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Sep 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Too soon?
We published a picture showing the season's first snow last week, but it was barely a dusting. Plus, it fell in the mountains above Dubois, ... [more]

Digest

Sep 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Motors banned on Snake River
JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission has approved a ban on motorized watercraft along the Snake River in Jackson ... [more]

Wyoming's first lottery director chosen; game has 2014 target

Sep 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Jon Clontz starts work Oct. 7 as CEO at a salary of $165,000 a year.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Lottery Corporation on Monday announced its selection of ... [more]

Cheyenne leaders say missile base still desirable and vital

Sep 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Cheyenne business group has launched a website to make the case for U.S. land-based missiles, a third of which are operated from F.E. Warren Air ... [more]

New snow truck added to airport fleet

Sep 24, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new set of wheels soon will be cruising around the Riverton Regional Airport.
The Riverton City Council has approved a bid from Jack's Truck and Equipment ... [more]

WACO meets in Lander

Sep 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Good turnout expected from state's county officials

Registration exceeded expectations for a statewide conference of county officials this week in ... [more]

County thinks back taxes still owed on piece of land taken into trust by tribe

Sep 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners were split in their opinions, however.

Back taxes led the Fremont County Commission to object Sept. 10 to the taking of a 199-acre ... [more]

Woman killed by gunshot; thought accidental

Sep 24, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman has died after being shot in the abdomen Saturday afternoon in her home.
Officials said the accident was initiated by the woman's husband, who ... [more]

First dirt being moved at justice center site -- for testing

Sep 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Passersby should soon see the first dirt moved at the site of the proposed Riverton justice center project.
But it won't be for construction.
Rather, ... [more]

Kathryn "Kathi" Lynn Tibbets

Sep 24, 2013 - Staff:  Kathryn "Kathi" Lynn Tibbets died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Wichita, Kan., after a five-year battle with breast cancer. She was 45 years old.
An informal ... [more]

Woodrow James Allen

Sep 24, 2013 - Staff:  Woodrow James Allen, formerly of Lander, died after a six-year battle with cancer Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, surrounded by friends and family. He was 69 years ... [more]

Geboe "Sonny" William Day Jr.

Sep 24, 2013 - Staff:  Geboe "Sonny" William Day Jr. died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. He was 53 years old.
Services have ... [more]

Chiefs crush St. Stephen's 86-6 in 6-man play

Sep 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The last football game played at St. Stephen's before Friday night saw the Eagles shut out the Jackson Hole Broncs 24-0 on the old field just west of the ... [more]

Rams still unbeaten in 6-man after downing Hulett

Sep 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Dubois Rams survived their toughest challenge of the season in the shadow of Devils Tower with a 68-40 win over the previously unbeaten Hulett Red Devils. ... [more]

Whiting over the line first at home XC meet

Sep 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Micah Whiting had enough left in his tank to sprint to a winning time for the Lander Valley High School Tigers on Thursday at the Lander Invitational cross ... [more]

Wranglers whip Burlington for first win of the season

Sep 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was a grueling week of practice for Shoshoni's offensive line. After poor rushing efforts in the first two games of the season, assistant coach Drew Peregoy ... [more]

Tigers lose tough home battle 38-27 Friday night vs. Jackson

Sep 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jackson erupted for 22 points in the third quarter to hold off the Lander Valley High School Tigers 38-27 on Friday night in the annual Homecoming football ... [more]

RHS boys are West 4-A golf champs

Sep 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wolverines are one of the favorites for the state championship starting Friday in Rock Springs.

Five boys and one girl earned all-conference ... [more]

Big-play Cody team sinks Riverton 40-17

Sep 22, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines open East 3-A conference play this Friday in Rawlins.

The Cody Broncs used a strong, physical running attack and superior special ... [more]

Lady Wolverines get big VB win on road vs. Casper Natrona

Sep 22, 2013 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team bounced back from a quick three-set loss (25-16, 25-21, 25-20) at home Friday against conference-leading ... [more]

UW in health research pact

Sep 22, 2013 - Associated Press:  LARAMIE, (AP) -- The Uni-versity of Wyoming has joined a research network to help address regional health concerns such as access to care, cancer, obesity, ... [more]

Digest

Sep 22, 2013 - Associated Press:  No change in Wyo. rig count
HOUSTON (AP) -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by seven this week to ... [more]

Buffalo Bill photos at museum to be digitized for viewing

Sep 22, 2013 - By Brett French, Associate Press:  CODY (AP) -- There's a ghostly, wispy hologram image of a life-sized William F. Cody that greets visitors to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
But it is ... [more]

New coal rules blasted by governor, delegation

Sep 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary and Mead Gruver, AP:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and members of the state's congressional delegation reacted quickly on Friday to new U.S. Environmental Protection ... [more]

Environmental toll compounds misery of Colorado floods

Sep 22, 2013 - Matt Pearce, MCT News Service:  DENVER -- When the worst of the flooding began for Weld County last week, Cliff Willmeng, on a hunch, took his 2003 Subaru and drove east.
The county's roads ... [more]

South Dakota couple gets $8 million award for 2009 car wreck

Sep 22, 2013 - Associated Press:  (AP) -- A federal jury has awarded a South Dakota couple more than $8 million for losses they suffered in a 2009 traffic accident in Sweetwater County.
A ... [more]

The Way It Was: Homecoming court -- 1968

Sep 22, 2013 - Staff:  Lander Valley High School played its Homecoming football game Friday night, the first in Fremont County this year.
In 1968, the Shoshoni Wranglers held that ... [more]

Raymond A.A. Eickstedt

Sep 22, 2013 - Staff:  A graveside service for Raymond A.A. Eickstedt was held Friday, Sept. 13, at Mount Hope Cemetery, with full military honors.
He died Sept. 7, 2013, in ... [more]

New art show feature Wind River area potters

Sep 22, 2013 - Staff:  The show also includes a large installation and collaborative piece that incorporates work from each artist. 

The "F Words -- Form, Function, and ... [more]

First 'Hot Topic' talk focuses on fracking

Sep 22, 2013 - Staff:  Fracking, the hydraulic fracturing of land to release trapped gas, is the subject of the first in a series of Central Wyoming College "Hot Topic" ... [more]