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  • EMP Nuclear Attack Fears Have US Reopen Cheyenne Mountain

    04/11/2015 12:43:19 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/11/2015, 9:03 PM | Mark Langfan
    Days after Iran deal, Pentagon acts fearing nuclear missile attack that would burn out America’s electronic-based defenses. The Pentagon has decided to reopen the Cheyenne Mountain Air Defense facility, which housed the heart of America’s air and missile defense of North America. The facility had been mothballed in a “cost-saving” move in 2006. Last week, Admiral William Gortney, head of US NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) and US Northern Command, reversed that decision and announced the Pentagon was spending an opening ante of $700 million to oversee reactivation of the Cheyenne mountain-embedded facility. The reason - the Pentagon's fears...
  • Why is the military moving back into base deep under the Rocky Mountains?

    04/08/2015 2:49:04 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/8/15 | James Nye
    The Cheyenne Mountain Complex is one of the icons of the Cold War - a self-contained and sufficient town buried under the Rockies meant to be impervious to a Soviet nuclear barrage. It was home to the North American Aerospace Command (NORAD), scanning the skies for Russian missiles and the military command and control center of the United States in the event of World War Three. The high tech base entered popular culture with appearances in the 1983 Cold War thriller War Games and 1994's Stargate - which imagined the complex as a clandestine home for intergalactic travel. It shut...
  • US aerospace command moving comms gear back to Cold War bunker (EMP fears?)

    04/07/2015 11:09:06 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-7-2015 | AFP
    The US military command that scans North America's skies for enemy missiles and aircraft plans to move its communications gear to a Cold War-era mountain bunker, officers said. The shift to the Cheyenne Mountain base in Colorado is designed to safeguard the command's sensitive sensors and servers from a potential electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack, military officers said. The Pentagon last week announced a $700 million contract with Raytheon Corporation to oversee the work for North American Aerospace Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command. Admiral William Gortney, head of NORAD and Northern Command, said that "because of the very nature of...
  • Wyoming Considers Steps to Assist Its New Refugees (Barf Alert)

    09/23/2014 6:10:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sep 21, 2014 | Dan Frosch
    Wyoming Considers Steps to Assist Its New Refugees State Weighs Creating a Resettlement Program Dan Frosch Sept. 21, CHEYENNE, Wyo.—Draped in a brightly hued robe and veil, Amal Hassan certainly stands out from the locals as she walks along the outskirts of this high-plains city, pickup trucks rumbling by. Somali refugees such as Ms. Hassan are becoming a more common sight here in the nation's least populous state, the only one without a refugee-resettlement program. Such initiatives provide social and financial services to refugees such as Ms. Hassan, 29 years old, who were admitted legally into the U.S. Now, with...
  • Pilot buys pizzas for passengers grounded by storm

    07/09/2014 6:36:24 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 20 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | 7/8/10 | AP Writer
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Faced with potentially hungry — and grumpy — passengers, a Frontier Airlines pilot treated them to pizza when storms diverted a Denver-bound flight to Cheyenne, where the plane was stuck for a couple of hours. Cheyenne Domino's Pizza manager Andrew Ritchie told The Associated Press that he got a call about 10 p.m. Monday just as he was about to send employees home. Ritchie said the pilot told him he needed to feed 160 people — fast. [AP Content - excerpted]
  • Blackhawk Down — Army Chopper Names Not Racist

    07/01/2014 5:39:38 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 1, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Political Correctness: Despite the latest example of word-use insanity, naming a helicopter after the Indian nation that handed the U.S. Army one of its most ignominious defeats is a sign of respect, not racism. In 2012, military blogger Crispin Burke reports, American Indian leaders were on hand to bless two brand-new UH-72 Lakota helicopters, named after the Lakota Sioux, the tribe that gave Col. George Custer a final exam on the proper use of light cavalry in combat at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. The two choppers, christened Eagle and Turtle for prominent Indian symbols, have honor feathers...
  • The AH-56 Cheyenne attack helicopter

