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Our Cowboys aren't the OK-State Cowboys

Sep 13, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  But issues raised in Oklahoma are worth considering everywhere

On a long drive home the other night, I switched over to sports radio and heard an ... [more]

Wyoming ought to sign up for Medicare expansion under 'Obamacare' to cover citizens

Sep 13, 2013 - Freida Millsdorn, Riverton:  Editor:
I am hearing again about how Wyoming won't go along with the U.S. government program to expand Medicaid service in each state to help everyone meet ... [more]

Syria deal is a longshot, but America has no choice but to try

Sep 13, 2013 - By The Miami Herald:  The chances of striking a good deal over Syria's lethal chemical stockpile with the likes of Vladimir Putin and Bashar Assad lie somewhere between remote and ... [more]

67 WyoLink sites now in service

Sep 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- Wyoming's statewide digital radio system for local, state and federal health and safety agencies continues to expand.
Bob Symons of the state ... [more]

UW's nationally recognized ski team invited to world games

Sep 13, 2013 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - For the second time in two years, the University of Wyoming's nationally recognized men's and women's Nordic ski club teams have been invited to ... [more]

Escaped inmate may have been seen near city

Sep 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The sighting is unconfirmed for now, as the fugitive was not identified from surveillance footage at the Wind River Hotel and Casino.

A prisoner who ... [more]

Commissioners plan retreat to mull over health care concerns

Sep 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rising health care costs took a big bite out of Fremont County's general fund in the last budget cycle, and the figure has climbed year after year. ... [more]

Robert 'Bob' Monroe

Sep 13, 2013 - Staff:  Robert "Bob" Monroe, of Arapahoe, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 44 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, ... [more]

Search and rescue volunteer recovering from injury during successful mountain mission

Sep 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  A volunteer from Dubois Search and Rescue broke a bone last weekend while looking for a subject in the Wind River Mountains, according to reports.
Officials ... [more]

Tinnie Coando

Sep 13, 2013 - Staff:  Tinnie Coando died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at her residence. She was 89 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, ... [more]

Justice center prep continues; latest plan expected in October

Sep 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Architects are to have detailed plans for a new Riverton justice center finished in October.
Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker announced the ... [more]

Flash flood watch posted in state

Sep 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A flash flood watch has been posted for the Laramie area in southeast Wyoming.
Persistent rain this week has caused minor flooding and temporary ... [more]

A grown-up crime

Sep 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Rails to Trails suspects are being treated as adults, and it is justified

Civilized society is uncomfortable with the idea of treating minors in ... [more]

Digest

Sep 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Body of Worland man found in canal
WORLAND -- The body of a 91-year-old man who had been missing for several days has been found in Worland.
Police ... [more]

RHS cross country times improving as season rolls on

Sep 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Times are dropping all over the lineup for the Riverton Wolverines cross country teams after the first two meets of the season.
Olivia Thompson clocked 21:45 ... [more]

CWC hosts Rustler Roundup Rodeo at fairgrounds

Sep 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Slack performances are at 1 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday, with both evening performances at 7 p.m. leading to the finals at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Drew ... [more]

Home opener Friday for Riverton Wolverines

Sep 12, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Green River Wolves come to Wolverine Field for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

The Riverton Wolverines make their home debut Friday night against the Green ... [more]

Today

Sep 12, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
LEPP

Joseph Daniel Lepp, 87, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, at home. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Davis ... [more]

Anderson graduates from sales program

Sep 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Rowdy Anderson of Riverton recently graduated from International Ag University's sales program as an ag equipment consultant. He also received the Outstanding ... [more]

State trucking association celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Sep 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Trucking Association's Council of Safety Supervisors and American Trucking Associations is taking next week to honor the 3.1 million professional ... [more]

Union Wireless delivers solar C.O.W. to fire

Sep 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  In July, Union Wireless located a solar Cellular on Wheels device to a remote site in Carbon County, Wyoming, in direct support of the West Battle Creek Fire ... [more]

After merger, Energy Fuels lays off Riverton employees

Sep 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Energy Fuels and Strathmore Minerals completed their merger Aug. 30. The consolidation resulted in eliminating about half of Strathmore's former staff in ... [more]

Farewell to a family summer

Sep 12, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Summer is ending. In Wyoming, this translates to a few positives.
For one, our husbands, brothers, and fathers -- who are actually polar bears in disguise ... [more]

Soaker

Sep 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In a rare period of rain, the songwriters have the words

"What is this, Seattle?" asked a Ranger news staffer upon arriving Thursday morning.
No, ... [more]

Digest

Sep 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Whooping cough reports increasing
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Health Department is reporting a sharp increase in whooping cough cases.
State health ... [more]

Louise Antonie Urbanek

Sep 12, 2013 - Staff:  Louise Antonie Urbanek, the mother of Lander resident Leo Urbanek, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at the Goshen Care Center in Torrington. She was 95 years ... [more]

Joseph Daniel Lepp

Sep 12, 2013 - Staff:  Joseph Daniel Lepp, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at home. He was 87 years old.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Davis ... [more]

Two killed in plane crash near Jackson airport

Sep 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A plane crash in Wyoming on Wednesday killed two people about half a mile from the only commercial airport located inside a national park.
The two ... [more]

Wet weather could challenge rain records for the date

Sep 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Thursday shaped up as one of the wettest in local history for the date, with steady rainfall dousing Fremont County for much of the day following a damp ... [more]

Officials lift Hardluck Fire area closure

Sep 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Following the successful completion of work to clear hazardous fire-killed trees along trails and no additional activity on the fire over the past week, the ... [more]