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Changes in nuke missile command set in Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota

Nov 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- The Pentagon will spend an additional $10 billion to correct deep problems of neglect and mismanagement within the nation's ... [more]

Privacy amendment wins committee's OK

Nov 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state legislative committee voted Friday to recommend changing the Wyoming Constitution to specify that individuals have a right to privacy.
Sen. ... [more]

Gardening into gorgeous November

Nov 16, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Last week I picked two tomatoes right off the vine, something unheard of in this state so late in the year.

I noticed our German short-haired ... [more]

Arapaho language finds home in elder room

Nov 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Arapahoe school community celebrated the addition of its new Arapaho elder and parent room Nov. 7 in the Arapahoe Elementary School. A special assembly ... [more]

Zebroski's astounding effort for Lander not quite enough in classic

Nov 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jeremy Zebroski forever will be linked to the great Class 3-A state championship football game between his Lander Valley High School Tigers and the arch rival ... [more]

Guilty plea to lower charge for woman in home invasion

Nov 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Kelly Meehan and her boyfriend, Bow Hepner, both of Gillette, were fugitives from a halfway houwe when they were arrested for robbing Joann and Allen ... [more]

A few changes in school plan, but design still on schedule

Nov 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton school district administrators feel confident moving forward with a 60 percent design completion for the new K-3 Willow Creek Elementary ... [more]

Veteran officer, young interns keeping CWC secure

Nov 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two days after his May retirement from the Lander Police Department, Chuck Carr started working as campus security officer at Central Wyoming College in ... [more]

Sinkhole worries not over in Rock Springs; more work needed

Nov 16, 2014 - By Matt Naber, For The Associated Press:  Sweetwater County has a history of not sitting on stable ground -- everything from foundations cracking and utility lines snapping to entire structures sinking ... [more]

The way it was: Gold mining -- 1884

Nov 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  No one epitomized the boom-or-bust existence of 19th century gold mining in Fremont County more than these two men, Emil Granier, right, and W.G. Peters (some ... [more]

Wyoming Farm Bureau elects Livingston to 10th term as president

Nov 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Perry Livingston of Sundance was elected to his 10th term as president of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation at the organization's 95th annual meeting in ... [more]

Second health insurance sign-up starting

Nov 16, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming residents have a four-month window that started Saturday to buy health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act.
State residents who aren't ... [more]

Hunter says men told him to 'get off their land'

Nov 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  A hunter called police at about 4:20 p.m. Nov. 7 to report that two unknown subjects had pointed a gun at him in the Dickinson Park area above Fort ... [more]

Two Rustlers make Region IX first team all-conference team

Nov 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sophomores Kiara Skinner and Kalynn Dahlke were two of the most powerful volleyball players this year for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers.
Both have ... [more]

Rams pummeled in 6-man title tilt

Nov 16, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Injury led to a pair of regular season defeats for Dubois Rams in their first three games this year, and its ominous face returned at the worst possible time ... [more]

More than Jackson

Nov 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The tourist area's airport figures skew Wyoming's air service picture

How could it be that in this period of near desperation among small airlines ... [more]

Past Gillette hoops star takes court for Cowgirls

Nov 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- When the University of Wyoming Cowgirls open the regular season, Jordan Kelley will run out onto the floor of a basketball court for an official ... [more]

All-state, all-conference honors for SHS spikers

Nov 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Annika Dechert brought home the Class 2-A Northwest Player of the Year award.

The Shoshoni High School volleyball tandem of Annika Dechert and ... [more]

Wilson an all-stater for Cougar volleyball

Nov 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Junior Wind River High School Cougars volleyball player Bailey Wilson emerged this year as one of the elite players in the Class 2-A level, and she landed a ... [more]

Predicting climate change has ties to biblical prophecy

Nov 14, 2014 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  The world's two largest energy-producing countries and greenhouse gas emitters signed a deal this week to reduce carbon emissions. President Barack Obama ... [more]

Today

Nov 14, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BLACKBURN

A daughter was born to Alfreda Blackburn of Arapahoe at 8:05 a.m. Oct. 29 at SageWest Health Care. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 1 ... [more]

Wyoming Arts Council to award 2015 performing arts fellowships

Nov 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Arts Council is accepting applications for the 2015 performing arts fellowships in theatre direction, dance choreography and design for the stage. ... [more]

CWC Student Ambassadors help residents fighting cancer

Nov 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College Student Ambassadors recently cleaned up the yards of area families who are fighting cancer.
"We were able to rake leaves for four ... [more]

New members elected to Arapahoe board

Nov 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Leslie Spoonhunter-Monroe and Malcolm Bowers will fill two open seats on the Fremont County School District 38 Board of Trustees after winning in the general ... [more]

Three join Pavillion school board

Nov 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Three vacancies on the Fremont County School District 6 Board of Trustees were filled on Election Day.
Voters elected Catherine Keene, Dawn Leonhardt and ... [more]

Voters return one trustee, elect new one to District 21 board

Nov 14, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Clinton Wagon will return to the Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees, which also will get a new member in Carla Mann. Both were elected Nov. ... [more]

Wyoming Indian school board candidate says election results were 'totally unexpected'

Nov 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The result of the general election Nov. 4 was "totally unexpected" for Wyoming Indian school board candidate Kelly Hiwalker.
Official totals showed Hiwalker ... [more]

Hard work paid off for talented choir performers from Riverton

Nov 14, 2014 - Phil Lavoie, Riverton:  Editor:
On Nov. 1 in Scottsbluff, Neb., the 34th Old West Choir Fest was attended by 17 schools from Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming, including Riverton High ... [more]

When you can say 'I made it'

Nov 14, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Rarely does it happen without some obstacles

Recently I got a call that every parent of a grown child hates.
My son was on the line.
His job was ... [more]

20 years on

Nov 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The fabulous Riverton-Lander title game in 1994 is recalled Sunday

For once, the weather in Laramie on the first of two days of state-championship ... [more]