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Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Stories to visit CWC
Wyoming Public Media will record Riverton's Wyoming Stories on Thursday and Friday at the Intertribal Education and ... [more]

Opera to appear in Lander

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  A rather unique opera will be presented Saturday at the Lander Library: Dmitri Shostakovich's "The Nose."
The opera is based on a satirical tale by Nikolai ... [more]

Immigration focus of next CWC talk

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Immigration is the subject of the second in a series of Central Wyoming College "Hot Topic" discussions. The talk will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Robert A. ... [more]

Riverton airport unveils taxiway upgrade

Oct 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The modifications should make it easier for pilots to navigate the facility.

Riverton Regional Airport manager Paul Griffin gave a tour of the ... [more]

Road project near Gas Hills gets $1.5M grant

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Several mining companies are receiving help through a state grant to rebuild a road accessing the Gas Hills area.
On Oct. 3, the Wyoming State Loans and ... [more]

Federal regulations place guidelines on health insurance exchanges

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal regulations have established guidelines for the health insurance exchanges, and consumers can apply and purchase health insurance through them ... [more]

Counselors begin helping residents enroll in health insurance exchanges

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Trained counselors are ready to help Fremont County residents make sense of Wyoming's health insurance exchange that opened Oct. 1.
"This is a place to ... [more]

First-time appearance for Douglas in Fremont County Football Festival

Oct 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Douglas will play for the first time in the annual Fremont County Football Festival on Saturday in Riverton.
Douglas is bringing a group of sixth-graders to ... [more]

Battle of the Bronze Boot is at stake Saturday in Laramie

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Border War and Battle for the Bronze Boot -- Wyoming versus Colorado State -- the series resumes for the 105th time this Saturday. Kickoff is set for noon ... [more]

Shoshoni sweeps Wind River

Oct 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHOSHONI -- Senior Erika Eckley and her Shoshoni High School Wrangler teammates were determined not to have a repeat of what happened the first time they played ... [more]

Today

Oct 18, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ARCHER

Lellae "Judy" Archer, 90, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Wind River Health Care. A viewing will be 11 a.m. to noon Monday, ... [more]

Wyoming man traces roots to frontier figure

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- They called him "Bony."
The ancestor of a Casper man who guarded 300 miles of telegraph lines along the Oregon Trail from American Indian saboteurs ... [more]

Achievers

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Moss enrolls at Fort Lewis
Ronnie Moss, of St. Stephen's, started coursework Aug. 30 at Fort Lewis College. Moss's major is exercise science, exercise ... [more]

Barn Bash for Hospice set for Saturday

Oct 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Health for Help Hospice home in Riverton is going big again this year as it prepares for its Barn Bash for Hospice fundraising event at 4:30 p.m. Saturday ... [more]

RHS grad earns Seabee specialist pin

Oct 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An elite group of sailors has welcomed a former Riverton High School student into its crew.
Seabee Legalman Second Class Charlene Isbell received her ... [more]

Labeling other people is never a good thing

Oct 18, 2013 - Ronald E. Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't want to get into a spittin' contest with Belle Bransky through letters to you, so I will make this my last response to this subject.
It ... [more]

Miles and days, Wyoming to Connecticut

Oct 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  I was relieved to learn that echoes of early childhood and fatherhood still can be heard.

Does a parent ever entirely stop thinking in terms of ... [more]

Everyone felt it

Oct 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The federal shutdown had a psychological effect on all American citizens

More than two weeks after it began, the partial shutdown of the federal ... [more]

Digest

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State employees return to work
CHEYENNE -- With the partial federal government shutdown ended, Gov. Matt Mead has directed Wyoming state agencies to ... [more]

Casper spends $400,000 to clean up after storm

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The City of Casper expects to spend a bit less than $500,000 to clean up after Winter Storm Atlas, which hit the city with 16 inches of snow Oct. ... [more]

Grand Teton and Yellowstone parks reopen briefly before winter closure

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  They will remain open until they close for the season Nov. 1.

CHEYENNE -- Employees of Yellowstone and Grand Teton got to work Thursday reopening the ... [more]

Wyoming high court to hear fracking suit

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Nov. 20 over whether the public has the right to obtain lists of chemicals used in ... [more]

Man sentenced to 80 months for September 2012 assault

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 26-year-old man from the Wind River Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 80 months in prison for assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
Claude Lee ... [more]

Mortimore Lane rebuild project facing hurdles

Oct 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Engineers say squeezing a recreation path into the Lander road's existing right-of-way does not work well.

Engineers on Oct. 1 updated the Fremont ... [more]

Federal employees in Fremont County returning to work

Oct 18, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The government shutdown has lifted after 16 days, and federal workers in Fremont County are heading back to work.
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead issued a press ... [more]

Medical response temporarily closed highway

Oct 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An emergency medical response closed U.S. Highway 20/26 at its intersection with Lysite Moneta Road for about two hours Friday morning.
Medical personnel were ... [more]

Geraldine Lorraine Githens Raynor

Oct 18, 2013 - Staff:  Geraldine Lorraine Githens Raynor, of Lander, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton. She was 94 years old.
Visitation will be ... [more]

Lellae 'Judy' Archer

Oct 18, 2013 - Staff:  Lellae "Judy" Archer, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Wind River Health Care. She was 90 years old.
A viewing will be 11 a.m. to noon Monday, ... [more]

U.S. Highway 20/26 reopens

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials temporarily closed both lanes of U.S. Highway 20/26 on Friday morning to aid in a medical assist at milepost 79.
Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan ... [more]

U.S. Highway 20/26 closed due to crash

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation closed both lanes of U.S. Highway 20/26 at milepost 79 due to a crash Friday morning.
The mile marker is between ... [more]