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  • Wyoming bill sets up ($2 mil) fund to fight health care law (Separate from the Commiecare™ lawsuit)

    09/24/2010 9:14:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Ravalli Republic ^ | 9/24/10 | JOAN BARRON
    Wyoming bill sets up fund to fight health care lawJOAN BARRON Casper Star-Tribune Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 7:46 am CHEYENNE - A legislative committee will vote in December on a bill to set up a $2 million litigation account to pay for legal challenges to portions of the new national health care reform law. The Joint Committee on Labor, Health and Social Services agreed during a meeting Sept. 8-9 in Buffalo to have the bill drafted. Committee chairman Sen. Charles Scott, R-Casper, who wrote the bill, said he expects problems to develop when the Obama administration writes rules...
  • Portals to Other Realities

    09/18/2010 6:54:20 AM PDT · by Palter · 19 replies · 1+ views
    WSJ ^ | 18 Sep 2010 | Michael FitzGerald
    Legend Rock carries 10,000 years of profound beliefs Ice Age paintings and carvings in Europe are revered as sublime achievements of early humans, yet the prehistoric rock art in the American West is far less known. At Legend Rock in central Wyoming, 10,000 years of profound beliefs are inscribed on red sandstone cliffs. As the Pleistocene period ended approximately 12,000 years ago with the passing of the last Ice Age, people were spreading from Asia to North America and south into what is now the U.S. Archaeologists have found evidence that the early immigrants took advantage of the moderating climate...
  • a Republican Governor enacted the first Women's Suffrage law

    09/06/2010 8:21:40 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 8 replies
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | September 6, 2010 | Michael Zak
    On this day in 1870, in Wyoming territory, women voted for the first time anywhere in the United States [pictured]. The suffrage bill had been signed into law earlier that year by the Republican governor, John Campbell. Appointed by a Republican president, Ulysses Grant, Campbell would later serve as Assistant Secretary of State in the Grant administration. The first woman to cast her ballot was Louisa Ann Swain, of Laramie.
  • Mystic Monks Prepare to Build

    08/20/2010 4:39:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 57 replies
    cmr ^ | August 20, 2010 | MATTHEW ARCHBOLD
    Perhaps you've seen the rotating ads on CMR promoting the Mystic Monk coffee. Well, they do more than roast beans. They are a newly-founded energetic community of contemplative Carmelites known as the Monks of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel who are serious about what they do: "strict monastic enclosure, two hours of contemplative prayer daily, study and spiritual reading, and manual labor." While the community is currently still small (under 20) they are being inundated with vocation inquiries and are planning to build a new monastery on a striking site in Wyoming to be known as the...
  • Rita Meyer (R)- Wyoming has taken the lead from Matt Mead (R) in Governor Primary with 81% counted

    08/17/2010 8:51:26 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2010 | steelers6
    Governor - GOP Primary August 17, 2010 - 11:37PM ET Wyoming - 393 of 486 Precincts Reporting - 81% Name Party Votes Vote % Meyer , Rita GOP 21,256 29% Mead , Matt GOP 21,206 29% Micheli , Ron GOP 19,610 26% Simpson , Colin GOP 11,251 15% Kousoulos , Alan GOP 336 0% Ubben , Tom GOP 313 0% Self , John GOP 226 0% Governor - Dem Primary August 17, 2010 - 11:34PM ET Wyoming - 389 of 486 Precincts Reporting - 80% Name Party Votes Vote % Petersen , Leslie Dem 8,513 48% Gosar , Pete Dem...
  • GOTV in Wyoming & Washington Tuesday, Aug 17th, 2010 WY polls 7AM to 7PM, WA - Mail In Ballots

    08/16/2010 9:14:29 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 8 replies
    Wyoming & Washington Secretary of States ^ | August 16, 2010 | steelers6 Which counties vote by mail? 38 of Washington's 39 counties vote by mail. Pierce County still maintains poll sites. The polls are open from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Election Day.
  • Viewers Report Foreign Languages on Dish Network [Update]

