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LARAMIE — Despite complaints from residents, Laramie City Council voted to continue its virtual-only format on Tuesday during a Zoom meeting.  Council member Bryan Shuster brought forward a motion that would allow the city to provide a hybrid meeting format — city councilors and the public would...
POWELL — Kelly Spiering, the Land Use Plan Advisory Committee representative for agriculture, said the worries about water and the loss of farmland have been the big issues people have talked to him about since the work on a new Park County’s land use plan began.  He said people are seeing more...
CASPER — Lawmakers could see salary hikes and other added compensation for their service in upcoming years.  The Wyoming Legislature’s Subcommittee on Legislator Compensation recommended to the Management Council on Tuesday several bills that would give lawmakers health insurance benefits and...
JACKSON — On state trust land near Teton Village, 800 units of storage and 11 glamping sites are being installed, even though Teton County commissioners have asked the courts to review the state’s decision to approve both operations. West Bank residents are wondering why a legal appeal didn’t stop...
BUFFALO — The supply of blood remains critically low in the region and across the U.S., according to Vitalant, the company that supplies blood to most of Wyoming's hospitals.  "In the last year, it's been pretty rough nationwide across the board,” said Tori Robbins, communications manager for...
Bras adorning Douglas bridge support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month   DOUGLAS (WNE) — The pink ribbon – it’s a renowned symbol that appears just about everywhere as October rolls around each year, and it has gained broad representation in communities across the nation since the...
The second program for the 31st season of the Weston County Concert Association will be on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 2 p.m. in Crouch Auditorium. The Cambria String Band will take the stage, giving the audience a taste of music with roots in both Wyoming and South Dakota. Larry Roetzel, the founder of the...

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Lynda Russell sits at the organ of the First United Methodist Church, where she has been playing for around 17 years. She loves classical music and traditional hymns.

 
Many of the women you’ll find playing the piano or organ in church on Sunday have been tickling the ivories since they were young girls. That hobby eventually bloomed into a passion and became a way to serve their churches in song.  Music is a central part of most worship services, and Weston...
The Bureau of Land Management has started revising the agency’s 1999 Newcastle Resource Management Plan, a document that guides the management of the 292,000 surface acres and 1.6 million acres of mineral estate in Niobrara, Weston and Crook counties, according to Tyson Finnicum, public affairs...

Photo courtesy of Emily Hartinger

Kori Hartinger, 8, and her mom, Emily Hartinger, converted this mini horse trailer together for their newest business venture, Gourmet Coolers. Kori sold unique lemonade flavors to customers at the farmer’s market this summer. 

 
When school is out of session and the spring days turn into hot summer scorchers, it is not unusual to see kids selling cold, refreshing lemonade to earn some extra cash.  That’s just what 8-year-old Kori Hartinger enjoyed doing in front of Skull Creek Studios and Boutique, owned by her mother...

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