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Jan 14, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
WINFIELD

Darrell Winfield, 85, of Riverton, died Monday, Jan. 12, at his residence. Per his request, cremation has taken place, and there will ... [more]

Larsen: Medicaid expansion key issue in Legislature

Jan 14, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Lander representative sits on the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee.

A proposal to expand Medicaid will be among key ... [more]

Optimistic on county attorney's office with LeBrun taking over

Jan 14, 2015 - Neil F. Dixon, Riverton:  Editor:
As I was looking at your list of the top news developments of the year, one stands out to me. I agree that the election of 2014 is major news. In my ... [more]

EPA's odd behavior

Jan 14, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Why would it back off Pavillion water but not the reservation border dispute?

For some time now,  Fremont County citizens following the ... [more]

Digest

Jan 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Lummis co-sponsors wolf bill
Several members of Congress are preparing legislation to take gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming ... [more]

Eaton seeks to have death penalty barred as future option

Jan 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is fighting an attempt to block the state from again seeking the death penalty against a convicted ... [more]

State of the state: Mead talks coal, water

Jan 14, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead pledged to keep fighting "with bulldog determination" for the future of Wyoming coal as a top priority as he delivered his state of ... [more]

Manslaughter plea accepted in death of infant

Jan 14, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Ethete woman has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of her newborn son in March. The plea, entered Tuesday in U.S. District Court in ... [more]

Get ready for good news, bad news in Legislature, says Bebout

Jan 14, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, thinks the 63rd Wyoming Legislature that convened this week will be a "good news, bad news" session.
He anticipates the ... [more]

Today

Jan 13, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
DICKINSON

Marcella "Marcy" Dickinson, 62, died Saturday, Jan. 3, at home surrounded by family. Per her request, there will be no ... [more]

Extension educator promotes hydropower

Jan 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Milt Geiger says irrigation districts and municipalities are interested in small hydropower.

WORLAND (AP) -- Milt Geiger gets pretty excited when he ... [more]

Ethete man gets 15 months in prison for beating girlfriend

Jan 11, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Ethete man was sentenced to 15 months in prison Thursday for beating his girlfriend with a plastic pipe. A judge also ordered him to serve three years of ... [more]

Chiefs 'cold' in victory over Wranglers

Jan 11, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The temperature was 30 degrees below zero a week ago at Ethete, and that chill continued Friday for Wyoming Indian High School, at least when it came to ... [more]

Scholarship available to Wyoming students

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Stock Growers Association has begun offering the Clifford P. Hansen Memorial Scholarship.
The scholarship recognizes an outstanding college ... [more]

Public packs meeting on Wyoming oil regulations

Jan 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  New rules require companies to test groundwater before and after drilling.

CHEYENNE -- Several hundred people packed into an auditorium for a public ... [more]

Early bird park permits on sale

Jan 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources is offering annual permits at a discount until Feb. 15.
During the early bird sale, ... [more]

Lander basketball teams each win two at Big Horn tourney

Jan 11, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After suffering a 79-64 setback to host Worland on Friday, the Lander Valley High School boys basketball team won back-to-back games Saturday to end the ... [more]

BYU dance team to perform in Riverton

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Brigham Young University ballroom dance company is bringing its world champion showcase "Capture the Magic" to Riverton.
The show will begin at 7 p.m. ... [more]

Wind River boys outlast Shoshoni, 72-56

Jan 11, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- It was an entertaining battle between familiar opponents Friday in Pavillion. Homestanding Wind River High School outlasted Shoshoni High School ... [more]

Wolverine girls win overtime thriller for 2-1 finish

Jan 11, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- The Riverton Wolverine girls basketball team won an overtime thriller against Cheyenne Central 49-48 on Friday and continued the positive mojo with ... [more]

Rustler women tally two wins, sit 2-0 in Region IX play

Jan 11, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a women's junior basketball game full of momentum swings, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers edged the Gillette College Pronghorns 60-59 Friday at Rustler ... [more]

Historians to discuss South Pass City

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  Historians Jon Lane and Susan Layman will be available to answer questions about South Pass City during Coffee with a Historian on Wednesday.
The two can tell ... [more]

Before 'bullying' was a buzzword

Jan 11, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  I'm not saying we liked it, but we did learn how to put an end to it.

The NFL and NCAA used up their entire quota of public service announcements to ... [more]

Wrangler girls lead start to end in 56-28 win against Cougars

Jan 11, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Visiting Shoshoni High School doubled-up Fremont County rival Wind River High School 56-28 on Friday at Pavillion to hand the Cougars their 11th ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jan 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man accused of sexual assault dies
GLEN ARBOR, Mich. -- A lawyer says a 94-year-old Michigan man accused of sexually assaulting children decades ago in ... [more]

Prosecutor seeking execution of Eaton

Jan 11, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson overturned his death sentence and ruled he hadn't received an adequate defense.

A prosecutor has filed notice ... [more]

State seeks comments on historic preservation plan

Jan 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  A last call for comments concerning Wyoming's statewide historic preservation plan is under way.
The State Historic Preservation Office invites the citizens ... [more]

WIHS girls secure 2-A lead

Jan 11, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Lyman's return to Class 2-A basketball wasn't what the Eagle girls expected. After posting wins over 3-A Lander, Torrington and Pinedale, along with a win over ... [more]

City earns clean audit

Jan 11, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton received a good audit report Tuesday.
Dennis Tschacher of Mader, Tschacher, Peterson and Co. presented the fiscal year 2014 audit ... [more]

Campbell working to clarify driver's license legislation

Jan 11, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The 63rd Wyoming Legislature is set to convene Tuesday for its 2015 general session.

Rep. Rita Campbell, R-Shoshoni said she will address several ... [more]