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Lander murder suspect bound over, but on lesser charges

Nov 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Circuit Court judge said he did not find probable cause to bind over first-degree murder charges against the man accused in the September shooting death of a ... [more]

Pistol Pete pays visit Ethete

Nov 1, 2012 - Staff:  University of Wyoming mascot Pistol Pete sparred with Dezreen C'Hair, 9, as the two held up their "We're No. 1" fingers before UW's first basketball game in ... [more]

WIHS morphs into college-size gym

Nov 1, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- The changes to the playing surface were obvious. The three-point line was extended 9 inches from the familiar 19-foot-9-inch line of high school ... [more]

Cowboys put on impressive show in Ethete

Nov 1, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  University of Wyoming athletic director Tom Burman was one of the 1,100 people in the stands who watched the Pokes take on Fort Lewis College on Wednesday at ... [more]

Wyoming invades Ethete gym

Nov 1, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- University of Wyoming sophomore Lance Nance Jr. sparked a 17-0 run early in the second half to propel the Pokes to an 82-61 exhibition men's ... [more]

Today

Nov 1, 2012 - Staff:  Births
SARGENT

A son was born to Tammy and Nathan Sargent, of Riverton, at 3:33 a.m. Sept. 18, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Gaylord A. Lyman

Nov 1, 2012 - Staff:  Gaylord A. Lyman, formerly of Lander, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez, Colo. He was 95 years old.
Graveside services ... [more]

Robert L. 'Bob' May

Nov 1, 2012 - Staff:  Robert L. "Bob" May, of Riverton, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Wind River Health Care. He was 88 years old. He had been a resident of the Wyoming Retirement ... [more]

Deputies report a tame Halloween evening

Nov 1, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Halloween was fairly quiet for the Fremont County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded to a few incidents involving intoxication and a couple of calls related ... [more]

Booth vendors should engage customers to boost profits

Nov 1, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Question -- "I recently attended an event where I rented a booth. People looked at my products, but I didn't sell as much as I would have liked. What strategies ... [more]

Dropping in for a trim

Nov 1, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  R.B. Morris is just what you would expect from an old-fashioned barber. A red and white candy-striped pole turns outside, and he will chat and make a joke, but ... [more]

Honor Farm recognizes two employees in second quarter

Nov 1, 2012 - Staff:  Warden Michael Pacheco has announced Officer Mario Holcomb and Barbara Hall have been selected as the employees of the second quarter for the Wyoming Honor ... [more]

The R-word is hurtful, objectionable

Nov 1, 2012 - By The Chicago Tribune:  John Franklin Stephens is a Special Olympics athlete who has written a letter that we hope all Americans will read, regardless of their political philosophy or ... [more]

Federal funding critical to sustaining public media

Nov 1, 2012 - Roger L. Gose, M.D.:  With a federal budget deficit of nearly $4 trillion, it's no wonder that many federally funded programs are being examined with intense scrutiny. In the first ... [more]

Create the change you wish to see

Nov 1, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  Leave home? Surely you don't really want to do that?
Well, maybe kids do. And maybe that's a perfectly normal part of growing up.
Actress Angelina Jolie ... [more]

November

Nov 1, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Hold out hope that it doesn't answer the door when winter comes knocking

Few smiths of the written word ever could boil a thought to its essence so ... [more]

Digest

Nov 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Gordon to be sworn in
CHEYENNE -- Mark Gordon will be sworn in as Wyoming treasurer in a ceremony Thursday at the state Capitol in Cheyenne.
Gov. Matt ... [more]

Sinclair offers reward after apparent sabotage

Nov 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Sinclair Oil Corp. is offering a $25,000 reward for information about an apparent sabotage attempt at its refinery near Rawlins.
Workers discovered ... [more]

Groups mark inaugural National Bison Day

Nov 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- The first National Bison Day is taking place Thursday.
The Colorado-based National Bison Association, the New York-based Wildlife Conservation ... [more]

Mead keeps inside DEQ in choosing new director

Nov 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead stuck close to home by choosing a veteran administrator at the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to lead the agency.
Todd ... [more]

City maintenance costs concern council hopefuls

Nov 1, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Candidates for spots on the Riverton City Council discussed an array of issues concerning the citizens of Riverton, but a repetitive theme throughout the forum ... [more]

Commissioner candidates address ag issues at forum

Nov 1, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Multiple use of public lands was a major theme at a forum for county commissioner candidates sponsored by the Fremont County Cattlewomen. Candidates Doug ... [more]

CWC board candidates discuss problem colleagues

Nov 1, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Candidates for the Dubois-Crowheart subdistrict seat on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees described the ways they would react to a "constantly ... [more]

CWC loan default task force working on a new strategy to help students

Nov 1, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College is working to lower the number of local students who default on loans through the federal government.
Statistics show 25 percent of ... [more]

Today

Oct 31, 2012 - Staff:  Births
KEELE

A son was born to Wanda Peden and Thomas Keele Sr., of Riverton, at 4:50 p.m. Sept. 29, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

John W. Hampton

Oct 31, 2012 - Staff:  John W. Hampton, of Lander, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Wind River Health Care in Riverton. He was 72 years old.
Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 19, ... [more]

Tigers second at state swim meet

Oct 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School closed the gap in the swimming pool with Jackson on Saturday in Gillette, but the Tigers settled for a second-place finish in the ... [more]

Senior Kristen Bailey named all-state

Oct 31, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Wolverine senior volleyball player Kristen Bailey was named to the Class 4-A all-state team, the Wyoming Coaches Association announced.
Bailey joins ... [more]

Rams to host Midwest in 6-man semifinals

Oct 31, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  There is an old adage in Wyoming prep football: To win in November, you'd better be able to run the ball.
With that in mind no team runs the ball like the ... [more]

Defense key for CWC basketball team in new season

Oct 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shelby Lindley was asked Monday by Central Wyoming College to be the men's head basketball coach for the 2012-13 season.
Lindley and his CWC players start ... [more]