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'Annihilation' introduced cosmic horror to new audience

“Annihilation” flew under my radar for a long time, actually. I have no idea how, because when it popped up on my recommended queue on Netflix, I read the description about Natalie Portman being a soldier/biologist and I hit play. That sounded...

 

Take time to be informed and participate in 2 important issues

Next week residents in Washakie County have an opportunity to be involved in the discussion of two important topics — property tax rates and mental health. On Monday, State Rep. Martha Lawley...

 

Think pink … and yellow and white and blue and purple and …

Turn on any sporting event in October and you will see pink. NASCAR cars all had pink window coverings, referees in some football games had pink whistles, players, coaches and more have pink. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and pink abounds...

 

'Hereditary' changed horror

In my opinion, “Hereditary” set the bar for modern horror when it came out in 2018. Stylistically it’s very similar to “Midsommar,” which was put out the following year by the same director Ari Aster. “Midsommar” is arguably the more po...

 
 By Benjy Hamm    Opinion    October 5, 2023

Americans depend on newspapers to stay informed about their communities

Nearly 220 million American adults turn to their local newspapers regularly for news and information they need to stay informed, feel more connected to their neighbors and improve their lives and communities. That readership number is based on a...

 

Join me in observing Spooktober

October holds a special significance for me, more so than any other month of the year. There comes a noticeable shift in weather over a short period time; the cold brought on by night begins to linger into the day. Brisk winds and sporadic rainstorms...

 

Definition of insanity seen in federal budget process

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, I, along with other media, received in their inbox a press release from U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) asking the Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to keep the...

 

New events, new people, old favorites

Saturday is the first official day of fall and this fall is proving to be just as busy and interesting as the summer was in Washakie County. In case you have missed it the past several weeks, school i...

 

Checks and balances necessary for good government

Last Tuesday, those attending the Worland City Council saw a balanced government at work. In dealing with a citizen request to close one block of a street off for a neighborhood block party, Mayor Jim...

 

Suicide Prevention Month: Help is available

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. It is dedicated as a month to remember the lives lost to suicide, to those who have struggled with suicidal ideation, and to acknowledge the individuals, families and communities that have been...

 

Carbon capture technologies necessary for future

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon isn’t often on the same page as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, but they recently found common ground on the need for advancing carbon capture technologies. Advanced carbon capture technologies could mitigate...

 

Karla's Kolumn

How many dogs does it take to catch a one little mouse? The answer? More than three apparently. People who have read this column over the years know we used to have a dog, Sarah, who we dubbed the...

 

Washakie County knows how to end the summer

For the last two weekends in Washakie County residents and travelers have enjoyed two longtime festivals, one in Ten Sleep and one in Worland. This year, for the first time, I got to experience Nowoodstock. Traditionally for the Northern Wyoming...

 

What is kratom?

Kratom is a popular herbal supplement derived from the dried leaves of a tropical evergreen tree in the coffee family. People use kratom to treat chronic pain, depression and anxiety. And some use it to lessen the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Anyon...

 

Why a raid of a Kansas newspaper matters in Worland, Wyo.

Did you see the news over the weekend? Did you pay attention to the attack on the First Amendment? It did not come from politicians or the government but rather from law enforcement. According to a...

 

Let us have a safe and fun school year

You are right. It seems that summer just started last week but here we are with school classes starting on Aug. 16 for both Worland and Ten Sleep and some neighboring communities. It is hard to...

 

Kudos to Sheriff and Search and Rescue; Fair Board

Many kudos this week go to Washakie County. One LARGE KUDO goes to the Washakie County Sheriff’s Office and Washakie County Search and Rescue who have worked tirelessly in the search for Breanna Mit...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 27, 2023

Sound of Freedom speaks volumes

In Ecclesiastes chapter 3 it says “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens,” including a time to speak. The time is apparently now to speak about child...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 20, 2023

It's time to check out the fair

This Saturday kicks off Washakie County Fair Week with the theme, “Remembering the past, Embracing our present, engineering our future. The fair is an opportunity for everyone to come socialize,...

 

What bugs are safe to eat?

Once again Mom is fresh out of ideas so she calls on me, Roscoe the Rascal to fill in for her. You would think I would get an extra treat for this, but nope. Something about it's not fair to my...

 
 By WENDY WIECKI    Opinion    July 13, 2023

Take care of mental health during summer months

Summer months. A time most of us in Wyoming anxiously wait for as winter can seem cold, bleak, and feel like it can drag on forever. People often report the best mental health in the summer. This can be due to various factors including longer days,...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 6, 2023

Scammers take new tactics

Just when you think you have a handle on all the way scammers will reach out to try and separate you from your money they up their game. Recently, there are reports of scammers using local business...

 
 By Karla Pomeory    Opinion    June 29, 2023

Verizon needs to learn to communicate

Years ago a Verizon Wireless marketing campaign used the phrase “Can you hear me now?” On Saturday and Sunday the answer for Verizon customers in the Big Horn Basin was a resounding “No.” There was an outage of service that appeared to begin...

 
 By Wendy Wiecki    Opinion    June 29, 2023

Fireworks and veterans don't always mix

Every year on the Fourth of July we celebrate our independence with grand fireworks displays all over the country. From small town America to the big cities, spectacular displays of lights and noises take place. The intent behind it and the...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    June 22, 2023

Customer service: A cornerstone for business success

Sometimes when thinking what to write in this space, readers provide the inspiration as is the case this week regarding customer service. A recent columnist for the Northern Wyoming News discussed...

 

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