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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 receive thousands of applications. Banks signed up...

School staff and volunteers help students with their chosen hairdos Wednesday morning in school counselor Nicole Schatz’s office at Meadowlark Elementary School in Gillette. Schatz, second from left, initiated a “Morning Routine” program recently to empower students as they start their school days. Photo by Ed Glazar, Gillette News Record.

GILLETTE — Every few minutes Wednesday morning, a new student stood in front of a full-body mirror hanging in Nicole Schatz’s counseling room. Some of the students at Meadowlark Elementary School raised their eyes slowly, shyly looking at their reflection, as a smile made its way up their cheeks....

Oleksandr Ageyev, left, his wife, Viktoriia Ageyeva, and their 6-year-old daughter, also named Viktoriia. The family relocated to Cheyenne over the summer after fleeing the Russian instigated conflict in Ukraine. (Courtesy photo.)

CHEYENNE —Last month, Oleksandr Ageyev and his family celebrated Halloween for the first time. Oleksandr’s daughter, 6-year-old Viktoriia, got to dress up, and they attended the Cheyenne Police Department’s trunk-or-treat event.  “It was very funny,” Oleksandr said.  Earlier this year, Oleksandr,...
CHEYENNE – A joint resolution that would create a new class of property came out of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Committee this week.  Members of the committee voted to sponsor the resolution and two bills Monday after spending the evening deliberating the best approach for offering...
POWELL — Powell Valley Healthcare and the estate of a surgeon who died nearly a year ago in a plane crash are being sued by a former patient over a 2020 surgery. Sylvia Hutton, a Cody resident, filed the claim through her lawyers in the U.S. District Court of Wyoming last week.  Hutton is suing...
EVANSTON — Wanda Kaynor was in a significant amount of pain after sustaining severe injuries at the hands of a buck on Thursday, Oct. 6.  “I didn’t think I was going to make it,” she said.  Kaynor attempted a few remedies before visiting Dr. Jake Measom at Evanston Regional Hospital (ERH.) After...
LARAMIE — After the Saddle Up student orientation program garnered a mixture of praise and complaints, University of Wyoming administrators are already considering how they can improve it for next year.  The fall 2022 semester marked the first-ever implementation of the program, which is meant to...
CASPER – Wyoming leaders are continuing to invest in rare earth elements.  The Wyoming Energy Authority announced this week that it awarded a $4.4 million grant to Rare Element Resources, one of two companies hoping to use a Wyoming rare earths deposit to jump-start the emerging industry.  Rare...
TORRINGTON (WNE) –  U.S. Senators John Barrasso, R-Wyoming, and Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyoming, stated in a press release they are joining South Dakota and Iowa Senators in introducing an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Funding Accountability Act.  “This legislation holds the IRS accountable for the $80...
CHEYENNE (WNE) — Tickets will go on sale Dec. 1 for Cheyenne Frontier Days’ 2023 event, according to a news release.  Tickets for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo, the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series Event, carnival armbands and gift cards (redeemable for tickets or...

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