holiday http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Online shopping poses challenges for Wyoming businesses http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/online-shopping-poses-challenges-wyoming-businesses <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Shoppers across the nation spend billions of dollars during the holiday season, but the Wyoming Retail Association says&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">local</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;businesses are struggling to compete with online sales.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Association’s Chris Brown says if an item isn’t available locally, it makes sense to order it. But he says online shopping is becoming a habit, even for things that are sold locally.</span></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 23:16:55 +0000 Willow Belden 51634 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Online shopping poses challenges for Wyoming businesses Wyoming Stories: Christmas on New Year's http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-christmas-new-years <p></p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This holiday season, the Wyoming Public Radio news team is sharing stories about memories and traditions that stand out to them. Reporter&nbsp;Irina Zhorov’s family doesn’t celebrate Christmas, but there’s still a tree and a Santa, sort of. She writes about her family’s tradition of celebrating the New Year the way they did in the Soviet Union.</em></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:28:56 +0000 Irina Zhorov 51608 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Christmas on New Year's Wyoming Stories: Christmas and a movie http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-christmas-and-movie <p></p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This holiday season, the Wyoming Public Radio news team is sharing stories about memories and traditions that stand out to them. In this piece, news director Bob Beck&nbsp;tells us about a lonely Christmas in college.</em></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:35:03 +0000 Bob Beck 51606 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Christmas and a movie Wyoming Stories: Building a Christmas tree http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-building-christmas-tree <div><p></p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This holiday season, the Wyoming Public Radio news team is sharing stories about &nbsp;memories and traditions that stand out to them. In this piece, energy reporter Stephanie Joyce tells us about overcoming the challenge of spending Christmas on a treeless island in Alaska.</em></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:19:05 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 51605 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Building a Christmas tree Wyoming Stories: Food and friends on Christmas Day http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-food-and-friends-christmas-day <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This holiday season, the Wyoming Public Radio news team is sharing stories about memories and traditions that stand out to them. In this piece, reporter Chelsea Biondolillo tells us about her family's tradition of welcoming those without anywhere else to go.</em></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:05:32 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 51604 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Food and friends on Christmas Day Wyoming Stories: Trimming the Christmas tree http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-trimming-christmas-tree <p></p><p><em>This holiday season, the Wyoming Public Radio news team is sharing stories about &nbsp;memories and traditions that stand out to them. In this piece, reporter Willow Belden&nbsp;tells us about her family's tradition of trimming the Christmas tree.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s the week before Christmas. Carols are playing, boxes of ornaments are strewn around the house waiting to be unpacked, and I stand in the living room, holding a pair of garden shears and scrutinizing the tree.</span></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:55:44 +0000 Willow Belden 51603 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories: Trimming the Christmas tree Wyoming Stories Podcast #3 http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-stories-podcast-3 <p>The Wyoming Public Radio news team offers some holiday memories.</p><p>Subscribe to the <em>Wyoming Stories</em> podcast<strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/wyoming-stories/id766036813"> here. </a></strong></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:51:56 +0000 Micah Schweizer & Willow Belden 51552 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Stories Podcast #3 UW Holiday Concert offers something old, something new http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-holiday-concert-offers-something-old-something-new <p>The Gala Holiday Concert at the University of Wyoming on Saturday and Sunday feature performances by the Bel Canto Women’ Choir, Civic Chorus, Singing Statesmen, Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony. Orchestra director Michael Griffith previewed a portion of the concert with Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:33:17 +0000 Micah Schweizer 50854 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW Holiday Concert offers something old, something new May 7th is Teacher Appreciation Day http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/may-7th-teacher-appreciation-day <p>May 7th is Teacher Appreciation Day.</p><p>Kathy Vetter, President of the Wyoming Education Association, taught elementary through high school students in Wheatland during her 30 years in the classroom. She says that teachers’ responsibilities have changed as students’ own roles have changed. “When I started teaching,” says Vetter, “going to school was the student’s job. Now, that’s only one of many jobs students have, that they have to divide their time amongst—and so there’s more pressure on the teachers and the students.”</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 23:45:03 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 40362 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org May 7th is Teacher Appreciation Day Holiday Travel To Match Economic Recovery http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/holiday-travel-match-economic-recovery <p>Increased holiday travel is expected for AAA&rsquo;s mountain region this year, and could beat the national average. Wyoming is classified as part of the mountain region, and travel and auto group AAA expects a 2.2% percent increase from last year. That&rsquo;s compared to 1.4% percent nationally.</p><p>AAA Spokeswoman Tara Handley says this will be the second busiest travel season in a decade, and the best since the recession ended.</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 01:41:30 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 16857 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Holiday Travel To Match Economic Recovery