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Oct 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW sets up online 'suggestion box'
LARAMIE -- People have a new way to make suggestions on how to run the University of Wyoming.
UW President Bob ... [more]

Wolf quotas nearly filled, well before season's end

Oct 30, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Hunters already are closing in on killing their annual limit of wolves in northwest Wyoming and more than two months remain in this year's state hunting ... [more]

Legislation would give one-time funding for Riverton justice center

Oct 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Counties would have to put up matching funds to cover 50 percent of the project from their own coffers or other non-state sources under the bill to be ... [more]

Man accused in courthouse threat moved to Carbon County

Oct 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Hudson man accused of making online threats to law enforcement and government officials last week is being moved to Carbon County to face charges.
Steven ... [more]

High court won't review Blackburn case

Oct 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has denied a request to examine the case of the last defendant in the Hudson homicides. If the high court had decided on Oct. 22 to ... [more]

UW's defensive coordinator fired by Christensen

Oct 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming coach Dave Christensen fired defensive coordinator Chris Tormey on Tuesday after two straight losses in which the Cowboys surrendered more than 50 ... [more]

Thompson's 12th leads RHS at state cross country

Oct 29, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Olivia Thompson paced the Riverton Wolverines on Saturday with a 12th-place finish at the Class 4-A state cross country meet in Sheridan.
Thompson ran the ... [more]

CWC to show sports study results; baseball might be best idea

Oct 29, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Later this week Steve Barlow, in his first-year as athletic director after departmental reorganization at Central Wyoming College, says he will release the ... [more]

Vogel signs for rodeo at University of Wyoming

Oct 29, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  PAVILLION -- Josee Vogel has produced a stellar high school athletic career at Wind River High School. The multi-sport athlete is one of the top cowgirls in ... [more]

Court says Lyman duo defrauded Medicaid, must repay

Oct 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge Monday ordered a Lyman couple who pleaded guilty to defrauding the Wyoming Medicaid system to pay just over $35,000 in ... [more]


Oct 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Forest HQ to stay in Jackson
JACKSON -- The Bridger-Teton National Forest will keep its administrative offices in downtown Jackson.
The Forest Service ... [more]

Tier 1 plans taking shape at UW

Oct 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- During the next seven years, The University of Wyoming plans to ramp up scholarship, faculty positions, fellowship funds and facilities with the goal ... [more]

Threats made to courthouse; arrest, but no charges yet

Oct 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  A K-9 unit was called to search for explosives Friday at the Fremont County Courthouse in Lander in response to violent threats alleged to have been made by a ... [more]

Speaker calls attention to alcoholism, abuse

Oct 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Women Restored, a local group educating women on sexual assault through a federal grant, welcomed Robin Poor Bear at the Wind River Hotel and Casino in a ... [more]

Group pushing BLM to restrict drilling on sage grouse habitat

Oct 29, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The initial focus is in the Douglas area, but land in Fremont County likely would be affected if the federal agency imposed the restrictions.

The ... [more]

Early fall storms brings astounding snowpack totals

Oct 29, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Wind River drainage at 359 percent

Early fall snowstorms have had a dramatic effect on snowpack conditions in Fremont County.
There was a major ... [more]


Oct 29, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths

John Dickinson, 51, of Riverton, died Saturday, Oct. 26, at Help for Health Hospice. Per his request, cremation has taken place. A ... [more]

Snow early in season means less spending on snowplows

Oct 29, 2013 - Loren Albert, Riverton:  Editor:
If we are going to get all this snow, I am just as glad that we are getting it now early in the fall/winter period rather than later. When it falls ... [more]

An end to the middle class?

Oct 29, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  Imagine a future in which real wages for most workers decline year after year; a future in which middle-class jobs that disappeared in the Great Recession ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 29, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Four out of five
Five weeks of autumn, four snowstorms. That is the updated tally for the strange fall of 2013 in the Wind River Basin of ... [more]

John Dickinson

Oct 29, 2013 - Staff:  John Dickinson, of Riverton, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home. He was 51 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A ... [more]

Capt. Francis "Ed" Edward Field

Oct 29, 2013 - Staff:  Capt. Francis "Ed" Edward Field died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Westward Heights Care Center, where he had lived since August 2011. He was 89 years old.
Per ... [more]

Jeanne Lucille Poirot

Oct 28, 2013 - Staff:  Jeanne Lucille Poirot, of Lander, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at home surrounded by family. She was 76 years old.
A memorial service for family and friends ... [more]

Richard Hubbard

Oct 28, 2013 - Staff:  Richard Hubbard, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Crook County Long Term Care Center. He was 74 years old.
Funeral services were ... [more]

Bob Seipt

Oct 28, 2013 - Staff:  Bob Seipt, a lifelong Fremont County resident, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at his home in Riverton with his children, Paul Seipt and Jean Younkin, by his side. ... [more]

Joyce M. Duran

Oct 28, 2013 - Staff:  Joyce M. Duran, of Arapahoe, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at her home. She was 73 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at St. ... [more]

Cokeville's second-quarter outburst sinks Shoshoni

Oct 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Wranglers travel to Worland on Tuesday for a three-way playoff with Burlinton and Riverside.

Top-ranked Cokeville lived up to its billing in a ... [more]

Chiefs win seventh straight state XC title

Oct 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The championship streak has reached seven straight Class 2-A boys cross country titles for the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs.
WIHS kept its dynasty going ... [more]

Late Score dooms Wyo in shootout loss to SJS

Oct 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SAN JOSE, Calif. (Oct. 26, 2013) A career rushing day from sophomore running back Shaun Wick wasn't enough for the University of Wyoming football team to ... [more]

Wind River, Shoshoni both makestate VB; SHS wins head to head

Oct 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  State tournament volleyball berths were already locked up when the Wind River Cougars and the Shoshoni Wranglers squared off on Saturday night in Lander at the ... [more]