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Quoted in 2013

Dec 31, 2013 - Staff:  "It was exciting to hear a new baby cry. We deal with a lot of stressful stuff in here, but luckily this one was a good outcome."
-- Alexandra Keeley
911 ... [more]

2013: Uden, EPA ruling, Job Corps top news of year

Dec 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  After carrying the knowledge for 33 years, Gerald Uden finally came clean in November, confessing to killing his ex-wife and their two young boys. The saga of ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 31, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our big year-ender
It's New Year's Eve, the last day of 2013, and our last newspaper of the year. Elsewhere you'll find our ranking of the top news ... [more]

Tribes' push on air quality has nothing to do with air quality

Dec 30, 2013 - Pam Noriega, Riverton:  Editor:
Mr. Breight, well said (letter to the editor Sunday, Dec. 15).
The EPA ruling letting the tribes monitor air quality has nothing to do with air ... [more]

I love and hate my carving machine

Dec 30, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  When it's not working so well, it is like owning a sick goldfish, albeit one with a constantly revolving price tag for repair parts to arrive from ... [more]

In praise of the NYR

Dec 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There can be more to it than an internal proclamation on Jan. 1

This time of year, most people at least pay some mind to the idea of the New Year's ... [more]

Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith to enter NFL draft

Dec 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming junior quarterback Brett Smith has decided he will forego his final season at Wyoming and enter the NFL Draft, UW announced on Friday evening. He ... [more]

Wolverines shoot Laramie out of their own gym, win 69-52

Dec 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton guards Chris Quayle, Austin Patterson and Brandon Fullerton combined for 52 points, and RHS shot 17-17 from the free throw line.

LARAMIE -- ... [more]

Tiger skiers face best in region at two-day event in Jackson

Dec 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School Nordic skiers competed against the best the western United States had to offer in a race in Jackson.
The two-day event took place ... [more]

Wind River takes girls crown at Shootout

Dec 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Lady Cougars ended a busy two days on the basketball court, celebrating a 62-50 victory over Wyoming Indian High School on Saturday night in ... [more]

RHS girls get second straight victory, 51-33 over Laramie

Dec 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton won't play again until Jan. 9.

LARAMIE -- Call it a mini-streak. Call it a statement. Call it whatever you want, but the Riverton Lady ... [more]

Chiefs roll through field Friday, Saturday for shootout title win

Dec 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three more lopsided victories were collected Friday and Saturday by the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs at the Fremont County Shootout boys basketball ... [more]

DNA leads to arrest in 2006 case

Dec 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Authorities say DNA testing has led to the arrest of a Worland man in connection with a 2006 assault on a Powell woman in her apartment.
39-year-old ... [more]

No change in Wyoming rig count; U.S. tally down 11

Dec 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 11 this week to 1,757.
The ... [more]

Two killed in national forest avalanches with two hours of each other in state

Dec 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Both avalanches occurred in the early afternoon, when the avalanche center had warned that slides were most likely.

JACKSON -- An Idaho man died in ... [more]

Hunters must apply online

Dec 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  Beginning in January, hunters will be required to use an online application process to apply to hunt in Wyoming.
License section manager Jennifer Doering said ... [more]

Grants available for budding Wyoming historians

Dec 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The state historical society is offering cash to individuals pursuing research on the state's history.

The Wyoming State Historical Society is again ... [more]

WGFD combines publications

Dec 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  As part of its ongoing efforts to recognize budget and staffing efficiencies, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will merge two of its publications.
For the ... [more]

Contractor asks for help with Riverview project

Dec 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  Citizens are reminded that it is a violation of state and federal laws to tamper with orange barrels and cones inside of a roadway construction work zone.
The ... [more]

District 21 gets a 'clean opinion' in yearly audit

Dec 30, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont Count School District 21 recently received a "clean opinion" during the school's annual audit.
During the Fort Washakie board of trustees meeting ... [more]

Feds show sage grouse plan favoring middle ground on protections

Dec 30, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service favor a middle path among the options they're considering for protecting habitat for the greater ... [more]

City public works director fighting back from tumor, stroke

Dec 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An important recovery process has taken over the daily life of a longtime Riverton municipal official.
Bill Urbigkit was diagnosed earlier in the year with a ... [more]

Shop ruined, chickens safe after rural fire

Dec 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured, and the incident does not appear to be
suspicious -- although it was unusual.


Firefighters were surrounded by chickens Thursday ... [more]

Access changes at Boysen State Park draw fire

Dec 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Boysen State Park is developing a master plan that calls for new restrictions on recreation, and that plan took criticism at a public meeting this ... [more]

Willett 'Billie' Scarpelli

Dec 27, 2013 - Staff:  Willett "Billie" Scarpelli, of Riverton, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 91 years old.
A viewing will be 3 ... [more]

Dana J. Eagle

Dec 27, 2013 - Staff:  Dana J. Eagle died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Riverton. He was 36 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at St. Stephen's Catholic ... [more]

Chiefs hot from outside in 89-52 Shootout win Friday against Saratoga

Dec 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- The Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs dialed up eight first half 3-pointers on their way to an easy 89-52 victory Friday over the Saratoga Panthers ... [more]

Cougars post 87 points on Eagles

Dec 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- In a battle of two Fremont County boys basketball teams searching for a much-needed victory, the Wind River Cougars delivered Friday morning in an ... [more]

Today

Dec 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Births
MORTON

A daughter was born to Abigail and Tyler Morton, of Riverton, at 1:01 p.m. Nov. 15, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Basolo picks 'Top Prof' at UW

Dec 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Members of the University of Wyoming Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board have named their "Top Profs" for the academic year.
Mortar Board student Natalie ... [more]