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Lander Library launching summer reading program with Friday party

May 22, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Lander Library will host its third annual parking lot party from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Lander Library, 451 N. Second St., Lander.
The parking ... [more]

Group to give demos on uses of stone tools

May 22, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Fort Thompson Green Blanket Map-In will provide the public with opportunities to learn about and participate in the creation and use of stone tools. The ... [more]

500 and counting: Riverton man will swim laps all year for MSAA

May 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Since he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009, Jacob Bailey, 26, of Riverton, said he has been learning how to take things a little slower.
"That's ... [more]

Empty lot downtown could, should be put to good use

May 22, 2013 - Andrea Danzig, Riverton:  Editor:
I do agree that the vacant property at the Fifth and Main intersection in downtown Riverton shouldn't just be left to whatever and who ever wants to ... [more]

Deep South key test for Medicaid expansion

May 22, 2013 - By Tony Pugh, MCT Washington Bureau:  While only one in three people in the region has a favorable view of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in general, many more support some of ... [more]

Moore, Okla.

May 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Remember what is important, and do what you can to help when needed

Rarely has the nation seen worse devastation of a community than that visited ... [more]

Digest

May 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teen pregnancy rate declines in state
LARAMIE -- Wyoming's teen birthrate dropped by nearly 15 percent between 2007 and 2012, but officials are unclear ... [more]

Court will allow helicopter to shoo bison back into park

May 22, 2013 - By Matt Volz, The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- A federal appeals court denied a request to block the use of a helicopter to haze wild bison as officials in southwestern Montana wrapped up ... [more]

Deadline next week for sigs on 'Hill Bill' repeal petition

May 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An effort to refer a new Wyoming law to a statewide vote has one week left to collect the required signatures.
The Wyoming Constitution Party is ... [more]

Lawsuits on Bucklin crash go to mediation

May 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Lawyers are planning mediation sessions to try to resolve two federal lawsuits stemming from a 2010 plane crash in the Wind River Mountains that killed a ... [more]

Social service entities hold close to current line in county funding requests

May 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Outside requests for funding from the Fremont County Commission were generally the same or slightly higher this year, with area social service agencies citing ... [more]

Three in field to fill school board vacancy; other staff moves set

May 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees is seeking a new member after the resignation this year of former trustee Greg Ashdown.
Ashdown was ... [more]

Murder suspect held on $500,000 bond in death of Shoshoni man

May 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Details have emerged in the case of Shey Bruce, 45, of Shoshoni, the alleged killer of Charles Darrell Laster, 65, also of Shoshoni.
The preliminary hearing ... [more]

Patterson offered RHS head football coaching position

May 22, 2013 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Pat Patterson, a teacher and football coach at American Falls High School in Idaho, has been offered the position of head football coach and science teacher at ... [more]

SHS seniors graduate

May 21, 2013 - Staff:  Shoshoni High School graduating seniors lined up outside the school's gym as they waited for the processional to start Sunday. Twenty students graduated during ... [more]

Four Wolverines make all-state soccer

May 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Riverton Wolverines have been voted to the Class 4-A all-state soccer list announced Monday.
Michael Jones, Kade Salisbury, Caleb Ogg and Tristan ... [more]

This isn't Grandma's kind of croquet game

May 21, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The description of the challenge sounds alluring: "an addictive game of skill and strategy" that is played on an outdoor and level lawn, not unlike a golf ... [more]

Today

May 21, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CARPER

Alice Irene Hawks Carper, 89, of Lander, died Wednesday, March 6. A private graveside service was Friday, May 17, at Mount Hope Cemetery ... [more]

Walter B. Rogers Sr.

May 21, 2013 - Staff:  Walter B. Rogers Sr. died quietly at his home Saturday, May 18, 2013. He was 92 years old.
There will be a viewing 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at ... [more]

Let's impeach Obama before it is too late

May 21, 2013 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
People, let's impeach Obama before it's too late.
Obama messed up the first term and did nothing but spend our money, and he will make it worse in ... [more]

Springtime at the Rockies doubleheader

May 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Suppose you were me. I know, I know -- that's a tantalizing prospect for just about everyone, so let me narrow the parameters of the supposition.
Let's say ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring soaker
What's the best answer to lingering concerns about summer drought? A day and a half of rain, that's what. The moisture that fell gently ... [more]

Digest

May 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man stabbed to death in Laramie
LARAMIE -- The Laramie Police Department is investigating the stabbing death of a 44-year-old man.
Police say Paul A. ... [more]

Famous bear emerges with new cubs

May 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- One of the best-known grizzly bears in Grand Teton National Park has emerged from her den with three new cubs.
This is the third year that Grizzly ... [more]

Second fire at power plant in a week

May 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WHEATLAND -- One worker was hospitalized and two others treated and released after a second fire in a week at the same power plant.
The fire early Sunday ... [more]

County OKs restaurant's bid for beer license

May 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Burris Roadhouse and Trading Company sits within the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

The Burris Roadhouse and Trading Company ... [more]

Game and Fish mulls lowering wolf harvest quotas in Dubois area

May 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish proposes to lower the gray wolf harvest quota for the hunt area around Dubois to three animals from the five allowed in 2012. The hunt ... [more]

Shoshoni man in custody on $500,000 bond

May 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Shey Bruce has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Charles Darrell Laster.

Shey Bruce, 45, of Shoshoni, remained in custody ... [more]

Officials find missing man's body in canal

May 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Curtis LeClair was reported missing more than a week ago.

Officials have recovered the body of Curtis LeClair, 62, of Ethete, who was reported ... [more]

St. Stephens students graduate

May 20, 2013 - Staff:  St. Stephen's High School valedictorian and student of the year Shayni Fontenelle spoke to her eight graduating classmates during commencement ceremonies in ... [more]