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Vogel signs for rodeo at University of Wyoming

Oct 29, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  PAVILLION -- Josee Vogel has produced a stellar high school athletic career at Wind River High School. The multi-sport athlete is one of the top cowgirls in ... [more]

Court says Lyman duo defrauded Medicaid, must repay

Oct 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge Monday ordered a Lyman couple who pleaded guilty to defrauding the Wyoming Medicaid system to pay just over $35,000 in ... [more]

Digest

Oct 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Forest HQ to stay in Jackson
JACKSON -- The Bridger-Teton National Forest will keep its administrative offices in downtown Jackson.
The Forest Service ... [more]

Tier 1 plans taking shape at UW

Oct 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- During the next seven years, The University of Wyoming plans to ramp up scholarship, faculty positions, fellowship funds and facilities with the goal ... [more]

Threats made to courthouse; arrest, but no charges yet

Oct 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  A K-9 unit was called to search for explosives Friday at the Fremont County Courthouse in Lander in response to violent threats alleged to have been made by a ... [more]

Speaker calls attention to alcoholism, abuse

Oct 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Women Restored, a local group educating women on sexual assault through a federal grant, welcomed Robin Poor Bear at the Wind River Hotel and Casino in a ... [more]

Group pushing BLM to restrict drilling on sage grouse habitat

Oct 29, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The initial focus is in the Douglas area, but land in Fremont County likely would be affected if the federal agency imposed the restrictions.

The ... [more]

Early fall storms brings astounding snowpack totals

Oct 29, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Wind River drainage at 359 percent

Early fall snowstorms have had a dramatic effect on snowpack conditions in Fremont County.
There was a major ... [more]

Today

Oct 29, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
DICKINSON

John Dickinson, 51, of Riverton, died Saturday, Oct. 26, at Help for Health Hospice. Per his request, cremation has taken place. A ... [more]

Snow early in season means less spending on snowplows

Oct 29, 2013 - Loren Albert, Riverton:  Editor:
If we are going to get all this snow, I am just as glad that we are getting it now early in the fall/winter period rather than later. When it falls ... [more]

An end to the middle class?

Oct 29, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  Imagine a future in which real wages for most workers decline year after year; a future in which middle-class jobs that disappeared in the Great Recession ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 29, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Four out of five
Five weeks of autumn, four snowstorms. That is the updated tally for the strange fall of 2013 in the Wind River Basin of ... [more]

John Dickinson

Oct 29, 2013 - Staff:  John Dickinson, of Riverton, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home. He was 51 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A ... [more]

Capt. Francis "Ed" Edward Field

Oct 29, 2013 - Staff:  Capt. Francis "Ed" Edward Field died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Westward Heights Care Center, where he had lived since August 2011. He was 89 years old.
Per ... [more]

Jeanne Lucille Poirot

Oct 28, 2013 - Staff:  Jeanne Lucille Poirot, of Lander, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at home surrounded by family. She was 76 years old.
A memorial service for family and friends ... [more]

Richard Hubbard

Oct 28, 2013 - Staff:  Richard Hubbard, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Crook County Long Term Care Center. He was 74 years old.
Funeral services were ... [more]

Bob Seipt

Oct 28, 2013 - Staff:  Bob Seipt, a lifelong Fremont County resident, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at his home in Riverton with his children, Paul Seipt and Jean Younkin, by his side. ... [more]

Joyce M. Duran

Oct 28, 2013 - Staff:  Joyce M. Duran, of Arapahoe, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at her home. She was 73 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at St. ... [more]

Cokeville's second-quarter outburst sinks Shoshoni

Oct 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Wranglers travel to Worland on Tuesday for a three-way playoff with Burlinton and Riverside.

Top-ranked Cokeville lived up to its billing in a ... [more]

Chiefs win seventh straight state XC title

Oct 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The championship streak has reached seven straight Class 2-A boys cross country titles for the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs.
WIHS kept its dynasty going ... [more]

Late Score dooms Wyo in shootout loss to SJS

Oct 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SAN JOSE, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2013) A career rushing day from sophomore running back Shaun Wick wasn't enough for the University of Wyoming football team to ... [more]

Wind River, Shoshoni both makestate VB; SHS wins head to head

Oct 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  State tournament volleyball berths were already locked up when the Wind River Cougars and the Shoshoni Wranglers squared off on Saturday night in Lander at the ... [more]

With 22-21 victory over rival Riverton, Tigers clinch No. 2 seed for 3-A playoffs

Oct 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers are not under the radar anymore in Class 3-A football division after winning a wild 22-21 victory Thursday over the Riverton Wolverines and ... [more]

Midwest downs Eagles

Oct 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Top seeded Midwest rolled over the winless St. Stephen's Eagles 63-20 Friday afternoon in the final game of the season for St. Stephen's.  The Eagles finish ... [more]

Riverton falls twice, ends fourth at regional VB

Oct 28, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines pen the Class 4-A state tournament Thursday afternoon against Gillette.

High hopes of using home-court advantage to momentum in the ... [more]

Dubois wraps up a 7-1 regular season with blowout of WIHS Chiefs

Oct 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- After finishing their final 6-man football game against powerhouse Dubois the 11-man variety of the game may not look so bad to the Wyoming Indian ... [more]

Riverview Road upgrade under way

Oct 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The $2.8 million project will reconstruct and straighten the road and add an improved canal crossing and safer intersection at the bottom of Hill Street. ... [more]

College to produce one of Shakespeare's lesser-known plays

Oct 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Central Wyoming College cast will take audiences to Elizabethan England while staging one of William Shakespeare's lesser-known comedies "The Merry Wives of ... [more]

Wyoming's chance

Oct 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  With the federal health care website failing, let's prove our state can do a better job

Wyoming, it turns out, is not immune to the problems of ... [more]

Sacred cows and good ol' boys

Oct 27, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  In case you hadn't noticed, the first begets the second.

Andrew Jackson often is referred to as the first "western" president. The rough-edged ... [more]