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Newest campaign finance case could 'demolish' money limits

Feb 22, 2013 - MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider taking another step toward dismantling campaign finance laws, potentially freeing wealthy donors ... [more]

Life Resource Center's value is unmatched in Wyoming

Feb 22, 2013 - Dan Brossman, Lander:  Editor:
I'm writing concerning the Wyoming Life Resource Center (State Training School) in Lander. While I worked there as its first full time chaplain for 10 ... [more]

Federal trumps state

Feb 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's an unpleasant lesson that state legislators are learning on gun laws

Amid the increased pressure nationally to tighten gun-ownership rules ... [more]

Digest

Feb 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man convicted of child endangerment
GILLETTE -- A Gillette man who left his infant son in his pickup truck while he went to work has been convicted of ... [more]

UW to give names of president candidates

Feb 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- University of Wyoming trustees will withdraw their request for a judge to keep secret their search for a university president and will soon publicly ... [more]

NPS set to release latest Yellowstone winter plan

Feb 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The National Park Service's latest proposal on the use of snowmachines in Yellowstone National Park is based on limiting their collective noise and ... [more]

Horse advocates anxious for First Amendment ruling

Feb 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- There may or may not be too many horses on federal lands in the West, but a U.S. district judge says there's not enough judicial staff in Nevada ... [more]

Hudson suspect pleads guilty to second-degree murder charges

Feb 22, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Laziur Stephen Hanway Jr. said he hesitated moments before he used a 3- or 4-inch black pocketknife to stab Elva Charlotte Quiver and Eric Clinton Likes to ... [more]

Runoff predictions higher for Midvale

Feb 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The drought did not lessen the water Midvale Irrigation District diverted last year, and the Bureau of Reclamation expects runoff into the Midvale system to be ... [more]

Legislature won't override Mead's vetoes

Feb 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming legislative leaders said Friday they won't try to override Gov. Matt Mead's vetoes of some sections of the state budget bill.
House Speaker ... [more]

Rendezvous shuffling rooms to accommodate additional students

Feb 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Superintendent Terry Snyder said he couldn't believe it when he heard Rendezvous Elementary School staff had come up with a plan to accommodate even more ... [more]

Tigers head into state wrestling after placing third at West regionals

Feb 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Third-place is right where Lander Valley High School coach Nick Fulton thought his team would finish at the Class 3-A West regional tournament Saturday in ... [more]

Cowgirls go cold down the stretch in 57-51 loss to San Diego State

Feb 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming Cowgirls played some of their best defense of the season Wednesday night against Mountain West-leading San Diego State at the ... [more]

Big swim meet this weekend at Riverton Aquatic Center

Feb 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton will be hosting the Wyoming State Championship "B" swim meet Saturday and Sunday at the Riverton Aquatic Center.
The first day's competition begins ... [more]

CWC probe finds second player who should have been ineligible

Feb 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An investigation into student athlete eligibility at Central Wyoming College has revealed at least one more player in violation of National Junior College ... [more]

RHS eyes top-three finish at state wrestling

Feb 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Thirteen Wolverines are seeded for the tournament in Casper.

Riverton High School is in position to do some damage Friday and Saturday at the Class ... [more]

Today

Feb 21, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SIMCOX

A son was born to Teal Makowski and Ed Simcox, of Riverton, at 4:51 p.m. Dec. 20, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Johnathan Boyd Jr.

Feb 21, 2013 - Staff:  Johnathan Boyd Jr. died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at the Lander Regional Hospital after a sudden illness. He was 44 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 ... [more]

Signe Aspinwall

Feb 21, 2013 - Staff:  Signe Aspinwall, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at her home. She was 74 years old.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at ... [more]

Alfred 'Oscar' Redman Jr.

Feb 21, 2013 - Staff:  Alfred "Oscar" Redman Jr. died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. He was 37 years old.
Rosary and prayer ... [more]

Three longtime post office workers retire

Feb 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The employees represent 79 years of service in the industry.

Regular customers of the U.S. post office in Riverton will notice some familiar faces ... [more]

Treasures scribed on paper

Feb 21, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  "When I was your age, I had to write in a style called 'cursive,'" says a mother to her two small children in a newspaper cartoon.
The children study ... [more]

Cutting U.S., Russian nuke arsenals makes good sense now

Feb 21, 2013 - The Baltimore Sun:  President Barack Obama's call during the State of the Union address to reduce the threat of nuclear war could not have been more timely. The day before the ... [more]

Call to mayor got quick results

Feb 21, 2013 - Barbara Williams, Riverton:  Editor:
Thanks, mayor, for getting the job done the same day I called you.
I had called the city several times to clean the ice out of the dip and Fifth and ... [more]

Cindy Hill already has one vote sewn up for governor

Feb 21, 2013 - Marcell Hartwick, Riverton:  Editor:
People are talking about whether State Superintendent Cindy Hill was too early to announce she was running for governor next year. I am glad she did, ... [more]

Road safety puzzle

Feb 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Accidents keep happening at the Honor Farm intersection

We're not sure how many times a paragraph in this newspaper has included the words "another ... [more]

Cheyenne data center to grow

Feb 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Microsoft already is looking to expand a data center it is building on the outskirts of Cheyenne.
The software giant announced the data center less ... [more]

Digest

Feb 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teen substance abuse down
CHEYENNE -- A study indicates fewer Wyoming junior high and high school students are using alcohol and tobacco.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Trafficking bill passes 29-1

Feb 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is closer to passing its own laws barring human trafficking.
The state Senate passed a proposal Wednesday that would make it a felony to ... [more]

Mead expected to act on new budget bill Thursday

Feb 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The governor heads to Washington for a National Governors Association meeting.

CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead intends to take action Thursday on the ... [more]