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Improved Jackson campus housing options proving difficult for CWC; gift hoped for

Oct 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College wants to improve housing options for students on the Jackson campus, but school administrators said the effort may take some ... [more]

City gets closer to door-to-door sales ordinance

Oct 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Consensus was reached Tuesday by the Riverton City Council that having some type of ordinance to regulate door-to-door sales was better than having nothing at ... [more]

Lois Wadley Glasgow Punteney

Oct 11, 2013 - Staff:  Lois Wadley Glasgow Punteney, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. She was 78 years old.
Services were Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Southwest ... [more]

RHS tennis teams near bottom of pack at state

Oct 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two wins were recorded by the Riverton Wolverines at the state tennis tournament Monday through Wednesday in Gillette.
On the boys side, the Riverton doubles ... [more]

Wolverines host Torrington for Homecoming

Oct 10, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Kickoff is a half-hour early -- 6:30 p.m. -- Friday at Wolverine Field.

In what is shaping up to be one of the more competitive Class 3-A East ... [more]

Big turnout at Tonkin Stadium for PP&K

Oct 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A record number of Riverton athletes participated in the annual Punt, Pass and Kick competition held Wednesday afternoon at Tonkin Stadium.
There were 64 ... [more]

Riverton spikers host crucial West 4-A foes this week

Oct 10, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines host two key Class 4-A West volleyball matches this Friday and Saturday in Wolverine Gym.
With two wins, RHS will make solid ... [more]

Today

Oct 10, 2013 - Staff:  Births
DENNIS

A daughter was born to Crystal Dennis, of Alliance, Neb., and Daniel Dennis, of Attica, Mich., at 11:55 p.m. Oct. 5, 2013, at Lander ... [more]

New Wyoming Business Hall of Fame to induct class

Oct 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The first five inductees into the new Wyoming Business Hall of Fame will be recognized at a dinner event in Cheyenne next month.
The inductees ... [more]

Small businesses urged to use energy audit program

Oct 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming State Energy Office, a division of the Wyoming Business Council, is encouraging Wyoming's small businesses, agriculture producers, non-profits and ... [more]

Smith's going pink to raise breast cancer awareness

Oct 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Smith's Food & Drug Stores, in partnership with Kroger and key suppliers, has committed $150,000 in donations for local breast cancer initiatives to support ... [more]

Selectivity key when using social media to market a business

Oct 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Question -- "How do I use social media to promote my business?"
-- Damon, Cheyenne

Answer -- Social media can be a great marketing tool for ... [more]

In training as a damsel in distress

Oct 10, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Last weekend, for the second time, autumn lost the game against our aggressive and early winter.
This holds certain adventures for the optimist -- the event ... [more]

Fed up with trash freeloaders in receptacles paid for by others

Oct 10, 2013 - Char McKenzie, Riverton:  Editor:
Sunday at about 2 p.m. is a good time for the small, gray Chevrolet pickup (it sounds like a road grader) 10 County plates, white female driver, age ... [more]

Simple ingredients

Oct 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Homecoming week reminds us how easy it can be to maintain community ties

High school Homecoming week is a time for nostalgia, among other things. ... [more]

Digest

Oct 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cheyenne mulls e-cigarette ban
CHEYENNE -- The Cheyenne City Council is considering an ordinance that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to ... [more]

Former state AG lead counsel in Hill investigation

Oct 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A special House committee investigating state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill has voted to hire former state Attorney General Bruce Salzburg as ... [more]

Quota filled quickly in second wolf hunt area

Oct 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says the quota in another wolf area has been met and will be closed for the remainder of the season.
Spokesman ... [more]

Fed shutdown alters wedding plans

Oct 10, 2013 - By Matt Volz, The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Megan Wenk spent three months planning her dream wedding at Artist's Point in Yellowstone National Park before the government ... [more]

Explosions Saturday in rural area investigated

Oct 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  One reporting party said the issue was an ongoing problem involving people setting off explosives.

Fremont County Sheriff's deputies responded to ... [more]

Original Uden probe used psychics, past sheriff recalls

Oct 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On Sept. 27, the Fremont County Attorney's Office finally charged Gerald Uden with three counts of first-degree murder for killing Virginia, Reagan and ... [more]

Man pleads guilty to meth charge; judge ponders deal

Oct 10, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony drug charge for possessing methamphetamine. A plea agreement in his case lowered his charge in exchange for ... [more]

Teen Hudson suspect pleads 'not guilty,' setting stage for trial

Oct 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge has set a trial date for the last defendant in the Hudson homicides case.
Jude Blackburn, 17, is scheduled to appear before Wyoming 9th District ... [more]

TEDx comes to Riverton

Oct 9, 2013 - Staff:  Galen Knowles, right, told the TEDx conference Oct. 2 at Central Wyoming College that community is important to innovation. He pointed to the example of the ... [more]

Wolverines runners end season Thursday in Powell

Oct 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  RHS was scheduled to participate in the Thermopolis Invitational last week, but the meet was scratched because of the bad weather.

The pace is about ... [more]

Chief XC team eager for better weather

Oct 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian is chasing its seventh straight Class 2-A state championship.

Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs cross country coach Chico Her Many ... [more]

Tigers back at home on Friday night

Oct 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers and the Buffalo Bison square off in a pivotal Class 3-A East conference football battle Friday night at Bill Bush Memorial Stadium.
Kickoff ... [more]

Lander man charged with third-degree sexual abuse of a minor

Oct 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors have charged a former Lander youth counselor with third-degree sexual abuse of a minor for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old. One count of ... [more]

Today

Oct 9, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SOUNDINGSIDES

A daughter was born to Alyson White Eagle and Brian Soundingsides, of Ethete, at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 20, 2013, at Lander Regional ... [more]

Break in the Uden case is 'nothing short of incredible'

Oct 9, 2013 - Virginia Alveda, Riverton:  Editor:
The break in the Uden disappearance is nothing short of incredible to me. I remember so well when that all happened.
It was a very famous case in ... [more]