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Tuesday notes

Feb 4, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Thanks, groundhog
Punxsutawney Phil must have sharper eyes than the human inhabitants of his city. Sunday morning was foggy and overcast in the small ... [more]

Digest

Feb 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Skiers swept over cliff
JACKSON -- An avalanche forecaster says two skiers who were swept off a cliff by a small slide south of the boundary of the ... [more]

High national honor for UW ecology prof

Feb 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The American Society of Naturalists has presented one of its highest honors to a University of Wyoming professor.
The organization awarded its E.O. ... [more]

Supplemental feeding starts at refuge

Feb 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Officials say there are about 6,000 elk and about 600 bison wintering on the refuge this season.

JACKSON -- Biologists say forage conditions at the ... [more]

Sled dog race covers Lander route Tuesday

Feb 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Mushers and their dog teams arrived in Lander Tuesday to complete the third stage of the Stage Stop Sled Dog Race.
Tuesday's 42-mile stage began in the ... [more]

County Dems to push for expanded Medicaid

Feb 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Democrats say they are hoping to help working-class people get health insurance by pushing for the Wyoming Legislature to expand Medicaid. At a ... [more]

Council expected to fill vacancies Tuesday

Feb 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Seats in Ward 1 and Ward 3 are open following the resignation of two councilmen in December.

Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness and the city council have ... [more]

Soaring health costs weigh on county as budget talks get going

Feb 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Hoping to find an equitable method of compensating for county employees, Fremont County Commissioners are looking for a standard for comparing jobs and ... [more]

Stephen R. Stone

Feb 3, 2014 - Staff:  Stephen R. Stone died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. He was 61 years old.
There will be no services.
Stephen Ralph Stone was born Oct. 22, 1952, the son of Willie ... [more]

Dorothy Jean Chapman

Feb 3, 2014 - Staff:  Dorothy Jean Chapman died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at Sugar Creek Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Normal, Ill. She was 91 years old.
A funeral service will ... [more]

Robert 'Bob' Norris

Feb 3, 2014 - Staff:  Robert "Bob" Norris, of Atlantic City and Lander, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 70 years old.
A memorial service ... [more]

Joann Kanack

Feb 3, 2014 - Staff:  Joann Kanack, of Riverton, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, from complications following cancer surgery at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper with her son Terry ... [more]

Law enforcement officers to increase patrols Sunday

Feb 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Local and state law enforcement officers plan to increase patrols this weekend in an attempt to curb drunken driven on Super Bowl Sunday.
The football ... [more]

SS loses entertaining rematch in Dubois

Feb 3, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a tough weekend for the St. Stephen's boys against the two conference leaders.
The Eagles fell for the second time to Dubois on Friday, this time in ... [more]

Lead vanishes for Lady Chief against Lovell

Feb 3, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Indian Lady Chiefs let one slip away Saturday afternoon at home against top-ranked Lovell.
The Chiefs held a 12-point lead late in the third ... [more]

KW girls hand Riverton 57-45 loss in Casper

Feb 3, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- The Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team suffered its second consecutive Class 4-A West Conference setback Saturday afternoon with a 57-45 loss at ... [more]

Adams leads Wyoming past Utah State 74-57

Feb 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Josh Adams had 19 points and a career-high eight assists but wasn't around for the finish as Wyoming rolled to a 74-57 win over Utah State on ... [more]

Wrangler girls surprise Wind River

Feb 3, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The win lifts the Wranglers to 2-3 in conference play,while the Cougars dropped to 3-22 with the loss.

SHOSHONI -- The Shoshoni girls threw the ... [more]

RHS boys overpowered by Kelly Walsh

Feb 3, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The loss keeps Riverton still looking for its first win in the Class 4-A West conference.

CASPER -- Fired up after a surprising loss to the Rock ... [more]

Tigers split mat matches vs. Powell, Cody

Feb 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody also defeated Riverton on Thursday in Park County.

A short-term memory paid off for the Lander Tigers wrestling team in a pair of Class 3-A ... [more]

Chief boys destroy rival Lovell 86-42

Feb 3, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The rivalry between Wyoming Indian and Lovell is considered the best in all of Class 2-A boys basketball by fans across the western region of the state. In the ... [more]

Cody hands Lander first league loss; Tigers take down Powell

Feb 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Things tightened up in the Class 3-A West boys basketball conference when the Lander Tigers produced a 1-1 record against Cody and Powell in Park County over ... [more]

Cougars put on clinic in 72-53 win Friday over SHS Wranglers

Feb 3, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River nailed 18 3-pointers in the game, nine of them by sophomore Caleb C' Bearing.

SHOSHONI -- Maybe the Wind River boys should request all ... [more]

Why presidents often were governors

Feb 3, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  There are legitimate reasons why we voters have been a lot more willing to trust the tough job of president to governors.
It's happened 11 separate times, ... [more]

Technology won't replace learning

Feb 3, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  But it certainly has the ability to stifle it.

At 21 I read Bruce Catton's classic trilogy of the American Civil War,  "Mr. Lincoln's Army", "Glory ... [more]

Bebout and others correct to question red carpet for Magpul

Feb 3, 2014 - Jess Rodgers, Casper:  Editor:
I couldn't believe the news that the State Loan and Investment Board would turn Casper's request for a conference center down, and then the Wyoming ... [more]

Super holiday

Feb 3, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It has everything but the government designation

In every way but official government imprimatur, today is a national holiday.
Do you doubt it? Ask ... [more]

School board approves contracts, accepts resignations

Feb 3, 2014 - Staff:  The Riverton school board has approved to a contract offer to Jennifer Campbell as an assistant high school track coach.
A contract also was approved for ... [more]

Digest

Feb 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Sue Wallis replacement process to start
GILLETTE -- A Republican Party committee will meet Feb. 8 in Gillette to nominate three people to replace state ... [more]

Cheyenne man pleads guilty in August wreck that killed three

Feb 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GREELEY, Colo. -- A 22-year-old man who was determined to have caused an automibile crash in northern Colorado that killed two siblings and an Air Force senior ... [more]