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Oct 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Robber hid in liquor cooler
CHEYENNE -- A transient man is accused of hiding out in the cooler of a Cheyenne liquor store so he could drink for free ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Obama vs. Romney
There's another presidential debate Tuesday night, the second of three planned this election year. This one will feature the "town ... [more]

Star sightings and gas prices

Oct 16, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  A few people in this world have been selected -- for better or worse -- to serve as the representatives of our collective humanity.
They appear in movies, ... [more]

Investing in streets, sidewalks, is economic development

Oct 16, 2012 - John C. Darrington, Richland, Wash.:  Editor:
I had the great privilege of serving as the interim city administrator of Riverton from April to September of last year. Most mornings, I would arise ... [more]

Medrick H. Moss Sr.

Oct 16, 2012 - Staff:  Medrick H. Moss Sr. of Arapahoe, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 65 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

James 'Jim' McCarty Sloan

Oct 16, 2012 - Staff:  James "Jim" McCarty Sloan, of Lander, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in Murray, Utah, after a brain aneurysm suffered while helping his lifelong friend, Bill ... [more]

Today

Oct 16, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BLUMENSHINE

Betty Blumenshine, 79, of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 14, at Help for Health Hospice Home. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Construction in progress on North Broadway Avenue

Oct 16, 2012 - Staff:  Dustin Welch, an employee of 71 Construction, guided his roller next to the concrete gutter as workmen laid asphalt on the North Broadway Avenue extension from ... [more]

Friday night prep football scores

Oct 13, 2012 - Associated Press:  PREP FOOTBALL
Big Horn 49, Tongue River 8

Buffalo 42, Torrington 23

Burlington 44, Rocky Mountain 26

Campbell County 70, Cheyenne South 14

Casper ... [more]

Bridge ribbon-cutting ceremony set

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new $1.05 million Mortimore Lane bridge is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the bridge south of Lander.
Project ... [more]

Education conference Oct. 18-19 at Central Wyoming College

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  The third annual Wyoming Native American Education Conference is set for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 18-19, at Central Wyoming College. Some events are in the ... [more]

Digest

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Tribe, RJTC awarded grant
Central Wyoming College's Rural Justice Training Center and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe were awarded a grant to train and ... [more]

Authorities: Body is that of missing girl

Oct 13, 2012 - By Thomas Peipert, The Associated Press:  Police continue to search for the person who abducted the 10-year-old Colorado girl.

WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- The weeklong search for a 10-year-old ... [more]

Shoshoni mayor working on floodplain designation

Oct 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  During this month's meeting of the Fremont County Association of Governors, State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, asked Shoshoni Mayor Scott Peters an unusual ... [more]

Transfer station hours get closer to finalization

Oct 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Disposal district board members want to get feedback from communities before making a decision.

The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District ... [more]

Central Wyoming College faces $15,200 hike in property, liability insurance

Oct 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Property and liability insurance coverage for Central Wyoming College employees will cost 8 percent, or about $15,200, more this year according to a report ... [more]

Getting hands-on with science

Oct 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Conference at CWC encourages girls to experiment, explore

Classrooms at Central Wyoming College were overrun with middle- and high-school girls ... [more]

CWC opens regular theater season with 'The Odd Couple'

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College is opening its regular theater season with "The Odd Couple," the Neil Simon classic comedy about a pair of mismatched roommates with ... [more]

New web cameras available to northwest Wyoming drivers

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Northwest Wyoming drivers will benefit this winter and in the future with the installation of eight new web cameras located throughout central and northwest ... [more]

Heating bill pay help available

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  LIEAP is accepting applications through Feb. 28 for anyone seeking help paying heating bills.
To qualify for LIEAP and Low-Income Weatherization Assistance, a ... [more]

The way it was: Fire watch tower -- 1924

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  The first national forests are in Fremont County, but the names and boundaries have changed from their original forms.
In the early days of the 20th century, ... [more]

Royce W. Griffin

Oct 13, 2012 - Staff:  Royce W. Griffin, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County after a short illness. He was 52 years old. ... [more]

Theodore 'Ted' 'Teddy' B. Hungary

Oct 13, 2012 - Staff:  Theodore "Ted" "Teddy" B. Hungary, of Denver, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in Denver. He was 46 years old.
The funeral service was Friday, Oct. 12, in the ... [more]

Marcia Quale Haworth

Oct 13, 2012 - Staff:  Marcia Quale Haworth, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at her home in Riverton. She was 78 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Plan to streamline solar development approved

Oct 13, 2012 - By Jason Dearen, The Associated Press:  SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 445 square miles of public land for the development of large-scale solar power ... [more]

Digest

Oct 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Plane crash victims identified
CHEYENNE -- Authorities have released the names of four east Texas men killed in a plane crash in the mountains of ... [more]

Montana sends wolf-trapping rules to the public for comment

Oct 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The plan includes setting the tension on trap pans at a minimum of 8 pounds.

HELENA, Mont. -- Montana wildlife regulators have given initial approval ... [more]

Nearly 100 sheep die in closed Monsanto mine

Oct 13, 2012 - By John Miller, The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- At least 95 domestic sheep died after grazing inside a mothballed Monsanto Co. mine in southeastern Idaho, adding to the list of animal ... [more]

Our factory

Oct 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The community newspaper is a triumph of American manufacturing

Americans often profess worry that this country "doesn't make anything anymore." That ... [more]

Romney debate win not unexpected

Oct 13, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Challengers battle-tested from a long primary campaign often look good in the first debate against the incumbent.

Initial presidential debates ... [more]