    06/26/2014 8:25:53 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/26/14 | n/a
    Neat video of a rather interesting (if ultimately unsuccessful) U.S. attack helicopter design from the early 1970s.
  • Today in US history: The Battle of the Washita (1868)

    11/27/2007 10:25:10 AM PST · by drzz · 5 replies · 142+ views
    THE BATTLE OF THE WASHITA (November 27, 1868, Indian territory - modern-day Oklahoma) Gregory F. Michno, ENCYCLOPEDIA of Indian Wars 1850-1890, pages 226-227 "On November 12, 1868 , 11 companies of the 7th Cavalry under Lt. Col. George A. Custer, 3 companies of the 3rd Infantry, 1 of the 5th Infantry, 1 of the 38th Infantry, and about 450 wagons set out from Fort Dodgefor Indian territory to seek out hostile Indians. Across a snow-covered landscape Custer followed Indian trails to a 50-lodge Cheyenne village on the banks of the Washita River. Early on the frigid morning of 27 November,...
  • Wyoming & Colorado Residents - Need Help for Upcoming Tea Party Express Rallies (Tuesday!)

    11/01/2009 12:08:27 PM PST · by Impeach98 · 25 replies · 1,883+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | 11/01/2009 | Joe Wierzbicki
    <p>Need some FReeper help! The Tea Party Express is coming to Wyoming & Colorado on Wednesday for a series of tea party rallies and we're working hard in the short time that remains to get the word out and build up the sizes of the crowds.</p>
  • Pit Bull (Search & Rescue) Heroes!

    04/04/2009 2:00:59 PM PDT · by Peace4EarthNow · 38 replies · 1,215+ views
    Cheyenne, Dakota and Tahoe One of the top-rated Search and Rescue (SAR) dogs is Dakota, an American Pit Bull Terrier. Dakota is owned by Kris Crawford, who has 2 other pit bulls that are also certified SAR dogs! Dakota is so good at what she does, NASA handpicked Kris and Dakota to assist in the recovery of the Astronauts after the tragic 2003 shuttle disaster. Kris and Dakota were also involved in the Laci Peterson investigation. Kris and her team have been involved in many cases and have made national news on several occasions. Cheyenne, Dakota and Tahoe are also...
  • Average income doubles in decade ( Wyoming )

    03/29/2008 8:38:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 949+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 28, 2008 | MEAD GRUVER
    A booming energy industry has helped Wyoming's average income double over the past decade. In 1996, the average Wyomingite earned $21,875 a year and the state ranked 33rd for average income. Last year, Wyoming's average income was $43,226 and the state ranked sixth... No other state's personal income increased as much over the same period. Wyoming is an anomaly in the region. The top five states for personal income in 2007 -- Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York and Maryland -- are on the East Coast. Colorado, at 10th, is the only other Rocky Mountain state in the top 10....
  • Praising a terrorist: Cheyenne chief Black Kettle and the teaching of US history

    01/22/2008 8:41:46 AM PST · by drzz · 5 replies · 1,011+ views
    "I just read in an Indian depredation claim I copied from the National Archives last summer that Black Kettle was understood by everyone in 1868 as being a spy for the raiding Indians. He would profess peace and all the time he was gathering information he would later share with the Dog Soldiers to assist them in their raids, etc." Dr. Jeff Broome, author of the very important book "Dog Soldier Justice", the most accurate depiction of the Indian massacres of 1868 "Some of the raiders came from Black Kettle's camp. As was the case on numerous previous occasions, his...
  • Bill Winney announces he will challenge Cubin again

    11/02/2007 2:02:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies · 53+ views
    The Billings Gazette ^ | November 02, 2007
    Wyoming Congresswoman Barbara Cubin will face more competition to keep her job next year. Retired naval officer Bill Winney of Sublette County says he plans to seek the Republican Party nomination for Cubin's seat. Cubin last year received 60 percent of the primary vote to beat Winney in the Republican Party primary. Other Republicans ...
  • Native American Governor wants to rename a battlefield - typical revisionism by ethnic minorities

