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2011-02-17 09:56:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Poynter's e-learning project, News University (NewsU), today announced that the Wyoming Tribune Eagle will integrate NewsU's Certificate of Proficiency Program into its training program for new staffers. Poynter NewsU will provide its certificates of proficiency and other online training on its site, www.newsu.org, as part of its partnership with the Tribune Eagle. The Poynter NewsU Certificate Program is designed to help editors,...

2008-09-09 12:00:18

By Roger Ludwig Highlights: This short hike is long on attractions: interesting geology, abundant moose and beaver, boiling brookies, but most of all, fascinating archeology.Location: In the southern Snowy Range, west of Foxpark, entering the Platte River WildernessElevations: Official, four wheel drive trailhead, 8,850'; Douglas Creek: 7,950'; Two wheel drive trailhead on FS 580, 9,188'; Douglas Creek: 7,950'Distance: From official trailhead, 2.8 miles each way. From FS 580, about 3.8...

2008-09-01 09:00:15

By Barb George Story by Barb Gorges Special to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle Pioneers trying to escape the rat race of the Oregon Trail and its wide-open spaces probably found this little side trip up La Prele Creek to be as refreshing as today's travelers on Interstate 25 do. Perhaps you've noticed the sign for Ayres Natural Bridge as you approach Exit 151, about 140 miles north of Cheyenne, between Douglas and Casper. The Ayres Natural Bridge Park is well worth the ten-mile round...

2008-08-04 12:00:47

By Jodi Rogstad, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Aug. 4--CHEYENNE -- The city's parks division soon may have a $1 million home for its mowers, weed whackers, grass seed, fertilizer and trucks. On Monday, the City Council's Finance Committee will look at buying a warehouse at 4500 Dell Range Boulevard. The division uses a lot of equipment to maintain the city's 23 parks, seven athletic fields, 23 miles of Greenway and 18 miles of paths as well as a host of pocket parks and intersection...

2008-08-03 12:00:17

By Michelle Dynes, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Aug. 3--CHEYENNE -- City planning that reduces sprawl also reduces the environmental impacts of development. Smart--growth principles not only create attractive, walkable neighborhoods, but also minimize pollution and preserve natural lands. Dispersed planning encourages residents to drive instead of walk. Fewer roads decrease infrastructure costs. "We don't have the luxury to do sprawl development like we did in past decades," said Matt Ashby,...

2008-08-03 09:00:11

By Rodger Ludwig By Rodger Ludwig Special to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle Highlights: This hike is a resplendent walk along the Continental Divide Trail where it weaves together a succession of verdant meadows, each a vast, rich, colorful carpet of wildflowers rimmed with pines, rising and falling along the gentle crest of the southern Sierra Madre Mountain range. Location: West of Encampment in the Huston Park Wilderness area of the Medicine Bow National Forest. Elevations: Red...

2008-08-01 12:00:54

By Bill McCarthy, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Aug. 1--CHEYENNE -- Union Pacific Railroad begins work today on $12 million in track improvements between Cheyenne and Hanna. The improvements are not related to Hanna's coal fields or a proposed coal gasification plant scheduled for the area. Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis said, "This is normal maintenance that we do across the system." The track rolls south out of Hanna following U.S. Highway 287/Wyoming Highway 30 to Laramie, then east...

2008-07-19 12:00:36

By Becky Orr, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Jul. 19--CHEYENNE -- Summer school is winding down for upwards of 1,100 students in Laramie County School District 1. The program started June 16 and will end after classes on Tuesday. The program is for pre-kindergarten children through students in the 12th grade. The focus at the elementary level is to help children with skills in math, reading and writing. At the junior high and high school levels, teachers help students recover credits...

2008-07-12 12:00:26

By Becky Orr, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Jul. 12--CHEYENNE -- On Monday, the founder of a nationwide group that gave Wyoming's charter school law a "D" grade will talk about charter schools. Jeanne Allen is founder and president of The Center for Education Reform in Washington, D.C. The center supports school choice. Last February, her group graded charter school laws across the country. It rated Wyoming's law as the eighth--weakest of 41. Allen will be one of the speakers during...

2008-07-10 12:00:38

By Michelle Dynes, Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Jul. 10--CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday the removal of the Preble's meadow jumping mouse from protection under the Endangered Species Act in Wyoming. The agency also amended the listing to indicate that the mouse remains threatened in Colorado. The move is based on new information detailing regional population distributions and threats, said Steve Guertin, director for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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