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The way it was: Rheumatic fever control -- 1957

Oct 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  Polio was a huge public health concern in the 1950s, but rheumatic fever wasn't far behind. As with many such illnesses, the public schools were a primary ... [more]

DEQ deputy appointed to agency's top position

Oct 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Todd Parfitt as the new director of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.
Parfitt is deputy director at DEQ ... [more]

Digest

Oct 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  College plans to boost grad number
SHERIDAN -- The Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees has endorsed a new strategic plan with ... [more]

Robert E. Thrailkill

Oct 28, 2012 - Staff:  Robert E. Thrailkill of Riverton died Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in Casper. He was 81 years old.
A memorial service was Saturday, Oct. 20, in Mesa, ... [more]

Shirley A. Robertson Carter

Oct 28, 2012 - Staff:  Shirley A. Robertson Carter, formerly of Wyoming, died Oct. 21, 2012. She was 71 years old.
Private services were held.
Shirley Ann Robertson was born Aug. ... [more]

John A. Balber

Oct 28, 2012 - Staff:  John A. Balber, 64, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at his home in Pavillion. According to his wishes cremation has taken place and no service is planned. ... [more]

Bighorn Sheep Center gala fundraiser Nov. 3 in Dubois

Oct 28, 2012 - Staff:  The National Bighorn Sheep Center marks its 19th annual fundraiser this Saturday, Nov. 3, with dinner auction and games at the Headwaters Arts and Conference ... [more]

Dubois explosive in 89-19 playoff victory over HEM; semis next

Oct 28, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  When you give up 71 points in the opening half of a football game the outcome is never in doubt. Hanna Elk Mountain make the trek to Dubois Friday afternoon to ... [more]

Wranglers claim fourth at 2-A state volleyball

Oct 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Wright knocked off Shoshoni High School twice in three days at the Class 2-A state volleyball tournament at the Casper Events Center. Shoshoni claimed ... [more]

Wolverines upset by Cody Broncs

Oct 28, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  "We decided to pack it in there and get after people. That full house that (former Cody) Coach McDougall ran forever. These kids have never seen it, and for ... [more]

Tiger spikers drop two straight at state tourney

Oct 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Newcastle eliminated Lander Valley High School from the Class 3-A state volleyball tournament Friday afternoon in a marathon match at the Casper ... [more]

No. 1 Powell too much for Lander in first-round of 3-A grid playoffs

Oct 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Powell started its bid for a second straight Class 3-A state football championship with a 36-0 victory over Lander Valley High School Friday night in Park ... [more]

Wranglers crushed by Southeast in miserable conditions

Oct 28, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Three Wranglers were knocked out of the game, two of them hospitalized.

YODER -- The scene was reminiscent of "Quest for Fire," with bands of Stone ... [more]

Rams get a win at 1-A state VB before elimination by Kaycee

Oct 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Dubois showed it belonged in the Class 1-A state volleyball tournament after posting a 1-2 record at the Casper Events Center.
The victory by the ... [more]

A crime against nature

Oct 28, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The killers of Hudson's moose are crooks who deserve harsh punishment

If there is such a thing as nature's law, then it has been broken repugnantly ... [more]

No good reason exists to merge Shoshoni schools with Riverton

Oct 28, 2012 - Ed Thomas, Kinnear:  Editor:
I am writing this to reply to the comments by Mr. Jorgenson of the Wyoming School Facilities Commission in Randy Tucker's article concerning closing ... [more]

Jerry Ford's relevance in 2012

Oct 28, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Because most U.S. presidents only reach that highest office after years, often a lifetime, of scheming, dreaming and toiling to get there, Gerald R. Ford may ... [more]

Mysteries of human memory

Oct 28, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  I can remember an obscure computer protocol from 30 years ago but sometimes can't recall the name of a friend standing right in front of me.

We ... [more]

WyomingAthletics.com Renamed GoWYO.com

Oct 26, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (Oct. 26, 2012) - The University of Wyoming Athletics Department has changed its website URL from WyomingAthletics.com to GoWYO.com. Fans will ... [more]

Justice Scalia entertains UW crowd

Oct 26, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Passing through Laramie after an unsuccessful antelope hunt, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia stopped at the University of Wyoming on ... [more]

Digest

Oct 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Hearing for kidnap suspect delayed
CODY -- The next court appearance for a Montana man suspected of abducting and assaulting an 11-year-old Wyoming ... [more]

Judge rules for government in bear mauling

Oct 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death suit that claimed negligence by federal researchers led to the fatal bear mauling of an Illinois ... [more]

Tight Senate race has Wall Street focus

Oct 26, 2012 - By Jim Puzzanghera. MCT News Service:  Incumbent Republican Scott Brown is challenged by Democrat Elizabeth Warren in Massacusetts for the seat long held by Ted Kennedy.

Wall Street's ... [more]

Volleyball sanctions

Oct 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Central Wyoming College is on the right track in responding to an embarrassment

There is no way to put a good face on Thursday's disclosure that ... [more]

Obamacare brought a nice financial surprise

Oct 26, 2012 - Kent Sidney, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't expect many people around here will like me saying this, but I have got to tell the truth about something.
I have a health insurance plan ... [more]

Equine professor named instructor of the year by CHA

Oct 26, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College equine professor Patti Stalley was named instructor of the year for 2012 through the Certified Horsemanship Association.
She was ... [more]

Foundation provides mentorship and scholarships

Oct 26, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The group�s director visits each recipient to offer advice and track the student�s progress.

Blaire Downey of Shoshoni said she was discouraged ... [more]

Three scholarships available to graduating high school seniors

Oct 26, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Community Foundation is pleased to announce three scholarship opportunities available to graduating high school seniors who are preparing to attend ... [more]

Crippen, Kehl to wed Dec. 1

Oct 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Cherrie and Tony Crippen are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Harvest Dawn Crippen to Adam Kristopher Kehl, the son of Jeff and Karen ... [more]

Douglas powerful in first-round volleyball win over Lander Tigers at 3-A tournament

Oct 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander played later Friday against Newcastle in the consolation bracket.

CASPER -- Douglas had too many weapons for Lander Valley High School to keep ... [more]