Nuclear bill expected to be boon for Wyo.

CASPER (WNE) — President Biden on Wednesday signed a seminal bill that sets the stage for a new era of American nuclear energy, and Wyoming is poised to benefit if a nuclear renaissance takes …

Bearded Boombox presents at chamber luncheon

EVANSTON — “What life is about is making memories — if we can make your experience memorable, that’s when our job is complete,” said AJ Lamb, owner and operator of …

Crews rescue Idaho woman stuck on culvert near Downs

On Friday, July 12, at approximately 6:45 p.m. the Uinta County Sheriff’s Office, along with Evanston and Bear River fire departments and Wyoming Highway Patrol, responded to a single-vehicle …
Community News

New private school opening in Evanston

Solid Rock Academy founders and administrators Makayla Ritterhouse and Jayden Little are joined by teachers Michelle Lichtenberg and Brandy Robben while offering a private tour of their private, tuition-based school to the Herald.  The school will cater to grades K-4 and is located at the Evanston Alliance Church on 235 Overthrust Rd.

EVANSTON — A private, tuition-based kindergarten thru fourth grade educational option is coming to Evanston this school year. Solid Rock Academy, located at Evanston Alliance Church at 235 …

Half penny tax will be on August primary ballot

Local residents have organized the Half Cent for Uinta County working group to educate voters about the ½ cent sales tax for economic development that will appear on the Aug. 20 primary …

EFD puts out fires during an otherwise safe holiday weekend

On the afternoon of July 4, the Evanston Fire Department responded to a brush fire near the back half of Purple Sage Golf Course that was caused by an errant firework. Firemen put the fire out …

Local sports

Outlaws hitter Tony Natoli launches a ball toward the outfield Saturday during a doubleheader against Saratoga at Ross Kesterson Field.

Greg Mitchell — an adrenaline junkie from Lehi, Utah — earned himself a night’s stay at Evanston Regional Hospital Saturday night, after winning the Mexican Fighting Bull Bubble Ball Challenge at the Uinta County Fairgrounds, part of the Evanston Rodeo Series. Mitchell took home the $400 cash prize, but suffered two broken ribs and a punctured lung for his trouble. See story on B1.

Mess with the bull, visit ERH

Greg Mitchell — an adrenaline junkie from Lehi, Utah — earned himself a night’s stay at Evanston Regional Hospital Saturday night, after winning the Mexican Fighting Bull Bubble …
Outlaws pitcher Braxton Bauer pitched an inning of hitless relief Sunday in Game 1 of a doubleheader. The Outlaws swept the series.

Outlaws sweep two conference twin bills

EVANSTON — With conference play now in full swing, the Evanston Legion A baseball team sits atop the Southwest Conference at 8-0, following a pair of twin bill sweeps last week against Green …

Protecting the plate

Post 41 Regulators catcher Lane Debenham makes a play at the plate on a Bear Lake baserunner Friday at Ross Kesterson Field. It was a busy weekend of baseball for the local Little League and Post 41 …
In what’s become one of the most anticipated events of its kind in the region, the 2024 Runners High Half Marathon and 5K was held earlier this month, with a near-record number of participants …
Though Saturday’s 51st Annual Shrine Bowl in Casper could be described as a Tale of Two Halves, it almost seemed the outcome was dictated by the weather. The yearly All-Star contest …
By Don Cogger Herald Sports Editor Friday was Media Day at Cheney Alumni Field in Casper, and players and coaches participating in Saturday’s 51st Annual Shrine Bowl took time out of …

Porn addiction a serious mental health issue

Pornography addiction is often overlooked, but it’s on the rise and can lead to more extreme and illegal images and videos, including child porn.
Most people recognize the harm and dangers of drugs, alcohol and nicotine addiction, but porn addiction is often overlooked and not recognized due to the taboo nature of the subject. Most people …

