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As another budget crisis looms, Congress decides to leave town

Feb 19, 2013 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Military readiness will be threatened. So will food inspections, teaching jobs, mental health services and more, all because of the automatic ... [more]

It's not up to the Legislature to change 'intent' of the voters

Feb 19, 2013 - Steven Galgarde, Riverton:  Editor:
I see that the legislative members who voted to water down the state superintendent's job think they have the constitutional right to do it. But I ... [more]

Even with a 6-year-old, a bet is a bet

Feb 19, 2013 - Parker Donaldson, Riverton:  Editor:
Last night my brother and I made a bet. He is 6 years old and I am almost 12. He bet me a box of Coke that my birthday wasn't every year.
And so we ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Humming along
The Wyoming Legislature has been efficiency in action this session (although no one who goes through the legislative process probably ... [more]


Feb 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cody museum center changes name
CODY -- The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody has been renamed the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
The name ... [more]

Visits to Grand Teton park increased 5 percent last year

Feb 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Grand Teton National Park saw a nearly 5 percent increase in visitors last year with more of those tourists deciding to camp, rather than stay in ... [more]

Court orders DNA test on inmate convicted in 1989

Feb 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- In a first for Wyoming, a court has ordered a post-conviction test of DNA.
District Judge Thomas Campbell issued the order in the 23-year-old case ... [more]

Voters to decide UW trustee question

Feb 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming voters will decide whether to amend the state constitution to allow nonresidents to serve on the University of Wyoming Board of ... [more]

Lottery, gun bills on Legislature's agenda

Feb 19, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature intends to cram some contentious issues into just four workdays this week.
A Senate committee will consider two ... [more]

Fire at RHS put response plan to test; outcome good

Feb 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the Riverton High School crisis team did not identify much they would change about the building's emergency response process after last week's dryer ... [more]

CWC board to interview seven for vacated seat

Feb 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees will interview seven candidates Wednesday evening for the open Subdistrict 2 seat representing Riverton and ... [more]

Bennett named new county attorney

Feb 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  H. Michael Bennett will take over as Fremont County Attorney on March 1. The Fremont County Commission appointed him to the post Tuesday afternoon.
A ... [more]

Dubois ousted by Hannah-Elk Mountain in pigtail

Feb 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  St. Stephen's enters the tournament as the No. 3 seed from the Northwest Conference. The Lady Eagles face Little Snake River at 5:20 p.m. Thursday. ... [more]

Oldman scores 39 points as St. Stephens wins pigtail

Feb 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lakota Oldman didn't want to turn in his St. Stephen's boys basketball uniform Monday night after the "pigtail" game at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse in ... [more]

Scoring error changes 4-A mat results; Riverton didn't win

Feb 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After the point audit, Casper Natrona was declared the tournament champion.

In a reversal of the results announced Saturday, Casper Natrona has been ... [more]

First-graders present pirate-inspired concert

Feb 19, 2013 - Staff:  Ashgrove Elementary School first-graders donned skull and crossbones costumes as they presented a pirate-inspired concert Thursday evening. Above, Logan ... [more]

Cowgirls end road trip with 61-47 loss to Fresno State

Feb 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team (19-5 overall, 8-3 MW) struggled shooting the ball and with turnovers as they fell 61-47 against the Fresno State Bulldogs ... [more]

Chiefs pull away from Wind River Cougars 76-44

Feb 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  PAVILLION -- Statistics often don't tell the whole story of a high school basketball game.
When the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs pulled down 18 offensive ... [more]

Cougar girls best WIHS Lady Chiefs to end regular season

Feb 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  PAVILLION -- The Wind River Lady Cougars fell behind early, pulled out to what seemed to be a comfortable lead late, but had to survive a ferocious final ... [more]

CWC conference hopes staggered by home loss to Gillette

Feb 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College's goal of winning the Region IX men's basketball North division took a major hit Saturday when Gillette College came back in the second ... [more]

Riverton girls drop another cliff-hanger to Casper KW

Feb 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When the Riverton Lady Wolverines have played the Kelly Walsh Lady Trojans this season, one team, it seems, has had all of the luck. Every last sliver of ... [more]

Tiger boys wallop Cody, beaten in OT by Powell

Feb 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School exploded for a 21-point first quarter Friday night at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse vs. Cody in a Class 3-A West boys basketball ... [more]

Riverton boys clinch state tourney bid and bye, beating KW 52-48

Feb 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines climbed back from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to down the Kelly Walsh Trojans 52-48 Saturday night in Casper.
The win was ... [more]

Post's 25 points lifts Lander girls over Cody

Feb 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After Friday's win, the Tigers lost 47-38 on Saturday to Powell.

Coach Spike Robinson and his Lander Valley High School girls basketball players ... [more]

Livestock don't notice technology

Feb 18, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  As for the rest of us, finding a way to watch a movie in the calving shed is a wonderful luxury.

Maybe you know someone addicted to new technology. ... [more]

Mitt Romney's lasting contribution

Feb 18, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  In a round-about way, it's Romney who has made the new, bipartisan immigration talks possible.

A couple of weeks back, the 2012 Republican ... [more]

'Chained CPI' is a bad idea

Feb 18, 2013 - Charlie Smith, Lander:  Editor:
One of the worst ideas to surface in Washington lately is the proposal to cut Social Security benefits by changing the way the cost-of-living is ... [more]

Presidents Day

Feb 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The 44 chief executives have an unendingly interesting group bio

Presidents Day arrives Monday. It's a federal holiday established  in 1971 and based ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Feb 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead signs fuel tax increase into law
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill into law that will hike the state's fuel tax by a dime a ... [more]

National FFA Week: Riverton

Feb 18, 2013 - By Emma Herbst, Riverton FFA Chapter:  The Riverton FFA started the new year in early May 2012 with the election of the 2012-13 officers. The officers include: Dallin Cooper (president), Haylee ... [more]