Wyoming State Library: Wyoming Digital Newspaper Collection Adds Five Titles. “The Wyoming Digital Newspaper Collection has added five prison newspapers to its database. Titles include Best Scene, J-A-B-S, Wyoming State Honor Farm, Wyoming Pen, and The New Approach. These newspapers span from 1915 to 1992 and give insight into the daily lives of those in the prison system.”
Wyoming State Library: Updates to Wyoming Digital Collections Make Searching Easier. “Five of the six resources in the Wyoming State Library’s Digital Collection Suite have recently been updated with a new interface, making them easier to browse and search.”
Casper Star-Tribune: WYDOT plans to delete 8 Twitter accounts after company creates cap. “The Wyoming Department of Transportation is planning to delete eight of its Twitter accounts after the social media giant announced it would heavily cap automated tweets for non-subscribers. WYDOT will still be using 511 Notify to send out alerts, but with Twitter out of the picture, they’ll only be available over text message or email.” I wonder how difficult it would be to make a tool for these agencies to automatically distribute alerts via RSS? I mean, it’s just text formatted in a certain way.
Wyoming Tribune-Eagle: The CFD experience is now at your fingertips. “In partnership with West Edge Collective, the local marketing and content creation firm, the history of [Cheyenne Frontier Days] — from behind-the-scenes footage to historical events — has been made available to the masses both in person and in a digital archive.”
University of Wyoming: UW Wallop Program Launches NEH-Funded English Language Arts Catalog. “The University of Wyoming’s Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Program has launched a new online K-12 catalog for English language arts teachers and expanded content in its social studies catalog. The updates are through a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) titled ‘Integrating the Humanities Across Civics Education in Wyoming.’”
Wyoming State Library: Explore State’s History With Wyoming Places Online Exhibits. “The Wyoming Places website now hosts three in-depth digital exhibits on the topics of Heart Mountain WWII Internment Camp, Wyoming’s Statehood Celebration, and WWII Prisoner of War (POW) Camps in Wyoming. The latter is new to the collection, while the other exhibits have been revamped for visitors.”
Sublette Examiner (Wyoming): New website introduced to bolster state education, employment. “This dashboard… provides users with a greater understanding of what jobs are available in Wyoming, pathways through education to qualify for in-demand jobs, education and training values, labor supply and demand, and growth potential for Wyoming industries within the region.”
Photos: Wyoming Launches New Missing Persons Database, Listing 71 Cases Dating Back To 1974 (Oil City News)
Oil City News: Photos: Wyoming Launches New Missing Persons Database, Listing 71 Cases Dating Back To 1974. “The new database has 71 missing persons cases dating back to 1974 listed as of 4:15 p.m. Thursday, September 30. The earliest case is for Larry Marvin Morris, who was 24 years old at the time his disappearance in Fremont County. The most recent missing persons case listed is for Darren Mark Thunehorst, 39, who was reported missing out of Natrona County on August 29, 2021.”
Big Horn Radio Network (Wyoming): Thermopolis Schools In Immediate Lockdown Until September 13th. “Hot Springs County Schools are in lockdown until distance learning is completed at least until September 13th. The decision was made by the Hot Springs County School District and Dustin Hunt. Hot Springs County recorded it’s highest student and staff absent percentage of 30%.”
New-to-me from New Yorker, discovered via Kottke: A Woman’s Intimate Record of Wyoming in the Early Twentieth Century. “Between 1899 and her death, in 1962, [Lora Webb] Nichols created and collected some twenty-four thousand negatives documenting life in her small Wyoming town, whose fortunes boomed and then busted along with the region’s copper mines. What Nichols left behind might be the largest photographic record of this era and region in existence: thousands of portraits, still-lifes, domestic interiors, and landscapes, all made with an unfussy, straightforward, often humorous eye toward the small textures and gestures of everyday life.” The best word for this photography is “charming.” Absolutely unfussy but so full of detail and life.
Wyoming News Now: German POW news journals get digitized. “The state library just completed the digitization of 5 titles of German POW camp newspapers from World War 2. These newspapers were from the Douglas and Cheyenne war camps. They depicted camp life for prisoners, as well as news that was coming in from Europe at the time. Captured by allies in northern Africa, these prisoners were held in Wyoming, in several camps that were operational from 1942 to 1945.”
Local News 8: Wyoming launches new drought resources website. “The site provides resources and information for specific sectors impacted by drought, including agriculture, tourism, recreation, municipalities and water utilities. It also offers information on federal and state resources and assistance available to those impacted by drought. Information on wildfire conditions and restrictions plus links to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) drought disaster designations for Wyoming are also available on the website.”
Wyoming Fish & Game Department: New interactive fishing guide lures anglers to new waters. “Want to catch a kokanee? Or how about a golden trout? It’s easy and inspiring to plan all your fishing pursuits with a new interactive fishing guide from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.”