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Casper hands CWC first Region IX volleyball loss

Sep 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustlers begin a key homestand Tuesday night vs. Western Wyoming Community College at Rustler Gym.

Casper College handed Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Rock Springs shuts out Riverton seventh-graders

Sep 28, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton's Isaiah Monroe turned to pitch the ball to Shawn Curtain on a "hook and lateral" play against Rock Springs on Thursday afternoon. Rock Springs ... [more]

Higher county tax base not all good for CWC funding

Sep 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College is one of two community colleges in Wyoming that will lose state funding this year because of an increase in local assessed ... [more]

First experts: Not much new in fracking data

Sep 28, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Just one of the wells was flowing with enough water to yield a reliable test sample.

New samples from beneath a Wyoming gas field where the U.S. ... [more]

Restrictions being lifted as wildfire's growth stalls

Sep 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  The huge fire in north central Fremont County has slowed to a crawl, and public land closures imposed because of the blaze are being lifted.
U.S. Forest ... [more]

Students aid in restoring rugged trail near Dubois

Sep 28, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Chelsea Lowry was one of seven University of Wyoming students who participated in the Wyoming Conservation Corps Project to fix the Ramshorn Trail near Dubois. ... [more]

Commission seeks state grant to shore up court site

Sep 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution authorizing submission of a grant application for emergency funds for the Riverton ... [more]

Fire worries down in Teton Park; elk season nears

Sep 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK -- Amid ongoing wildfire concerns, Grand Teton National Park's annual elk reduction program begins on Oct. 6.
Wyoming-licensed ... [more]

Coal mine faces safety fines

Sep 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The mine's owners said they will challenge some of the findings.

Federal mining regulators hit a southwestern Wyoming coal mine with more than two ... [more]

Digest

Sep 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Former Powell officer charged
POWELL -- A former Powell police officer is accused of using his former position of authority to get a woman to submit ... [more]

AML money vanishes

Sep 28, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  When federal spending cuts hit home, the hard reality of budget cutting does as well

The realization that Wyoming is going to lose tens of millions ... [more]

Inaction by Congress has wind energy in state of limbo

Sep 28, 2012 - By The Kansas City Star:  Suddenly, much of the wind has gone out of the sails of a once-growing industry in this country.
Wind energy companies are laying off a lot of employees, ... [more]

Butt crack problem in Riverton? Try this new ordinance on for size

Sep 28, 2012 - Gloria J. Zak, Seattle:  Editor:
Recently we read an article in your paper regarding a "butt crack" issue in a local restaurant. One of our employees had an issue a couple of ... [more]

Griewahn, Reed marry Aug. 11

Sep 28, 2012 - Staff:  LeRoy and Cynthia Griewahn, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Kaya Griewahn, of Riverton, to Brandon Reed, of Riverton. The ... [more]

Lander resident pledges for University of Nebraska sorority

Sep 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  Sororities at the University of Nebraska at Kearney have announced the names of 138 fall pledges. Lander resident Fredde Armajo was among them, pledging for ... [more]

Riverton police hosting drug take-back day

Sep 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

The ... [more]

CES awarded $10,000 grant

Sep 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  Community Entry Services has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Wyo Centennial Lasting Legacy Endowment Fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation to fund job ... [more]

Ronald Miller

Sep 28, 2012 - Staff:  Ronald Miller, 57, of Cheyenne, died Dec. 23, 2011, in Wheatland.
Graveside memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Mountain View Cemetery ... [more]

Jonathan Theilig

Sep 28, 2012 - Staff:  Jonathan Theilig, of Dubois, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. He was 33 years old.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the Dubois ... [more]

Today

Sep 28, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
COATS

Lt. Col. David "Bo" Coats, 81, formerly of Shoshoni, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Titusville, Fla., surrounded by his loving family. ... [more]

Obama asks leaders to reject extremism

Sep 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  UNITED NATIONS -- Confronting global tumult and Muslim anger, President Barack Obama exhorted world leaders Tuesday to stand fast against violence and ... [more]

Lander church to host annual harvest dinner

Sep 28, 2012 - Staff:  First United Methodist Church of Lander will host its annual harvest dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
Tickets for the meal will be sold at ... [more]

Community turns out for burning of the R

Sep 28, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School cheerleaders Daycee Lane, Kelcy David and Jamie Mathis led the student body and RHS fans in a cheer during the burning of the "R" ... [more]

Bebout: AML loss might be forever

Sep 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The funding decision by Congress could cost Wyoming more than $100 million annually.

Wyoming representatives say they will work to restore $700 ... [more]

Accused child killer has long jail wait until trial

Sep 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  When the latest trial start date arrives for Jonathan David Marshall in his first-degree murder case alleging he caused a baby's death, the Riverton man will ... [more]

School enrollment nearly same as last year

Sep 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The most recent tally of students enrolled in Riverton schools should validate administrators' claim that some Fremont County School District 25 buildings are ... [more]

New fracking tests show less benzene than earlier

Sep 27, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- New groundwater testing in Wyoming shows lower levels of the carcinogen benzene than what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported when it ... [more]

Early voting under way in Wyoming

Sep 27, 2012 - MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Already made your presidential and other election picks? Then why wait until Nov. 6 to vote?
Voters have the option to cast their ballots early. ... [more]

Flesh-eating infection kills patient in Gillette

Sep 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- One of two people being treated at a Gillette hospital for "flesh-eating bacteria" has died, the hospital's infectious disease specialist said ... [more]

Digest

Sep 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LeDoux gets music trail mark
BILOXI, Miss. -- The Mississippi Country Music Trail will honor the late Chris LeDoux with a marker in Biloxi.
The Biloxi ... [more]