    08/10/2010 2:32:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies ^ | Story Updated: Aug 10, 2010 at 1:12 PM CDT | Paul Adler, KY3 News
    Story Published: Aug 10, 2010 at 7:54 AM CDT Story Updated: Aug 10, 2010 at 1:12 PM CDT SNIPPET: "SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Viewers are calling the KY3 Newsroom and posting information on our KY3 Ozarks Today Facebook page about getting the wrong channels on Dish Network on Tuesday morning. Some of the channels are apparently in Chinese, Arabic and other languages." SNIPPET: "UPDATE On Tuesday, August 10, 2010 12:24 PM, KY3 received an official statement from Dish Network regarding the issue. “Starting at approximately 3:30 a.m. MDT, satellite uplink provider, EchoStar, experienced an equipment failure associated with a primary video...
  • Police: 1 of 2 Ariz. escapees captured in Wyo.

    08/09/2010 11:32:46 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    Federal agents on Monday captured one of two inmates who escaped from an Arizona prison in Wyoming, and were still searching for the other fugitive and a suspected accomplice. Tracy Province was arrested with a handgun in northwest Wyoming, about 60 miles outside of Yellowstone National Park, said David Gonzales, the U.S. Marshal for Arizona. The other inmate, John McCluskey, as well as suspected accomplice Casslyn Welch, were still on the lam.
  • Escaped Arizona Inmates Believed to be Hiding in Yellowstone Park

    08/08/2010 2:50:05 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 20 Aug 2010
    Federal authorities say two men who escaped from a private Arizona prison and a woman thought to have helped them are believed to be in the area around Yellowstone National Park. The U.S. Marshals Service told Fox News on Sunday that Tracy Province, John McCluskey and Casslyn Welch may be hiding in portions of the park that span Montana and Wyoming. Authorities say it's now believed that Province has separated from McCluskey and Welch. The manhunt for the three intensified after forensic evidence linked at least one of the inmates to the killings of an Oklahoma couple who was traveling...
  • Officials kill grizzly bears to head-off lawsuits before they arise

    08/01/2010 8:58:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 106 replies · 21+ views
    Bear Attack Examiner ^ | July 31, 2010 | Dave Smith
    Wildlife officials have killed a grizzly bear in Wyoming and a grizzly bear in Montana to head-off potential lawsuits. The Montana grizzly killed and partially consumed Kevin Kammer at a Gallatin National Forest campground near Cooke City, Mont. on July 29. The Wyoming grizzly killed 70 year-old botanist Erwin Evert on June 17 on the Shoshone National Forest near the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. The circumstances were quite different, but the decision to kill the bears was undoubtedly influenced by a 1996 court case over the terrible bear mauling of 16 year-old Anna Knochel at a U.S. Forest...
  • Obama’s Job Approval Lowest in Wyoming at 29%, and Utah, 34% (See other states too)

    07/19/2010 2:39:47 PM PDT · by Justaham · 48 replies · 4+ views ^ | 7-19-10
    ( – President Barack Obama’s job approval rating is lowest in Wyoming and Utah, according to the Gallup polling company, which tracked the numbers for all 50 states and the District of Columbia from January through June 2010. The poll of more than 90,000 adults nationwide showed that in Wyoming, for example, only 29 percent of the people there approved of the job the president was doing. That was the lowest approval rating in the states and D.C.
  • Special lease auction approaches new Wyo. record

    07/12/2010 5:04:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/12/10 | Mead Gruver - ap
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – An unprecedented special state oil and gas lease auction to handle a rush to drill for oil in eastern Wyoming has grossed a near-record $42 million. The Office of State Lands and Investments held Friday's auction in response to demand from oil companies to snap up leasing rights. Figures released Monday showed bids for the right to drill on state land ranged as high as $3,200 an acre. That's comparable to the high prices paid in May at a regular state lease auction that grossed a record $45.6 million for Wyoming. Friday's special sale was Wyoming's second...
  • Mormon Handcart Tragedy

