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Nov 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man pleads guilty to ATM thefts
BOISE, Idaho -- A Las Vegas man targeted at least 21 ATMs in Wyoming and other western states as part of a crime spree ... [more]

Coal gas plant to receive state review

Nov 6, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An Australian company's plans to experiment in Wyoming with turning coal into gas without removing the coal from the ground are headed before a ... [more]

Health benefits for CWC workers to expand next year; costs up 5 percent

Nov 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Premiums still will be lower than 2011 levels, however.

Health insurance coverage for employees at Central Wyoming College will be expanded next year ... [more]

Man charged with felony for alleged beating of child

Nov 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 22-year-old Northern Arapaho man has been charged with felony child abuse by the U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming.
Robert Felter Jr. was arrested ... [more]

Lawmakers weigh Medicaid expansion in state

Nov 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Health officials say the move could save millions of dollars for Wyoming, but Gov. Matt Mead so far has resisted the idea as proposed under ... [more]

Uden bodies to be raised from bottom of deep lake

Nov 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has said it intends to recover the remains of Gerald Uden's three victims from the bottom of Fremont Lake, if they are ... [more]

Don C. Anderson

Nov 6, 2013 - Staff:  Don C. Anderson died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at his home. He was 87 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Davis Funeral Home with ... [more]

David Frederick Roach

Nov 6, 2013 - Staff:  David Frederick Roach, formerly of Lander, died in an auto accident Monday, May 13, 2013, in Alaska. He was 60 years old.
Cremation has taken place. In ... [more]

Leonard 'Lanny' E. Stensaas Jr.

Nov 6, 2013 - Staff:  Leonard "Lanny" E. Stensaas Jr., of Lander, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at home with family by his side. He was 78 years old.
A visitation was Monday, Nov. 4, ... [more]

All is not ESPN when it comes to national sports coverage

Nov 5, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  "I don't have to apologize for being bleeping brilliant. I'm entitled to my opinion on any story there is. Will you quit yapping and shut the bleep up? Damn ... [more]

Two early wins for Rustler women to start hoops year

Nov 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  An up-tempo style of basketball was put on display by the Central Wyoming College women's team Friday in a 90-77 victory over Lamar Community College in the ... [more]

Today

Nov 5, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BARRETT

Daniel Chester Barrett, 61, of Gillette, died Thursday, Oct. 31. A memorial service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Gillette ... [more]

Sequoia Lee Middleton

Nov 5, 2013 - Staff:  Sequoia Lee "Dervin" Middleton died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at his home in Riverton. He was 44 years old.
A celebration of life luncheon will be at 11 a.m. ... [more]

Medicare open enrollment period now under way

Nov 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Insurance Commissioner Tom Hirsig is reminding Wyomingites that Medicare's open enrollment period will continue through Dec. 7.
In most cases, enrollees will ... [more]

Tea party struggles against racist labeling

Nov 5, 2013 - By Lauren Loricchio, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  HAGERSTOWN, Md. -- Following the pledge of allegiance, a group of conservative Marylanders take their seats and listen to Delegate Neil Parrott, R-Washington ... [more]

Halloween in Guantanamo

Nov 5, 2013 - Lawrence Lee Wickstrom, Kinnear:  Editor:
It's Halloween in Guantanamo
And the spooks march their boots to your stall.
You can rattle your chains
But they can rattle your brains
Until you ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  What snow?
For once this fall, the threatened winter-like snowstorm didn't hit the Wind River Basin. In case you've been traveling in a warmer place ... [more]

Digest

Nov 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hit and run fatality probed
LINGLE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol is asking the public for information about a hit and run accident that killed a Lingle ... [more]

UW president assembles new team -- and ruffles feathers

Nov 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The decisions and management style of new University of Wyoming President Bob Sternberg are drawing pushback from some faculty and students, ... [more]

Big marijuana stash discovered Saturday during I-80 traffic stop

Nov 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  More than 16 pounds of high-grade marijuana was seized from a Lynnwood, Wash., driver who was stopped on eastbound Interstate 80 roughly 45 miles east of ... [more]

City tweaks recycling plan, looks to more cleanup at its vacant lot downtown

Nov 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As of Friday, Riverton residents can participate in the tag system for their recycling purposes and can purchase tags at the public works office. City ... [more]

Montana must refigure coal tax from Wyoming company

Nov 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The state alleges Cloud Peak Energy Inc. undervalued the material it sold between 2005 and 2007.

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana authorities must ... [more]

Kidnap suspect under arrest

Nov 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A Laramie man and a Fort Collins woman he was suspected of kidnapping are both behind bars after the woman managed to call 911.
Laramie police say ... [more]

CWC might solve Jackson housing issue this month

Nov 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Each unit would include four beds and a kitchen and living area, and a resident assistant would be stationed at the property.

Central Wyoming ... [more]

Brothers say 'guilty' on 2006 homicide

Nov 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Brothers Alan and Vernon Brown have pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2006 death of Tad Paul Barnson in Fremont County.
The ... [more]

Big damage from two Sunday fires; no injuries

Nov 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fire officials think an unattended candle caused a structure fire Sunday at a home north of Riverton.
No one was injured in the blaze, but the room in which ... [more]

Good harvest, soft market: Sugar beet growers brace for lower prices

Nov 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Despite high yields, local sugar beet farmers may be looking at a pay cut this year due to low prices for their crops.
"There's no question, (the price) is ... [more]

Settlemire fifth in butterfly at state swim

Nov 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School swimmer Jordan Settlemire placed fifth in the 100-yard butterfly at the state high school swimming and diving championships in Gillette ... [more]

Wolverines overmatched against Star Valley in 52-10 playoff loss

Nov 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Star Valley High School's Bryan Burton rushed for a school-record 284 yards on 17 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Braves to a 52-10 victory ... [more]

Cody drubs Lander in playoff game

Nov 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers end their season with a 4-5 record, while Cody moves to the Class 3-A semifinals.

Cody exploded for 28 points in the fourth ... [more]