thank you, Worland: Take care of each other

Moving to Worland and starting a job at the Northern Wyoming News was a fresh start out of college, and my first official job in the real world apart from officiating soccer and other smaller jobs...

 

The News Editorial: 9/11: Something we can never forget

Twenty years ago Saturday, 2,977 innocent souls were killed in terror attacks on American soil — in New York City, Washington, D.C. and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. I was a reporter for the Lovell Chronicle on that Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. I...

 

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