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Wacky Welders serious about craft

Jan 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Youths forge metal animals after learning how to weld from parents and friends.

Having grown up watching her family work with metal, Mindy Russell, ... [more]

A very bad ending to Algeria crisis

Jan 24, 2013 - By The Dallas Morning News:  The past week's mass hostage-taking drama in Algeria should not have ended the way it did, with a rescue mission turning into a death trap for 38 hostages, ... [more]

Diversity as conflict

Jan 24, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  I'm a lifetime student, and the lessons never end

Winter (and flu) provide quiet times for us to look into ourselves, to read others' views, maybe ... [more]

Voting for 'Hill bill' would be in violation of oath of office

Jan 24, 2013 - Frank Smith, Wyoming Constitution Party, Cheyenne:  Editor:
This bill, Senate File 104, is clearly a personal attack upon the State Superintendent of Public Instruction at the expense of the Wyoming ... [more]

Sanity makes a comeback

Jan 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming's Mountain West Conference will retain much of its traditional form after all

Don't look now, but some of the powers that be in college ... [more]

Digest

Jan 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Crow Tribe to sign coal deal
BILLINGS, Mont. -- The Crow Tribe was expected to sign an agreement Thursday giving a Wyoming mining company options to ... [more]

Military to weigh allowing planes to be used sooner in firefighting

Jan 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The general in charge of the military response to civilian emergencies says officials are weighing whether to make it easier ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Events on the 12th day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Wed., Jan. 23:
'HILL BILL': The House gave preliminary approval to a ... [more]

Media win suit to learn UW finalists' names

Jan 24, 2013 - By Ben Neary and Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees must disclose the finalists for the university's next president after they get that short list of names ... [more]

Stage Stop dog sled race to start Friday

Jan 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The mushers arrive in Lander on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

"Mush!" will once again echo through the mountains of western Wyoming. The International Pedigree ... [more]

McKinnon, assistant Riverton superintendent, is retiring

Jan 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees on Tuesday accepted a retirement request from assistant superintendent Kim McKinnon.
The retirement is ... [more]

No injuries or toxic spills from train derailment near Bonneville

Jan 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Cars carrying molten sulfur did not leave the tracks.

Two locomotives belonging to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Company were derailed ... [more]

CWC accepts Pedersen's resignation; replacement process starts

Jan 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees voted to accept the resignation of former trustee Judy Pedersen during a special telephone meeting ... [more]

Bill to remove Hill's powers through second House reading

Jan 24, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  The controversial bill that would change who runs the Wyoming Department of Education has survived a second round of floor debate in the state House of ... [more]

1 percent tax advisory panel named; includes former mayor Vincent

Jan 24, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness appointed has appointed nine new members to the Fix Our Roads Citizen Committee.
Warpness announced the selections Tuesday at the ... [more]

RHS sponsors winter car show

Jan 23, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School automotive students sponsored their second winter car show at the James H. Moore Career Center auto shop Tuesday ... [more]

Students compete in Elks Hoop Shoot

Jan 23, 2013 - Staff:  The annual Elks Hoop Shoot contest was held Saturday at Wolverine Gym in Riverton. Winners, from left: 8-9 girls, Demi Stauffenberg, Rendezvous, first; Hadlee ... [more]

Wolverines on the road for Thursday basketball games against Casper Natrona

Jan 23, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School boys and girls basketball teams make a mid-week trip Thursday to Casper for games on Jerry Dalton Court against the Casper Natrona ... [more]

Two championships for Dubois wrestlers in Thermop

Jan 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dubois High School wrestlers Sterling Baker and Cody Flynn dominated their weight classes to win individual titles Saturday at the Bobcat Invitational in ... [more]

Huxtable and Wilkinson take first on Lingle mats

Jan 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHOSHONI -- Junior Danny Huxtable and freshman Connor Wilkinson won their first individual high school varsity wrestling titles for Shoshoni High School ... [more]

Today

Jan 23, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CLAIR

Delphine Clair, 83, of Fort Washakie, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Lander Regional Hospital. Traditional Indian funeral services were ... [more]

Daniel Orvill (Danny) Edwards

Jan 23, 2013 - Staff:  Daniel Orvill (Danny) Edwards died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at his home in Lander with his wife, Cindy, at his side. He was 60 years old.
A simple gathering ... [more]

Madeline Spoonhunter

Jan 23, 2013 - Staff:  Madeline Spoonhunter, of Arapahoe, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at her home. She was 74 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at ... [more]

Fast start for new Mexican leader

Jan 23, 2013 - By Tim Johnson, McClatchy Newspapers:  MEXICO CITY -- In power for less than two months, Enrique Pena Nieto has moved vigorously on a reformist agenda, deflected attention from security woes and ... [more]

Is Legislature out to get Hill because she's a woman?

Jan 23, 2013 - Renee Rhoads, Riverton:  Editor:
I guess our Wyoming legislators who want to take away all power from the state superintendent of public instruction don't realize that the Wyoming ... [more]

Smelling the roses

Jan 23, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Obama's most-memorable moment at the inauguration wasn't his speech

The thing that might stick in the public memory the longest from President Barack ... [more]

Digest

Jan 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  New uranium mine proposed
GILLETTE -- A Colorado-based company is proposing to start a new uranium mine in Campbell County in 2015.
Located about 12 ... [more]

Coalition calls for Legislature to approve fed expansion of Medicaid

Jan 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A coalition of medical groups is urging the Wyoming Legislature to approve expansion of the federal Medicaid program, a key element of the national ... [more]

House defeats bill to open arrest records

Jan 23, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Supporters argued that arrests on sexual assault charges should be treated the same as arrests on charges of murder and other crimes.

CHEYENNE -- A ... [more]

Much debate on 'Hill bill' as panel approves it 7-0

Jan 23, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- After hearing nearly two hours of testimony, a House committee unanimously endorsed a bill Tuesday evening that would change who runs the state ... [more]