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 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 25, 2019

News EditorialFair week starts a frenzy of summer fun

Next week is a busy time in the southern part of the Big Horn Basin. As always there are three county fairs going on, Big Horn County Fair in Basin, Hot Springs County Fair in Thermopolis, and, of course, the Washakie County Fair right here in... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 18, 2019

Karla's Kolumn: What's the next giant leap?

There are many major events in recent history that I can say I remember where I was — 9/11 of course is the most obvious; the Challenger; President Ronald Reagan’s attempted assassination. But 50 years ago this Saturday was the historic landing...


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The celebration of the birth of our nation and the declaration of our independence and our freedom was marred by several events last week. In 1776, 243 years ago, we declared our freedom from England’s tyranny. But that fact has seemed to have... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 4, 2019

News Editorial: Use common sense this Fourth of July

Common sense safety. If it is common sense you think the safety tips would go without having to be said, but that’s not the case, that’s why on your blow dryer it says not to immerse in water. Common sense tells us that would be a bad idea but... Full story


Karla's Kolumn: Celebrating our independence

Independence Day is a week from today I know, you're thinking why write something a week early. Well two reasons. One, I've had writer's block for this space and now that is 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday...


Staff Column: Kindness relieves the pain

So many people in this world are fighting diseases that no one knows about. The checker girl the other day who didn't smile at your joke, the waiter who kept forgetting condiments, the man who forgot...


The News Editorial

Attention Worland Ward 3 residents now is your chance. There is an opening on the city council following the resignation of Melissa Rivera who is moving due to an employment opportunity. Letters of interest are being accepted through July 31. This... Full story


The News Editorial

What does life after Shopko look like? Shopko closed last month in Worland. Shopko stores have closed around the Big Horn Basin and across the state. Worland has been proactive in reacting to the closure, not allowing one big box chain store closing... Full story

 By Cyd Lass    Opinion    June 13, 2019

Loud and proud in Wyoming

This weekend, I had the honor of experiencing something new for myself and plenty of others. Though I have known this about myself since the eighth grade, this weekend, I learned that this isn't somet... Full story


Karla's Kolumn: Well, hail

I'm not a weather watcher. What I mean is I don't really look ahead to see what the weather will be like tomorrow or the weekend or next week. It doesn't matter the season. I wake up, check the... Full story



There was much to be thankful for on Monday, including that the American Legion Floyd Minch Post 44 moved the annual Memorial Day Ceremonies inside the Post due to the rain and the saturated ground at Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. During the...

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 23, 2019

Karla's Kolumn: Much to celebrate

The school year draws to a close this week and there's been much celebration in Worland the past week with graduation, two-time state boys soccer champions and Kait Wassum winning two track titles. Te... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 16, 2019

Karla's Kolumn: Congratulations graduates

Sunday is graduation for many of the high schools here in the Big Horn Basin. Some college graduates have already received their diplomas. Saturday University of Wyoming graduates will receive theirs. With all these graduations it is time to pass on...

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Karla's Kolumn: Win or lose, it was the right call

I was watching the Kentucky Derby on Saturday when a NASCAR race broke out. I know you're expecting a political column or words of wisdom here instead of a sports column, but rest assured we'll get... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 2, 2019

Karla's Kolumn:Kudos for blessings, surveys and music

It’s kudos time again and I have three to present this week. Let’s start with the Blessings in a Backpack program celebrating it’s 10th year. According to its website, as little as $100 feeds one child on the weekends for one 38-week school... Full story


News Editorial: Support our troops

This year the Wyoming Army National Guard will deploy about 300 soldiers in operations across the world, the largest deployment in 10 years. According to the WANG, it’s been almost a decade since Wyoming sent about 700 soldiers overseas. The... Full story

 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    April 4, 2019

NEWS EDITORIAL: A trust issue for UW trustees

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has a trust issue and a transparency issue. How they proceed with the new presidential search will determine if they can fix these two issues. The board opted last week to not offer current President...


Karla's Kolumn: Embracing the challenges

Saturday marked the fourth anniversary of my hire as the Northern Wyoming News editor. Every job I have had in my journalism career has challenged me and helped me grow in my chosen profession and...


Karla's Kolumn: Thank you for investing in Worland

Congratulations to Bomgaars for the latest business to invest in the future of Worland. The farm and ranch supply store begins its four-day grand opening today. We welcome the franchise to Worland and hope they, along with all of the Worland...


Karla's Kolumn: Do you want to be a superhero?

The latest release from Marvel Comics is Captain Marvel and I confess I was one of the many that made it a blockbuster hit on its opening weekend. According to the Associated Press, "Captain Marvel,"... Full story


Karla's Kolumn: We must teach history in its entirety, and not alter it

This past weekend while perusing social media I ran across a post by an opinion writer (I won't say journalist because the piece was strictly opinion, very few facts). The post was a "poll" by Rick... Full story


Remembering Dr. Wills

An old friend of mine died a couple of months ago. He was Aubrey Daryll Wills and everyone called him Daryll, if they didn’t refer to him as Dr. Wills. Daryll practiced medicine as a radiologist here in the Big Horn Basin for a good many years. I c... Full story


Karla's Kolumn: Can you taste that memory

Trisha Yearwood sings “The Song Remember When.” Music can bring back a lot of memories but in chatting with a longtime friend of mine over the weekend I came to the conclusion a lot of my memories center around food. It’s the different senses...


Karla's Kolumn: A session of good, bad and odd

More than 500 pieces of legislation have been introduced during the current Wyoming Legislative session; 500 pieces of legislation that could potentially impact your life. Here are some thoughts on...


Karla's Kolumn: I'm not picky, I eat crickets

I have developed over the years a willingness to try new things. Now, that said, there are my favorites and there are things I just won’t eat, like broccoli. My husband and I have talked about this and some of our dislike of foods come from our...


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