    05/25/2007 4:30:11 PM PDT · by drzz · 89 replies · 1,601+ views
    Governor Darrell Flyingman of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma put things in realistic perspective when he arose to speak. He talked about the thousands of acres of land either ceded or stolen by hook and crook from the people of his nation over the years (in Oklahoma). He said, "I consider this to be a site of a massacre (Washita battlefield, OH) and not a battlefield as it is named and I will do everything within my power to see that the site is renamed as the Washita Massacre rather than Battlefield. Gov. Flyingman said that he felt...
  • Alex Jones, 9/11 "Truthers", and Cheyenne "Contraries"

    10/07/2006 2:09:41 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 4 replies · 452+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 10/07/06 | vanity
    The Cheyenne had Contraries: people who would do the exact opposite of what was the norm.They were tolerated because others could learn from their absurdities. Centuries later, we have Alex Jones and his devoted band of 9/11 "Truthers": people whose worldview is 180 degrees from the norm. This raises a question !
  • {Republican Ray} Hunkins Proposes Seven Debates Across State {WY}

    08/26/2006 6:27:28 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 219+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 08-26-06 | Wingert, Kevin
    Hunkins proposes 7 debates across state The Republican candidate said debates would carry his vision and the governor's to the people. By Kevin Wingert Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Republican gubernatorial candidate Ray Hunkins wants to relive a pivotal piece of U.S. history by engaging in seven debates throughout Wyoming with Democrat incumbent Gov. Dave Freudenthal. "We can raise the level of debate and make this truly a campaign about the issues," Hunkins wrote in a letter to Freudenthal, referencing the historic debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas in 1858. "To do it, we should engage...
  • Still in the Dark Waiting: WY Republicans' Quest for Records Unfulfilled

    07/27/2006 7:44:59 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 533+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 07-27-06 | Wingert, Kevin
    Still in the dark waiting Republicans' request for records unfulfilled By Kevin Wingert Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - After seven weeks of waiting, the chairman of the Wyoming Republican Party says he has not received a response from all of the state government's departments to his public records request. "I just feel like I'm being strung along here," said Drake Hill, the Republican Party chairman. "The roadblocks that we are encountering are really within the governor's office, itself." On June 9, Hill filed a request at several state agencies, including the office of the governor. It covered...
  • "High-Roller" Gets Prison for YMCA Theft

    07/19/2006 6:02:42 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 375+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 07-19-06 | Rule, Juliette
    'High-roller' gets prison for Y theft Susan Miller's charges from embezzling $20,000 from the YMCA is prefaced by a 17-year criminal history that brought her more than $300,000 in financial gain. By Juliette Rule Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Because she didn't learn her lesson the first time, the woman convicted of stealing money from the Cheyenne Family YMCA to support her high-roller gambler status will spend six to nine years in prison. Susan J. Miller, 42, heard those words from Laramie County District Judge Nicholas Kalokathis at her Tuesday morning sentencing hearing. In a fairly complicated...
  • Locking up the Church: Since Nothing's Too Sacred for Vandal {in Cheyenne}

    06/04/2006 5:52:23 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 550+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-04-06 | Rule, Juliette
    Locking up the church Since nothing's too sacred for vandal Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle s, some doors are bolted - yet one pastor welcomed the man who stole his church's musical instruments. By Juliette Rule CHEYENNE - Area churches hit by vandals and burglars are doing what they can to their protect property, and that often means locking up their open-door policies. Since his church was burglarized last July, Miracle Valley Assembly of God's pastor, Ed Fugate, has installed alarms and cameras at the Walnut Drive church. Shortly after his church was hit by the same vandals, the...
  • Wyoming Democrats Rally for a Victorious November Election

    05/21/2006 6:36:21 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 10 replies · 751+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 05-21-06 | Frazer, Jennifer
    Wyo. Dems rally for a victorious November election By Jennifer Frazer Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Wyoming Democrats seem to be an endangered species at times, so it was with a palpable sense of excitement that they gathered for the Wyoming Democratic Convention at the IKON Center Saturday. But there was more than just a feeling of solidarity. There was the scent of opportunity - or blood - in the air. Whatever it was, the 259 delegates and seven alternates were in a jubilant mood, singing democratic songs, cheering their candidates and greeting old friends. "I believe...
  • Wyoming is thriving, but who will fill jobs?

