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Feb 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Abortion bill fails in committee
CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming State Senate committee has shot down a bill that would have required doctors performing ... [more]

Wyoming Senate kills Medicaid expansion

Feb 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has killed a proposal to add about 17,600 low-income adults to the state's Medicaid program.
The Senate voted 22-8 against ... [more]

Obama nominates state attorney general for spot on federal appeals court

Feb 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- President Barack Obama has nominated Wyoming Attorney General Greg Phillips for a seat on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Phillips has ... [more]

Hill explains early announcement for governor

Feb 1, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two days after being stripped of most of her official duties, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill announced she will run for ... [more]

Young scientists impress judges during regional fair

Feb 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Hundreds of students from Fremont County joined their peers from around the region Monday at the West Central Regional Science Fair at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Man fired at car Thursday; search is on

Feb 1, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A man suspected in a reported weapon offense Thursday evening near Lander remained at large Friday, but authorities said the suspect is not a danger to the ... [more]

Court tosses out term limits in state

Feb 1, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has sided with Secretary of State Max Maxfield in ruling that term limits for him and most other statewide elected ... [more]

Barnes gets 300-day sentence for death of Crowheart girl

Feb 1, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The man convicted of three misdemeanor charges in the 2011 death of a Wind River Elementary School student will serve roughly 10 months at the Fremont County ... [more]

Cowboys renew Colorado State series Saturday

Feb 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team renews the historic Border War on Saturday, as the Pokes square off with Colorado State at 5 p.m. in Moby ... [more]

Wind River girls pounded by Lovell

Feb 1, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- On paper, it was a battle of the two leaders in the Western Conference with the Class 2-A Southwest frontrunner Wind River girls hosting Lovell ... [more]

We aren't the Harbaughs, but my brother and I still manage

Feb 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Brotherly love has been hot topic this week during the hype that leads up to the Super Bowl.
For the first time in Super Bowl history, two brothers are the ... [more]

Top-ranked Lovell trounces Cougar boys

Feb 1, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River played Dubois Friday night in a doubleheader at Wolverine Gym.

PAVILLION -- It was a mismatch from pregame warmup Thursday in Pavillion ... [more]

RHS wrestlers win big over Laramie; Thon invite begins

Feb 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Freshman Steven Reinig took 46 seconds in the 138-pound class before he pinned Bridger Rardin in his varsity wrestling debut to lift Riverton High School to a ... [more]

New office for superintendent

Jan 31, 2013 - Staff:  Enforcement of Senate File 104 began this week when State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill was ordered to vacate her office at the Wyoming ... [more]

Cowgirls pound out 18-point win at New Mexico

Jan 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming Cowgirls played the first 10 minutes in The Pit in Albuquerque, N.M., on Wednesday like they had never seen the place before.
Then ... [more]

Pokes come up just short to New Mexico

Jan 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The 3-point shooting was there for the University of Wyoming men's basketball team.
But it wasn't enough.
The Cowboys matched a season-high with 12 3s, but ... [more]

Swimmers chalk up three meets, head north for another two this weekend

Jan 31, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After a flurry of meets, the Riverton Wolverine swimmers begin to wind down their regular season in competition Friday and Saturday in Sheridan and ... [more]

Rustler women let late lead slip away in 60-54 loss

Jan 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The setback dropped CWC to 3-6 in conference and 10-13 overall in the Region IX North division.

Back-to-back field goals by Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Top wrestlers arrive for Ron Thon

Jan 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The state's biggest high school wrestling tournament starts Friday at Wolverine Gym in Riverton.

Riverton High School enters the Ron Thon ... [more]

CWC men win bruiser over Northwest; still lead Region IX North

Jan 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College didn't back down from a physical Northwest College men's basketball team Wednesday night and remained atop Region IX North division on ... [more]

Judy Schultz

Jan 31, 2013 - Staff:  Judy Schultz, formerly of the Wind River Indian Reservation, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. She was 66 years old.
A celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

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Jan 31, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FOX

Verneda Fox, 83, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Cremation has taken place, and no services will be ... [more]

Lander Brewing Company releases line of barley wine

Jan 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After a year of waiting, brewmaster Ted Briggs filled the first bottle of beer Lander Brewing Company ever produced for sale on Jan. 17. There was no time for ... [more]

Immigration reform's big moment may have arrived

Jan 31, 2013 - The Kansas City Star:  At long last, comprehensive immigration reform is receiving serious attention from President Barack Obama and many members of Congress. It's about time.
The ... [more]

'Hill bill' sounds as if it might be just right for Castro's Cuba

Jan 31, 2013 - Den Schofield, Riverton:  Editor:
The flu is not the only illness spreading throughout much of the country. Here in Wyoming, the "Hill bill" indicates that our governor and many state ... [more]

The food chain on full display

Jan 31, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  I had to admit to myself that I'm a softie.

This morning, my son and I were enjoying our usual nonstop daily conversation, when we were ... [more]

Decals and gloves

Jan 31, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Resolving smaller disputes in county government can be useful for when bigger ones come along

It's easy to poke fun at the ongoing disagreement ... [more]

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Jan 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers consider court gun ban
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are moving to ban people from bringing guns and other deadly weapons into ... [more]

Bill would punish animal rights activist for taping

Jan 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would punish activists who secretly record video of animal cruelty at farms is advancing in Wyoming.
House Bill 126 introduced by Rep. ... [more]

House of Representatives defeats domestic partnership bill

Jan 31, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have would have allowed same-sex couples in Wyoming to create domestic partnerships carrying most of the legal rights of marriage ... [more]