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Honor Farm announces employees of the quarter

Feb 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Warden Michael Pacheco has announced Sgt. Robert Koski and Marci Stewart have been selected as the uniform and non-uniform employees of the third quarter, ... [more]

Brunton a sponsor of 'Friends of NRA' show

Feb 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  FAIRFAX, Va. -- The National Rifle Association is pleased to announce that Brunton will serve as the Title Sponsor of the "Friends of NRA" television show for a ... [more]

Tarwater constructs coffins for cowboys

Feb 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Carpenter says he uses local materials to make simple, wooden boxes for burial.

When John Tarwater started looking for a new way to supplement his ... [more]

Forever in her debt, U.S. notes centennial of Rosa Parks

Feb 7, 2013 - By Brian Gilmore, For MCT News Service:  This week marks the 100th birthday of civil rights legend Rosa Parks. To celebrate the date, the U.S. Postal Service has issued a Rosa Parks stamp. It is a ... [more]

Food Freedom Act is about common sense, not politics

Feb 7, 2013 - Katie Swistowicz, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing in support of the Wyoming Food Freedom Act. This bill has a broad base of support.  The "uber-conservative"  bill sponsors, State Reps. ... [more]

I root for all the Harbaughs

Feb 7, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Yes, the Super Bowl game last weekend was exciting. Especially when the lights went out at halftime.
But that wasn't my problem.
We were all set for the ... [more]

How it's done, and not

Feb 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Americans saw a big difference between cabinet nominees Kerry and Hagel

A revealing sidelight to the beginning of a president's second term is the ... [more]

Digest

Feb 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW makes 'best value' list
LARAMIE -- A survey has ranked the University of Wyoming as among the 100 best college values in the nation.
The annual ... [more]

Rare winter call on North Platte placed downstream

Feb 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The first winter-time call on administration of water rights in the North Platte River drainage in Wyoming since 2005 means several cities and towns ... [more]

Bill on domestic violence protections passes Senate

Feb 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, said he sponsored Senate File 117 at the request of a constituent from Fremont County.

A bill that would better ... [more]

District 38 superintendent to step down

Feb 7, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  After a year on the job, Fremont County School District 38 superintendent Jonathan Braack submitted his resignation, effective June 30.
"My wife and I feel ... [more]

County to set up citizen committee on uses for 1 percent tax

Feb 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County is establishing a committee of citizens to advise on the spending of optional 1 percent tax revenue.
The Fremont County Commission on Feb. 5 ... [more]

Five in field to fill CWC board vacancy

Feb 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Five people have applied to fill the vacancy left on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees after Judy Pedersen resigned in January.
The list of ... [more]

Fire closes school for the day

Feb 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Overheated dryer at RHS blamed; smoke was thick

Local high schoolers got an unexpected day off on Thursday after a dryer fire started in the Riverton ... [more]

Balloon in the breeze

Feb 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Cloud Kisser II gives tethered rides for winter carnival.

The 2013 Wild West Winter Carnival continued Saturday, and Riverton's City Park was ... [more]

Today

Feb 6, 2013 - Staff:  Births
CRAZYTHUNDER

A daughter was born to Rachel Norse, of Arapahoe, and Billy Crazythunder Jr., of Ethete, at 3:44 a.m. Dec. 12, 2012, at Lander ... [more]

Resident brings love of sushi to city

Feb 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Pollard says making the rice and seaweed rolls provides a fun diversion at parties.

Beverley Pollard of Riverton is looking to share her love of ... [more]

GED and other programs would be beneficial at county jail

Feb 6, 2013 - Sara Lujan, Fremont County Detention Center, Lander:  Editor:
I am an inmate at the Fremont County Detention Center, and I am writing in regards to the lack of programs there are currently at FCDC.
I am hoping ... [more]

Taurus, Mercury obvious this month

Feb 6, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  Taurus is famous for its V-shaped outline of stars featuring an orangish star Aldebaran, the 13th brightest star in the sky.

It is not quite so dark ... [more]

Less grandstanding

Feb 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The supplemental budget takes center stage at the Capitol

What? You mean there is business before the Wyoming Legislature that isn't about slapping ... [more]

Digest

Feb 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Date set in superintendent lawsuit
CHEYENNE -- A judge will hear arguments on March 14 in a lawsuit filed by state Superintendent Cindy Hill that ... [more]

Mead sees problems in legislation exempting state from gun laws

Feb 6, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says he has concerns with bills pending in the Wyoming Legislature that would seek to exempt the state from any new federal ban on ... [more]

Librarian sues to get her job back in Dubois

Feb 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The fired manager of the Dubois Branch Library is suing the Fremont County Library Board to get her job back.
Paula Sabatka through attorney H. Clay Fulcher ... [more]

Mead, lawmakers clash on cash

Feb 6, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  State Sen. Eli Bebout of Riverton is at the center of the spat
with the governor.


CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead wants to meet with Wyoming lawmakers ... [more]

College generally in favor of bill replacing GED with more specific state method

Feb 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill that would replace the general educational development equivalency diploma with a high school ... [more]

Truck takes plunge through ice

Feb 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  George Fishbaugh of Thermopolis says he'll never drive on ice again.
"Even on a four-wheeler," he said this week. "If I can't walk out, I'm not ... [more]

'Goal meeting' hits on activities, communication

Feb 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness and the city council discussed goal setting at a special meeting Tuesday at Central Wyoming College. Attendees expressed a need for ... [more]

Woodward receives MWC award

Feb 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  University of Wyoming sophomore forward Kayla Woodward earned her second Mountain West Player of the Week honor on Monday. It is also the fourth of her MW ... [more]

Two more Riverton swimmers set for state

Feb 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tyler Matsen and Travis Fisher qualified for the Class 4-A state meet in different swim events Friday for Riverton High School at a big meet in Gillette. ... [more]

Wolverines host Lander on mats Thursday night

Feb 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It's the final regular season match for Riverton before hosting the Class 4-A West Regional Feb. 15-16.

Heavyweight wrestler Dawson Steeds was the ... [more]