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Medicaid expansion for tribes and descendants possible under new bill

Nov 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The state of Wyoming so far has opted not to expand Medicaid for all residents due to concerns from Gov. Matt Mead on whether the federal government would ... [more]

Tim Despain Pence

Nov 8, 2013 - Staff:  Tim Despain Pence, formerly of Lander, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Forest, Miss., where he was working as a field engineer for Raytheon Corporation. He was ... [more]

Bonnie L. Fields

Nov 8, 2013 - Staff:  Bonnie L. Fields, formerly of Fremont County, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Arvada, Colo.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at ... [more]

Fern Kathleen Dennis

Nov 8, 2013 - Staff:  Fern Kathleen Dennis died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. She was 92 years old.
A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. ... [more]

Robert Bolding

Nov 8, 2013 - Staff:  Robert Bolding, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at his home. He was 82 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and military graveside services will be ... [more]

Tough first-round loss for CWC at Region IX

Nov 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sheridan College swept the Central Wyoming College Rustlers in the opening round of the Region IX volleyball tournament Wednesday afternoon in ... [more]

Two RHS spikers named all-state volleyball

Nov 7, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Juniors Kiley Ridgway and Jensyn Pettit earned the distinction, and Ridgway is the West 4-A player of the year as well.

Tabbed as the Wyoming Class ... [more]

Arrington for Wind River, Dechert for Shoshoni get all-state VB recognition

Nov 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Macayla Arrington and Annika Dechert represent Fremont County on the Class 2-A all-state volleyball team.
Arrington is a senior for the Wind River Lady ... [more]


Nov 7, 2013 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Laura Friday and Kyle Duran, of Lander, at 6:28 p.m. Oct. 27, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 4 pounds, ... [more]


Nov 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Algae blooms in river tributary
JACKSON -- A new federal study says a tributary of the Snake River that's heavily flanked by development has high ... [more]

Mead names panel to study forest health in Wyoming; report expected in one year

Nov 7, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has named a diverse panel representing the timber products industry, government and environmentalists to examine how to improve the ... [more]

Wyoming has low poverty rate under new way of measuring

Nov 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming has the third-lowest poverty rate in the nation, according to a new report from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The Census Bureau analysis differs from other ... [more]

Plans progress on new Fort Washakie school; construction still a year away

Nov 7, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The new K-12 school will cost roughly $54.3 million, with $52.7 million coming from the Wyoming School Facilities Department and $1.6 million from District ... [more]

Uden statement, sentencing resolve some old questions, but others still unanswered

Nov 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gerald Uden told a court Friday where he hid the bodies of his three first-degree murder victims 33 years ago -- ex-wife Virginia Uden and their sons, Richard ... [more]

County quits catching stray dogs

Nov 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County stopped collecting stray dogs Oct. 25 because the Fremont County Sheriff's Office says it has nowhere to impound them. The county says it will ... [more]

Council OKs $40,000 for skate park planning; fundraising to continue

Nov 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council and Mayor Ron Warpness have voted to award the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association $40,000 to help with construction costs for ... [more]

School safety practices are neither wasteful nor fearmongering

Nov 7, 2013 - Brent Nyberg, Assistant principal, Riverton Middle School:  Editor:
This letter is written in response to Mr. Finley's Oct. 31 criticism of Riverton Middle School's lockdown practice. As always, we appreciate the ... [more]

I'm the capital of the state of hormones

Nov 7, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  In my late-pregnancy days, it's not hard to get me worried

The other day I was cooking up some lasagna, fantasizing about a pair of boots my feet ... [more]

Save the firefighters work

Nov 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  They would rather not have to fight a fire at your house, so change your detector batteries

News flash: The fire department does not want to come to ... [more]

John Oldman

Nov 7, 2013 - Staff:  John Oldman died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at the Safe Haven Care Facility in Pocatello, Idaho. He was 72 years old.
A wake will be Thursday, Nov. 7, at Great ... [more]

All hail the cross country dynasty at Wyoming Indian High

Nov 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Chico Her Many Horses has a dynasty going with the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs cross country program.
The WIHS cross country coach knows how to get the ... [more]

Pokes preparing to host ranked Fresno State Bulldogs in Laramie

Nov 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The top two offensive teams in the Mountain West Conference will face off on Saturday at Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium, when the Wyoming Cowboys host the ... [more]

Dubois in 6-man semifinals Friday night vs. Midwest

Nov 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The winner of the game will earn the right to play in the 6-man state championship to be played at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

Fremont ... [more]

Red-hot CWC opens Region IX v-ball tournament

Nov 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustlers have won five of their last six matches.

The quest for a Region IX volleyball title started for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers ... [more]


Nov 6, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths

Funeral services for Don C. Anderson, 87, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Davis Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Rader of the ... [more]

That's Venus to the west in earlier darkness

Nov 6, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  The twice yearly resetting of our time pieces has occurred again, and we get a few more minutes of daylight in the early morning and less evening sunlight. The ... [more]

Problem with 'drunken vagrants' is not what 'label' we give them

Nov 6, 2013 - Belle Bransky, Riverton:  Editor:
Oh, for heaven's sake, Ron Howard is trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. All right, I apologize for using the term "path rangers" in ... [more]

Still cheering

Nov 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Robert A. Peck Arts Center marks its 30th birthday in style

Longtime Central Wyoming College music professor Bob Hussa did a good and interesting ... [more]


Nov 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man pleads guilty to ATM thefts
BOISE, Idaho -- A Las Vegas man targeted at least 21 ATMs in Wyoming and other western states as part of a crime spree ... [more]

Coal gas plant to receive state review

Nov 6, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An Australian company's plans to experiment in Wyoming with turning coal into gas without removing the coal from the ground are headed before a ... [more]