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Aug 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Auditor Cloud to run again
CHEYENNE -- State Auditor Cynthia Cloud says that if she is re-elected in 2014, she wants to continue improving a website ... [more]

Sheridan suspect gets new sentence hearing

Aug 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- A Sheridan teenager involved in the 2009 home invasion slaying of a businessman is getting a new sentencing hearing.
Wyatt Bear Cloud originally ... [more]

Man gets more than 12 years in wind fraud

Aug 28, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A Utah man who defrauded investors nationwide of more than $4.4 million by promoting investment in nonexistent wind farms in Wyoming and South Dakota ... [more]

Firefighters called twice to scene of same incident

Aug 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton firefighters were called twice Saturday to a fire involving a tractor-trailer combination at a local truck stop.
The initial call came in at about ... [more]

When possible, local engineers preferred on 1 percent projects

Aug 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Conditions on state and federal grants would prevent the county from prioritizing Fremont County consultants for projects using those sources of funds. ... [more]

Meth suspect faces life sentence under new federal charges

Aug 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Timothy Pitt faces stiffer potential penalties after his case moved to the federal court system. The Hudson man accused of leading a methamphetamine ... [more]

WIHS joining state's 6-man football division

Aug 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian's football history is not nearly as storied as the Chiefs' legacy on the basketball court, cross country course or track, and it takes a new ... [more]

Inexperienced Cougars facing tough football schedule

Aug 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  If you boiled down the preseason football prediction for the Wind River Cougars this season, it might simply be a huge question mark. 
The Cougars have 25 ... [more]

Cowboys prepare for No. 18 Nebraska

Aug 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The long wait for college football fans ends this week as the 2013 college football season will kick off. For the Wyoming Cowboys, the season will open against ... [more]

LVHS runners aim to challenge for 3-A title

Aug 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Expectations are always high for coach Kevin Green and his Lander Valley High School Tigers cross country runners.
This year isn't any different.
Green has ... [more]

RHS cross country opens in Green River

Aug 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wolverines have 27 combined runners out for the team.

Numbers are getting bigger for the Riverton High School Wolverines cross country program. ... [more]

SHS brings experience and talent to gridiron for '13 campaign

Aug 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Shoshoni seniors will have their third head coach in four years this fall, as former assistant Tony Trumpler takes the Wrangler helm after the departure of ... [more]

Chiefs primed to chase seventh straight 2-A cross country crown

Aug 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs cross country coach Chico Her Many Horses is stacked with returning talent for the 2013 cross country season. Expect WIHS to ... [more]

Mary Frances Wooten Stevens-Lane

Aug 28, 2013 - Staff:  Mary Frances Wooten Stevens-Lane, of Lander, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, with her family at her side. She was 87 years old.
There will be no services. ... [more]

Donna Jean Kramer

Aug 28, 2013 - Staff:  Donna Jean Kramer died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton after a lengthy illness. She was 79 years old.
Per her request, cremation ... [more]

Rustlers get one win at tough Idaho tournament

Aug 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Central Wyoming College Rustlers came home with a 1-3 record Friday and Saturday to
begin the 2013 volleyball season in a tournament in Twins Falls, ... [more]

Got any plans for the next dozen weekends? Try this

Aug 27, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  What are your plans for this Friday night? And what about next Tuesday? And next Thursday, Friday and Saturday? And the next week, and the week after ... [more]

Justice Voigt to leave Wyoming Supreme Court

Aug 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Justice Barton Voigt says he's planning to retire in January from the Wyoming Supreme Court.
Voigt is 64 and says the timing seems right to retire. ... [more]

Today

Aug 27, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ALCANTAR DE VARGAS

Marcela Alcantar de Vargas, 58, of Riverton, died Friday, Aug. 23, in Fruita, Colo. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ... [more]

Hill did a good job, and costly investigations are a waste

Aug 27, 2013 - Lowell Ray Anderson, Cody:  When a change is made in an office, there are some employees who will not like it.  When you take a bureaucracy and change it into a working office, as ... [more]

As first 9/11 trials planned, loved ones of victims getting some relief

Aug 27, 2013 - By Ben Fox, The Associated Press:  GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- The visitors getting VIP treatment from the U.S. military sat through days of legal debate so dense that even lawyers yawned ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  No more 90?
Here is a seasonal question we like to ask this time of year: Are our 90-degree days over for the year? Weather watchers know it's rare to ... [more]

Digest

Aug 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Moisture helps hay production
CHEYENNE -- Hay production in Wyoming is improved over last year thanks to early snows, moderate temperatures and a ... [more]

Rain slows fires in Yellowstone

Aug 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Another day of scattered thunderstorms is expected in Yellowstone National Park, helping keep a lid on five wildfires burning in ... [more]

City settles on overlay paving using money from 1 percent

Aug 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved the recommendations from the Fix Our Roads Citizens Committee on pavement overlay projects on Watt Court to Dave's ... [more]

County backs off Pitt meth case after federal prosecutors intervene

Aug 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal prosecutors have taken over the case against Timothy Pitt, the Hudson man accused of leading a ring of methamphetamine dealers.
"He's being ... [more]

Marcela Alcantar de Vargas

Aug 27, 2013 - Staff:  Marcela Alcantar de Vargas, of Riverton, died Aug. 23, 2013, in Fruita, Colo. She was 58 years old.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, ... [more]

City crews work to keep plants green

Aug 27, 2013 - Staff:  Roy Clyde of the Riverton parks department gave a planter in downtown Riverton a drink on a hot August day. The planters have a mix of flowers and grasses ... [more]

Riverton students return for school year

Aug 27, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County School District 25 superintendent Terry Snyder, right, and principal Curt Collins gave students, teachers and parents the go-ahead to enter ... [more]

John R. Horton

Aug 27, 2013 - Staff:  John R. Horton died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 84 years old.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at ... [more]