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Tiger wrestlers like outlook for conference season

Dec 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School wrestling coach Nick Fulton started out the season with a young squad, but the Tigers already have made a statement three weeks into ... [more]

Residents can donate trees to fish habitat

Dec 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County residents don't have to let their Christmas trees go to waste after the holidays. They can drop them off to be used as fish habitat ... [more]

Teen says he was only joking about school threat

Dec 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  MISSOULA, Mont. -- A 19-year-old Lolo man has pleaded guilty to posting a threat against a Wyoming school on Facebook, but he says it was joke.
Erik Sven ... [more]

Cougar girls winners in bruising game vs. Wolverine sophomores

Dec 28, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- If it were a boxing match, the corner men would have been busy. Wind River's girls survived a 32-minute brawl with Riverton High School sophomores ... [more]

Mountain Ledge Bakery under new ownership

Dec 27, 2012 - Staff:  Julie Hill, the new owner of Riverton's Mountain Ledge Bakery, prepared a holiday order with her daughter Jherica Elliott at the bakery, 612 W. Main St. Hill ... [more]

Today

Dec 27, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ALBRIGHT

Marilyn A. Albright, 58, died Tuesday, Dec. 25. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Davis Funeral Home with ... [more]

Patrick W. Woody

Dec 27, 2012 - Staff:  Patrick W. Woody, of Lander, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Lander. He was 20 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Chapel of ... [more]

Marilyn A. Albright

Dec 27, 2012 - Staff:  Marilyn A. Albright died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012. She was 58 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Davis Funeral Home with ... [more]

Clarence 'Bull' Armajo Jr.

Dec 27, 2012 - Staff:  Clarence "Bull" Armajo Jr., of Lander, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in a one-vehicle accident. He was 18 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Government sending out 'economic census' forms

Dec 27, 2012 - By Mike Lambert:  Question --"I have heard about some new 'economic census' coming up and that I am required to give information about my business to the ... [more]

Wyoming Community Bank donates to Habitat for Humanity in Riverton

Dec 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Community Bank recently donated $2,500 to Habitat for Humanity to go toward the latest Habitat home being built on the old Riverton Hospital site.
The ... [more]

Where's the 'cliff' urgency?

Dec 27, 2012 - By The Dallas Morning News:  If your paycheck is a little thinner in January, don't fault your boss. Blame rests squarely at the ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Congress, returning to ... [more]

A Christmas season stained

Dec 27, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  Wasn't Christmas Day 2012 a glorious one in Wyoming? Fresh snow lit up the countryside just as we dreamed it might, just as the songs portray.
Yet in the ... [more]

Winter arrives

Dec 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It doesn't seem to have its old strength, but don't be caught unprepared

The notion of "winter preparedness" hasn't been on the minds of ... [more]

Digest

Dec 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State has fourth-fastest growth rate
LARAMIE -- Wyoming has 6,000 more new residents than it did a year ago, giving the Cowboy State the fourth-highest ... [more]

From Wyo. roots, ferrets now may be wild in S.D.

Dec 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A species of ferrets once thought to be extinct has been seen outside of special management areas in South Dakota, sparking hope in some ... [more]

Disaster readiness in state could use some improvement, report says

Dec 27, 2012 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- When it comes to emergency preparedness, Wyoming may not be at the level it needs to be.
The state scored a six out of 10 in a report on public ... [more]

Highway patrol to crack down on DUI cases over holiday

Dec 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol plans to place more troopers on the state's roadways during "saturation patrols" on New Year's Eve.
The extra patrols are carried ... [more]

Lawmakers, commissioners trade concerns on legislation

Dec 27, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, and Republican Reps.-elect Nathan Winters of Thermopolis and Lloyd Larsen of Lander are concerned how several bills will affect ... [more]

Holiday food drive aims to keep kids fed during break

Dec 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Hundreds of Riverton Middle School students went home last Friday carrying enough food to last through their holiday break.
The bags filled with breakfast, ... [more]

After earlier worries, auditors give county clean fiscal report

Dec 27, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An independent audit of Fremont County's financial statement and policies found few problems.
In the language of accounting, county officials said, nothing ... [more]

I'll take New Year's Day over all the other holidays

Dec 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Some people like Christmas as their favorite holiday of the year.
Other people enjoy the big meal at Thanksgiving and spending time with the family, while ... [more]

Rustler women gain hoops victory after Nebraska player ruled ineligible

Dec 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College learned its 80-48 women's basketball loss to Western Nebraska on Nov. 16 during the Bailey Tire Tipoff has turned into a victory for ... [more]

No contest in Shootout opener; Chiefs win 92-36

Dec 27, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- It was a tough bus ride for the St. Stephen's Eagles on icy 17-Mile Road Thursday morning, but the heat that awaited the Eagles at the Wyoming Indian ... [more]

Cougar boys roll Saratoga in Thursday morning game

Dec 27, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Wind River jumped all over Saratoga in a battle of big cats Thursday morning at Ethete. The Cougars clawed the Panthers 79-45 to make in four straight ... [more]

Today

Dec 26, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
GORDON

Richard Gordon, 60, of Riverton, died Friday, Dec. 7, of natural causes in Fruit Heights, Utah. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Lois E. Killion

Dec 26, 2012 - Staff:  Lois E. Killion, a longtime Lander resident, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Nampa, Idaho, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. She was 89 years ... [more]

Donald H. Cavaness

Dec 26, 2012 - Staff:  Donald H. "Catfish" Cavaness, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at his home. He was 66 years old.
 Memorial services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. ... [more]

Wednesday notes

Dec 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Headline oddity
There haven't been many editorials in this space titled "Wednesday notes," but the headline applies today because of the holiday ... [more]

Bork's legacy: Bitter partisan fights over court appointments

Dec 26, 2012 - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram:  Since then, most high-court nominees have talked a lot but revealed as little as possible, as opponents cast any views discernible from a nominee's work not ... [more]