    05/20/2010 5:49:38 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 111 replies · 901+ views ^ | May 20, 2010
    As our own lives become more insulated, virtual, and comfortable, actual episodes of suffering and endurance have become popular stuff. Mt. Everest mishaps, perfect storms, cold mountains, you name it. The name we like best, though, is "Mormon Handcart Tragedy," three words we had never seen so strung before last summer, and now we notice the phrase everywhere. The latest appearance was in a 2004 feature story about the depredation in the New York Times. (Full ignorance disclosure: none of the Team are practicing Mormons) During a trip last year, we saw two wax representations of the Handcart Tragedy...
  • Girls in gnome theft case face misdemeanors

    05/19/2010 9:49:35 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 51 replies · 955+ views
    The Gillette News-Record ^ | Tuesday, May 18, 2010 | staff
    Three Gillette girls accused of stealing more than 140 garden gnomes face misdemeanor charges of possessing stolen property, larceny and trespassing. The teenagers were caught trying to steal a lawn ornament last week in Sundance. Police found 143 garden gnomes in their trunk while searching their car. The girls, whose names were not released, told police all of the gnomes were stolen in Gillette as part of a prank. They have been charged in Crook County and also are expected to face charges in Campbell County, Gillette police Detective Becky Elger said. Two of the girls are 16 years old;...
  • McCrery Architects Design New Monastery for Carmelites of Wyoming (coffee anyone?)

    05/18/2010 5:32:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies · 480+ views
    The Carmelites of Wyoming are looking to expand their present facilities, and McCrery Architects have come up an ambitious design for the Carmel. James McCrery, the architect, offers this statement: The vision for the New Carmel is for an authentically Catholic, Carmelite Monastery that embraces the French tradition of gothic architecture. This is the architecture that the Catholic Church truly owns! It developed in the 13th century in response to the strong growth of monastic life at that time. 800 years later, in this 21st century of Our Lord, these Holy Monks live a rich monastic life that is...
  • Wyo, Wyo, Wyoming (Unrepentant Terrorist, Bill Ayers bogs about his use of the Judicial System)

    04/28/2010 8:17:47 PM PDT · by machogirl · 29 replies · 379+ views
    Bill Ayers ^ | 4-28-2010 | Bill Ayers
    William Ayers is Wyoming-bound. We’ve kept you abreast of developments regarding the University of Wyoming’s attempt to ban controversial professor William Ayers from speaking on campus — an effort that led to a lawsuit filed by Denver attorney David Lane. Yesterday, United States District Court Judge William Downes held a hearing in Casper at which the university claimed its actions were motivated by security concerns, not speech issues. But Downes didn’t buy that. Moments ago, he delivered a ruling videoconferenced to Denver during which he ordered that Ayers be allowed to speak at the university tomorrow. Downes cited a four-part...
  • National Merit Scholarship cutoff scores

    04/27/2010 2:15:34 PM PDT · by ex-snook · 25 replies · 1,189+ views
    web ^ | current | Merit scholarship web site
    Qualifying Scores for the Class of 2010 National Merit Semifinalists: Alabama 208 Alaska 211 Arizona 210 Arkansas 203 California 218 Colorado 215 Connecticut 218 Delaware 219 District of Columbia 221 Florida 211 Georgia 214 Hawaii 214 Idaho 209 Illinois 214 Indiana 211 Iowa 209 Kansas 211 Kentucky 209 Louisiana 207 Maine 213 Maryland 221 Massachusetts 221 Michigan 209 Minnesota 215 Mississippi 203 Missouri 211 Montana 204 Nebraska 207 Nevada 202 New Hampshire 213 New Jersey 221 New Mexico 208 New York 218 North Carolina 214 North Dakota 202 Ohio 211 Oklahoma 207 Oregon 213 Pennsylvania 214 Rhode Island 217 South...
  • Pit Bull Attacks 6th Graders In Blackfoot (Warning: Graphic Photo)

    04/10/2010 7:18:34 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 24 replies · 1,284+ views
    By Genevieve Judge, Local News 8 Reporter BLACKFOOT - A man in Blackfoot is facing several charges after officers say his pit bull attacked a dozen people at the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School Thursday. 11 of the 12 were students, one was a teacher. Three of the students were sent to the hospital. Abel DeLuna, 28, is facing misdemeanor charges of harboring a vicious dog, dog rushing a person, failure to get a dog license and failure to get a rabies shot. Thursday was an unusual day for sixth grader Jaylinn Eddy. Her recess at the Blackfoot Sixth Grade School...
  • Ayers Reconsidered

