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Sports in '12

Dec 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  College's turmoil atop list for the year; rodeo success also among leading stories

Central Wyoming College was forced this year to vacate its women's ... [more]

A very bad idea from Cheyenne

Dec 31, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Some education "experts" in the Legislature want to remove elected control of the department of education from the people.

We were in the midst of a ... [more]

Picking a president will never be the same

Dec 31, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Who needs the Iowa caucuses if you've got a billionaire in your pocket?

Over the last 10 presidential campaigns, the first two -- and the most ... [more]

High gasoline tax would punish the middle class

Dec 31, 2012 - Mike Lieberman, Riverton:  Editor:
On Dec. 9, you ran an editorial, "A Tax Upon Us" and lauded the idea of a 10-cent gasoline tax. You even suggested that in this reddest of red states ... [more]

AP top 10

Dec 31, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  We agreed with most of their choices, with some exceptions

Each year as December winds down, our newspaper gets to participate in the process of ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: December

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - The Fremont County Recreation Board created a tentative renovation plan for the Green Mountain picnic area. The upgrade could be complete by next ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: November

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - A Circuit Court judge said he did not find probable cause to bind over first-degree murder charges against the man accused in the September shooting death ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: October

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - Riverton's 2010 population was bigger than reported initially by the U.S. Census Bureau. The figure now is 10,749, up from 10,615.

2 - Local government ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: September

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - A former star athlete was killed and his father injured severely in a one-vehicle rollover Sept. 1 near Riverton.
Reported killed in the wreck was Shawn ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: August

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 - About three acres of forest was charred July 31 after lightning struck an area near South Pass.  

3 - The state legislative judiciary committee's ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: July

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 - Concerned citizens and farmers attended a three-hour meeting June 27 to discuss new rule revisions covering leafy greens, raw milk and eggs.

1 - On ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: June

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 -- Eddie Wadda, 42, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe's liaison to Gov. Matt Mead's office and a former teacher at Wyoming Indian Elementary School, died in a car ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: May

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - The Wyoming State Board of Education approved Fremont County School District 21's request to be unified into a K-12 education system, paving the way for a ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: April

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  3 - The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees decided to stream its monthly meetings live on the college's website through August.
Vice president for ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: March

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 - A Fremont County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a Pavillion man after responding to a report of a "disturbed, barricaded subject" at a home in the small ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: February

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 - The Lander man who authorities said was the driver of a pickup truck that struck and killed an 11-year-old girl was charged with aggravated vehicular ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: January

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - Mitchell James C'Hair Jr., 27, died at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover accident just before noon on 17 Mile Road.

3 - Prosecutors said Gerardo ... [more]

2012: Hudson five top story of the year

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  The bizarre, ongoing saga of a crime in Hudson that started as a simple burglary and ended up a murder conspiracy has been voted the top Fremont County news ... [more]

The way it was: New Year's fire engine -- 1961

Dec 31, 2012 - Staff:  The Dubois Fire Department had a New Year's resolution late in 1961: Get a new fire engine. In the final week of the year, it came to pass.
Howe Fire ... [more]

WIHS Chief girls blast Saratoga 52-20

Dec 28, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Wyoming Indian's pressure was too much for the Saratoga girls Friday morning as the Lady Chiefs cruised to an easy 52-20 win and advanced to the ... [more]

Christmas wasn't always so popular in the United States

Dec 28, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Picture the following scenario: Crowds of Americans rioting in the streets. Two opposing groups shout loudly, vying to have their messages heard and heeded. ... [more]

Today

Dec 28, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
SUNRHODES

Elliott SunRhodes, 57, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, at Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Bryan C. 'Craig' Weber

Dec 28, 2012 - Staff:  Bryan C. "Craig" Weber, a lifelong resident of the Riverton area, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at his home surrounded by family. He was 58 years ... [more]

Elliott SunRhodes

Dec 28, 2012 - Staff:  Elliott SunRhodes died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie. He was 57 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. ... [more]

WEA donates 150 books to Jeffrey City school

Dec 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Education Association employees and board members each give at least one book to the annual cause.

Jeffrey City Elementary School's two ... [more]

Four Wyoming Honor Farm staff members graduate from academy

Dec 28, 2012 - Staff:  Two uniform staff and two non-uniform staff from the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton graduated from the Wyoming Department of Corrections Training Academy on ... [more]

Economical solutions exist to improve safety of risky intersection

Dec 28, 2012 - Gloria Gregory, Riverton:  Editor:
There have been several letters in your column lately about the intersection of Highway 26/789 and the Honor Farm Road. It is a very dangerous ... [more]

New Year's is crystal-ball time

Dec 28, 2012 - By Patrick May, McClatchy Newspapers:  Here's a prediction for 2013 you can take to the bank:
This time next year, the world will be awash in predictions for 2014.
It's December and the ... [more]

To 2013

Dec 28, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Next week's calendar transition is more than just Monday to Tuesday

Here is a New Year's resolution suggestion for everyone in 2013.
Be ... [more]

Substantial changes may be made in hunt, fish fees and licenses

Dec 28, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers will face a range of bills concerning hunting and fishing issues when they convene next month, including one that calls for ... [more]