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UW president assembles new team -- and ruffles feathers

Nov 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The decisions and management style of new University of Wyoming President Bob Sternberg are drawing pushback from some faculty and students, ... [more]

Big marijuana stash discovered Saturday during I-80 traffic stop

Nov 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  More than 16 pounds of high-grade marijuana was seized from a Lynnwood, Wash., driver who was stopped on eastbound Interstate 80 roughly 45 miles east of ... [more]

City tweaks recycling plan, looks to more cleanup at its vacant lot downtown

Nov 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As of Friday, Riverton residents can participate in the tag system for their recycling purposes and can purchase tags at the public works office. City ... [more]

Montana must refigure coal tax from Wyoming company

Nov 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The state alleges Cloud Peak Energy Inc. undervalued the material it sold between 2005 and 2007.

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana authorities must ... [more]

Kidnap suspect under arrest

Nov 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A Laramie man and a Fort Collins woman he was suspected of kidnapping are both behind bars after the woman managed to call 911.
Laramie police say ... [more]

CWC might solve Jackson housing issue this month

Nov 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Each unit would include four beds and a kitchen and living area, and a resident assistant would be stationed at the property.

Central Wyoming ... [more]

Brothers say 'guilty' on 2006 homicide

Nov 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Brothers Alan and Vernon Brown have pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2006 death of Tad Paul Barnson in Fremont County.
The ... [more]

Big damage from two Sunday fires; no injuries

Nov 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fire officials think an unattended candle caused a structure fire Sunday at a home north of Riverton.
No one was injured in the blaze, but the room in which ... [more]

Good harvest, soft market: Sugar beet growers brace for lower prices

Nov 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Despite high yields, local sugar beet farmers may be looking at a pay cut this year due to low prices for their crops.
"There's no question, (the price) is ... [more]

Settlemire fifth in butterfly at state swim

Nov 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School swimmer Jordan Settlemire placed fifth in the 100-yard butterfly at the state high school swimming and diving championships in Gillette ... [more]

Wolverines overmatched against Star Valley in 52-10 playoff loss

Nov 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Star Valley High School's Bryan Burton rushed for a school-record 284 yards on 17 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Braves to a 52-10 victory ... [more]

Cody drubs Lander in playoff game

Nov 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers end their season with a 4-5 record, while Cody moves to the Class 3-A semifinals.

Cody exploded for 28 points in the fourth ... [more]

Shoshoni grabs fourth-place trophy at state VB

Nov 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It took a consolation semifinal victory Saturday over county rival Wind River to get SHS to the third-place match.

The Shoshoni Wranglers eliminated ... [more]

Dubois powers into 6-man semis

Nov 4, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Rams whipped Hulett 64-14 to set up this Friday's game against the Midwest Oilers.

After a slow start Dubois erupted for four touchdowns and 30 ... [more]

Lady Wolverines fight to fourth place in 4-A state volleyball tourney

Nov 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines bounced back after a tough first-round loss to eventual state runner-up Gillette and defeated Casper Kelly Walsh 3-2 and Cheyenne ... [more]

Dems, don't pop the champagne yet

Nov 4, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  The numbers for the Republican Party are beyond discouraging. The Grand Old Party is hemorrhaging support.
In the most recent Wall Street Journal-NBC News ... [more]

When privileged men went to war

Nov 4, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  It used to be commonplace, but now it is all but unheard of.

Sept. 2, 1944, could be viewed as a major turning point for the United States of ... [more]

The time for tribal self-reliance is now; commerce is the key

Nov 4, 2013 - Rory J. Robinson, Fort Washakie:  Editor:
On behalf of the Eastern Shoshone Education Department, I wanted to thank Mr. John Enos for his support regarding the Youth Entrepreneurship Project ... [more]

What did we expect?

Nov 4, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There is no one to blame for intrusive electronic spying but ourselves

A boy grips a baseball, hurls it toward the kitchen window, and then is ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Nov 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead may seek more road money
CHEYENNE -- The passage of the state's fuel tax hike earlier in the year has not ended the debate about funding Wyoming's ... [more]

Most roads in Yellowstone to close Monday

Nov 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The roads to most Yellowstone National Park destinations will close to automobile travel on Monday as the park begins preparing for ... [more]

New GED exams offer more options

Nov 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming students seeking a high school equivalency certificate will soon have three testing options instead of just one.
In January, the state will ... [more]

Work starts on new energy curriculum

Nov 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Preliminary work has begun on a program that will teach Wyoming youngsters about energy development and natural resources in their state.
The ... [more]

Law would allow quicker logging of trees burned in western forest fires

Nov 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- More than 200 biologists, ecologists and other scientists are urging Congress to defeat legislation they say would destroy critical wildlife ... [more]

John Patrick Blust

Nov 4, 2013 - Staff:  Former Lander resident John Patrick Blust, 48, of Denver, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
He was born in Lander on Oct. 21, 1965, the son of the late Richard ... [more]

The way it was: Atlantic City mine -- 1960

Nov 4, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County was in a full-fledged mining boom when this picture was shot in early November of 1960.
On the heels of the all-out development of uranium ... [more]

Ocean Lake pond drained for maintenance

Nov 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  In an effort to increase habitat quality and hunting opportunities, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department has drained Pond 5 at Ocean Lake Wildlife Habitat ... [more]

Digest

Nov 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Jackie & Gary to perform at library
The Riverton Branch Library is bringing back "Jackie & Gary" for another round of folk music, including a tribute ... [more]

CWC making changes to salary review process

Nov 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Faculty and staff at Central Wyoming College said they are pleased the school included them in an organization-wide compensation and classification study ... [more]

WHP offers tips for night driving

Nov 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Drivers may find themselves driving home after work in the dark with the implementation of daylight saving time Sunday.
Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers ... [more]