The Nation’s Christmas Tree has been escorted through Wyoming

On November 9th, the US Capitol Christmas Tree entered Wyoming on Interstate 90 and was escorted to Sheridan by Troopers from the Wyoming Highway Patrol. As the trailer used to haul the tree measured out to 80 feet in length, it made a quick stop at the Sheridan-Dietz Port of Entry to purchase an oversize load permit. With the help of the Sheridan Police Department, the US Forest Service, and WHP Dispatch and Troopers, the tree exited into Sheridan where it spent the night.

Fremont County Group Homes staff member chosen as Wyoming Youth Care Worker of the Year

Congratulations to Betty Porter, Program Director at Fremont County Group Homes, Inc. Who was chosen as Wyoming Youth Care Worker of the Year by W.Y.S.A. (Wyoming Youth Services Association). Betty was selected over candidates from Laramie, Gillette and Torrington. She will be honored at the annual WYSA Legislative Breakfast in Cheyenne on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 along with State Legislative award winners.

Snapped: Birthday Lunker caught in Ocean Lake

Russell Naef, 19, was fishing on his birthday out on Ocean Lake this weekend when he reeled in this lunker of a Northern Pike. “It goes without saying that he was pretty excited,” said Mom Jeannie on Monday morning. The Pavillion teen decided he wanted to go fishing on his birthday and caught this prize right after his birthday dinner. He reportedly expressed surprise at catching the big fish as he said he didn’t know there were Northern Pike in Ocean Lake. Happy Birthday Russell!

Lillian M. (Zednick) Barnett

Lillian M. (Zednick) Barnett, 82 of Lander WY passed on to her heavenly home on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015 at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander.  She had been a resident there since February of this year and succumbed to complications from pneumonia, COPD, and end stage rheumatoid arthritis.  The first funeral service will be held on Sat. Nov. 14 in Lander, WY at Hudsons Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with viewing and visitation one hour before the service.  The second service will be held on Sat. Nov. 21 in Wilber, NE at Kuncel Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m. with viewing and visitation one hour before the service. Burial will follow in the Wilber Cemetery next to her parents.