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Trial starts Tuesday for man whose truck hit sixth-grader

Nov 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Trial starts Tuesday for the Lander man charged with being the driver who struck and killed an 11-year-old girl exiting a school bus at her home last ... [more]

Man who captured and assaulted teen gets 40 years to life

Nov 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A judge sentenced a Riverton man to 40 years to life in prison for second-degree attempted murder of a girl in the fall of 2011.
George William Lucas, 47, was ... [more]

Dubois takes state title in 6-man football

Nov 9, 2012 - Staff:  Photo by Bruce ... [more]

Fifth-graders make their own life masks

Nov 9, 2012 - Staff:  Cassie Liedy applied plaster strips to daughter Nevaeh's face as the two made a life mask during the annual fifth-grade art project in Nancy Kindle's art class ... [more]

RMS hoops seasons open

Nov 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Middle School eighth-grade boys A basketball team has jumped out to an early 4-0 record to begin the 2012 season.
The RMS eighth-grade B team is ... [more]

Today

Nov 9, 2012 - Staff:  Births
SANKEY

A son was born to Sharon Felter and George Sankey Sr., of Ethete, at 7:43 p.m. Oct. 7, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Religion wasn't much of a factor in the presidential race

Nov 9, 2012 - Staff:  Even before primary election voting began nearly a year ago, media coverage of the presidential campaign was emphasizing religion and the role it plays in the ... [more]

Florence R. (Calvert) Holden

Nov 9, 2012 - Staff:  Florence R. (Calvert) Holden died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at her home. She was 74 years old.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Hudson's Funeral ... [more]

Thomas 'Tommy' Durgin

Nov 9, 2012 - Staff:  Thomas "Tommy" Durgin, of St. Stephens, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 54 years old.
Services will be at ... [more]

Mahoney, Wilson to marry

Nov 9, 2012 - Staff:  Michael and Diana Mahoney of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Marci Ann Mahoney of Lafayette, Ind., to Gerran Wayne Wilson of ... [more]

Arrington, Martin to wed Nov. 17

Nov 9, 2012 - Staff:  Cheryl and Lee Arrington of Pavillion are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kallie Dawn Arrington of Clearfield, Utah, to Devin West Martin ... [more]

CWC teams fare well at speech meet

Nov 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College speech and debate teams, coached by new forensics director Josh House, had success at a recent tournament at Colorado College.
"It was ... [more]

Carlson earns 25-year service award

Nov 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Shelby Carlson of Greybull has earned a 25-year service award with the Wyoming Department of Transportation.
Carlson has served as WyDOT District 5 Engineer ... [more]

Wind River Roundup earns rodeo award

Nov 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Roundup PRCA Rodeo Committee has earned the Mountain States Circuit Finals Small Rodeo of the Year award for 2012.
John Campbell, chair of the ... [more]

Peering over the cliff

Nov 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  With Obama re-elected, Republicans must find a new focus for the next four years

Campaigning for an election can be habit forming. Once the long, ... [more]

Latino clout obvious in election outcome

Nov 9, 2012 - MCT:  WASHINGTON -- The outsized role that Latino voters played in securing victories for President Barack Obama and Democratic Senate candidates has energized the ... [more]

Government should not promote Satan

Nov 9, 2012 - Keith A. Blankenship, Kinnear:  Editor:
In newspapers in Wyoming I read that the atheists and others plan to ask all state legislators in the United States of America to separate religion ... [more]

Digest

Nov 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers hear Hill
CHEYENNE -- An interim legislative committee is delving into proposed position changes at the Wyoming Department of Education.
The ... [more]

Montana might reduce elk to curb brucellosis

Nov 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A broad plan to protect against animal disease around Yellowstone National Park by targeting infected elk herds gained initial approval ... [more]

State weighs Medicaid options

Nov 9, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A top Wyoming lawmaker says he believes the state should opt out of expanding its Medicaid program, a key component of the federal Affordable Care ... [more]

Gary Small & the Coyote Bros. to play at Riverton Branch Library

Nov 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library is hosting the Native American music group Gary Small & the Coyote Bros. on Saturday, Nov. 10.
The show will begin at 7 p.m. in ... [more]

Two newcomers, one incumbent elected to school district 24 board

Nov 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Two newcomers and an incumbent were elected Tuesday to the Fremont County School District 24 Board of Trustees in Shoshoni.
Emily Jarvis garnered 355 votes ... [more]

Ashdown selected to fill vacated position on Riverton school board

Nov 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two students were expelled for the remainder of the year during an earlier meeting.

