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Bill would permit electronic proof of automobile insurance

Mar 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Legislation awaiting Gov. Matt Mead's signature would let drivers use their smartphones to prove they are insured if they are pulled over or ... [more]

Digest

Mar 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Bridger-Teton names acting supervisor
JACKSON -- The Bridger-Teton National Forest in northwestern Wyoming has named an acting forest supervisor.
The ... [more]

Law enforcement ups St. Patrick's Day patrolling

Mar 7, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County law enforcement agencies will enhance patrols during the upcoming St. Patrick's Day weekend in mid-March.
"If you're going to drink during this ... [more]

Lawmakers in county all voted in favor of late amendment on gun litigation

Mar 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County lawmakers said they approved of an amendment made late in the legislative session to protect Wyoming citizens from federal gun legislation.
The ... [more]

Do what you love

Mar 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Author kindles imaginations of Rendezvous Elementary students

Students at Rendezvous Elementary School took a trip to the bottom of the sea last ... [more]

No charges for Dubois hunters who shot grizzly

Mar 7, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Federal prosecutors have decided not to file charges against two young elk hunters after investigators concluded they acted in self-defense when they shot and ... [more]

Winter Fair exhibitors do business booth to booth

Mar 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Artisans showed their wares at the Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse alongside booths for local organizations and merchants at the Wyoming State Winter Fair, March ... [more]

Goodbye to Hugo Chavez, who was just another looter

Mar 7, 2013 - The Kansas City Star:  Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez portrayed himself as a man of the people, a defender of the poor. But during his long tenure, life for Venezuela's unfortunate ... [more]

Today

Mar 7, 2013 - Staff:  Births
WOODY
A daughter was born to April Key and Jacob Woody, of Lander, at 9:58 p.m. Dec. 5, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 4 ... [more]

Richard James Richardson

Mar 7, 2013 - Staff:  Richard James "English Rich-ard" Richardson of Dubois died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, after a long battle with cancer.
He was 67 years old.
A celebration of ... [more]

Ed Graham

Mar 7, 2013 - Staff:  Former Fremont County resident Ed Graham died Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Mesquite, Nev. He was 69.
He was born April 2, 1943 to Oscar and Kathryn (Kurtz) ... [more]

Hawk tops RHS athletes at Wyoming indoor track meet

Mar 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jesse Hawk collected two top-six places Saturday for Riverton High School at the state indoor track and field in Gillette.
Hawk finished fourth in the ... [more]

Colorado State dominates Wyoming 78-56

Mar 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wednesday was Senior Night for Wyoming, but CSU must not have received the memo.
It was the Rams' seniors who stole the show in their final trip to ... [more]

Shane D. Long

Mar 7, 2013 - Staff:  Shane D. Long died Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Riverton.
He was 50 years old.
A celebration of life luncheon is at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Set Free ... [more]

Cowgirls win by 14 points over CSU

Mar 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Seven minutes remained on the Moby Arena clock and the Colorado State Rams were the closest they've been all game with the University of ... [more]

Laughs and lariats at rodeo clinic

Mar 6, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College Rodeo team members gave a clinic for children Saturday at the CWC Equine Center. Above, 5-year-old Morgan Donelson of Shoshoni received ... [more]

Martinez pleads not guilty

Mar 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  University of Wyoming senior guard Luke Martinez pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in district court on a charge of aggravated assault and battery in a case ... [more]

Gilmore hopes to break out of shooting slump

Mar 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The long-term statistics are good for Derrious Gilmore.
The University of Wyoming senior point guard is fourth in the Mountain West Conference in 3-pointers ... [more]

CWC women lose to McCook in foul-plagued tourney game

Mar 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The loss ends the Rustlers' season.

Central Wyoming College and McCook Community College combined for 91 free throws Monday night in the ... [more]

Wolverines open state hoops Thursday

Mar 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton's opponent is Cheyenne South, making its first appearance in the state tournament.

The Riverton Wolverines will have to overcome a lot of ... [more]

Driver escapes serious injury in Wind River Canyon crash; truck tipped up

Mar 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Shoshoni woman was cited for driving under the influence on Saturday after crashing her vehicle into the wall of the Wind River Canyon.
Wyoming Highway ... [more]

Zelma M. Lockhart

Mar 6, 2013 - Staff:  Zelma M. Lockhart of Riverton died Monday, March 4, 2013, at her home. She was 66 years old.
Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Davis Funeral ... [more]

Ida Keller Koeneke

Mar 6, 2013 - Staff:  Ida Keller Koeneke, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. She was 100 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and internment will be in the ... [more]

Reservation trash station collected $700 in fees; officials say it's 'filthy'

Mar 6, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District superintendent Andy Frey said a little more than $700 in revenue was collected in January from non-enrolled ... [more]

There are some good places to start with federal funding cuts

Mar 6, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
After reading about this upcoming "cut" we are all going to be experiencing, I have a few good ideas where to start with some excellent cuts.
1. The ... [more]

Appeals heard on 2011 grazing allotment ruling

Mar 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Permittees and the Western Watersheds Project are appealing the decision, and the State of Wyoming is an intervener in both appeals.

A hearing that ... [more]

Felix B. Kotarski

Mar 6, 2013 - Staff:  Felix B. Kotarski died Friday, March 1, 2013, in Yuma, Ariz. He was 95 years old.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday, March 8, at Our Lady of the Woods ... [more]

Today

Mar 6, 2013 - Staff:  Births
WALTER
A child was born to Macey Bowlsby, of Riverton, on Jan. 28, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
WASHAKIE
A daughter was born to ... [more]

'Sequester' won't hit state's seniors at harmful level

Mar 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Official says advance planning helped

Federal lawmakers have warned that cuts due to sequestration could have a negative effect on the country's ... [more]

Incident at airport was not a crash

Mar 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A twin-engine plane landed unexpectedly at the Riverton Regional Airport last week reportedly after experiencing engine problems along its route.
The incident ... [more]