    05/06/2006 8:19:45 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 20 replies · 1,928+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 05-06-06 | Lowell, Jessica
    Wyoming is thriving, but who will fill jobs? By Jessica Lowell Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - The state's economy is doing well, and with more energy development projects on the horizon, it could do even better. And as Wyoming's capital city, Cheyenne is poised for more economic success as well. That's the message that came from Friday's Economic Reports Luncheon, the final scheduled event for the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce's 2006 Small Business Week. The biggest threat to continuing economic growth in the county and the state, however, is lack of people to fill jobs. Both...
  • Cheyenne Mountain complex may be closed

    04/16/2006 6:49:25 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 45 replies · 1,882+ views ^ | 04/14/06 | Livi Dolgin
    The Denver Post reports that the U.S. Defense Department is studying whether to close the real-world facility where Stargate SG-1 is set, because N.O.R.A.D.'s Cheyenne Mountain command post may duplicate the efforts of the newer centers. The war on terror is reshaping the military's response and the facilities necessary. N.O.R.A.D. (North American Aerospace Defense Command), the U.S.-Canadian partnership that runs it, has a diminished role because of the new facility in downtown Colorado Springs called the U.S. Northern Command, set up in 2002. Creating even more duplication of effort is Canada's own Canada Command. While the two groups work together,...
  • Support Our Troops Bus Tour To Washington DC Rally (Report / Pictures(12) from Cheyenne, Wyoming)

    09/21/2005 6:58:56 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 18 replies · 3,083+ views
    My digital camera | Wednesday Sept. 22nd, 2005 | ajolympian2004
    Report from the Cheyenne, Wyoming rally this morning during the bus tour stop at the state Capitol. === I started my drive from Boulder to Cheyenne at 5:00am arriving at about 6:30am. === Capitol building at dawn upon arriving in townThe only person who had arrived before me was Don Edmonds, the father of a fallen Army Ranger. === Proud father Don Edmunds holding a picture of his son and American hero, fallen Army Ranger Jonn Edmunds, in action 10/19/01, Afghanistan.While talking to Mr. Edmunds I discovered that he had arrived much earlier than I to raise the flag of...
  • Oldest Buffalo Soldier dies at 111

    09/15/2005 6:16:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies · 1,555+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sep 15, 2005 | Washington Post reporter Joe Holley
    WASHINGTON -- Retired 1st Sgt. Mark Matthews, 111, one of the last of the nation's legendary Buffalo Soldiers, died of pneumonia Sept. 6 at Fox Chase Nursing Home in Washington. ---snip--- Fort Huachuca, Ariz., where he was first stationed, was still using local Indians as guides.
  • Sixteen Inducted to Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame

    09/10/2005 9:19:47 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 265+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 09-10-05 | Dynes, Michelle
    Sixteen inducted to CFD Hall of Fame The group included volunteers and contestants who changed the 'Daddy of 'em All' By Michelle Dynes Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Jim Tescher first got into rodeo at the age of 16. During his career, he won the Cheyenne Frontier Days Saddle Bronc Riding Championship in 1957 and 1965. He also won the All-Around Championship in 1957 and 1966. Tescher was just one of the 16 members of the class of 2005 inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame at the CFD Old West Museum on Friday. His...
  • Angry {Cheyenne} Driver Hits Man, Say Police

