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'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]

Ross, Watts to wed June 23

Jun 8, 2012 - Staff:  Blaze and Harlie Cowee are pleased to announce the engagement of their mother, Roni Colleen Ross, to Robert Jack Watts.
The future bride is the daughter of ... [more]

CWC professor wins educator award

Jun 8, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College professor Angel Sparkman was presented with a Master Distance Educator Award at the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium spring ... [more]

Clifford P. Burns Jr.

Jun 8, 2012 - Staff:  Clifford P. "Cliff" Burns Jr., 75, of Riverton, died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Cremation has taken place and funeral services are ... [more]

John R. Mazet

Jun 8, 2012 - Staff:  John R. Mazet, 85, of Riverton, died Thursday, May 31, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton.
In accordance with his wishes, there will be no ... [more]

Levi Loyd Minard

Jun 8, 2012 - Staff:  Former Fremont County resident Levi L. Minard, 88, of Ingram, Texas, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in a hospital in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Memorial services ... [more]

Brandon L. Eagle

Jun 8, 2012 - Staff:  Brandon L. Eagle, 30, of the Eastern Shoshone tribe, died Friday, May 25, 2012.
Funeral services were Saturday, June 2, at the Round Valley United Church in ... [more]

Today

Jun 8, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BURNS

Clifford P. "Cliff" Burns Jr., 75, of Riverton, died Thursday, June 7, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Cremation has taken place and ... [more]

Women head to CNFR

Jun 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lady Rustler Devin Nicholls will continue to compete in the sport at Tarleton State (Texas) University next year.

Traci Hinman, Jacalyn Walker, ... [more]

Ragan added to star roster

Jun 7, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Kristi Ragan, a Class 3-A all-state performer in volleyball, basketball and track for Lander Valley High School, has been added to the roster for this ... [more]

Arapahoe youth rodeo Saturday

Jun 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Arapaho Nation Rodeo Association's latest youth rodeo this Saturday reflects the goal of its organizers to help children on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

City trying to thin out weed control issues

Jun 7, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A lengthy discussion about weed removal made up the majority of the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday.
City staff recommended to the council that the ... [more]

State income running ahead of projections

Jun 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's revenues are accumulating slightly ahead of projections for the fiscal year that ends this month, but state officials are still bracing ... [more]

Law enforcement preps for reduced trash hours

Jun 7, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Authorities are concerned about illegal dumping and theft of services.

In preparation for slashing hours at rural waste transfer stations countywide, ... [more]

Shoshoni hears detail on new school planning

Jun 7, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The $45 million for construction would comes from state accounts, not the local tax base.

Fremont County School District 24 patrons are getting their ... [more]

Medicine Bow fire reaches 3,500 acres; better-trained crews on the way to the site

Jun 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday called on more experienced fire managers and crews to fight a wildfire in the Medicine Bow National Forest in ... [more]

UW, CSU heads affirm intention to sell big ranch

Jun 7, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The presidents of the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University have met and reaffirmed plans to sell a 50,000-acre ranch in southeast ... [more]

In China, Gov. Matt Mead tours coal projects

Jun 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is touring Chinese facilities that use advanced technologies to produce different forms of fuel and other products from coal.
Mead ... [more]

Digest

Jun 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Heavy storms in southeast
CHEYENNE -- Up to 2 inches of rain and hail bigger than golf balls pounded parts of southeastern Wyoming on Wednesday night ... [more]

One year to the next

Jun 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Outsiders who visited during last year's wet spring and this year's dry one would be astonished

What a difference a year can make.
Twelve months ... [more]

Wadda generated great respect around the state

Jun 7, 2012 - Dennis Heckart, Riverton:  Editor:
I read with sorrow and regret of the sudden passing of the great tribal leader, Eddie Wadda. He will be missed by his people of the Eastern Shoshone ... [more]

Don't neglect defense in the 'cyber war'

Jun 7, 2012 - By The Kansas City Star:  Iran recently reported it had been targeted by a cyber attack of unknown origin, later dubbed "Flame." Its objective was not to disrupt any network systems but ... [more]