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Bigger bomber training zone would include Wyoming

Nov 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Any given location across a sprawling area of the Northern Plains could see up to nine low-altitude overflights by military aircraft annually ... [more]

The Ferguson diagram

Nov 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There are lessons there for everyone about what to do, and what not to

From a thousand-mile distance we in Wyoming have watched the unfolding ... [more]

Wonderful guide dog could use some antlers for chewing

Nov 30, 2014 - Bob Funk, Riverton:  Editor:
I have been very fortunate in my 77 years to get to fly many, many miles across this Earth in a commercial airlines jet. I love it.
The roar of the ... [more]

RHS Wolverine Fullerton is football Player of the Year

Nov 30, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Wolverine senior quarterback and defensive back Brandon Fullerton has been named the Fremont County football player of the year by the sports staff of ... [more]

Some are more equal than others

Nov 30, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  How is it that one man's "socialism" is another man's "economic development"?

There is a sign near the checkout counter at Jiffy Rental that depicts ... [more]

New Mexico holds off Wyoming 36-30

Nov 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Carlos Wiggins returned a kickoff 97 yards for the game-winning touchdown late in the third on Saturday and New Mexico's defense held on ... [more]

Library showing 'Of Mice and Men'

Nov 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library will transmit the National Theatre's live production of "Of Mice and Men" at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room.
Donations are $10 for ... [more]

Coach of the Year honors to Patterson

Nov 30, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  A science teacher at Riverton High School, Patterson has coached high school sports for 23 years.

In just his second season at the helm of the ... [more]

Player of the Year honors again for RHS's Ridgway

Nov 30, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For the second time, Kiley Ridgway, Riverton High School's middle blocker, has been named the Fremont County volleyball Player of the Year by the sports staffs ... [more]

The way it was: Atlantic City mine - 1971

Nov 30, 2014 - Staff:  Wyoming business leaders in both the public and private sectors are exploring the possibility of mining iron ore in the southern Wind River Mountains again. ... [more]

Trouble in our medicine cabinets

Nov 28, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Prescription drug abuse is a costly problem in Wyoming

Sometimes the biggest problems are standing right there in front you.
Take the case of ... [more]

Business Ready program ought to become more self-reliant, planner says

Nov 28, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, Tribune News Service:  The leader of Wyoming's economic development agency wants a key business recruitment program to be less reliant on state funds.
Shawn Reese, CEO and president ... [more]

Spend a few bucks locally

Nov 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It will make the holiday season brighter

This Christmas season, don't forget your local merchants.
They certainly have not forgotten you. In fact, ... [more]

Lander saddle comes home

Nov 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The item was made by John P. Buckley, a prominent Lander saddle maker in the early 1900s.

One of the most important business' in a rural Wyoming ... [more]

Illness claims prison inmate

Nov 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  TORRINGTON -- The Wyoming Department of Corrections says an inmate at the medium-security prison in Torrington has died after a lengthy illness.
Department ... [more]

Famed chef Trotter's widow boosts culinary program at college

Nov 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The widow of a world-renowned chef wants to honor her husband's memory through the Central Wyoming College culinary and hospitality program in ... [more]

Today

Nov 28, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HALLAM

A daughter was born to Kelsey Hallam of Riverton at 9:02 p.m. Sept. 17 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

Young man's assistance during cold weather was 'a godsend'

Nov 28, 2014 - Clarke Van Vleet:  Editor:
I would like to thank a very nice gentleman for helping on a recent Tuesday evening when it was so terribly cold.
We were at the Wind River Casino, ... [more]

Dubois Rams fill the all-state list in 1-A 6-man football

Nov 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  David Trembly is the West coach of the year, and Rowan Hawk is the West defensive player of the year.

The Dubois Rams won two out of the three ... [more]

Prize winners in student nature photography contest on display

Nov 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Winning artwork from the Nature Conservancy of Wyoming's sixth annual "I Believe in Conservation" high school photography contest will be on display through ... [more]

Three killed in rollover near Gillette

Nov 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Authorities say three people were killed in a single-vehicle crash in northern Wyoming.
According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, 42-year-old Willie ... [more]

Digest

Nov 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man denies he had meth at day care site
CODY -- A Powell man has denied charges that he kept methamphetamine at his house, endangered children at the ... [more]

Roadside elk hunting draws criticism from park visitors

Nov 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Sportsmen advocates and others are challenging Grand Teton National Park to change its regulations after a coordinated elk drive last week led to a ... [more]

Legislators to eye plan on expanded Medicaid

Nov 28, 2014 - By Trevor Brown. Tribune News Service and wire reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is urging state lawmakers to pass a new proposal that would extend health insurance to an estimated 17,600 low-income ... [more]

State, industry study prospect of mining Atlantic City ore again

Nov 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Once the largest private-sector employer in the Lander area, the mine has been out of operation for more than three decades.

More than 30 years after ... [more]

Cowboys jump back into action

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming men's basketball team continues a busy stretch of four games in eight days by hosting Stetson on Wednesday at 7 p.m. MT ... [more]

Two all-staters, four more all-conference for Wind River FB

Nov 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Six Wind River High School Cougar football players have recognized with postseason awards.
Zach Noffsinger and Robert Buline represent WRHS on the Class 1-A ... [more]

Rustler men fade late in game, fall by 9 to LCCC

Nov 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In an early season junior college men's basketball rematch, the Laramie County Community College Golden Eagles overcame a sluggish start Tuesday night to pull ... [more]

County EMS partners with local groups to collect toys

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County EMS is partnering with Central Bank and Trust and the Community Food Bank of St. Thomas Episcopal Church to collect toys for children in need ... [more]

Snow, cold weather raise pipe, roof risks

Nov 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The sudden onset of unseasonably cold weather in Fremont County earlier led to frozen pipes and other complications at residences and businesses.
Winter ... [more]