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  • (Ray) Hunkins Gains in Fundraising (The WY Republican Gubernatorial Nominee}

    09/07/2006 6:44:40 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 212+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 09-07-06 | Wingert, Kevin
    Hunkins gains in fundraising Challenger Ray Hunkins outraised Gov. Dave Freudenthal in August, but the governor retains the bigger war chest. By Kevin Wingert CHEYENNE - In the month of August, the Republican gubernatorial challenger raised $17,000 more than the Democrat incumbent in the same period. "We were very pleased from the support we got from individuals in Wyoming in the month of August," Republican Ray Hunkins said. "We're running a grassroots campaign, and the grassroots are responding." During this latest and next-to-last filing of campaign receipts prior to the Nov. 7 general election, Hunkins raised $77,872.67 to Gov....
  • Group plans walk to raise awareness of suicide {in Wyoming}

    09/05/2006 6:30:01 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 839+ views
    Billings, MT, Gazette ^ | 09-05-06 | AP
    Group plans walk to raise awareness of suicide By The Associated Press CASPER - A Natrona County group plans a walk this month to raise awareness of Wyoming's extraordinary suicide rate. The Natrona County Task Force for Suicide Prevention says the rate in Wyoming is about 22 suicides per 100,000 people, nearly twice the national average. Since 1999, more than 100 suicides have occurred in Natrona County alone. Raising awareness of the problem may encourage people to become involved in preventing suicides, members of the task force say. "It's not just to make sure people know it is a problem,"...
  • Hunkins Denies Role in GOP Probe; Freudenthal Says Statement Untrue

    09/01/2006 6:16:36 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 149+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 09/01/06 | Wingert, Kevin
    Hunkins denies role in GOP probe Freudenthal says statement untrue By Kevin Wingert Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - The Republican gubernatorial candidate disavowed any responsibility for the actions of the Wyoming Republican Party on Thursday and said he wanted to be responsible for leading the party back into a Reagan-esque era of unity. "The request was not made on my watch, so it is neither fair play nor 'clean politics' to associate this records request with me in any way," Ray Hunkins said. "This same principle holds true with respect to the radio advertisement: It was created...
  • {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...
  • {WY Democrat Freudenthal} Governor's Spending Lavish

    08/12/2006 10:01:16 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 517+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 08-12-06 | Wingert, Kevin
    Governor's spending lavish By Kevin Wingert Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - The chairman of the Wyoming Republican Party leveled a charge Friday that Democratic Gov. Dave Freudenthal is living a "high-rolling lifestyle" at the expense of the residents of Wyoming. "We knew from his budget proposals that the governor was a big spender, but what we found he spends on VIP treatment of himself is unconscionable to Wyoming citizens," Drake Hill said in a release about the Democratic governor, who currently is running for re-election. "Who else do you know that has a $50,000 lawn ornament?" Hill...
  • 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...
  • Wyoming May Soon Get Own Conservation Corps

    07/02/2006 5:54:11 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 756+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 07-02-06 | Frazer, Jennifer
    Wyoming may soon get own conservation corps By Jennifer Frazer Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - The Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s was famous for its use of the nation's youth to rejuvenate forests and public lands. Soon Wyoming may have a modern-day version of the corps, which would join corps in Utah, Montana and Colorado. The corps in all three of those states have worked in Wyoming in the past. The Wyoming Conservation Corps would provide youth 18-24 with an opportunity to learn skills and work with government agencies while improving Wyoming's public lands. The project...
  • Back in the saddle again: The Pony Express returns to Wyoming

    06/14/2006 8:04:41 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 498+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-14-06 | Orr, Becky
    Back in the saddle again The Pony Express returns to Wyoming By Becky Orr Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle When Stanley Bean led Apache into a gallop, the pair came close to making the 21st century disappear. Cars and the semi-trailers that sped past them on U.S. Highway 26 near Torrington took a back seat to the rhythmic thud when Apache's hooves sank into the damp grass alongside the road. Bean, 59, has worked in ranching for 40 years. He lives in Riverton and was one of the riders in this year's Pony Express re-ride. On a hazy Tuesday...
  • Wyoming Still Struggling with AIDS 25 Years Later

    06/06/2006 5:59:33 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 10 replies · 637+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 06-06-06 | Frazer, Jennifer
    Wyoming still struggling with AIDS 25 years later Two years ago, the state reported the largest number of newly diagnosed HIV and AIDS since 1997. By Jennifer Frazer Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Twenty-five years ago, Pamela Reamer Williams was a reporter in Portland, Ore., when she first heard of a new and deadly disease. Her colleague, Lars Larson, now a conservative radio show host, had a penchant for reading the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a short publication of the latest in the medical world. It was through Larson that...
  • 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...
  • Culture Adds to Suicide Challenges

