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I knew Valoy Maddock through coaching her sons

I don't remember who gave her the nickname "Flo" but it seemed to fit.
Flo actually was Valoy ...

Medicaid talks

When only politicians object to something, it is fair to question the rationale

After a couple of years of bobbing and weaving over the expansion of ...

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Paraglider dies following crash
JACKSON -- A paraglider who crashed within the boundary of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has died.
Billy Baker, 35, ...

Minimum wage hike nixed in committee

CHEYENNER00;-- Wyoming's minimum wage will stay the same for at least another year.
The House Revenue Committee voted 8-1 on Friday to reject a bill that would ...

Surveys show high rate of student satisfaction at UW

LARAMIE -- A survey of University of Wyoming students shows that more than 90 percent are pleased with their education at the state's only four-year, public ...

The way it was: Young mushers -- 2002

The International Pedigree Stage Stop Dog Sled race was speeding from place to place in western Wyoming 13 years ago this week, and these young Fremont County ...

Hound dies in garage, kennel blaze near Pavillion

At least one dog was killed Jan. 15 in a structure fire east of Pavillion.
No humans were injured in the blaze, which destroyed a garage and dog kennel and ...

Cause unknown in Tuesday shop fire

The building itself didn't sustain structural damage, but some of the insulation, lighting, wiring and overhead heating system may have been destroyed. ...

Arts council taking grant applications

Applications are open for the Wyoming Arts Council's "arts education," "grants to organizations" and "operating support grants" categories.
Arts education ...

BLM seeks comment on mine project

The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office seeks public input on the Sheep Mountain uranium project draft environmental impact statement.
The BLM will ...

Reggae concert coming to Riverton

Peter Chandler, aka Chanman, will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Riverton Branch Library.
The free Roots Reggae concert will include comments on the ...

Library to show opera

The Lander MetOpera will present the "Tales of Hoffmann" on Saturday in the Carnegie Room of the Lander Library.
The opera will be a live transmission from ...

Wyoming Indian's $21 million elementary school taking shape

When Wyoming Indian set out to construct a new elementary school, officials knew the building had to pay tribute to culture and be large enough to serve as a ...

CREG: Influential state revenue forecast misses the mark again and again

A well-known financial forecast released last week has state lawmakers predicting doom and plotting how to cut back spending.
The report, however, has a ...

Newspaper awards

Seven news staff members combined for 12 awards in state competition

The Wyoming Press Association conducts an annual awards contest for Wyoming ...

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Judge amendment goes to Senate
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives has approved a proposed constitutional amendment to raise the mandatory ...

Yellowstone bison moved for slaughter

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Yellowstone National Park has begun shipping wild bison for slaughter as part of a plan to reduce the park's population by as many as 900 ...

Enzi chairs Senate budget committee, says balanced ledger possible by '25

WASHINGTON -- The new Republican chairman of the Senate Budget Committee said Thursday that he'll try to pass a fiscal blueprint this spring that will promise a ...

Children's event new to Wild West Winter Carnival

It runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Center for Art, Technology and Science at 120 S. Third St. in Riverton.

A new event for children has ...

Bill would OK tribal license plates

Each tribe would have its own design, which would be determined by the tribal business council with help from the Wyoming Department of Transportation. ...

 
 

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