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Wyoming Coffee Table Books: The Perfect Christmas Gifts!

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Over 34,000 copies of Bill Sniffin’s Wyoming-themed coffee table books have been sold over the past eight years.  One edition is sold out but the two other books are available for purchase this Christmas.

Wyoming at 125, Our Place in the West is the official book of the state’s 125th celebration of statehood. It contains more than 50 historical photos that were colorized and computer improved. This book tracks Wyoming’s history from the time of the dinosaurs to present day. It is $39.95 plus tax and shipping.

Wyoming’s 7 Greatest Natural Wonders is the first book of the series and includes extensive photo features of the state’s seven great “natural” wonders:  Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Devils Tower National Monument, South Pass, the Red Desert, Thermopolis Hot Springs, and the North Platte River system plus other amazing Wyoming sights and sites.  It is priced at $39.95 plus tax and shipping.

The third book in the series, My Wyoming, is virtually sold out but a few copies remain.  It can only be purchased as part of the Wyoming Trilogy, which includes all three books plus an attractive gift box. It is priced at $125 plus tax and shipping. Supplies are limited so act fast before this item becomes unavailable.

Go to www.wyomingwonders.com to place your order or send inquiries to Wyoming Wonders, Box 900, Lander, WY 82520 or to bsniffin@wyoming.com.

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Cynthia Lummis: Conservative For U.S. Senate

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Cynthia Lummis is back. At a time when Wyoming needs strong, no-nonsense, conservative leadership, Cynthia’s running to serve as an unwavering voice for Wyoming’s people.  [READ MORE]

Knights Inn, Evanston Wyoming

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Home, Home on the Plains

With a great location in the southwest corner of Wyoming, our Knights Inn Evanston offers easy access from I-80 and convenience to the Utah border and Bear River State Park.

Our pet-friendly hotel is also within a short drive of businesses like Western Wyoming Beverages, Rocky Mountain Power, Way Chem and OptiBlend Industries.

For Reservations, click here: https://www.redlion.com/checkout

Great On-Site Restaurant

Enjoy a delicious meal in our on-site restaurant. Enjoy American cuisine at our on-site restaurant, Cattle Company Steak House. We serve lunch from 11am to 2pm and dinner from 5pm to 9pm.

Enjoy Everyday Essentials

Our pet-friendly hotel offers a rustic lodge-style setting and spacious rooms equipped with essential amenities such as in-room microwave, mini-refrigerator and free WiFi. An on-site fitness center, meeting space and guest laundry facilities are also available.

Take It All In

Enjoy fishing, kayaking, biking and relaxing in the great outdoors at Bear River State Park, near our hotel.

Drive Mirror Lake Scenic Byway for 80 miles of unforgettable beauty, or step back in time with a visit to the Fort Bridger State Historic Site.

If you’re staying with us over the summer, the Uinta County Fair is worth a tour, and winter guests can hit the powder at Lily Lake Ski Area.

AutoFarm Castle Rock Chevrolet: Evanston, Wyoming

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AutoFarm Castle Rock Chevrolet in Evanston, is proud to serve Southwest Wyoming and surrounding areas with the best in sales, service and selection for over 20 years.

Our award winning used and new Chevy dealership in Evanston offers new Chevy model trucks from Camaros to Cruzes and from Tahoe’s to Silverados. We also have the areas largest inventory of pre-owned vehicles from every brand.

Our Evanston used and new Chevy dealership is owned by the AutoFarm Group and employs over 20 employees.

AutoFarm Castle Rock Chevrolet has been a long standing pillar in the local community, supporting high school athletics, city events and many youth activities.

Our service department performs all types of auto repair by certified technicians, and our parts department offers OEM Chevy parts and accessories.

If you are looking for a new or used car, come in to our Evanston Chevy dealership and take one for a test drive today.

Our veteran sales team will make your car buying experience easy. From Utah’s Rich County to Evanston and from Kemmerer to the Bridger Valley, AutoFarm Castle Rock Chevrolet continues to lead in sales, a testament to our service and deep dedication to our customers.

We know your time is valuable. We are sure you will find our site a fast and convenient way to research and find a truck or car for sale in Evanston that’s right for you. If we can be of any assistance while visiting us online, send us an email and we will promptly reply.

Citizens Of Lander And Property Owners

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Please be advised of the following City proposed zoning code changes and what they mean for every property owner in Lander:

What is proposed:

R-1 District • Allow short-term rentals as a conditional use following public hearing

R-2 District • Allow multi-family dwellings up to 4 units • Reduced minimum lot size • Reduced off-street parking requirements • Allow cottage-style housing up to 16 units • Allow one Accessory Dwelling Unit • Allow short-term rentals as a conditional use

R-3, R-5 and R-MED District • Wider range of housing types • Reduced minimum lot size • Reduced off- street parking requirements • Allow cottage-style housing up to 16 units • Accessory Dwelling Units up to three units • Allow short-term rentals as a conditional • Allow cottage-style housing •

Allow Accessory Dwelling Units

These changes will dramatically impact your neighborhoods, your property values, your quality of life, and the entire nature of life in Lander.

