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Big Horn Skiing

TEN SLEEP, Wyo. (AP) - New owners of the Big Horn Mountain Ski Resort near Ten Sleep hope to open the resort next month, but they're waiting for U.S. Forest Service approval. Wayne and Holli Jones bought the resort this summer. Holli Jones says she and her husband have met with the Forest Service and are hoping for a permit by Dec. 10 at the latest.

Wyoming Trooper Gets 15 Years In Prison

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A former Wyoming state trooper has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for kidnapping a truck driver in what prosecutors say was an aborted murder plot.Federal judge Alan B. Johnson said Friday he regarded Franklin Joseph Ryle's plan as half-baked. But the judge said there was no doubt his offense was serious and required a significant sentence.

The Wyoming Cowboy Basketball Team Defeats the Boise State Broncos, 87 to 61

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -Djibril Thiam scored 19 points as Wyoming ran past Boise State 87-61 Saturday night.

The Cowboys (2-1) used an aggressive full-court press to force 23 turnovers that resulted in 31 points.

Afam Muojeke scored 18 points for Wyoming, followed by Adam Waddell with 16 and Desmar Jackson with 11.

Wyoming falls to TCU, 45 to 10

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Matthew Tucker and Joseph Turner each ran for two touchdowns, and No. 4 TCU routed Wyoming 45-10 on Saturday for the Horned Frogs' best start in 71 years.

Wyoming Challenges Yellowstone Snowmobile Rules

CHEYENNE, (AP) - The state of Wyoming has filed a new federal lawsuit seeking to block the National Park Service from restricting snowmobile numbers in Yellowstone National Park. The Park Service on Friday issued a temporary rule that would allow up to 318 snowmobiles and 78 snowcoaches per day into the park starting next month and continuing through next winter.

Senator Enzi Feels The Reid Health Care Bill Will Mean Fewer Jobs, More Taxes And Higher Health Care Costs

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi gave a speech on the Senate floor Friday that outlined the deficiencies in the $2.5 trillion Reid health care bill. Enzi also spoke with a group of Republicans at a news conference later in the day where he pointed out the flaws of the Reid health care bill and the increased taxes it calls for.

Wyoming Highway's Are Becoming Quite Popular For Drug Couriers

Wyoming roadways continue to be utilized by illegal drug couriers who are moving their product from the west coast to points east.
State Troopers have made three felony marijuana seizures in the last three weeks that have resulted in multiple arrests.

Representative Lummis Comments On Decision To Hold Terrorist Trials In The Big Apple

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis, issued the following statement regarding U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's decision that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four conspirators will face trial in federal court in New York City for masterminding the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Northern Wyoming Sugar Beet Growers Are Still Digging

POWELL, (AP) - Western Sugar Cooperative growers in northern Wyoming are digging more sugar beets under the quota system that has been in place since a hard freeze damaged the beets in early October. Western Sugar officials allowed growers to dig another 1.2 tons per contracted acre. That should provide about a week's worth of supply to the Lovell beet processing factory.

Wyoming Trooper Gets 15 Years In Prison

CHEYENNE, (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a former Wyoming state trooper to serve 15 years in prison for kidnapping a truck driver in what prosecutors say was an aborted murder plot. U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson sentenced 42-year-old Franklin Ryle on Friday after a lengthy sentencing hearing that began Thursday.

Family Mourns Loss of Wyoming Soldier

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The mother of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Zorn says her son knew early in life that he wanted to join the military, and he planned to spend his career in the service. Zorn died Monday in Tal Afar, Iraq, from injuries suffered in a roll-over crash. He was 35.

Troops' Post-Deployment Questionnaires Missing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional investigators say tens of thousands of questionnaires aimed at measuring the mental and physical health of returning combat troops can't be found. As a result, the Government Accountability Office says, the military does not have reasonable assurances that the service members got the opportunity to report their health problems on the forms.

Death Warrant Hearing Set for Wyoming Inmate

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - A death warrant hearing is scheduled for December 14th for Dale Wayne Eaton, the only inmate on Wyoming's death row.

Eaton was sentenced to death for the 1988 rape and murder of 18- year-old Lisa Marie Kimmell of Billings, Montana. The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review his case.

City Work Session on Water Treatment and Waste Water Treatment Standards

The City of Sheridan Utilities Department presented a Water and Wastewater Treatment Assessment Overview at the City Council Work Session in the 3rd Floor City Hall Council Chambers Thursday. Utilities Engineer Chris Knodel provided background information on the three drinking water facilities and the wastewater treatment facility.

Cause of Huge Wyoming Refinery Spill Happened Before

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A sinking storage tank roof at a Sinclair Oil refinery that caused Wyoming's biggest spill in decades earlier this year wasn't unprecedented: The same thing happened at a similar tank at the refinery in 2007. And leaks in the pontoons holding up the floating roofs occurred before both incidents.