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Don't forget mental health in your new year start

I know most people look forward to a new year. A new year can bring a fresh start and new beginnings. It’s usually a time of reflection on the past year and accomplishments made, and to review areas needing improvement and to set new goals. Many... Full story


The 800-pound gorilla

On Feb. 14, Wyoming Legislators will gather in Cheyenne to start the 2022 budget session. First and foremost, the Legislature has to pass Gov. Mark Gordon’s 2023-2024 biennium budget. As legislators prepare, there is good news and bad news. The... Full story


Why your kids should be learning sign language in schools

I was introduced to American Sign Language (ASL) at a pretty young age. I had a deaf friend growing up, and am hard of hearing myself, not to mention my mom used to be a special-education teacher, so... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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,... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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