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Dec 19, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
EAGLE

Cheryl Lynn Eagle, 32, of Arapahoe, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Casper Medical Center. Arrangements are pending through Davis Funeral ... [more]

Find comfort in small things to survive busy business life

Dec 19, 2013 - By Leonard Holler:  Question -- "How do I keep my sanity in the hustle and bustle of my business life?"
-- Cindy, Gillette
Answer -- You need some inspiration on a ... [more]

Menards recalls Christmas trees

Dec 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Menards, a chain of home-improvement stores in the Midwest, is recalling 1,800 pre-lit artificial Christmas trees because the lights may overheat, start a fire ... [more]

Devon donates $500 to Habitat for Humanity

Dec 19, 2013 - Staff:  Habitat for Humanity, Wind River Country recently received a donation of $500 from Devon Energy. The donation will go toward the purchase of construction ... [more]

Reinke honors Killebrew Irrigation with gold pride award at convention

Dec 19, 2013 - Staff:  DESHLER, Neb. -- Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, has announced that Killebrew Irrigation in Lander ... [more]

Cool down the rush to legalize pot

Dec 19, 2013 - By Ben Barber, MCT News Service:  There is a mad rush to legalize marijuana these days, but it's time to rethink that generous yet foolish move -- generous because it lifts the onus of crime ... [more]

A stay-at-home state of mind

Dec 19, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  A stay-at-home state of mind

Mothers, especially of the stay-at-home variety, are prone toward reclusiveness. This is a state of mind, life, and ... [more]

Most people probably would not mind a higher tax on beer

Dec 19, 2013 - Trey Landsdoun, Riverton:  Editor:
The Riverton mayor wants the state to raise the tax on beer. I think this would be all right with most people. I would guess that most people who buy ... [more]

Tough mission

Dec 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Traditional veterans groups are making difficult, good decisions

Riverton-area veterans groups had a difficult choice to make earlier this year. ... [more]

Digest

Dec 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Rock Springs air service to improve
ROCK SPRINGS -- Rock Springs is getting early morning and late night service to and from Denver back in 2014, making ... [more]

Under budget agreement, state won't get minerals money

Dec 19, 2013 - By Matthew Daly, The Associated Press:  The budget deal in Congress will cost Wyoming, New Mexico and other states $415 million in lost oil and gas royalties over the next decade, according to the ... [more]

Sex offender avoids prison in plea bargain

Dec 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge Thursday morning gave a man what he described as a "lenient" sentence in line with a plea agreement with prosecutors for sexually abusing a minor ... [more]

Even before Thursday storm, snowpack levels above average

Dec 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Snowpack in the Wind River Basin continued to be above the 30-year average for the date, although fells slightly during the week following an increase as the ... [more]

Charges dropped against Drennen

Dec 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Man convicted of 2010 murder expected to be freed

After serving three years of a life sentence for first-degree murder, a Riverton man is expected to ... [more]

Sammey Dale Lewis

Dec 19, 2013 - Staff:  Sammey Dale Lewis, of Lander, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at his home. He was 75 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, in the ... [more]

Eleanor 'Ellie' Lindell

Dec 19, 2013 - Staff:  Eleanor "Ellie" Lindell, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, at her home. She was 74 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place, and there will be ... [more]

Chief boys favored in local tournament, but girls side is wide open

Dec 18, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Most likely there won't be any surprises on the boys side of this weekend's East-West Classic at Pavillion and Ethete. Wyoming Indian, Wind River and Big ... [more]

Mountain West gets five teams in bowl games

Dec 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  If you are a college football fan, then the best time of the year is almost here with 35 football bowl games in a span of less than a month.
The postseason ... [more]

Cowgirls run past Montana

Dec 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Kayla Woodward scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in leading Wyoming past Montana 79-65 on Tuesday night in Laramie.
Fallon Lewis contributed ... [more]

Wranglers get win, overtime loss in tourney at Burns

Dec 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni boys stand 3-3 on the season.

The Shoshoni Wranglers were a layup away from going 2-1 last weekend at the Burns Classic boys basketball ... [more]

Tough opponents away RHS teams this weekend

Dec 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  All three games for the Wolverine boys and girls are against opponents ranked in the state's top five.

Both the Riverton High School boys and girls ... [more]

Today

Dec 18, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BROWN

Gertrude Trudy Brown, 92, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, in Lander. Per her request, cremation has taken place, and a private family memorial ... [more]

Hill: Wyoming's citizens deserve answers on costly state investigation

Dec 18, 2013 - Cindy Hill, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction:  Editor:
On I sent the following letter to the members of the Wyoming Legislature regarding the work of the Select Investigative Committee:
Dear ... [more]

Turn vacant lot downtown into paid parking for businesses

Dec 18, 2013 - Mike Jorgus, Riverton:  Editor:
I have a suggestion for using the vacant lot at Fifth and Main in downtown Riverton that the City of Riverton owns if nothing is going to be built ... [more]

A Christmas compromise

Dec 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Congress looks poised for an actual accomplishment for once

What's this? An actual give-and-take compromise emerging from Congress on the federal ... [more]

New warden at women's prison

Dec 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LUSK -- Virginia Pullen has taken over as the new warden of the Wyoming Women's Center in Lusk. She began the job last week.
Pullen is a 29-year veteran of the ... [more]

Digest

Dec 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Second teen pleads guilty in killing
GREEN RIVER -- A second Rock Springs teen has pleaded guilty to killing a 17-year-old boy last year.
Jose Antonio ... [more]

Feds: Railroad can demand dust control on coal trains

Dec 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SEATTLE -- The federal Surface Transportation Board has decided that BNSF Railway can require coal shippers to use certain methods to reduce the amount of coal ... [more]

Lawmakers pitch county on health insurance proposal

Dec 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The legislators expressed concerns about the idea and also doubted that it would stand much chance of passage during the 20-day budget session early next ... [more]

CWC planning full study of jobs and pay compared with compensation elsewhere

Dec 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employees at Central Wyoming College have voted to move forward with a comprehensive study of salaries and job classifications at the school.
The staff met ... [more]