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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,...