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Leonard 'Lanny' E. Stensaas Jr.

Nov 6, 2013 - Staff:  Leonard "Lanny" E. Stensaas Jr., of Lander, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at home with family by his side. He was 78 years old.
A visitation was Monday, Nov. 4, ... [more]

All is not ESPN when it comes to national sports coverage

Nov 5, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  "I don't have to apologize for being bleeping brilliant. I'm entitled to my opinion on any story there is. Will you quit yapping and shut the bleep up? Damn ... [more]

Two early wins for Rustler women to start hoops year

Nov 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  An up-tempo style of basketball was put on display by the Central Wyoming College women's team Friday in a 90-77 victory over Lamar Community College in the ... [more]

Today

Nov 5, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BARRETT

Daniel Chester Barrett, 61, of Gillette, died Thursday, Oct. 31. A memorial service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Gillette ... [more]

Sequoia Lee Middleton

Nov 5, 2013 - Staff:  Sequoia Lee "Dervin" Middleton died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at his home in Riverton. He was 44 years old.
A celebration of life luncheon will be at 11 a.m. ... [more]

Medicare open enrollment period now under way

Nov 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Insurance Commissioner Tom Hirsig is reminding Wyomingites that Medicare's open enrollment period will continue through Dec. 7.
In most cases, enrollees will ... [more]

Tea party struggles against racist labeling

Nov 5, 2013 - By Lauren Loricchio, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- Following the pledge of allegiance, a group of conservative Marylanders take their seats and listen to Delegate Neil Parrott, R-Washington ... [more]

Halloween in Guantanamo

Nov 5, 2013 - Lawrence Lee Wickstrom, Kinnear:  Editor:
It's Halloween in Guantanamo
And the spooks march their boots to your stall.
You can rattle your chains
But they can rattle your brains
Until you ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  What snow?
For once this fall, the threatened winter-like snowstorm didn't hit the Wind River Basin. In case you've been traveling in a warmer place ... [more]

Digest

Nov 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hit and run fatality probed
LINGLE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol is asking the public for information about a hit and run accident that killed a Lingle ... [more]

UW president assembles new team -- and ruffles feathers

Nov 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The decisions and management style of new University of Wyoming President Bob Sternberg are drawing pushback from some faculty and students, ... [more]

Big marijuana stash discovered Saturday during I-80 traffic stop

Nov 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  More than 16 pounds of high-grade marijuana was seized from a Lynnwood, Wash., driver who was stopped on eastbound Interstate 80 roughly 45 miles east of ... [more]

City tweaks recycling plan, looks to more cleanup at its vacant lot downtown

Nov 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As of Friday, Riverton residents can participate in the tag system for their recycling purposes and can purchase tags at the public works office. City ... [more]

Montana must refigure coal tax from Wyoming company

Nov 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The state alleges Cloud Peak Energy Inc. undervalued the material it sold between 2005 and 2007.

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana authorities must ... [more]

Kidnap suspect under arrest

Nov 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A Laramie man and a Fort Collins woman he was suspected of kidnapping are both behind bars after the woman managed to call 911.
Laramie police say ... [more]

CWC might solve Jackson housing issue this month

Nov 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Each unit would include four beds and a kitchen and living area, and a resident assistant would be stationed at the property.

Central Wyoming ... [more]

Brothers say 'guilty' on 2006 homicide

Nov 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Brothers Alan and Vernon Brown have pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2006 death of Tad Paul Barnson in Fremont County.
The ... [more]

Big damage from two Sunday fires; no injuries

Nov 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fire officials think an unattended candle caused a structure fire Sunday at a home north of Riverton.
No one was injured in the blaze, but the room in which ... [more]

Good harvest, soft market: Sugar beet growers brace for lower prices

Nov 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Despite high yields, local sugar beet farmers may be looking at a pay cut this year due to low prices for their crops.
"There's no question, (the price) is ... [more]

Settlemire fifth in butterfly at state swim

Nov 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School swimmer Jordan Settlemire placed fifth in the 100-yard butterfly at the state high school swimming and diving championships in Gillette ... [more]

Wolverines overmatched against Star Valley in 52-10 playoff loss

Nov 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Star Valley High School's Bryan Burton rushed for a school-record 284 yards on 17 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Braves to a 52-10 victory ... [more]

Cody drubs Lander in playoff game

Nov 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers end their season with a 4-5 record, while Cody moves to the Class 3-A semifinals.

Cody exploded for 28 points in the fourth ... [more]

Shoshoni grabs fourth-place trophy at state VB

Nov 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It took a consolation semifinal victory Saturday over county rival Wind River to get SHS to the third-place match.

The Shoshoni Wranglers eliminated ... [more]

Dubois powers into 6-man semis

Nov 4, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Rams whipped Hulett 64-14 to set up this Friday's game against the Midwest Oilers.

After a slow start Dubois erupted for four touchdowns and 30 ... [more]

Lady Wolverines fight to fourth place in 4-A state volleyball tourney

Nov 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines bounced back after a tough first-round loss to eventual state runner-up Gillette and defeated Casper Kelly Walsh 3-2 and Cheyenne ... [more]

Dems, don't pop the champagne yet

Nov 4, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  The numbers for the Republican Party are beyond discouraging. The Grand Old Party is hemorrhaging support.
In the most recent Wall Street Journal-NBC News ... [more]

When privileged men went to war

Nov 4, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  It used to be commonplace, but now it is all but unheard of.

Sept. 2, 1944, could be viewed as a major turning point for the United States of ... [more]

The time for tribal self-reliance is now; commerce is the key

Nov 4, 2013 - Rory J. Robinson, Fort Washakie:  Editor:
On behalf of the Eastern Shoshone Education Department, I wanted to thank Mr. John Enos for his support regarding the Youth Entrepreneurship Project ... [more]

What did we expect?

Nov 4, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There is no one to blame for intrusive electronic spying but ourselves

A boy grips a baseball, hurls it toward the kitchen window, and then is ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Nov 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead may seek more road money
CHEYENNE -- The passage of the state's fuel tax hike earlier in the year has not ended the debate about funding Wyoming's ... [more]