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Sep 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  To freeze or not to freeze
Did it freeze hard enough Thursday night/Friday morning to end the growing season? Some say yes, some say no, which means it ... [more]

Digest

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Cody man killed by falling tree
CODY -- A Cody man is dead after a falling tree struck him on the head as he was cutting firewood.
The Park County ... [more]

Technical analysis of Oregon coal port suspended by Army Corps of Engineers

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  PORTLAND, Ore. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has brought its review of a proposed coal export terminal to an immediate halt, a blow to the Australian ... [more]

Petition challenges slaughter of bison from Yellowstone park

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Wildlife advocates have filed a legal petition to stop the capture and mass slaughter of wild bison leaving Yellowstone National Park during ... [more]

State's teen birth rate decreases, now approximates national figure

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  For the sixth straight year, teen birth rates have decreased in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Department of Health reports 30.2 births per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19 in ... [more]

Lake search for Udens finished; no word yet on any findings

Sep 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The underwater search for the bodies of three Riverton residents murdered more than 30 years ago is finished, but authorities have not released the results of ... [more]

After 37 years, big water adjudication case complete

Sep 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Collaboration among the state of Wyoming, the federal government and the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes was celebrated at the Big Horn ... [more]

Sen. Case has melanoma, weighing treatment options during campaign

Sep 16, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  A longtime Wyoming legislator from Fremont County has been diagnosed with melanoma.
State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, who is running for re-election, said he ... [more]

Missing man died after bear attack

Sep 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Initial autopsy reports show Adam Stewart, 31, of Utah, likely died last week after suffering a bear bite while working in the Bridger Teton National Forest ... [more]

Charles L. Saul

Sep 16, 2014 - Staff:  Charles L. Saul, formerly of Lander, died Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at home in Rome, N.Y., with family by his side. He was 66 years old.
A private family ... [more]

Henry J. Hudspeth Jr.

Sep 16, 2014 - Staff:  Henry J. Hudspeth Jr., of Lander, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at his home. He was 88 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place, and there will be ... [more]

James R. Larson

Sep 16, 2014 - Staff:  James R. Larson, formerly of Riverton, died of myasthenia gravis Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Billings, Mont. He was 81 years ... [more]

Traffic patterns to change Monday on South Federal Boulevard

Sep 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Traffic patterns are scheduled to change late Monday on the South Federal Boulevard/Monroe Avenue highway improvement project, and the new driving surface ... [more]

Wranglers wilt in second half, fall to Rocky Mountain

Sep 15, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- It was a great opening half of football Friday night at Shoshoni, with the Wranglers battling visiting Rocky Mountain to an 8-8 tie.  In the second ... [more]

Rams bounce back from loss, whip Eagles 66-6

Sep 15, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a long afternoon for St. Stephen's  as Dubois erupted for 38 unanswered points in the opening period en route to a 66-6 shellacking of the Eagles in ... [more]

Wind River blasts Wyoming Indian 74-0 in Ethete

Sep 15, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Wyoming Indian's return to 11-man football hasn't been the best experience.  After an opening-week shutout at Moorcroft, the Chiefs were blown off ... [more]

Wolverine spikers drop conference pair in Casper

Sep 15, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team made two separate trips to Casper Friday and Saturday, coming away with conference losses to Casper Kelly Walsh ... [more]

Another win for RHS golfers; Paxton leads all players with a 64

Sep 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines returned to Wyoming high school golf Friday after a tournament in Arizona last week, grabbing both the team title and the individual ... [more]

Lander boys win Powell golf

Sep 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Tigers placed in the top 10; Lander's girls finished second on a wind day.

Two Lander Valley High School golfers ended up in the top three to ... [more]

Pokes run out of steam in second half vs. Ducks

Sep 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  EUGENE, Ore. -- One week after a season-defining win over then-No. 6 Michigan State, No. 2 Oregon spent the first quarter Saturday trying regain its footing ... [more]

Jackson running game sinks Tigers in 56-0 loss

Sep 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jackson exploded for 24 first-quarter points on its way to a 56-0 non-conference football victory over the Lander Valley High School Tigers Friday night in ... [more]

RHS downs Star Valley on the road

Sep 15, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines now are 2-0 to sart the football season for the first time since 2004.

AFTON -- In a game in which Riverton never trailed, the ... [more]

CWC downs ranked team, goes 4-1 in Arizona tournament

Sep 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In their longest volleyball trip of the season, the Central Wyoming College Rustles played to an impressive 4-1 record during a three-day span.
A huge ... [more]

Wild horse roundups not the best way to control population

Sep 15, 2014 - Sharon N. Cairn-Chaddick, Burns, Ore.:  Editor:
I am hoping people in Wyoming will read this. The BLM and the wild horse and a burro department are rounding up thousands of our wild horses and ... [more]

'Fish don't vote, but states do'

Sep 15, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  On a trip to Pearl Harbor, there were still some things for this history major to learn.

This is a first in my column-writing career.  These words ... [more]

Campaign money

Sep 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  In our state and county, the billionaires haven't taken over the elections yet

Readers from another state might well be amused to read our ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mead picked for national position
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has been appointed vice chairman of the National Governors Association's Natural ... [more]

Body found in forest apparently that of missing Utah man

Sep 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  A man missing for more than a week in the Wind River Mountains above Dubois apparently has died.
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office announced Saturday that ... [more]

Beet harvest under way in Big Horn Basin

Sep 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Harvest usually continues through the end of October.

POWELL -- Farmers have begun harvesting sugar beets in Wyoming.
Mark Bjornestad, of Western ... [more]

Panel including Riverton lawmaker endorses firing squad for murder cases in Wyoming

Sep 15, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The committee rejected another bill that would have called for the state to repeal the death penalty altogether.

The Wyoming Department of ... [more]