Who are you thankful for?

NLJ Staff

Far too often elections bring out the worst in people and this election seemed to be one for the books locally, statewide and nationally. So, now that the dust has settled, it is refreshing to be able to ask our readers to shift their focus to the best in people in our community and start submitting their nominees for the News Letter Journal’s annual Person of the Year recognition.

The NLJ’s Person of the Year for 2022 will be revealed in the special first edition of 2023, which will include feature stories on our other nominees in addition to the story of the individual chosen as the person who made the greatest impact on the community in the previous year.

Our past honorees have come from all walks of life, but all of them have shared a desire and will to improve the quality of life in Weston County, and build a brighter future for the people who call this place home.

That makes the first issue of every year one of our favorites, but we also love the fact that it is even more of a community endeavor than our normal weekly publications because the nominees for Person of the Year come from you — the people whose true investment in the community is reflected in their desire to be informed and involved in it through these pages every week.

The News Letter Journal’s primary mission is to tell the story of this community, and we couldn’t do that without the contributions of our readers. We enjoy the fact that we get to re-affirm that connection in the first issue of every year by asking you to submit the names of the community members you would like us to feature in that issue. Then join us in celebrating all of the chosen nominees and the contributions they’ve made to the community when the issue hits the racks on January 5, 2023. 

Don’t forget to also grab the last edition of 2022 to recap all of the biggest news from across the county as we wrap up another year. We know, we can’t believe it is that time already and we are questioning how time can move so fast. 

We look forward to starting 2023 off right by honoring those amazing people in our community and we are officially asking for your help in making sure we have a full slate of nominees for this year’s Person of the Year. 

So please think about the people in our community who truly make a difference here, day-in and day-out. As you visit with your friends and family over the Thanksgiving holiday, make a note of all the people you are thankful for and let the News Letter Journal know. 

Submissions can be made by dropping them at our office at 14 W. Main, emailing them to reporter@newslj.com or circulation@newslj.com, or by mail to PO Box 40, Newcastle, WY 82701.

Thank you for all your support throughout the year and have a blessed Thanksgiving!


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