Articles from the November 24, 2022 edition

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November 24, 2022

Check out our Christmas shopping guide for stores in Thermopolis and Worland. Also third graders let us know what they are thankful for....


Boys' School dealing with more mental health issues

WORLAND — Despite recent criticism of a rise in the use of restraints and detention rooms over the past few years, Wyoming Boys’ School (WBS) Superintendent Dale Weber maintains that the school is...


Gov. Gordon's budget proposal mixes conservatism and vision

CHEYENNE – Governor Mark Gordon’s supplemental budget proposal provides a thoughtful approach to addressing inflation, visionary investments, and saving for the future. The fiscally-responsible proposal released today underscores his ongoing commitme...


Railroad strike risk concerns leaders

CASPER — Members of a major railroad union voted to reject a tentative contract deal, union leaders announced Monday, renewing the possibility of a strike that could shut down the country’s railroads — and several key Wyoming industries — early n... Full story

 By Mark Davis    News    November 24, 2022

Plowing the Plug: New petition on keeping road open shows shift in attitudes

POWELL — A new petition signed by the majority of Cooke City/Silver Gate residents and business owners in support of plowing U.S. Highway 212 east of the gateway communities shows a significant shift in sentiment, according to a committee of r... Full story


Ryan Leaf Visit: Message to Wyoming Boys' School students: Life isn't fair for anyone

WORLAND - For former NFL quarterback and Heisman finalist Ryan Leaf, the money and fame were not his biggest accomplishments. He told the young men at the Wyoming Boys' School last Thursday that...


Ryan Leaf Visit: A message of hope to those struggling with addiction

WORLAND – Ryan Leaf gave a presentation of his life story and his battle with addiction at the Worland High School gym on the morning of Nov. 18. Leaf, the second overall draft pick in the 1998 NFL D...


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...


Lawrence Alfred Alvarado

Lawrence Alfred Alvarado, "Junior", 77, was ushered into heaven on November 16 with his family right by his side. He left this world comforted and loved with angels ready to receive his spirit. This... Full story


Martha Meghan Cranfill

Martha Meghan Cranfill was born in Reno, Nevada on May 1, 1984. For the first year of her life, she lived in Sacramento, California with her parents, Steven and Dana (Taggart) Cranfill. She passed awa... Full story


Rental housing ordinance enforcement on track

LARAMIE — Nearly a year after its approval, Laramie City Council has taken steps to begin enforcing a new rental housing ordinance starting Jan. 1, 2023, with slight modifications. The ordinance outlines a set of minimum habitability standards for r... Full story

 By Stephen Dow    News    November 24, 2022

Family reunites with dog; collie mix found after 13-day disappearance

CODY — Michele Robles and her husband Braden Barkman thought long and hard when selecting a new family dog earlier this year. The couple’s 3-year-old daughter, Braelynn Barkman, is autistic, Robles said, and they knew not every dog would be a good fi... Full story


Rock Springs man invited to help decorate White House for Christmas

ROCK SPRINGS — With several other volunteers from around the United States, Rock Springs resident Chad Banks has been invited to decorate the White House in Washington D.C. According to Banks, each year, the White House asks for volunteers. They rece... Full story


Weekly Cyber Security Column

Amazon Mail Service 77 Text: A Big Horn citizen reported a text from amz_mail_service_77 saying her account was locked and a new login was detected from New York. The link to click on in the text was unusually long and went to instead of... Full story


Sandra Gayle Gilman

Sandra Gayle Gilman, 67, of Lander, Wyoming, passed away on November 16, 2022, in Casper, Wyoming. Sandra was born in Brainerd, Minnesota, to Ernest Musolf and Violet Hall on January 4, 1955. She... Full story


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