    05/19/2006 5:42:23 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 426+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 05-19-06 | Frazer, Jennifer
    Culture adds to suicide challenges The states with the highest rates of suicide are rural states, and almost all of them are in the Mountain West. By Jennifer Frazer Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CASPER - Rural communities struggle with suicide, but they also possess some unique characteristics that may help them fight back. That was one of several messages shared by speakers at the second day of the Wyoming Suicide Prevention Conference, a gathering aimed at building connections that might help erase Wyoming's dubious distinction as the state with the number one rate of suicide in the nation....
  • Wyoming sues feds over gun rights

    05/11/2006 10:42:47 AM PDT · by archy · 68 replies · 1,750+ views
    The Casper [WY] Star-Tribune ^ | May 10, 2006 | TOM MORTON
    Wyoming sues feds over gun rights By TOM MORTON Star-Tribune staff writer Wednesday, May 10, 2006 Wyoming is suing the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The lawsuit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court, centers on whether its the federal government or the state that has the final authority to restore gun rights to those guilty of misdemeanor domestic violence offenses. Under federal law, people convicted of any misdemeanor crime of domestic violence used to be prohibited from possessing a firearm. In 1986, that changed: Those convicted could own a gun if their records were expunged. A new...
  • Wyoming targets ATF in suit over gun rights

    05/11/2006 8:13:42 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,010+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | May 11, 2006 | Dan Lewerenz
    Associated Press CHEYENNE - Wyoming Attorney General Pat Crank has sued the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, saying the agency is relying on a "hyper-technicality" to refuse some Wyoming residents - people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence - the right to bear arms. "We really are arguing about what is an 'expungement' - that is the critical question here," Crank said Wednesday. "Essentially, what the dispute involves is the meaning of the word 'expungement' and how it is applied to firearms disability under federal law," said Eric Epstein, division counsel for the ATF field office in Phoenix....
  • 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...
  • O'Reilly: The Most Dangerous States for American Kids

    03/17/2006 5:59:17 PM PST · by cgk · 50 replies · 2,120+ views ^ | 3-17-06 | Bill O'Reilly
    The Most Dangerous States for American Kids By: Bill O'Reilly for BillOReilly.comThursday, Mar 16, 2006 For those of you who still believe the justice system in America is working, consider the following. For three years, 46-year old Andrew Selva sexually brutalized two boys, ages 5 and 12, in a small town outside of Columbus, Ohio. In a plea bargain, Selva admitted to the court that he raped the boys in a variety of ways. By all accounts, it was savage criminal activity. But when Selva appeared for sentencing before Ohio Judge John Connor, he received no prison time at...
  • {WY} Schools create programs to help kids cope with and prevent bullying

    01/30/2006 12:32:48 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 32 replies · 691+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 01-30-06 | Olson, Ilene
    Schools create programs to help kids cope with and prevent bullying By Ilene Olson Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Bullying can lead to anger and tears in the classroom, on the playground and even years later as adults recall being bullied as children. "It made me feel - I don't know how to say it - embarrassed, I guess." Even so, she chose to walk away without saying anything. "I just ignored them," she said. Candiracci and McMillion both advised her, "Don't believe anybody who says that." The three sixth-graders were among the students who watched a performance at...
  • Open-Container Law Boost Up Again {in WY}

    01/06/2006 6:41:56 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 278+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 01-06-06 | Olson, Ilene
    Open-container law boost up again By Ilene Olson Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Senate File 36 is an old friend, Sen. Tony Ross, R-Cheyenne, said Thursday. The bill, which would prohibit open containers of alcoholic beverages in any moving vehicle, is Ross' fourth attempt to strengthen the state's open-container law. "My old favorite," he said. "I'm just not going to give up. I'm going to keep pressing because it's the right thing to do." The state's current open-container law, passed in 2002, prohibits only the driver of a vehicle from having an open container of alcohol. Wyoming...
  • Paying their last respects: Lying-in-state ceremony honors former Wyoming Gov. Stanley Hathaway

    10/08/2005 9:37:55 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 275+ views
    Paying their last respects Lying-in-state ceremony honors former Gov. Stan Hathaway By Ilene Olson Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Clear notes from a trumpet rang serenely in the Capitol Rotunda on Friday where former Wyoming Gov. Stan Hathaway was lying in state. The notes, which signaled the start of the lying-in-state ceremony honoring Hathaway, rose and echoed over the solemn gathering, adding to perceptions of history and loss marked by the occasion. Hathaway, who served as governor of Wyoming from 1967-75, died on Tuesday. A few people wiped silent tears as Thad and Chris Brown of Cheyenne...