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Cold storm spreading statewide

Dec 3, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  More snow is falling across Wyoming, and an Arctic cold front could cause temperatures to plunge by 50 degrees or more in some spots.
Snow was falling east of ... [more]

Health/Sci Center ups CWC balance sheet; audit comes in clean

Dec 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College had a clean audit this year, earning an "unmodified opinion" from the auditing firm McGee, Hearne and Paiz of Cheyenne.
Auditor Wayne ... [more]

Judy Jane (Sothan) Ahrens

Dec 3, 2013 - Staff:  Judy Jane (Sothan) Ahrens died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Riverton after a yearlong struggle with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). She was 57 years ... [more]

Louis Lake Road closes early

Dec 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Due to a forecasted winter storm, the entirety of the Loop Road in the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will close for the winter ... [more]

Cowboys end season with loss at USU

Dec 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The Cowboys went out with a whimper.
Between the first and second quarter on Saturday, Wyoming athletic director Tom Burman and Utah State athletic director ... [more]

Small-school all-state FB lists feature county names

Dec 2, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Class 1-A 11-man all-state football team has been announced, with four players from Fremont County making the elite list.
Coaches nominated and voted for ... [more]

Hartbank, Patterson top RHS postseason football awards

Dec 2, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Both were named Class 3-A all-state, and five more Wolverines earned all-conference honors.

Riverton Wolverines Logan Hartbank and Bo Patterson have ... [more]

Bell gets activities director honor in state vote

Dec 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Middle School activities director Tim Bell has risen to the top in his line of work.
Bell was named the middle school director of the year last ... [more]

Olympians share tips, training with Lander swimmers at clinic

Dec 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sixth-grader Ryan Brinda counted down the days for a month before United States Olympic swimmers Misty Hyman and Karlee Bispo gave a clinic on Saturday ... [more]

In his old age, Uden decided to trade knowledge for lifelong care and protection at state'

Dec 2, 2013 - Harold Goodell, Dubois:  Editor,
Never have the local newspapers published such a sickening or barbaric act as earlier this month in reporting the details of the Uden triple murders. ... [more]

So much for 'youthful indiscretion'

Dec 2, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  What's the point anymore when everything we do is recorded and stored digitally, somewhere, just waiting for the right (or wrong) moment to ... [more]

Mr. President, the stakes are high

Dec 2, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  To President Obama: The late John Gardner was wise and patriotic American who, as cabinet secretary, successfully launched Medicare, oversaw the creation of ... [more]

Our own pathologist

Dec 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Autopsies as economic development? Stranger things have happened

After making hundreds of trips to an autopsy lab in Loveland, Colo., with a body in ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Dec 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Governor proposes pay raises
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is pushing to give Wyoming state workers a pay raise.
Mead on Friday unveiled his state budget ... [more]

The way it was: Cars delivered by train -- 1940

Dec 2, 2013 - Staff:  From 1940 to 1949, there weren't many new cars available to American buyers.
Design of new models came to a virtual standstill among major brands as the ... [more]

Digest

Dec 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Veterans assistance available
A State of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services ... [more]

Wind River Pony Club opens in Fremont County

Dec 2, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Rocky Mountain region has a new pony club chapter in Fremont County.
The Wind River Pony Club is encouraging horse riding enthusiasts to join the club ... [more]

Louis Lake Road to close completely Dec. 13

Dec 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  The entirety of Louis Lake Road, also known as the Loop Road, in Fremont County will close Dec. 13.
A portion of the route -- the road between the turnoff to ... [more]

RHS grads discuss peer pressure with teens

Dec 2, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton High School students met with teens in the high school's Changing Attitudes Now Club on Wednesday.
College students Jarett Watson, Jordan ... [more]

CWC OKs max price for Sinks Canyon Center work

Dec 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved a guaranteed maximum price for work planned at the school's Sinks Canyon Center.
CWC president ... [more]

Man arrested when car he was driving tips over in street

Dec 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence, accused of driving a vehicle backward at a high rate of speed, causing it to tip ... [more]

Governor still says 'no' to Medicaid expansion

Dec 2, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Gov. Matt Mead is recommending that the Wyoming Legislature not accept federal money to expand Medicaid coverage to more than 16,000 low-income adults who lack ... [more]

CWC gets extra $300k in state's 'recapture' procedure

Dec 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College is set to receive almost $300,000 this year through the state's recapture/redistribution program.
The money is meant to cover a lack ... [more]

County now drought-free

Dec 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Recent data show most of Fremont County is now drought-free. Statewide conditions have improved over the past year as well.
"We were wet in September and ... [more]

David Shook

Nov 29, 2013 - Staff:  David Shook died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at his home in Riverton. He was 75 years old.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Trinity ... [more]

J. Frank Deshler

Nov 29, 2013 - Staff:  J. Frank Deshler, of Dubois, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 79 years old.
Per his request, cremation has ... [more]

Argument involving knife causes concern at convenience store

Nov 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A verbal argument Tuesday between two men at the Fast Lane convenience store in Shoshoni had onlookers worried that a knife fight might break out.
One of the ... [more]

Sister leaving St. Stephen's Indian Mission after 34 years of service

Nov 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Sister Florence Petsch, a longtime resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation, will no longer be able to serve the patrons of St. Stephen's Indian Mission. ... [more]

Digest

Nov 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mideast Thanksgiving for Mead
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and others from the state celebrated Thanksgiving with more than 160 Wyoming National ... [more]

Students sponsor Thanksgiving pet food drive

Nov 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Middle School Builders Club is making sure even the family pet gets a holiday meal this Thanksgiving.
The community service club, which is part ... [more]