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Secession chatter getting attention, but idea is implausible in the extreme

Nov 30, 2012 - By James Rosen, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- In the three weeks since President Barack Obama's re-election victory, his most ardent foes -- nearly 1 million people from all 50 states -- have ... [more]

Food bank is certified and seeks donations

Nov 30, 2012 - Lloyd Eckstein, Riverton:  Editor:
With the holiday season upon us the Riverton Community Food Bank is looking for donations to help feed the hungry. It is more difficult than normal ... [more]

Digest

Nov 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snowstorm heading in
JACKSON -- Bad news for travelers but good news for skiers: A significant winter storm is headed into Wyoming this weekend.
The National ... [more]

Enzi says he won't necessarily adhere to Norquist tax pledge

Nov 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Sen. Mike Enzi is among the vast majority of House and Senate Republicans who have signed a pledge not to vote for any tax increases, but said it's ... [more]

Three dead in Casper College attack

Nov 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An attack at a community college in central Wyoming and another location nearby killed three people early Friday, including the attacker, police ... [more]

Students brush up on Constitution for state competition

Nov 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students enrolled in Riverton High School's senior college government course will travel to Casper on Monday to compete in this year's district-level We The ... [more]

Teens hurt in car wreck after chase

Nov 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two teenage boys were injured in a vehicle collision Saturday evening, reportedly after eluding law enforcement in Dubois.
Fremont County Sheriff's deputies ... [more]

Chaplain fired amid conduct allegations

Nov 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Catholic College took the action against the Rev. Stuart MacDonald.
 
Wyoming Catholic College officials said a chaplain was fired from the ... [more]

Three dead in Casper attack; one may be past Lander resident

Nov 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents had Casper College students and staff in mind on Friday after an attack resulted in the death of three people on and near the ... [more]

Colorado hands Cowgirls first loss of season

Nov 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BOULDER, Colo. - The University of Wyoming Cowgirls got a glimpse of Colorado's Chucky Jeffrey as a sophomore during the 2010 Women's National ... [more]

Pokes smother Gauchos for 64-40 road victory

Nov 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  Senior guard Luke Martinez scored 17 points to pace three Cowboys in double figures, as the University of Wyoming men's basketball earned its second-straight ... [more]

SHS boys hope for quality over quantity on hardwood

Nov 29, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The switch has taken place at Shoshoni High School, and the Wrangler boys have former girls coach Dan Martin taking the helm this season. Martin is a venerable ... [more]

Another win for Rustler men; CWC women defeated 51-42

Nov 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College passed its first men's basketball road test of the season Tuesday night with a 63-53 victory over Colorado Northwestern in Rangely, ... [more]

Wrangler girls among Class 2-A league hoop favorites

Nov 29, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Senior leadership will be a key this season, and Shoshoni has a talented group to draw from.

SHOSHONI -- Hopes are high this season for the ... [more]

Improving Cougar girls start hoops year on road

Nov 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  PAVILLION -- Wind River girls basketball coach Justin Walker is expecting his team to be competitive this year in the Class 2-A ranks and fighting for a state ... [more]

Today

Nov 29, 2012 - Staff:  Births
BRAACK

A son was born to Renae and Jonathan Braack, of Arapahoe, at 8:19 a.m. Oct. 17, 2012, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

James J. Milleson

Nov 29, 2012 - Staff:  James J. Milleson, of Lander, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Lander Valley Medical Center. He was 88 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, ... [more]

Helen B. Regan

Nov 29, 2012 - Staff:  Helen B. Regan, formerly of Lander, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at the Fallon County Medical Center in Baker, Mont., after battling a longterm illness. She ... [more]

Businesses of all sizes can market to the government

Nov 29, 2012 - By Natasha Stahla:  Question -- "Can you please provide information explaining how I can market my business to the federal government?"
Wes, Cody
Answer -- If you are ... [more]

New Riverton store provides secondhand furniture

Nov 29, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The store's owners clean and repair inventory before sending it out to the front show room.

When customers make a purchase at Riverton's newest ... [more]

CWC either knew about ineligible player, or should have

Nov 29, 2012 - Jim Debrandt, Riverton:  Editor:
After reading the letter to the editor from Richard May commenting on the volleyball team penalty and probation for having a professional player on ... [more]

Memories and meaning in a box

Nov 29, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  Operation Christmas Child provided the avenue

What do you think about Black Friday reaching back into Blue Thursday (otherwise known as Thanksgiving) ... [more]

Scandal-seeking

Nov 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Reverence for David Petraeus has painted his tempted critics into corner

The curious case of retired Gen. David Petraeus has Washington's ... [more]

Digest

Nov 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Deer comment to be extended
PINEDALE -- The public is getting more time to comment on a plan to improve habitat in the Sublette Mule Deer Herd ... [more]

State buyers flocked to Colorado for lottery chance

Nov 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents flocked to Colorado to buy Powerball tickets in hope of winning the record $587 million jackpot.
It's very unlikely that ... [more]

Grizzly bear shooter was Dubois man

Nov 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- An elk hunter who said he was close by when other hunters killed a grizzly in Grand Teton National Park last week described hearing a volley of ... [more]

State inspected more than 38K boats

Nov 29, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming conducted more than 38,600 boat inspections this summer under a program that aims to keep undesirable mussels and other invasive species ... [more]

Family Planning providing free HIV testing

Nov 29, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Family Planning will offer free HIV testing Friday in recognition of World AIDS Day, which takes place Saturday this year.
Heidi Stearns with ... [more]

Tribe wants judge to revisit eagle situation

Nov 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming Indian tribe is asking a federal judge to reconsider a recent ruling that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted properly in ... [more]

Riverton hosts state drama fest

Nov 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  It serves as the state culminating event for high school drama.

The Wyoming State Drama Festival began Thursday when high school students from ... [more]