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Three critically injured in Sinclair refinery fire

May 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS (AP) -- Three workers injured in a fire at the Sinclair refinery near Rawlins were taken to a burn center in Colorado in critical condition.
Sinclair ... [more]

Digest

May 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Commission reverts to three members
PINEDALE (AP) -- Sublette County voters have reversed a decision they made last year to expand their county ... [more]

Mead won't rule out higher penalties for worker deaths

May 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says more may need to be done to combat the state's high workplace fatality rate.
Mead told a meeting of the Wyoming ... [more]

Sendak the Great

May 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Utterly original children's author helped define the essence of art
The death this week of the singularly original children's author Maurice Sendak ... [more]

Turning fifty shades of red

May 9, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Yes, I have read the best-selling book of "mommy porn" parodied over the weekend on "Saturday Night Live."
I enjoy reading.
Until recently I have ... [more]

Ramp up the fight against obesity in U.S. children

May 9, 2012 - By Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.):  Type 2 diabetes was once known as the "adult onset" type, because it came on only in adulthood.
But youth no longer confers immunity. Thanks to rampant ... [more]

There's lots to like about the Riverton senior center

May 9, 2012 - Linda Skinner, Riverton:  Editor:
I am a senior who has been going to the Riverton Senior Citizens Center for 10 years on a regular basis.
It is a wonderful place. There are so many ... [more]

The Rev. Douglas Tuck

May 9, 2012 - Staff:  The Rev. Douglas Tuck, 78, died Friday, May 4, 2012, at his home near Pavillion.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Community Church in ... [more]

Earl LeBeau

May 9, 2012 - Staff:  Earl LeBeau, 81, died Friday, May 4, 2012, in Ethete.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Rocky Mountain Hall at Fort Washakie. Burial ... [more]

Smart Start director achieves her Montessori certification

May 9, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Lessons focus on manners, peace, order and respect.
Smart Start Academy will be adjusting its name and changing its style of teaching for the coming ... [more]

Tribal tax appeal heard in Denver; has implications on border issue

May 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  DENVER -- Northern Arapaho litigation against Fremont County and the State of Wyoming is using a taxation issue to determine the Wind River Indian Reservation's ... [more]

Tribal leader tells Congress of fracking worry

May 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Eastern Shoshone Business Council co-chairman Wes Martel told a congressional group that tribes need a stronger role in regulating energy development, which ... [more]

Shoshoni starts planning for new school; $45M to be allotted in July

May 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  To assure compliance with a new state statute that requires school districts to have public involvement when building new facilities, Fremont County School ... [more]

Oil, gas likely to drive more state growth, report says

May 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  A survey indicates continued expansion of Wyoming's economy thanks to oil and gas activity.
The survey by the Denver-based Goss Institute for Economic ... [more]

Mead opposed to BLM plan limiting property for shale

May 8, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has told the U.S. Bureau of Land Management that he disagrees with the agency's proposal to reduce the amount of land in the state ... [more]

Roaming bison to be shooed back inside Yellowstone borders

May 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Government officials plan to haze a large herd of migrating bison back into Yellowstone National Park this week -- an annual event that is ... [more]

Judge rejects challenge to DUI law

May 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A Teton County judge has ruled that warrants issued over the telephone for blood tests in drunken driving suspects doesn't violate Wyoming's ... [more]

Digest

May 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man killed in ATV wreck
SODA SPRINGS, Idaho -- Officials in southwestern Wyoming say a 49-year-old Wyoming man died of injuries suffered in an ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Chill out
Did any spring plants get nipped by frost over the weekend? If they avoided it, then it was by the skin of their stems. A month ago a day ... [more]

Sarkozy leaves the stage

May 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PARIS -- When Nicolas Sarkozy bounded up the steps of France's presidential palace in jogging shorts and shoes on his first day in office five years ago, many ... [more]

Corrections pros are not just guards

May 8, 2012 - Robert Lampert, Director, Wyoming Department of Corrections:  Editor:
May 7-11 is observed in Wyoming as Correctional Professionals Week.
Corrections employees have provided for the safety of Wyoming families and ... [more]

Lena Aaron

May 8, 2012 - Staff:  Lena Aaron, 86, died Friday, May 4, 2012, in Fort Washakie.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Rocky Mountain Hall at Fort Washakie. ... [more]

Today

May 8, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
AARON

Lena Aaron, 86, died Friday, May 4, in Fort Washakie. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Rocky Mountain Hall at ... [more]

Riverton Little League season starts

May 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Cardinals and the A's opened the Riverton Little League season in the victory column on Monday night to begin the 16-game baseball season at Ron Saban ... [more]

Bauder resigns activities position

May 8, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School activities director Keith Bauder has submitted a letter of resignation to Fremont County School District 25 superintendent Terry ... [more]

Played like a fiddle, I barely made the party

May 8, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  I got sideswiped, hoodwinked, victimized, exploited and preyed upon.
Honestly, I don't mind. But I really didn't see this one coming.
But I fell for it, ... [more]

Wyoming 2012 wrestling recruiting complete

May 7, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE, Wyo. - Three more prep wrestlers signed National Letters of Intent to compete for the University of Wyoming wrestling team, Wyoming coach Mark Branch ... [more]

Wyoming swimming announces 2011-12 awards

May 7, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming swimming and diving teams and head coach Tom Johnson announced Monday the 2011-12 team award recipients.

Senior ... [more]

College braces for 2013-14 budget squeeze

May 6, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College leaders are trying to be proactive with the coming year's budget after Gov. Matt Mead announced April 23 that all state agencies should ... [more]

Eaton to get new hearing in 'L'il Miss' murder

May 6, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  The former Riverton resident who is Wyoming's lone death row inmate will get a new court hearing on claims he didn't receive an adequate defense at trial in ... [more]

Derby fans come down the stretch to off-track betting site

May 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Since starting in horse racing in 1964, Lander's Marlene Young has had eight state champions in Wyoming, but she knows one contest always takes the winner's ... [more]

Sentenced in near-fatal wreck, man says he's done with booze

May 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  With his voice breaking up and rising in pitch as he cried while talking about a crash that nearly killed a motorcycle rider, a Worland man promised a judge he ... [more]

CWC: new health center gets kickoff

May 6, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College will break ground on Thursday, May 10, for the health and science center that has been in the works for years.
A groundbreaking ... [more]

Digest

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  17 Mile Road paving starts
Paving of a half-mile of 17 Mile Road, also known as Fremont County Road 334, has started on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Graduation ceremonies happening this month

May 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  This month thousands of students countywide will walk across a stage and be handed a high school diploma or college degree.
Central Wyoming College will kick ... [more]

Game and Fish talking in Dubois

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Allowing parents and legal guardians to purchase hunting and fishing licenses for their minor children and creating a new mountain lion hunt area in the ... [more]

Electrical code update class available in Lander

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College is offering National Electrical Code Update classes at Outreach Centers in Jackson and Lander.
The courses are offered in Jackson May ... [more]

CWC grads set to walk on May 11

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  The Central Wyoming Class of 2012 is led by five valedictorians who earned a 4.0 grade point average while obtaining their degrees.
Matthew Ayers, Dylan ... [more]

Gamblers Anonymous offers meetings in Riverton

May 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  She describes herself as "an average person," but one who has a gambling problem.
"I have a compulsive gambling problem and I was searching for help and you ... [more]

'Best dunker in the nation' performing at county schools

May 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Arapaho Charter High School's Rec Club invites the community to attend one of two events next week with Kenny Dobbs, an American Indian known worldwide for his ... [more]