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The News Editorial: After 116 years mission remains the same - to serve our community

This week we complete two full years as the weekly newspaper the Northern Wyoming News and what a year it was. We started year two out with an open house in February. Yes, it was pre-COVID or rather...

 

The News Editorial: Where are the grownups?

There are many things happening in our community, state and country right now that make me shake my head. Let us start locally, last week on the day of President Joe Biden’s inauguration a resident...

 

The News Editorial: Online petitions serve no real purpose

Online petitions are a joke. There I said it. If you have signed one recently, I apologize if I have offended you but I am only being honest and realistic. I say they are joke only because I believe...

 

Random violence is never the answer

Random acts of violence are never the answer — no matter the question, no matter the issue. The random acts of violence and rioting over the summer in the name of social and racial injustice was not the answer to bring attention to those issues....

 

Karla's Kolumn: Starting the anti-resolution

I know, right now you are thinking there is a typographical error and that I meant to type revolution. You may be thinking this would have to do with protests regarding the 2020 presidential...

 

The News Editorial: COVID was only one major story in 2020

In this week’s issue we begin the annual year in review, a look back at the stories that moved us, changed us, made us laugh, smile and cry. We take a look at major stories throughout each month in...

 

Let Christmas Shine

It’s Christmas time. You can tell this by the lights, the music and the outpouring of generosity. Volunteers around the community banded together to decorate and light up main street including...

 

Rediscover Christmas

This is a season of hope. Advent is all about hope. The word Advent means “coming” or “arrival,” and the season is traditionally a time of expectation, waiting, anticipation, and longing. Advent is a time to prepare our hearts and help us...

 

The News Editorial: Opportunities to give more abundant during a pandemic

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a desire to keep everyone healthy and safe, Pinnacle Bank made the tough decision to cancel this year’s Festival of Trees. The festival showcases wreaths and trees decorated by businesses and organizations, along...

 

The News Editorial: Now more than ever shop local

For 10 years now there has been Small Business Saturday® created by American Express to encourage people to shop locally at the smaller businesses. According to the website, in the midst of the reces...

 

The News Editorial: The mask mandate cometh

We knew it was only a matter of time before a mask mandate was coming, but we did not know how it would come about. While I write this Tuesday night Washakie County’s health order mandating masks,...

 
 By Editor    Opinion    November 12, 2020

The News Editorial: It's not over

You have heard it, I have heard it. It’s been said for many months now that COVID-19 is a hoax, a hoax to take down a president. We hear them say it will all be over after the election. In this space, we have emphasized that the pandemic is not a...

 

Hoping for a U.S. win

As I write this we are waiting for election results but the polls have yet to even close. It is the waiting that is the worst and this year the waiting seems that much harder. Usually it is waiting...

 

Ready, set, vote

“Vote early and often,” a phrase originally attributed to Al Capone, is a phrase joked about every time an election rolls around. When President Donald Trump made a comment about making sure your...

 

Political grandstanding or standard process?

It is Monday morning and I’m waiting for U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett to give her opening remarks, but first you have to get through the opening remarks from every Senator...

 

The News Editorial: What is news?

“America Needs Journalists” is the 2020 theme for National Newspaper Week which is next week, Oct. 4-10. I was taught our role as journalists was to report the news, not to make the news or make-up the news, just to report the news fairly and...

 

The News Editorial: Leadership lost

We need leadership in Washington, D.C. now more than ever but leadership is lacking from both of the country’s major political parties. While we can point to many examples, the most recent came...

 

Take being an INFORMED voter seriously

In an effort to let all general election voters have a chance to be informed voters, the Northern Wyoming News will start a six-week series on candidate profiles starting with the Worland mayor’s...

 

Karla's Kolumn: What is normal?

Several months ago I explained how a woman's mind works and how we have many thoughts going through our minds at any one time. The Facebook meme says it best "My mind is like my internet browser, 19...

 
 By Alex Kuhn    Opinion    September 3, 2020

Hear Me Out: Welp, here we are again

Another round of civil unrest and ... it's tiring. The bad faith arguments are flying from every which direction, and they're genuinely exhausting, which is the design. But, it's time to summon the...

 

The News Editorial: COVID math is hard

We like to have fun in our newsroom and last Tuesday as we were beginning to digest election results and add up numbers from various precincts one of our reporters asked jokingly, “Are we using...

 

The News Editorial: Back in school

Worland, Ten Sleep and several area schools began in-school classes this week. Washakie County School District No. 1 postponed the start of East Side Elementary until today (Thursday) due to two...

 

The News Editorial: Be informed and be sure to vote

Tuesday voters head to the polls to decide party nominations for several important races locally and statewide. Perhaps the most interesting and most important races locally in this primary are the Republican bid for U.S. Senate and State Senate...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Judging is hard, but at times tasty

Judging is hard, but at times tasty Since moving to Worland in 2015 I have covered the Rhubarb Rhevival all but one year, and I do not know what I was thinking that one year when I assigned it to...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 30, 2020

Karla's Kolumn: Goodbye 'Peggy Sue'

Two weeks ago I said goodbye to an old friend, Peggy Sue. That's what I named my red Toyota Corolla that my husband Alan and I purchased on a Memorial Day weekend in 2004. She was brand new when we...

 

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