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WIHS Class of 2012 gets laptops

Jun 10, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Twenty-three Wyoming Indian High School seniors graduated May 20 in a ceremony that included encouragement from State Superintendent of Public Instruct-ion ... [more]

Digest

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Tribal hazmat training available
Tribal members interested in hazardous materials handling training can sign up for the weeklong program happening June ... [more]

Lummis invites college students, graduates to be interns

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., is seeking college students and recent graduates interested in experiencing the federal government's legislative branch ... [more]

CWC prof gets award for distance education

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College professor Angel Sparkman earned a Master Distance Educator Award at the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium spring conference held ... [more]

State wildlife trust meeting June 14 in Riverton

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust will meet on Thursday, June 14, in Riverton to allocate funding for proposed projects.
The meeting begins at ... [more]

Celebrate tie hacks at Dubois smorgasbord

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  The meal is served Saturday, June 16, at the Headwaters center.

A major annual Dubois tradition is coming that stirs appetites all around.
The ... [more]

Vets will rumble through Lander

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  Two motorcycle clubs have made plans for a large rally in the Lander area next month.
Vietnam Vets and Legacy Vets motorcycle clubs based throughout Wyoming ... [more]

Fun in Lander -- 1992

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  Lander organized the fourth annual Popo Agie Rendezvous just before the start of summer in 1992, featuring a variety of exhibitions, competitions, trading ... [more]

Luella M. Logan

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  Luella M. Logan of Rock Springs died Monday, June 4, 2012, at her home. She was 81.
She was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs and the mother of Velara ... [more]

Cindy M. Trannum

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  A memorial service will be later in Riverton for Cindy M. (Lehto) Trannum, 46, who died Monday, May 21, 2012, in Anchor-age, Alaska.
Cindy Marie Lehto was ... [more]

James Warren Taylor

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  Former Lander resident James Warren Taylor died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Rolette, N.D.
He was born on April 26, 1943, in Kingman, Ariz., and was a graduate ... [more]

Martha Atherley

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Martha Atherley, 82, died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at the Life Care Center of Littleton, Colo.
Following her wishes, cremation has ... [more]

I'm trying my hand with potatoes

Jun 10, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  I planted a dozen Yukon Gold seed potatoes in the middle of each tire.

In anticipation of some extra time next fall, I built an insulated addition ... [more]

Coroner is right on decal issue

Jun 10, 2012 - Mike Schierkolk, Riverton:  Editor:
I have been reading the wasted- space articles covering the head butting and pushing around of our county coroner by the power hungry Fremont County ... [more]

Eyes wide open - The Atlantic City trash flap

Jun 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Atlantic City trash station flap probably as the shape of things to come.
Fremont County is on a long, difficult road toward solvency in its trash ... [more]

Prepare for a new negativity record

Jun 10, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels was characteristically candid when speaking to the Indianapolis Star's Matthew Tully on the nasty tone and shortage of ... [more]

Baker joins Simpson, Linnan in Shrine Bowl

Jun 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Mitchell Baker of Dubois was getting a little worried when had hadn't received a phone call during April to play in the annual Shrine Bowl football game.
The ... [more]

Childers, King pitch Raiders past Rawlins

Jun 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Raider Gerald Childers found out just minutes before the first American Legion baseball doubleheader game that he would be the starting pitcher.
Childers took ... [more]

Cards atop Little League majors at halfway mark

Jun 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Midway through the 2012 Riverton Little League baseball season, the Cardinals have built a two-game advantage in the five-team division.
The Cardinals are ... [more]

Good beginning for downtown market; more produce to come

Jun 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Organizers of the downtown farmers market are pleased with how things are going. Market coordinator Sherry Shelley said turnout for the weekly event has been ... [more]

Begging for a trash solution

Jun 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Residents tell impacts of cutbacks at trash station

After 16 years, Rick Couey could lose his Bureau of Land Management contracts for collecting and ... [more]

'Preserve' trumping 'improve' in WyDOT fund squeeze

Jun 8, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The statewide picture given by Wyoming Department of Transportation staff was the same as last year's report: Preservation is the department's focus in ... [more]

Grizzly spotted near Lander; second recent sighting

Jun 8, 2012 - Staff:  For the second time in recent memory, a grizzly bear has been sighted in the southern Wind River Mountains west of Lander.
The Wyoming Game and Fish ... [more]

Bison back after roundup

Jun 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana livestock officials have finished hazing several hundred bison back into Yellowstone National Park to keep the wild animals from ... [more]

Powerful storms damage homes

Jun 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A rare quarter-mile-wide tornado cut a swath across mainly open country in southeastern Wyoming, ripping off roofs and shingles, destroying ... [more]

Digest

Jun 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Firefighters work to secure blaze
CHEYENNE -- Firefighters have contained about 15 percent of a 6,500-acre wildfire burning in the Medicine Bow National ... [more]

The insurance legals

Jun 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  They illustrate fully that the local paper is an effective conduit for the public notices 

Last year at about this time, we published the following ... [more]

Could Dems retake Congress?

Jun 8, 2012 - By Jean Merl and Richard Simon, MCT News Service:  Maybe, but California setup illustrates the hurdles

LOS ANGELES -- California's new elections system and redrawn political maps have surprisingly ... [more]

Separate bananas to slow their ripening

Jun 8, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  An Internet friend has provided me with some more of those "useful tips" to share with readers:
- Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If ... [more]

Achievers

Jun 8, 2012 - Staff:  Maj. Urish completes 12 years of military service
Maj. Luke Urish grew up in Lander and graduated from LVHS in 1996 and the United States Air Force ... [more]