    08/09/2005 6:40:05 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 230+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 08-09-05 | Frazer, Jennifer
    Angry driver hits man - police By Jennifer Frazer Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - In an apparent act of road rage, a man drove his Chevrolet Blazer into another man in the parking lot of Kmart on Dell Range Boulevard at 7:16 Sunday night. Carl Olsen, 32, was driving a tan 1985 Chevrolet Blazer westbound near Sam's Club on Dell Range when a blue 2005 Honda Civic approached. Though many acts of road rage start with one driver getting cut off or with some other aggressive traffic maneuver, Olsen and his passenger, Chad Hamby, 29, told police...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Susanna Alderdice and Summit Springs (7/11/1869) - Aug. 1st, 2005

    07/31/2005 10:23:51 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 59 replies · 6,490+ views
    Wild West Magazine | October 2003 | Jeff Broome
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • Finding a Wrangler's Heaven {Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo}

    07/25/2005 6:26:46 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 428+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 07-25-05 | Dynes, Michelle
    Finding a wrangler's heaven By Michelle Dynes Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Cowboy Church opened with a foot-stomping, hand-clapping rendition of "Amazing Grace" at Frontier Park on Sunday morning. "How many (people) applaud at church," asked Marty LaVor of Alexandria, Va. The six-time Cheyenne Frontier Days visitor said he didn't know why he hadn't attended Cowboy Church before. "It's the atmosphere," he said. "It's Frontier Days right at the arena. But it's much more personal than what you get in a normal church." LaVor said the experience allowed him to see the friendliness of the West up...
  • City Could Be Liable with Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, Says Lawyer

    07/13/2005 4:22:03 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 20 replies · 561+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 07-13-05 | Milner, Kelly
    City could be liable with CFD - lawyer A civil rights trial lawyer said the absence of women on the Cheyenne Frontier Days General Committee could be proof in court of discrimination. By Kelly Milner Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - In a court of law, the absence of a woman on the Cheyenne Frontier Days General Committee could be used as evidence of sexual discrimination. That's according to Trish Bangert, a Denver University law professor and trial lawyer who specializes in civil rights. Bangert spoke to the City Council at the end of Monday's meeting about the...
  • {WY} Airman Dies After Motorcycle Collides with Van

    06/22/2005 8:02:47 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 30 replies · 782+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-22-05 | Rule, Juliette
    Airman dies after motorcycle collides with van By Juliette Rule Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - She stopped and looked both ways, but she didn't see the motorcyclist. He couldn't stop in time to avoid crashing his new Yamaha motorcycle into the van. The crash happened about 5 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Powderhouse and Four Mile roads. Airman Justin R. Souza died at the scene. The van's driver, Donna Martin, wasn't hurt, according to the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Martin hasn't been cited in connection with the crash, but that could be pending. The intersection is controlled...
  • {Cheyenne Methodist} Minister Suspended After Women Complain

    06/16/2005 6:16:29 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 13 replies · 657+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-16-05 | Lowell, Jessica
    Minister suspended after women complain The Rev. Wes Kendell is no longer serving as senior pastor of First United Methodist. By Jessica Lowell Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - A local Methodist minister has been suspended for inappropriate behavior with several female members of his congregation. The Rev. Wes Kendall is no longer serving as senior pastor of First United Methodist in Cheyenne. He was suspended May 19 and can no longer take part in any ministerial function. The Rev. Chuck Cooper, a district superintendent for this area, said Kendall will retire July 1. Reached at his home...
  • Historic Governors' Mansion Opens Today {in Cheyenne}

    06/11/2005 8:30:23 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 620+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-11-05 | Orr, Becky
    Historic Governors' Mansion opens today By Becky Orr Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - People celebrated the 100th birthday of the Wyoming Historic Governors' Mansion in style Friday night at the centennial banquet. The evening recognized Wyoming governors, first ladies and first families. The gala paid tribute to those first family members whose efforts played a significant role in restoring the mansion at 300 E. 21st St. The Historic Governors' Mansion Foundation raised $1.5 million to restore the former home of Wyoming's top elected officials and their families. Money came from several sources, including the Legislature, donations, grants...
  • A Life's Work in Bronze: A Bronze Calf Was Unveiled to Honor Clifford Hansen

