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Jan 22, 2014 - Staff:  Births
CHERRY

A son was born to Samathan Sauer, of Riverton, and Joshua Cherry, of Aberdeen, Wash., at 4:19 p.m. Dec. 17, 2013, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Don't let passion 'overpower our tact' during civil discourse

Jan 22, 2014 - Charles “Mike” Broadhead, Chief of police, Riverton:  Editor:
Over the past several months, I feel that there has been an increasing racially charged rhetoric in our community.
Internet-based chat boards give ... [more]

Congrats, Congress, you passed a budget bill

Jan 22, 2014 - By The Chicago Tribune:  So the U.S. House and Senate finally agreed on something. They agreed the status quo isn't so bad after all.
Last week, Congress sent a $1.1 trillion spending ... [more]

A wink and a smile on camera

Jan 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  A public TV viewer made a connection with me during pledge week.

A group of Ranger people went on television not long ago to help raise money for ... [more]

The missile scandal

Jan 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Appalling offenses by the operators of our ICBM system hit close to home in Wyoming

Top officials from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Department of ... [more]

Digest

Jan 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Air Force boss visiting Warren AFB
CHEYENNE -- The Air Force's top civilian leader is on a fact-finding mission following cheating and drug scandals in ... [more]

Man who tried to buy, export rifle sights to be deported

Jan 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Russian man who pleaded guilty to trying to export military-grade, thermal-imaging rifle sights from the U.S. without a federal license must leave ... [more]

Democrat announces Senate run against Enzi

Jan 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Charlie Hardy, a former Catholic priest, says he will run as a Democrat in the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Wyoming.
Hardy is the first non-Republican ... [more]

No more Hill investigation until Legislature session is done

Jan 22, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  An inquiry into Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill will not be done before the Legislature meets next month because of the mass of information to be ... [more]

Zillmer takes county ambulance position after salary raised

Jan 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Joseph Zillmer is to be Fremont County's new Ambulance Director. The Texan accepted the job Jan. 21 after the Fremont County Commission bumped up the salary ... [more]

New Q&A protocol in place for 911 emergency callers

Jan 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The program guides dispatchers through a series of nationally standardized questions tailored to fit any situation.

Anyone calling 911 for emergency ... [more]

County opts for ballistic glass in justice center

Jan 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The new Riverton justice center will employ ballistic glass and bullet-stopping sand in its concrete walls, Fremont County Commissioners have decided. They ... [more]

CWC makes gains on loan default rate, easing threat of federal pressure

Jan 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Federal student loan default rates are falling at Central Wyoming College due to several initiatives being implemented at the school.
Most recently, CWC's ... [more]

Floyd J. Wicks

Jan 22, 2014 - Staff:  Floyd J. Wicks, of Riverton, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River in Riverton, surrounded by family. He was 86 years ... [more]

Ronald 'Ron' Monroe Sr.

Jan 22, 2014 - Staff:  Ronald "Ron" Monroe Sr., of Arapahoe, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at his home. He was 32 years old.
A rosary will be Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Great Plains Hall ... [more]

Cowgirls welcome Air Force on Wednesday

Jan 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Cowgirl basketball program looks to get back on the winning track this week against the Air Force Falcons. The game is set for Wednesday, January 22, at ... [more]

New reality TV show on Texas youth football is disgusting

Jan 21, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Let's take a short quiz.
Which sports league has coaches who recently said the following:
"You have the opportunity today to rip their freaking head off and ... [more]

Wranglers second in big Don Runner field

Jan 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Connor Wilkinson won the title for Shoshoni at 120 pounds.

Despite being hit with the flu bug last week, the Shoshoni Wranglers gave Cokeville a run ... [more]

Today

Jan 21, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
HUNT
William S. (Bill) Hunt, 81, died Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper following a massive stroke. A funeral mass was ... [more]

Teen's death Monday under investigation

Jan 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials are investigating the shooting death of Nathan Hatfield, 18, of Riverton, who was found at about 4:30 p.m. Monday near the Rails to Trails ... [more]

Lawmakers confident about future of WLRC

Jan 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local legislators are confident that the Wyoming Life Resource Center will remain in Lander based on the results of a recent study by the state Department of ... [more]

Cindy Hill ought to be praised, not persecuted

Jan 21, 2014 - Kathryn Cardovan, Riverton:  Editor:
What a total waste of time all this Cindy Hill business has been. I can't believe they are trying to get rid of her when her biggest "crime" was ... [more]

Year 6 often unkind to presidents

Jan 21, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  President Barack Obama needs some help, and an improving economy could provide it.

The sixth year of a two-term presidency is rarely kind.
The ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jan 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter's soft hand
January is going pretty easy on us, winter-wise. True, New Year's week brought the coldest piece of weather in a couple of years to ... [more]

Digest

Jan 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  More delays in Hill probe
CHEYENNE -- The chairman of the legislative committee investigating state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill is recommending ... [more]

Sternberg lands spot at Cornell

Jan 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Former University of Wyoming president Robert Sternberg is joining the faculty at Cornell University.
Sternberg, a psychologist, will be a professor ... [more]

UW gun-free policy debated

Jan 21, 2014 - By Mark Heinz, For The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Whether the parameters of firearms rights in Wyoming should extend to the University of Wyoming campus could be an issue of contention.
According to ... [more]

Wild West Winter Carnival launches busiest part of event schedule

Jan 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  With a few introductory events already in the books, the Wild West Winter Carnival gears up for the busiest part of its schedule this week and continuing into ... [more]

Collision near South Pass kills 75-year-old Cody man

Jan 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Details on a fatal car accident Friday evening in Fremont County have been released. Gerald Haugen, 75, of Cody died at the scene of a two-vehicle, head-on ... [more]

MLK Day draws equality marchers in city

Jan 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Traffic on North Federal Boulevard in Riverton came to a halt as hundreds rallied Monday for the Martin Luther King Equality Day beginning at Riverton City ... [more]