    03/31/2010 5:35:07 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 9 replies · 438+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | March 31, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    Ayers Reconsidered Bethany Stotts, March 31, 2010 The 2008 elections are over, but former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers is not likely to be out of the limelight anytime soon. The University of Wyoming’s Social Justice Research Center recently canceled an April 5 speech by former Weather Underground member Bill Ayers due to “personal and professional reasons, including safety concerns,” according to a March 30 UW press release. This isn’t the first time. Ayers’ scheduled appearance “…raised hundreds of objections from citizens and politicians…” reported Bob Moen for the Associated Press on March 30. He later adds that “UW spokesman...
  • Magnate made me escort

    03/30/2010 5:29:13 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 14 replies · 1,347+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 30, 2010 | KATHIANNE BONIELLO
    Robert Brot is no Richard Gere, according to his "Pretty Woman." The Manhattan real-estate developer who says he rescued a woman from a life of prostitution, as Gere's character did in the movie, was more like her pimp than her Prince Charming, she told The Post. "Tried to save me from the escort business? No, he got me into it," said Lind sey DeLeon, 26. "He told me, 'I'm going to show you the high life. I'm going to show you how to live.' And he did." Brot, 57, paid for her to move from Wyoming to the city,...
  • Grasshopper outlook strikes fear on Western range

    03/28/2010 5:01:46 PM PDT · by decimon · 47 replies · 1,196+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 28, 2010 | MATT JOYCE
    Grasshopper infestations have taken on mythic tones here on the arid prairie of northeastern Wyoming — they blanket highways, eat T-shirts off clotheslines and devour nearly every scrap of vegetation on ranches and farms. The myth may come closer to reality this summer than at any time in decades in several states in the West and the Plains. > "When they're really thick, people say they'll eat T-shirts on a line," he said as he recalled a time in the mid-1980s when the grasshoppers were so thick that you couldn't put your hand on the shady side of a fence...
  • Wyoming lawmakers eye 'cowboy ethics' code

    02/23/2010 2:34:14 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 13 replies · 613+ views
    hosted ^ | Feb 23 | MATT JOYCE
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Some members of the Wyoming Legislature want to instill "cowboy ethics" in state law, lest lawmakers and citizens forget the state's western roots. The code would stress the importance of living with courage, keeping promises, finishing what you start and saying more by talking less. Based on the "Code of the West" outlined in a 2004 book called "Cowboy Ethics" by James Owen, a retired Wall Street investor from Texas, Senate File 51 galloped through the Wyoming Senate last week and on Monday lassoed unanimous approval from the House Minerals Committee.....
  • Internet rape case jolts Wyoming city

    02/06/2010 1:13:39 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 915+ views
    hosted ^ | Feb 6 | BEN NEARY
    CASPER, Wyo. - Authorities say a Casper woman was assaulted at her front door, raped at knifepoint in her living room and left bound on the floor, and they say one of the men charged in the brutal attack claimed that he thought it was invited. Two men are accused in the crime. One is charged with carrying out the rape. The other, the woman's ex-boyfriend, stands accused of posing as the victim online and claiming she harbored a rape fantasy and wanted to be assaulted.......
  • More than 1,200 tiny quakes hit Yellowstone Park, but jitters are few

    01/31/2010 5:15:46 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 17 replies · 1,004+ views
    Missoulian (AP) ^ | January 31, 2010 | Mead Gruver
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Yellowstone National Park is shaking again, but jitters seem few so far. Over eight days, more than 1,270 mostly tiny earthquakes have struck between Old Faithful and West Yellowstone. The strongest dozen or so have ranged between magnitudes 3.0 and 3.8. That's strong enough to feel - barely. The vast majority have been too weak to be felt even nearby. Likewise, online chatter about an imminent volcanic eruption in Yellowstone hasn't really picked up compared with the attention that a similar quake swarm drew just over a year ago. "Perhaps we have done a better job in...

