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Vets' gun rights a sticky issue

Dec 4, 2012 - By Kevin Freking, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON � Should veterans deemed too mentally incompetent to handle their own financial affairs be prevented from buying a gun?
The issue, for a time ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Calendar double-check
Is this early December or late March? The weekend�s weather could have passed for either � windy, sunny and dry, with ... [more]


Dec 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Mead would cut $11.4M from UW
LARAMIE � The University of Wyoming would see its state funding cut by about $11.4 million under Gov. Matt Mead�s ... [more]

Poll: Residents favor higher tax for the rich

Dec 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE � A University of Wyoming poll shows that residents of the state support raising tax rates on people who earn more than $250,000.
Of 668 Wyoming ... [more]

Memorial on campus for victims in Nov. 30 Casper College killings

Dec 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER � A memorial service at Casper College will honor the victims of a grisly murder-suicide that happened on campus last week.
The memorial is scheduled ... [more]

Campus killer blamed dad for Asperger's

Dec 4, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Christopher Krumm killed his father, a former Lander resident, and a Casper woman before committing suicide Friday.

A man who killed his father, a ... [more]

College VPs hear student views on arts, housing, coursework

Dec 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College students had the chance to express their opinions about the school during the first-ever "Let Your Voice Be Heard" event on the ... [more]

City approves Gardens North assessment, eyes modular school building

Dec 4, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council adopted Resolution No. 1262 on Tuesday, which would help ensure property owners pay assessment costs for the Gardens North Special ... [more]

Arrest expected soon in fatal hit-and-run

Dec 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials say they are waiting for autopsy results before they name the woman who died early Monday after an apparent hit-and-run accident in the parking lot ... [more]

Fresh off upset victory over Colorado, Pokes play at Illinois State

Dec 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming men�s basketball team is in a mind-over-matter part of its season, something it will have to get used to when conference play ... [more]

Lawyers or insurance companies may end football as we know it

Dec 4, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Earlier this year, the Detroit Free Press reported, National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell urged youth football players to make sure to speak up ... [more]

Big night for CWC post player in women's win

Dec 4, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Freshman Stephanie Smith recorded a triple-double for Central Wyoming College in a 72-45 victory over the Jamestown College junior varsity women�s basketball ... [more]

Three RHS wrestlers reach finals in Evanston

Dec 4, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School began its 2012-13 wrestling journey Saturday, placing fourth in the team standings at the Evanston Invitational.
The two-day tournament ... [more]

Pokes Earn Come-from-Behind 81-67 Win over Redbirds

Dec 4, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Normal, Ill. � After trailing by as many as 19 points early in the second half, the University of Wyoming men�s basketball team closed the game with a 36-7 ... [more]

UW Men Face Tough Road Test at Illinois State on Tuesday

Dec 3, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - Fresh off an upset of a top-25 team, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team goes right back to work on Tuesday. The 8-0 Cowboys are ... [more]

Veterans receive Quilts of Valor

Dec 2, 2012 - Staff:  Chestine Brohm gave Paul Christensen a donated quilt during the annual Quilts of Valor event Nov. 13 at the VFW in Riverton. Christensen, a World War ... [more]

Santa visits CWC wagon rides

Dec 2, 2012 - Staff:  Two-year-old Sterling Baker of Lander gave Santa (Frank Enos) a look of uncertainty as he took a wagon ride with friend Anyssa Perez during the Central Wyoming ... [more]

No saw? No axe? No problem

Dec 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  When some sorority girls needed a Christmas tree, I rose to the occasion.

Two outings I took into the wilderness a long time ago were separated by 15 ... [more]

After Obama, Dems have an age problem

Dec 2, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Barack Obama's re-election means that, for the next four years, the face of the Democratic Party will be its vigorous 51-year-old president.
Beyond Obama, ... [more]

Drivers have a responsibility themselves and to others

Dec 2, 2012 - Father Hugo L. Blotsky, Thermopolis:  Editor:
Leonard Moss, a member of St. Stephen's Mission and a medicine man on the Wind River Indian Reservation, and I held a purifying ceremony to cleanse ... [more]


Dec 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The county is in no hurry to hug the feds on flood prevention, but there's not much to fear

No one could ever accuse Fremont County of rushing into a ... [more]

Mixed performance for SHS boys in first three

Dec 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Wrangler dominated one opponent, lost a close game, and were routed in a third.

Shoshoni picked up one win but dropped two more in their first ... [more]

Solid beginning for SHS girls with 2-1 showing

Dec 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Opening weekend with a new coach and a new offense can be tough, but the Shoshoni girls didn't show many symptoms of that as they rolled to a 2-1 finish in ... [more]

Knell kicks his way to all-conference honors

Dec 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The former Lander Valley High School standout will play in two postseason all-star games.

Rocky Mountain College kicker Nick Knell of Lander ended ... [more]

Cougar girls take three straight to open season

Dec 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  You couldn't ask for a better start to the basketball season for the Wind River girls.
The Lady Cougars rolled through the competition in the Big Horn Basin ... [more]

Win over 2-A state-champ Lovell highlights weekend for LVHS girls

Dec 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School's girls kept their opponents under 60 points Saturday to walk away with a 2-1 record at the Riverton Invitational.
The Tigers edged ... [more]

After downing Lander, Riverton girls lose next two on weekend

Dec 2, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Fresh off a season-opening 55-41 win over Worland on Thursday night, the Riverton Lady Wolverines gained their second win of the early season with a 50-42 ... [more]

Tiger boys beat Lovell and Worland

Dec 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After suffering a 25-point setback Friday night to Riverton High School on Friday night, the Lander Valley High School boys basketball team bounced back to win ... [more]

Perfect start for RHS boys

Dec 2, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton 4-0 after beating Lander, two others

The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team continued its pre-conference demolition of Class 3-A ... [more]

County hears plan to improve Green Mountain rec facilities

Dec 2, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Recreation Board has a tentative renovation plan in place for the Green Mountain picnic area. The upgrade could be complete by next fall, ... [more]