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Spending cuts are hard -- for 150 million reasons

Dec 14, 2012 - By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Don't mess with Big Bird. And don't even think about touching Medicare.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney ran into a brick wall of ... [more]

The 'zombie fence'

Dec 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton's young skateboarders might be the catalyst to improve City Park

If you aren't normally a sports-page reader, we would recommend that you ... [more]

Digest

Dec 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone winter season ready
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Winter is on schedule in Yellowstone National Park.
The park opens to the public for the ... [more]

Arraignment set for suspect in Cody abduction

Dec 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A Montana man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old Cody girl is set for arraignment in district court later this month.
Jesse ... [more]

UW says naming finalists would be harmful

Dec 14, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Releasing the names of finalists for president of Wyoming's only four-year public university would harm the search, the University of Wyoming ... [more]

Board puts off Pedersen issue for now

Dec 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees will wait until next month to continue discussing an alleged code of ethics violation by Trustee Judy ... [more]

College leans toward 5 percent tuition hike for next school year

Dec 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees indicated this week that it would favor a 5 percent tuition increase for community college students next ... [more]

Change in Riverton catering permit process suggested

Dec 14, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council is considering making changes to its catering permit process.
Councilwoman Mary Ellen Christensen said the current procedure is a ... [more]

Dubois court likely to shut down Jan. 11

Dec 14, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Supreme Court recommended the closure by July 1, 2013, but a staff vacancy probably will hasten it to Jan. 11.

The 9th Circuit Court in ... [more]

Chairman: Shoshoni seat filled properly

Dec 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 24 Board of Education chairman Kevin Smith says there is lot of misinformation in the Shoshoni community concerning the recent ... [more]

Hearing for woman in hit-and-run postponed

Dec 14, 2012 - From staff reports:  The preliminary hearing that was scheduled to take place this week for Alma Mosho, 33, of Fort Hall, Idaho, was continued until January, according to Riverton ... [more]

Library hosts Beatrix Potter puppet show

Dec 13, 2012 - Staff:  Amanda Murrell spoke below puppet characters Tuesday as narrator during the Riverton Branch Library's Christmas show of The Tailor of Gloucester, a story by ... [more]

Today

Dec 13, 2012 - Staff:  Births
ANTELOPE

A daughter was born to Teresa Timbana and Aaron Antelope Jr., of Fort Washakie, at 5:02 a.m. Nov. 26, 2012, at Lander Regional ... [more]

Crystal K. Mabbitt

Dec 13, 2012 - Staff:  Crystal K. Mabbitt, longtime Fremont County resident, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper surrounded by family. She was 62 ... [more]

Alex Pastor

Dec 13, 2012 - Staff:  Alex Pastor died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was 77 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will ... [more]

Auto glass repair shop opens in Riverton

Dec 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Owner said he has worked in the industry for about 20 years and wanted to venture out on his own.

Mike Hegwood is the newest business owner on a ... [more]

Woodworker wins third for kitchen design

Dec 13, 2012 - Staff:  Scott Robeson Custom Woodworking of Lander recently won third place at the Cabinet Makers Association's annual contest in the category of Kitchen, Face Frame, ... [more]

RHS students crowned Taco John's West-Mex Culinary Competition champions

Dec 13, 2012 - Staff:  Six teams representing five Wyoming high schools battled for first place in the West-Mex Culinary Competition held by Taco John's and the Wyoming Lodging and ... [more]

We will remember Mae

Dec 13, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  You don't expect a summertime story in the middle of December, but that's how my sister-in-law Mae comes to mind -- with thoughts of a warm, positive, and ... [more]

Obamacare is here to stay; now, let's make it better

Dec 13, 2012 - By John C. Goodman, For the MCT News Service:  After the recent election, virtually all commentators quickly concluded that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is safe; Republicans can't stop it.
The ... [more]

A dismal show

Dec 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Another high-stakes budget stalemate makes Congress appear ridiculous

Last month's election was touted by some as a possible turning point in ... [more]

Digest

Dec 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snowmobiling generates $175M
CHEYENNE -- A recent study by the University of Wyoming says snowmobiling generates more than $175 million a year for the ... [more]

Oil company fined $22,500 over deaths of migratory birds

Dec 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A Denver-based oil company has been fined $22,500 for the deaths of migratory birds at a subsidiary's fluid pits in Montana, Wyoming and ... [more]

Panel advises changes in education duties

Dec 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The action comes amid an ongoing rift between State Superintendent Cindy Hill and legislators.

CHEYENNE -- State public schools Superintendent Cindy ... [more]

Third suitor emerges for modular school building

Dec 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three local entities have expressed interest in a modular building offered for sale by Fremont County School District 25.
Fremont County, the City of ... [more]

State architects sizing up School District 25 facilities requirements

Dec 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school administrators have met with architects hired by the state to assess capacity needs in six Wyoming districts.
Fremont County School District ... [more]

Burns, logging planned for 8,000 acres on Loop Road

Dec 13, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Shoshone National Forest Washakie District ranger Steve Schacht says the Forest Service is planning a fuel reduction and habitat improvement project along the ... [more]

State high court to hear appeal by Hudson teen

Dec 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal filed by the youngest defendant in the Hudson double homicide case who prosecutors are trying as an ... [more]

Rustler men 11-2 after dropping second on road

Dec 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College ended a stretch of men's basketball road games on a two-game losing streak after a 76-67 setback to Laramie County Community College ... [more]

Wranglers hosting basketball invitational Friday, Saturday

Dec 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Shoshoni boys and girls basketball teams host the annual Wrangler Invitational this Friday and Saturday. Four teams are invited all from the Class 1-A ... [more]