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NSA watches us, but who watches it?

Oct 24, 2013 - By The Seattle Times:  Disturbing revelations about the voracious appetite of the National Security Agency for personal email and instant messaging accounts stir a basic question: ... [more]

Writer has an urgent request for definition of a legal term

Oct 24, 2013 - Stella Montoya, Riverton:  Editor:
Of the utmost urgency because time is of the essence, I need help as to who can give me and my brother the legal definition of "soul sovereignty," or ... [more]

Preparing to celebrate fear

Oct 24, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Or, as we refer to it at my house, Halloween

With Halloween preparing to rampage, this seems like a good time to write about fear.
The subject is ... [more]

Open the closet

Oct 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  You know there is an unused coat in there, and Coats for Folks needs it

One of our community's most-successful and best-utilized public service ... [more]

Digest

Oct 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Candidates named for court seat
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Judicial Nominating Commission has named three Cheyenne attorneys as candidates to fill an ... [more]

ICBM officers left blast doors open; serious system breach

Oct 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Twice this year alone, Air Force officers entrusted with the launch keys to nuclear-tipped missiles have been caught leaving open a blast door ... [more]

State not rushing to replace PAWS

Oct 24, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming K-12 students might not see major changes in annual statewide assessments in the next couple of years, as lawmakers cautiously try to find a ... [more]

City forming parks and trails panel; applications due Oct. 31

Oct 24, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The committee will help create a master plan for Riverton's parks and trails system.

City of Riverton staff say they're looking for "enthusiastic ... [more]

Stabbing suspect gets term in boot camp

Oct 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If he fails there, Patrick Duran will be sentenced to the state penitentiary for his attack in May on Stefan Bigmedicine.

The judge in a stabbing ... [more]

CWC only college to gain students in 2012-13 term

Oct 24, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Riverton-based Central Wyoming College was the only community college in the state that didn't experience decreased enrollment last year.
CWC gained 19 ... [more]

SHS, Dubois seed third in VB tourney

Oct 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers have a No. 3 seed by their name for the Class 2-A West regional volleyball team Friday and Saturday in Lander.
The matches will be ... [more]

Cougars seeded second for regional volleyball

Oct 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The tournament, also featuring Shoshoni, starts Friday in Lander.

PAVILLION -- Co-captains Macayla Arrington and Tory Thoman have one last ... [more]

West 4-A conference volleyball tournament starts Friday at RHS

Oct 24, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines have a first-round bye and don't play until noon Saturday in the semifinals. The top four teams from regionals make the state ... [more]

Richard G. Killinger

Oct 24, 2013 - Staff:  Richard G. Killinger, of Lander, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at his home after a struggle with Alzheimer's. He was 84 years old.
No services are ... [more]

Theresa Edna Moss

Oct 24, 2013 - Staff:  Theresa Edna Moss, of St. Stephen's, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 46 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 ... [more]

Reser's recalling products due to possible Listeria contamination

Oct 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  The refrigerated ready-to-eat products have been distributed in Wyoming.

Reser's Fine Foods Inc. is recalling roughly 109,000 cases of refrigerated ... [more]

Chief runners dominate XC regional; state on Saturday

Oct 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wilson Clifford and Charlene Brown ran to individual cross country titles Friday at the Class 2-A West conference meet for the Wyoming Indian High School ... [more]

Wolverines in Lander for Thursday night rivalry game

Oct 23, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The winner gets to host a first-round playoff contest next week, while the loser must hit the road.

With second place in the Class 3-A East ... [more]

Rustlers stun Casper College in 5-set v-ball thriller

Oct 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After losing the first two volleyball sets 24-12, 25-14, on Tuesday night at Casper College, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers clicked with new emotion and ... [more]

Videoconference at CWC details health career opportunities

Oct 23, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming plans an informational session for Wyoming high school, community college and UW Outreach School students who are interested in ... [more]

Forest Service wants input on summer activity at ski areas

Oct 23, 2013 - From staff reports:  The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comment on proposed criteria to evaluate activities and facilities allowed at ski areas on Forest Service lands under ... [more]

Today

Oct 23, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
OCT. 25
Wyoming Stories Recordings
is at the Intertribal Education and Community Center at Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck Ave., ... [more]

GOP must hear from business interests to stem next crisis

Oct 23, 2013 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  The partial government shutdown and the debt ceiling crisis cost the United States billions, after nearly upending the world economy.
We could go through it ... [more]

Moose feeling pinched on all sides

Oct 23, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  They aren't very well equipped to deal with change

Bullwinkle likely is the most famous moose in America.
A star of TV and movies, Bullwinkle the ... [more]

Door-to-door peddlers in city ought be licensed by the police

Oct 23, 2013 - Meredith Erman, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is my opinion on sales people who go door to door trying to sell things: Don't permit it to be done at all. If it must be allowed, then make them ... [more]

Wolf hunt scrutiny

Oct 23, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It probably will be years before a consistent hunting season is established

The second season of legal wolf hunting in Wyoming is getting close ... [more]

Digest

Oct 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fall moisture eases drought statewide
CHEYENNE -- Ample precipitation has pulled most of Wyoming out of a drought.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's ... [more]

Park stresses flexibility in new winter plan

Oct 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Starting in 2015, snowmobiles must have the best available pollution-control equipment to be allowed inside Yellowstone.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- ... [more]

Stung by budget cuts, Game and Fish welcomes plan to increase license fees

Oct 23, 2013 - By Trevor Brown, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  A proposal to hike Wyoming's hunting and fishing fees has cleared its first hurdle.
Lawmakers voted Tuesday to support legislation that would raise nearly all ... [more]

Community celebrates completion of 17 Mile Road reconstruction

Oct 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Community members celebrated a completed safer highway Tuesday with the ribbon-cutting ceremony on 17 Mile Road. The completion of the project also celebrated ... [more]