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Two RHS spikers named all-state volleyball

Nov 7, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Juniors Kiley Ridgway and Jensyn Pettit earned the distinction, and Ridgway is the West 4-A player of the year as well.

Tabbed as the Wyoming Class ... [more]

Arrington for Wind River, Dechert for Shoshoni get all-state VB recognition

Nov 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Macayla Arrington and Annika Dechert represent Fremont County on the Class 2-A all-state volleyball team.
Arrington is a senior for the Wind River Lady ... [more]

Today

Nov 7, 2013 - Staff:  Births
DURAN

A son was born to Laura Friday and Kyle Duran, of Lander, at 6:28 p.m. Oct. 27, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 4 pounds, ... [more]

Digest

Nov 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Algae blooms in river tributary
JACKSON -- A new federal study says a tributary of the Snake River that's heavily flanked by development has high ... [more]

Mead names panel to study forest health in Wyoming; report expected in one year

Nov 7, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has named a diverse panel representing the timber products industry, government and environmentalists to examine how to improve the ... [more]

Wyoming has low poverty rate under new way of measuring

Nov 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming has the third-lowest poverty rate in the nation, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Census Bureau analysis differs from other ... [more]

Plans progress on new Fort Washakie school; construction still a year away

Nov 7, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The new K-12 school will cost roughly $54.3 million, with $52.7 million coming from the Wyoming School Facilities Department and $1.6 million from District ... [more]

Uden statement, sentencing resolve some old questions, but others still unanswered

Nov 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gerald Uden told a court Friday where he hid the bodies of his three first-degree murder victims 33 years ago -- ex-wife Virginia Uden and their sons, Richard ... [more]

County quits catching stray dogs

Nov 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County stopped collecting stray dogs Oct. 25 because the Fremont County Sheriff's Office says it has nowhere to impound them. The county says it will ... [more]

Council OKs $40,000 for skate park planning; fundraising to continue

Nov 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council and Mayor Ron Warpness have voted to award the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association $40,000 to help with construction costs for ... [more]

School safety practices are neither wasteful nor fearmongering

Nov 7, 2013 - Brent Nyberg, Assistant principal, Riverton Middle School:  Editor:
This letter is written in response to Mr. Finley's Oct. 31 criticism of Riverton Middle School's lockdown practice. As always, we appreciate the ... [more]

I'm the capital of the state of hormones

Nov 7, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  In my late-pregnancy days, it's not hard to get me worried

The other day I was cooking up some lasagna, fantasizing about a pair of boots my feet ... [more]

Save the firefighters work

Nov 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  They would rather not have to fight a fire at your house, so change your detector batteries

News flash: The fire department does not want to come to ... [more]

John Oldman

Nov 7, 2013 - Staff:  John Oldman died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at the Safe Haven Care Facility in Pocatello, Idaho. He was 72 years old.
A wake will be Thursday, Nov. 7, at Great ... [more]

All hail the cross country dynasty at Wyoming Indian High

Nov 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Chico Her Many Horses has a dynasty going with the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs cross country program.
The WIHS cross country coach knows how to get the ... [more]

Pokes preparing to host ranked Fresno State Bulldogs in Laramie

Nov 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The top two offensive teams in the Mountain West Conference will face off on Saturday at Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium, when the Wyoming Cowboys host the ... [more]

Dubois in 6-man semifinals Friday night vs. Midwest

Nov 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The winner of the game will earn the right to play in the 6-man state championship to be played at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

Fremont ... [more]

Red-hot CWC opens Region IX v-ball tournament

Nov 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustlers have won five of their last six matches.

The quest for a Region IX volleyball title started for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers ... [more]

Today

Nov 6, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ANDERSON

Funeral services for Don C. Anderson, 87, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Rader of the ... [more]

That's Venus to the west in earlier darkness

Nov 6, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  The twice yearly resetting of our time pieces has occurred again, and we get a few more minutes of daylight in the early morning and less evening sunlight. The ... [more]

Problem with 'drunken vagrants' is not what 'label' we give them

Nov 6, 2013 - Belle Bransky, Riverton:  Editor:
Oh, for heaven's sake, Ron Howard is trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. All right, I apologize for using the term "path rangers" in ... [more]

Still cheering

Nov 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Robert A. Peck Arts Center marks its 30th birthday in style

Longtime Central Wyoming College music professor Bob Hussa did a good and interesting ... [more]

Digest

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]