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More people getting insured, but are there enough docs to handle it?

Jan 8, 2014 - By Michael Ollove, For MCT News Service:  WASHINGTON -- Signing up for health insurance on the new state and federal exchanges was supposed to be the easy part of the Affordable Care Act. But the really ... [more]

Quoted in the news

Jan 8, 2014 - Staff:  My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign, and they will always be my overriding priority.
-- Liz Cheney, citing a family health ... [more]

EPA action on rez 'is unlawful'

Jan 8, 2014 - Matthew H. Mead, Governor, Cheyenne:  Editor:
The Environmental Protection Agency's administrative action expanding the Wind River Indian Reservation raises many questions. Here are a few of ... [more]

Liz Cheney

Jan 8, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Her short campaign wasn't going well, and there might not be another

Liz Cheney is out of the U.S. Senate race in Wyoming just one week into the year ... [more]

Digest

Jan 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Plant worker identified
Authorities have identified a 28-year-old woman killed in an accident at a sugar beet processing plant in Lovell.
The victim ... [more]

Feds seek $6.3 million from man who caused big wildfire

Jan 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Forest Service wants to collect $6.3 million from a 77-year-old man the agency blames for causing a 2012 forest fire that threatened to ... [more]

Brief rebound predicted for Wyoming coal

Jan 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- The U.S. coal mining industry will see a modest and short-lived rebound in 2014, driven by more production in Western states after two ... [more]

Poised to announce bid for governor, Hill will testify at hearing

Jan 8, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill said she has always acted with integrity and honesty in addressing the state's public education needs as ... [more]

New victim coordinator introduced

Jan 8, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Police chief Mike Broadhead presented the new victim witness coordinator for the City of Riverton during Tuesday's Riverton City Council meeting. ... [more]

Wood stove procedure blamed for fire at Dubois rental house

Jan 8, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials said a fire that destroyed much of a rental home Monday in Dubois was caused by the improper removal of hot ashes from a wood stove.
No one was ... [more]

Storm causes hazardous roads, many wrecks

Jan 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  Motorists have been slipping and sliding their way through Fremont County this week due to snowfall and cold temperatures that have left area roadways icy and ... [more]

Council vacancies declared; letters of interest due Jan. 31

Jan 8, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council formally declared two vacancies on the council Tuesday during the first regular meeting of the year.
The council agreed to begin ... [more]

SHS, WRHS back on mats

Jan 8, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers, Moorcroft and Cokeville have emerged as title contenders in the Class 2-A wrestling division.
Shoshoni starts January as the ... [more]

Wranglers get back to action in games vs. two cross-county rivals

Jan 8, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A pair of Fremont County basketball opponents are on the schedule for the Shoshoni High School Wrangler basketball programs as the season resumes after ... [more]

RHS hosts Strannigan invite Thursday-Saturday

Jan 8, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton's varsity boys and girls play Sheridan, Laramie and Cheyenne South.

After nearly two weeks of a holiday break, the Riverton High School ... [more]

Thelma Jean (Murphy) Mollman

Jan 8, 2014 - Staff:  Thelma Jean (Murphy) Mollman, formerly of Fremont County, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper after a courageous battle with ... [more]

Michael Lee Sale

Jan 8, 2014 - Staff:  Michael Lee Sale, of Shoshoni, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at his home. He was 62 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life ... [more]

Charlie Walter Davison

Jan 8, 2014 - Staff:  Charlie Walter Davison died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. He was 62 years old.
A celebration of life service will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at the Eagles Hall in ... [more]

Richard Charles Ager

Jan 8, 2014 - Staff:  Richard Charles Ager, of Lander, died suddenly Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. He was 60 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, in the Chapel ... [more]

Lander wrestlers to Utah for big tournament

Jan 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A trip to the Tournament of Champs begins the January schedule for the Lander Valley High School Tigers on the wrestling mats.
Lander coach Nick Fulton is ... [more]

Rustler women 0-3 in conference after road loss to Western Wyo

Jan 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College Rustlers women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg knows it's must for his players to have a short-term memory after a 71-46 loss to ... [more]

First home basketball games for Wolverines are a long time coming

Jan 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Finally. The Riverton High School boys and girls basketball teams find a set of home games on their schedule after boarding the big yellow buses and logging ... [more]

Today

Jan 7, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
DAVISON

Charlie Walter Davison, 62, died Friday, Jan. 3. A celebration of life service will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at the Eagles Hall in ... [more]

Poison Center offers ways to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning

Jan 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Every year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, 20,000 are seen in emergency rooms, and another 4,000 are ... [more]

Yellen's team at Fed could be fractious

Jan 7, 2014 - By Jim Puzzanghera and Don Lee, MCT News Service:  WASHINGTON -- Now that the Federal Reserve has started to ease a key economic stimulus, the reins of managing monetary policy to finish the job soon will be ... [more]

EPA ruling a 'power grab,' pure and simple

Jan 7, 2014 - Bill Bzedalyk, Riverton:  Editor:
I do not believe the Washington lawyer called the "spokesman" for the Wind River reservation tribes, and nobody else should believe him either. Air ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jan 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Newspaper calendar
Your daily newspaper staff appreciates a couple of days off over the past 10 days or so. We locked the doors on Christmas and New ... [more]

Digest

Jan 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Woman killed in work accident
Authorities say a 28-year-old woman was killed in an accident at a sugar beet processing plant in Lovell.
Saturday ... [more]

Cheney withdraws from Senate race

Jan 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Liz Cheney's sudden exit from her Wyoming Senate race brought a surprise end to a high-profile campaign that touched off a bitter fight within the ... [more]

State files petition protesting reservation border decision

Jan 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature's Select Committee on Tribal Relations facilitated the first public discussion Monday in Fort Washakie on the recent Environmental ... [more]