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'Wet lab' provides practice, training for law enforcement

Oct 15, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Officials used a transdermal alcohol monitoring device called SCRAM during the drinking exercise.

The drinking began at 9 a.m.
In three, one-hour ... [more]

Editorial did justice to the significance of new H/S Center

Oct 15, 2013 - Peg Minick, Boise, Idaho:  Editor:
Your editorial (Sept. 26: Mixing art ... [more]

Could Dems save Speaker Boehner?

Oct 15, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  Last week, House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and his Republicans declared that they had two clear goals in this fall's battle over federal spending: no ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Weather robbery
As each chilly day passes, it  seems more likely that we won't be the recipients of an extended period of fine fall weather in Fremont ... [more]

Digest

Oct 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyo.-Mont. fight to court
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A legal clash over water rights on the arid Northern Plains is bound for trial as attorneys for Montana ... [more]

With crash imminent, pilot relied on training and flew into trees

Oct 15, 2013 - By C.J. Baker, For The Associated Press:  POWELL -- When he flew out of Cody's Yellowstone Regional Airport on Friday evening, Jim Betzold had no reason to think the flight was going to be any different ... [more]

Woman from Torrington to vie with Maxfield for Sec. of State

Oct 15, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Jennifer Young of Torrington has announced her candidacy for Wyoming Secretary of State Saturday in Cheyenne on the Constitution Party ticket.
The 46-year ... [more]

Federal shutdown means furlough for 20 at DEQ

Oct 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The entity is a state agency, but some jobs are funded with federal money.

More than 20 state workers in Fremont County have been furloughed due to ... [more]

Pitt facing new federal charges; trial scheduled to start Nov. 18

Oct 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Hudson man accused of leading a methamphetamine distribution ring in Fremont County is to stand trial Nov. 18 in federal court in Casper on new charges. ... [more]

Thomas Oliver Younge

Oct 15, 2013 - Staff:  Thomas Oliver Younge, of Dubois, died peacefully Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at his home. He was 85 years old.
Per his request, there will be no services. ... [more]

Poor second half dooms Cougars in 18-6 home loss to Burlington

Oct 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Wind River put together its best half of football on the season in the opening two periods Friday but faded in the second half to fall 18-6 to ... [more]

Wranglers upset losers to Riverside

Oct 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It wasn't what Shoshoni expected of the Riverside Rebels Friday at home.
Riverside had a single win on the season entering Friday's game, but the Rebels were ... [more]

RHS wins marathon VB match over Evanston

Oct 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  A win this week over Rock Springs would give Riverton an automatic state tournament berth.

A weekend sweep moved Riverton to 6-3 in conference play ... [more]

Rustler spikers sweep pair of road matches

Oct 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Central Wyoming College Rustlers volleyball team started off a two-game road trip in a 25-19, 25-20, 25-17, victory over Eastern Wyoming College Friday ... [more]

Rams crush Eagles 67-0 in county 6-man contest

Oct 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  DUBOIS -- It's almost six months until the opening of track season, but you couldn't tell at Dubois Friday afternoon. The defending Class 1-A 6-man champion ... [more]

Stout Lander defense gives Tigers big win over Buffalo

Oct 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Tigers are 2-4 on the season, but both wins are in the East 3-A conference.

A suffocating defense lifted the Lander Tigers to a 21-0 victory ... [more]

Down early, RHS roars back to win 49-21

Oct 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Friday's victory over Torrington was Riverton's fouth straight of the 2013 football season.

Victimized by two big plays and trailing in the second ... [more]

Let's banish the Hitler comparisons

Oct 13, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Such loose language trivializes the barbaric inhumaneness of Hitler's holocaust.

"Why is it that when political ammunition runs low, inevitably the ... [more]

Welcome to the Nanny Age

Oct 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Everything is watched, and the intrusions keep on growing.

It's a strange symbol for a national flag, but the African nation of Mozambique on its ... [more]

Of course Common Core is political, and for good reason

Oct 13, 2013 - Judy Helmick, Dubois:  Editor:
Oct. 8 was a morning ringing with anticipation and hope. The concerned citizens of Wyoming were finally granted their own special spot on the agenda ... [more]

Cold cases

Oct 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Three of them have 'warmed up' virtually at the same time

When local historians look back on the fall of 2013, they swill detect an unexpected trend ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Oct 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Ranchers ask help after stock losses
GALLATIN GATEWAY, Mont. -- A couple of Montana groups are asking ranchers in the region to help South Dakotans hit ... [more]

Years after griz attack, hunter still heads out -- but carefully

Oct 13, 2013 - By Brett French, The Associated Press:  Twenty-one years after he was attacked by a grizzly bear sow while hunting bighorn sheep in northwestern Wyoming, Terry Everard still recalls the incident ... [more]

Some states pay to reopen parks, but not Wyoming

Oct 13, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  Tourists returned to the Grand Canyon on Saturday after Arizona officials along with several counterparts agreed to a federal government plan to reopen ... [more]

Firefighters mark Fire Prevention Week

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  Nearly 300 firefighters answer the call in county

Fremont County's firefighters join their volunteer and professional colleagues nationwide in ... [more]

Snow was bad in Wyoming, far worse in South Dakota

Oct 13, 2013 - By John M. Glionna, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. -- From inside a small plane cruising over cattle country here, Scott Reder spied the carnage and felt sick to his stomach.
Mile after ... [more]

The way it was: State cross country -- 1993

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The high school cross country postseason begins this week with regional action preceding the state meet. In 1993 Wyoming's top high school cross country ... [more]

Surge protectors can shield electronics in storms

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lee Crook of Artistry Web in Riverton is advising computer users to be equipped with up-to-date surge protectors.
"Any time there are unusual events, such as ... [more]

Past sheriff King spent years on Uden case

Oct 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  By the late 1980s, the trail had run cold in the case of three missing persons from Fremont County. Virginia Uden, 32, of Riverton, disappeared Sept. 12, 1980, ... [more]

Schools review security measures

Oct 13, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  There's a refreshed foundation for the safety and security of students who attend school in Fremont County.
A collaborative effort was set up Sept. 25 among ... [more]