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December 22nd

Multi-State Agreement Protects Wyoming's Tobacco Settlement

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Wyoming Attorney General Gregory Phillips

Wyoming Attorney General Gregory Phillips announced this week that a multi-state agreement was made with four major tobacco companies that settles a 10-year dispute regarding payments under the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more.

December 22nd

DENVER BRONCO UPDATE

BRONCOS-FLOURISHING COORDINATORS

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The more the Denver Broncos win, the better the chance they lose - coordinators, that is.

Defensive boss Jack Del Rio and his offensive counterpart, Mike McCoy, figure to be hot commodities for any head coaching vacancies when the season finally winds down. That's simply the price of success.

Coach John Fox says: "You like to see people get opportunities and have those options. I'm sure it will be no different this year."

The Broncos (11-3) have won nine straight heading into a game against Cleveland (5-9) on Sunday.

(FRIDAY) WYOMING HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS SCORES

BOYS BASKETBALL

Cheyenne South 64, Durango, Colo. 60, 2OT

Encampment 50, Saratoga 34

Gering, Neb. 52, Torrington 39

Guernsey-Sunrise 70, Southeast 40

Midwest 41, Hanna-Elk Mountain 21

Newcastle 49, Lusk 43

Rocky Mountain 50, Shoshoni 47

Ten Sleep 75, Rock River 31

Wind River 61, Thermopolis 58

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Durango, Colo. 56, Cheyenne South 54, OT

Gering, Neb. 40, Torrington 35

Lovell 52, Wright 46

Midwest 52, Hanna-Elk Mountain 38

Newcastle 50, Lusk 41

Rock River 52, Ten Sleep 45

Saratoga 46, Encampment 33

WASHINGTON AND POKES RIDE 2ND-HALF SURGE TO DOWN GAUCHOS, 56-40

Laramie, Wyo. (Dec. 21, 2012) – The University of Wyoming men’s basketball team matched its best start in team history by winning its 12th-consecutive game with a 56-40 victory over the UC Santa Barbara on Friday in the Double AA.

Senior forward Leonard Washington led all scorers with 17 points while pulling down 11 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season. Fellow senior Luke Martinez chipped in 14 points and four steals for the Pokes.

The Cowboys rode a 32-17 second half to down the Gauchos, tying a season-low 40 points allowed, which also came against UCSB on Nov. 28.

BHS Forensics Team Second At Spearfish Tournament

The Buffalo High School Forensics team traveled to Spearfish South Dakota December 14 and 15 for their second tournament of the season.

Lummis Votes Against NDAA, But H.R. 4310 Passes House

Lummis Votes Against NDAA, But H.R. 4310 Passes House (Photo courtesy of Jessica Burmann)

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis, a Wyoming Republican, recently voted against the renewal of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013. House Resolution 4310 was ultimately passed by the House in a vote of 315 to 107. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy has the story.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead Reviews 2012 and Coming Priorities

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead Reviews 2012 and Coming Priorities

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead spoke Friday about how the state's landscape - both natural and technological - has changed over the course of 2012. Mead says this year's record fire season was a significant challenge.

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Suspends Peer Review of State Assessment Systems

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Suspends Peer Review of State Assessment Systems

On Friday, the Wyoming Department of Education learned that the U.S. Department of Education is suspending peer review of state assessment systems, effective immediately. According to a media release from Cindy Hill's office, who is the state superintendent of public instruction, the U.S.

One Dead, One Injured in Carbon County Rollover

One Dead, One Injured in Carbon County Rollover

A 29-year-old Colorado man died and a 34-year-old Rawlins man was injured in a rollover on WYO Highway 70 in Carbon County early Friday morning. The driver, Joshua C. Hart of Rawlins, survived the crash while his passenger, Justin R. Carrillo of Pueblo, Colo.

Speer Enters Not Guilty Pleas in Cody Abduction

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CODY, Wyo. (AP) - A Montana man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old Cody girl has pleaded not guilty. Jesse P. Speer appeared Friday before District Judge Steven Cranfill in Cody.