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Minor injuries in one-car wreck

Dec 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman was cited for lane use and no seat belt after flipping her car at about 9:20 a.m. Thursday on Wyoming Highway 789 south of Lander.
Officials ... [more]

Christmas services in many churches Tuesday, Wednesday

Dec 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton-area churches plan a variety of special services and musical programs for the Christmas holiday.

Christmas Eve
Most local congregations are ... [more]

Wind River High School students are 'Battle of the Belts' champions

Dec 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Fremont County rivalry was renewed in November, and students from Wind River High School edged students from Shoshoni High School in the first Battle of the ... [more]

College offering Wilderness First Responder class in Sinks Canyon

Dec 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's Sinks Canyon Center is offering a 72-hour Wilderness First Responder course that includes CPR for the health care provider.
The ... [more]

Dems push Mead on expanding Medicaid

Dec 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming Democrats are trying to turn up the heat on Gov. Matt Mead and other Republicans over their opposition to expanding Medicaid to cover 17,600 low-income ... [more]

Money may be short for Pavillion cistern plan

Dec 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Construction has begun in a program to provide safe drinking water to Pavillion-area residents affected by groundwater contaminated some say is tied to ... [more]

Pressure on Great Lakes increases over bad service

Dec 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As Great Lakes Airlines continues to struggle with a pilot shortage due to a federal regulation that has increased minimum experience requirements for pilots ... [more]

Two county schools to participate in UW robotics research project

Dec 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Can gaming and robotics be used to teach computational thinking skills to middle school students in culturally sensitive ways?
A multidisciplinary University ... [more]

'Skimmer' found at truck stop in Cheyenne

Dec 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  A "skimmer" was found Tuesday at a truck stop in Cheyenne.
The device is used by criminals and is affixed to ATM and other card readers to swipe credit ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Dec 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Jackson bans phones while driving
JACKSON -- The town of Jackson has banned the use of cellphones while driving or biking.
The Jackson Town Council ... [more]

The way it was: Christmas mail -- 1962

Dec 22, 2013 - Staff:  At Christmas time 51 years ago, much of Fremont County's mail from out of state was delivered via Rawlins, where there was a large regional mail sorting ... [more]

Medical marijuana in Wyoming? Bill to be introduced

Dec 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A debate over whether Wyoming should legalize marijuana may be about to flare up.
Bordered to the north and south by states that have legalized ... [more]

Rez youths put their talents on display

Dec 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of the Wind River UNITY council and the Eastern Shoshone Cross-Age Peer Education project had a busy weekend hosting their first talent show Dec. 7 to ... [more]

Germaine M. Wayt

Dec 21, 2013 - Staff:  Germaine M. Wayt died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at her home in Lander. She was 86 years old.
She was born Jan. 26, 1927, in Kennan, Wis., the daughter of ... [more]

Cheryl Lynn Eagle

Dec 21, 2013 - Staff:  Cheryl "Jabaar" Eagle, of Arapahoe, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Casper. She was 32 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at St. ... [more]

Lander boys in Douglas Classic field

Dec 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Class 3-A East boys basketball opponents close out the December schedule for the Lander Valley High School Tigers this weekend at the Douglas Classic. ... [more]

Tiger girls to host Lander Classic

Dec 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A trio of Class 3-A East girls basketball teams will enter the Lander Classic this weekend with undefeated marks.
Wheatland, Douglas and Rawlins have not ... [more]

Wolverine girls can't hold early advantage, fall by 30 in Flaming Gorge opener

Dec 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine girls basketball team jumped out to an early 8-2 lead Thursday but then fell behind and lost to the Cheyenne East Lady Thunderbirds ... [more]

RHS boys lose on buzzer- beater to third-ranked East as three-day slate begins

Dec 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines, with a new point guard and a refined offense, gave the third-ranked Cheyenne East Thunderbirds a fight to the finish but fell short at ... [more]

Today

Dec 20, 2013 - Staff:  Births
HEREFORD

A son was born to Tishina Duran and Charles Hereford, of Ethete, at 1:03 p.m. Nov. 30, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Elks request donations in holiday meal delivery

Dec 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Members of the Elks Lodge in Riverton hope to deliver 150 holiday meals to local families next week, but the group needs more donations from residents.
People ... [more]

Northern Arapaho scholarship applications due March 1

Dec 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from full-time students for scholarship awards at the University of Wyoming. The ... [more]

Riverton student receives Rocky Mountain Power Foundation grant

Dec 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation awarded $35,000 to the University of Wyoming Foundation during the past fiscal year for education and research programs, ... [more]

ESCAPE mentors finish training

Dec 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fifteen youths from the Wind River Indian Reservation received certificates of completion Dec. 8 that honored the more than 240 hours of training they have ... [more]

Congress should consider impeaching the president

Dec 20, 2013 - Gloria Gregory, Riverton:  Editor:
I am not a Democrat. I am not a Republican. I am a registered Independent and have voted in every election I was eligible for more than 50 years. It ... [more]

Minding our business

Dec 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Amid technical advances and emerging security concerns, privacy takes a beating

Once upon a time, privacy was a major issue in the public mind. ... [more]

Digest

Dec 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fuel cleanup nearly done
LARAMIE -- The cleanup of a 500 gallon diesel fuel spill at the University of Wyoming's main energy plant last December is ... [more]

Banker survey predicts strong economy for region

Dec 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  OMAHA, Neb. -- A new survey of bankers suggests that the economy will grow at a healthy pace in rural parts of 10 Midwest and Western states in the months ... [more]

Wyoming-based nuke chief fired for drunken behavior

Dec 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The Air Force general who was fired from command of U.S. land-based nuclear missile forces had engaged in "inappropriate behavior" while on ... [more]

Christmas events start Sunday for several churches

Dec 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  With Christmas in the middle of the week this year, many churches in Riverton are celebrating the holiday early, with traditional services on Sunday.
The ... [more]