    01/14/2010 8:42:45 PM PST · by MestaMachine · 2 replies · 323+ views
    January 14, 2010 | MestaMachine
    WYOMING ELECTION CENTRAL If we are going to make a difference in the upcoming election, we need to KNOW the candidates. Please post the names of ALL your Congressional candidates on this thread along with any and all information available. We need names, positions, platforms, news articles, statements, pictures. We need to separate the RINOS from the Conservatives, and most of all, we need to get the liberals of either party OUT!We can do this if you help. I have started this thread. All you have to do is contribute a little time and a little research. Help us...
  • Llama survives cougar attack; big cat does not

    01/02/2010 10:52:14 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 2,844+ views
    sltrib ^ | 01/02/2010
    ALTA, Wyo. » Frito the llama defied his name and didn't get eaten. Lou Centrella seemed sure that was Frito's fate after a mountain lion killed another of his llamas on Sunday. Frito was nowhere to be found after the attack on the other llama, named Grayson. On Monday, the cougar returned to the Centrellas' yard in western Wyoming to feed on the llama it had killed. Concerned the big cat may have acquired a taste for llama, Centrella shot it.....
  • Sing Along: 'This Land Is EPA's Land'

    12/16/2009 5:10:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 742+ views ^ | December 16, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Regulations: The Clean Water Act is being rewritten to give a government bureaucracy the power to regulate every body of water from the Mississippi River to a rain-flooded field. The first casualty may be American coal. With all the concern for the harm that cap-and-trade and regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant might do to the American economy and free markets, the Environmental Protection Agency is doing quite enough damage with an existing law on the books — the Clean Water Act. Congress plans to revise it to make it an even more powerful bludgeon against industry, energy producers and...
  • Rocky Mountain High... Hats (Installation of 2 new bishops)

    12/11/2009 8:51:10 AM PST · by NYer · 4 replies · 370+ views
    WITL ^ | December 11, 2009 | Rocco Palmo
    At the close of a year justly described as a "Docket-buster" -- 27 appointments on these shores... even more close at hand -- no shortage of new high-hats have had to travel some to reach their new assignments. Yet of them all, none's been called on to undergo a greater change of scenery than Bishop Fernando Isern of Pueblo, who's had to trade Miami's warm sun for a Southern Colorado so frigid that, on his ordination yesterday (photos), the news reported closures due to bursting pipes. The first Cuban exile to lead an American diocese since 1994, the 50...
  • TCU Football and the BCS: Is it fair to exclude a "weak conference"?

    11/08/2009 11:14:39 AM PST · by dangus · 39 replies · 1,506+ views
    Vanity ^ | 11-8-09 | Dangus
    The likelihood of outrage seems inevitable this year in college football: The BCS controversy, which even President Obama has issued proclamations about, seems ready to explode, since six undefeated teams - two from minor conferences - survive with only three games left in the season. Two conferences, Mountain West and Western Athletic (WAC) are excluded from automatic participation in the BCS, and must compete for one of two wildcard teams, and both still have undefeated teams. But should a team which has gone undefeated and unchallenged take a slot from Alabama or Florida, which are likely to also go undefeated......
  • BYU Football: Black 14 game lives in BYU memories

    11/05/2009 10:29:40 AM PST · by Colofornian · 21 replies · 1,093+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | Nov. 5, 2009 | Jeff Call
    Forty years ago, BYU and Wyoming met at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, Wyo., for a football game that turned out to be much more than a game. It was October, 1969 -- a turbulent time in American history, with demonstrations and protests abounding around the country, sparked by the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War. So when 14 black Wyoming football players decided to wear black armbands for the game against BYU -- to protest what they considered to be "racist practices" of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which owns and operates BYU -- and...
  • Voter Fraud: Dead People Rule!

