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Congress, jump on the bipartisan budget proposal

Dec 12, 2013 - By The Detroit Free Press:  First, you have to step back from the brink.
That's exactly what lawmakers in Washington are poised to do with a bipartisan budget deal that could reach the ... [more]

A toothache for Christmas

Dec 12, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  It's spoiled some fun, but the season still has its gifts

As I begin this column, it's the second week in December and so cold outside I don't even ... [more]

Mandela's changed times

Dec 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Once branded a terrorist, he grew to become a great world statesman

Americans younger than age 40 -- and that is most Americans -- might find it hard ... [more]

Digest

Dec 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Laramie man acquitted of murder
LARAMIE -- A Laramie man who stabbed the husband of a friend to death has been acquitted of murder and manslaughter ... [more]

Providers say health website working well

Dec 12, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The two health insurance companies offering coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act in Wyoming say the Internet site people must use to ... [more]

Wyoming part of wildlife mapping project

Dec 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The database will connect 16 western states in a first-of-its-kind online system of colorful maps displaying wildlife habitat, wetlands and other valuable ... [more]

Grizzly experts say bears can be delisted

Dec 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A panel of wildlife officials says it's time to lift Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National ... [more]

Council takes door-to-door sales rules past first round

Dec 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has passed on first reading an ordinance regulating door-to-door sales regulations with amendments to certain portions.
During the ... [more]

McFarland to retire from CWC

Dec 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  She's been the college's president for 25 years

Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland has announced her retirement, effective June 30, ... [more]

EPA decision will not have larger impact, officials predict

Dec 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local state legislators are concerned a Dec. 10 Environmental Protection Agency ruling could hurt Wyoming's economy, but they were skeptical the change would ... [more]

RHS wrestlers got medals in Evanston

Dec 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The huge tournament drew from three states to open the season.

Numerous medals were earned Saturday by the Riverton Wolverines in the varsity, junior ... [more]

Shoshoni hosting big wrestling tournament

Dec 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The second step in the wrestling season for the majority of Fremont County's teams comes at the annual Zach Parish Memorial duals on Saturday in Shoshoni. ... [more]

David Everton Fenn

Dec 12, 2013 - Staff:  David Everton Fenn, formerly of Lander, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, after battling myelodysplasia syndrome at Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City with ... [more]

Mary Ellen Quam

Dec 12, 2013 - Staff:  Mary Ellen Quam, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 95 years old.
Per her request, cremation has ... [more]

Wrangler boys go 2-1 to start basketball year at Thermop tournament

Dec 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  New Shoshoni Wranglers boys basketball coach Brady Slack felt his players put in a productive opening weekend on the court, going 2-1 at the Thermopolis ... [more]

SHS girls win two, lose one in Thermopolis

Dec 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A 2-1 start was posted by the Shoshoni Wranglers girls basketball team at the Thermopolis Invitational.
The Wranglers picked up a 54-38 win vs. St. Stephen's ... [more]

Bohl collects coaching award

Dec 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  New University of Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl has been selected by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) as the Region 4 FCS Coach of the ... [more]

Lander boys demolish Green River; girls win their matchup 53-44

Dec 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Everything was in high gear for the Lander Valley High School Tigers boys basketball team Tuesday.
The Tigers steamrolled to an 80-49 victory over Class 4-A ... [more]

There is a case to be made for an even higher gasoline tax

Dec 11, 2013 - By The Baltimore Sun:  Ah, to be in the U.S. economy of the 1990s, a decade when the gross domestic product grew by about one-third and unemployment dropped from 7.5 percent to 4 ... [more]

Today

Dec 11, 2013 - Staff:  Births
DANIELS

A daughter was born to Jamie Wright and Danny Daniels Jr., of Riverton, at 5:03 p.m. Oct. 22, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

Gift-giving is an art form

Dec 11, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  This year, apparently, my artistic talents have failed me

The discussion at my house this week centered on Christmas gifts.
It wasn't ... [more]

Overreaching

Dec 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The EPA can't change the border of the Wind River reservation any more than it could decree the Nebraska Panhandle to be part of Wyoming

It would be ... [more]

Digest

Dec 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Flu advisory issued
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Health is urging state residents to take common-sense steps to prevent becoming ill with ... [more]

State claims Hill not entitled to documents

Dec 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Attorneys for the state contend Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill is not entitled to certain records and correspondence from the governor's ... [more]

Proposed UW budget has money for raises, upgrade to College of Engineering

Dec 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Gov. Matt Mead's budget recommendation for the University of Wyoming recognizes the importance of giving faculty and staff pay raises, UW Board of ... [more]

Research: Grizzlies not so dependent on pine nuts

Dec 11, 2013 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  Grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem have a varied diet and are minimally affected by the decline in the number of whitebark pine trees, federal ... [more]

Prized football found in ditch near north Riverton intersection

Dec 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Robert and Nancy Antelope of Riverton weren't really looking for The Ranger's decorated football on Tuesday, but they found it anyway.
The Antelopes, ... [more]

'Medical event' likely cause of property-damage wreck

Dec 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  No one was injured, but a boy complained of chest pain afterward.

Officials said a medical problem caused a one-vehicle traffic accident west of ... [more]

Pedestrian flags aimed at safe crossing

Dec 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  They have been place at several intersections along the Rails to Trails pathway.

With a wave of a little orange flag, pedestrians now can be more ... [more]

Tribe says it is ready for talks with Riverton leaders

Dec 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Northern Arapaho tribal leaders have invited Riverton officials to discuss the potential effects of a federal agency's ruling regarding the boundaries of the ... [more]