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Aug 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State gets NCLB waiver
The U.S. Department of Education has granted Wyoming's request to freeze its goals for meeting federal education ... [more]

How effective are air tankers?

Aug 29, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Studies done over the past two decades have yet to provide data on the effectiveness of various private aircraft contracted by the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. ... [more]

Thinking like a coyote: Expert predator caller wows, educates crowd at trapping expo

Aug 29, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Growing up in the American heartland often produces cries of "there's nothing to do around here," particularly in teenagers and young adults. That cry didn't ... [more]

Dubois woman arrested after firing a gun during Wednesday argument

Aug 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Fremont County woman was arrested Wednesday after shooting a gun during a dispute in the 100 block of Taylor Creek Road in Dubois.
Lori Guttke, 21, of ... [more]

Details emerge in fed case against meth suspects

Aug 29, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Documents reveal information on guns, cash and large quantities of drugs.

Federal prosecutors have charged a Hudson man and a Green River woman for ... [more]

Uranium merger set, increases likelihood of new Gas Hills mine

Aug 29, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two uranium mining companies with development plans for Fremont County are set to merge.
Energy Fuels's acquisition of Strathmore Minerals passed two ... [more]

U.S. Highway 26 undergoes resurfacing

Aug 28, 2013 - Staff:  Automobiles on U.S. Highway 26 west of Riverton near Airport Hill followed a pilot vehicle through a construction zone. Highway resurfacing for several miles ... [more]

RHS begins year with Meet the Wolverines rally

Aug 28, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School band director Aric Hageman, center, used a drumstick and cowbell to sound the cadence for the RHS marching band during rehearsal Tuesday ... [more]

Today

Aug 28, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ARTHUR

A son was born to Veronica Spotted Elk and Wayne Arthur Jr., of Ethete, at 5:50 p.m. Aug. 14, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He ... [more]

Wyoming high court reverses incest conviction

Aug 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has reversed a Fremont County man's incest conviction.
The court ruled in June that it amounted to double jeopardy to ... [more]

CWC Convocation features traveler, professor emeritus

Aug 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's annual Convocation features a keynote address by an inspirational world traveler and the conferral of professor emeritus title ... [more]

County attorney addresses recent plea deals

Aug 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The new official has come under criticism for resolving high-profile criminal cases with agreements.

Four months after taking office, Fremont County ... [more]

Is it too late to save the United States?

Aug 28, 2013 - Bill Johnson, Pinedale:  Editor:
The biggest question facing us today is not, "should I support the Republicans or the Democrats?" but rather, "Do we still have time to save our ... [more]

'Meth math' looks bad for Wyoming

Aug 28, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Lecturing drug addicts is about as successful as talking to your dog -- they may listen, but like Fido, they can't understand.

When Timothy Pitt first ... [more]

Yes, but ...

Aug 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fifty years after the March on Washington, let us not surrender to self-congratulation

Fifty years after the upheaving March on Washington in 1963, a ... [more]

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Aug 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Auditor Cloud to run again
CHEYENNE -- State Auditor Cynthia Cloud says that if she is re-elected in 2014, she wants to continue improving a website ... [more]

Sheridan suspect gets new sentence hearing

Aug 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- A Sheridan teenager involved in the 2009 home invasion slaying of a businessman is getting a new sentencing hearing.
Wyatt Bear Cloud originally ... [more]

Man gets more than 12 years in wind fraud

Aug 28, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A Utah man who defrauded investors nationwide of more than $4.4 million by promoting investment in nonexistent wind farms in Wyoming and South Dakota ... [more]

Firefighters called twice to scene of same incident

Aug 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton firefighters were called twice Saturday to a fire involving a tractor-trailer combination at a local truck stop.
The initial call came in at about ... [more]

When possible, local engineers preferred on 1 percent projects

Aug 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Conditions on state and federal grants would prevent the county from prioritizing Fremont County consultants for projects using those sources of funds. ... [more]

Meth suspect faces life sentence under new federal charges

Aug 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Timothy Pitt faces stiffer potential penalties after his case moved to the federal court system. The Hudson man accused of leading a methamphetamine ... [more]

WIHS joining state's 6-man football division

Aug 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian's football history is not nearly as storied as the Chiefs' legacy on the basketball court, cross country course or track, and it takes a new ... [more]

Inexperienced Cougars facing tough football schedule

Aug 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  If you boiled down the preseason football prediction for the Wind River Cougars this season, it might simply be a huge question mark. 
The Cougars have 25 ... [more]

Cowboys prepare for No. 18 Nebraska

Aug 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The long wait for college football fans ends this week as the 2013 college football season will kick off. For the Wyoming Cowboys, the season will open against ... [more]

LVHS runners aim to challenge for 3-A title

Aug 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Expectations are always high for coach Kevin Green and his Lander Valley High School Tigers cross country runners.
This year isn't any different.
Green has ... [more]

RHS cross country opens in Green River

Aug 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wolverines have 27 combined runners out for the team.

Numbers are getting bigger for the Riverton High School Wolverines cross country program. ... [more]

SHS brings experience and talent to gridiron for '13 campaign

Aug 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Shoshoni seniors will have their third head coach in four years this fall, as former assistant Tony Trumpler takes the Wrangler helm after the departure of ... [more]

Chiefs primed to chase seventh straight 2-A cross country crown

Aug 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs cross country coach Chico Her Many Horses is stacked with returning talent for the 2013 cross country season. Expect WIHS to ... [more]

Mary Frances Wooten Stevens-Lane

Aug 28, 2013 - Staff:  Mary Frances Wooten Stevens-Lane, of Lander, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, with her family at her side. She was 87 years old.
There will be no services. ... [more]

Donna Jean Kramer

Aug 28, 2013 - Staff:  Donna Jean Kramer died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton after a lengthy illness. She was 79 years old.
Per her request, cremation ... [more]