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Julia May Ramsey obituary

A Public Visitation will be Thursday, April 17, 2014, 9 – 11 a.m. at Hudson’s Funeral Home with Funeral Service to follow at 11 a.m. also in Hudson’s Funeral Home. Burial will then be in the Mount Hope Cemetery.   Julia (Judy) May Ramsey was born on December 28, 1939 to Laura Owens and Helmoth Bucholz in Naper Nebraska. She married her best friend and soul mate, Ross DuVal Ramsey. From this union three beautiful children were born; Walter Ross Ramsey, Valorie Lynn Ratliff, married to John, and Patricia Lynn Granlund, married to Eric.   Judy passed on Saturday April 12, 2014 at her home in the arms of her loving husband after a brave battle with multiple illnesses.   Judy enjoyed gardening, cooking, quilting and she enjoyed her calling as a Temple Missionary in Utah and Montana. … Read entire article »

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Wyoming’s Big Show® Announces Award Winning Artist Thompson Square

Thompson Square is set to wrap up Wyoming’s Big Show – The Sweetwater County Fair with the final show in the After Dark Concert Series. Husband and wife, Keifer and Shawna Thompson, hit the ground running with their self-titled debut album in 2011.  Powered by a trio of hit singles including the No. 1 double-platinum-selling “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” as well as “I Got You” and “Glass,” Thompson Square swept the 2012 Vocal Duo awards (CMA, ACM, CMT, ACA). “Kiss” was the most-heard song at country radio in 2011, and secured multiple-week runs atop the sales and ringtone charts as well as two GRAMMY nominations. Thompson Square is also the only established married duo to ever receive CMA Vocal Duo of the Year honors. Keifer and Shawna Thompson’s … Read entire article »

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Jackson approves $700K for landslide support

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Jackson Town Council has authorized up to $700,000 to build a massive buttress that could temporarily slow the landslide at East Gros Ventre Butte and to monitor the situation. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the weight will be built in a business parking lot to act as a counterbalance to the slipping hillside. About 60 people affected by the slow-moving slide began evacuating Wednesday. Residents of four homes and two apartment buildings will remain under an evacuation order while town officials look at how to stabilize the hillside. Officials first noticed a large crack in the hillside April 4. They say the ground continues to move about an inch per day, and they believe there is no danger of a catastrophe. … Read entire article »

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Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — One of the largest steam locomotives ever built is coming back to life. The Union Pacific Railroad plans to restore an engine known as a Big Boy. It was a 6,300-horsepower monster designed to drag heavy freight trains over the Wyoming and Utah mountains. Twenty-five Big Boys were built for the Union Pacific in the 1940s, but they were pushed aside by more efficient diesels by 1960. The railroad plans to restore Big Boy No. 4014, which has been on display at the RailGiants Train Museum in California. It will be towed this month to Cheyenne, Wyo., where the work will be done at Union Pacific’s steam shop. The project is expected to take three to five years. After that, the locomotive will be used to pull special excursion trains. … Read entire article »

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Oil lends boost to Wyoming economy

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The oil industry continued to lend a boost to Wyoming’s economy over the first three months of this year despite a slight slowdown in drilling. New figures from the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information show state revenue is up compared to last year. Unemployment is relatively low and housing prices are rising. State economist Jim Robinson says Wyoming’s oil and gas industry shed 300 jobs last winter but that was probably due to a seasonal slowdown in drilling. The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1iTf1Kc) other indicators show growth in the oil industry. The number of rigs drilling for oil is up compared to this time last year. So are tax collections from the oil industry. Robinson says overall, Wyoming’s economy appears to be doing fine. … Read entire article »

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Lander woman arrested on multiple charges

(LANDER, Wyo.)  Lander Police have arrested a Lander woman after she was accused of stealing a man’s wallet from his home. Just a few hours after taking the man’s report, officers spotted their suspect identified as 32 year old Sarah Evans.  When officers attempted to stop her car last night (Monday) at 3rd and Wood street, she took off.  According to Chief Jim Carey, she was all over the road and she sped away.  Officers were able to get her vehicle stopped near 6th and Market, where she became combative.  After officers threatened to use a tazer on her, she allowed officers to detain her. Evans has been charged with theft, eluding police, driving while under suspension, DWUI, interference with police, no insurance and possession of marijuana and meth. … Read entire article »

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Yellowstone elk count marred by weather

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials say the annual count of a major elk herd that migrates between Yellowstone National Park and Montana was unable to be completed this year. But scientists from the park and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks say a related study suggests the population size remains similar to the 3,915 elk counted in 2013. Officials said Monday that weather problems prevented completion of the Northern Yellowstone Elk Herd survey when it was attempted in February. The herd peaked at about 20,000 animals in 1992. That was just a few years before gray wolves were reintroduced to the Yellowstone area from Canada after being absent from the region for decades. Also taking a toll on elk have been hunters, other predators including bears and harsh winters. … Read entire article »

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Jackson church says volunteer dead in Nicaragua

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Jackson church says a woman who disappeared on a church mission trip to Nicaragua has been found dead. The pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole, the Rev. Paul Hayden, told the Jackson Hole Daily that Karen Colclough’s body was identified in Nicaragua by a church member and another person associated with the trip. The 37-year-old worked on a project with a Seattle-based non-profit, Agros International, in Tierra Nueva, Nicaragua last week. She disappeared on the final day of the trip after saying she was going for a run on the beach. Agros International posted its condolences to Colclough’s family on its Facebook page but didn’t provide any details about how she died. … Read entire article »

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Wyoming House Speaker Lubnau to retire

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming House Speaker Tom Lubnau is retiring from the Legislature. The Gillette Republican was elected speaker for the 2013 and 2014 sessions. According to the Casper Star-Tribune, House speakers traditionally don’t run again for representative and Lubnau said Monday he wants to honor that tradition. Lubnau could run for the Wyoming Senate, but Lubnau says he doesn’t want that. Labnau tells the newspaper he prefers to fade into obscurity. … Read entire article »

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ACLU seeks to oppose diocese in birth control suit

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking to enter a pending federal lawsuit to argue against Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming that are trying to block the birth-control coverage requirement in the federal health-care overhaul. The ACLU filed papers Monday in federal court seeking to be allowed to enter a friend of the court brief in support of the federal government’s position in the lawsuit. Federal government lawyers are opposing a request from Catholic organizations in Wyoming, including the Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, for a court order to block the birth-control coverage requirement in the federal health care overhaul. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne and other organizations filed a lawsuit in January objecting to a requirement in the Affordable Care Act that they provide insurance coverage for … Read entire article »

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