News Letter Journal

One late summer day, fresh out of residency and seeing patients for the first time as a full-fledged family physician, I examined a young man who had a fever, fatigue, and a bad headache. Considering the time of year, influenza was low on the list of possibilities, and COVID-19 did not yet exist....
CHEYENNE (WNE) — Wyoming is one of 17 states that have joined a petition for a preliminary injunction against the Biden administration’s “Ghost Gun” and Gun Registry Final Rule, which will go into effect on Aug. 24.  On Monday, Gun Owners of America and the Gun Owners Foundation filed the motion in...
CASPER — The U.S. became the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) during the first half of 2022, the Energy Information Administration said Monday. Over those six months, the price of natural gas — which began the year unusually high — nearly tripled.  Natural gas is transported...
JACKSON — Overcome with emotion, Dr. Giovannina Anthony tearfully hugged her attorneys minutes after a court hearing temporarily halted Wyoming’s abortion ban the same day it went into effect. Calling it an “extraordinary remedy,” 9th District Court Judge Melissa Owens granted the temporary...
Drivers should expect short delays on northeast Wyoming highways because the Wyoming Department of Transportation Dist. 4 annual chip sealing project has started, according to a press release from WYDOT Dist. 4.  The district’s public relations specialist, Laura Dalles, said work in Weston County...
The Weston County School District No. 1 board of trustees approved a $15.7 million general fund budget on July 20 for fiscal year 2022-23, which is a little higher than last year’s. According to business manager Deb Sylte, the school expended $12.8 million in the previous fiscal year, leaving a $2....
The Newcastle Area Chamber of Commerce expressed frustration with cuts in funding from both the city of Newcastle and the Board of Weston County Commissioners on July 18 during Monday night’s regularly scheduled council meeting and a public hearing for the county budget held earlier that day. At...
New income guidelines for WIC — or the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Program — will allow for more people to use the service operated by the Wyoming Department of Health as a result of a joint federal and state government effort under the U.S. Department of...

Photo by Alexis Barker/NLJ

Roberta Haynes shows off her great-great grandmother’s wedding dress at the historic fashion revue on June 25, organized by the Anna Miller Museum. The dress was worn by Nellie Brennan on her wedding day on April 15, 1899, when she married Joseph Landrigan.

 
The silk wedding dress hung on her small frame, its elegant skirt coming to rest on the floor around her. Roberta Haynes picked up the skirt in front of her as she made her way to the front of the crowd of people. She was wearing her great-great grandmother’s wedding dress, modeling it at the...
The city of Newcastle has resolved a coliform water issue in Gray Addition after taking steps to address a potential issue following the detection of coliform in two separate tests. Public Works supervisor Greg Stumpff informed the News Letter Journal on July 22 that the issue had been resolved.  “...

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