Christmas

Campbell County Jail Officer Ashley Baumfalk, who has worked in the jail for nine years, looks over Christmas decorations in Block C at the Campbell County Jail. For more than 25 years, inmates at the jail during the Christmas season have been allowed to take part in a Christmas decorating contest. (Photo by Mike Moore, Gillette News Record)

 

Campbell Co. inmates get creative on jail walls for Christmas   By Jake Goodrock Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — The promise of imprisonment is four walls and a bed. The length of stay varies. So do the other privileges afforded, such as...

Melissa and Andy Misner ride out of Green River on Dec. 11 for the annual Christmas card ride conducted by the Sweetwater Pony Express Riders. The riders have delivered Christmas cards from Green River to Rock Springs for the last 20 years. (Photo by Hannah Romero, Green River Star)

‘Pony Express’ riders continue 20-year Christmas card tradition   By Hannah Romero Green River Star Via Wyoming News Exchange   GREEN RIVER— Melissa and Andy Misner swung into their saddles outside the post office the morning of Saturday, Dec. 11. Their horses were loaded with two mochillas and...

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Second-graders performed several songs at the Newcastle Elementary School concert on Dec. 2 in the Crouch Auditorium. The popular school concerts are free and open to the public.

Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The Crouch Auditorium is once again being filled with the sounds of Christmas as students from all three of Newcastle’s schools take the stage to spread holiday cheer through December.  While the kindergarten through second grade students have already performed,...

Campbell County Parks and Recreation maintenance tech Suzy Blakesley installs Christmas lights on railing at Cam-plex Park as workers put the finishing touches on this year’s Festival of Lights. The exhibit at the Cam-plex is now in its 16th year. (Photo by Mike Moore, Gillette News Record)

‘Festival of Lights’ illuminates Cam-plex for 16 years   By Jonathan Gallardo Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — It was beginning to feel a lot like Christmas on Nov. 16. The cold of winter had moved into Gillette and was settling down as parks maintenance technicians...

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David Chick of Newcastle is reunited with his high school class ring 37 years after it had been lost, thanks to a Missouri man who purchased it in an estate sale then located Chick.

 
KateLynn Slaamot NLJ Correspondent   When David Chick lost his class ring in a snowball fight around Christmas time of his junior year of high school in Saint Joseph, Missouri, he thought he had seen the last of it. Little did he know that 37 years later, it would be found and returned to him. ...
Frontier Days loses $3 million in cancellation   By Tom Coulter Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — The first cancellation in the 124-year history of Cheyenne Frontier Days resulted in a $3.34 million loss in 2020 for the “Daddy of ‘em All,” according to an annual report...

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This ‘hugging booth’ at Weston County Manor is one of two that were built to provide families an opportunity to have physical contact without risk of spreading COVID-19. Meredith Tolley, Manor activities director, said that, per CMS guidelines, the Manor must go two weeks straight with no positive COVID-19 cases from staff or residents to open the building to supervised visitations inside.

Meredith Tolley Weston County Manor Activities Director   The Wyoming Department of Health and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services placed COVID restrictions on Christmas activities and visitations at Weston County Manor. Despite the restrictions, the Manor staff have been doing their best to...

Marcus Law, a.k.a. Santa, appears to be laughing about something the boy on his lap said. Judging by the look on the boy’s face, it may have been embarrassing. (Courtesy photo.)

COVID won’t stop Laramie man from bringing Christmas to families   By Marissa Taylor Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange   LARAMIE — The Laramie community may know Marcus Law as the friendly veteran who drinks white wine with ice cubes and cracks jokes all day long. Others may know him as...
Letters from Santa's elves seek to bring normalcy to 2020's Christmas   By Cary Littlejohn Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange   GILLETTE — It’s been about 10 years since Kaitlynn McKinsey, 18, wrote a letter to Santa in Brianne Pennington’s class at Pronghorn Elementary, but she still...
Hospitals treating fewer COVID patients   By Joshua Wolfson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — On Nov. 30, during the height of the fall COVID-19 surge, Wyoming hospitals were caring for nearly 250 patients infected with the coronavirus.  The state’s largest hospital — Wyoming...

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