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2008-08-05 09:00:38

By Jodi Rogstad By Jodi Rogstad jrogstad@wyomingnews.com CHEYENNE - The second part of the city's land-for-ice deal is not going over well with neighbors. Monday night, the Cheyenne Planning Commission voted 4-0 to reject a zone change for 4.27 acres of land north of Storey Boulevard, between Blue Bluff and Canyon Road. This happens to be one of the pieces of land the city traded in December for the Taco John's Events Center. After the trade, the landowners sought a zone change....

2008-07-29 15:00:57

By MALECIA EL-AMIN, THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS Looking up at the faces carved into the rock of Mount Rushmore, you probably feel respect for these giants of American history. But follow the steep and dangerous trail to the top, and that respect likely extends to the hardy men who carved the monument. Nearly 3 million people visit this shrine on the side of a mountain each year, none of them allowed to make the climb I was about to begin. I would follow in the steps of the miners who shaped...

2008-07-02 12:00:56

By Malecia El-Amin, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 2--MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. -- Looking up at the faces carved into the rock of Mount Rushmore, you probably feel respect for these giants of American history. But follow the steep and dangerous trail to the top, and that respect likely extends to the hardy men who carved the monument. Nearly 3 million people visit this shrine on the side of a mountain each year, none of them allowed to make the climb I was about to begin....

2007-01-24 15:00:38

By CHRIS WETTERICH STAFF WRITER City Water, Light and Power and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency are trying to make Pawnee responsible for the diversion of its wastewater from the proposed site of Hunter Lake, the mayor of Pawnee says. In a letter last week to Springfield aldermen and other area elected officials, Mayor Kenton Manning suggests that CWLP and the state agency are in cahoots against the village. That's not the case, CWLP water division manager Tom Skelly and...

2006-02-27 17:55:00

By Laura Zuckerman MISSOULA, Montana (Reuters) - Resource-rich but job- poor American Indian tribes in the Rocky Mountain region are targeting energy development as a remedy for their economic ills. "We want to become the developer and the manager of our own resources," said Dan Belcourt, a lawyer for the Chippewa Cree Tribe in northern Montana. The push to develop Indian lands is tied to higher energy prices and provisions in the 2005 federal Energy Act for grants, low-interest loans and...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'