    06/10/2005 6:10:51 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 628+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-10-05 | Olson, Ilene
    life's work in bronze A bronze calf was unveiled to honor Clifford Hansen By Ilene Olson Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - A bronze calf dedicated Thursday to Clifford Hansen, former Wyoming senator and governor, recognizes his contributions to the state and to agriculture. "I think it's very appropriate," Hansen said after the unveiling on the Capitol lawn. Hansen, who served as governor from 1963-67 and as U.S. senator from 1967-78, owned and operated a cattle ranch in Teton County. Prior to his political career, he was a member and president of the University of Wyoming Board of...
  • Group Debates Cowboy State's "Identity Crisis"

    06/03/2005 6:24:58 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 360+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-03-05 | Olson, Ilene
    Group debates Cowboy State's 'identity crisis' By Ilene Olson Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Wyoming's competing identities result in both challenges and opportunities for the state and its communities, participants in a local conversation said Thursday. Milward Simpson, manager of the Wyoming Arts Council, said his work with the committee that will choose the design for Wyoming's quarter has highlighted many residents' perceptions of their state. The bucking horse and rider was the image most often cited, he said. "That icon is becoming intensely powerful in our sense of who we are," he said. Simpson was one...
  • {Colorado} Man Guilty in Fatal Crash {in Cheyenne, WY}_

    05/21/2005 5:01:38 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 1,051+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 05-21-05 | Rule, Juliette
    Man guilty in fatal crash By Juliette Rule Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - There always was the hope jurors would have doubts, that they would acquit her father, Mandy Holland said Thursday. But the Weld County, Colo., woman's father, Ron Holland, now faces as many as 30 years in prison for the death of Janna Klussmann and the serious injuries suffered by her husband, Andrew Klussmann, a former Colorado State University volleyball coach. It took jurors fewer than three hours to find Holland, 45, guilty of being a reckless, drunken driver on Father's Day 2004 as he...
  • Drunken Driving Death Trial Begins {in Cheyenne}

    05/19/2005 5:59:00 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 17 replies · 356+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 05-19-05 | Roberts, Paul Craig
    Drunken driving death trial begins By Juliette Rule Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Decisions to drive drunk, speed and race through red lights had fatal consequences, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday on the first day of an aggravated vehicular homicide trial here. Ron Holland, 45, of Greeley, Colo., is accused of being the drunken driver who rammed into a mini-van on Father's Day, killing one person. Investigators calculated his speed at 55-62 mph, well over the posted limit of 45 mph. And one witness told police Holland ran two red lights before causing the fatal accident. From...
  • "Indecent Liberties" Case Brings Sentence {in Cheyenne}

    05/14/2005 6:06:12 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 432+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 05-14-05 | Rule, Juliette
    Indecent liberties case brings sentence By Juliette Rule Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - A man accused of taking indecent liberties with his children will serve six years of probation, a Laramie County District Court judge ruled Thursday. Daniel Fresquez, 37, was accused in August of showing his children, ages 10 and 11, pornographic films. He also was accused of fondling the girl and making the boy touch his mother inappropriately while she lay in bed. Fresquez's wife, Valerie Fresquez, also was charged with those crimes. Those charges were dismissed in December. Fresquez pleaded guilty to two charges...
  • "No One Just Comes Here to Die": Story of a Cheyenne Nursing Home

    05/10/2005 6:17:09 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 460+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 05-10-05 | Dynes, Michelle
    'No one just comes here to die' By Michelle Dynes Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNNE - Diane Lang says she likes to spend her days sewing, playing bingo and making clocks. Occasionally the 53-year-old baby-sits puppies, taking the animals to visit her neighbors for a tummy rub or a pat on the head. She does all of this from her home at the Life Care Center of Wyoming, 1330 Prairie Ave. Lang has lived at the center for two years, saying there's plenty to keep her on her toes. "I don't think you can get bored here," she...
  • Wal-Mart {Cheyenne, WY} Coupon Scam Targets Local Resident

