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State schools chief goes on offense against legislators

Jan 11, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Battling to preserve the authority of her position in the face of legislation aimed at stripping it from her, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy ... [more]

Cowboys play at Nevada on Saturday afternoon

Jan 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  After falling from the ranks of the undefeated, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team looks to return to its winning ways on Saturday when the ... [more]

Fun weekend ahead for pro football fans

Jan 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  During the National Football League regular season, I predicted the Baltimore Ravens would win the Super Bowl this year.
Don't worry, Denver Broncos fans, I ... [more]

RHS to Powell in hardwood doubleheader

Jan 11, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's the last weekend of non-conference play for the Wolverines.

With one last weekend of non-conference play and snowy travel ahead, both the ... [more]

2-A mat powers converge for Don Runner

Jan 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Matches started Friday afternoon, with the finals Friday afternoon set for around noon Saturday at Wind River High School.

Wind River wrestling ... [more]


Jan 11, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths

Susie Barr, 30, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at her home in Casper. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, ... [more]

Boise State drills 3-pointer at buzzer to edge Pokes 63-61

Jan 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE - The best 3-point shooter in the Mountain West showed it, and the result was the University of Wyoming's first loss of the season.
Junior guard Jeff ... [more]

Wolverines swimmers to Cheyenne for meets

Jan 10, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With the season nearly halfway complete, the Riverton Wolverine boys swim team is amping up its training schedule and will compete in two meets in Cheyenne ... [more]

Central women edged 72-68 by No. 23 Sheridan College

Jan 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Next up for the Rustlers is a nine-hour bus ride to Miles City, Mont.

Central Wyoming College women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg wasn't ... [more]

Rustler steady down the stretch in win over Sheridan College

Jan 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Davion Pearson was held scoreless until he hit four free throws in the final two minutes, and teammate Roozario Wiggins put in another one as Central Wyoming ... [more]

Study reveals shifts in ancient population tied to changes in moisture, temperature

Jan 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  During the past 13,000 years, Wyoming's Big Horn Basin has experienced significant increases in population growth -- due primarily to periods of high effective ... [more]


Jan 10, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths

Patrick Luke Chavez, 37, of Arapahoe, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Ramona Lee Richards Doidge

Jan 10, 2013 - Staff:  Ramona "Gigi" Lee Richards Doidge died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Pueblo, Colo., at the Primrose Retirement Community. She was 75 years old.
A celebration of ... [more]

Rita Nadine Harrington

Jan 10, 2013 - Staff:  Rita Nadine Harrington died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Kindred Hospital of Denver.
Services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Presbyterian Church with ... [more]

Patrick L. 'Big Pat' Chavez

Jan 10, 2013 - Staff:  Patrick L. "Big Pat" Chavez, of Arapahoe, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 37 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 ... [more]

Benny Tillman

Jan 10, 2013 - Staff:  Benny Tillman died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was 77 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at noon ... [more]

High school organization awarded grant to launch engraving business

Jan 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  PINE BLUFFS -- Some students at Pine Bluffs Junior-Senior High are getting a hands-on lesson in business.
Students in the school's chapter of the Future ... [more]

Consistency needed when building a group's 'brand'

Jan 10, 2013 - By Brett Housholder:  Question -- "I always hear about how important it is to 'build my brand,' but I have never gotten a clear definition of what a brand or branding is. How ... [more]

Burma Road project being considered for award

Jan 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County's Burma Road Reconstruction project was completed in March 2012 and is being considered for the Wyoming Engineering Society's Project of the ... [more]

The problem is the person, not the gun

Jan 10, 2013 - Dennis Koppenhafer, Shoshoni:  Editor:
Have to respond to the article in your Dec. 27 edition by Betty Starks Case regarding gun control. I too deplore the deaths of 20 children and six ... [more]

County settles on plan for vehicle decals

Jan 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The issue of vehicle decals continues to occupy the Fremont County Commission. The county board at its Jan. 8 meeting ran into disagreement as it decided the ... [more]

County educators, lawmakers wary of rushed ed initiatives

Jan 10, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature is expected to re-evaluate a timeline it approved two years ago regarding the state's education accountability system. The possibility ... [more]

New council sworn in; Mahoney given strong send-off

Jan 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The first Riverton City Council meeting of the year was also the last for Diana Mahoney, Ward 1 representative.
"I accepted the challenge that the mayor put ... [more]

Loopholes and earmarks are alive and well in new fiscal cliff bill

Jan 10, 2013 - By The Miami Herald:  Last month, a survey by Indiana University's Center on Congress found that a mere 9 percent of those in a recent poll approved of Congress's job performance -- ... [more]


Jan 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Colorado eyes new drilling regs
DENVER -- In a decision begin watched closely Wyoming and surrounding states, Colorado regulators gave initial approval ... [more]

Attitude is everything

Jan 10, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  We're better when we tune in to our positives

I used to approach the desk of then-editor Dave Perry with, "Dave, I've been thinking."
In feigned ... [more]

Once on the rocks, UW geology museum reopens after upgrade

Jan 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- After its first makeover in nearly 60 years, the University of Wyoming's Geological Museum is ready to reopen to the public.
While much of the work ... [more]

The PIT count

Jan 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The objective is to enumerate the homeless in Fremont County

Winter is a poignant time to count the homeless. At no other time of year is their ... [more]

State's gasoline cost second-lowest in U.S.

Jan 10, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- It's a good time to be a motorist in Wyoming, with the Cowboy State enjoying some of the cheapest gasoline in the nation.
With a statewide price ... [more]

Bill would gut state superintendent's role in education

Jan 10, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The role of the statewide elected superintendent of public instruction would be greatly reduced under a proposed bill that would remove the ... [more]