    11/03/2009 6:38:17 AM PST · by mondoreb · 60 replies · 2,318+ views
    DBKP ^ | November 3, 2009 | Mondo Frazier
    Almost 20% of West Virginians eligible to vote are either dead or have moved. Five States with the Most Dead People Eligible to Vote: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming. FUN TIME IN ACORN TOWN: DEAD PEOPLE RULE! Are you lonely when you go to the polling place? Want some company? Perhaps, you'd like to take along a dead "friend" to vote with you. That's a scenario that's becoming more possible across the United States. A combination of old voter registration lists that still contain the names of dead voters and voters who have moved, new "Motor Voter" legislation,...
  • 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>
  • Grizzly mauls sheepherder; kills dogs, sheep

    09/15/2009 2:27:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies · 4,144+ views
    Sublette Examiner ^ | September 15, 2009 | Joy Ufford with Derek Farr
    After what could be the first grizzly bear attack on a human in the Upper Green, a 46-year-old sheepherder was life-flighted to Idaho Falls early Monday morning after being seriously mauled. The grizzly began its rampage in the early hours in a sheep herd grazing near Forest Road 617, at the eastern edge of the Gros Ventre Wilderness near Tosi Creek. The herd is tended by Marcello Tejeda, of Rock Springs, and Jorge Mesa, both of whom were awakened by what they thought was a black bear in the sheep, according to their employer, rancher Mary Thoman of Fontenelle. Monday,...
  • AP Lauds Story of Big Anti-Cheney Petition Drive… of 150 Signatures?

    09/11/2009 10:51:06 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 7 replies · 427+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 09/11/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    The Associated Press must have thought that it had quite a story on its hands when it published "Protest brews over Cheney center at Univ. of Wyo." After all, it had Dearth Cheney, protesters, a university and a petition drive to keep the evil VP at bay. It was all the makings of a good story of "controversy" of the Bush/Cheney years. Apreantly the era of hope-n-change has not quite depleted the APs desire to rehash the Bush years. As it happens, the Cheney family is donating $3.2 million to the University of Wyoming for the new Cheney International Center...
  • New Fee on Health Insurance Companies Is Proposed to Help Expand Coverage

    09/07/2009 4:03:08 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies · 3,267+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 6, 2009 | Robert Pear
    In a last effort to give the Senate a bipartisan health care bill, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee circulated a comprehensive proposal on Sunday to overhaul the health care system and proposed a new fee on insurance companies to help pay for coverage of the uninsured. ... The proposal by Mr. Baucus does not include a public option, or a government-run insurance plan, to compete with private insurers, as many Democrats want. ... It remains to be seen how Mr. Baucus’s plan might mesh with any proposals Mr. Obama lays out as he tries to pump up support...
  • Police use Taser on parade participant

    08/05/2009 12:22:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 909+ views
    Star-Tribune ^ | August 4, 2009 | JOSHUA WOLFSON
    State agents are investigating a Saturday incident in which a 76-year-old man driving a tractor in Glenrock was tasered by police after allegedly failing to obey their orders. The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation will look into whether anyone connected to the incident committed a crime, said Special Agent Tim Hill. The incident happened at Glenrock's annual Deer Creek Days event. Glenrock police said the man, who was operating an antique tractor, failed to obey directions in a parade, Hill said. At some point afterward, police subdued and tasered the man. During the incident, the man's tractor apparently ran into...
  • Wyoming Governor Calls for 10th Amendment Resolution

    07/29/2009 4:03:16 AM PDT · by sovereignty2 · 19 replies · 1,868+ views
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | 07-28-09 | Tenth Amendment Center
    Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal today transmitted the following memorandum and proposed resolution on state sovereignty to the Wyoming Legislature’s Management Council. MEMORANDUM To: Management Council Members From: Dave Freudenthal, Governor Date: July 28, 2009 Re: Sovereignty Resolution As you know, individual states have been adopting Sovereignty Resolutions over the past few years. Such resolutions have been considered by the Wyoming Legislature over the years as well. Representative Illoway is working on one for this session. The attached version expands slightly on the versions currently circulating. The resolution includes a list of specific federal laws and a reference to the idea...
  • Retired police officer recounts bear mauling

    07/24/2009 8:28:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 1,221+ views
    Gazette ^ | July 24, 2009 | GREG TUTTLE
    Jerry Ruth saw the grizzly for just a fraction of a second before it was on him. Within seconds, the 275-pound animal had crushed the Wyoming man's jaw when it bit him in the face, fractured his rib and punctured his lung and left deep bite wounds in his calf and scratches across his back. Ruth grabbed for the .41-caliber magnum revolver he was carrying in a hip holster and relied on his training and experience as a police officer to save his life. He fired three times, saving three bullets in case his first shots failed. Ruth said he...
  • Governor: feds stiff Wyoming again on Forest funds

