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May 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Chill out
Did any spring plants get nipped by frost over the weekend? If they avoided it, then it was by the skin of their stems. A month ago a day ... [more]

Sarkozy leaves the stage

May 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PARIS -- When Nicolas Sarkozy bounded up the steps of France's presidential palace in jogging shorts and shoes on his first day in office five years ago, many ... [more]

Corrections pros are not just guards

May 8, 2012 - Robert Lampert, Director, Wyoming Department of Corrections:  Editor:
May 7-11 is observed in Wyoming as Correctional Professionals Week.
Corrections employees have provided for the safety of Wyoming families and ... [more]

Lena Aaron

May 8, 2012 - Staff:  Lena Aaron, 86, died Friday, May 4, 2012, in Fort Washakie.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Rocky Mountain Hall at Fort Washakie. ... [more]

Today

May 8, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
AARON

Lena Aaron, 86, died Friday, May 4, in Fort Washakie. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Rocky Mountain Hall at ... [more]

Riverton Little League season starts

May 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Cardinals and the A's opened the Riverton Little League season in the victory column on Monday night to begin the 16-game baseball season at Ron Saban ... [more]

Bauder resigns activities position

May 8, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School activities director Keith Bauder has submitted a letter of resignation to Fremont County School District 25 superintendent Terry ... [more]

Played like a fiddle, I barely made the party

May 8, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  I got sideswiped, hoodwinked, victimized, exploited and preyed upon.
Honestly, I don't mind. But I really didn't see this one coming.
But I fell for it, ... [more]

Wyoming 2012 wrestling recruiting complete

May 7, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE, Wyo. - Three more prep wrestlers signed National Letters of Intent to compete for the University of Wyoming wrestling team, Wyoming coach Mark Branch ... [more]

Wyoming swimming announces 2011-12 awards

May 7, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming swimming and diving teams and head coach Tom Johnson announced Monday the 2011-12 team award recipients.

Senior ... [more]

College braces for 2013-14 budget squeeze

May 6, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College leaders are trying to be proactive with the coming year's budget after Gov. Matt Mead announced April 23 that all state agencies should ... [more]

Eaton to get new hearing in 'L'il Miss' murder

May 6, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  The former Riverton resident who is Wyoming's lone death row inmate will get a new court hearing on claims he didn't receive an adequate defense at trial in ... [more]

Derby fans come down the stretch to off-track betting site

May 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Since starting in horse racing in 1964, Lander's Marlene Young has had eight state champions in Wyoming, but she knows one contest always takes the winner's ... [more]

Sentenced in near-fatal wreck, man says he's done with booze

May 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  With his voice breaking up and rising in pitch as he cried while talking about a crash that nearly killed a motorcycle rider, a Worland man promised a judge he ... [more]

CWC: new health center gets kickoff

May 6, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College will break ground on Thursday, May 10, for the health and science center that has been in the works for years.
A groundbreaking ... [more]

Digest

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  17 Mile Road paving starts
Paving of a half-mile of 17 Mile Road, also known as Fremont County Road 334, has started on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Graduation ceremonies happening this month

May 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  This month thousands of students countywide will walk across a stage and be handed a high school diploma or college degree.
Central Wyoming College will kick ... [more]

Game and Fish talking in Dubois

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Allowing parents and legal guardians to purchase hunting and fishing licenses for their minor children and creating a new mountain lion hunt area in the ... [more]

Electrical code update class available in Lander

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College is offering National Electrical Code Update classes at Outreach Centers in Jackson and Lander.
The courses are offered in Jackson May ... [more]

CWC grads set to walk on May 11

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  The Central Wyoming Class of 2012 is led by five valedictorians who earned a 4.0 grade point average while obtaining their degrees.
Matthew Ayers, Dylan ... [more]

Gamblers Anonymous offers meetings in Riverton

May 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  She describes herself as "an average person," but one who has a gambling problem.
"I have a compulsive gambling problem and I was searching for help and you ... [more]

'Best dunker in the nation' performing at county schools

May 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Arapaho Charter High School's Rec Club invites the community to attend one of two events next week with Kenny Dobbs, an American Indian known worldwide for his ... [more]

Digest

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Restore America's Freedom on May 12
Anyone frustrated about the federal government and interested in discussions about ways for improvements can find ... [more]

James M. Graham

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  James M. Graham, 77, lifelong cattle rancher of the Sweetwater Valley, Jeffrey City area, died on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice ... [more]

Charles T. Redman

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County native Charles T. "Chuck" Redman, 54, died of natural causes on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in Utah, where he was working as a consulting mud ... [more]

Henry M. Gabel

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Henry M. "Hank" Gabel, 67, of Lander, died Monday, April 23, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton.
According to his wishes, there will be no ... [more]

Delores L. Choyeski

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Delores L. Choyeski of Riverton died unexpectedly on Thursday morning, May 3, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 82 years old.
According to her ... [more]

David J. Atkinson

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Lander native David J. "D.J." Atkinson, 46, of Broomfield, Colo., died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at the Boulder Community Hospital.
Funeral services were ... [more]

Election season unfolds

May 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Candidates and voters share the obligation
As the leaves emerge and the flowers unfold, another season is starting to bloom as well. It's an election ... [more]

Unfair for Simpson to call seniors 'greediest generation'

May 6, 2012 - Robert Gilliland, Riverton:  Editor:
Alan Simpson, former Republican U.S. Senator from Wyoming and co-chair of President Obama's deficit commission, called senior citizens "the greediest ... [more]