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Michael Lee Sale

Jan 8, 2014 - Staff:  Michael Lee Sale, of Shoshoni, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at his home. He was 62 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life ... [more]

Charlie Walter Davison

Jan 8, 2014 - Staff:  Charlie Walter Davison died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. He was 62 years old.
A celebration of life service will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at the Eagles Hall in ... [more]

Richard Charles Ager

Jan 8, 2014 - Staff:  Richard Charles Ager, of Lander, died suddenly Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. He was 60 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, in the Chapel ... [more]

Lander wrestlers to Utah for big tournament

Jan 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A trip to the Tournament of Champs begins the January schedule for the Lander Valley High School Tigers on the wrestling mats.
Lander coach Nick Fulton is ... [more]

Rustler women 0-3 in conference after road loss to Western Wyo

Jan 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College Rustlers women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg knows it's must for his players to have a short-term memory after a 71-46 loss to ... [more]

First home basketball games for Wolverines are a long time coming

Jan 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Finally. The Riverton High School boys and girls basketball teams find a set of home games on their schedule after boarding the big yellow buses and logging ... [more]

Today

Jan 7, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
DAVISON

Charlie Walter Davison, 62, died Friday, Jan. 3. A celebration of life service will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at the Eagles Hall in ... [more]

Poison Center offers ways to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning

Jan 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Every year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, 20,000 are seen in emergency rooms, and another 4,000 are ... [more]

Yellen's team at Fed could be fractious

Jan 7, 2014 - By Jim Puzzanghera and Don Lee, MCT News Service:  WASHINGTON -- Now that the Federal Reserve has started to ease a key economic stimulus, the reins of managing monetary policy to finish the job soon will be ... [more]

EPA ruling a 'power grab,' pure and simple

Jan 7, 2014 - Bill Bzedalyk, Riverton:  Editor:
I do not believe the Washington lawyer called the "spokesman" for the Wind River reservation tribes, and nobody else should believe him either. Air ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jan 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Newspaper calendar
Your daily newspaper staff appreciates a couple of days off over the past 10 days or so. We locked the doors on Christmas and New ... [more]

Digest

Jan 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Woman killed in work accident
Authorities say a 28-year-old woman was killed in an accident at a sugar beet processing plant in Lovell.
Saturday ... [more]

Cheney withdraws from Senate race

Jan 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Liz Cheney's sudden exit from her Wyoming Senate race brought a surprise end to a high-profile campaign that touched off a bitter fight within the ... [more]

State files petition protesting reservation border decision

Jan 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature's Select Committee on Tribal Relations facilitated the first public discussion Monday in Fort Washakie on the recent Environmental ... [more]

Cold temps unrelated to polar vortex

Jan 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The low temperatures and snowfall that hit Fremont County over the weekend were not related to the distorted polar vortex affecting much of the United States ... [more]

Bennett defends action on Drennen as petition calls for his removal

Jan 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  His recent decision to drop all charges against Gabriel Drennen has stirred ire against Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett. A woman close to the case is ... [more]

Bryan Jenkins

Jan 7, 2014 - Staff:  Bryan Jenkins, of Riverton, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Lander Valley Medical Center. He was 29 years old.
A rosary and wake will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

Joel 'Travis' Pepper

Jan 7, 2014 - Staff:  Joel "Travis" Pepper, of Casper, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Casper. He was 42 years old.
Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at ... [more]

Eugene Gasser Jr.

Jan 7, 2014 - Staff:  Eugene Gasser Jr., formerly of Riverton, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Midland, Texas. He was 86 years old.
A rosary will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at ... [more]

Tomas B. Ybarra

Jan 7, 2014 - Staff:  Tomas B. Ybarra, of Riverton, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at his home. He was 60 years old.
A rosary and wake will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Wesley ... [more]

UW comes up short at Nevada

Jan 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sophomore guard Josh Adams led three Cowboys in double-figures with 15 points, but the University of Wyoming men's basketball team lost a tightly-contested ... [more]

Short-handed CWC men fall to Western

Jan 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Several Rustlers missed the game on a suspension for violating team rules.

Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Pat Rafferty dressed only ... [more]

After 0-3 start, Wind River girls have piled up nine straight wins

Jan 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lady Cougars are fresh off a victory in the title game of the Fremont County Shootout.

Coach Justin Walker and his Wind River Lady Cougars ... [more]

Lander boys carry strong start into meat of the season

Jan 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Tigers host conference foes Star Valley and Jackson this weekend.

Rebounding the basketball and playing an up-tempo style are two strengths for ... [more]

Police seeking mural vandal

Jan 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Police in Rawlins are looking into the defacement of a mural honoring a slain prison guard.
The painting was done in memory of Cpl. Wayne Martinez, ... [more]

Customer tried to cut cab driver's throat

Jan 6, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- When a local cab driver took the long way home, his passenger became angry.
So, police say, Christopher J. Beavers, 34, of Cheyenne grabbed the ... [more]

People of Wyoming deserve answers on lengthy probe of superintendent

Jan 6, 2014 - Cindy Hill, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction:  Editor:
Below is an open letter I have sent to all members of the Wyoming Legislature:

Dear Legislator,
A question I often am asked is "How are things ... [more]

Marveling at my daughter the nurse

Jan 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  I thought that sound was her leaving at 3 a.m., but actually she was just getting home.

The garage door ratcheted itself open just a few feet ... [more]

Another run at Hill

Jan 6, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The superintendent's attackers are running out of time to make a legitimate case against her

This week the state investigation of Wyoming ... [more]

In Jackson, it's not only about downhill

Jan 6, 2014 - By Emma Breysse, For the Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Locals know Jackson is more than just downhill skiing.
Letting the rest of the country know is the challenge.
Every year, Jackson Hole Chamber of ... [more]