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Wyoming Community Bank donates to Habitat for Humanity in Riverton

Dec 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Community Bank recently donated $2,500 to Habitat for Humanity to go toward the latest Habitat home being built on the old Riverton Hospital site.
The ... [more]

Where's the 'cliff' urgency?

Dec 27, 2012 - By The Dallas Morning News:  If your paycheck is a little thinner in January, don't fault your boss. Blame rests squarely at the ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Congress, returning to ... [more]

A Christmas season stained

Dec 27, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  Wasn't Christmas Day 2012 a glorious one in Wyoming? Fresh snow lit up the countryside just as we dreamed it might, just as the songs portray.
Yet in the ... [more]

Winter arrives

Dec 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It doesn't seem to have its old strength, but don't be caught unprepared

The notion of "winter preparedness" hasn't been on the minds of ... [more]

Digest

Dec 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State has fourth-fastest growth rate
LARAMIE -- Wyoming has 6,000 more new residents than it did a year ago, giving the Cowboy State the fourth-highest ... [more]

From Wyo. roots, ferrets now may be wild in S.D.

Dec 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A species of ferrets once thought to be extinct has been seen outside of special management areas in South Dakota, sparking hope in some ... [more]

Disaster readiness in state could use some improvement, report says

Dec 27, 2012 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- When it comes to emergency preparedness, Wyoming may not be at the level it needs to be.
The state scored a six out of 10 in a report on public ... [more]

Highway patrol to crack down on DUI cases over holiday

Dec 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol plans to place more troopers on the state's roadways during "saturation patrols" on New Year's Eve.
The extra patrols are carried ... [more]

Lawmakers, commissioners trade concerns on legislation

Dec 27, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, and Republican Reps.-elect Nathan Winters of Thermopolis and Lloyd Larsen of Lander are concerned how several bills will affect ... [more]

Holiday food drive aims to keep kids fed during break

Dec 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Hundreds of Riverton Middle School students went home last Friday carrying enough food to last through their holiday break.
The bags filled with breakfast, ... [more]

After earlier worries, auditors give county clean fiscal report

Dec 27, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An independent audit of Fremont County's financial statement and policies found few problems.
In the language of accounting, county officials said, nothing ... [more]

I'll take New Year's Day over all the other holidays

Dec 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Some people like Christmas as their favorite holiday of the year.
Other people enjoy the big meal at Thanksgiving and spending time with the family, while ... [more]

Rustler women gain hoops victory after Nebraska player ruled ineligible

Dec 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College learned its 80-48 women's basketball loss to Western Nebraska on Nov. 16 during the Bailey Tire Tipoff has turned into a victory for ... [more]

No contest in Shootout opener; Chiefs win 92-36

Dec 27, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- It was a tough bus ride for the St. Stephen's Eagles on icy 17-Mile Road Thursday morning, but the heat that awaited the Eagles at the Wyoming Indian ... [more]

Cougar boys roll Saratoga in Thursday morning game

Dec 27, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Wind River jumped all over Saratoga in a battle of big cats Thursday morning at Ethete. The Cougars clawed the Panthers 79-45 to make in four straight ... [more]

Today

Dec 26, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
GORDON

Richard Gordon, 60, of Riverton, died Friday, Dec. 7, of natural causes in Fruit Heights, Utah. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Lois E. Killion

Dec 26, 2012 - Staff:  Lois E. Killion, a longtime Lander resident, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Nampa, Idaho, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. She was 89 years ... [more]

Donald H. Cavaness

Dec 26, 2012 - Staff:  Donald H. "Catfish" Cavaness, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at his home. He was 66 years old.
 Memorial services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. ... [more]

Wednesday notes

Dec 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Headline oddity
There haven't been many editorials in this space titled "Wednesday notes," but the headline applies today because of the holiday ... [more]

Bork's legacy: Bitter partisan fights over court appointments

Dec 26, 2012 - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram:  Since then, most high-court nominees have talked a lot but revealed as little as possible, as opponents cast any views discernible from a nominee's work not ... [more]

