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Study: Rules limiting insurance company expenses saving consumers billions a year

Jun 11, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  New federal rules limiting how much insurance companies can spend on administration and profit are saving consumers more than $2 billion a year, according to a ... [more]

Tea party voters are as fired up as ever

Jun 11, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  Their solution to the Republican Party's electoral challenges is to swing further right, not toward the center.

The "tea party" is back and is ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The one and only
Yes, it happened. Summer weather finally has arrived in the Wind River Basin.
It took some doing -- and true summer doesn't arrive for ... [more]

Digest

Jun 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Odd suit filed in Earhart case
CHEYENNE -- A Delaware aircraft preservation group denies a Wyoming man's claim that it found pioneering aviator Amelia ... [more]

Teton County mourns death of two teens

Jun 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Teton County residents are mourning the deaths of two teenagers in two days.
Seventeen-year-old Sydney Judge, who just finished her junior year at ... [more]

Study says Yellowstone wolves do not harm elk pregnancy

Jun 11, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wolves don't appear to startle female elk that range east of Yellowstone National Park sufficiently or frequently enough during the winter to cause ... [more]

Hill says she'll cut staff further

Jun 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is offering to return more than $100,000 in funding to the Wyoming Department of Education.
Hill said ... [more]

New record high in Riverton; Lander ties 95-year-old mark

Jun 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  A record-setting heatwave baked Fremont County on Monday, with only slight relief in the forecast over the next few days.
Riverton's official temperature ... [more]

Recreation board asks for $250,000 in Green Mountain renovation

Jun 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A $250,000 loan to renovate the Green Mountain park area by this fall was the biggest item in the Fremont County Recreation Board's financial request to the ... [more]

Details slim in stabbing death on reservation

Jun 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials said one person is in custody in connection with a possible homicide that took place Sunday morning at a home on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Superintendent pitches plan for auditorium to state commission

Jun 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Building an auditorium for Riverton High School is long overdue in the eyes of School District 25 leaders.
Fremont County School District 25 superintendent ... [more]

Tractors converge in Shoshoni for annual show

Jun 9, 2013 - Staff:  Tractors from around Wyoming converged on Shoshoni for the 18th annual Don Layton Memorial Tractor Show. Above, Lander's Bob McClelland oiled the 1913 Case ... [more]

Riverton rallies past Douglas in final inning

Jun 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rawlins Generals scored four times in the top of the sixth inning to edge the Riverton Raiders 5-2 in the opener of the Roy Peck Memorial Wood Bat ... [more]

NBA player highlights basketball clinic for county youth

Jun 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Bryan Sinclair was blown away Wednesday afternoon when Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans called him by name.
This was the third year the 10-year-old Sinclair ... [more]

A pretty good situation

Jun 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  New RHS grid coach Patterson hires staff, takes Wolverines to camp in South Dakota

To say that new Riverton Wolverine football coach Pat Patterson's ... [more]

Three Rustlers in Casper

Jun 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Colton Miller, Blaine Mathews and Shaylee Hance qualified from Central Wyoming College.

Central Wyoming College cowboy Colton Miller has experience ... [more]

Webb named Mr. Basketball

Jun 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The RHS star was high man in state's all-star loss to Montana.

Xavier Webb of Riverton High School was named Mr. Wyoming Basketball Friday night in ... [more]

Mead mulling lottery board members

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says he's still going over names of people to serve on the board that will bring the lottery to Wyoming.
Mead must appoint a ... [more]

State runoff below average but better than 2012

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's expected runoff remains below normal, but better than what the state saw last year at this time.
In its final report on Wyoming's ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cheney to compete in antelope hunt
LANDER -- Dick Cheney will be shooting for Wyoming in an antelope hunt that's co-hosted by the governors of Colorado ... [more]

Police say driver who hit Starbucks had blacked out

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- A driver who crashed into a Sheridan Starbucks, demolishing a corner of the building, said he began to lose consciousness and lost control of his ... [more]

Only one next-gen tanker flying

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The other six planes have yet to be certified, a process that can take as much as two months.

CHEYENNE -- As fire season heats up, the U.S. Forest ... [more]

Marieta 'Rita' Brown

Jun 9, 2013 - Staff:  Marieta "Rita" Brown, of Lander, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 50 years old.
A funeral mass was at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Joe Lasley

Jun 9, 2013 - Staff:  Joe Lasley died Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Phoenix, where he moved in June 2012 to be close to his son and daughter.
A celebration of life service will be at ... [more]

Zachary D. Copenhaver

Jun 9, 2013 - Staff:  Zachary D. Copenhaver, of San Tan Valley, Ariz., died Saturday, May 4, 2013. He was 31 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service was ... [more]

Spencer Dolan

Jun 9, 2013 - Staff:  Spencer "Spence" Dolan, of Lander, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at his home. He was 52 years old.
Per his family's request, cremation has taken place, and ... [more]

Marvin V. Foster

Jun 9, 2013 - Staff:  Marvin V. Foster, longtime resident of Lander and Hudson, died of natural causes Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Lander Valley Regional Medical Center. He was 87 ... [more]

Pioneer museum could be kick-off venue for government convention

Jun 9, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials are hoping to use the Fremont County Pioneer Museum to host a kick-off reception for the Wyoming Association of County Officers convention in ... [more]

Rocky Mountain Power says coal plants may close early

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Wyoming's largest electricity provider says proposed federal environmental regulations could close at least some of its four coal-fired power plants ... [more]

Defeat key to developing character

Jun 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Life isn't fair. That simple statement is one of the hardest things for young people to learn, but no matter your lot in this life, it is one of the hallmarks ... [more]