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Save the firefighters work

Nov 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  They would rather not have to fight a fire at your house, so change your detector batteries

News flash: The fire department does not want to come to ... [more]

John Oldman

Nov 7, 2013 - Staff:  John Oldman died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at the Safe Haven Care Facility in Pocatello, Idaho. He was 72 years old.
A wake will be Thursday, Nov. 7, at Great ... [more]

All hail the cross country dynasty at Wyoming Indian High

Nov 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Chico Her Many Horses has a dynasty going with the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs cross country program.
The WIHS cross country coach knows how to get the ... [more]

Pokes preparing to host ranked Fresno State Bulldogs in Laramie

Nov 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The top two offensive teams in the Mountain West Conference will face off on Saturday at Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium, when the Wyoming Cowboys host the ... [more]

Dubois in 6-man semifinals Friday night vs. Midwest

Nov 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The winner of the game will earn the right to play in the 6-man state championship to be played at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

Fremont ... [more]

Red-hot CWC opens Region IX v-ball tournament

Nov 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustlers have won five of their last six matches.

The quest for a Region IX volleyball title started for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers ... [more]

Today

Nov 6, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ANDERSON

Funeral services for Don C. Anderson, 87, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Rader of the ... [more]

That's Venus to the west in earlier darkness

Nov 6, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  The twice yearly resetting of our time pieces has occurred again, and we get a few more minutes of daylight in the early morning and less evening sunlight. The ... [more]

Problem with 'drunken vagrants' is not what 'label' we give them

Nov 6, 2013 - Belle Bransky, Riverton:  Editor:
Oh, for heaven's sake, Ron Howard is trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. All right, I apologize for using the term "path rangers" in ... [more]

Still cheering

Nov 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Robert A. Peck Arts Center marks its 30th birthday in style

Longtime Central Wyoming College music professor Bob Hussa did a good and interesting ... [more]

Digest

Nov 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man pleads guilty to ATM thefts
BOISE, Idaho -- A Las Vegas man targeted at least 21 ATMs in Wyoming and other western states as part of a crime spree ... [more]

Coal gas plant to receive state review

Nov 6, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An Australian company's plans to experiment in Wyoming with turning coal into gas without removing the coal from the ground are headed before a ... [more]

Health benefits for CWC workers to expand next year; costs up 5 percent

Nov 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Premiums still will be lower than 2011 levels, however.

Health insurance coverage for employees at Central Wyoming College will be expanded next year ... [more]

Man charged with felony for alleged beating of child

Nov 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 22-year-old Northern Arapaho man has been charged with felony child abuse by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming.
Robert Felter Jr. was arrested ... [more]

Lawmakers weigh Medicaid expansion in state

Nov 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Health officials say the move could save millions of dollars for Wyoming, but Gov. Matt Mead so far has resisted the idea as proposed under ... [more]

Uden bodies to be raised from bottom of deep lake

Nov 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has said it intends to recover the remains of Gerald Uden's three victims from the bottom of Fremont Lake, if they are ... [more]

Don C. Anderson

Nov 6, 2013 - Staff:  Don C. Anderson died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at his home. He was 87 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Davis Funeral Home with ... [more]

David Frederick Roach

Nov 6, 2013 - Staff:  David Frederick Roach, formerly of Lander, died in an auto accident Monday, May 13, 2013, in Alaska. He was 60 years old.
Cremation has taken place. In ... [more]

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]