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Escapee 'sightings' in county don't pan out

Sep 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Several residents called law enforcement over the weekend to report seeing fugitive Kenneth Ward in Fremont County, but officials said none of the sightings ... [more]

Month is rainy so far, but year still dry

Sep 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton has received twice as much precipitation this year compared to 2012, but local forecasters say the weather still hasn't been unusually wet by ... [more]

Judge: Youngest Hudson suspect OK to stand trial as adult

Sep 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A district court judge ruled that the youngest defendant in the Hudson homicides case can be tried as an adult, Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 17, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  September in the rain
We're only halfway through the month, but anyone want to bet we've already had one of the half-dozen wettest Septembers in ... [more]

RHS girls, Lander boys both second at Ethete XC

Sep 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- The Riverton Wolverines and the Lander Valley High School Tigers did some good things Friday at the Wyoming Indian Invitational in Ethete.
Olivia ... [more]

Shoshoni held to just 10 yards Frday in 36-0 loss to Lusk

Sep 15, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Shoshoni took a taste of power football Friday night at Jerry Fulmer Stadium in Lusk as the home-standing Niobrara County Tigers dominated every aspect of the ... [more]

Tigers bounced hard by Star Valley Braves

Sep 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander is 0-2 on the football season heading into this Friday's home opener vs. Jackson.

Star Valley chalked up 469 total yards of offense in a 36-0 ... [more]

Riverton boys take third on Sheridan golf course

Sep 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The string of victories came to an end for the Riverton Wolverines on the golf course Friday at the Sheridan Invitational.
The Wolverines finished third in ... [more]

Wyoming cruises past Northern Colorado

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Brett Smith passed for 264 yards and a touchdown, Shaun Wick rushed for two TDs and the Wyoming defense returned two interceptions for scores as the ... [more]

Wolverines break 12-year losing streak vs. GR

Sep 15, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton got three defensive scores in Friday's 41-20 victory.

The Riverton Wolverines took advantage of the speed and power of their rushing attack ... [more]

Dubois pummels Farson 77-23

Sep 15, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Sterling Baker has had some great games for the Dubois Rams over the course of his four-year career but perhaps none better than Friday's five touchdown ... [more]

Lesson to all in inmate's change of plans; someone is watching

Sep 15, 2013 - Joy Frauer, Lander:  Editor:
I got a real kick reading about the escaped inmate in Casper who has now been on the loose for two weeks compared to the escape want to be at the ... [more]

The pendulum of the mind

Sep 15, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  As the wise man said, it swings not between right and wrong, but between sense and nonsense.

The lectures were a bit dry and the reading even more ... [more]

Following lawsuit, BLM wants comment on wild horse policies

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A federal judge approved a consent decree, which outlines specific wild horse management analyses the BLM must perform.

RAWLINS -- The Bureau of ... [more]

One museums chief

Sep 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Now that the decision has been made, address the primary concern of those who feared it

Fremont County's museum department is going to have a ... [more]

Color run raises $1,055 for Travis Park

Sep 15, 2013 - Staff:  Forty-nine runners and walkers participated in Saturday's 5k Color Me Fun Run in Shoshoni that raised $1,055 for Travis Park ... [more]

Man hurt in four-wheeler crash

Sep 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 56-year-old Green River man is being treated for injuries suffered in a four-wheeler crash in Fremont County.
According to reports, the man had been driving ... [more]

Freshman duo dazzles for WIHS Friday in cross country meet

Sep 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- Two sensational freshmen cross country runners from the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs stole the show Friday afternoon in Esthete.
Charlene ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Body found in Teton County
JACKSON -- Teton County authorities are investigating a human body found in the Bridger-Teton National ... [more]

Burroughs Fire eases; work at site illustrates variety of responses

Sep 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Burroughs Fire north of Dubois is almost one-quarter contained, and many firefighters assigned to the blaze have been sent home.
Sixty-eight personnel ... [more]

Grim scene in Colorado flood zone; little relief yet

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LYONS, Colo. -- As rescuers broke through to flood-ravaged Colorado towns, they issued a stern warning Saturday to anyone thinking of staying behind: Leave ... [more]

Project Green house, built with students crews, is ready for sale

Sep 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Project Green duplex -- built almost completely by using energy-efficient construction methods and "green" products -- is now open for bid.
Green ... [more]

The way it was: One Shot hunters -- 1973

Sep 15, 2013 - Staff:  The Lander One Shot Antelope attracted its typically impressive guest list in 1973, including a high-powered trio from Connecticut.
At left was Robert C. ... [more]

State wants online travel giants to pay more sales tax

Sep 15, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  The Wyoming Attorney General's office is asking the Wyoming Supreme Court to uphold a ruling that would force online travel companies to pay more in ... [more]

Marathon theater event in third year

Sep 15, 2013 - Staff:  Original theater scripts will once again be rehearsed and staged in a marathon-style event Saturday at Central Wyoming College.
For a third year, CWC will ... [more]

U.S. Forest Service gives update on road, trail and area closures

Sep 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest has implemented a temporary area closure on the eastern side of Atlantic Lake along Trail 723. This closure is within the Popo ... [more]

Redesigned UW football field ranked among top 10 in nation

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The new design of Jonah Field at the University of Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium is getting good reviews.
The national football website ... [more]

National Theater Live presents 'Othello'

Sep 15, 2013 - Staff:  National Theatre Live presents a major new production of William Shakespeare's "Othello" at 1 p.m. Sept. 28 at Lander Library, 451 N. Second St., Lander.
The ... [more]

Colorado floods close I-25 in Wyo.

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Travel is restricted south of Cheyenne and Laramie because of flooding in Colorado.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has closed ... [more]

Colorado recall likely to stifle gun effort in Congress

Sep 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Gun control advocates say the National Rifle Association-aided recall of two Colorado legislators who backed new gun restrictions will make it ... [more]