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Francene Michelle Bearing

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Francene Michelle Bearing, of Commerce City, Colo., died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. She was 51 years old.
Services were Thursday, Oct. 3, in Denver, and burial ... [more]

Chelsea R. Kesselheim

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Chelsea R. Kesselheim, of Lander, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at home.
Services will be at a later date.
Chelsea Robbins Kesselheim was born in 1927 in ... [more]

Beverly Jo DeVries

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Beverly Jo DeVries, of Atlantic City, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at home.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, in the St. Andrew's ... [more]

Donald R. Armstrong

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Donald R. Armstrong, formerly of Fremont County, died after a fall Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was 88 years old.
No services are ... [more]

There are no PACs for the poor have no PACs

Oct 6, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Among the citizens who qualified for food-stamp assistance last year were 5,000 Americans serving on active duty in the U.S. military defending their ... [more]

Only the ignorant cast history aside

Oct 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Bulletin: We aren't the first people to have walked the Earth.

It's a natural to assume you're the first person to ever experience something. It's a ... [more]

Entrepreneur course was useful to young generation

Oct 6, 2013 - John Enos, Fort Washakie:  Editor:
This is a letter of recognition to Shoshone Higher Education, Harmony Spoonhunter, Rory Robinson and staff Rosa Burnett and Randy Nagitsy. Through ... [more]

The wide array

Oct 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Three decades of Student of the Week

Student of the Week is about to begin its fourth decade.
On page B-6 of today's edition, you'll find the second ... [more]

Wyoming PBS to host topic on sports injuries

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming PBS will be airing a block of national and local programming Tuesday, October 8, beginning at 7 p.m. on the subject of sports and brain injuries.
 The ... [more]

Eagles much more competitive, but still fall 44-24 to Farson-Eden

Oct 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It's a game that almost wasn't.
Thursday's and Friday's winter storm closed South Pass and blocked the Farson-Eden Pronghorns from crossing over from ... [more]

Bouncing back from only loss, Rams throttle Ten Sleep

Oct 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Lopsided scores are common with the limited enrollments of schools playing 6-man football. Dubois had the run of the field Saturday afternoon in Washakie ... [more]

Weather, illness slow down Lander's cross country team for week

Oct 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The final stages are here for the Lander Tigers cross country season.
Mother Nature has played a big role recently, with rainy and snowy conditions greeting ... [more]

Up 2-0, Lady Wolverines let Evanston v-ball match slip

Oct 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team started quickly Saturday on the road, winning the first two sets, but fell to Evanston 3-2 (23-25, 16-25, 25-22, ... [more]

No. 2 Douglas trounces the Lander Tigers 48-0

Oct 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Douglas kept its perfect football season in line with a 48-0 victory over the Lander Tigers Saturday afternoon in Converse County.
The game was first planned ... [more]

Wolverines gut it out vs. Buffalo

Oct 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After waiting a day's postponement because of snowy weather, the game started nearly two hours late in Buffalo when officials didn't arrive on ... [more]

New year, new coach for Rustler basketball

Oct 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  New coach Pat Rafferty has the basketball bouncing for the Central Wyoming College men's program.
The first day of practice for the 2013-14 basketball ... [more]

Digest

Oct 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Storm leaves state, slaps neighbors
PIERRE, S.D. -- In the span of 24 hours, the scenic Black Hills in South Dakota were coated in up to three and a ... [more]

Mead says 233 state employees face furlough amid fed shutdown

Oct 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says the federal shutdown is forcing the state to place 233 state employees on furlough starting Monday.
Wyoming has 9,867 ... [more]

Sex assaults, substance crimes down this year on university campus

Oct 6, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming is reporting a drop in the number of rapes for the second straight year, while campus police dealt with fewer alcohol and ... [more]

UW to help veterans impacted by shutdown

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  More than 400 veterans are students at the university, and the Office of Student Financial Aid and the Veterans Services Center help connect them with a ... [more]

Brinda Jean Frost

Oct 6, 2013 - Staff:  Funeral services for Brinda Jean Frost are held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton, with the Rev. Dave Case of the Lifeline Christian ... [more]

The way it was: Dubois check station -- 1957

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  State regulations requiring hunters to report their results are nothing new. This check station near Dubois was in full operation in 1957.
Mild weather ... [more]

North Riverton acquires new game warden

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Allen Deru is the new game warden for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in north Riverton.
Wyoming game wardens are responsible for wildlife law ... [more]

State Historical Society selling photo calendar

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Once again the Wyoming State Historical Society has partnered with the American Heritage Center and created a calendar of Wyoming history.
With more than a ... [more]

Strong Town presentation aims to help communities

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The first program will be Monday at the Fremont County Library in Lander.

Starting Monday, the Wyoming Rural Development Council will host the first ... [more]

Make It With Wool contest set for Nov. 2

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 2013 Make It With Wool contest will begin at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at the REACH Foundation, 622 N. Eighth St. W., Riverton.
Each entrant will receive 2.5 ... [more]

Lander to host drought workshop

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Agriculture will host a series of workshops across the state to help United States Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management ... [more]

Foundation awards $5K grant to Riverton skate park remodel

Oct 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming Skating Association has been awarded its first grant, with $5,000 coming from the Tony Hawk Foundation to help build a skate park in ... [more]

County might agree to take on road near Dubois

Oct 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  There are several conditions that would have to be met, however.

Fremont County Commissioners have signaled they would be willing to accept a road ... [more]

Hill speaks her mind at WACO confab; blasts lawmakers who diluted her job

Oct 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill disparaged moves to limit her office's powers and accused state officials of malfeasance while speaking ... [more]