Legendary Pro-Start Teacher, Cheryl Monroe, Retires
Longtime Prostart teacher Cheryl Monroe retired at the end of the school year. Nobody who has ever had Cheryl Munroe as a teacher calls her "Mrs. Munroe." Those who work with her don't call her "Cheryl." To students and staff alike, she has always been just "Mo." For 36 years, Mo has been teaching Family and Career Science at Encampment K-12 School, along with teaching at Saratoga Middle/High School (SMHS) for the 2018/2019 school year. Mo has taught for 47 years all told, having started her teaching career in Fort Washakie.
Introduction to Tourism Improvement Districts
Tourism Improvement Districts or TID’s have been a focus of the WLRA for the past several years. Around the country TID’s are used to supplement local promotion and to provide an additional revenue stream for communities to support the growth of their visitor economy. The TID bill that we are pursuing is enabling legislation which means that no-one is forced to utilize a TID but the ability to do so would be available as an additional tool should your business community desire one. TID’s are industry driven and a great option to help grow your local visitor economy.
Proud To Be A WLRA Member-The Plains Hotel
On December 13th, 2015 the Historic Plains Hotel went to auction online and on December 15th Astrid owned the 105-year-old building after making a blind bid. She inherited a monumental task taking on a building built in 1910, the same year as the Titanic was built. Initially, Astrid had designs to turn the Plains into micro housing to serve a population struggling to live on $1,000 or less a month as her life’s work before purchasing the Plains was creating affordable living for the millions of Americans living paycheck to paycheck.