Charity recipient visits Evanston to share her life-changing story

Evangeline Franzon shares her life-changing story about receiving a shoebox of gifts from Operation Christmas Child. She was the featured speaker at Pete’s Coffee Shop in Evanston on Friday, May 10.
EVANSTON — Evangeline Franzon, who at age 13 received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox filled with gifts, is now one of the organization’s tour speakers. Franzon was in Evanston at …
Obituaries
Robert Andrew Rayl Aug. 24, 1962 – Aug. 19, 2023
After a 12-year battle with the debilitating disease ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Robert Rayl passed from this earth on Aug. 19, 2023, at home, in the arms of his wife. Robert was born in …
Wanda Yvonne Stewart May 9, 1936 – July 10, 2024
Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Wanda Yvonne Stewart, age 88, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, July 10. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Mom was …
Mary Francis Osborn Morrison June 7, 1941 – June 26, 2024
Mary Francis Morrison passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 26, surrounded by family. She was born June 6, 1941, in Randolph, Utah, to Ray and Lois Osborn, the youngest of 11 children. She …
Brenda Kay Moore April 3, 1950 – July 11, 2024
Brenda Kay Moore, of Evanston, is survived by her spouse, Brent Moore; daughter, Leilani; stepchildren, Robert (Amy) Moore and Krissy (Riz) Bhanji; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five …
Edward Fredrick Barnes May 1, 1945 – July 1, 2024
Edward Fredrick Barnes, age 79, of Evanston, passed away on Monday, July 1. He was born on May 1, 1945, in Evanston, to Anor and Delphia Barnes. Ed graduated from high school in 1963. He worked …
Public Notices
July 17, 2024 Uinta County Herald Legals
FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE WHEREAS, default in the payment of principal and interest has occurred under the terms of a Promissory Note (the “Note”) dated July 26, 2022, executed and …
July 10, 2024 Uinta County Herald Legals
PUBLIC NOTICE City of Evanston INVITATION TO BID EVANSTON RECREATION CENTER, LOCKER REPLACEMENT PROJECT The City of Evanston will accept bids for Evanston Recreation Center, …
July 3, 2024 Uinta County Herald Legals
FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE WHEREAS, default in the payment of principal and interest has occurred under the terms of a Promissory Note (the “Note”) dated April 24, 2008, executed and …
Opinion
Amy Edmonds

Test reduction plan should earn high marks

“How’d you do on the test?” We’ve all asked or answered that question during our time in school. In fact, for many of us, it was a common question from grade school …

Gordon casts aside free-market principles when coal is at stake

Gov. Mark Gordon is quick to tell the federal government not to interfere with the free market, but he has a hard time taking his own advice. “Our federal government should not be issuing …
Poll
I recently had a conversation with a legislator about the work done on property tax relief this year. As he campaigns for reelection, this legislator is often hearing from constituents about rising …
B eing far away from home in Iceland and Britain for the last two weeks was perfect timing. Just as President Biden was proving to the whole country that he’s incapable of being president …
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Wyoming News
Contemplating growing crowds, Grand Teton wants to hear from you
With all signs pointing to more people clamoring to hike Grand Teton National Park’s iconic trails, drink in its majestic views and find parking in its crowded lots, the park’s …
This is all that’s left of a barn after a fire on Thursday, July 4, in North Rock Springs. According to homeowner Kent Maxey, a neighbor’s fireworks display wiped out his barn and scorched the sides of his house. He almost lost his horses and mules.
4th of July a ‘nightmare’ north of Rock Springs
ROCK SPRINGS — From the annual Liberty Parade to barbecues and family gatherings, Independence Day wouldn’t be complete without fireworks. This American tradition can bring happiness but …
BLM seeks input for proposed CO2 sequestration project
ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comment on a draft environmental assessment that considers a right of way for the Southwest Wyoming CO2 Sequestration …
Campers Lexi Wilson and Andrew Yokel-Deliduka of Washington watch the sun set behrind the Tetons at Shadow Mountain campground in the Bridger Teton National Forest Saturday July 16. 2022.
Recreation fees increasing for some Wyoming public lands
Campground fees, day-use costs and cabin rental rates are climbing across many Wyoming public lands this summer — and further hikes are expected as land managers struggle to keep up with …
Fourth of July in Yellowstone marred by deadly shooting
JACKSON — Little information is available about a deadly shooting in Yellowstone National Park that killed an alleged shooter and injured a park ranger on Independence Day. While …
Web Extras

The 5 most popular international summer travel destinations in 2024

Airalo compiled a ranking of the five most popular international summer travel destinations using information from Google Flights.

Give Your Grilling Game a Flavor Boost: 3 tips to make summer meals deliciously memorable

(Family Features) Make sure your grill game is on fire this summer. The right prepping, seasoning and grilling techniques can help you serve your favorite foods.

Netflix cancels cheapest plan as subscribers have to choose

Giant Freakin Robot reports that Netflix is phasing out its cheapest ad-free subscription tier for existing subscribers and asking them to choose a new plan to stay tuned into the world's largest streamer.

How does sleep affect the weight loss journey? We asked a husband-and-wife team of medical experts

(BPT) - As a sleep medicine specialist, Dr. Christopher J. Allen knows well the importance of sleep health, which is not only defined by the number of hours the individual sleeps, but also the …

Hurricane Beryl’s rapid intensification to Category 5 is alarming: Here’s why more tropical storms are exploding in strength

Hurricane Beryl hit the island of Carriacou, Grenada, on July 1, 2024, with 150 mph sustained winds. NOAA Hurricane Beryl was the latest Atlantic storm to rapidly intensify, growing quickly from …

Cool Ways to Protect Yourself from Heat-Related Illness

Extreme heat can be deadly, but you can take steps to stay safe.

(NAPSI)—Much of the U.S. could face hotter than normal conditions this year as the climate crisis drives higher temperatures—but you can keep yourself and those you care about safe.   …

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