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Cheyenne attorney and former AG publicly censured   CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday issued an order of public censure of Cheyenne attorney Gay Vanderpoel Woodhouse, a news release from the Wyoming State Bar said.  The order came after an attorney disciplinary panel...
Teton Canyon reopens after bear pushes camper out of hammock   JACKSON (WNE) — Camping in Teton Canyon has reopened after wildlife officials killed a bear thought to be the aggressive bruin that pushed a camper out a hammock roughly two and a half weeks ago. Caribou-Targhee National Forest Teton...
FROM WYOFILE:    Inaugural Wyoming Climate Summit encourages local, collective action   By Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile.com   LANDER — Frustrated by state and federal inaction on climate change, community organizers have begun taking action in several Wyoming towns by showing the cost savings of...
UW begins nuclear energy research project   By Abby Vander Graaff Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — As nuclear energy makes its way into Wyoming, local scientists will join a nationwide effort to learn more about emerging nuclear technologies and potential impacts on...
From near and far, visitors return to Yellowstone National Park   By Billy Arnold Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — At 71, Mike Newman had lived in Europe and China but never visited America’s first national park. His wife, however, had been to Yellowstone National...
Clinic sees appointment increase   By Maya Shimizu Harris Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The Women’s Health Center & Family Care Clinic of Jackson — the only clinic in Wyoming that provides abortion services — is feeling the regional impacts of abortion bans following...
With RPM days in the books and the Weston County Fair not starting until July 22, the next big event scheduled is the Open Horse Show on July 16. However, those without a livestock background can still enjoy the other public events happening at the fairgrounds this summer.  The next Friends of Fair...
Story & photos by Erin Persche Weston County 4-H Educator   Seven members of the Weston County 4-H Robotics group competed at the annual 4-H Showcase Showdown in Laramie on June 22 and 23. The 4-H Showcase Showdown is the Wyoming 4-H annual opportunity to explore various contests, workshops,...

Photo by Walter Sprague/NLJ

Ernie Hamlet, with his wife Rei, celebrated his 80th birthday on May 21 at the Newcastle Country Club. Plenty of family and friends came to enjoy Hamlet’s company, with food and cake. 

Not many can say they have lived through eight decades, but Ernie Hamlet reached that milestone on May 11, still in “spectacular health,” according to his youngest daughter, Polly Liggett.  To celebrate, Hamlet’s three children threw him a birthday party with his friends and families at the...

Photos courtesy of Weston County Historical Society

Dennis Dixon shakes hands with his son Dwight after receiving the “Champion” trophy for his livestock, above, in this historic photo from the Weston County Fair.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” For as long as most people can remember, the Weston County community has been coming together every August at the Weston County Fairgrounds to celebrate the county fair.  What most people might not...

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