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New CWC Health/Science Center elevates class offerings

Jul 31, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College biology professor Steve McAllister says the new Health/Science Center on campus represents "quantum improvement" over the school's ... [more]

Homicide will not be prosecuted, county attorney determines

Jul 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett said criminal liability could not be placed on any one person in the death of 4-year-old Thunder Littlethunder Jr. of ... [more]

Owen R. Westlake

Jul 31, 2013 - Staff:  Owen R. Westlake, of Riverton, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at his home. He was 65 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service ... [more]

Todd Callies

Jul 30, 2013 - Staff:  Todd Callies, of Casper, died Thursday, July 25, 2013. He was 41 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. ... [more]

Irrigation water overwhelms park pond

Jul 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An overflow of water created a temporary swamp Monday at Jaycee Park that had diminished by Tuesday morning.
Riverton parks department superintendent Joel ... [more]

County cagers score for both sides in North-South contest

Jul 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The South beat the North 85-77 on Saturday night.

Wyoming Indian High School boys basketball coach Craig Ferris drew up a good game plan to lift ... [more]

Volunteers do their good work everywhere you look

Jul 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Seems like July may be the month of the volunteer. That's a good thing.
Everywhere we've turned this month, it has been refreshing to see folks helping folks. ... [more]

Past CWC cowboy leads at PRCA rodeo

Jul 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The two-day rodeo wraps up Tuesday night at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

Two-time world saddle bronc champion Cody Wright made his 75-point ride ... [more]

Today

Jul 30, 2013 - Staff:  Births
FRANCOM

A son was born to Alexiss Francom and Jeremy Francom, of Lander, at 4:10 p.m. June 28, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Around the fair

Jul 30, 2013 - Staff:  The Westernaires precision equestrian team performed Saturday in Dubois, but it wasn't the only quick-stepping horse-and-rider group on display over the ... [more]

Dogs win ribbons and fans at fair

Jul 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  While the regular neighborhood dog may bark late into the night, other pooches are trained to speak only when ordered.
That trick, along with many others, ... [more]

Fairfield Fire fully contained; south side of highway reopens

Jul 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials said the Fairfield Fire was 100 percent contained Sunday, and on Monday the south side of Sinks Canyon Road reopened, including area ... [more]

Legless skydiver a highlight of Rocking the Winds slate in Crowheart

Jul 30, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The third annual Rocking the Winds Green Beret fundraiser is scheduled for Aug 1-4 at the Grizzly Rock Ranch near Crowheart.
The event was created as a way ... [more]

Hereford murder trial begins at county courthouse

Jul 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On the opening day of the trial of a Lander man for rape and murder, prosecutors said they would prove all the charges. The defense attorney tried to poke ... [more]

First-degree murder trial ordered for two brothers in '06 death

Jul 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Brothers Alan and Vernon Lee Brown of Fremont County are headed to trial in November in connection with the 2006 death of Tad Paul Barnson.
Barnson's skeletal ... [more]

State weighs changes to disability program

Jul 30, 2013 - Staff:  Specific Wyoming Department of Health plans for changes to the programs offered for state residents with developmental disabilities are now available for ... [more]

Enrolled Act 37 ought to be repealed

Jul 30, 2013 - Bruce Palmer, Lander:  It is summer time. The kids are out of school and many families thoughts turn to a summer vacation. A trip to Yellowstone, a family reunion, or perhaps a jaunt ... [more]

Kim Taylor

Jul 30, 2013 - Staff:  Kim Taylor died Friday, July 26, 2013, at Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander after spending 53 years at her home away from home. She was 56 years old.
A ... [more]

Virginia Margaret Knopp Higinbotham

Jul 30, 2013 - Staff:  Virginia Margaret Knopp Higinbotham died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton with her husband at her side. She was 78 years old. ... [more]

Search to locate Holocaust criminals is worth the effort

Jul 30, 2013 - The Kansas City Star:  Because there should never be a statute of limitations on genocide, Nazi hunters are launching what they call a "last chance" search for Holocaust-era war ... [more]

Myrtle M. Shaner

Jul 30, 2013 - Staff:  Myrtle M. Shaner died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at her home in Riverton. She was 72 years old.
Funeral services were Tuesday, July 23, at Davis Funeral Home ... [more]

Sen. Enzi is from Wyoming, and he is not a 'show-off'

Jul 30, 2013 - Diana Plantt, Riverton:  Editor:
I promise to examine the important issues to me and to Wyoming in the upcoming primary election for U.S. Senator between Sen. Mike Enzi and former ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Cool, man, cool
Two words to describe the outdoor conditions for the first few days of the Fremont County Fair might be "deliciously cool." Fairgoers ... [more]

Nine children rescued from Wyo.-Colo. trafficking ring

Jul 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- Law enforcement officers in a region that includes Colorado and Wyoming have rescued nine children and arrested six pimps in a three-day, nationwide ... [more]

Biggest Wyoming wildfire slowed by cool weather

Jul 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Cooler weather and cloud cover have helped slow the growth of the nearly 5,000-acre wildfire burning in the Washakie Wilderness in western Wyoming.
The ... [more]

Digest

Jul 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW going ahead with golf facility
LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has selected a Wyoming firm to build a new, $1.2 million ... [more]

Cowboys to wear new bucking horse logo helmet this year

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  There is some disagreement as to the horse and rider depicted in the famed silhouette, which appears on all Wyoming Cowboy uniforms.

LARAMIE -- The ... [more]

One-run loss at tournament ends Raiders' baseball season

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Raiders lost 13-12 to the Rawlins Generals on Friday afternoon in their American Legion baseball district tournament in Laramie.
Rawlins will ... [more]

After big victory to open state, Lander 9-10 stars go 0-2

Jul 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After picking up a 16-6 victory vs. Gillette on Wednesday, the Lander 9- and 10-year-old all-star team lost two straight baseball games to be eliminated from ... [more]

Hartpence wins Go FreCo triathlon title

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Molly Bockman of Boulder, Colo., won the women's division with a time of 1:13.08, ahead of Molly Varney of Laramie, who placed second with a time of ... [more]