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Don't ignore the public in the new Shoshone forest plan

Mar 11, 2012 - Nick Dobric, Lander:  After 257 people took the time to comment in support of additional wilderness on the Shoshone National Forest plan revision, the few people given a seat at the ... [more]

Face it, GOP, the auto bailout worked

Mar 11, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Of Margaret Thatcher's British administration, this compliment was paid: "The government has a heroic commitment to hard-nosed pragmatism" -- by which each ... [more]

What the Disney myth didn't say

Mar 11, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  The recent warm days, along with the advent of high winds, have me worried about our apple crop.
My grandfather spent many anguished hours trying to get nut ... [more]

Murder suspect in court: Found lighter led to arrest

Mar 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities believe Eric Likes and Elva Quiver were stabbed numerous times and died before Ethete teen Laziur Stephen Hanway Jr. set fire to their Hudson ... [more]

Romney sews up victory in Republican state caucus

Mar 11, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Republican front-runner Mitt Romney won the presidential delegate vote in caucusing at Wyoming's county conventions Saturday, picking up seven of 12 ... [more]

County GOP hammers out platform positions in convention

Mar 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Republicans on Saturday rejected a proposal to ban alcohol sales locally while questioning the federal government's role in health care and ... [more]

Tribes asked to finalize plan to take over trash sites

Mar 11, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation are offering to take over management of the county trash transfers stations on the reservation.
The Fremont ... [more]

Concert offers green, Guinness and guitars

Mar 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Tensleep alt-country performer Jalan Crossland will help party-goers at Bar 10 in Riverton celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a concert.
Armed with his guitar ... [more]

Arapahoe men going to prison for church arson

Mar 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A federal judge has ordered two Arapahoe men to serve more than four years in prison and pay nearly $224,000 in restitution for committing and arson and ... [more]


Mar 11, 2012 - Staff:  Replace smoke detector batteries
Fremont County Fire Protection District chief Craig Haslam is reminding the community to replace batteries in smoke and ... [more]

CWC gets grant to boost worker training programs

Mar 11, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  One Central Wyoming College employee said expanded health care training provided through a recent grant award could help even out average salaries in the state ... [more]

Fort Washakie schools plan advances

Mar 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The group charged with determining whether to pass along Fremont County School District 21's proposal to become a kindergarten-through-12th-grade school system ... [more]

E-health records get good start

Mar 11, 2012 - Staff:  Encouraging the use of electronic health records by Wyoming healthcare providers is the goal of the Wyoming Department of Health's Medicaid Electronic Health ... [more]

John William Henrie Sr.

Mar 11, 2012 - Staff:  Former Shoshoni resident John William Henrie Sr. died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at his home in Thornton, Colo., in the care of his family. He was 67 years old.
A ... [more]

Wolf numbers hold steady in Yellowstone

Mar 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Yellowstone National Park wildlife officials say the park's gray wolf population has stabilized at about 100 wolves over the last two ... [more]

Rustler women pull upset in Region IX opener; men ousted

Mar 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Note: The Lady Rustlers meet Otero Junior College at 5 p.m. Monday at Casper College and the Ranger will be there. Catch all the details in Tuesday's ... [more]

East downs RHS for fifth at state 4-A

Mar 11, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- The Cheyenne East Thunderbirds, four players short because of team discipline, shot their way to the fifth-place trophy and a 61-48 victory over the ... [more]

Lander dancers win 3-A championship

Mar 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dressed in black-and-white costumes with painted faces, Lander Valley High Schoolwon the Class 3-A state dance title Wednesday at the Casper Events ... [more]

Lander boys dropped 47-38 by Powell to end state tourney

Mar 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Powell claimed a 47-38 victory Friday over Lander Valley High School in the Class 3-A consolation championship game at Casper Kelly Walsh High School.
The ... [more]

Former football pro Wright now teaching music in Worland

Mar 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WORLAND (AP) -- At 6-foot-3, Willie Wright towers over his South Side Elementary fifth-grade music class.
However, his easy demeanor tempers his intimidating ... [more]

Pokes host first round CBI game Wednesday

Mar 11, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team has earned a postseason berth for the first time since 2009, as the Cowboys accepted an invitation on Sunday to ... [more]

SDSU ends Cowgirl's season 73-55 at MWC Championships

Mar 9, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team (12-17 overall) had their season ended in the semifinals of the 2012 Mountain West Championships with a 73-55 loss against ... [more]

Legislature wraps up session a day early

Mar 9, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature wrapped up its work Thursday, closing the books one day early on a four-week session that saw lawmakers approve a $3.2 ... [more]

Man arrested for Hudson deaths

Mar 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities arrested an Ethete man Thursday afternoon in connection with the homicides of Elva Charlotte Quiver and Eric C. Likes, whose bodies were found in a ... [more]

Arapahos vow to keep growing as gaming tribe

Mar 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  With the Wind River Casino Hotel celebrating its grand opening Friday, Northern Arapaho Business Council member Norman Willow Sr. was quick to point out the ... [more]

Tribal gaming revenue up; two new casinos considered

Mar 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Gaming revenue generated by the Wind River Indian Reservation's two tribes grew by 1 percent in 2010 compared to the previous year, according to a report ... [more]

Education reform bill clears Legislature

Mar 9, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- It came down to the final day and an unusual closed-door meeting by the entire House of Representatives, but the Legislature approved an education ... [more]

Skiers killed in avalanche were well-known in Jackson

Mar 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON (AP) -- The two backcountry skiers killed in an avalanche at Grand Teton National Park were well-known in Jackson for their love of the ... [more]


Mar 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Worland co-op store to close
WORLAND (AP) -- A community-owned department store in Worland is closing its doors.
The board of directors of Washakie Wear has ... [more]

More Q than A

Mar 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  One of the most talked-about bills floated during the just-completed session of the Wyoming Legislature called for mandatory drug screening for welfare ... [more]