    05/07/2005 5:37:58 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 21 replies · 1,242+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 05-07-05 | Lowell, Jessica
    Wal-Mart coupon scam targets local resident By Jessica Lowell Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - When Bobbie Faler answered her phone Tuesday morning, she heard an offer that seemed too good to be true. The caller said that for Wal-Mart's 25th anniversary, he was giving away $200 worth of coupons, in $10 and $20 denominations that could be redeemed for cash. All Faler had to do was give him her checking account number. "I told him I didn't think anyone who made less than $40,000 a year should have a checking account," Faler said, adding that she doesn't...
  • {Cheyenne, WY} Tortoise Mystery Solved

    03/03/2005 6:10:06 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 17 replies · 834+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 03-03-05 | Dynes, Michelle
    Tortoise mystery solved By Michelle Dynes Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - While offers rolled in Tuesday to give a found giant tortoise a good home, the animal turned out to be dead. Meanwhile, the mystery of how the turtle ended up in the Capital City was solved. Terri Smith discovered the tortoise Sunday morning while walking her dog behind Sapp Bros. Big C Truck Stop on Interstate 80 Service Road. On Tuesday, Max McCartney said he bought the tortoise in Dallas three years ago before moving to Denver and then to Cheyenne. The tortoise, named Le Pew,...
  • Many Questions Arise about a Giant Tortoise Found in Cheyenne

    03/02/2005 5:58:09 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 20 replies · 1,347+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 03/02/05 | Dynes, Michelle
    It's not easy being green Many questions arise about a giant tortoise found in Cheyenne: Is it OK, and exactly how did it get here? By Michelle Dynes Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Terri Smith said she was walking her dog behind Sapp Bros. Big C Truck Stop on the Interstate 80 Service Road when she made her discovery Sunday morning. At first she thought it was a big rock or a pile of dirt that her dog, Bud, was sniffing. After a closer look, though, she realized it was a giant tortoise. She said the tortoise...
  • From Golden Sunrise to the West {Black History Month in Cheyenne, WY}

    02/27/2005 8:19:19 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 11 replies · 485+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 02-27-05 | Milner, Kelly
    From golden sunrise to the West By Kelly Milner Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Frankie Jones hoped a speaker Saturday helped put Tarzan to rest. "The only concept most people have of Africa is a white man swinging on a tree to save the black people," Jones said. "Every time I see it, it makes me fighting mad." Jones is a member of the Love and Charity Club Inc. that sponsored a Black History Month event Saturday called "Looking Back and Moving Forward." The Rev. Clinton Lewis was the speaker for the service, which was held at...
  • East High {Cheyenne, WY} Forms Gay/Straight Alliance Club

    02/19/2005 8:06:59 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 12 replies · 627+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 02-19-05 | Orr, Becky
    East High forms Gay/Straight Alliance club By Becky Orr Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - A new Gay/Straight Alliance established at Cheyenne's East High met for the first time Friday at the school. The organization is the first of its kind in Laramie County School District 1. Thirty-three people attended the organizational meeting - 30 of them students and the rest employees - said Donna Lucas, a group faculty sponsor. She is a student assistance counselor at East High who works through the Safe and Drug-Free Schools program. Phil Newland, the other sponsor, was out of town on...
  • Group Rallies for Higher Teacher Salaries {in Wyoming}

    02/15/2005 5:47:56 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 43 replies · 640+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 02-15-05 | Orr, Becky
    Group rallies for higher teacher salaries By Becky Orr Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Freya Butterfield says she would like to teach in Wyoming when she graduates this spring from the University of Wyoming. But she won't, because she can't, she said. "I'm not going to get paid enough," Butterfield said to a crowd of hundreds gathered Monday on the steps of the state Capitol. The group came in support of the Legislature providing more money for salaries for support staff and teachers. Many at the rally told emotional stories about low teacher salaries. They urged people...
  • Westerners Are Frank with Their Faith

