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Hazel I. Buchmeier

Jun 18, 2013 - Staff:  Hazel I. Buchmeier died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at home surrounded by family after a short illness. She was 90 years old.
Visitation was Tuesday, June 18, in ... [more]

Boston bomber shouldn't have right to stand trial in court

Jun 18, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
After watching and listening to everything that has been happening concerning the bombing in Boston and then the search to find the people ... [more]

More secrets all the time

Jun 18, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  Who exactly is the enemy in the continuing U.S. war against terrorism?
In some cases, the answer is: It's a secret.
When the United States began its war ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our lovely month
"It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses."
The ... [more]

Digest

Jun 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Gun accessories maker seeks grant
LARAMIE -- A Colorado company that makes gun sights and other firearms accessories is seeking a $2.5 million grant ... [more]

Fire danger creeps higher statewide

Jun 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The likelihood of large wildfires is increasing in Wyoming with the dry weather much of the state has seen over the past month or so.
The U.S. ... [more]

Steady increase seen in use of English language program

Jun 18, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Most of the increase is attributed to better screening practices in identifying students needing the program.

CHEYENNE -- The number of K-12 students ... [more]

Cheyenne VA hospital named to register of historic places

Jun 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Veterans Affairs hospital in Cheyenne has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The VA Medical Center is nearly 80 years ... [more]

Six-year-old girl killed in accident while riding horse

Jun 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 6-year-old girl died Saturday in Riverton when the horse she was riding fell on her, officials said.
Cassidy Cooper, 6, of Cheyenne, reportedly was in ... [more]

Tribal trash site deal extended following closed-door session

Jun 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Experts in Wyoming's open meetings law questioned the legality of the session.

A closed-door meeting between the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal ... [more]

Eaton attorneys try new line in death-sentence appeal

Jun 18, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident is Wyoming's lone death-row inmate.

A federal judge on Monday approved more testing for Dale Wayne Eaton, the former ... [more]

Tribute, concert Wednesday for Griffin

Jun 18, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  A tribute to fallen U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin, featuring live music by the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, ... [more]

Authorities probing whether fatal auto wreck was deliberate

Jun 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Official reports state Michelle Caines, 43, of Lander, attempted to avoid last week's traffic accident that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Wisconsin ... [more]

Today

Jun 18, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ALANIZ

June Alaniz, 82, died Wednesday, June 12, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton. A parish vigil will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at ... [more]

Hance fourth at national rodeo

Jun 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Central Wyoming College Rustler cowgirl already had won the Central Rocky Mountain Regional title.

Shaylee Hance placed fourth in goat tying ... [more]

June Alaniz

Jun 18, 2013 - Staff:  June Alaniz died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton. She was 82 years old.
A parish vigil will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at ... [more]

Hundreds attend Wyoming State Gem Show in Riverton

Jun 17, 2013 - Staff:  Hundreds attended the Wyoming State Gem Show at the Fremont County Fairgrounds on Saturday. Above, Cindy Phillip of Riverton was unfazed by the triceratops ... [more]

Raiders go 1-2 on day one of tournament in Green River

Jun 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders snapped a four-game American Legion baseball losing streak Saturday afternoon with a 17-2 win over the Green River junior varsity team in ... [more]

Lander fastpitch girls drop three in Riverton tourney

Jun 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander is learning the ropes this weekend in Riverton at the U.S. Energy fastpitch softball tournament in the Under-14 division.
The Lander Eclipse dropped a ... [more]

Riverton splits first two on softball field

Jun 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The U18 girls have a shot at the tournament semifinals on Sunday.

Two games against two different Gillette fastpitch teams resulted in a 1-1 record ... [more]

CWC looking to add more sports; feasibility study set

Jun 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College is looking to add to its lineup of team sports.
Steve Barlow, assistant dean of students/athletic director at CWC, announced Friday ... [more]

Lee Wickstrom

Jun 17, 2013 - Staff:  Lee Worth Wickstrom, a lifelong Fremont County resident, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie. He was 95 years old.
Funeral ... [more]

Traveling old U.S. Highway 20

Jun 17, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  At every stop, I met someone I already knew as a Wind River athlete and parent or as a Shoshoni coach.

My first homecoming game as a football coach ... [more]

Beware the leader without frank friends

Jun 17, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Consider a letter to Lyndon Johnson from a friend who had the nerve to tell him the truth.

The late Rep. Morris K. "Mo" Udall, D-Ariz., a gentle ... [more]

Giving financial assistance to an airline is not an 'outrageous idea'

Jun 17, 2013 - Ken Prentice, Riverton:  Editor:
I have some thoughts about the idea of city or county government paying Great Lakes Airlines or another airline to provide better service at our ... [more]

About your dad

Jun 17, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fathers Day is a good time to learn more, so ask him

Fathers Day brings to mind the the teenage visitor to the newsroom a few years back who revealed ... [more]

The way it was: Thyra (1919-2013)

Jun 17, 2013 - Staff:  The friendly demeanor might not signal it, but pictured here is the most unstoppable statewide political candidate in Wyoming history.
This was Secretary of ... [more]

Shoshone Indian Days to begin Friday

Jun 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Powwows, craft and food vendors, and a three-day rodeo will highlight this year's Eastern Shoshone Indian Days and Rodeo Celebration.
The festivities begin ... [more]

Weather service stresses lightning safety

Jun 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  The warnings target men specifically because males comprise 80 percent of lightning victims.

Summer draws thousands of outdoor enthusiasts to the ... [more]

Fast and Furriest fundraiser returns

Jun 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The second annual Fast and Furriest 5k/1k walk and run will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center parking lot at Central Wyoming ... [more]