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The important dates of memory

Nov 18, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  There are fewer of them in our collective minds than there used to be.

If you were to ask your parents, grandparents or anyone else in the generation ... [more]

Livingston wins another term as Farm Bureau leader

Nov 18, 2013 - Staff:  Perry Livingston of Sundance has been elected to his ninth term as President of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation at the organization's 94th annual meeting in ... [more]

The way it was: Lander-Riverton cheerleaders -- 1953

Nov 18, 2013 - Staff:  In the years before the modern playoff system, the high school football season in Fremont County started later than it does today -- usually in the second ... [more]

WLRC must 'get it right this time'

Nov 18, 2013 - Eileen Harnsberger, Lander:  Editor:
As a study of the Wyoming Life Resource Center is made public with recommendations for the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee, ... [more]

More funding cuts might be coming for Wyoming military units

Nov 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The leader of the Wyoming Military Department warned Friday that more federal budget cuts could cause further pain for National Guard units in the ... [more]

Kennedy, undeniably, touched my generation

Nov 18, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  True, his successes with the Congress were not overwhelming, and he served barely half a term, but as a leader, JFK was quite special.
In November 1960, I ... [more]

Taken for a ride

Nov 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Once again, our state's budget has been based on a revenue prediction far off the mark

When it is time for the governor and the Wyoming Legislature ... [more]

Cowboys prepare for key road test at Boise State

Nov 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Cowboys face an important Mountain West road test this Saturday when they travel to Boise, Idaho, to take on the Boise State Broncos. The Cowboys ... [more]

FSU quarterback Winston is my pick for Heisman trophy

Nov 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Crunch time is here for college football fans who are paying attention to the annual Heisman Trophy award.
With less than a month left in the regular season ... [more]

Two Rustlers all-Region IX; Stauffenberg coach of year

Nov 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Samantha Unruh and Kiara Skinner of Central Wyoming College have been named to the all-Region IX volleyball team based on their performances during the 2013 ... [more]

Today

Nov 15, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SHEPHERD

A son was born to Jordyn and Jacob Shepherd, of Riverton, at 7:57 a.m. Oct. 16, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

When societies break, citizens often seek to 'purify' the community

Nov 15, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Christianity teaches that when an individual's life seems wrong, when he or she is overwhelmed with "sin," salvation can fix that wrongness. Salvation provides ... [more]

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]