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...
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 comm...
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... 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...
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...
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...
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... Full story
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 goo... 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 re... Full story