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Marijuana in Wyoming

Dec 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Once unthinkable, it's now about to be debated in the Legislature

Wyoming voters have been tipped off to what promises to be one of the most ... [more]

Digest

Dec 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mother sues over son's death
CHEYENNE -- The mother of a 16-year-old boy who was paralyzed after breaking two vertebrae during high school wrestling ... [more]

Snowboarder killed by avalanche

Dec 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- An avalanche has killed a snowboarder just outside the boundary of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Resort officials say the avalanche happened around ... [more]

Cheyenne refinery tries injection well

Dec 27, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A well being drilled at the HollyFrontier Corp. refinery in Cheyenne will assess whether the company will be able to dispose of selenium-tainted ... [more]

Four hurt in near head-on wreck Monday

Dec 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three Shoshoni women were transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital at about 6 p.m. Monday after being involved in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 20/26 ... [more]

Psychological evaluation requested for man accused of making online threats

Dec 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Attorneys have requested a psychological evaluation for a Hudson man accused of making online threats against law enforcement and government officials in ... [more]

Fremont County clerk to run as Republican in '14

Dec 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese has decided to return to her political party of origin.
She issued a press release this week stating her intention to run as ... [more]

Two-vehicle crash sends three to hospital

Dec 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three people were taken to Riverton Memorial Hospital on Thursday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident at West Sunset and Flag drives.
Officials said no one ... [more]

Auditing firm finds no major problems with county's books

Dec 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An independent audit of Fremont County's books from last fiscal year found no major problems. Accounting firm Decoria, Maichel & Teague returned an ... [more]

Stanley West Shakespeare

Dec 27, 2013 - Staff:  Stanley West Shakespeare died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at the family residence. He was 24 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at ... [more]

Harrison A. 'Bunny' Shoyo

Dec 27, 2013 - Staff:  Harrison A. "Bunny" Shoyo, of Fort Washakie, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at his home. He was 68 years old.
A visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, ... [more]

Today

Dec 26, 2013 - Staff:  Births
MOORE

A daughter was born to Taylor Moore, of Shoshoni, at 8:05 p.m. Nov. 1, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 10.2 ... [more]

Goal still is to turn vacant lot over to a better use

Dec 26, 2013 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
The recent letter to the editor by Mr. Harvey Burke headlined "Is vacant lot in downtown Riverton going to be a junkyard?" Is prompting this ... [more]

It pays to read the instructions

Dec 26, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  In this case, the proof was in a cedar chest.

You wouldn't think one would have time for reading and watching movies just before Christmas, would ... [more]

Fires and states

Dec 26, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Western governors say they are ready to do more, and they ought to be given the chance

Our nation's western governors recently had a good discussion ... [more]

Digest

Dec 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Antelope linger on elk refuge
JACKSON -- About an eighth of the Teton Valley's pronghorn antelope could end up spending the winter there, facing ... [more]

Sweetwater County had most DUI deaths in 2012

Dec 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Sweetwater County had the highest number of fatal crashes involving alcohol in 2012, followed by Campbell County.
A report from the Wyoming ... [more]

Hunting 'super tags' to be offered

Dec 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is launching a new "super tag" raffle that will allow hunters in Wyoming to draw a license for any of 10 ... [more]

Now a westerner, Apollo astronaut who shot iconic space photo recalls the day

Dec 26, 2013 - By Zach Benoit, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- On Christmas Eve of 1968, three men captivated the American public as they became the first humans to orbit the moon and snapped what would ... [more]

Job training, placement target of extra $2M in new request to lawmakers

Dec 26, 2013 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  Hundreds of additional Wyoming residents could be eligible for workplace training and other job-placement programs if lawmakers approve a $4 million budget ... [more]

Flash fire at compressor injures man on Christmas

Dec 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man was injured Wednesday in a flash fire explosion at a compressor station south of town.
David Crichton, 36, was flown to the University of Utah ... [more]

County's finances 'wonderful,' leaders told

Dec 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County netted $1.3 million in fiscal year 2013.

Financial reports released at year's end show Fremont County is in a "wonderful financial ... [more]

Man credits seatbelt for saving life in scary accident

Dec 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A local man says his seatbelt saved his life Tuesday morning when he lost control of his vehicle near Hudson.
John Keller, 75, of Lander, was driving a 2006 ... [more]

Water line break in residence hall sent students scrambling

Dec 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Finals week was particularly stressful this year for students living in Mote Hall at Central Wyoming College.
A water line burst the evening Dec. 15 at the ... [more]

CWC tuition to rise 5 percent in 2014-15

Dec 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Cost per credit hour will be $83

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approves of a recent decision to raise tuition rates for students ... [more]

Chiefs host six-team Shootout starting Friday

Dec 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The first day will be used for pool play. The second day will have the semifinals and title games slated for WIHS gym. The first game will be played at 8:30 ... [more]

Wolverines grapple to bracket crown at Worland tournament

Dec 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines won the silver bracket division on Saturday at the Battle of the Big Horn dual wrestling tournament in Worland.
In the early duals of ... [more]

Arlene B. Dean

Dec 26, 2013 - Staff:  Arlene B. Dean, formerly of Kinnear, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Florida, after an extensive medical condition and illness. She was 68 years old.
A ... [more]

Baudie 'Pete' Romero

Dec 26, 2013 - Staff:  Baudie "Pete" Romero, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at his home in Gordonville, Texas, surrounded by family. He was 81 years old.
A ... [more]

Terry Wayne Davis

Dec 26, 2013 - Staff:  Terry Wayne Davis died suddenly Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. He was 51 years old.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Zion Lutheran Church in ... [more]