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Oct 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Rare weather
No records could be kept on this sort of thing, but we venture to say on this Tuesday that rarely, perhaps never, in the history of ... [more]


Oct 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Power still out in some places
CHEYENNE -- Some people are still without power following last week's winter storm in northeast Wyoming.
Powder River ... [more]

Conservation stamp contest starts Jan. 1

Oct 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will take entries for its next conservation stamp art competition starting Jan. 1.
This is the 31st annual ... [more]

Bulldozer goes over 160-foot coal mine wall, killing the operator

Oct 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Operations at the Jim Bridger Mine have stopped while the accident is investigated.

ROCK SPRINGS -- An accident involving a bulldozer that plunged off ... [more]

Stranded men OK after rescue on mountain

Oct 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  Search and Rescue crews were dispatched to Green Mountain on Saturday to retrieve two Rawlins men who had been stranded due to snow.
Officials said several ... [more]

Sex offender's probation is rescinded

Oct 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After admitting to having sex with two teenage boys, a 32-year-old Riverton woman in March 2012 was given a sentence that gave her a chance to reform herself ... [more]

Study: Few consequences for misuse of tribal funds

Oct 8, 2013 - By Justin Pritchard and P. Solomon Banda The Associated Pres:  Federal agencies questioned millions more dollars the Northern Arapaho government spent, but decided not to try to recover any of the money -- and even ... [more]

Uden arrives in county; bond denied by judge

Oct 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man accused of killing his ex-wife and his adopted children near Pavillion 33 years ago is being held without bail in the Fremont County Detention Center ... [more]

Forrest Harris

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Forrest "Gus" Harris, formerly of Pavillion, died of a heart attack Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. He was 55 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, ... [more]

Ronald James Rudy

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Ronald James Rudy died following a lengthy illness with his family by his side Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Castle Rock Convalescent Center in Green River. He ... [more]

Francene Michelle Bearing

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Francene Michelle Bearing, of Commerce City, Colo., died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. She was 51 years old.
Services were Thursday, Oct. 3, in Denver, and burial ... [more]

Chelsea R. Kesselheim

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Chelsea R. Kesselheim, of Lander, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at home.
Services will be at a later date.
Chelsea Robbins Kesselheim was born in 1927 in ... [more]

Beverly Jo DeVries

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Beverly Jo DeVries, of Atlantic City, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at home.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, in the St. Andrew's ... [more]

Donald R. Armstrong

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Donald R. Armstrong, formerly of Fremont County, died after a fall Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was 88 years old.
No services are ... [more]

There are no PACs for the poor have no PACs

Oct 6, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Among the citizens who qualified for food-stamp assistance last year were 5,000 Americans serving on active duty in the U.S. military defending their ... [more]

Only the ignorant cast history aside

Oct 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Bulletin: We aren't the first people to have walked the Earth.

It's a natural to assume you're the first person to ever experience something. It's a ... [more]

Entrepreneur course was useful to young generation

Oct 6, 2013 - John Enos, Fort Washakie:  Editor:
This is a letter of recognition to Shoshone Higher Education, Harmony Spoonhunter, Rory Robinson and staff Rosa Burnett and Randy Nagitsy. Through ... [more]

The wide array

Oct 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Three decades of Student of the Week

Student of the Week is about to begin its fourth decade.
On page B-6 of today's edition, you'll find the second ... [more]

Wyoming PBS to host topic on sports injuries

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming PBS will be airing a block of national and local programming Tuesday, October 8, beginning at 7 p.m. on the subject of sports and brain injuries.
 The ... [more]

Eagles much more competitive, but still fall 44-24 to Farson-Eden

Oct 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It's a game that almost wasn't.
Thursday's and Friday's winter storm closed South Pass and blocked the Farson-Eden Pronghorns from crossing over from ... [more]

Bouncing back from only loss, Rams throttle Ten Sleep

Oct 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Lopsided scores are common with the limited enrollments of schools playing 6-man football. Dubois had the run of the field Saturday afternoon in Washakie ... [more]

Weather, illness slow down Lander's cross country team for week

Oct 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The final stages are here for the Lander Tigers cross country season.
Mother Nature has played a big role recently, with rainy and snowy conditions greeting ... [more]

Up 2-0, Lady Wolverines let Evanston v-ball match slip

Oct 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team started quickly Saturday on the road, winning the first two sets, but fell to Evanston 3-2 (23-25, 16-25, 25-22, ... [more]

No. 2 Douglas trounces the Lander Tigers 48-0

Oct 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Douglas kept its perfect football season in line with a 48-0 victory over the Lander Tigers Saturday afternoon in Converse County.
The game was first planned ... [more]

Wolverines gut it out vs. Buffalo

Oct 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After waiting a day's postponement because of snowy weather, the game started nearly two hours late in Buffalo when officials didn't arrive on ... [more]

New year, new coach for Rustler basketball

Oct 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  New coach Pat Rafferty has the basketball bouncing for the Central Wyoming College men's program.
The first day of practice for the 2013-14 basketball ... [more]


Oct 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Storm leaves state, slaps neighbors
PIERRE, S.D. -- In the span of 24 hours, the scenic Black Hills in South Dakota were coated in up to three and a ... [more]

Mead says 233 state employees face furlough amid fed shutdown

Oct 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says the federal shutdown is forcing the state to place 233 state employees on furlough starting Monday.
Wyoming has 9,867 ... [more]

Sex assaults, substance crimes down this year on university campus

Oct 6, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming is reporting a drop in the number of rapes for the second straight year, while campus police dealt with fewer alcohol and ... [more]

UW to help veterans impacted by shutdown

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  More than 400 veterans are students at the university, and the Office of Student Financial Aid and the Veterans Services Center help connect them with a ... [more]