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Bid process flawed, but airport roof fix to proceed

Jun 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The city advertised for bids on fixing the roof, but the bid packages contained different warranty terms -- one for 15 years and one for 20 years.

The ... [more]

Digest

Jun 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Assistant gets UWPD post
LARAMIE -- A veteran member of the University of Wyoming Police Department has been promoted to chief of police.
Mike Samp has ... [more]

Tiny town on evac alert for fire

Jun 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Hundreds of campers had to evacuate, and Guernsey State Park remains closed.

GUERNSEY -- Residents of Hartville have been placed on alert for possible ... [more]

Man leads troopers on wild car chase

Jun 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Colorado man led Wyoming state troopers on a wild high-speed chase along two interstates and into the prairie before he was finally captured, ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Thanks, Ma
When the supplier of our daily weather forecast map and statistics sent its graphics package Saturday, it called for a cloudy, damp day ... [more]

Expect ripples if health law nixed

Jun 12, 2012 - By Ricardo Alfonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- It sounds like a silver lining. Even if the Supreme Court overturns President Barack Obama's health care law, employers can keep offering popular ... [more]

'Sneaking' onto ballot as write-in is a 'trick'

Jun 12, 2012 - Mary Claren, Riverton:  Editor:
I totally agree with Mr. Peck's editorial recently talking about how people try to sneak onto the ballot for the general election by not filing for ... [more]

Janice Leah Sun Rhodes

Jun 12, 2012 - Staff:  Janice Leah Sun Rhodes, 54, died Thursday, June 7, 2012.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the Blue Sky Hall in Ethete with burial to ... [more]

Today

Jun 12, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
DIXON

Former Lander resident, Lillian E. Dixon, 94, died Friday, June 8, at the Margaret T. Morris Center in Prescott, Ariz. Cremation has ... [more]

After tough early season Scheick rebounds in team roping

Jun 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Matthew Scheick has always attended the College National Finals Rodeo at the Casper Events as a spectator.
This week, the Sheridan College sophomore from ... [more]

Krassin ready for second go in steer wrestling

Jun 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riley Krassin is making a return trip to the College National Finals Rodeo this week at the Casper Events Center.
Krassin was selected from Casper College ... [more]

Ivy League opportunity for RHS Hannah Svilar

Jun 10, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Hannah Svilar could almost throw the discus from her home in Riverton's Big Wyoming addition to the parking lot at Riverton High School. She'll have a little ... [more]

Wyoming football prep stars prepare for Laramie after Saturday Shrine Bowl

Jun 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER (AP) -- Josh Teeter's choice was, quite simply, academic.
With academic scholarships taking care of tuition at the University of Wyoming, the Laramie ... [more]

Pokes tell Shyatt he's good till '17

Jun 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming has extended the contract of men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt by one year.
Shyatt's contract now runs through the 2016-17 ... [more]

City thinks twice about accepting county land offer

Jun 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has rejected an offer of free land next to Jaycee Park and will not accept the proposal unless it includes an additional two ... [more]

Flywheelers put on their annual show in Shoshoni

Jun 10, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Looking at the many people gathered Saturday morning at East Park in Shoshoni for the Don Layton Memorial Antique Engine and Tractor Show, Dave Stark could see ... [more]

Police departments say Taser is safe, but rules examined

Jun 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton chief of police Mike Broadhead said his department's policy on using the weapon has been revised.

The American Heart Associa-tion warned ... [more]

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]