t’s the holiday season at the Capitol, and it’s starting to get decorative. The State of Wyoming Ground Workers have started to put up the holiday decorations in the Capitol. The Menorah for Hanukkah, which has been at the Governor’s mansion, will be lit entirely and brought to the Capitol for a lighting ceremony on Dec. 1st.
“What we hope to do is just expand the amount of science that we can infuse within our community whether that means having more opportunities to go into schools and do field trips or opportunities for more families to come here,” said Education Specialist Colleen Burridge.
English Learners are students in Wyoming schools who speak a primary language other than English. These students enter Wyoming schools with a variety of language backgrounds. English Learners in kindergarten through 12th grade are expected to take the ACCESS for ELLs English Proficiency Assessment to fulfill federal and state requirements.
Tuesday, November 30th, is Giving Tuesday and non-profits across Natrona County are preparing for this special day. The YMCA of Natrona County is hoping to raise money to help fund the rest of their Phase II project.
This is the time of year where we gather with loved ones as the holiday season approaches, and what better way to kick off the season, than with a parade.This saturday marks the 31st annual Cheyenne Christmas Parade.Families and children are everywhere, anticipating the arrival of Santa and the start of the parade, even though the pandemic kept folks and families from a seeing each other more often last Christmas.
Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday are happening this Friday and Saturday. Local shops in the downtown core will be open for Christmas shoppers who want to get the best deals and shop local. And folks are encouraged to support local businesses for their holiday gifts and treats. Menard’s Black Friday event started today and will run for 10 days.
Thanksgiving is a day where we stuff our faces with great food and celebrate with family, all that we have. But not everyone has the same celebration. So this year let’s all remember all of the things that really matter to us. Thanksgiving is a special day when we connect with our family and loved ones.
In the spirit of the holiday season, many travel to share this time of year with family and loved ones. The Wyoming Department of Transportation is sharing driver recommendations for getting around safely during the holiday season.
“Well, our bees make the honey I don’t make the honey I steal it from them not all of it but we steal their honey from them, and we’ve been doing this about I think this is our fifth winter that we’re over wintering our bees,” said Christine Bulow.
Full flights across the country are beginning to take off with Thanksgiving this week, and that’s no different here in Wyoming. The holiday season is the busiest time of year for Casper Natrona County International Airport.
As if flu and cold season aren’t enough, there’s another virus for parents to watch out for. The sickness commonly known as RSV is the most common virus seen in children under two years old, putting them in the hospital.
The 31st annual Cheyenne Christmas Parade kicks off on Saturday, November the 27th, at 5:30 pm. There will be several pre-Parade events, like a wreath hanging ceremony and the Christmas lights’ lighting starting at 4:30 pm. Santa will also be at the Depot Plaza for the little ones.
“Our disciples are the ones that are gonna be handing out the food boxes so they’re gonna go door to door and just check in and see if somebody needs a Thanksgiving meal,” said Programs Director Dave Matthews.
The Wyoming Cowboys earned their second road win of the season on Monday downing defending Western Athletic Conference Champion Grand Canyon by a score of 68-61 inside Grand Canyon Arena in Phoenix, Ariz.