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Big returns likely to ease budget concerns

May 17, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead's office says the latest Wyoming revenue figures continue to support his position that the state probably won't have to cut agency ... [more]

Officials request public's help in finding missing Ethete man

May 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Sheriff Skip Hornecker called the ongoing search for Curt LeClair, 62, of Ethete, an "open criminal investigation" in a press release Friday.
He enlisted the ... [more]

Digest

May 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fugitive fought before arrest
LARAMIE -- One of Kentucky's most wanted fugitives ran and fought with officers before being arrested in ... [more]

Library systems director resigns 'unexpectedly'

May 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  County officials say they were surprised by the announcement.

Fremont County Library System director Matt Nojonen is resigning effective May 31. His ... [more]

What Nixon knew

May 17, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  IRS impropriety is a serious matter, but be careful in wishing it becomes something bigger

In the 1995 Oliver Stone movie "Nixon," one scene shows ... [more]

RHS students take part in Spring Fling

May 16, 2013 - Staff:  Senior Chris Holcomb, far left, was able to stay on his feet when a large group of his classmates charged the water and soap tarp during the Spring Fling on ... [more]

County competes at state track and field

May 16, 2013 - Staff:  Shoshoni junior Lawry Johnson, above right, led Wyoming Indian senior Alvin Spoonhunter early in the Class 2-A 3,200-meter run Thursday at the Wyoming state ... [more]

Top-seeded Laramie overpowers Wolverine girls 7-0 at state soccer

May 16, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Lady Wolverines, the fourth seed from the Class 4-A West, fall to consolation play and battle the loser of the Casper Natrona vs. Cheyenne Central ... [more]

Thermopolis golfer wins Open qualifier at Riverton CC

May 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Brant Kummerfeld took advantage of his familiarity with the Riverton Country Club on Wednesday, winning a U.S. Open qualifying round with a four-under par 68. ... [more]

Tiger girls grab overtime win to begin state soccer

May 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  JACKSON -- Goalkeeper Ashlynn Schamber saved three shootout kicks Thursday for the Lander Valley High School Tigers, and her teammates blasted three dramatic ... [more]

Today

May 16, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
TRIMMER

Phoebe Miriam (Morgan) Trimmer, formerly of Lander, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital after a short illness. ... [more]

Freda Conrad

May 16, 2013 - Staff:  Freda Conrad, of Riverton, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Care Facility of Arapahoe, Neb. She was 96 years old.
Services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

RHS students win first in culinary contest

May 16, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Taco John's in Riverton loaned its kitchen counters to two Riverton High School students who came in with a few ingredients to put together a recipe May 9 that ... [more]

State Farm donates $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity

May 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Habitat for Humanity, Wind River Country, recently received a grant award of $5,000 from the State Farm Foundation. The grant money will help fund the upcoming ... [more]

CWC instructor and president recognized

May 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Andy Eckart, Central Wyoming College's instructor of facilities maintenance technology, was named the state's Outstanding Community Service Educator at a ... [more]

Sheriff's office celebrates employees

May 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials at the Fremont County Sheriff's Office celebrated National Correctional Officers and Employees Week during the first full week of May, when they ... [more]

Require labels for genetically engineered food

May 16, 2013 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  Americans have made it abundantly clear they want the ability to make informed decisions about what they eat. The United States should join every European ... [more]

The women who mothered me

May 16, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  What felt restricting at the time was revealed as nurturing as time passed.

"What are you doing that limits your growth?"
The question posed by our ... [more]

League of Women Voters focuses on voter privacy and the origins of proposed legislation

May 16, 2013 - Kimberly Holloway, Casper:  Editor:
Recently in Casper, the League of Women Voters of Wyoming held its annual conference. I was again inspired by thoughtful, civil, humorous and darned ... [more]

Laramie boys down Riverton 2-0 at state soccer tourney

May 16, 2013 - Staff:  The Laramie Plainsmen scored one first half goal and added insurance in the 59th minute to effectively end Riverton's hopes for a boys Class 4-A soccer ... [more]

Uranium mine looking to hire county workers

May 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If a new uranium boom is hitting Fremont County, only the first rumbles are sounding.
One early indication took the form of Rich Boberg, standing behind a ... [more]

DC-10 firefighting tanker company moving from California to Casper

May 16, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A California company that operates two large, jet-powered air tankers for fighting wildfires is moving from California to Wyoming.
Victorville, ... [more]

Off to state

May 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our community likes its sports coverage -- and needs it too

This weekend brings the end of the long high school sports season in Fremont County, and ... [more]

Crews adding sonar unit in search of missing man

May 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Curtis LeClair, of Ethete, has been missing since about 2:30 a.m. Friday.

Thursday's continued search for Curtis LeClair, 62, of Ethete will include ... [more]

Riverton justice center plans stall in second phase

May 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Progress on a new Riverton justice center stalled Tuesday after the Fremont County Commission didn't approve moving forward with the second phase of the ... [more]

Fire destroys trailer home

May 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A double-wide trailer home was destroyed Tuesday in an accidental fire on Ocean Lake Road.
Officials said no one was injured in the incident, which was being ... [more]

Feds urged to ban wolf hunting in Wyoming parkway

May 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A conservation group filed a petition on Wednesday asking the National Park Service to place an area between Grand Teton and Yellowstone national ... [more]

Digest

May 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Escaped convict caught in Wyo.
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A former Army Ranger who fled from Fayette County Circuit Court last summer just before being convicted ... [more]

Young students treated to free books

May 15, 2013 - Staff:  First-grade students from Riverton, Wind River, Shoshoni, Arapaho and Trinity Lutheran made a point and were treated to free books, provided by Wyoming Reads ... [more]

Lander college student dies in hiking accident

May 15, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Wyoming Catholic College student returning home to California with family died last week during an evening hike in Utah.
"People are sad," Matthew Brasmer, ... [more]