Museum event focuses on Wyoming state flag

EVANSTON — Historian Kylie McCormick, from Casper, delivered a presentation of “The Wyoming State Flag and the Women Who Made It Fly” to a full crowd during the Uinta County …

High school business students win scholarships in city-sponsored contest

EVANSTON — Four Evanston High School students earned scholarships in a mock business competition last month, according to intro to business instructor Susan Evans. Sixteen teams of four …
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for TerraPower, a nuclear company he also co-founded, in Kemmerer on Monday, June 10.

TerraPower breaks ground on Kemmerer nuclear plant

KEMMERER — Monday, June 10, may have started like a normal day for Kemmerer, but as black vans rolled in single file to pickup more than 200 people to shuttle them to the official TerraPower …
Community News

Kemmerer woman sentenced to life without parole

Cheri Marler

KEMMERER — A Kemmerer woman was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Wednesday afternoon. Cheri Marler, 52, was convicted last month of killing 5-year-old Annabelle …

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Evanston High School Senior Class President Hannah Godfrey tells her classmates that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to during the Evanston High School 2024 commencement ceremony. Godfrey plans to study at the University of Wyoming in the fall.

EVANSTON — Evanston High School held its annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 1, at Kay Fackrell Stadium. After the graduates proceeded toward the stage, accompanied by a recording of …

‘Murder’ worth a watch this week

EVANSTON — Last weekend, Sagebrush Theatre Productions hosted its opening performances of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit murder mystery “Murder on the Orient Express” at …

Local sports

EMS 7th-grader Jared Baxter won the men’s 5K at the Runners High Half-Marathon and 5K on June 8.

South linebacker and former Red Devil Cohen Morrow (No. 0) combines for a tackle with Mountain View’s Carson Eardley (No. 24 ) during Saturday’s 51st Annual Shrine Bowl in Casper. The North won the All-star game 45-7, though Uinta County players played well.

Red Devils shine in lopsided Shrine Bowl loss

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 …

South players gather for Media Day activities

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 …
Red Devil senior captain Drew Barker earned 4A West All-Conference Honorable Mention honors for the 2024 season.

Red Devils place 5 on All-Conference teams

Five members of the 2024 Evanston High School soccer team were recognized recently by the Wyoming Coaches Association for their outstanding contributions on the soccer field. Red Devils junior …
With Saturday’s graduation ceremonies at Evanston High School officially in the books, all three of the high schools in Uinta County have now officially sent their seniors on to the next …
Class 4A All-Conference girls’ soccer selections were announced recently, with three members of the Evanston High School girls’ soccer team receiving postseason recognition. Recent …
A group of Evanston High School athletes made history earlier this month in Casper, winning the first-ever team title at the WHSAA State Unified Track and Field Championships. Held in …

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 …
Wyoming News
Highway 22 landslide on Teton Pass.
$880K price tag to fix mudslide on Teton Pass
JACKSON — Hiding in the shadow of a landslide that severed part of Teton Pass on Saturday is a mudslide that will cost $880,600 to address. The Wyoming Transportation Commission approved a …
State reports that Wyo. experiences surge in workers 65 and up
CHEYENNE (WNE) — Evaluating the latest workforce indicators data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Wyoming workers ages 65 and older grew from 6,599 to 20,147, or 205.4% between 2002 …
Gillette resident and photography studio owner George Dunlap testifies before the Campbell County Commission June 4, 2024.
Coal industry a no-show at Campbell Co. event to rally against federal leasing ban
GILLETTE — The Biden administration’s proposal to end federal coal leasing in the Powder River Basin will have “grave” and “drastic” consequences for Campbell …
How much should Wyoming pay for education? Ongoing trial involving local school district could answer that.
A six-week bench trial over Wyoming’s school funding formula is underway in a Cheyenne courtroom. The heart of the case — whether the state is meeting its constitutional obligation …
Obituaries
Vern A. Butler Sept. 26, 1945 – June 15, 2024
Vern A. Butler, age 78, was born Sept. 26, 1945. He passed away on Saturday, June 15. Vern conquered his lifelong battle against pain and passed away peacefully. He was the beloved husband of …
Jeremiah John “JJ” Thompson May 13, 1977 – June 1, 2024
JJ, Jeremiah John Thompson, was born May 13, 1977. He passed from a stroke on Saturday, June 1, at age 47. JJ was born in Petoskey, Michigan, and moved to Evanston when he was 3. His early years …
Barbara Jean Nelson Dec. 31, 1929 – Jan. 6, 2024
A memorial service Barbara Jean Nelson, who died Jan. 6, will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 24, at Union Presbyterian Church, located at 224 10th St. in Evanston.
Corey Hal Peterson Jan. 25, 1989 – May 26, 2024
Corey Hal Peterson of Evanston passed away suddenly and unexpectedly, early on Sunday, May 26, in Riverton. He was born on Jan. 25, 1989, along with twin brother, Clint, to Jeff and Dannice Peterson …
Dickerson “Dick” James Smith June 17, 1937 – April 21, 2023
Dick was born June 17, 1937, in Evanston, to James G. and Edna (Dickerson) Smith. Dick graduated from Evanston High School. He married the love of his life, Janice Bennett, also of Evanston. …
Opinion
Michael Reagan

Reagan: Joe Biden is the better dictator

So I turn on the news …. We’ve got wars raging in Ukraine and Israel. We’ve got nuke-carrying Russian warships visiting Cuba. We’ve got 4,000 illegal …

Wyoming politicians’ dishonest concern about mental health is killing people

When Gov. Mark Gordon came to Gillette last December for a town hall meeting on mental health, there was a standing-room-only crowd and optimism in the air. At last, it seemed, government officials …
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Editor: This year’s presidential election is one of the most important elections because democracy is being challenged. It is important that the next U.S. president is committed to …
R emember first-class letters, the kind you sat down and read right away instead of leaving them on the kitchen counter to collect breadcrumbs for a few days? I’ve been thinking about those …
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6-19-2024 Uinta County Herald Legals
INVITATION TO BID Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of the City of Evanston-Evanston Roundhouse Trailhead Access Improvement Project will be received by the City of Evanston, Wyoming at …
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Web Extras

Saying a final goodbye to Willie Mays, baseball’s ‘Say hey’ kid

Mays, who died on June 18, 2024, at the age of 93, was not only the greatest baseball player of the last 80 years, and quite possibly ever, but he was an enormously important figure in American sports, culture and history. …

Enjoy a Fruit-Infused Fourth of July

(Family Features) Fourth of July fun calls for favorite snacks that complement the excitement. Whether you're a pyro or prefer to leave the fiery entertainment to the experts, one thing you can take charge of is the dessert table with recipes like Apple and Berry Cream Cheese Tarts and Patriotic Apple "Donuts."

Fact or Fiction? Discover the Truth about Canine Osteoarthritis and Available Treatment Options

(BPT) - Has your dog been acting differently? Do they seem to be slowing down? What many pet owners don’t realize is that changes in behavior can also mean your four-legged friend is in pain. …

Everything You Need To Know To Host An Epic Summer Pool Party

(BPT) - Summer has arrived! If you're lucky enough to find a pool to spend the summer by, a pool party is a must. Whether you're taking advantage of the sunshine and hot weather during the day or …

Does your head ache? Discover how chiropractic care can help

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5 great tips for hosting your summer golden hour gathering

(BPT) - Summer is the season for spending your nights outdoors, whether by a cozy bonfire, in the backyard with a movie projector, or gathered around the porch table with family and friends. With a …

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