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Public can see state health stats

Sep 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The broad information collected by the Wyoming Department of Health's Vital Statistics Services program offers interesting snapshots about Wyoming's residents ... [more]

Obama has tall order in selling public on Syria

Sep 10, 2013 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama addresses the nation Tuesday in his bid for airstrikes against Syria, he will confront the most unfriendly political ... [more]

New license rule good if speed limits are enforced

Sep 10, 2013 - Raellen Cloverfeld, Riverton:  This new city rule which says you have to have a driver's license is pretty strange. You had to have a driver's license before anyway, but now the city gets to ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Cooldown
Hot weather after Labor Day? Yes, indeed. We had at least three 90-degree days after last Monday's holiday, including a scorcher of 94 on ... [more]

Yellowstone visitation up, tops 2.5M year to date

Sep 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone officials say they have seen increased traffic this summer at most entrances at the national park.
The National Park ... [more]

State might increase air service aid

Sep 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A panel of state lawmakers has recommended more than doubling the funding for a state program that subsidizes air service to Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

Sep 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Committee will look at beer tax
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's 2 cent per gallon tax on beer has remained unchanged since 1935, but that could soon change.
The ... [more]

Max sentence for Hitching Post arsonist

Sep 10, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  For years the inn had been the toast of Cheyenne as the home for most state lawmakers during their winter legislative sessions.

CHEYENNE -- A New ... [more]

Enzi a 'no' vote on Syria use-of-force resolution

Sep 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The planned Wednesday vote has been delayed.

CHEYENNE -- Sen. Mike Enzi says he's planning to vote against a likely Senate resolution to authorize a ... [more]

Library board to choose director this week

Sep 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The spot has been vacant since former Fremont County Library System director Matt Nojonen resigned May 31.

By the end of this week, the Fremont ... [more]

Documents show ties to local meth dealers from Mexican ring

Sep 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors say a group of Fremont County meth dealers had ties with an organization stretching back to the U.S.-Mexican border.
Timothy Pitt, 32, of Hudson, ... [more]

Bike path attackers named; teens being charged as adults

Sep 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  One of the boys charged in connection with a beating death last week north of Riverton was telling people about the incident after it occurred, and it led to ... [more]

David Ronald Moss Jr.

Sep 10, 2013 - Staff:  David "Soupis" Ronald Moss Jr. died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in Riverton. He was 25 years old.
A wake will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Blue Sky ... [more]

Mary Magdeline Bad Marriage-Groesbeck

Sep 10, 2013 - Staff:  Mary Magdeline Bad Marriage-Groesbeck died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at her home surrounded by family following a lengthy illness. She was 59 years ... [more]

Kincaid L. Duran

Sep 10, 2013 - Staff:  Kincaid L. Duran died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 43 years old.
A wake and Native American Church services will be ... [more]

Millard Irvin Meredith

Sep 10, 2013 - Staff:  Millard Irvin Meredith died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, due to pneumonia complications at Riverton Memorial Hospital in Riverton surrounded by family. He was 84 ... [more]

Julie A. Olson

Sep 10, 2013 - Staff:  Julie A. Olson died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at her home. She was 59 years old.
Per her request, cremation will take place, and there will be no funeral ... [more]

Marty Rana Brister

Sep 10, 2013 - Staff:  Marty Rana Brister, of Rawlins, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie after battling lung cancer. She was 50 years old.
Memorial ... [more]

Aviation fans flock to Lander fly-in

Sep 9, 2013 - Staff:  Aviation fans descended on Lander's Hunt Field for the annual fly-in ... [more]

RHS preps for swim season

Sep 9, 2013 - Staff:  Jordan Settlemire swam the backstroke leg of the 200-yard individual medley for Riverton High School during Friday's ... [more]

Cougars drubbed 45-0 by 2-A Lovell

Sep 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It's been 24 years since the Lovell Bulldogs and Wind River Cougars met on the gridiron, and the Cougars might like it to be another 24 before they meet again. ... [more]

State-champ Powell demolishes Riverton 49-6

Sep 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The game was called after three quarters due to lightning over the field in the regular season opener.

POWELL -- The Powell Panthers football team is ... [more]

Big Cody team shuts out LVHS Tigers 28-0

Sep 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody kept the Lander Valley High School Tigers scoreless on the football field in a 28-0 victory Friday night in Park County.
The contest was the season ... [more]

Pinedale beats mistake-prone Shoshoni 18-0

Sep 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- It seemed a safe bet that the Shoshoni Wranglers would win Friday night in their opening game of the football season.  But it wasn't the ... [more]

RHS makes top bracket in Gillette VB event

Sep 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Lady Wolverines have their debut in Wolverine Gym at 6 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 12, at Rock Springs.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines won two and ... [more]

Wyoming dominates Idaho 42-10

Sep 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Brett Smith threw for four touchdowns and Shaun Wick rushed for 110 yards as Wyoming beat Idaho 42-10 Saturday in a game that included a half-hour ... [more]

Tigers grab team gold crown at home tourney

Sep 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Lander boys placed in the top 10 over 36 holes.

Two days of solid golf on their home course lifted the Lander Valley High School Tigers boys ... [more]

Paxton's 63 at Green River is best round of year in Wyoming golf

Sep 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines won 10 of their 12 matches in the Green River match-play tournament.

Easton Paxton fired a 63 on Friday for the Riverton ... [more]

End-of-summer desk cleaning

Sep 9, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Labor Day has come and gone for 2013. It signals the end of summer.
Cottages are closed, and schools are open. The days grow shorter and the nights cooler. ... [more]

No looking back for Tad and Debbie

Sep 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  The only losers are the students who won't get a chance to know them.

Melancholy is a term often associated with the finality of the last act, the ... [more]