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Resurfacing UW field previews eventual RHS task

Jul 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Nothing lasts forever.
It seems like just yesterday that the natural grass at War Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of Wyoming was replaced by ... [more]

Osborne is big winner at Pioneer Days Rodeo

Jul 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Zac Osborne cashed the biggest paycheck Thursday after he won the bull riding event at the Lander Pioneer Days Rodeo.
Osborne posted a score of 73 to win ... [more]

University of Wyoming golfer wins the state amateur in Riverton

Jul 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  University of Wyoming golfer Eddie Stewart won the 91st Wyoming Amateur Championship Sunday afternoon by two strokes at the Riverton Country Club.
Stewart ... [more]

Climbers Festival opens Wednesday in Lander

Jul 9, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The 20th annual International Climbers Festival, the longest-running climbing festival in the world, returns July 10-14 in Lander.
This year's festival ... [more]

Grizzly activity leads to tent ban in Brooks Lake areas

Jul 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Shoshone National Forest officials have temporarily banned soft-sided tents at campgrounds near Brooks Lake in far western Fremont County.
The reason is more ... [more]

Yellowstone cautions against expanding wolf hunting, trapping outside the park

Jul 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wolves regularly cross from the hunting-free safe haven of yellowstone into Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, but Monday's discussion centered on wolves in ... [more]

Today

Jul 9, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ARGUELLO

Audrey Arguello, 49, of Riverton, died Monday, July 8, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Farm bill failure puts conservation funds in doubt for county

Jul 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The failure of the Federal Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act could delay the availability of funds for conservation projects in Fremont County.
The ... [more]

Man may get five to seven years in Riverton stabbing

Jul 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Fort Washakie man who stabbed a Riverton woman in February should face five to seven years in prison after a judge accepted his plea agreement. In the deal, ... [more]

Timothy 'Tim' Forbis

Jul 9, 2013 - Staff:  Timothy "Tim" Forbis, of Riverton, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at his home. He was 63 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial ... [more]

Congress divided on aid to pressure Egypt

Jul 9, 2013 - By Bradley Klapper, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- While the Obama administration throws its support behind Egypt's military, some members of Congress are looking at withholding some or all of ... [more]

Missing deer mount located after tip

Jul 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton police think they have solved a 3-year-old mystery of a stolen mule deer mount with the help of a tipster. The Colorado man accused of the theft was ... [more]

Digest

Jul 9, 2013 - Staff:  State waits on NCLB waiver
Wyoming is pushing back by a year its request for a waiver from federal education requirements.
Under the federal No Child ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Triple digits
We have hot summers in Fremont County, but it's rare that the temperature reaches 100 degrees. If that is going to happen in 2013, the ... [more]

Senate OKs Wyoming AG Phillips as new federal judge

Jul 9, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously confirmed Wyoming Attorney General Greg Phillips to serve as a judge on a federal appeals court in Denver.
All 88 ... [more]

Constitutional amendment can fix surveillance abuses in U.S.

Jul 9, 2013 - Mike Lieberman, General Santos City, Philippines:  Editor:
No, Mr. Obama, I do not trust the checks and balances in the federal government to abstain from abusing a 'surveillance' database treasure trove. And ... [more]

Museum Day to feature carnival and live music

Jul 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  A children's carnival, historic cabin tours, a quick draw and silent auction, live entertainment, crafts, demonstrations and good food are the highlights of ... [more]

Burn scars pose a flash flood danger

Jul 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  The effects of the busy 2012 fire season could still be felt across western and central Wyoming this summer.
In Fremont County, the Alpine Lake Fire ... [more]

Dorothy M. Olmstead

Jul 8, 2013 - Staff:  Dorothy M. Olmstead, a longtime Lander resident, died Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Yukon, Okla. She was 83 years old.
Private services will be held.
Dorothy ... [more]

Shakespeare company giving weekly performances in Lander

Jul 8, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Shakespeare Company, which is based in Lander, will perform "The Merchant of Venice" this summer in the county and throughout the state.
"The ... [more]

Sally Davis Rowe Kaufman

Jul 8, 2013 - Staff:  Sally Davis Rowe Kaufman died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, of cancer complications at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton. She was 70 years old.
A celebration ... [more]

Herman Wallace St. Clair

Jul 8, 2013 - Staff:  Herman Wallace St. Clair died Friday, July 5, 2013. He was 32 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Rocky ... [more]

Harold 'Woody' Woodward

Jul 8, 2013 - Staff:  Harold "Woody" Woodward, of Lander, died Monday, July 1, 2013. He was 79 years old.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 15, at the Church of ... [more]

Laramie runner posts top time in annual Lander Half Marathon

Jul 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Laramie distance runner Levin Zars won his first Lander Half Marathon title Thursday morning in a time of 1:28.10.
Riverton's Scott Groenke finished second ... [more]

Waxler grabs 36-hole lead in state amateur tourney

Jul 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The former Riverton High School golfer stands 5 under par with one round to go.

Riverton golfer Zach Waxler has built a two-stroke lead after the ... [more]

Sternberg, new UW president, says he'll take 'anti-ivory tower' approach

Jul 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The new president at the University of Wyoming may have gone to Yale University as an undergraduate and later taught there as a professor, but says ... [more]

Rancher who was attacked by grizzly bear out of hospital

Jul 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A Park County rancher seriously injured in a grizzly bear attack believes the sow was simply trying to protect her cubs and could have killed him if ... [more]

District 25 bids farewell to McKinnon; late budget details being wrapped up

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton school board chairman Mark Stone recognized the retirement of assistant superintendent Dr. Kim McKinnon during the board's regular meeting June ... [more]

Illness encroached, but never hopelessness

Jul 7, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Gene Franklin was a fine friend and finer example to me and many others.

Proverbs 20:29 tells us that the glory of young men is their strength, and ... [more]

A whiff of hypocrisy on Cayman Islands

Jul 7, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Are offshore investments only evil when Republicans make them and somehow insignificant when they enrich Democrats?

Barack Obama has never minced ... [more]