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Drug test for welfare recipients gain favor

Feb 26, 2012 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Conservatives who say welfare recipients should have to pass a drug test to receive government assistance have momentum on their side.
The ... [more]

State taking roadless rule to U.S. Supreme Court

Feb 26, 2012 - Bob Moen, Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The state of Wyoming will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review its challenge to a 2001 federal rule barring development on nearly 50 million ... [more]

Helicopter spun before fatal crash

Feb 26, 2012 - Associated Press:  JACKSON (AP) -- A rescue helicopter turned slightly to the left before it went into a rapid spin and crashed in northwest Wyoming, killing a search and rescue ... [more]

Legislature in tenth day

Feb 26, 2012 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Events on the tenth day of the Budget Session of the Wyoming Legislature, Fri., Feb 24, 2012:
AIRCRAFT CARRIER: The House adopted an amendment ... [more]

Donald E. Jacobs

Feb 26, 2012 - Staff:  Donald E. Jacobs, 86, a longtime resident of Lander, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, after a short stay at Morning Star Care Center in Fort Washakie.
A ... [more]

Eugene L. Webster

Feb 26, 2012 - Staff:  Former Hudson pastor Eugene L. "Yogi" Webster of Follett, Tex., died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. He was 84.
Memorial services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at ... [more]

Joyce Nelson

Feb 26, 2012 - Staff:  Joyce Nelson, 81, of Riverton, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in the company of family and friends.
Cremation has taken place. At her request, a private ... [more]

Poke golfers finish 2nd & 3rd rounds at Wyo. Desert Event

Feb 26, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Note: Senior May Records Hole-In-One On 54th Hole Of The Weekend's Event

PALM DESERT, Calif.-(Feb. 26, 2012)-The University of Wyoming Cowboy golf team ... [more]

Oscar night

Feb 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The words and images from our favorite movies become part of our lives, our culture, our history and our nation. Sunday's Academy Awards ceremonies will add to ... [more]

GOP voters still looking

Feb 26, 2012 - Roger Simon:  The most notable factor in the Republican presidential race thus far is the depth of confusion into which Republican voters have sunk.
They cannot find a ... [more]

Are we ready for the boom?

Feb 26, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  "If a man could have half his wishes, he would double his troubles." No less an intellect than one of the greatest American's to ever live uttered this simple ... [more]

Cowgirl swimmers and divers finish MW championships in 4th

Feb 25, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Note: Freshman Denny Won The MW Championship In The 200 Backstroke

OKLAHOMA CITY-(Feb. 25, 2012)-The University of Wyoming Cowgirl swimming and diving team ... [more]

Wyoming trumps Boise State 64-54

Feb 25, 2012 - Associated Press:  LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Francisco Cruz scored 16 points while Leonard Washington added a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds to help Wyoming snap a ... [more]

Cowgirls can't hold lead, fall to Boise State

Feb 25, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  BOISE, Idaho - After holding an 11-point halftime lead, the Wyoming basketball team struggled from the field and with turnovers in the second half as they lost ... [more]

Wind River advances to Friday semi

Feb 24, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Staff Writer:  Editor's note: Wyoming Indian High School defeated Lovell 72-64 Friday night and will challenge Wind River, who defeated Kemmerer 60-48 also on Friday to set ... [more]

WIHS looks toward huge Lovell game

Feb 24, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Staff Writer:  Editor's note: Wyoming Indian High School defeated Lovell 72-64 Friday night and will challenge Wind River, who defeated Kemmerer 60-48 also on Friday to set ... [more]

Lady Blue drill Riverside

Feb 24, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Staff Writer:  You might call it a slow start, or you might say it was opening-round jitters.
Whatever it was, Shoshoni and Riverside played to a nearly scoreless first ... [more]

CWC Rustlers sweep Dawson in final home games

Feb 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College played with a sense of urgency Thursday night in completing a Region IX North basketball doubleheader sweep over Dawson Community ... [more]

Rams win squeaker from Cokeville

Feb 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  LANDER -- Dubois pulled out 58-56 victory over Cokeville on Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the Class 1-A West regional boys basketball tournament at ... [more]

Cougar girls withstand Riverside's comeback

Feb 24, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Staff Writer:  Wind River's girls survived a frenetic comeback by the Lady Rebels of Riverside Friday morning to stay alive in the West Regional 2-A tournament.
The Cougars ... [more]

St. Stephens boys beat Encampment

Feb 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  LANDER -- St. Stephen's kept its boys basketball season alive with a 68-39 victory vs. Encampment Friday morning in a consolation game at the Class 1-A West ... [more]

Pokes begin final home stand

Feb 24, 2012 - Staff:  LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Cowboy's begins their final homestand of the 2011-12 season by hosting Boise State on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the ... [more]

County to proceed with plans on new election boundaries

Feb 24, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Plans are progressing on potential modifications to district boundaries after an appeals court ruled Wednesday that the way voters elect Fremont County ... [more]

'Jackalope Jump' set Saturday at City Hall

Feb 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  The Polar Bear Club will have nothing on the Riverton Police Department this weekend as it prepares to be "cool" at the Jackalope Jump.
The Riverton Fire ... [more]

Just five on the floor in the High Country

Feb 24, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Staff Writer:  Sometimes adversity brings the "big picture" into stark reality.
At Dubois High School, the girls basketball team was dealt a hand this basketball season that ... [more]

Fetus found in outhouse investigated

Feb 24, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  Multiple agencies are investigating a fetus discovered Thursday in an outhouse on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
"We are investigating a fetus found in an ... [more]

Worth the trouble?

Feb 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County's new, court-ordered system of electing county commissioners from specified districts is here to stay.
Now those who pushed for the change have ... [more]

Editorial for Valentine's Day provided some cheering up

Feb 24, 2012 - Charice Kent Riverton:  Editor:
I so enjoyed and appreciated Mr Peck's editorial column titled "Saying It" on Feb. 12, featuring love poems and lyrics in connection to Valentine's ... [more]

Obama critics might like high gas prices -- for now

Feb 24, 2012 - By Kathleen Hennessey MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama tried to deflect criticism over rising gas prices on Thursday, as he accused Republicans of cheering the bad economic news ... [more]

A tasty snack as easy as 3-2-1

Feb 24, 2012 - By Kathleen Hennessey MCT Washington Bureau:  I'm a snacker, but some snacks don't lend themselves to cooking for one. Therefore a treat shared by a friend this week filled the bill perfectly. I share it ... [more]