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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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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...

 

The News Editorial: Preparing for fair and the election

The Washakie County Fair kicks off this Saturday with the youth horse show and a full slate of shows and entertainment starting next Monday. This year’s fair will look slightly different due to COVID-19 but unlike some county fairs that have... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 9, 2020

The News Editorial: A few COVID and WHO facts to ponder

I have steered away from COVID-19 thoughts in this space for a while to give everyone a break but a lot has been happening so I’m going to over a few facts and provide a few thoughts. Fact 1: Novel... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    July 2, 2020

Karla's Kolumn: Look for the individual

Wyoming National Guard Captain Eli Varney and his unit were deployed to Kosovo last year to patrol an administrative boundary but the unit wanted to do more. They found ways to engage with the people... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    June 18, 2020

Karla's Kolumn: Fortunate to live here

Our country is in turmoil. In some cities, citizens have taken over police buildings and whole city blocks. Groups are calling for police departments to be defunded. In Wyoming, we had protests... Full story

 

Karla's Kolumn: Bird Watching

A few years ago we set up a bird feeder at the back of our house, which made the birds and our cats very happy. At first my husband was frustrated that the cats would stalk their prey, sometimes... Full story

 

Karla's Kolumn: Finding a better way

People are scared. People are tired. People are frustrated and angry. All of those emotions are spilling into the streets across the country, under the guise of demonstrating and protesting the death... Full story

 

The News Editorial: It's not time for blame or shame

This is not the time for the blame game or for COVID-19 shaming, and from what we are hearing around the community, both are happening. Nearly two weeks ago a COVID-19 outbreak at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center occurred and is...

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    May 14, 2020

The News Editorial: Positive signs

When things began to shut down and as businesses struggled and we heard reports of people scared, stressed and lonely we began to wonder if there was any end in sight to the impact of COVID-19... Full story

 

Karla's Kolumn: Mothers, teachers, role models

Sunday is Mother's Day and this week is National Teacher Appreciation Week so needless to say I've been thinking a lot about both and thinking how many mothers (and yes, fathers) have become teachers... Full story

 

The News Editorial: Open for business

It’s been a busy week since last Tuesday both in the state and in Worland and Washakie County. Here are some highlights: •On Tuesday, April 28, Washakie County had zero active COVID-19 cases. That’s right. According to the Wyoming Department... Full story

 

The News Editorial: Open for business

It’s been a busy week since last Tuesday both in the state and in Worland and Washakie County. Here are some highlights: •On Tuesday, April 28, Washakie County had zero active COVID-19 cases. That’s right. According to the Wyoming Department... Full story

 

Karla's Kolumn: Finding a balance, personally and professionally

In contemplating what to write in this space this week, my thoughts were similar to John Davis’ in that perhaps it was time for something besides COVID-19. We all need a break from the pandemic... Full story

 

Easter is not canceled

This Sunday is Easter, it is a different kind of Easter than any of us could have imagined just a few short months ago. Even here at the Northern Wyoming News we had plans for our regular Easter services page and we had weekend photographers schedule... Full story

 

The News Editorial: Time for personal responsibility

Two weeks ago life changed for many people and many business in Wyoming when Governor Mark Gordon and the state’s health officer issued orders closing schools (except distance learning options) businesses including museums, theaters, pools,... Full story

 

NEWS EDITORIAL: Get the facts, not the rumors with COVID-19

Our state, country and world are working to get through the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the best way to do that is with facts, not fiction, not rumors and not conspiracy theories. It is important to get your facts from reliable... Full story

 

DEVOTIONAL: Praying during anxious times

Many of you might have seen videos circulating on social media of Italians singing together from the balconies of their homes in the midst of COVID19 crisis. Italy is in a nation-wide lockdown and people are shut in their homes in an effort to... Full story

 

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