    07/22/2009 5:39:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies · 731+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 22, 2009 | BEN NEARY
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture again has excluded national forests in Wyoming from receiving federal economic stimulus program money. The federal agency on Tuesday announced nearly $275 million in new federal funds for improvements to U.S. Forest Service trails and facilities in 32 states. It included none for Wyoming.
  • Within the Vortex (Weather Channel VORTEX2 Project)

    06/11/2009 3:35:10 AM PDT · by texas booster · 7 replies · 727+ views
    The Weather Channel Videos ^ | June 8, 2009 | Staff
    A crew from the Weather Channel, as part of the VORTEX2 tornado study, caught the full life cycle of a tornado in Wyoming the other day -- including an incredible look inside tornado as its top leaned down toward the camera. Can anyone get a screencap of the tornado about 1:45 in? Amazing stuff.
  • ‘By God, we’ll live within our means,’ Gov. Freudenthal says (Wyoming)

    06/07/2009 12:28:00 PM PDT · by mmanager · 22 replies · 1,341+ views
    Gillette News-Record ^ | 6/6/2009 | By J.D. STETSON, News-Record Writer
    Gov. Dave Freudenthal concedes that he could have stretched next year’s budget without $230 million in cuts, but that it would be a very short-sighted view to take. Freudenthal addressed a packed room of Wyoming stock growers during their annual convention Friday at Cam-plex Energy Hall. He started the speech with a rundown of agriculture bills that didn’t make it through the state Legislature in the last session, but then moved into his recent 10 percent budget cut for the next fiscal year. “We are not the federal government,” Freudenthal said. “We don’t borrow money, we don’t print money and,...
  • Did an American dinosaur swim over the sea to Skye 170 million years ago?[Scotland]

    06/02/2009 7:59:10 AM PDT · by BGHater · 49 replies · 1,906+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 02 June 2009 | CLAIRE SMITH
    A THREE-TOED dinosaur which once roamed the Isle of Skye may have been the same species as one whose prints have been found in the Red Gulch mountains in Wyoming, paleontologists said yesterday. The 170 million-year-old tracks are so similar that Glasgow paleontologist Neil Clark believes the Wyoming dinosaurs may have swum or waded over to Skye – which at that time was part of an island off the east coast of America. US scientists now plan to put his theories to the test, using 3D mapping technology to compare both sets of footprints. Dr Clark, Curator of Paleontology at...
  • Eight Uzbekistan Nationals Among 12 Charged with Racketeering, Human Trafficking...

    05/27/2009 4:41:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 14 replies · 1,434+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Eight Uzbekistan Nationals Among 12 Charged with Racketeering, Human Trafficking & Immigration Violations in Scheme to Employ Illegal Aliens in 14 States Twelve defendants, including eight Uzbekistan nationals, have been charged in a 45-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on May 6, 2009, on RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) charges related to labor racketeering, forced labor trafficking and immigration and other violations in 14 states. Abrorkhodja Askarkhodjaev, 30, Nodir Yunusov, 22, Rustamjon Shukurov, 21, citizens of Uzbekistan residing in Mission, Kan.; Ilkham Fazilov, 44, Nodirbek...
  • Long Live Conservatism! Long Live Liberty! (2nd qtr '09 FReepathon thread IX)

    04/22/2009 1:10:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 142 replies · 6,794+ views
    It's been said that conservatism has different meanings for different people. It may not be textbook, but without a whole lot of navel gazing, here's what it means to me and what Free Republic is all about: In a word, Freedom! In two words, Preserving Freedom. In a handful of words as stated by our Founding Fathers, to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity! America was founded on the proposition that all men are created equal by God and that our unalienable rights to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness are granted directly by God...
  • The Tax Day Tea Party a huge SUCCESS!! Gov, media shocked and speechless!! (FReepathon thread VIII)

