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Uden tells all

Nov 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Bodies at bottom of lake; murders 'over in 10 seconds'; ex-husband's life sentence ends 33-year mystery

Gerald Uden was sentenced to life in prison ... [more]

New UW defense coordinator keeps it simple

Nov 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Less is more, right?
Jamar Cain sure hopes so.
The first-year Wyoming defensive line coach has a strategy about how he wants to run the defense in ... [more]

Riverton staggers Gillette in 4-A tourney opener, but top-seeded Camels survive

Nov 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Shock waves were sent throughout the Casper Events when the Riverton Wolverines had the Gillette Lady Camels on the ropes in the opening round of the ... [more]

Cowboys hold off UCCS, 85-81, for exhibition win

Nov 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Freshman guard Trey Washington scored a team-high 16 points off the bench, including two free throws with two seconds left, to give the University of Wyoming ... [more]

Wranglers reach VB semifinals; Cougars lose cliffhanger

Nov 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Pivotal points in crunch time went the way for the Shoshoni Wranglers in a five-set victory over the Wright Panthers Thursday night in the opening ... [more]

Missoula Children's Theatre play auditions scheduled for Monday

Nov 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Students in grades K-12 are invited to audition for the Riverton production of "Blackbeard the Pirate" by the Missoula Children's Theatre.
MCT is auditioning ... [more]

Today

Nov 1, 2013 - Staff:  Births
C'HAIR

A daughter was born to Stacie Tidzump and James C'hair, of Riverton, at 9:13 p.m. Oct. 14, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

CWC forensics wins three events, qualifies for nationals

Nov 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riley Moore will advance to the American Forensics Association's National Individual Events Tournament in Arizona.

Central Wyoming College's ... [more]

NOLS employee receives award

Nov 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  National Outdoor Leadership School eirector of risk management Drew Leemon has been awarded the Charles (Reb) Gregg Wilderness Risk Management Award at the ... [more]

Shoshoni releases first-quarter honor roll

Nov 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Shoshoni Junior High School and Shoshoni High School have released the first-quarter honor roll of the 2013-14 school year.

Shoshoni Junior High ... [more]

Arapaho artist's work on display in November

Nov 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino is showcasing the artwork of local artist Robert Martinez throughout November.
The public is invited to visit the Northern ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: Weebles, reflective fire engines, and the old days of uranium

Nov 1, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  At a recent Friday night football game at Wolverine Field, as I was working the end zone with my camera, some younger boys were having fun with the "weebles." ... [more]

FDA decision on painkiller is questionable

Nov 1, 2013 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  The United States consumes 99 percent of the hydrocodone used in the world. Opioids are over-prescribed and frequently abused. Overdoses from narcotic ... [more]

Columnist 'funny and thoughtful'

Nov 1, 2013 - Nancy Deumanelle, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is a quick note to say how much I enjoy reading Clair McFarland's column every other Thursday. I so remember my days as a young mother, but I ... [more]

Trains are not the issue

Nov 1, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Objectors to shipping Wyoming coal to the Pacific ports need a better argument

The news these days is full of updates on the decline in the great ... [more]

Digest

Nov 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  School dean resigns, with comments
LARAMIE -- The dean of the University of Wyoming's College of Law says he's stepping down because important decisions ... [more]

Teen pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Nov 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GREEN RIVER -- A Rock Springs teen has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2012 death of a 17-year-old boy.
Nineteen-year-old Brady Jacob Trevino ... [more]

Insurance canceled for 2,600 in state

Nov 1, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Replacement plans promise better coverage with lower rates or subsidies to help pay premiums.

CHEYENNE -- Private insurers have told the state of ... [more]

NOLS death brings lawsuit from mother of 20-year-old killed on Himalayan trip

Nov 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The mother of a Minnesota man who died while on a National Outdoor Leadership expedition is suing the organization.
Elizabeth Brenner, of Minnetonka, Minn., ... [more]

Immigration issues not cut and dried, audience told

Nov 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The discussion took place at the monthly 'Hot Topics' program at Central Wyoming College.

Roughly 60 people crowded into the Robert A. Peck Arts ... [more]

Students at CWC weigh $1 per credit contribution to campus projects

Nov 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students at Central Wyoming College are considering donating $1 to campus improvement projects for each credit they take at the school.
The contribution would ... [more]

Beer-bottle attacker to trial; 911 call admissible

Nov 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Shoshoni man accused of killing his girlfriend's husband is headed to trial after passing the final deadline for a plea agreement.
At a hearing Thursday, ... [more]

Cody visits Lander for first-round playoff

Oct 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The winner f Friday's game earns a spot in the Class 3-A semifinals.

An extra bonus for finishing second in the Class 3-A East football conference ... [more]

Wolverines open playoffs in Afton

Oct 31, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Star Valley Braves are 5-3 overall and finished second in the Class 3-A West with a 4-1 mark.

With hopes of putting last week's stinging loss to ... [more]

Football teams racking up the miles for early playoffs

Oct 31, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  If you're on the highways of Wyoming this weekend you might notice a lot of yellow school buses rolling down the road.
This Friday and Saturday, Wyoming ... [more]

Two RHS girls swimming individual events at state; two relay teams as well

Oct 31, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Jordan Settlemire and Micala Kechter will be Riverton High School's representatives in individual events at the Class 4-A Wyoming swimming and diving ... [more]

Today

Oct 31, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BINGENHEIMER

A daughter was born to Cindy and Tom Bingenheimer, of Dubois, at 9:58 p.m. Oct. 11, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed ... [more]

Three county businesses to be featured at forum

Oct 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  Three Fremont County success stories have been selected to be highlighted during the second Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead's Business Forum being held in ... [more]

BBB offers advice for hiring chimney sweep

Oct 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  More than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes. And, according to the U.S. ... [more]

Schools should not be lock boxes

Oct 31, 2013 - Lance Finley, Riverton:  Editor:
I was talking with my daughter recently and she informed me that Riverton Middle School had a mock lockdown. She then informed me that she was ... [more]