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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]

Delegation to visit county

Nov 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Congressional delegation will have its field staff members available to listen to questions and concerns from Fremont County residents Tuesday and ... [more]

Peck arts center marking its 30th anniversary with concerts, film screening

Nov 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  The a capella group m-pact, named the vocal group of the year at the Los Angeles Music Awards, kicks off the 30th anniversary celebration of the Robert A. Peck ... [more]

Officers arrest four, net 29 grams of marijuana in Riverton traffic stop

Nov 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Law enforcement officers confiscated 29 grams of marijuana from four individuals who said they had traveled to Colorado to pick up the drug and sell it in ... [more]

No suspect yet in shot fired at game warden's vehicle; FBI says public is safe

Nov 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The FBI still is looking for the individual who shot at a Bureau of Indian Affairs commissioned tribal game warden's vehicle Oct. 18 in the Missouri Valley ... [more]

New committee on school facilities convenes, hears details on property

Nov 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  About 25 individuals were part of the first Collaborative Facilities Committee meeting Tuesday in the administration building of Fremont County School District ... [more]

Timeline of triple murder case stretches nearly 40 years

Nov 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  1974 -- Gerald and Virginia Uden marry.
1975 -- Gerald Uden adopts Virginia's children Reagan, 10, and Richard, 11. Virginia files for divorce six ... [more]

Uden tells all

Nov 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Bodies at bottom of lake; murders 'over in 10 seconds'; ex-husband's life sentence ends 33-year mystery

Gerald Uden was sentenced to life in prison ... [more]

New UW defense coordinator keeps it simple

Nov 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Less is more, right?
Jamar Cain sure hopes so.
The first-year Wyoming defensive line coach has a strategy about how he wants to run the defense in ... [more]

Riverton staggers Gillette in 4-A tourney opener, but top-seeded Camels survive

Nov 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Shock waves were sent throughout the Casper Events when the Riverton Wolverines had the Gillette Lady Camels on the ropes in the opening round of the ... [more]

Cowboys hold off UCCS, 85-81, for exhibition win

Nov 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Freshman guard Trey Washington scored a team-high 16 points off the bench, including two free throws with two seconds left, to give the University of Wyoming ... [more]

Wranglers reach VB semifinals; Cougars lose cliffhanger

Nov 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Pivotal points in crunch time went the way for the Shoshoni Wranglers in a five-set victory over the Wright Panthers Thursday night in the opening ... [more]

Missoula Children's Theatre play auditions scheduled for Monday

Nov 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Students in grades K-12 are invited to audition for the Riverton production of "Blackbeard the Pirate" by the Missoula Children's Theatre.
MCT is auditioning ... [more]

Today

Nov 1, 2013 - Staff:  Births
C'HAIR

A daughter was born to Stacie Tidzump and James C'hair, of Riverton, at 9:13 p.m. Oct. 14, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

CWC forensics wins three events, qualifies for nationals

Nov 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riley Moore will advance to the American Forensics Association's National Individual Events Tournament in Arizona.

Central Wyoming College's ... [more]

NOLS employee receives award

Nov 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  National Outdoor Leadership School eirector of risk management Drew Leemon has been awarded the Charles (Reb) Gregg Wilderness Risk Management Award at the ... [more]

Shoshoni releases first-quarter honor roll

Nov 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Shoshoni Junior High School and Shoshoni High School have released the first-quarter honor roll of the 2013-14 school year.

Shoshoni Junior High ... [more]