Here’s how:

PROPERTY VALUES:

Zoning has always been intended to protect your investment as a homeowner. This proposal removes that protection, making all Lander zones subject to becoming multi-family use with density encouraged to squeeze more people within the town’s existing footprint.  The City has shown little concern for how this may substantially reduce current homeowner’s property values & enjoyment of the property purchased with protective zoning.

SAFETY/INFRASTRUCTURE:

Fire hazards, lack of building regulation, pedestrian and vehicle safety, increased traffic, difficulty of snow and trash removal, more vehicles parked on streets and insufficient water/sewer line capacity due to increased dwellings are expected. The City is NOT requiring home-conversion apartments be built professionally, inspected or brought to building code.

QUALITY OF LIFE:

The City is proposing to reduce minimum lot size as small as 2,500 sq ft. This is 1/3 of the average size City lot that is currently 7,500 sq ft. This will increase noise levels, reduce privacy, increase traffic issues, increase the feeling of neighborhood congestion and reduce yard space. This limits ability to have a pet, backyard gardens, chickens or enjoy the Wyoming lifestyle.

PARKING:

The plan assumes families do not park more than 1 vehicle on their property. Our streets will have more parked campers, trailers, work trucks & personal vehicles. The City will plow snow around those parked vehicles.  Where sidewalks are missing pedestrians will need to walk in the street, around the cars, and expose themselves to traffic.

This reduces safety for all pedestrians, particularly kids walking or biking to school, and every public school is in proposed density zones.

CHARACTER/INTEGRITY OF COMMUNITY:

Less green space, lack of architectural cohesiveness in existing neighborhoods, elimination of single or 2-family residences in most of our town, lack of open roadways, increased pollution and crowded streets are expected.

Citizens should beware of changes in all zones and how this will potentially negatively impact them and their homes/neighborhoods.  At the very minimum, Zones R1 and R2 should remain exactly as they currently are, with no changes.  Preserve neighborhoods in town designed for low density living and single homes and/or duplexes. 

To date meetings have been limited to 25 with people turned away at the door and Zoom transmission has been generally inaudible.

Proposed changes are based on findings from Colorado and Oregon consulting firms and their non-scientific Facebook-based survey.  Some members of the Planning Commission may have conflicts of interest, and the majority of the members do not live within Lander city limits.

 It’s easy to make rules that affect other people.

What’s the hurry?

Citizens deserve more time, more information, and more public hearings before the Council makes permanent this overhaul to the zoning that has potential to be seismic to the landscape and character of Lander.

Please attend the City Council work session regarding these changes on:

This Tuesday, September 1, at 6pm at the Lander Community Center, and the final hearing/vote is scheduled on Tuesday, September 8, at 6pm at the Lander Community Center.

Voice your concerns and opposition and ask questions of your City Council members before these changes are passed, irreversibly changing and impacting Lander’s landscape, nature, and character.

Your voice needs to be heard now.

For more information please contact the City of Lander.

*Paid for by Concerned Lander Citizens*

Bill Sniffin Best-Selling Coffee Table Books For Sale

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Wordsmith Bill Sniffin offers up his own very special view of Wyoming in his best-selling trilogy of books celebrating the rugged beauty of the state. Now is your chance to own some of the last remaining copies of these beautiful coffee table books.

After selling more than 34,000 individual copies, “Wyoming’s 7 Greatest Natural Wonders,” “Wyoming at 125, Our Place in the West” and “My Wyoming: 101 Special Places” make up the best selling trilogy of its type in Wyoming History.

Wyoming’s 7 Greatest Natural Wonders features photos and stories of the seven great wonders plus many more wonderful sites and sights in the Cowboy State. 

Wyoming at 125, Our Place in the West is the official state book to celebrate the Cowboy State’s 125th anniversary, published in 2015. It is crammed full of historical photos starting with dinosaurs and the Yellowstone Super volcano up to the 2015 celebration of this big event.

My Wyoming: 101 Special Places is crammed with wonderful, scenic and panoramic photos of 101 special places.

All available right now from WyomingWonders.com!

We also have special programs for realtors and car dealers who want to use the books as premiums for new listings or car purchases.

These books can also be customized with stickers promoting Wyoming businesses and then given out in bulk — an approach used by many businesses in the Cowboy State.

Contact Bill Sniffin at bsniffin@wyoming.com about using the books as promotional items. 

Act today before these wonderful books are sold out.  They make wonderful keepsakes and gifts.  

If you love Wyoming, you’ll love these books!

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