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Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cyclist killed in truck collision
SHERIDAN -- A bicyclist is dead following an accident north of Sheridan over the weekend.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol ... [more]

Escaped inmate got 90-minute head start

Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- An inmate who escaped on his way to the Sweetwater County jail got a head start because the private company transporting him didn't notify authorities ... [more]

Teens plead guilty in triple slayings, sentenced to life terms without parole

Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Two teenagers who gunned down three members of a family at a rural home in northern Wyoming early this year will serve life in prison without the ... [more]

Good progress on Burroughs Fire; crew of 145 on scene

Sep 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The 1,794-acre Burroughs Fire north of Dubois was 14 percent contained as of Wednesday morning, officials said.
No injuries or property damage have been ... [more]

Program director eyes Major property for new day reporting center site

Sep 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A program that gives youths in trouble with the law an alternative to incarceration and expulsion is developing a new site for its day reporting center. ... [more]

One dead, one injured on bike path

Sep 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating a potential homicide that was discovered north of Riverton on Wednesday morning.
A civilian walking on the Rails to Trails pathway ... [more]

District 25 makes offer on two sites for building new school

Sep 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The first offers for land in Riverton needed to build a new elementary school for Fremont County School District 25 has been submitted, said superintendent ... [more]

Cornelius "Corney" Warren

Sep 4, 2013 - Staff:  Cornelius "Corney" Warren, of Riverton, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 70 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 ... [more]

Barbara Ann Nigro

Sep 3, 2013 - Staff:  Barbara Ann Nigro, formerly of Riverton, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at her home in Baker City, Ore. She was 76 years old.
Services have taken place.
She ... [more]

NFL's message: It's game time, so forget all the nagging issues

Sep 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Are you going to be there with me Thursday? Sure you will. Drinking the Kool-Aid we call the National Football League.
And, for us Broncos fans, could we ... [more]

Two up, two down for CWC Rustlers on Sheridan VB courts

Sep 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Central Wyoming College Rustlers had an up-and-down weekend on the volleyball court at a Sheridan College tournament, posting a 2-2 record.
The Rustlers ... [more]

Grace Connell

Sep 3, 2013 - Staff:  Longtime Riverton resident Grace Connell died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Westward Heights Care Center where she had lived for more than eight years. She was ... [more]

Kenneth Jack Carey

Sep 3, 2013 - Staff:  Kenneth Jack Carey died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in Lander. He was 73 years old.
Services were at noon Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Hudson's Funeral Home Chapel of ... [more]

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Sep 3, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CAREY

Kenneth Jack Carey, 73, died Friday, Aug. 30, in Lander. Services were at noon Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Hudson's Funeral Home Chapel of Mount ... [more]

Cabin made of dino bones billed as 'oldest building in the world'

Sep 3, 2013 - By Han Cheung, For the Associated Press:  Though built in 1933, the Fossil Cabin near the dinosaur graveyard at Como Bluff is billed as the "Oldest Building in the World."
That's because the building, ... [more]

Letter on the state of education missed mark on two points

Sep 3, 2013 - Kristy Richmond, Riverton:  Editor:
There are two specific points that disappoint me most in Mr. Heckart's letter to the editor from Aug. 22. First, his experience with the students of ... [more]

'May truth come forward'

Sep 3, 2013 - Myron Groesbeck, Ethete:  Editor:

Warriors gather in the land of the free.
To camp near the river of the aspen tree.
The first snow on the peaks. A time of change.
Summer has ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Labor Day
Thanks for the day off for Labor Day. Monday isn't a publication day for us any more, but it usually is a work day. We kept the doors locked ... [more]

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Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teens in triple slaying due in court
CODY -- Two teens charged with killing three members of a Wyoming family are scheduled to appear in court after ... [more]

Event helps younger band students learn from older ones

Sep 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Annual event helps younger band students learn from older ones.

Musical notes from baritone horns, trumpets, trombones, flutes, clarinets, French ... [more]

Honor Farm inmate jumps fence, then jumps back

Sep 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An inmate at the Wyoming Honor Farm has been segregated while officials investigate a report that someone was trying to escape the facility Saturday ... [more]

Struggling financially, VFW post puts building up for sale

Sep 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Ideally, a different building could be found to house the VFW, American Legion Post 19, the Disabled American Veterans, and the VFW Women's Auxiliary under ... [more]

Escaped inmate still on the loose

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Travelers on Wyoming's interstate highway system over the holiday weekend saw signs posted in several places warning of an "escaped prisoner manhunt." ... [more]

Low pinecone output means grizzly conflict more likely

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Biologists say a bad year for whitebark pine cone output could lead to more hunter-grizzly bear conflicts in northwest Wyoming this fall.
Officials ... [more]

Riverton spikers earn two wins at season-opening tournament

Sep 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team had a competitive start to the season Friday and Saturday in Cheyenne during round-robin play at the McDonald's ... [more]

New coaches, veteran team for Cougar volleyball

Sep 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kristan Trujillo is the second straight volleyball coach to be hired at Wind River High School who played at Central Wyoming College.
Trujillo was an ... [more]

Lander, Shoshoni meet in controlled scrimmage

Sep 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  No score was kept, and coaches acted as the officials.

Lander Valley High School football coach Doug Hughes didn't have to look far when Kemmerer ... [more]

Wolverines blast Worland in week zero

Sep 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton opens the regular season this Friday, Sept. 6, in Powell against the two-time defending state champions.

In their final tuneup for the ... [more]

Riverton golfers edge Lander for Worland golf title; Paxton wins individual title for RHS

Sep 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines and Lander Tigers  finished 1-2 in the boys team standings Friday at the Worland Invitational golf tournament.
The Wolverines had a ... [more]

Carriers of the 'Rolex gene'

Sep 3, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Too many politicians are affected -- both Republican and Demo

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., was given two and a half years in prison ... [more]