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Apr 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Spring storms boost snowpack
CHEYENNE -- Spring snowstorms during the past two weeks have boosted Wyoming's mountain snowpack to near normal levels, ... [more]

Storm kills bees headed to Nebraska

Apr 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Nebraska bee supplier says millions of honeybees headed for Nebraska and other states have died during a Wyoming snowstorm.
Jane and Warren ... [more]

I-80 still closed Friday, but treacherous I-25 open again

Apr 19, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Blowing snow is keeping a stretch of Interstate 80 closed in southern Wyoming.
Eastbound lanes of I-80 were closed Friday between Rawlins and ... [more]

October trial set for man accused of abducting child

Apr 19, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A Montana man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a girl from Cody is scheduled to go on trial in October.
Jesse P. Speer, who previously ... [more]

Banker survey points to more economic growth

Apr 19, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  A monthly survey of bankers from Wyoming and other states says strong agriculture income continues to boost the economy in rural areas of 10 Midwest and ... [more]

'Penny Power' sign suggested to highlight 1-percent tax jobs

Apr 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A political action committee member is asking the county and its cities to consider posting the sign alongside its projects.

Kyle Lehto, a member of ... [more]

CWC troubled by rising loan default rate

Apr 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College officials say loan default rates for local students are going in the "wrong direction."
Administrators this month said CWC's two-year ... [more]

Odd weather last year cost county its No. 1 hay spot

Apr 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County last year produced only two-thirds of the hay it did in 2011, dropping the county out of its typical position as the No. 1 alfalfa-producing ... [more]

RHS to play Rock Springs in conference matches Friday

Apr 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Before the postponement of Riverton's high school soccer matches with cross-county rival Lander, Wolverine boys head coach Erly Cornejo said it would be ... [more]

CWC says it has resolved athletic eligibility issues

Apr 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In October, the National Junior College Athletic Association notified the school that two of its volleyball players had previously played professionally. ... [more]

Vogel pursuing rodeo full-time this spring

Apr 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Josee Vogel has decided to become a full-time cowgirl this spring.
Vogel, a junior at Wind River High School, is coming off a solid performance in a rodeo ... [more]

Today

Apr 18, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SHAKESPEARE

A son was born to Jordan and Carlo Shakespeare of Lander at 1:07 p.m. March 30, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Norma Jean Bappe

Apr 18, 2013 - Staff:  Norma Jean Bappe died Monday, April 15, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 78 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Stanford Lyle Salway Jr.

Apr 18, 2013 - Staff:  Stanford Lyle Salway Jr. died Monday, April 15, 2013, at Lander Valley Medical Center. He was 55 years old.
A wake and rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, April ... [more]

Peabody posts first quarter loss, outlook upbeat

Apr 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ST. LOUIS -- Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp. said Thursday that it posted a loss for the first three months of the year on lower U.S. shipments and prices for ... [more]

Businesses welcome to use official Steamboat symbol

Apr 18, 2013 - By Greg Jordan, WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz:  Question-- "I see the Steamboat symbol on all sorts of products around the state. Can I put it on my merchandise for sale?"
-- Robert, ... [more]

Hi Mountain Seasonings breaks ground on new lot

Apr 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Hans and Kimberly Hummel, the owners of Hi Mountain Seasonings, said they have broken ground in a new lot adjacent to their current headquarters to build a new ... [more]

Lincoln School demolition seems 'fiscally irresponsible'

Apr 18, 2013 - Phil and Marilyn Lavoie, Riverton:  Editor:
In reference to your editorial on the Lincoln School demolition in Friday's paper. We couldn't agree with you more.
Firstly we believe that it is ... [more]

In Boston, one act of terrorism, millions of acts of humanity

Apr 18, 2013 - By The Baltimore Sun:  An 8-year-old boy was among the three people killed and at least 176 people injured, many severely, by a pair of explosions near the finish line of the Boston ... [more]

Back to the basics may be best

Apr 18, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  There are rewards for living many years.
One of them is the experience you gain. If you can remember it, you'll eventually find an opportunity to toss it ... [more]

The Age of Aquarius

Apr 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  'Hair' was a sensation in 1967, and it remains unique in 2013

That the hippie musical "Hair," which begins its second and final three-day run at ... [more]

Storm woes range from sinkhole to twisters

Apr 18, 2013 - By Jason Keyser, The Associated Press:  ST. LOUIS -- Middle America was overwhelmed by weather Thursday, with snow in the north, tornadoes in the Plains, and torrential rains that caused floods and ... [more]

Digest

Apr 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  All interstates reopen in Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- All interstate highways in Wyoming have reopened in the wake of a spring snowstorm that closed hundreds ... [more]

Milestone reached in park snow plowing

Apr 18, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A public-private effort to plow roads in Yellowstone National Park and open up two of the park's entrances on time this spring despite federal ... [more]

Home of former sheriff destroyed in weekend fire

Apr 18, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Investigators have determined a pellet stove started the fire that destroyed the home of former Fremont County Sheriff Tim McKinney this weekend south of ... [more]

Vehicle window 'shot out' in random incident

Apr 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating what appears to be a "random and dangerous criminal act" that took place just after midnight Thursday near ... [more]

Riverton student body shoots music video for online contest

Apr 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students dropped their books Wednesday morning and jumped into action to be part of a music video and possibly win up to $10,000 for the ... [more]

State giving extra $20 million to local governments

Apr 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County and its municipalities are brainstorming ways to use an extra $20 million the Wyoming Legislature allocated for local governments.
Wyoming was ... [more]

Five Fremont County players selected to be in Wyoming-Montana annual basketball series

Apr 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Seth Quayle, Xavier Webb and Kade Salisbury of Riverton High School have been selected to play for the Wyoming basketball all-stars against Montana's all-star ... [more]

Another strong showing for Riverton USA wrestlers

Apr 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton USA wrestling club secured enough points to win its home tournament Sunday at Wolverine Gym.
In the two-day bracket, Riverton rolled up 224.5 ... [more]