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Shoshoni football season ends in loss to Burlington

Oct 30, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Shoshoni's hopes for the Class 1-A playoffs came to an end Tuesday on a snowy field in Worland in a three-way qualifying playoff with Riverside and Burlington. ... [more]

Shoshoni draws Wright in first round of state v-ball

Oct 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wright is the opening-round draw for the Shoshoni Wranglers at the Class 2-A state volleyball tournament in Casper.
Match time for the contest is 5 p.m. ... [more]

Wind River, opens 2-A state volleyball Thursday

Oct 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Cougars are back in the Class 2-A state volleyball tournament after a three-year absence.
Wind River's last appearance in state came in the ... [more]

Riverton spikers get Gillette to open state 4-A volleyball tourney

Oct 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines took last Sunday to put their two weekend regional tournament losses behind them and came to practice Monday ready to work. Now ... [more]

Today

Oct 30, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ANTELOPE

A daughter was born to Ashley R. Yellowbear and Mathew L. Antelope, of Riverton, at 2:33 p.m. Oct. 16, 2013, at Lander Regional ... [more]

The only way to live is to 'resist, fight evil'

Oct 30, 2013 - Den Schofield, Riverton:  Editor:
I cannot allow Mr. Peck's editorial titled "Everyone felt it" (Friday, Oct. 18,) to slide by without comment.
The attitude of blaming "Congress" for ... [more]

Bad days and silver linings

Oct 30, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Why did the dog have a bad bowel accident on the very day that my wife and I were leaving for a week of vacation?
And why does the copy machine jam just ... [more]

Halloween

Oct 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  If can be safe and fun at the same time

Halloween probably is a safer event than it used to be, thanks to public education, product improvements, and ... [more]

Bill fails in taxing well flaring

Oct 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Legislature's Joint Revenue Interim Committee has rejected a proposal that would have imposed taxes on flared natural gas in Wyoming.
The ... [more]

Kidnap suspect expected to change plea

Oct 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Montana man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Wyoming girl last year is set to appear before a judge to change his not-guilty plea ... [more]

Digest

Oct 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW sets up online 'suggestion box'
LARAMIE -- People have a new way to make suggestions on how to run the University of Wyoming.
UW President Bob ... [more]

Wolf quotas nearly filled, well before season's end

Oct 30, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Hunters already are closing in on killing their annual limit of wolves in northwest Wyoming and more than two months remain in this year's state hunting ... [more]

Legislation would give one-time funding for Riverton justice center

Oct 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Counties would have to put up matching funds to cover 50 percent of the project from their own coffers or other non-state sources under the bill to be ... [more]

Man accused in courthouse threat moved to Carbon County

Oct 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Hudson man accused of making online threats to law enforcement and government officials last week is being moved to Carbon County to face charges.
Steven ... [more]

High court won't review Blackburn case

Oct 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has denied a request to examine the case of the last defendant in the Hudson homicides. If the high court had decided on Oct. 22 to ... [more]

UW's defensive coordinator fired by Christensen

Oct 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming coach Dave Christensen fired defensive coordinator Chris Tormey on Tuesday after two straight losses in which the Cowboys surrendered more than 50 ... [more]

Thompson's 12th leads RHS at state cross country

Oct 29, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Olivia Thompson paced the Riverton Wolverines on Saturday with a 12th-place finish at the Class 4-A state cross country meet in Sheridan.
Thompson ran the ... [more]

CWC to show sports study results; baseball might be best idea

Oct 29, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Later this week Steve Barlow, in his first-year as athletic director after departmental reorganization at Central Wyoming College, says he will release the ... [more]

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]