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 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    April 15, 2021 

Consider QPR training to save a life

We have all had that friend who we think might be a little depressed due to stressors in their life. According to SSM Health, intimate partner problems, legal issues, unemployment/financial problems... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    April 8, 2021

Kudos to legislators, firefighters, community

The Wyoming Legislature 2021 regular session came to an end this week with some final bills being worked in conference committee. A lot of those bills you and I may never know what they do or don’t... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    April 1, 2021

Karla's Kolumn: Is the News building haunted?

Do you remember on the Family Circus comic strip the “ghost” Not Me. When the parents ask the children who did something they would say “Not Me” and the ghost would be in the next panel. Well...

 
 By Editor    Opinion    March 25, 2021

Karla's Kolumn: It was my choice to get shot

I got shot last Wednesday. Actually half of the staff at the Northern Wyoming News got shot – with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during the vaccine clinic at the Worland Community Center Complex. One hundred Washakie County residents showed up at...

 

Karla's Kolumn: Championship memories

Congratulations to the Worland Warriors on their 3A State Boys Basketball title. It is well-deserved. Congratulations also to speech champions Kim Sumida and Chase Johnson and state champion...

 

The News Editorial: A lesson in free speech

Last Tuesday night the Worland City Council got a small course in free speech and what is considered protected and not protected speech. In an era where people are offended by nearly everything the Fi... Full story

 
 By Karla Pomeroy    Opinion    March 4, 2021

The News Editorial: Things make you go Hmmm: State Legislature edition

In this edition of Things Make You Go Hmmm we look at a few bills before the Wyoming State Legislature and we’ll start with Senate File 17 which would stop the requirement of cities, towns and count... Full story

 

The News Editorial: Be alert: Firearm licensing act introduced in U.S. House

They say ignorance is bliss or what you don’t know won’t hurt you but when it comes to legislation, whether at the state or federal level, nothing could be further from the truth. We as citizens... Full story

 

Karla's Kolumn: Learning more about cats

We adopted two cats recently from New Hope Humane Society. Earlier this year we had to say goodbye to our beloved Buddy after about five years and we needed to find another feline companion for... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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.... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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