Jacquie Anderson

Jacquie Anderson, owner of Jacquie’s Bistro, sits for a portrait Thursday at the downtown Casper restaurant. Anderson is a member of Wyoming Women Warriors, a local group offering support for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence that has grown to 350 members.

Alan Rogers, Star-Tribune

Grown in Wyoming

A new program launched recently by the Wyoming Business Council aims to promote locally produced food. In response to a growing demand for locally sourced products, the program wants to get involved with local ranchers, farmers and producers to help them get exposure with consulting and brand campaigns. The council also works to get local retailers and restaurants to use locally sourced products. People want to know where their food comes from, and they want to support their local economy. We think this program will be great for Wyoming.

Shelter

Casper’s only emergency homeless shelter, Wyoming Rescue Mission, broke ground Tuesday for their new facility. The mission has struggled to meet the needs of the community as the only emergency shelter within hundreds of miles. The new facility will provide 43 more beds for women and children and 70 more beds for men. The new shelter will help alleviate overcrowding at the mission, and the community will benefit from its services.

Super 25

Last night, the Star-Tribune hosted the 27th annual Super 25 banquet which honored Wyoming’s best high school football players. The players were selected by Star-Tribune sports editor Jack Nowlin and high school sports reporter Brady Oltmans, based on statistics, staff observations during game coverage and input from high school coaches. Congrats to the players selected.

Hall of fame

Every summer, the Cheyenne Frontier Days kicks off with a cattle herd down the highway. Hyde Merritt and his family started the tradition, mainly as a pragmatic cost-saving measure. Years later, the Wyoming rancher has been inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame, becoming the 11th Wyomingite to receive the honor. Congratulations to the Merritt family.

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Dallas Bower joined the Star-Tribune copy desk in June 2017. She studied English at the University of Wyoming. Her favorite book is The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, or Harry Potter, depending on the day.

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