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The News Editorial: Gone but not forgotten

The loss of Commissioner Fred Frandson this week brought back thoughts of the late Dale Wagner, whom Frandson was appointed to replace after Wagner’s passing in 2016. Both had a strong love of Washakie County, were active in their community and...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    August 4, 2022 

Karla's Kolumn: Renewing friendships and college fun

This weekend my best friend from college came up to enjoy fair and attend the Confederate Railroad concert. She is the first person I texted when I learned that the fair board had locked in the countr...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 28, 2022

The News Editorial: Celebrating old and new favorites at the fair

Welcome to the 2022 Washakie County Fair. There are several changes to this year’s fair as the fair board worked to listen to residents and provide some nostalgic favorites to the fair, revamp some...

 

End The Stigma: Battling depression and aging

Depression is a treatable condition and it is not part of the normal aging process. However, older adults are at an increased risk for depression. Approximately 80% of aging adults have a chronic health condition according to the Centers for Disease...

 

The News Editorial: Speed traps or public safety?

We received an anonymous email the other day and normally I just delete but I was curious what this person felt was so important and earth shattering that they had to write without putting their name to it. The issue – the “speed trap at...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 14, 2022

The News Editorial: Debates have been informative, entertaining

Voters in Washakie County have been treated to three strong debates in the past few weeks. Up first was the local debate between the three candidates for sheriff, hosted by and at the Worland Senior...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    Opinion    July 7, 2022

Karla's Kolumn: Country life: Battling miller moths

Welcome to another installment of life in the country. I know you were thinking there is plenty to write about especially about elections and debates but with one big debate scheduled for Wednesday...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    Opinion    June 30, 2022

The News Editorial: Happy birthday to freedom in America

This Monday, July 4, 2022, we celebrate the 246th birthday of his nation we call the United States of America. I have to thank the founding fathers who wrote the Declaration of Independence and to...

 

End the Stigma: The difference between stress and anxiety

What is the difference between stress and anxiety? Are they one in the same or different? There is a fine line between stress and anxiety. Stress is typically caused by an external trigger. The trigger can be short-term, such as an argument with a lo...

 

GUEST COLUMN: No truth to Mike Lindell's comments regarding Wyoming elections

Mike Lindell is NOT the purveyor of election integrity truth. On May 29, 2022, Mike Lindell, peddler of pillows and promises, traveled to Wyoming to speak in conjunction with a political rally. While here, he took it upon himself to allege publicly...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    June 23, 2022

The News Editorial: What level of EMS would you support?

Fire and law enforcement are by law essential services, meaning counties and municipalities must provide those services. What is not an essential service is emergency medical services. No one really...

 
 By Greg Johnson    Opinion    June 16, 2022

GUEST COLUMN: Agree or not Jan. 6 hearings are history we need to witness

A once-in-a-generation political crisis that’s systematically tightened its grip on the foundations of America’s democracy is coming to a crescendo with this month’s hearings on the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. Thursday’s...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    Opinion    June 9, 2022

The News Editorial: Accentuating the positive

Two major news stories broke this week in Washakie County and while there was some negative tone expressed, first at the public hearing for the ambulance service station location on North Road 11, and...

 
 By WENDY WIECKI    Opinion    June 9, 2022

End the Stigma: Addiction recovery and employment

One of the most important things a person in addiction recovery can do is to maintain employment. It is very important that they do not isolate and become unproductive. Employment is one way to provide daily stimulation, structure, and interactions...

 
 By KARLA POMEROY    Opinion    June 2, 2022

The News Editorial: BAPC gives public chance to be heard

On Monday, the Worland Board of Adjustment and Planning Commission will be conducting a public hearing on the special exemption request by Washakie County for a new ambulance station. In anticipation...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 26, 2022

The News Editorial: Remembering those who fought for our freedoms

“When did we stop being the land of the brave and home of the free? When did freedom stop?” Those questions were asked of me on Monday during an interview with Democratic candidate for governor...

 
 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,...

 

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