Monthly Archives for August 2011

Nerves, excitement, tears mark first day of school

By JACKIE BORCHARDT – Star-Tribune staff writer Standing outside Park Elementary School, Cooper Castle watched kids scuttle past and through the front doors. He shifted his weight from one foot to another — nervous yet excited for his first day of … Continue reading

25. August 2011 by Jackie B
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Gone fishin’

In the two years I’ve lived next to the North Platte River, I have not gone fishing. I’ve floated the river (three times). I’ve run past it at least twice a week. I’ve eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner on its … Continue reading

16. August 2011 by Jackie B
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Wyoming state superintendent requests employee status changes

By JACKIE BORCHARDT – STAFF WRITER The Wyoming Department of Education is hiring, but the employment status of those jobs — permanent or at-will — has yet to be determined. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill, who oversees the … Continue reading

07. August 2011 by Jackie B
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Empire State of mind

I visited college friends in New York at the end of last month — my first real vacation (not tied to work or family obligations) in a year. I had a few must-do’s but I left the weekend up to … Continue reading

04. August 2011 by Jackie B
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