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With evidence in hand, UW too slow to punish Christensen

Oct 23, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When I was in grade school, my dad had configured a cool radio for me to listen to. It wasn't new, but it had two fold-out speakers, and the thing could pull ... [more]

State Treasurer finalists picked in Riverton

Oct 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead will name Joe Meyer's replacement by Friday.

Wyoming's Republican Party State Central Committee met in Riverton on Monday to select ... [more]

State revenue forecast improves, but budget cuts still anticipated

Oct 23, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he's still requiring state agencies to prepare for 8-percent budget cuts even though the latest state revenue ... [more]

General fires up military science students at WRHS

Oct 23, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It is not every day that a military general visits Pavilion, but on Monday, Brig. Gen. Steve Mount of the Wyoming National Guard gave advice to a Wind River ... [more]

'Obamacare' helps to lower CWC staff health premiums

Oct 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College employees will see a 4.5 percent decrease in monthly health insurance rates in 2013 partly because of the federal Affordable Care ... [more]

Health Science Center construction continues

Oct 23, 2012 - Staff:  A construction worker brushed sealer onto insulation from a lift Tuesday before masons laid the brick facade on the Health Science Center at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Energy and eagles to be studied

Oct 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- It's well understood that pronghorn, mule deer and sage grouse have an aversion to natural gas infrastructure.
For birds of prey such as bald ... [more]

Wyoming recognized for high organ donor rate

Oct 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is one of the top states when it comes to the percentage of residents who sign up to become organ donors.
Nearly 60 percent of Wyoming ... [more]

KKK material left in Gillette neighborhoods

Oct 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Some residents in Gillette found more than a Sunday newspaper in front of their homes over the weekend.
A 32-year-old man called police around 6 ... [more]

Digest

Oct 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Montana man killed in I-25 wreck
BAR NUNN -- The driver killed in a crash on Interstate 25 north of Bar Nunn on Saturday was a 27-year-old man from ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 23, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  October rain
You probably know the guy who says he's sure it will rain because he just washed his car, or the woman who knows it will rain the moment ... [more]

Steak v. veggie burger candidates

Oct 23, 2012 - By Kasie Hunt and Ken Thomas, The Associated Press:  BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Voters watching the final presidential debate at home may have missed what happened before and after President Barack Obama and Republican ... [more]

What happens when hard work and perseverance don't work?

Oct 23, 2012 - Craig M. Shaw. Riverton:  Editor:
I have read several letters to the editor and am compelled to respond. I don't remember the first writer's name. The second was from Ron Howard. They ... [more]

Claudean 'Otis' Trumbull

Oct 23, 2012 - Staff:  Claudean "Otis" Trumbull, of Arapahoe, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 52 years old.
Services will be Wednesday, Oct. ... [more]

Darwin D. Niedo

Oct 23, 2012 - Staff:  Darwin D. "Waffo" Niedo died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in his home in Crowheart. He was 64 years old.
Services will be Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Big Wind Hall ... [more]

Today

Oct 23, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
HARRIS

Milton Henry Harris Jr., 63, formerly of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 21, at his home in Layton, Utah. Graveside services will be at 2 ... [more]

Unsentenced inmates draw new scrutiny

Oct 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  175 jailed, no judgment on 122

Officials are reviewing jail statistics in an effort to determine patterns in pre-sentencing of inmates at the Fremont ... [more]

Traffic light needed at Hill and Main, say citizens

Oct 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College staff approached the City of Riverton on Tuesday to request help addressing safety issues at the intersection of Main and Hill ... [more]

Long distance call: Riverton runner plans four marathons in five months

Oct 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Coeur Stone has always been a runner, but this year the 37-year-old from Riverton decided to test her limits on the track by running in her first-ever marathon ... [more]

Meyer had chances, but wanted to stay in Wyo, mourners told

Oct 21, 2012 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  In the fall of 1978, Joe Meyer was offered the chance of a lifetime.
His lifelong friend, Dick Cheney, had just been elected to the U.S. Senate, and Cheney ... [more]

Forensics team and senate to host CWC candidate forum

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Event will provide an opportunity for members of the public to make an informed choice when they vote Nov. 6.

The Central Wyoming College forensics ... [more]

'Otello' the next show in Lander Met Opera season

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Lander Met Opera's season will continue with the live broadcast of "Otello" at 11 a.m. Oct. 27 in the Lander Library.
This is Giuseppe Verdi's ... [more]

First Stop Help Center awarded $10,000 grant

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Community Foundation has awarded the First Stop Help Center $10,000 to support their work transitioning homeless Fremont County residents with ... [more]

County author inspires Colorado, Utah trek

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  The annual fall trek sponsored by the Little Snake River Museum in Savery and the Little Snake River Valley Education Center was led by museum board member ... [more]

Digest

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Students to sell handmade bowls
Central Wyoming College ceramics students are selling homemade chili in handmade bowls at a Chili Bowl Sale 11 a.m. to ... [more]

The way it was: Candidates -- 1970

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming had three marquee elections in 1970. Former U.S. Rep. Teno Roncalio, a Democrat, sought to return to Washington after a four-year absence. He was ... [more]

Garrett Dee 'Gary' Green

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Garrett Dee "Gary" Green of Lander died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in Lander. He was 63 years old.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Davis ... [more]

Nicki F. Schumacher

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Nicki F. Schumacher, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, from complications of cancer. She was 66 years old. At her request, there will be no ... [more]

New effort targets better broadband access in state

Oct 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- It wasn't that long ago that broadband Internet access was considered a luxury. But for many it's now considered a necessity.
"We're on the verge ... [more]

High court justices in Wyoming to hunt antelope

Oct 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia are ideological opposites, yet they share a pastime. They like to hunt ... [more]