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Good fall golf season for Nirider at Eastern Wyoming

Nov 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Aaron Nirider didn't have any problems adjusting to college golf at Eastern Wyoming College.
Nirider, a 2013 Riverton High School graduate, has stepped right ... [more]

Playing tough early slate, Rustlers drop two games in Idaho

Nov 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It's the first season for CWC men's basketball coach Pat Rafferty.

The starting point is here for new Central Wyoming College Rustlers coach Pat ... [more]

Bible has lots of advice for mothers, less for wives

Nov 8, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  When evangelical Christians want guidance about living their lives, the first place they go is the Bible. After all, they believe the Bible contains God's ... [more]

Man receives probation for drunken driving accident

Nov 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Northern Arapaho man has been sentenced to three years of probation for his involvement in a drunken driving accident on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Lander Library hosting Puccini's opera 'Tosca'

Nov 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Lander Metopera will bring Giacomo Puccini's "Tosca" to the Lander Library at 11 a.m. Saturday. The opera will be performed in the style of Franco ... [more]

Today

Nov 8, 2013 - Staff:  Births
GIES

A daughter was born to MaKayla Strom, of Hudson, and Austin Gies, of Riverton, at 5:53 p.m. Oct. 20, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. ... [more]

Riverton marching band state runner-up

Nov 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lander Valley High School earned a rating of II, or Excellent, at the competition.

Riverton High School musicians again earned elite honors at the ... [more]

Here's definition of 'sole sovereignty'

Nov 8, 2013 - Steve York, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to Stella Montoya's published letter to you, sovereignty means control over an area or a people and sole sovereignty means it is not ... [more]

Wyoming people not getting full access to health insurance options

Nov 8, 2013 - Jim, Cheri and Jack Fulmer, Jackson:  Editor:
Thanks for the beauty of scenic vistas, open spaces and a high quality of life. Right out of the old cowboy song, "Don't fence me in." Right? Now, ... [more]

A wild party, cemetery-style

Nov 8, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Mountain View Cemetery it wasn't.
My mind's eye has a clear picture of what a cemetery should be. Until last weekend, that picture was Mountain View -- the ... [more]

Blockbuster

Nov 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Gerald Uden is an extraordinary man, in the most terrible of ways

Lots of headlines have crossed our newspaper's front page through the decades, but ... [more]

Digest

Nov 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Group recommends delisting griz
BOZEMAN, Mont. -- A subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee is recommending lifting federal protections ... [more]

Panel nixes records proposal from DOC

Nov 8, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A legislative committee on Thursday rejected a proposal from the Wyoming Department of Corrections to change state law to specify that it could deny ... [more]

State nearing requirement for baseline water testing before new oil-gas drilling

Nov 8, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is poised to require the companies that drill for oil and gas in the state to first test nearby water wells and ... [more]

Supporters pack room during Winter Fair meeting

Nov 8, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  After seeing a possible end to the Wyoming State Winter Fair, community members turned out Oct. 24 to show their support for the event.
During a ... [more]

Medicaid expansion for tribes and descendants possible under new bill

Nov 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The state of Wyoming so far has opted not to expand Medicaid for all residents due to concerns from Gov. Matt Mead on whether the federal government would ... [more]

Tim Despain Pence

Nov 8, 2013 - Staff:  Tim Despain Pence, formerly of Lander, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Forest, Miss., where he was working as a field engineer for Raytheon Corporation. He was ... [more]

Bonnie L. Fields

Nov 8, 2013 - Staff:  Bonnie L. Fields, formerly of Fremont County, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Arvada, Colo.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at ... [more]

Fern Kathleen Dennis

Nov 8, 2013 - Staff:  Fern Kathleen Dennis died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. She was 92 years old.
A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. ... [more]

Robert Bolding

Nov 8, 2013 - Staff:  Robert Bolding, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at his home. He was 82 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and military graveside services will be ... [more]

Tough first-round loss for CWC at Region IX

Nov 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sheridan College swept the Central Wyoming College Rustlers in the opening round of the Region IX volleyball tournament Wednesday afternoon in ... [more]

Two RHS spikers named all-state volleyball

Nov 7, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Juniors Kiley Ridgway and Jensyn Pettit earned the distinction, and Ridgway is the West 4-A player of the year as well.

Tabbed as the Wyoming Class ... [more]

Arrington for Wind River, Dechert for Shoshoni get all-state VB recognition

Nov 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Macayla Arrington and Annika Dechert represent Fremont County on the Class 2-A all-state volleyball team.
Arrington is a senior for the Wind River Lady ... [more]

Today

Nov 7, 2013 - Staff:  Births
DURAN

A son was born to Laura Friday and Kyle Duran, of Lander, at 6:28 p.m. Oct. 27, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 4 pounds, ... [more]

Digest

Nov 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Algae blooms in river tributary
JACKSON -- A new federal study says a tributary of the Snake River that's heavily flanked by development has high ... [more]

Mead names panel to study forest health in Wyoming; report expected in one year

Nov 7, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has named a diverse panel representing the timber products industry, government and environmentalists to examine how to improve the ... [more]

Wyoming has low poverty rate under new way of measuring

Nov 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming has the third-lowest poverty rate in the nation, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Census Bureau analysis differs from other ... [more]

Plans progress on new Fort Washakie school; construction still a year away

Nov 7, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The new K-12 school will cost roughly $54.3 million, with $52.7 million coming from the Wyoming School Facilities Department and $1.6 million from District ... [more]

Uden statement, sentencing resolve some old questions, but others still unanswered

Nov 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gerald Uden told a court Friday where he hid the bodies of his three first-degree murder victims 33 years ago -- ex-wife Virginia Uden and their sons, Richard ... [more]

County quits catching stray dogs

Nov 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County stopped collecting stray dogs Oct. 25 because the Fremont County Sheriff's Office says it has nowhere to impound them. The county says it will ... [more]