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Oct 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead to welcome trick-or-treaters
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead and first lady Carol Mead are inviting trick-or-treaters and their families to come by ... [more]

Teton Co. wants funds for school cops

Oct 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Teton County school officials are expressing support for funding from Wyoming lawmakers for school resource officers.
Teton County school trustees ... [more]

Mistrial in Casper murder case

Oct 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A Wyoming judge declared a mistrial in the case of a man accused of killing his wife after a witness made an inappropriate comment.
Natrona County ... [more]

Coal giants watch prices as shovels idled

Oct 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Arch Coal executives say coal prices will determine when the company's idled equipment in the Powder River Basin is brought back into ... [more]

RHS students collecting for UNICEF on Halloween

Oct 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton High School Key Club is participating in the UNICEF/Kiwanis International project to eliminate maternal neonatal tetanus.
Contributions will be ... [more]

Original Uden investigator recalls effort to prosecute triple murders

Oct 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Thirty-three years ago, divers donned scuba gear and attached safety ropes to themselves before plunging into the "sinks" of the Popo Agie River. They ... [more]

Autopsy: Bike path victim was strangled and beaten

Oct 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk and Eric Blom, Staff Writers:  Prosecutors had no comment Thursday about an autopsy report showing David Ronald Moss Jr., 25, died of manual strangulation as well as blunt-force head ... [more]

Man who threatened officers vowed 'the crime of the century'

Oct 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Court documents have revealed the contents of online threats that a Hudson man reportedly posted last week against area law enforcement and government ... [more]

Alfred L. Presgrove

Oct 31, 2013 - Staff:  Alfred L. Presgrove died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in Freedom. He was 78 years old.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at St. Helens Church in ... [more]

Ginger M. Roberts

Oct 31, 2013 - Staff:  Ginger M. Roberts died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She was 66 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Shoshoni football season ends in loss to Burlington

Oct 30, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Shoshoni's hopes for the Class 1-A playoffs came to an end Tuesday on a snowy field in Worland in a three-way qualifying playoff with Riverside and Burlington. ... [more]

Shoshoni draws Wright in first round of state v-ball

Oct 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wright is the opening-round draw for the Shoshoni Wranglers at the Class 2-A state volleyball tournament in Casper.
Match time for the contest is 5 p.m. ... [more]

Wind River, opens 2-A state volleyball Thursday

Oct 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Cougars are back in the Class 2-A state volleyball tournament after a three-year absence.
Wind River's last appearance in state came in the ... [more]

Riverton spikers get Gillette to open state 4-A volleyball tourney

Oct 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines took last Sunday to put their two weekend regional tournament losses behind them and came to practice Monday ready to work. Now ... [more]

Today

Oct 30, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ANTELOPE

A daughter was born to Ashley R. Yellowbear and Mathew L. Antelope, of Riverton, at 2:33 p.m. Oct. 16, 2013, at Lander Regional ... [more]

The only way to live is to 'resist, fight evil'

Oct 30, 2013 - Den Schofield, Riverton:  Editor:
I cannot allow Mr. Peck's editorial titled "Everyone felt it" (Friday, Oct. 18,) to slide by without comment.
The attitude of blaming "Congress" for ... [more]

Bad days and silver linings

Oct 30, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Why did the dog have a bad bowel accident on the very day that my wife and I were leaving for a week of vacation?
And why does the copy machine jam just ... [more]

Halloween

Oct 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  If can be safe and fun at the same time

Halloween probably is a safer event than it used to be, thanks to public education, product improvements, and ... [more]

Bill fails in taxing well flaring

Oct 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Legislature's Joint Revenue Interim Committee has rejected a proposal that would have imposed taxes on flared natural gas in Wyoming.
The ... [more]

Kidnap suspect expected to change plea

Oct 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Montana man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Wyoming girl last year is set to appear before a judge to change his not-guilty plea ... [more]

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Oct 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW sets up online 'suggestion box'
LARAMIE -- People have a new way to make suggestions on how to run the University of Wyoming.
UW President Bob ... [more]

Wolf quotas nearly filled, well before season's end

Oct 30, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Hunters already are closing in on killing their annual limit of wolves in northwest Wyoming and more than two months remain in this year's state hunting ... [more]

Legislation would give one-time funding for Riverton justice center

Oct 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Counties would have to put up matching funds to cover 50 percent of the project from their own coffers or other non-state sources under the bill to be ... [more]

Man accused in courthouse threat moved to Carbon County

Oct 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Hudson man accused of making online threats to law enforcement and government officials last week is being moved to Carbon County to face charges.
Steven ... [more]

High court won't review Blackburn case

Oct 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has denied a request to examine the case of the last defendant in the Hudson homicides. If the high court had decided on Oct. 22 to ... [more]

UW's defensive coordinator fired by Christensen

Oct 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming coach Dave Christensen fired defensive coordinator Chris Tormey on Tuesday after two straight losses in which the Cowboys surrendered more than 50 ... [more]

Thompson's 12th leads RHS at state cross country

Oct 29, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Olivia Thompson paced the Riverton Wolverines on Saturday with a 12th-place finish at the Class 4-A state cross country meet in Sheridan.
Thompson ran the ... [more]

CWC to show sports study results; baseball might be best idea

Oct 29, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Later this week Steve Barlow, in his first-year as athletic director after departmental reorganization at Central Wyoming College, says he will release the ... [more]

Vogel signs for rodeo at University of Wyoming

Oct 29, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  PAVILLION -- Josee Vogel has produced a stellar high school athletic career at Wind River High School. The multi-sport athlete is one of the top cowgirls in ... [more]

Court says Lyman duo defrauded Medicaid, must repay

Oct 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge Monday ordered a Lyman couple who pleaded guilty to defrauding the Wyoming Medicaid system to pay just over $35,000 in ... [more]