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Skaters take the lead on improving Riverton City Park

Dec 11, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  There is no question that Riverton City Park is a beautiful place. But it is not perceived as a safe place for our kids.
And the stunner here is that our kids ... [more]

Lavonne Roanhorse

Dec 11, 2012 - Staff:  Lavonne Roanhorse died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Wyoming Medical Center. She was 60 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services were Monday, Dec. 10, at ... [more]

Gale Gordon

Dec 11, 2012 - Staff:  Gale Gordon, of Riverton, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 92 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be a ... [more]

Mildred M. Case

Dec 11, 2012 - Staff:  Mildred M. Case, formerly of Fremont County, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Pioneer Manor in Gillette. She was 91 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 ... [more]


Dec 11, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths

Crystal K. Mabbitt, 62, longtime Fremont County resident, died Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Cremation has ... [more]

Mead gives budget plans to lawmakers

Dec 11, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead told state lawmakers on Monday that it's time to come up with a stable source of funding for Wyoming highways. He said if they won't ... [more]

Non-profits ought to pay more for their postage

Dec 11, 2012 - Terry Rehak, Worland:  Editor:
It is little wonder that the postal service continues to lose money. First-class postage is currently 45 cents and will rise to 46 cents next January. ... [more]

Disdain spreads at edge of 'cliff'

Dec 11, 2012 - By Steve People, The Associated Press:  HOOKSETT, N.H. -- Fear and frustration course through the lunch crowd at Robie's Country Store and Deli, a popular outpost 500 miles from where Washington is ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Long hours
Speaking literally, these are the darkest days of the year. An old newsroom duty was the necessity of typing up the daily weather forecast, ... [more]


Dec 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Flu seasons gain strength
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's early flu season is getting more intense. State health officials recorded more than three times more flu ... [more]

Montana halts wolf hunt near park

Dec 11, 2012 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  Five wolves wearing radio transmitter collars have been killed near the Yellowstone National Park border near Gardiner, Mont.

BILLINGS, Mont. -- ... [more]

Big drilling project proposed for Red Desert area

Dec 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The proposal covers an area that has more than 3,000
natural gas wells already.

RAWLINS -- The Bureau of Land Management is taking public comment on ... [more]

Thursday meeting addresses hunt/fish changes

Dec 11, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Game and Fish commission must approve the new rules, most of which deal with how the agency sells licenses, for them to take effect. ... [more]

Prison term in shooting of Arapaho man

Dec 11, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A northern New Mexico man has been sentenced to 41 years in prison for charges related to the death of a Wyoming man.
Federal prosecutors say 22-year-old Carl ... [more]

Three under arrest for killing four moose illegally

Dec 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three people were arrested this week in connection with the four moose that were found poached in October north of Hudson on private land within the boundaries ... [more]

Panel formed to advise city on use of 1 percent money

Dec 11, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fix Our Roads Citizen Committee has been established by the Riverton City Council, and members are being sought.
Anyone interested in discussing and ... [more]

Witnesses report downed plane near Dubois

Dec 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating the possibility that an aircraft may have crashed south of Dubois on Sunday afternoon. Crews have been ... [more]

Jaeger wins 138-pound match at Zach Parish Duals

Dec 9, 2012 - Staff:  Shoshoni's JD Jaeger, top, won a 138-pound match, defeating Lyman's Devin Fenus during Saturday's Zach Parish Duals in Wrangler ... [more]

Awake to sound of December rain

Dec 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Could it have had anything to do with George Bailey?

I caught the last few minutes of the classic Christmas film "It's a Wonderful Life" late last ... [more]

Call me a 'college' dropout

Dec 9, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  It's time to do away with the undemocratic Electoral College.

Shortly after the cooling of the Earth, I, then a much younger man, worked in two ... [more]

State lost a leader and role model in Myles McGinnis

Dec 9, 2012 - Bob Budd, Cheyenne:  Editor:
Somewhere on a high ridge in the Wyoming Range, I lost a great friend and mentor. Worse, all of Wyoming lost a leader, a friend, and a role ... [more]

A tax upon us

Dec 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our conservative state is looking at a 10-cent tax on gasoline, just as it ought to

"Those tax-and-spend liberals are at it again. Now they want to ... [more]

RHS girls fall twice on north road trip

Dec 9, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines took their first road trip of the season and almost pulled out a hard-fought victory Friday against the Buffalo Lady Bison, ... [more]

WIHS girls win two straight in Montana

Dec 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian's girls basketball team is unbeaten in Montana this season but dropped its opening game to Lovell on the way north to the Montana Holiday Class ... [more]

Wrangler girls cold from stripe in split with Burns, Lingle-Ft. Laramie

Dec 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Shooting in a foreign gym can sometimes be a challenge, even at the free-throw line. Shoshoni's girls experienced that but still picked up a split Friday night ... [more]

No losses yet for Cougar girls after downing Rocky

Dec 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Lady Cougars are 5-0 after winning their home opener over Rocky Mountain 64-54.
They take their unbeaten streak to Big Horn County next weekend ... [more]

Wrangler boys go to overtime twice in weekend tournament

Dec 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni rode almost all the way to Nebraska this weekend for three games in the Burns Tournament, and two of those ended in overtime.
Saturday, the Wranglers ... [more]

Rough outing for Cougs to start home basketball season

Dec 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Friday's loss drops the Cougars to 0-5 on the season with tough challenge coming this weekend at Tongue River and Big Horn.

It was another long ... [more]

Casper College sweeps CWC hoops

Dec 9, 2012 - Staff:  Casper College won a 64-60 battle Saturday night over Central Wyoming College at Thunderbird Gym in Casper, winning an early critical Region IX men's ... [more]

Chiefs endure a cold start to down Montana opponent

Dec 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Sometimes it all comes down to defense.
Wyoming Indian survived a rare cold shooting spell Friday against Brockton, Mont., to advance to the finals of the ... [more]