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On primary day, GOP outnumbers Dems 3-1 in state

Aug 19, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Tuesday's primary will decide how Wyoming voters rate Gov. Matt Mead's first term in office and whether his two challengers have gained traction ... [more]

Stone seeks re-election to school board; Dubois draws two hopefuls

Aug 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Three more people in Fremont County have filed to become candidates in the general elections.
Third-party and independent candidates started filling the ... [more]

Senate candidate Brockie says EPA opinion on borders should be kept

Aug 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  With his 50th birthday one day after the primary election, Travis Brockie is hoping for an early present in the form of the Democratic nomination in Wyoming ... [more]

Primary election day arrives

Aug 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Absentee totals higher this year, clerk notes

Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese said voter turnout for the 2014 primary election was low as of noon ... [more]

Cannon blast OK'd at home football games this season

Aug 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A small-bore cannon will go off every time the Riverton High School football team scores a touchdown at Wolverine Field this fall.
The Riverton City Council ... [more]

Linda A. (Sanford) Jarrard

Aug 19, 2014 - Staff:  Linda A. (Sanford) Jarrard, of Riverton, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at home after a hard fought battle with cancer. She was 65 years old.
Services will be ... [more]

Eugene 'Gene' Culbertson

Aug 19, 2014 - Staff:  Eugene "Gene" Culbertson died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, from an internal infection at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 67 years old.
Services will be at ... [more]

Charlotte Waterman

Aug 19, 2014 - Staff:  Charlotte Waterman died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 74 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 10 ... [more]

NBA player shares tips, stories at Lander clinic

Aug 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ian Clark's Junior Jazz clinic drew about 40 youth basketball players.

Utah Jazz guard Ian Clark had never visited Wyoming before this week.
That ... [more]

Cowboys scrimmage for nearly two hours

Aug 18, 2014 - From staff reports:   The Wyoming Cowboys conducted a lengthy scrimmage that lasted nearly two hours on Saturday morning in Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium.  It was the first ... [more]

Rustlers start VB season this week

Aug 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  First up is a two-day tournament Friday and Saturday in Rock Springs.

Central Wyoming College women's volleyball coach Tiffany Stauffenberg ... [more]

Simpson goes from walk-on to scholarship player with Cowboys

Aug 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tanner Simpson was preparing for the start of two-a-day practices on Wednesday when new University of Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl pulled him aside.
The ... [more]

Digest

Aug 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State to enter horse lawsuit
CHEYENNE -- The state of Wyoming is moving to intervene in a lawsuit filed by wild horse preservation groups opposing the ... [more]

Exuberant Haynes stumps on God, fed fears

Aug 18, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  If you didn't know Dr. Taylor Haynes is running for governor of Wyoming, you might easily mistake him for a cowboy preacher.
With his signature hat, vest and ... [more]

Getting the wheels moving

Aug 18, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Until last week, my wife had never even driven a tractor, much less the windrower I needed her help with.

Farmers' wives will sit up all night with ... [more]

Illoway most experienced, most ready to be Secretary of State

Aug 18, 2014 - Mark O. Harris, St. Stephen’s:  Editor:
There are a number of races that most likely will be decided in the upcoming primary.
While l have not involved myself in Republican primary races in ... [more]

Amendment A

Aug 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's make sure changing the rules on UW trustees gets a full hearing before November

Tuesday's primary election ballot for Fremont County is a busy ... [more]

Fires increasing, but not funds to fight them

Aug 18, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  Money gets pulled from other places, often fire-prevention budgets, a practice that for years has limited the thinning of forests that could help fires from ... [more]

The way it was: Bridge repairs -- 1997

Aug 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  St. Stephen's High School students had a summer assignment in 1997, and it also was the first local photography assignment for longtime newspaper photographer ... [more]

Police ask for help in finding missing man

Aug 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lusk Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating 54-year-old Kenneth Van Buskirk who was last seen July 28 in Lusk.
Van Buskirk is ... [more]

Rainfall on Swede Fire in forest stunts growth

Aug 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Almost half an inch of rain fell on the Swede Fire over a 24-hour period earlier in the week. The Swede Fire, which was discovered July 24, remains at 1,529 ... [more]

Riverton teen facing felony charges after stealing an ATV, deputies say

Aug 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On the way home from Burger King on June 26, a 19-year-old Riverton man climbed into the yard of Greenline Equipment, started up an all terrain vehicle and ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Sheriff, Part 2

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton Police Department captain Mark Stone will take on three-term incumbent Sheriff Skip Hornecker in the primary election Aug. 19.

Skip ... [more]

Senate District 25: Whiteman would tackle three main issues

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Allen Whiteman is running for Senate District 25 based on three issues that are important to him.
The first, he says, is to "get Common Core out of ... [more]

Senate District 25: McCarty working to protect constitutions

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Most people involved in conservative politics in Fremont County likely have heard of Jennifer McCarty.
The 58-year-old from Lander is making her first ... [more]

Senate District 25: Incumbent Case faces three challengers

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Senate District 25 incumbent Cale Case, R-Lander, is asking voters to examine his record when deciding whether to vote for him Aug. 19.
In particular, ... [more]

Senate District 25: Malek thinks constituents are fed up

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Joe Malek says his grandson convinced him to run for Senate District 25 this year based on a lack of jobs in Fremont County and Wyoming.
"He just graduated a ... [more]

Ethete water system plan advances

Aug 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A project to improve the drinking water system in Ethete recently passed a regulatory hurdle, clearing the way for officials to decide what fixes to include in ... [more]

Five golfers teeing it up for first-ever CWC teams

Aug 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four men and one woman make up the 2014-15 roster in the inaugural golf program for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers.
Wyoming players on the men's side ... [more]

Today

Aug 15, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
GASSER

Ralph Gasser, 83, of Riverton, died Thursday, Aug. 14, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. Private family services are pending for a ... [more]