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Museum board chairman voted out; can stay on the panel

Nov 19, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board of Trustees chose to remove the chairman from his position in a 3-2 vote Thursday.
The three-hour meeting began normally with ... [more]

Attack, not attacker, at issue as murder trial opens in Lander

Nov 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In the first morning of the Charles Darrell Laster murder trial, the defense focused less on whether the defendant attacked a deceased man and more on whether ... [more]

Free throws put Cowboys over the top

Nov 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Four Cowboys scored in double figures and the University of Wyoming men's basketball team connected on its last 11 free-throw attempts to earn a hard-fought ... [more]

Do we really expect Wyoming Cowboys to be mediocre?

Nov 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Saturday's weather forecast for Wyoming's final home football game looks pretty good, actually. Sunny, high around 33 degrees, no chance of precipitation, and ... [more]

Way up north, Rustler men split two games; now 2-4

Nov 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The grueling road trip to begin the season for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers men's basketball team continued, with CWC splitting a pair of games at a ... [more]

Bradford McClellan

Nov 19, 2013 - Staff:  Bradford McClellan, formerly of Shoshoni, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at West Park Long Term Care Facility in Cody. He was 77 years old.
Memorial services ... [more]

Alice May (Williams) Shanley

Nov 19, 2013 - Staff:  Alice May (Williams) Shanley died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. She was 91 years old.
Per her request, there will be no services. A private family gathering will be ... [more]

Virginia I. Loree

Nov 19, 2013 - Staff:  Virginia I. Loree died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, after a lengthy illness. She was 91 years old.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Davis ... [more]

Drone use dips; secrecy remains

Nov 19, 2013 - By Ken Dilanian, MCT Washington Bureau:  Six months after President Barack Obama vowed to change his administration's approach to lethal drone missile strikes, the pace of aerial attacks has fallen ... [more]

Speer could get life behind bars for kidnap and assault

Nov 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A Montana man faced life in prison when he goes before a judge Tuesday on charges that he kidnapped and sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl before ... [more]

Legacy we are leaving next generations is staggering

Nov 19, 2013 - Michael Dale Smith, Riverton:  Editor:
Since that warm, sun-filled morning in July 1944, the day ol' Doc Kendall delivered me, the sun has risen and sent 25,310 times. The hands on the ... [more]

Senate candidate, sister spar publicly on same-sex marriage

Nov 19, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife stepped into a sibling squabble Monday after their daughters became involved in a public feud over ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Brave November
Weather watchers braced for a wintry turn over the weekend, but it didn't materialize as forecast. So far, so good for November, which ... [more]

Digest

Nov 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Camp Guernsey expansion on hold
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says state military officials won't try to expand a central Wyoming training site if ranchers ... [more]

Center provides advice for safe food handling on Thanksgiving

Nov 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six Americans will get sick from dangerous food borne bacteria this year.
The ... [more]

Dent sparks Cowgirls to victory

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  From the time Joe Legerski and his staff started recruiting Marquelle Dent to come to the University of Wyoming, they likely had a game like Friday night in ... [more]

Powell wins overtime thriller over Douglas, takes 3-A title

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The clash of unbeaten Class 3-A powerhouses didn't disappoint.
Powell and Douglas needed overtime to decide the state championship Friday at War Memorial ... [more]

Mills gets Coach of the Year nod following solid season at Shoshoni

Nov 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni coach Christina Mills has made going to the Class 2-A state volleyball tournament a habit for the Wranglers.
Mills-coached teams have four straight ... [more]

Wyoming eases past Arkansas State 85-64

Nov 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Josh Adams celebrated his 20th birthday with a career-high 20 points and Wyoming shot 56 percent from the field to defeat Arkansas State 85-64 on ... [more]

Ridgway named county VB Player of the Year

Nov 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Kiley Ridgway, Riverton High School's fierce middle blocker, has been named the Fremont County volleyball Player of the Year by the sports staffs of The ... [more]

Olympic swimmers in Lander for Nov. 30 clinic

Nov 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two United States Olympic swimmers plan to be in Lander on Saturday, Nov. 30, for a clinic.
Karlee Bispo and Misty Hyman conduct the clinic at the Lander ... [more]

Sharon Kay McGurn

Nov 18, 2013 - Staff:  Sharon McGurn, a lifelong Wyoming resident, died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Hospital in Denver, with her family by her ... [more]

Obama says he will visit Indian Country

Nov 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama told Native American leaders Wednesday that he will make his first trip as president to Indian Country next year, expanding ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Nov 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Woman arrested in hit and run
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Police have arrested a 31-year-old Cheyenne woman suspected in a hit-and-run crash that seriously ... [more]

U.S. rig count up eight this week to1,762; state unchanged

Nov 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by eight this week to ... [more]

Digest

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Student senate sponsoring food drive
The Central Wyoming College Student Senate is sponsoring a canned food drive through November.
Nonperishable ... [more]

Peak viewing season starts for herd of bighorn sheep

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Visitors to Dubois can encounter herds of bighorn sheep in their winter habitat during the animal's peak viewing season in November and early December.
The ... [more]

Theater students study '50s for 'The Beat Cafe'

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College music and theater departments will bring together comedy, literature, dance and music from the Beat Generation with original shows ... [more]

Wyoming Game and Fish provides steps for preventing wildlife collisions

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  As the weather changes, many big game animals leave their summer and fall ranges for traditional wintering areas.
Migration routes often lead animals into ... [more]

Band, choir, handbell group to perform at CWC concert

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College vocal and instrumental groups will present a Fall Showcase Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre. The ... [more]