We can help Newtown's people from long distance

Dec 26, 2012 - Maureen Olin, Riverton:  Editor:
I am sure everyone is shocked and upset about the terrible killing of so many little school children in Newtown, Conn. First-graders! It is ... [more]

Digest

Dec 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man sentenced for wild car chase
CHEYENNE -- A Colorado man who led Wyoming state troopers on a wild high-speed chase in June has been sentenced to ... [more]

Officials object to judge's ban on guns at Albany County's courthouse

Dec 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A recent order from a judge in Albany County banning people from carrying guns in the county courthouse has prompted county commissioners to ask ... [more]

Governor and delegation want public input on forest merger

Dec 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Gov. Matt Mead and the state's congressional delegation have asked the U.S. Forest Service to involve the public on the possibility of merging the ... [more]

Judge merges two new lawsuits challenging wolf plan in state

Dec 26, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A third federal suit is pending in Denver.

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has merged two lawsuits filed by separate coalitions of groups ... [more]

Man's frozen body found near South Pass

Dec 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials are awaiting the results of an autopsy planned for Wednesday afternoon to determine the cause of death of a 42-year-old man whose frozen body was ... [more]

Teen driver killed Christmas Eve in one-vehicle wreck

Dec 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities say 18-year-old Clarence J. Armajo Jr. died in the crash on Plunkett Road.
 
A one-vehicle rollover on the Wind River Indian Reservation ... [more]

Numerous applicants for Lander museum vacancy

Dec 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The new director will replace Carol Thiesse, who was terminated in August.
 
The Fremont County Museums Board had received at least nine applicants ... [more]

CWC tuition to rise $4 per credit hour in fall

Dec 26, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Community College Commission has voted to raise tuition at the state's seven campuses by 5 percent next year in a move that Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Digest

Dec 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Science fair judges needed
Central Wyoming College, which is hosting the West Central Regional Science Fair on Monday, Jan. 28, is seeking judges to ... [more]

New Game and Fish feature helps with hunt planning

Dec 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- A new section of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's website makes it easy for hunters to plan their hunt for the coming year.
By selecting ... [more]

Commissioners fill five county board seats

Dec 26, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Four new faces will serve on the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District, the Fair and the Predatory Animal boards.

Fremont County Commissioners ... [more]

BLM asking for input on herbicide policy changes

Dec 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management announced opportunities for the public to share ideas on the potential utilization of three new vegetation treatments to be ... [more]

Spin-In to feature fiber arts vendors and artists

Dec 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  A variety of fiber arts vendors and artists from throughout the state will give demonstrations at the Spin-In, Fiber-Fest on Saturday, Jan. 5, in Riverton. ... [more]

Chief girls 3-3 heading into county invite

Dec 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian plans to retire the number of the late Diana Soundingsides before Friday's game.

Wyoming Indian girls basketball coach Aleta Moss ... [more]

Chiefs host county shootout this week

Dec 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian is on a five-game winning streak.

Wyoming Indian High School has a 5-1 record to start the season, but the Chiefs still haven't ... [more]

Dear Santa ... (part six)

Dec 23, 2012 - Santa letter writers:  Aryana would like
skulls on her bike
Dear Santa,
I have been good this year. I dont really care what I get but I really want a two heeler bike that's blak ... [more]

Dear Santa ... (part five)

Dec 23, 2012 - Santa letter writers:  Mason is going Majik bowling this year
Dear Santa,
I would like a black horse, boxing/punching hands, Majik bowling, Angry birds car set, Mario Sports Wii ... [more]

Dear Santa ... (part four)

Dec 23, 2012 - Santa letter writers:  Makael wants to swim
with Barbie from Santa
Santa
I would like to have swmen brbe
Makael, 5

Taylor will play Mario
games this Christmas
Santa
I ... [more]

Dear Santa ... (part three)

Dec 23, 2012 - Santa letter writers:  Aluysia Warren's Grandma On Naughty List.
Dear Santa,
I want a doll, a teddy bear, and a stuffed cat doll. I have been a good girl. My grandma always gets on ... [more]