Photo courtesy of the Office of Mark Gordon.

Mark Gordon addresses the public for the first time as Wyoming Governor

By Jim O’Reilly

The results of last November’s election were on full display across Wyoming Monday. From the Capitol City to county courthouses, elected officials took their oaths of office.

In Cheyenne, Mark Gordon addressed residents for the first time as governor in his inaugural address. Gordon said Wyoming’s history of being both bold and fair provides a map for the future.

Gordon noted that little appetite exists for taking on any new state taxes, but said Wyoming faces a watershed moment as it balances its needs and wants. He said if government is going to successfully meet today’s challenges, it has to become both smaller and smarter.

The former state treasurer stressed financial prudence and cautioned against using the state’s investment accounts to expand government programs. Rather than making government bigger, Gordon said, local communities need to grow.  He also described Wyoming’s role as technology innovator while staying true to its roots.

Governor Gordon took the oath of office on his family’s Bible with his wife Jennie at his side. Among the 900 people in attendance at the Cheyenne Civic were Wyoming’s Congressional delegation and four former Wyoming governors.

 

 

Photo Credit: Cali O’Hare

Carbon County officials sworn in Monday

In Rawlins, Judge Dawnessa Synder presided over the swearing-in ceremony of Carbon County officials. Cali O’Hare was inside the district courtroom and filed this report.

 

 

Saratoga looks into repairing heated sidewalks

The Saratoga Town Council is exploring the cost of repairing the heated sidewalks on Bridge Street. They’ve not been turned on this winter. The issue will be further discussed at the council meeting set for Tuesday, January 14th. Emma Diercks has the story.

 

 

 

New MHCC interim CEO updates Carbon County Commissioners

The new interim CEO of Memorial Hospital of Carbon County has been on the job for a week. On Monday, he introduced himself to the Carbon County Commissioners, and provided the governing body with an update on the transition. Cali O’Hare reports.

 

 

 

Sports: Outlaws basketball fared well in the first weekend after winter break

The Outlaw cagers swept the weekend of competition and are moving forward with plenty of positive takeaways. Joey Saverine has the story.

 

More Highlights:

  • Wyoming basketball takes on San Diego State this evening on the road.
  • Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team is the nation’s best 3 point shooting squad.
  • Broncos interview Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator Vig Fangio for the vacant head coaching position.

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