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Rustler men grab victory in season's first Region IX game

Nov 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The calendar says November, but the intensity during a 61-57 victory for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers men's basketball team at Miles Community College ... [more]

Early Thanksgivings in Plymouth, Mass., served as a Christmas substitute

Nov 22, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  The celebration of Thanksgiving as a national holiday in late November was not enacted until the 1870s. The official reason was to commemorate the landing at ... [more]

Today

Nov 22, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BODAN

DeVon Elaine Bodan, 48, of Casper, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Casper. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in the Chapel ... [more]

Pavillion student earns scholarship

Nov 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Tierra Lee Price, of Pavillion, has been selected to receive the United States Achievement Academy Scholarship after being nominated by Rosanne Riley.
Price ... [more]

WRHS names students on honor roll

Nov 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wind River High School has named the students who made the first-quarter honor roll in the 2013-2014 school year.

Principal's list
Ninth ... [more]

Fifty years later, JFK still makes America ask 'what if?'

Nov 22, 2013 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  America was not innocent before the murder of John F. Kennedy. Three presidential assassinations had preceded his, along with several unsuccessful attempts. ... [more]

A scratchy voice from the intercom

Nov 22, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  The scratchy voice pouring out from the speaker above the door of eighth-grade math class still plays in my head.
It was lunchtime in the old Riverton Junior ... [more]

No conspiracy required

Nov 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Poor planning and practices made it easy for Oswald to kill President Kennedy

It has been 50 years to the day since the 35th president of the United ... [more]

Digest

Nov 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Avalanche risk high already
JACKSON -- Teton County Search and Rescue already is urging caution in the backcountry of northwest Wyoming after skiers ... [more]

University's faculty might ask for more transparency in new prez search

Nov 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Faculty Senate is considering a resolution saying that a search for a new UW president be transparent and the names of ... [more]

Interstate Ruby Pipeline approved again after new review

Nov 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- Federal land managers intend to reissue a right of way for a 678-mile natural gas pipeline from Wyoming to Oregon now that government scientists ... [more]

JFK assassination stunned city

Nov 22, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton shared the nation's shock 50 years ago Friday when news broke that the President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, had been killed by an assassin ... [more]

Early Christmas program Friday at Little Theater

Nov 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  The performance staged by Wind River High School's theater department is based loosely on "A Christmas Carol."

Wind River High School drama students ... [more]

Door sales ordinance change on hold until attorney addresses constitutional worry

Nov 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A door-to-door solicitation ordinance got a spot on the agenda for the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday, but the measure failed to pass on first reading. ... [more]

Jury gets Bruce case; closing arguments wrapped up Friday

Nov 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A jury began deliberating Friday afternoon in the case of a Shoshoni man on trial for murder and domestic violence.
Lawyers for the prosecution and defendant ... [more]

Reuben B. Blumenshine

Nov 22, 2013 - Staff:  Reuben B. Blumenshine died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Pathways Hospice in McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colo. He was 89 years old.
Cremation has taken ... [more]

Two more rodeo clinics set this weekend at CWC practice facility

Nov 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  November is a big month for rodeo clinics organized by Central Wyoming College rodeo coach Drew Schrock.
Schrock already has hosted a team roping clinic and ... [more]

CWC steer wrestler set sights on regional crown

Nov 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coltin Hill finished the fall portion of the Central Rocky Mounain Region season in second place.

Coltin Hill had an eye-opening experience last ... [more]

Today

Nov 21, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BODAN

DeVon Elaine Bodan, 48, of Casper, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Casper. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in the Chapel ... [more]

Too much gunfire at schools

Nov 21, 2013 - Dwight Traphagen, Riverton:  Editor:
I was thankful for the letter by Mr. Nyberg, the middle school assistant principal, in response to the earlier one from Mr. Finley that criticized ... [more]

Russia ought to be the one to destroy Syria's chemical weapons

Nov 21, 2013 - By The Chicago Tribune:  The progress in destroying Syria's chemical weapons has been astonishingly swift and smooth. Teams from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical ... [more]

Kids over dogs and cat, thank you

Nov 21, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  The abundance of corny diamond commercials alerts us of the imminence of Christmas.
The stores tout dainties and ciders and other things without which Dec. ... [more]

Double whammy

Nov 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  At its heart, health insurance can be hard to understand, website or no website

There is more to the tortured introduction of the Affordable Care Act ... [more]

Digest

Nov 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Winter storm covers Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- The National Weather Service has posted a winter weather advisory for most of Wyoming.
The only areas of the ... [more]

Binge drinking decreasing at UW, new survey reports

Nov 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Surveys by the National College Health Assessment show a decline in the percentage of University of Wyoming students who binge-drink.
The Laramie ... [more]

Industry, opponents argue fracking before high court

Nov 21, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Attorneys for the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission oilfield services company Halliburton argued that individual chemicals used in fracking are ... [more]

Slow growth in region predicted by banker survey

Nov 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  OMAHA, Neb. -- The overall index in a new monthly survey matches the previous index and also suggests the economy will continue growing at a slow pace in rural ... [more]

Security at center of planning for justice facility

Nov 21, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Security features for the proposed Riverton justice center steered most of the discussion during the Fremont County Commission meeting Tuesday.
In particular, ... [more]

Fort Washakie board adjusts design for school

Nov 21, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie school board members were able to see their layout ideas incorporated into an altered design of the new $54.3 million school during a work ... [more]

Experts disagree on what caused Laster's deadly head injuries

Nov 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Expert witnesses in a murder trial both said bleeding inside a Shoshoni man's skull killed him, but they disagreed about what caused the hemorrhage.
On trial ... [more]