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Deadline next week for sigs on 'Hill Bill' repeal petition

May 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An effort to refer a new Wyoming law to a statewide vote has one week left to collect the required signatures.
The Wyoming Constitution Party is ... [more]

Lawsuits on Bucklin crash go to mediation

May 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Lawyers are planning mediation sessions to try to resolve two federal lawsuits stemming from a 2010 plane crash in the Wind River Mountains that killed a ... [more]

Social service entities hold close to current line in county funding requests

May 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Outside requests for funding from the Fremont County Commission were generally the same or slightly higher this year, with area social service agencies citing ... [more]

Three in field to fill school board vacancy; other staff moves set

May 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees is seeking a new member after the resignation this year of former trustee Greg Ashdown.
Ashdown was ... [more]

Murder suspect held on $500,000 bond in death of Shoshoni man

May 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Details have emerged in the case of Shey Bruce, 45, of Shoshoni, the alleged killer of Charles Darrell Laster, 65, also of Shoshoni.
The preliminary hearing ... [more]

Patterson offered RHS head football coaching position

May 22, 2013 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Pat Patterson, a teacher and football coach at American Falls High School in Idaho, has been offered the position of head football coach and science teacher at ... [more]

SHS seniors graduate

May 21, 2013 - Staff:  Shoshoni High School graduating seniors lined up outside the school's gym as they waited for the processional to start Sunday. Twenty students graduated during ... [more]

Four Wolverines make all-state soccer

May 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Riverton Wolverines have been voted to the Class 4-A all-state soccer list announced Monday.
Michael Jones, Kade Salisbury, Caleb Ogg and Tristan ... [more]

This isn't Grandma's kind of croquet game

May 21, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The description of the challenge sounds alluring: "an addictive game of skill and strategy" that is played on an outdoor and level lawn, not unlike a golf ... [more]

Today

May 21, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CARPER

Alice Irene Hawks Carper, 89, of Lander, died Wednesday, March 6. A private graveside service was Friday, May 17, at Mount Hope Cemetery ... [more]

Walter B. Rogers Sr.

May 21, 2013 - Staff:  Walter B. Rogers Sr. died quietly at his home Saturday, May 18, 2013. He was 92 years old.
There will be a viewing 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at ... [more]

Let's impeach Obama before it is too late

May 21, 2013 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
People, let's impeach Obama before it's too late.
Obama messed up the first term and did nothing but spend our money, and he will make it worse in ... [more]

Springtime at the Rockies doubleheader

May 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Suppose you were me. I know, I know -- that's a tantalizing prospect for just about everyone, so let me narrow the parameters of the supposition.
Let's say ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring soaker
What's the best answer to lingering concerns about summer drought? A day and a half of rain, that's what. The moisture that fell gently ... [more]

Digest

May 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man stabbed to death in Laramie
LARAMIE -- The Laramie Police Department is investigating the stabbing death of a 44-year-old man.
Police say Paul A. ... [more]

Famous bear emerges with new cubs

May 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- One of the best-known grizzly bears in Grand Teton National Park has emerged from her den with three new cubs.
This is the third year that Grizzly ... [more]

Second fire at power plant in a week

May 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WHEATLAND -- One worker was hospitalized and two others treated and released after a second fire in a week at the same power plant.
The fire early Sunday ... [more]

County OKs restaurant's bid for beer license

May 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Burris Roadhouse and Trading Company sits within the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

The Burris Roadhouse and Trading Company ... [more]

Game and Fish mulls lowering wolf harvest quotas in Dubois area

May 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish proposes to lower the gray wolf harvest quota for the hunt area around Dubois to three animals from the five allowed in 2012. The hunt ... [more]

Shoshoni man in custody on $500,000 bond

May 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Shey Bruce has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Charles Darrell Laster.

Shey Bruce, 45, of Shoshoni, remained in custody ... [more]

Officials find missing man's body in canal

May 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Curtis LeClair was reported missing more than a week ago.

Officials have recovered the body of Curtis LeClair, 62, of Ethete, who was reported ... [more]

St. Stephens students graduate

May 20, 2013 - Staff:  St. Stephen's High School valedictorian and student of the year Shayni Fontenelle spoke to her eight graduating classmates during commencement ceremonies in ... [more]

Lander quartet all in top 10 as Tigers win Cody golf

May 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Valley High School Tigers had four golfers in the top 10 to win the Cody Invitational tournament Friday, May 10, at the Olive Glenn Golf Course. ... [more]

Six apply for RHS grid coach

May 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Six candidates have applied to become Riverton High School's new head football coach after former coach Jeremy McCormick resigned this month.
Officials said ... [more]

LVHS girls take fourth at 3-A state tournament

May 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jackson beat Star Valley 2-0 in the title match. It was the first state soccer title appearance for Star Valley in school history.

JACKSON -- A 1-0 ... [more]

After good win to open state, Tiger boys drop remaining two games

May 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  JACKSON -- The breaks and the bounces didn't go the right way for the Lander Valley High School Tigers Thursday at the Class 3-A state soccer tournament in ... [more]

Wolverine boys bounce back from opening loss to earn consolation title

May 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  ROCK SPRINGS -- A three-goal assault in the second half propelled the Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team to the consolation championship at the Wyoming High ... [more]

Twin gold for countians at state track; Tiger relay wins

May 20, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- It was a wild three days in Casper, with disqualifications, bouts of bad weather, falling hurdlers, slipping high jumpers, and injured runners ... [more]

SLIB opts to put $600M into private equity market

May 20, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming's top elected officials have decided to increase the state's investment in private equities.
The state's Loan and Investment Board, which includes ... [more]

Udall urges Forest Service to override tanker protest

May 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado called on the U.S. Forest Service on Friday to make certain that a contract dispute doesn't ground large air tankers ... [more]

Digest

May 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Court upholds forest plan
PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the federal court in Wyoming has upheld a management plan ... [more]

New UW performing arts center to be named for Buchanan

May 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Construct-ion has begun on a new performing arts center at the University of Wyoming.
The Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts is named in honor ... [more]

Obama administration giving wind energy a free pass on deaths of eagles

May 20, 2013 - By Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press:  CONVERSE COUNTY -- Wind farms in this part of Wyoming have killed more than four dozen golden eagles since 2009, one of the deadliest places in the country of ... [more]

Judge says Firest Service must discuss protections for rare lynx

May 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Forest Service to consult with wildlife officials to ensure the agency takes adequate measures to ... [more]

April snow didn't change longer-term drought outlook in West

May 20, 2013 - Staff:  May measurements confirm April forecasts: NRCS hydrologists predict reduced spring and summer water supply for much of the West.
April saw a surge in snow in ... [more]

Rupert Hugh Ellis

May 20, 2013 - Staff:  Hugh Ellis of Riverton died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Wind River Health Care. He was 74 years old.
Interment has taken place at Mountain View Cemetery, and ... [more]

A story too good to check

May 20, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  As generations of schoolchildren were told, Jamestown in 1607 was the first permanent English settlement on what would become the United States. What we ... [more]

No winners in the 'war on boys'

May 20, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Nearly 25 centuries ago the Greek historian Thucydides described the three main forces that drive human nature.  Thucydides listed mankind's motivations as ... [more]

Boards need volunteers now for crucial work

May 20, 2013 - Steff Kessler, Fremont County Commissioner, Lander:  Editor:
Since I've been a county commissioner, I've been impressed with the time and dedication that our county board volunteers commit to serving Fremont ... [more]

New Oceans

May 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  This year's graduating class mottoes reflect a healthy mix of optimism and realism

Asking high school students to get profound about life might not ... [more]