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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Enrolled Act 37 ought to be repealed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]

Riverton second at state LL

Jul 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody ended Riverton's dream of winning a state Little League baseball championship Saturday for with a 13-11 win in the 11- and 12-year-old title game in ... [more]

Thanks for changing the fair parade back to the morning

Jul 28, 2013 - Cindy Aaron, Riverton:  Editor:
I just want to say how happy I am, and a lot of people I know as well, that the Fremont County fair parade was moved back to the morning.
It is so ... [more]

Three taken, leaving us behind

Jul 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  These are the kind of occasions that leaves us to ponder the imponderable.

Near the end of Kurt Vonnegut's novel "Cat's Cradle," a dialogue takes ... [more]

Republicans had best not get cocky

Jul 28, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  "The past is never dead," wrote Faulkner. "It's not even past."

Republicans who have not won a majority of the vote in a U.S. presidential election ... [more]

Our showcase

Jul 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Powered by people, the old fairgrounds come to life again

Far more than animals, arts and crafts, and produce are on display this week at the Fremont ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jul 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man gets probation for sword attack
POWELL -- A 23-year-old Powell man accused of using a Japanese-style sword to attack his roommate during an ... [more]

DA charges man in bar shooting

Jul 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Prosecutors have charged a 21-year-old man with murder and other crimes in connection with the shooting death of another man outside a bar in ... [more]

Frontier Days rodeo-goers get peek at action behind the chutes

Jul 28, 2013 - By Becky Orr, McClatchy Newspapers:  A huge crowd headed out from the Old West Museum to get an up-close and personal look at the workings of the rodeo.
About 270 people took part in a one-mile ... [more]

Sierra Club sues feds over shale development

Jul 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The action includes Wyoming and two other shale states.

SALT LAKE CITY -- The federal government is being sued for opening up parts of the Rocky ... [more]

Raymond A. Fortuna

Jul 28, 2013 - Staff:  Raymond Anthony Fortuna was born Nov. 28, 1934, in Rock Springs and died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in Riverton.
He graduated from Reliance High School in 1953 ... [more]

Bernard Thomas Sinclair

Jul 28, 2013 - Staff:  B. "Tom" Sinclair of Lander died Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Lander Regional Medical Center of natural causes. 
He was 88 years old.
A celebration of life was ... [more]

DaJuana Crichton

Jul 28, 2013 - Staff:  DaJuana Crichton of Riverton died at Riverton Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. She was 55 years old.
Cremation has taken place, as were her ... [more]

The way it was: Rodeo queens -- 1945

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The closest thing to the Fremont County Fair in 1945 was the summertime pro rodeo in Riverton, reflecting an interruption in traditional fair activities ... [more]

Digest

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Chip sealing begins on U.S. 26/287
Chip sealing of more than 22 miles of U.S. 26/287 between Dubois and Diversion Dam was scheduled to begin ... [more]

Volunteers to drink alcohol, drive simulator in 'Wet Lab' experiment

Jul 28, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  In an effort to raise awareness about the effects of drinking and driving, Injury Prevention Resources will host a large-scale, public "Wet Lab" from 9 a.m. to ... [more]