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Stanley G. Wilson

Jun 11, 2013 - Staff:  Stanley G. Wilson died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Indianapolis with his wife and son at his bedside following complications after a liver transplant. He was ... [more]

Geraldine L. 'Gerry' Vermillion

Jun 11, 2013 - Staff:  Geraldine L. "Gerry" Vermillion, of Riverton, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at her home. She was 95 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, ... [more]

Russell T. Caldwell

Jun 11, 2013 - Staff:  Russell T. Caldwell died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was 53 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will ... [more]

Feds now support morning-after pills for girls of any age

Jun 11, 2013 - By Tom Hays, The Associated Press:  The move by the Obama administration complies with the order of a U.S. District judge.

NEW YORK -- After setting off a storm of criticism from ... [more]

Study: Rules limiting insurance company expenses saving consumers billions a year

Jun 11, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  New federal rules limiting how much insurance companies can spend on administration and profit are saving consumers more than $2 billion a year, according to a ... [more]

Tea party voters are as fired up as ever

Jun 11, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  Their solution to the Republican Party's electoral challenges is to swing further right, not toward the center.

The "tea party" is back and is ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The one and only
Yes, it happened. Summer weather finally has arrived in the Wind River Basin.
It took some doing -- and true summer doesn't arrive for ... [more]

Digest

Jun 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Odd suit filed in Earhart case
CHEYENNE -- A Delaware aircraft preservation group denies a Wyoming man's claim that it found pioneering aviator Amelia ... [more]

Teton County mourns death of two teens

Jun 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Teton County residents are mourning the deaths of two teenagers in two days.
Seventeen-year-old Sydney Judge, who just finished her junior year at ... [more]

Study says Yellowstone wolves do not harm elk pregnancy

Jun 11, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wolves don't appear to startle female elk that range east of Yellowstone National Park sufficiently or frequently enough during the winter to cause ... [more]

Hill says she'll cut staff further

Jun 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is offering to return more than $100,000 in funding to the Wyoming Department of Education.
Hill said ... [more]

New record high in Riverton; Lander ties 95-year-old mark

Jun 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  A record-setting heatwave baked Fremont County on Monday, with only slight relief in the forecast over the next few days.
Riverton's official temperature ... [more]

Recreation board asks for $250,000 in Green Mountain renovation

Jun 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A $250,000 loan to renovate the Green Mountain park area by this fall was the biggest item in the Fremont County Recreation Board's financial request to the ... [more]

Details slim in stabbing death on reservation

Jun 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials said one person is in custody in connection with a possible homicide that took place Sunday morning at a home on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Superintendent pitches plan for auditorium to state commission

Jun 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Building an auditorium for Riverton High School is long overdue in the eyes of School District 25 leaders.
Fremont County School District 25 superintendent ... [more]

Tractors converge in Shoshoni for annual show

Jun 9, 2013 - Staff:  Tractors from around Wyoming converged on Shoshoni for the 18th annual Don Layton Memorial Tractor Show. Above, Lander's Bob McClelland oiled the 1913 Case ... [more]

Riverton rallies past Douglas in final inning

Jun 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rawlins Generals scored four times in the top of the sixth inning to edge the Riverton Raiders 5-2 in the opener of the Roy Peck Memorial Wood Bat ... [more]

NBA player highlights basketball clinic for county youth

Jun 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Bryan Sinclair was blown away Wednesday afternoon when Utah Jazz forward Jeremy Evans called him by name.
This was the third year the 10-year-old Sinclair ... [more]

A pretty good situation

Jun 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  New RHS grid coach Patterson hires staff, takes Wolverines to camp in South Dakota

To say that new Riverton Wolverine football coach Pat Patterson's ... [more]

Three Rustlers in Casper

Jun 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Colton Miller, Blaine Mathews and Shaylee Hance qualified from Central Wyoming College.

Central Wyoming College cowboy Colton Miller has experience ... [more]

Webb named Mr. Basketball

Jun 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The RHS star was high man in state's all-star loss to Montana.

Xavier Webb of Riverton High School was named Mr. Wyoming Basketball Friday night in ... [more]

Mead mulling lottery board members

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says he's still going over names of people to serve on the board that will bring the lottery to Wyoming.
Mead must appoint a ... [more]

State runoff below average but better than 2012

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's expected runoff remains below normal, but better than what the state saw last year at this time.
In its final report on Wyoming's ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cheney to compete in antelope hunt
LANDER -- Dick Cheney will be shooting for Wyoming in an antelope hunt that's co-hosted by the governors of Colorado ... [more]

Police say driver who hit Starbucks had blacked out

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- A driver who crashed into a Sheridan Starbucks, demolishing a corner of the building, said he began to lose consciousness and lost control of his ... [more]

Only one next-gen tanker flying

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The other six planes have yet to be certified, a process that can take as much as two months.

CHEYENNE -- As fire season heats up, the U.S. Forest ... [more]

Marieta 'Rita' Brown

Jun 9, 2013 - Staff:  Marieta "Rita" Brown, of Lander, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 50 years old.
A funeral mass was at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Joe Lasley

Jun 9, 2013 - Staff:  Joe Lasley died Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Phoenix, where he moved in June 2012 to be close to his son and daughter.
A celebration of life service will be at ... [more]

Zachary D. Copenhaver

Jun 9, 2013 - Staff:  Zachary D. Copenhaver, of San Tan Valley, Ariz., died Saturday, May 4, 2013. He was 31 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service was ... [more]

Spencer Dolan

Jun 9, 2013 - Staff:  Spencer "Spence" Dolan, of Lander, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at his home. He was 52 years old.
Per his family's request, cremation has taken place, and ... [more]