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Wyoming State Winter Fair in trouble, could cease without new volunteers

Oct 17, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Volunteer help has dried up for the Wyoming State Winter Fair, and event organizers say the fair will be discontinued if more community support is not offered ... [more]

Hunters make quick work of area wolf quota

Oct 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Hunters had bagged their limit of gray wolves in the hunt area around Dubois and in two others by Sunday. The filling of the Fremont County area's three-wolf ... [more]

RHS runners drop times as postseason meets near

Oct 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dustin Blackburn set a career-low time of 17:45 Thursday for the Riverton Wolverines at the Powell Invitational cross country meet.
The time placed Blackburn ... [more]

First place for Mathews in saddle broncs at season-ending rodeo

Oct 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College Rustler cowboy Blaine Mathews tasted his first victory of the fall rodeo season on Sunday, winning the saddle bronc title in Cheyenne. ... [more]

In Riverton, Cheney said Congress must stop operating crisis to crisis

Oct 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Republican U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney was in Riverton on Monday, Oct. 7, for a luncheon meeting with Fremont County Republican women and guests.
Cheney ... [more]

UW researcher uses neutering in managing coyote population

Oct 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Marjorie MacGregor wants to manage coyotes through better chemistry.
For the past four years, MacGregor, a University of Wyoming doctoral candidate in the ... [more]

Today

Oct 16, 2013 - Staff:  Births
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A daughter was born to Heather Kirkwood and Tyler Page, of Riverton, at 12:10 p.m. Sept. 25, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

Minding the tribe's money

Oct 16, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  The time -- and opportunity -- for change is now

The Northern Arapaho tribe is a big business in Fremont County.
Recent figures attached to a 2010 ... [more]

Tribe should have a vote on bringing alcohol to reservation

Oct 16, 2013 - Lester Dewey, Newcastle:  Editor:
Bilked, bamboozled and betrayed by our council members. They decide the fate of lives by considering allowing alcohol on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Door-to-door sellers

Oct 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  As the city considers an ordinance, questions need to be asked and answered

For the second time in recent memory, the Riverton City Council is ... [more]

Digest

Oct 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Another $100K approved for probe
CHEYENNE -- The Legislature's Management Council has unanimously approved spending $100,000 to hire a lawyer to help in ... [more]

Cheney says she has raised $1M already; Enzi says he has more than that on hand

Oct 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Liz Cheney is bringing in big money already, but Mike Enzi has plenty of fundraising power of his own as he tries to fend off his intra-party ... [more]

Probation for pharmacist who stole drugs

Oct 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After stealing narcotics, being arrested, and relinquishing his license, a former Lander pharmacist is getting a second chance.
Andrew Paxson, 34, pleaded ... [more]

Reading program at Arapahoe School a part of Hill inquiry

Oct 16, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  The probe concerns a Department of Education initiative started under state schools.

The legislative investigation of State Superintendent of Public ... [more]

Juvenile program won't move to bigger space

Oct 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Repairing the house proposed for the project, and renovating it to meet standards for use as a school, would cost more than the program's budget could ... [more]

Health/Sci Center to affect CWC insurance cost

Oct 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College will pay more for property and liability insurance this year, in part because of the new Health and Science Center recently constructed ... [more]

Uden waives preliminary hearing; he'll be bound over for murder

Oct 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gerald Uden has waived his preliminary hearing in Riverton Circuit Court after deciding not to dispute that prosecutors have enough evidence to prove he killed ... [more]

New UW president visits Riverton

Oct 16, 2013 - Staff:  Community members greeted new University of Wyoming President Robert Sternberg during a reception Tuesday at the Riverton Holiday ... [more]

Chiefs, Tigers wrap regular XC season; regionals Friday

Oct 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wilson Clifford finally figured out how to beat Micah Whiting in a cross country race.
The Wyoming Indian senior completed the Rock Springs Invitational ... [more]

Circle the dates for Class 4-A West regional VB in Riverton

Oct 15, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Save the dates. Circle them on your calendar. It only happens every so often. Rarer than a blue moon.
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26, are the days ... [more]

In only v-ball match vs. Lander this season, Wolverines win in four sets

Oct 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Seniors Hailey Snell and Kaitlin Koehn had never lost to the Lander Tigers in a varsity volleyball game while playing for the Riverton Wolverines coming into ... [more]

Today

Oct 15, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
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Thomas Oliver Younge, 85, died peacefully Friday, Oct. 11, in his home. Per his request, there will be no services. Cremation will take ... [more]

'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]