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Tribes, city say they are open to discussing EPA ruling; no talk set

Feb 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe last week requested that the Environmental Protection Agency stay a recent decision redefining the boundaries of the Wind River ... [more]

Wind River students question Barrasso on Obamacare, Second Amendment issues

Feb 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  The U.S. senator visited the Pavillion high school during a whirlwind tour of Wyoming.

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., visited Wind River High ... [more]

Defendant in Sinks Canyon shooting to enter alcohol abuse program

Feb 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge wants to see how Jeremy Cunningham does in an alcohol abuse treatment program before deciding whether to accept a plea agreement in his case.
"We'll ... [more]

Wellness program aims to save county on health care costs

Feb 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County is hoping a large incentive will encourage its employees to improve their health, leading to lower claims costs to the county's health benefit ... [more]

Nancy Sue Shippen Gallagher

Feb 19, 2014 - Staff:  Nancy Sue Shippen Gallagher died after a long illness Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Casper. She was 61 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial ... [more]

James Patrick 'Pat' Underwood

Feb 19, 2014 - Staff:  James Patrick "Pat" Underwood, of Mill Creek, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital, surrounded by family. He was 60 years old.
Funeral ... [more]

Donald Charles 'Don' Clausen

Feb 19, 2014 - Staff:  Donald Charles "Don" Clausen died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River in Riverton. He was 81 years old.
Military ... [more]

Lander gridder signed by Black Hills

Feb 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Black Hills State University has signed Lander Valley High School senior Jack Mazurie to be a part of the 2014 recruiting football class.
Mazurie was the No. ... [more]

Baseball is back, with changes

Feb 18, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Spring training, Major League Baseball's preseason, has commenced. Another slate of 162 games per MLB team is just around the corner.
College teams have ... [more]

Horyza conference swim champ in 50- yard free; RHS third

Feb 18, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Erik Horyza stroked to a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle to gain all-conference honors for the Riverton Wolverine boys swim team at the Class 4-A ... [more]

Today

Feb 18, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
CLAUSEN

Graveside services for Donald Clausen will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Mount Hope Cemetery in ... [more]

Cancer patients and caregivers invited to Celebration of Hope

Feb 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Activities at the Cheyenne event will focus on blood cancers and young adult survivors.

Interested residents are invited to participate in the ... [more]

EMTs honored with Captain's Awards

Feb 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's Ambulance Department gave out its annual Captain's Awards at a banquet Jan. 15. Roughly 40 people attended and put on a potluck dinner at ... [more]

Poll: American dream unlikely

Feb 18, 2014 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Racing into a new century in which many of the old rules don't seem to apply anymore, Americans are overwhelmingly pessimistic about their chances ... [more]

If you disapprove of the Hill Bill, then remove those who did it from office

Feb 18, 2014 - Lyle Williams, Evanston:  Editor:
It occurs to me that Wyoming Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau is guilty of many sins, among them bearing false witness. Last session, Speaker Lubnau ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Seasonal battle
Windy, sunny and warm, then windy, cloudy and cold. We'll get both this week, and it's a sign of one sure thing: Winter is starting to ... [more]

Digest

Feb 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Jail guard dies two days after attack
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- Authorities say a western Nebraska jail guard who was attacked by a 15-year-old inmate from ... [more]

Jury selection starts in murder trial

Feb 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- About 500 potential jurors are being summoned to court for the upcoming trial of a Cheyenne man accused of shooting and killing two people in ... [more]

Legislature digs into huge budget bill

Feb 18, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state budget bill that got its first airing before the full Wyoming Legislature on Monday calls for using state funds to get coal exported ... [more]

Past county commissioner not named to museums board

Feb 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners passed on an opportunity to appoint a former commissioner to the Fremont County Museums board.
Gary Shoemaker, who last sat on ... [more]

More monitor wells drilled to check contamination from city-owned lot

Feb 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Traffic through the 300 block of East Main Street in Riverton was restricted Tuesday as groundwater contamination testing continued as part of the Storage Tank ... [more]

Farm and Ranch Days speaker: Cattle outlook better in 2014

Feb 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Projections call for slow and steady growth in cattle production.

Session participants at the Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days got a cattle market ... [more]

Two bills could fund justice center, but the specifics differ

Feb 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A bill that could help fund a new Riverton justice center passed the Wyoming Senate unanimously on Monday and reached the House of Representatives on Tuesday. ... [more]

Elnora Mae Maxson

Feb 17, 2014 - Staff:  Elnora Mae Maxson died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Riverton. She was 97 years old.
There will be no services, and interment has taken place at Mountain View ... [more]

Wayne Major

Feb 17, 2014 - Staff:  Wayne Major died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Help for Health in Riverton. He was 94 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the ... [more]

Viola Marie 'Cherokee' Johnson

Feb 17, 2014 - Staff:  Viola Marie "Cherokee" Johnson died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at home. She was 82 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be no services.
Viola ... [more]

Northwest roughs up Rustlers 79-54

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a long Saturday evening for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers against Northwest College. 
The Trappers ran away from the Rustlers in the second ... [more]

Burlington too much for Eagle boys, who come back strong Saturday to beat Ten Sleep

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a roller coaster weekend for the St. Stephen's Eagles in Northwest 1-A Conference action. The Eagles ran into an offensive buzzsaw Friday in Burlington ... [more]

St. Stephen's girls secure second seed for regional with win over Ten Sleep

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  St. Stephen's took a big step toward the postseason this weekend with a split that earned the Eagle boys a second-place finish in the girls Northwest 1-A ... [more]

Cougar boys scare Piney, end with weekend split

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River concludes the regular season at home on Friday.

PAVILLION -- Wind River picked up a key split this weekend in Class 2-0
A Southwest boys ... [more]