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Trains are not the issue

Nov 1, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Objectors to shipping Wyoming coal to the Pacific ports need a better argument

The news these days is full of updates on the decline in the great ... [more]

Digest

Nov 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  School dean resigns, with comments
LARAMIE -- The dean of the University of Wyoming's College of Law says he's stepping down because important decisions ... [more]

Teen pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Nov 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GREEN RIVER -- A Rock Springs teen has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2012 death of a 17-year-old boy.
Nineteen-year-old Brady Jacob Trevino ... [more]

Insurance canceled for 2,600 in state

Nov 1, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Replacement plans promise better coverage with lower rates or subsidies to help pay premiums.

CHEYENNE -- Private insurers have told the state of ... [more]

NOLS death brings lawsuit from mother of 20-year-old killed on Himalayan trip

Nov 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The mother of a Minnesota man who died while on a National Outdoor Leadership expedition is suing the organization.
Elizabeth Brenner, of Minnetonka, Minn., ... [more]

Immigration issues not cut and dried, audience told

Nov 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The discussion took place at the monthly 'Hot Topics' program at Central Wyoming College.

Roughly 60 people crowded into the Robert A. Peck Arts ... [more]

Students at CWC weigh $1 per credit contribution to campus projects

Nov 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students at Central Wyoming College are considering donating $1 to campus improvement projects for each credit they take at the school.
The contribution would ... [more]

Beer-bottle attacker to trial; 911 call admissible

Nov 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Shoshoni man accused of killing his girlfriend's husband is headed to trial after passing the final deadline for a plea agreement.
At a hearing Thursday, ... [more]

Cody visits Lander for first-round playoff

Oct 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The winner f Friday's game earns a spot in the Class 3-A semifinals.

An extra bonus for finishing second in the Class 3-A East football conference ... [more]

Wolverines open playoffs in Afton

Oct 31, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Star Valley Braves are 5-3 overall and finished second in the Class 3-A West with a 4-1 mark.

With hopes of putting last week's stinging loss to ... [more]

Football teams racking up the miles for early playoffs

Oct 31, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  If you're on the highways of Wyoming this weekend you might notice a lot of yellow school buses rolling down the road.
This Friday and Saturday, Wyoming ... [more]

Two RHS girls swimming individual events at state; two relay teams as well

Oct 31, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Jordan Settlemire and Micala Kechter will be Riverton High School's representatives in individual events at the Class 4-A Wyoming swimming and diving ... [more]

Today

Oct 31, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BINGENHEIMER

A daughter was born to Cindy and Tom Bingenheimer, of Dubois, at 9:58 p.m. Oct. 11, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed ... [more]

Three county businesses to be featured at forum

Oct 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  Three Fremont County success stories have been selected to be highlighted during the second Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead's Business Forum being held in ... [more]

BBB offers advice for hiring chimney sweep

Oct 31, 2013 - From staff reports:  More than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes. And, according to the U.S. ... [more]

Schools should not be lock boxes

Oct 31, 2013 - Lance Finley, Riverton:  Editor:
I was talking with my daughter recently and she informed me that Riverton Middle School had a mock lockdown. She then informed me that she was ... [more]

Halloween on the prairie

Oct 31, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Somehow, we found a way to make it fun

Do I realize that this column hits print on Halloween? That it could fall victim to a heap of melting ... [more]

Is now the time to slash money for food stamps?

Oct 31, 2013 - By The Miami Herald:  Members of the U.S. House and Senate are meeting this week to reconcile disparate farm bills. The prospects are not pretty. Though the bills are similar in ... [more]

Throwing money

Oct 31, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sometimes it really can solve a problem

A popular cliché spouted off by certain political leaders goes something like "you can't solve a problem ... [more]

Digest

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]