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Feb 13, 2013 - Staff

"I am for districts choosing to do year-round school. I just don't think we need $3 million in incentives from the state."

-- State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, on legislation that would fund the exploration of a 12-month school calendar in Wyoming

"He stopped and didn't see the vehicle coming and pulled out in front... It was just people not paying attention -- and a bad intersection."

-- Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper Burl Gies, after the latest automobile wreck Friday at Honor Farm Road/Highway 789 intersection north of Riverton

"I am saying in all probability that this is the skull of Clay Rubano. At this particular point, it is closed as far as we are concerned."

-- Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan, after forensic testing on a skull found near Popo Agie Falls failed to determine conclusively that it was the skull of missing hike Clay Rubano, who disappeared in 2007

"I thought we discussed this. I'm inclined to stick with our plan."

-- Fremont County Commissioner Larry Allen, after coroner Ed McAuslan brought up an alternative proposal in the long-running dispute over how to identify coroner vehicle with official Fremont County insignia

"I do not know Cindy Hill, but I would be more apt to cooperate with someone I would consider a part of the team rather than someone appointed by the governor that I would consider a high-paid political hack from Cheyenne."

-- Ed Thomas of Kinnear, in letter to the editor objecting to Senate File 104, which stripped the elected state superintendent of public instruction of most of her authority and transferred it to a political appointee

"That was huge. To have worked as hard as we have worked, and to come as close as we have come, and not to be rewarded with a win has been very frustrating. I am very proud of these kids, very happy for them. They deserve this."

-- Ron Porter, Riverton High School girls basketball coach, after his team on Saturday won its first conference game since 2008, beating Rock Springs 40-39 in overtime.

"This is the first year that wolves were hunted on every side of the park. They've learned to tolerate people in the park, but that gets them in trouble if they leave. Some wandered outside the park, and within six hours, they were dead.

-- Wildlife biologist Doug Smith, on the first year of legal wolf hunting in Wyoming, which resulted in the deaths of several radio-collared "research wolves"

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