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Forums focus on changes to disability programs

Apr 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is planning a robust series of discussions about changes coming to programs offered for state residents with developmental ... [more]

We parents aren't alone

Apr 9, 2013 - Marlene Channing, Riverton:  Editor:
I thank Mr. Peck for writing from time to time about being a parent, which he did on March 19 for his son's 20th birthday. I can remember one years ... [more]

In North Korea, a strong play of a weak hand

Apr 9, 2013 - By Barbara Demick, MCT News Service:  BEIJING -- North Korea is sometimes mocked as the mouse that roared, one of the poorest countries in the world threatening two economic and military giants, the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wintry wallop
Regardless of the month or season, periods like the past day or two are unusual here in the semi-arid Riverton Valley. We've all seen ... [more]

Digest

Apr 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Second man sentenced in bank heist
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Another Wyoming man has been given 18 to 36 months in prison for a botched bank robbery in ... [more]

Plowing crews work top of Sylvan Pass

Apr 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Snow plowing crews in Yellowstone National Park will be working to clear the top of Sylvan Pass this week.
So far, the Wyoming ... [more]

Snow, fierce winds close roads, damage property

Apr 9, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A large spring snowstorm brought a second day of winter-like weather to Wyoming on Tuesday, dumping up to a foot of snow, closing hundreds of miles ... [more]

Laramie man struck, killed while helping injured rabbit

Apr 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a man was struck and killed by a car while apparently tending to an injured rabbit on a two-lane highway west of ... [more]

GOP says repeal 'Hill Bill'

Apr 9, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The resolution was passed by the party's central committee on Saturday.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Republican Party Central Committee has approved a ... [more]

Three arrested for theft of swords; snowy footprints lead police to stolen goods

Apr 9, 2013 - Staff:  Three Riverton men were arrested just after midnight Tuesday morning after they reportedly stole several swords from an acquaintance Monday night.
Charges ... [more]

Every plow hits Riverton streets

Apr 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  No snow removal truck was left behind Monday morning in Riverton as crews set out to battle heavy snowfall and strong winds that were expected to linger ... [more]

Wrecks, road closures come with snowstorm

Apr 9, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Dozens of vehicle crashes and other complications were reported Monday and Tuesday as a powerful winter storm struck Fremont County.
The county had the ... [more]

All schools but Dubois in 'snow day'

Apr 9, 2013 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Nearly every school district in Fremont County, as well as Central Wyoming College, canceled classes Tuesday due to the weather.
Only Dubois schools remained ... [more]

Storm smacks county with major snowfall

Apr 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Heavy snow blanketed Fremont County on Monday and Tuesday as moisture streaming out of Utah hit a mass of cold air high on the slopes of the Wind River ... [more]

Riverton schools cancel classes due to weather

Apr 9, 2013 - Staff:  Due to weather and road conditions, there will be no classes or activities today (Tuesday) in Riverton's schools (Fremont County School District #25). Classes ... [more]

CWC cancels Tuesday classes and activities

Apr 9, 2013 - Staff:  In an announcement made early Tuesday morning, for the safety of students and staff, Central Wyoming College is cancelling classes today, Tuesday, April 9, ... [more]

Cowboys hold first scrimmage

Apr 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Cowboys concluded their second week of spring football on Friday devoting the last hour of practice to scrimmaging for the first time this spring. ... [more]

Big day for Leisy with three wins on home track

Apr 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ashtyn Leisy recorded the best performance of her career, winning three individual titles Saturday during the annual Roy Peck Invitational track and field meet ... [more]

Hedges soars 20-2, wins Peck long jump

Apr 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School sophomore Jaxon Hedges moved into Class 3-A state title contention with his showing Saturday in the long jump at the Roy Peck ... [more]

2-A schools take team titles at Roy Peck Invite; SHS, Wind River win

Apr 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River boys and the Shoshoni girls won the team titles Saturday at the annual Roy Peck Invitational track and field meet.
The two Class 2-A schools ... [more]

The Hill Bill's great accomplishment

Apr 7, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  It has succeeded in uniting both Democrats and Republicans -- in opposition to it.

You might call it a quest. Why else should anyone really care if an ... [more]

Maybe not the sharpest knife in the drawer

Apr 7, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Miraculously, a single government policy initiative has united Washington, D.C. Elected officials who had been either locking horns or crossing swords over ... [more]

Exciting year ahead at South Pass City site

Apr 7, 2013 - By Bob Snowden, Joe Ellis:  Editor:
We extend an invitation to join the Friends of the South Pass and help us support South Pass City State Historic Site.
The Friends of South Pass is a ... [more]

The 1 percent bite

Apr 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's not much point in obsessing about the new sales tax -- instead, try to mitigate it

The optional 1 percent sales tax now in effect across ... [more]

Digest

Apr 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man pleads guilty double fatal
CASPER -- A 20-year-old man accused of huffing "canned air" just before causing a crash in Casper that killed two of his ... [more]

Explosive device found in Rock Springs gutter; no foul play suspected

Apr 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Rock Springs authorities are investigating after the discovery of an explosive device in a gutter.
Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell says ... [more]

Brown trout numbers soar on Bighorn River

Apr 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Good water years have allowed the brown trout population to soar on the popular Bighorn River in south-central Montana, making last year's ... [more]

William T. Coughanour

Apr 7, 2013 - Staff:  Former Fremont County resident William T. Coughanour died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Dos Cabezas, Ariz., following a nine-month battle with small-cell cancer. ... [more]

Mary A. Kaiser

Apr 7, 2013 - Staff:  Mary A. Kaiser died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Riverton. She was 105 years old.
A celebration of her life service is at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the ... [more]

Kendall J. Moss Jr.

Apr 7, 2013 - Staff:  Kendall J. Moss Jr. of Riverton died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 53 years old.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, ... [more]