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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]

Candidates brace for health-care ruling

Jun 7, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  The scenarios change depending on the scope and direction of the court�s decision.

The U.S. Supreme Court is about to toss a judicial bomb into the ... [more]

Kai Espresso and Gifts the product of a decade-old dream

Jun 7, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Cafe in Hudson has Italian sodas, coffee and breakfast and lunch sandwiches.

A new coffee shop featuring light food items has taken up in the former ... [more]

Bonnie S. Stewart

Jun 7, 2012 - Staff:  Bonnie S. Stewart, 71, died Monday, June 4, 2012, at her home in Shoshoni.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Church of Jesus Christ of ... [more]

Charles F. 'Pete' Peterson

Jun 7, 2012 - Staff:  Military graveside honors for Charles F. "Pete" Peterson, 94, of rural Dubois, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Dubois Cemetery. The Dubois VFW Post ... [more]

Today

Jun 7, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BAGAN

Susan Frances Stultz Bagan, 65, died Monday, June 4, at the Swedish Medical Center in Denver. Private family services will be held. ... [more]

Cowboy Basketball's Canadian Tour Schedule Announced

Jun 6, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (June 6, 2012) - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team has announced it will travel to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on Aug. 5-11, on a ... [more]