Jackson Hole Rodeo Changes Prayer to "Father" Instead of "Jesus"

Jackson Hole Rodeo Changes Prayer to "Father" Instead of "Jesus"

The Jackson Town Council wants the Jackson Hole Rodeo to start with a non-sectarian prayer addressed to "Father" instead of Jesus.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide reported Wednesday the council plans to add a provision to the rodeo operator's town contract spelling out the words of the prayer.

Jackson Hole Ski Areas Start to Open This Weekend

Jackson Hole Ski Areas Start to Open This Weekend

Despite one of the warmest Novembers on record, two Jackson Hole ski areas will open their new season as planned this weekend.

Grand Targhee Resort will have three of its five lifts open on Friday. The Alta ski area says it has received 73 inches of snow since the middle of October.

Turkey Trot Starts This Morning

There's still time this morning to get down to the Kendrick Park Bandshell and participate in the annual Volunteers of America Turkey Trot. Aside from doing preemptive damage control for the inevitable Thanksgiving binge, the event benefits the community's homeless shelter.

Buffalo Chamber Luncheon Features New Shopko Store

The Buffalo Chamber of Commerce Luncheon this month gave employees Audrey Semm and New Team Leader Trudy Lingle an opportunity to update those attending on the new store and its time line leading up to the Grand Opening next week.

Wyoming Students Create Ornaments for Washington D.C.'s Christmas Display

Wyoming Students Create Ornaments for Washington D.C.'s Christmas Display

Wyoming First Lady, Carol Mead, announced Wednesday that 24 ornaments made entirely by Farson-Eden Secondary School students will be proudly displayed on the President's National Christmas Tree Display in Washington D.C.

New Insignia for Wyoming's Training Center Command Soldiers

Sgt. Earl McCoy, of Guernsey, Wyo., assigned to the Wyoming Army National Guard’s Training Center Command at Camp Guernsey, displays the unit’s new shoulder sleeve insignia on his uniform. The insignia was changed in recognition of the state and national mission the soldiers have in assisting units preparing for federal and state missions. (Photo courtesy of 1st Lt. Christian Venhuizen/Wyoming National Guard))

The days of the galloping horse-and-rider patch, worn by members of Wyoming's Training Center Command, are over. The yellow and light blue colors of the "Pony Express" insignia reference the 1803 Louisiana Purchase, which incorporated most of Wyoming into the Union.

Another Woman Arrested for Prostitution in Sheridan

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Another Woman Arrested for Prostitution in Sheridan. (Photo by Ron Richter)

A media release from the Sheridan Police Department confirms that there has been another woman arrested for prostitution in Sheridan. SPD Detective Jerry Rasmussen.

Cheyenne Confidential: How Wyo’s lawmakers spend your $3.4B

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A prayer is held before a session of the Wyoming Senate. (Dustin Bleizeffer/WyoFile — click to enlarge)

By Geoffrey O’Gara,

Blow the trumpets! Put on a tuxedo! Declare a school holiday! Turn off “American Idol”! It’s the biggest thing since – since – since Taylor Swift, since the Twilight movies, since Zac Efron: THE WYOMING LEGISLATURE IS COMING!!!


WHP Intercepts Drug Shipment

(photo courtesy of Wyoming Highway Patrol)

Wyoming State Troopers discovered 23 pounds of marijuana in a false compartment of a pickup truck during a routine traffic stop on Monday. The driver, 38-year-old William Ritter of Virginia, was pulled over for speeding on Highway 287, six miles south of Laramie.

Woman Accused of Attempting Murder Via Eye Drops

An 18-year-old Natrona County woman has been accused of trying to kill her stepmother with eye drops.