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The News Editorial: Much to be thankful for this season
It is Thanksgiving weekend this weekend and that means the start of a busy Christmas and holiday season with many events, concerts and shopping. This week we have two entire pages (B1 and B2) full of area businesses with deals this weekend and on... Full story
Set boundaries for your mental health during holidays
The holidays are just around the corner and with that it usually brings cheer, family time, laughter, sharing with others, and making special memories with those you love. However, grief can change all of that. I so wish you could press pause on...
The News Editorial: Random ramblings on a cold Nov. day
Trying to pick a topic this week has proven difficult with many thoughts bouncing around in my mind so here are a few thoughts. I learned of Sen. Gerald Geis’ passing last week and just as I did when he retired, I reminisced about the many visits... Full story
The News Editorial: Winners but no losers Tuesday night
Congratulations to Tuesday’s winners and to the others who were on ballots around the Big Horn Basin. Those who also ran are not losers. They cared enough about their communities, their counties,... Full story
Dealing with seasonal depression
Seasonal depression, also called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a type of depression. It’s triggered by the change of seasons and most commonly begins in the fall. This seasonal depression gets worse toward the later part of fall or early...
The News Editorial: Thank you for being a newspaper reader
National Newspaper Week was Oct. 2-8 this year and while I usually try to recognize this important week on the actual week, this year that week, just like the month of October, has quickly slipped by... Full story
Karla's Kolumn Country living: Along came a spider
So I love fall. I love fall temperatures. I love fall sports. I love fall colors. The one thing I hate about fall is spiders. OK, so I hate spiders in any season, but fall it seems like the spiders, w...
The News Editorial: Keep politics out of school board races
Partisan or non-partisan that is the question on the minds of many states the past few years and the topic has been school board elections. In Wyoming municipal races and school board races are by statute nonpartisan, meaning candidates do not need... Full story
Karla's Kolumn: Celebrity feuds go to new levels
There seems to be a new twist on celebrity feuds that is benefiting many non-profit organizations. If a celebrity is attacked or offended, instead of getting even, now they turn it into a marketing campaign. There are two notable ones that I know of... Full story
End The Stigma: Valuable lessons in recovery
The last article to cover addiction-related issues was to help gain an understanding about the difference between sobriety and recovery. It was to help recognize that recovery is more than just abstinence from a substance or behavior. Obviously,...
The News Editorial: Facts and opinions on the ambulance station
Monday afternoon I listened to a nearly hour-long hearing regarding the proposed ambulance station at 603 North Road 11. The hearing was for the sole purpose of the judge listening to arguments... Full story
GUEST COLUMN: We can learn lesson from ball player
Did you see the video earlier this month of the Little League batter consoling the opposing team’s pitcher? During the Little League Southwest Regional final Aug. 9 in Waco, Texas, right-hander Kaiden Shelton of Pearland, Texas, was facing batter I... Full story
The News Editorial: A few notes on election and community
It is Tuesday night and we are waiting for results from across the state to come in as the secretary of state and superintendent of public instruction races right now are too close to call. Washakie County had its results printed out for those of wai... Full story
The News Editorial: Gone but not forgotten
The loss of Commissioner Fred Frandson this week brought back thoughts of the late Dale Wagner, whom Frandson was appointed to replace after Wagner’s passing in 2016. Both had a strong love of Washakie County, were active in their community and... Full story
Karla's Kolumn: Renewing friendships and college fun
This weekend my best friend from college came up to enjoy fair and attend the Confederate Railroad concert. She is the first person I texted when I learned that the fair board had locked in the countr... Full story
The News Editorial: Celebrating old and new favorites at the fair
Welcome to the 2022 Washakie County Fair. There are several changes to this year’s fair as the fair board worked to listen to residents and provide some nostalgic favorites to the fair, revamp some... Full story
End The Stigma: Battling depression and aging
Depression is a treatable condition and it is not part of the normal aging process. However, older adults are at an increased risk for depression. Approximately 80% of aging adults have a chronic health condition according to the Centers for Disease...
The News Editorial: Speed traps or public safety?
We received an anonymous email the other day and normally I just delete but I was curious what this person felt was so important and earth shattering that they had to write without putting their name to it. The issue – the “speed trap at... Full story
The News Editorial: Debates have been informative, entertaining
Voters in Washakie County have been treated to three strong debates in the past few weeks. Up first was the local debate between the three candidates for sheriff, hosted by and at the Worland Senior... Full story