Greg Ashdown was the sole applicant to fill Marisa Root's ... [more]

More than 3,400 voted absentee in election Nov. 6

Nov 9, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One in five voters in Fremont County voted absentee in the Nov. 6 election. According to unofficial results, voters cast 17,078 votes in the county, and 3,418 ... [more]

County canvassing board confirms election results

Nov 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Tuesday's election results are now official after the Fremont County Canvassing Board accepted the numbers at a hearing Thursday afternoon.
Although there ... [more]

Attorneys request change of venue for defendant in homicide case

Nov 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Public defenders said they want to ensure Laziur Hanway receives a fair and impartial trial.

Attorneys representing one of five suspects in the ... [more]

Powell downs Star Valley for 3-A title

Nov 9, 2012 - Associated Press:  Class 3A
Powell 13, Star Valley 10

Final ... [more]

Little Snake River goes for third straight football title vs. Dubois

Nov 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Mike Bates had high praise for Dubois on Thursday morning, a day before his Little Snake River Rattlers face the Rams in the Class 1-A 6-man title game ... [more]

Rams play Friday for 1-A state 6-man championship

Nov 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kickoff is at noon Friday at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

Dubois High School football coach David Trembly remembers how nervous his players ... [more]

Today

Nov 8, 2012 - Staff:  Births
MEDICINE CLOUD

A son was born to Kylee Juneau, of Riverton, and Duane Medicine Cloud at 6:40 p.m. Sept. 25, 2012, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Carol J. Foster

Nov 8, 2012 - Staff:  Carol J. Foster, of Lander, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. She was 67 years old.
A rosary will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in ... [more]

Lewis G. 'Corky' Carpenter

Nov 8, 2012 - Staff:  Lewis G. "Corky" Carpenter died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the Veterans Home in Boise, Idaho, where he had resided since February. He was 83 years ... [more]

Derick Meeks

Nov 8, 2012 - Staff:  Derick Meeks died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Denver Children's Hospital in Denver. He was 18 months old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. ... [more]

Betty May (Hornecker) Mathisen

Nov 8, 2012 - Staff:  Betty May (Hornecker) Mathisen, of Lander, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Westward Heights Nursing Home in Lander. She was 84 years old.
Services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Unopposed candidates win votes of confidence

Nov 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  Though they were running unopposed, many candidates for uncontested races earned votes of confidence from residents at polling places Tuesday.
Two state ... [more]

Obama's second act could be a minefield

Nov 8, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  He might escape the pattern of history, but only if he finds a way to turn his own weakness into an asset.

Second terms have rarely been kind to ... [more]

Election notes

Nov 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Hubbub
We're doing separate news coverage on voter turnout, election-day voter registration, and early voting in Fremont County, but many who voted ... [more]

Digest

Nov 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Court reconsiders teen's sentence
CHEYENNE -- Lawyers for two Wyoming teenagers serving life sentences in the home invasion slaying of a Sheridan man ... [more]

Trout rescue work saves 6,000 fish from canals

Nov 8, 2012 - By Gib Mathers, The Powell Tribune:  POWELL (AP) -- More trout were rescued from irrigation canals this fall than ever before.
After water to irrigation canals is shut off, trout are trapped in ... [more]

Baby death investigated; no foul play suspected

Nov 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  Local officials are investigating the death of 4-month-old Liam LaForme, who was pronounced dead Saturday at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Riverton Police ... [more]