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 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    June 2, 2018

Karla's Kolumn: When will we stop sharing fake news

OK, let’s get one thing straight. President Abraham Lincoln did NOT say “You can’t believe everything you read on the internet.” I’m sure he would have had the internet been invented during his lifetime, as such it was not. Let’s get...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 26, 2018

Karla's Kolumn: Kudos go out to those who serve

Every once in a while I like to take a moment and send kudos out to people or organizations who are deserving. This week there are many. Let's start with perhaps the most important - Kudos to our...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 19, 2018

Karla's Kolumn: Be careful of leaks

With all the leaking going on in Washington these days, perhaps it is time to send every White House official and staffer and every Congressional delegate and their staffers some Depends. Yes, I...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    May 15, 2018

More on early Worland schools

As I indicated in an earlier column back in 2016, I entered the first grade in Worland on Sept. 2, 1949, and, except for six weeks in the fall of 1960, attended Worland schools for the next 11 1/2 years. During that time I think I attended every...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 12, 2018

Karla's Kolumn: Happy Mother's Day from a 'fur' mom

Mothers come in all shapes and sizes, all kinds, including, yes that's right, mothers of "fur" children. My husband and I don't have human children. We do have three dogs and two cats. From the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 5, 2018

Karla's Kolumn: A catch 22 for the city

The City of Worland is in a quandary with the resignation this week of building official Nick Kruger. The quandary? To continue with the building codes and building inspections for residential...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    May 1, 2018

Dealing with illness, then and now

I’ve been suffering from a nasty cold/flu bug the last week or so. It’s not terribly serious, but enough to make life relatively miserable and to stop me from some of my normal routines. Of course, my medical situation is not life threatening, wh...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Conspiracy theories and rumors

It’s been sort of a strange week here at the Northern Wyoming Daily News, starting early in the week with an entertaining discussion in the newsroom about conspiracy theories and it ended with a dis...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    April 24, 2018

Basketball coaching

I had a brief career as a basketball coach. Back in 1964, when I drove to New Hampshire to teach algebra II in the New Hampton School, I had no idea I’d be assigned coaching duties. But it turned out that New Hampton (a private, college...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    April 24, 2018

Basketball coaching

I had a brief career as a basketball coach. Back in 1964, when I drove to New Hampshire to teach algebra II in the New Hampton School, I had no idea I’d be assigned coaching duties. But it turned out that New Hampton (a private, college...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Barbara Bush lived life her way, even at the end

Former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away Tuesday. She has always been one of my favorite first ladies. She was classy but down to earth, not afraid to speak her mind and live life her way. She...

 

Karla's Kolumn: The joys of 'Living Biblically'

So let's start this column first with a confession that yes, I am a TV junkie. I was so excited to get our first DVR when we were in Basin because working so many nights I was missing some of my...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    April 7, 2018

Karla's Kolumn: Format changes coming next week

Almost three years ago we made some changes to the look and the format of the Northern Wyoming Daily News. We changed our flag on the top of the front page, we moved vitals inside to page 2 and we...

 
 By John Davis    Opinion    April 3, 2018

Column: How did Worland get fox squirrels?

When I grew up in Worland, we had no squirrels in the town. I know there were squirrels in Thermopolis, as we’d see them when we went to the state park. I also think there were squirrels in Basin and Greybull, I believe because I saw them, but my m...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Celebrate Easter, April Fool's Day and the start of Hula Week

I’ve heard it said a few times this week that it seems weird that Easter, a sacred Christian holiday, would be the same day as April Fool’s Day. The problem is that April Fool’s Day is always April 1, while Easter does not have a set date excep...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Random ramblings on a spring day

Spring has finally sprung in Wyoming, as much as Wyoming ever gets a spring. Local columnist John Davis wrote Tuesday about some of the signs of spring he witnesses. I’ll add mine along with some other random thoughts. Spring brings with it all the...

 
 By Susan Rowell    Opinion    March 23, 2018

Guest Column: News paper under attack

There are two things you need to know about newspapers. Newspapers are important to community life and democracy. Always have been. We at the National Newspaper Association think it is important for all sorts of newspapers to survive for the sake of...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Voice your opinion on the sales tax

On today's B2 page readers will find the one-cent sales tax survey. I hope you take the time to fill out the survey. Ten entities are counting on you. The one-cent general purpose tax has been...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Another episode of 'Life in the Country'

It's time for another installment of life in the country. Let's start off with this morning, well OK, let us backtrack a little bit first. We have a sliding glass door that goes out into our backyard...

 

Karla's Kolumn: To arm or not to arm

As the country debates whether to arm teachers and school staff to try and prevent mass school shootings, many districts around the state have already moved in that direction thanks to a law passed last year by the Wyoming State Legislature. In the...

 

Karla's Kolumn: The battle isn't over

Kudos to the Big Horn Basin legislators for banding together and getting Senate File 112 to study and work toward privatizing the Wyoming Retirement Center and Wyoming Pioneer Home killed. The legislators also worked to restore full biennium funding...

 

Joint Resolution wrong idea on school financing

I caught an article in the Daily News this past Saturday (Feb. 17), addressing school financing. It stated that Affie Ellis, a state senator from Cheyenne, had filed a Joint Resolution that would amend Wyoming’s constitution “to specify that the...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Who can stop it?

Valentine's Day 2018 arrived uneventful in Worland, Wyoming, but while I was writing a story on WESTI Ag Days and laying out the paper, a young man made a decision to go and kill 17 people and wound...

 

Karla's Kolumn: To crunch or not to crunch

When considering topics for my column I find that some weeks I struggle for material and then other weeks, like this week, I have a plethora of issues to choose from. I could talk about how a...

 

Making the case for computer science

All this talk of economic diversity in Wyoming - it's critical. And key to every conversation is education: How do we prepare and retain a workforce to keep our state strong for years to come? There...

 

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