    04/20/2009 11:16:54 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 258 replies · 12,205+ views
    Do not believe the nattering nabobs of negativity. The Nationwide Tax Day TEA Party/Tax Revolt was a huge success!! What we need now is MORE and LOUDER!! Obama has no clue. Being confronted by millions of fed-up citizens is new to him. He never expected the otherwise docile American people to rise up against his wannabe Marxist/fascist totalitarian regime. He's now lashing out at us through the Dept of Homeland Security as if We the People are his enemy. Well, we are! And he now knows it. And he's scared witless!! And the media has been reduced to the speechless,...
  • Woo hoo!! Over 600 TEA Parties, 750,000 patriots, all 50 states engaged!! (FReepathon thread VII)

    04/18/2009 11:36:17 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 222 replies · 12,308+ views
    Click here to support FR ^ | April 18, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    Congratulations FReepers and Patriots! According to Henchster's ongoing tallies, we've surpassed 750,000 participants in our nationwide Tax Day TEA Party/Tax Revolt! Woo hoo!! All 50 states fully engaged! Over 600 cities represented and reports still coming in! Huge turnout, huge SUCCESS!! Elected officials take note: DO NOT TREAD ON ME!! Tyranny, usurpation, corruption, overreaching, big spending, high taxing will no longer be tolerated! We the people are FED-UP and we're not going to take it anymore! Ignore us at your own peril! All Congressional seats, all elected offices throughout the land at risk! Revolution is in the air!!
  • House Democrat Leaders: Tea Partiers Are Racist, Nazi, Gun Nuts

    04/16/2009 11:58:07 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 102 replies · 4,854+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 16, 2009 12:31 PM | Posted by Brian Faughnan
    If the Obama administration has taken flak for suggesting that conservative groups might be home to domestic terrorists, it looks like some House Democrat leaders are willing to go even further: But in an interview on Fox TV in San Francisco, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) chalked up the GOP grass-roots effort as “AstroTurf.” “This initiative is funded by the high end; we call it AstroTurf, it's not really a grass-roots movement. It's AstroTurf by some of the wealthiest people in America to keep the focus on tax cuts for the rich instead of for the great middle class,” Pelosi said....
  • Non-Partisan Group Estimates Number of Electoral Votes in Each State in 2012

    04/14/2009 5:46:54 PM PDT · by CalifScreaming · 24 replies · 1,867+ views
    Ballot Access News ^ | April 14, 2009 | Richard Winger
    After the 2010 census has been held, the number of seats held by each state in the U.S. House of Representatives will change. The National Conference of State Legislatures recently estimated what the 2010 reapportionment will mean for each state. Eight states are expected to lose one seat each, in the U.S. House and in the Electoral College. They are Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. States that will gain will be Texas (3 seats), and one each for Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada and Utah. If the bill now pending in Congress to expand the...
  • Study: We're the happiest state in the nation

    04/09/2009 6:00:40 AM PDT · by posterchild · 58 replies · 2,441+ views
    Lincoln Journal Star ^ | Mon April 6, 2009 | Micah Mertes
    We cheer the reddest. We corn the hardest. And, apparently, we grin the widest. Because Nebraska is the happiest state in the U.S., a new study says. The survey — conducted by personal finance Web site — ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia from fiscally happiest to saddest based on a few factors of economic well-being. These included foreclosure numbers, unemployment rates and the ratio of average debt to average annual income. “It reflects the attitude of this state,” said Gov. Dave Heineman. “We are a positive people with a can-do attitude who are focused on...
  • Woo hoo!! Our 2nd QTR 2009 FReepathon is now underway!! [Thread II]

    04/03/2009 3:04:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 173 replies · 7,665+ views
    Click here to pledge your support ^ | April 3, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    Are you ready for a FReepathon!!? Well, it's a new quarter and a new president and he's everything we knew he would be. In less than 90 days he's managed to take an economic downturn and turn it into an unmitigated disaster for good old American capitalism. Never let a good crisis go to waste! The government is now printing money as fast as they can run the presses. Our federal budget is doubling and tripling and the Fed is running with no controls or oversight whatsoever from the congress, pumping trillions more into the "economy." The government now spends...