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With Mead opposed, lawmakers say Medicaid expansion probably dead

Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some key Wyoming lawmakers say they see little chance the Legislature will expand the Medicaid program in coming months now that Gov. Matt Mead has ... [more]

Pipeline won't be built along eastern Wyo. border after all

Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  TULSA, Okla. � A proposed $1.8 billion oil pipeline running through Wyoming from North Dakota to Oklahoma has been called off because the company behind the ... [more]

Lottery bill being prepared

Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Some Wyoming legislators are suggesting bringing Powerball to the state.
A group of lawmakers plans to draft a lottery bill that would bring multi-state games ... [more]

Victim and driver named in hit-and-run car fatality

Dec 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  Officials have released the names of the suspect and deceased victim involved in a hit-and-run accident early Monday at the Rezeride Roadhouse Saloon west of ... [more]

No big objections raised at hearing on new uranium mine

Dec 5, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Comments generally were supportive at a public meeting discussing Cameco's proposed uranium mine in the Gas Hills east of Riverton.
The Bureau of Land ... [more]

Lander boys, girls down 4-A Green River on Tuesday trip

Dec 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School used a strong defensive effort to control Class 4-A Green River 46-35 Tuesday night in a non-conference boys basketball game in ... [more]

Eagle boys battle well vs. bigger schools

Dec 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Despite going winless at the Thermopolis Invitational Friday and Saturday, first-year head boys basketball St. Stephen's coach Ricky Blackburn thought his ... [more]

Cowboys storm back in the second half against Illinois State

Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team didn't do much right in the first half.
It did little wrong in the second half.
The Cowboys overcame a ... [more]

Tigers loaded to make another run for 3-A swim title

Dec 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School swim coach Bruce Gresly has put together another deep and balanced boys team for the 2012-13 season.
The Tigers won their 16th ... [more]

Horyza brothers anchor RHS swimmers

Dec 5, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School boys swim team begins the winter campaign with a pair of meets this weekend.
Friday, Riverton travels to Casper and will swim in the ... [more]

Six Visions exhibit shows art variety at CWC gallery

Dec 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Six Fremont County artists with distinctly different styles teamed up this year to showcase their work at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery at Central ... [more]

Kessler was top county spender in beating Hickerson

Dec 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The independent candidate who defeated incumbent Fremont County Commissioner Pat Hickerson in the Nov. 6 election was the top spender in the field.
Stephanie ... [more]

Man arrested in arson case after stakeout

Dec 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A man was apprehended after a lengthy stakeout Tuesday evening at a Lander residence. Police said they think the man is connected to an arson that occurred ... [more]

Children find bargains at the church bazaar

Dec 4, 2012 - Staff:  Three-year-old Isaiah Mascarenaz and his 6-year-old sister, Isabella, checked out the crafts for sale after their trip to the candy kitchen at Saturday�s ... [more]

Today

Dec 4, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BRADFORD

William A. "Billy" Bradford, 70, of Riverton died Friday, Nov. 30, at his rural Riverton home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Emily M. Stickney

Dec 4, 2012 - Staff:  Emily M. Stickney, sister of Riverton resident Floyd Jaramillo, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Close to Home Hospice House in Gillette surrounded by her ... [more]

William W. Mott

Dec 4, 2012 - Staff:  William W. Mott, of Lander, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at the University of Colorado Medical Center. He was 70 years old.
Memorial services will be at 5 ... [more]

Surveyed patients: IHS is improving

Dec 4, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Indian Reservation�s Indian Health Service has been given high ratings from patients who use the program.
IHS is an agency within the ... [more]

All Obama does is 'run his mouth'

Dec 4, 2012 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Obama is for himself, no one else. Are you people too stupid to believe his lies?
Obama has done nothing for this country which he does not care. ... [more]

Vets' gun rights a sticky issue

Dec 4, 2012 - By Kevin Freking, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON � Should veterans deemed too mentally incompetent to handle their own financial affairs be prevented from buying a gun?
The issue, for a time ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Calendar double-check
Is this early December or late March? The weekend�s weather could have passed for either � windy, sunny and dry, with ... [more]

Digest

Dec 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Mead would cut $11.4M from UW
LARAMIE � The University of Wyoming would see its state funding cut by about $11.4 million under Gov. Matt Mead�s ... [more]

Poll: Residents favor higher tax for the rich

Dec 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE � A University of Wyoming poll shows that residents of the state support raising tax rates on people who earn more than $250,000.
Of 668 Wyoming ... [more]

Memorial on campus for victims in Nov. 30 Casper College killings

Dec 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER � A memorial service at Casper College will honor the victims of a grisly murder-suicide that happened on campus last week.
The memorial is scheduled ... [more]

Campus killer blamed dad for Asperger's

Dec 4, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Christopher Krumm killed his father, a former Lander resident, and a Casper woman before committing suicide Friday.

A man who killed his father, a ... [more]

College VPs hear student views on arts, housing, coursework

Dec 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College students had the chance to express their opinions about the school during the first-ever "Let Your Voice Be Heard" event on the ... [more]

City approves Gardens North assessment, eyes modular school building

Dec 4, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council adopted Resolution No. 1262 on Tuesday, which would help ensure property owners pay assessment costs for the Gardens North Special ... [more]

Arrest expected soon in fatal hit-and-run

Dec 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials say they are waiting for autopsy results before they name the woman who died early Monday after an apparent hit-and-run accident in the parking lot ... [more]

Fresh off upset victory over Colorado, Pokes play at Illinois State

Dec 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming men�s basketball team is in a mind-over-matter part of its season, something it will have to get used to when conference play ... [more]

Lawyers or insurance companies may end football as we know it

Dec 4, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Earlier this year, the Detroit Free Press reported, National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell urged youth football players to make sure to speak up ... [more]