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Parents working to give students Food for Break

Nov 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Middle and high school groups will host a "stuff the bus" event Saturday, Nov. 17, at Smith's Food and Drug in Riverton.

Parents at Riverton ... [more]

Police urge motorists to use caution around buses

Nov 11, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Police remind residents to be cautious when driving near school and public buses.
According to the state of Wyoming Statutes Dealing with School Buses, to ... [more]

Nominations still being accepted for BLM resource advisory council

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming is still accepting nominations for four open positions on its Wyoming Resource Advisory Council, which will advise the ... [more]

Natural gas lines extended in Ethete

Nov 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Last month, tenants at the Mill Creek subdivision near Ethete began using natural gas to heat their homes and cook meals.
"Uncle Ben Friday Jr. years ago ... [more]

CWC ceramics to host a workshop Nov. 14-15

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The ceramics department at Central Wyoming College is hosting Lander artist Cristin Zimmer for a two-day workshop Wednesday, Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. ... [more]

Key Club seeks donations for Thanksgiving dinner

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Once again the Riverton High School Key Club will put together a community Thanksgiving dinner, and donations -- both financial and edible -- are welcome. ... [more]

Digest

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Winters elected in HD 28
Nathan Winters of Thermopolis will be the new state representative for House District 28.
The re-drawn district covers parts ... [more]

The way it was: Rival coaches -- 1963

Nov 11, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County had an election in the odd-numbered year 1963, with mayors elected in both Lander and Riverton, along with voting on medical facilities funding ... [more]

Iris Grace Holloway

Nov 11, 2012 - Staff:  Iris Grace Holloway, infant granddaughter of Gerald and Annette McDonnel of Lander, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Laramie.
Funeral services were Saturday, ... [more]

Robert L. May

Nov 11, 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 ... [more]

Marion Hill

Nov 11, 2012 - Staff:  Marion Hill, a longtime Lander resident, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the Help For Health Hospice Center in Riverton after a brief battle with cancer. She was ... [more]

U.S. limits oil-shale development in West

Nov 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- The U.S. Department of the Interior scaled back a Bush administration plan Friday to lease Western range lands for development of oil shale ... [more]

Digest

Nov 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Group sues over planned U-mine
CHEYENNE -- An environmental group has filed suit to contest federal approval of a uranium mine in southwest ... [more]

Time to get voting right

Nov 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Too many states proved again Tuesday that they don't know how to run an election

Why do so many U.S. states still have so many problems running an ... [more]

You did it, Mr. President -- now get busy

Nov 11, 2012 - By The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  Congratulations, Mr. President. You've overcome one of the nastiest political campaigns in the nation's history. And, at $2.6 billion, one of the most ... [more]

County's election judge tireless in doing their important duties

Nov 11, 2012 - Darlene Vaughan, Lander:  Editor:
Election judges  here in Fremont County and all over Wyoming set their alarm clocks for the long day on Tuesday. These folks sit at the polls from ... [more]

The temptations of a fall day

Nov 11, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  It's difficult to work up a good worry when it's almost 70 degrees in November.

It was tempting to take her out one more time.
We've never had the ... [more]

Dubois wins first-ever state football crown

Nov 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rams erased a 24-20 halftime deficit and blew out defending champ Little Snake River 54-30 at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

LARAMIE -- Dubois ... [more]

Lander U10 booters end good season

Nov 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander U10 Strikers soccer team last month won the Rapid City Soccerfest title to end the fall season.
Lander U10 coach Tony Lowham said the Strikers ... [more]

Rustler men dominate Lamar

Nov 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC hosts a two-day tournament Friday and Saturday at Rustler Gym.

Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Shelby Lindley was satisfied with ... [more]

CWC women post win against makeshift squad

Nov 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central's opponent was a collection of former Rustlers, some current CWC volleyball players, and others from the area.

Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Powell downs Star Valley for 3-A title

Nov 9, 2012 - Associated Press:  Class 3A
Powell 13, Star Valley 10

Final ... [more]

Attorneys request change of venue for defendant in homicide case

Nov 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Public defenders said they want to ensure Laziur Hanway receives a fair and impartial trial.

Attorneys representing one of five suspects in the ... [more]

County canvassing board confirms election results

Nov 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Tuesday's election results are now official after the Fremont County Canvassing Board accepted the numbers at a hearing Thursday afternoon.
Although there ... [more]

More than 3,400 voted absentee in election Nov. 6

Nov 9, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One in five voters in Fremont County voted absentee in the Nov. 6 election. According to unofficial results, voters cast 17,078 votes in the county, and 3,418 ... [more]

Ashdown selected to fill vacated position on Riverton school board

Nov 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two students were expelled for the remainder of the year during an earlier meeting.

Greg Ashdown was the sole applicant to fill Marisa Root's ... [more]

Two newcomers, one incumbent elected to school district 24 board

Nov 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Two newcomers and an incumbent were elected Tuesday to the Fremont County School District 24 Board of Trustees in Shoshoni.
Emily Jarvis garnered 355 votes ... [more]

Gary Small & the Coyote Bros. to play at Riverton Branch Library

Nov 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library is hosting the Native American music group Gary Small & the Coyote Bros. on Saturday, Nov. 10.
The show will begin at 7 p.m. in ... [more]

State weighs Medicaid options

Nov 9, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A top Wyoming lawmaker says he believes the state should opt out of expanding its Medicaid program, a key component of the federal Affordable Care ... [more]

Montana might reduce elk to curb brucellosis

Nov 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A broad plan to protect against animal disease around Yellowstone National Park by targeting infected elk herds gained initial approval ... [more]