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May 6, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths

Roger J. Brinkerhoff, 61, of Sheridan, died Sunday, May 4, in Sheridan. A visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the ... [more]

Prison term for woman who assaulted federal officer

May 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Northern Arapaho woman has been sentenced to four months in prison for assault on a federal officer in 2013.
According to court documents filed in October ... [more]

Early flooding seen in county; officials weigh prevention steps

May 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Forecasters expect high water on the Wind River in the next couple of months, and residents already seeing flooding could get some county help.
Fremont ... [more]

State-by-state differences in Obamacare sign-up affect rates

May 6, 2014 - By Noam N. Levey, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  WASHINGTON -- Signs-ups for insurance through President Barack Obama's health law varied widely across the country in the first year for the online ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 6, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The new month
"Let all thy joys be as the month of May," wrote the poet. He must have been thinking about our first May weekend in the Wind River ... [more]

ReGina Barton

May 6, 2014 - Staff:  ReGina Barton, of Laramie, died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. She was 28 years old.
A viewing will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 8, ... [more]

Alice Uden takes stand at her cold-case murder trial

May 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An elderly Missouri woman on trial in Wyoming says she shot her husband in the mid-1970s to protect her toddler daughter.
Seventy-five-year-old ... [more]

William 'Billy' E. Keeler Jr.

May 6, 2014 - Staff:  William "Billy" E. Keeler Jr., of Riverton, died Thursday, May 1, 2014. He was 45 years old.
There will be no services.
William E. Keeler Jr. was born ... [more]

Unrestrained boy hurt in DUI car wreck

May 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 3-year-old Riverton boy suffered serious injuries Saturday in a one-vehicle traffic accident that reportedly involved an intoxicated driver.
Officials said ... [more]

Don't take the contributions of federal workers for granted

May 6, 2014 - Edward E. Chase, Casper:  Editor:
Across the country, and in cities and towns in Wyoming, government employees serve and protect our nation every day.
During Public Service ... [more]

Marcia Leigh (Howard) Courtade

May 6, 2014 - Staff:  Marcia Leigh (Howard) Courtade, formerly of Riverton, died Thursday, May 1, at the home of her son in Cody surrounded by family. She was 62 years old.
A ... [more]

Gladys Theo 'Jody' Opheim

May 6, 2014 - Staff:  Gladys Theo "Jody" Opheim died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 84 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and ... [more]

College faculty member to challenge Case for Senate District 25 seat

May 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sergio Maldonado running as Democrat

Democrat Sergio Maldonado has announced his candidacy for Wyoming Senate District 25.
The seat is held by ... [more]


May 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Park might change concession plan
JACKSON -- Companies that do business in Grand Teton National Park may be sharing some of their earnings with the ... [more]

Near-censure of Mead rattles GOP convention

May 6, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  EVANSTON -- Gov. Matt Mead narrowly avoided being branded with a censure resolution at the Wyoming Republican Party Convention in Evanston on Saturday.
The ... [more]

Xenia Ellen White Chopping Green

May 5, 2014 - Staff:  Xenia Ellen White Chopping Green died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Poplar Living Center in Casper. She was 99 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and interment ... [more]

Cowboys ink shooting guard from Sweden

May 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A Swedish shooting guard who played prep basketball in Kansas this year is headed to the University of Wyoming.
Cowboy head coach Larry Shyatt ... [more]

Massey and Kaufman go 1-2 on home golf course

May 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Trey Massey and Scott Kaufman the Lander Tigers finished in the top two spots Friday at the Lander Invitational golf tournament.
Massey claimed his home ... [more]

Baker, Parrish among top performers in Meeteetse

May 5, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was an eclectic mix of teams at the Meeteetse Invite Friday afternoon in southern Park County. Schools ranged from very competitive Class 3-A squads Cody ... [more]

Several Tigers win events on Pinedale track

May 5, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Lander Valley High School and Western Heritage Lutheran Academy made the trek over South Pass to the Mountain Man Classic at Pinedale for a track meet on ... [more]

Raiders overpower Rawlins 11-2 to open baseball season

May 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders knocked out the Rawlins Generals 11-2 in their American Legion baseball season opener Saturday in Green River.
The contest was stopped ... [more]

KW shuts out Riverton girls 3-0

May 5, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines girls soccer team continued to struggle finding offensive flow and was shut out by the Casper Kelly Walsh Lady Trojans 3-0 ... [more]

Lander girls gutsy in 2-1 win vs. Cody

May 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a showdown between two of the elite Class 3-A girls soccer teams in the state, the Lander Tigers edged Cody 2-1 Saturday afternoon in Lander.
The Tigers ... [more]

Red-hot Tiger boys win three straight

May 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three more victories were produced during the week by the Lander Tigers on the soccer field.
The Tigers ended the busy stretch on Saturday in a 3-1 win over ... [more]

Fremont County track athletes make marks at elite showcase in Casper

May 5, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  A handful of Fremont County athletes competed at the Wyoming Track Classic in Casper Friday Evening at Harry Geldien Stadium.
Riverton senior Ashtyn Leisy and ... [more]

RHS boys cannot turn opportunities to goals, fall 1-0 KW

May 5, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Casper Kelly Walsh Trojan boys soccer team, smarting from giving up a whopping six goals in Rock Springs Friday, changed to a more defensive set and shut ... [more]

Shape-shifting on campaign finance

May 5, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  To be fair, most Republicans have never hidden their distaste for campaign-finance laws that place limits on how much someone can give to a political candidate ... [more]

Voters, remember who voted for SF 104 in the Legislature

May 5, 2014 - Gene Olmsted, Powell:  Editor:
Concerning the unconstitutionality of SF 104, which Sen. Hank Coe of Cody was largely responsible for formulating and getting it passed, the ... [more]

Disrupting the order -- on purpose

May 5, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Sometimes it's fun to do, and to watch.

It was a game we teachers sometimes played, especially if the in-service was extremely dull, repetitive or ... [more]

Airline inquiry

May 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If we woo a new carrier, there will be questions and answers for both sides

The new task force assigned the duty of getting to the bottom of ... [more]