By VIRGINIA GIORGIS
Traditionally, as a new year approaches, people reflect back on the passing year. Things happen in their lives that are beneficial or leave them a little worse for the wear. But, overall, each year hands out events in everyone’s life that must be taken in stride. For Valley residents that means many different interpretations due to the differences in people’s priorities. Everyone has their personal priorities, as they reflect on the events around them.
The Bridger Valley Pioneer strives throughout the year to reflect the news—the everyday events in the Valley that affects the residents. Looking back over the issues of the past year, several stand out as having a strong impact on the Valley.
As usual two events shine national attention on the Valley. The Fort Bridger Rendezvous brings in thousands of visitors yearly. It is still the second largest visitor event in Wyoming and has been for many years. The only event that draws more visitors is Cheyenne Frontier Days.
A second event to shine light on the Valley is the Intermountain Pedigree Stage Stop Dog Sled Race. Although it is much smaller, it brings in mushers and visitors from many other areas. And, again, it will come into the Valley soon after 2014 begins.
Another major story that has evolved for several years and will have a lasting impact on the Valley was the continuing progress on the K-8 building for Mountain View. Occupation of the new building is set for 2014.
Hopefully, all of the Pioneer’s readers have good things to remember from 2013 and 2104 brings them many more good memories. Happy New Year!For the complete article see the 12-27-2013 issue.
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