    02/04/2005 5:58:35 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 277+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 02-04-05 | Eastwood, Cara
    Westerners are frank with their faith By Cara Eastwood Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Christians in western states share their faith more than those in any other region of the United States, a recent study shows. The study, conducted by the California-based Christian research organization The Barna Group, found that 65 percent of born-again Christians in the West actively shared their faith with non-Christians in the past year. This compares with 58 percent of born-again Christians in the Northeast and 59 percent of southern Christians. The group defines born-again Christians as those who said they had made...
  • Wyoming Hospice Loses Loyal Friend

    02/03/2005 5:24:11 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 419+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 02-03-05 | Orr, Becky
    Hospice loses loyal friend By Becky Orr Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Many people in Cheyenne lost a good friend on Jan. 26 when Rollie died. Rollie loved without any strings attached. He could lift the spirits of terminally ill people just by being around them. Rollie was a therapy dog at United Medical Center Hospice. He died of lymphoma at the home he shared with Dave and Judy Stratton and their family. The dog often accompanied Stratton, hospice children's program coordinator, as Stratton visited terminally ill patients at their homes. The two were best friends. Stratton...
  • Wyoming Lawmakers Address Low Pay in Education

    01/25/2005 11:46:20 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 336+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 01-25-05 | Lowell, Jessica
    Lawmakers address low pay in education By Jessica Lowell Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - The employment picture for K-12 teachers and school staff across the state is equally dismal. In Natrona County, teachers are being aggressively recruited by out-of-state districts with the promise of dramatically higher salaries. In Laramie County, school bus drivers with 30 years of experience make less than $15 an hour; some have filed for bankruptcy protection because they can't make ends meet. In Teton County, teachers routinely work second jobs to earn enough money to pay their bills. In Weston County, teachers have...
  • {Cheyenne} Residents Honor King

    01/18/2005 5:49:05 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 240+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 01-18-05 | Milner, Kelly
    Residents honor King By Kelly Milner Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - For Jerome Hairston, Martin Luther King Jr. Day means everything. A sixth-grader at Pioneer Park Elementary, Hairston said his mother is white, and his father is black. "If it weren't for Dr. King and what he did, I wouldn't be here right now," he said. "My mom is cool, and my dad is cool; it would be a shame if they couldn't be together." Hairston was a speaker Monday at the 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day March here. Around 800 people marched from the...
  • Downtown Fire {in Cheyenne} Could Lessen Western Experience

    01/02/2005 5:53:44 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 416+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 01-02-05 | Lowell, Jessica
    Downtown fire could lessen Western experience By Jessica Lowell Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Although Cheyenne is not necessarily a tourism destination, its history and architecture mark it as a city of the West. When tourists stop in Cheyenne, that's what they are looking for, tourism experts say. The fire that damaged a portion of a historic downtown block last week has dealt a blow to that experience, but it will be hard to tell how much. "It's speculative," Wyoming Travel and Tourism Director Diane Shober said. "There's no exact science to measure it, but it would...
  • HUD Cutbacks {in Wyoming} Make Holidays Not-So-Happy

    12/24/2004 4:42:14 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 18 replies · 725+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 12-24-04 | Wingert, Kevin
    HUD cutbacks make holidays not-so-happy By Kevin Wingert Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - It's a bitter Christmas this year for some low-income families in Cheyenne, and the chill has nothing to do with the weather. Tisha Dean, a waitress and single mother, expected to move into a subsidized rental unit on Jan. 10 with the help of the Cheyenne Housing Authority. She already had told her 3˝-year-old son, Don, he would be moving into a new bedroom. Don's Christmas wish list revolved around presents he wanted for his new bedroom. On Thursday, Dean got a letter from...