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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]

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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]

County library board narrows director candidate field to one

Nov 18, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Tracy Cook will tour the branches and meet with the public Monday.

The Fremont County Library Board of Trustees has narrowed its candidate search for ... [more]

Quick public action controlled situation near day care center

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office thanked the public Thursday for helping to identify a man who raised suspicions this week at a day care north of Riverton. ... [more]

County would save big money by conducting autopsies locally, coroner tells commissioners

Nov 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County now pays $1,060 for each autopsy performed by a contracted forensic pathologist in Colorado, plus an additional $200 or more in salaries and ... [more]

Bringing up the Udens

Nov 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Raising their bodies from the bottom of a 600-foot lake after 33 years is possible -- but it's anything but easy

An expert in underwater salvage ... [more]

The important dates of memory

Nov 18, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  There are fewer of them in our collective minds than there used to be.

If you were to ask your parents, grandparents or anyone else in the generation ... [more]

Livingston wins another term as Farm Bureau leader

Nov 18, 2013 - Staff:  Perry Livingston of Sundance has been elected to his ninth term as President of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation at the organization's 94th annual meeting in ... [more]

The way it was: Lander-Riverton cheerleaders -- 1953

Nov 18, 2013 - Staff:  In the years before the modern playoff system, the high school football season in Fremont County started later than it does today -- usually in the second ... [more]

WLRC must 'get it right this time'

Nov 18, 2013 - Eileen Harnsberger, Lander:  Editor:
As a study of the Wyoming Life Resource Center is made public with recommendations for the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee, ... [more]

More funding cuts might be coming for Wyoming military units

Nov 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The leader of the Wyoming Military Department warned Friday that more federal budget cuts could cause further pain for National Guard units in the ... [more]

Kennedy, undeniably, touched my generation

Nov 18, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  True, his successes with the Congress were not overwhelming, and he served barely half a term, but as a leader, JFK was quite special.
In November 1960, I ... [more]

Taken for a ride

Nov 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Once again, our state's budget has been based on a revenue prediction far off the mark

When it is time for the governor and the Wyoming Legislature ... [more]

Cowboys prepare for key road test at Boise State

Nov 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Cowboys face an important Mountain West road test this Saturday when they travel to Boise, Idaho, to take on the Boise State Broncos. The Cowboys ... [more]

FSU quarterback Winston is my pick for Heisman trophy

Nov 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Crunch time is here for college football fans who are paying attention to the annual Heisman Trophy award.
With less than a month left in the regular season ... [more]

Two Rustlers all-Region IX; Stauffenberg coach of year

Nov 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Samantha Unruh and Kiara Skinner of Central Wyoming College have been named to the all-Region IX volleyball team based on their performances during the 2013 ... [more]

Today

Nov 15, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SHEPHERD

A son was born to Jordyn and Jacob Shepherd, of Riverton, at 7:57 a.m. Oct. 16, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

When societies break, citizens often seek to 'purify' the community

Nov 15, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Christianity teaches that when an individual's life seems wrong, when he or she is overwhelmed with "sin," salvation can fix that wrongness. Salvation provides ... [more]

Pingetzer earns American FFA Degree at national convention

Nov 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- Thirty Wyoming FFA members were honored by the National FFA Organization on Nov. 2 at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., for receiving ... [more]

Four selected as CWC's Native American Student Leaders

Nov 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  The students will serve as mentors for their peers and American Indian youth.

Four Central Wyoming College students have been selected as Native ... [more]

Birch and Eggers to marry

Nov 15, 2013 - Staff:  Angie Birch, of Lusk, and Michael Eggers, of Pavillion, have announced their engagement.
The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Niobrara County High School ... [more]

Welch and Grande wed

Nov 15, 2013 - Staff:  Lorenzo "Lee" Welch, formerly of Shoshoni, and Christine Grande were married Oct. 30, 2013, at the Hotel Delores in General Santos City, Philippines.
Friends ... [more]

BLM seeking nominations to Resource Advisory Council

Nov 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management is accepting applications until Dec. 13.

The Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming has announced that it is seeking ... [more]

RMS names students to honor roll

Nov 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the first-quarter honor roll for the 2013-14 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Digest

Nov 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hirsig: Costs high, help available
SHERIDAN -- Wyoming's insurance commissioner says health-insurance costs in the state are among the highest in the ... [more]