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Pingetzer earns American FFA Degree at national convention

Nov 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- Thirty Wyoming FFA members were honored by the National FFA Organization on Nov. 2 at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., for receiving ... [more]

Four selected as CWC's Native American Student Leaders

Nov 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  The students will serve as mentors for their peers and American Indian youth.

Four Central Wyoming College students have been selected as Native ... [more]

Birch and Eggers to marry

Nov 15, 2013 - Staff:  Angie Birch, of Lusk, and Michael Eggers, of Pavillion, have announced their engagement.
The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Niobrara County High School ... [more]

Welch and Grande wed

Nov 15, 2013 - Staff:  Lorenzo "Lee" Welch, formerly of Shoshoni, and Christine Grande were married Oct. 30, 2013, at the Hotel Delores in General Santos City, Philippines.
Friends ... [more]

BLM seeking nominations to Resource Advisory Council

Nov 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management is accepting applications until Dec. 13.

The Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming has announced that it is seeking ... [more]

RMS names students to honor roll

Nov 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the first-quarter honor roll for the 2013-14 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Digest

Nov 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hirsig: Costs high, help available
SHERIDAN -- Wyoming's insurance commissioner says health-insurance costs in the state are among the highest in the ... [more]

Underground coal gasification plans challenged in Wyoming

Nov 15, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state review panel opened a hearing Thursday on an environmental group's challenge of an application from an Australian company that wants to turn ... [more]

Sternberg quits as UW president

Nov 15, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The highly-touted administrator was on the job less than five months.

LARAMIE -- Dr. Robert Sternberg resigned as president of the University of ... [more]

Past ambassador notes rapid gain in economic growth outside the U.S.

Nov 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Expertise in global policy and economic structure was present Wednesday at Central Wyoming College as former U.S. Ambassador Marc Wall shared his experience ... [more]

County sets terms for taking Kingfisher Road

Nov 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Residents along the Dubois-area route have until Dec. 1 to agree to three conditions for county maintenance.

After months of discussion, the Fremont ... [more]

With Sternberg out, UW facing questions on secret search

Nov 15, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  News of Bob Sternberg's resignation as University of Wyoming president has revived the issue of how the UW Board of Trustees hires the leader of Wyoming's only ... [more]

Two linked to Pitt meth ring take pleas, get lighter punishment

Nov 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two men arrested during a countywide methamphetamine bust in May have taken plea agreements that will spare them long prison terms.
Joseph Randall Summerlin ... [more]

Column brought to mind riding train to college in '70 with dad

Nov 15, 2013 - Violet Fleming, Riverton:  Editor:
I have clipped out and saved Steve Peck's column from Oct. 18 about driving with his 20-year-old son to college back east.
When I went to college in ... [more]

Veterans are always held in high regard

Nov 15, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
With Veterans Day this week, I felt the need to say a special thank-you to all of our veterans, currently serving, those who have served, those who ... [more]

If only the sick and elderly sign up for ACA, it is bound to fail

Nov 15, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  One of these weeks, now that the Obama administration has recruited a SWAT team of computer whizzes, health care.gov will recover from its shambolic debut and ... [more]

Sternberg's stunner

Nov 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The University of Wyoming's new president is gone before Thanksgiving

Bob Sternberg won't be turning Wyoming into the best land-grant university in ... [more]

Colorado holds off Wyoming in final minute for close victory

Nov 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BOULDER, Colo. -- Miss after miss, Spencer Dinwiddie grew more and more frustrated by his usually trustworthy jumper.
So, the Colorado junior decided to ditch ... [more]

Rustler women nearly topple high-ranked Western Nebraska

Nov 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC led 32-25 at halftime but didn't shoot well in the second half.

A perfect opportunity to pull off an early-season women's junior college ... [more]

CWC libero Kohler led nation in digs per set

Nov 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The former Campbell County High School player was a two-year starter for the Rustlers.

Jess Kohler never backed down from a blazing bullet from any ... [more]

Today

Nov 14, 2013 - Staff:  Births
MARTEL

A son was born to Mallorie Goodman and Brett Martel, of Arapahoe, at 1:29 a.m. Oct. 4, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 ... [more]

Devon named a military-friendly employer by G.I. Jobs magazine

Nov 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  OKLAHOMA CITY -- Devon Energy announced today that it has earned the 2014 Military Friendly Employer title by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military ... [more]

CWC approves property swap with Sinks Canyon landowners

Nov 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The deal would give both parties better access to their land.

The Central Wyoming College Broad of Trustees has authorized a property exchange with ... [more]

Meridian Trust FCU staff member completes CU Leadership Institute

Nov 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Lander resident has graduated from the Mountain West Credit Union Association's 2013 Credit Union Leadership Institute.
Kristy Thain, a loan service ... [more]

Ten Sleep family brews beer at landmark

Nov 14, 2013 - By Bob Vines, Northern Wyoming Daily News:  TEN SLEEP (AP) -- Some may call Cole Smith of Ten Sleep a visionary. Where many would see an old tank from a gas truck, Smith sees a barbecue grill. Where many ... [more]

Obama only cares about himself, not the people of the United States

Nov 14, 2013 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Obama claims he don't know what's going on with government, Congress, senators.
Obama don't care about American people he only cares about himself. ... [more]

Obamacare asks too much of Washington

Nov 14, 2013 - By The Chicago Tribune:  The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a great advance in fostering access to medical insurance. It would contain costs, guarantee coverage, simplify ... [more]

Would we give what they gave?

Nov 14, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Ask yourself the question, and help a veteran

I've wondered for some time why we humans seem to think life on Earth began when we did.
It's probably ... [more]

New sheriff in town

Nov 14, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  First-year UW president Robert Sternberg isn't afraid of friction

University of Wyoming President Robert Sternberg has turned some heads in his first ... [more]

Digest

Nov 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Pipeline decision put off
BOISE, Idaho -- The U.S. Interior Department has given final approval to the pathway of a new, 990-mile high-voltage ... [more]