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No reason to attend the museum board meeting when it was 'stacked'

Oct 10, 2012 - Eileen Urbigkeit, Crowheart:  Editor:
I would like to clarify why I didn't attend the meeting when they fired the Lander museum director. First, the week before they, the commissioners had ... [more]

Voter I.D. laws won't be big factor after all

Oct 10, 2012 - By David G. Savage, MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Earlier this year, voting rights advocates foresaw a cloud over this year's election because new voting laws in Republican-led states tightened ... [more]

Today

Oct 10, 2012 - Staff:  Clarification
Two names inadvertently were omitted from Tuesday's page one story on the farmers market pumpkin weigh-off in Riverton. Pehton Truempler ... [more]

Kids Count notes 'Y-JAM' with new online resource

Oct 10, 2012 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Kids Count is commemorating National Youth Justice Awareness Month (Y-JAM) with the launch of an interactive timeline on its website.  This dynamic ... [more]

Riverton powers past Lander on volleyball court

Oct 10, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's the only time the two Fremont County volleyball teams will meet this season. The Wolverines play at Rock Springs on Friday.

A big crowd, ... [more]

Victory over Wyo. Indian secures conference title for Shoshoni volleyball

Oct 10, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Shoshoni locked up its second consecutive Southwest 2-A championship Tuesday night with a convincing three-game sweep of visiting Wyoming ... [more]

Cougar spikers down Dubois, Lady Chiefs

Oct 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wind River hosts archrival Shoshoni Thursday night in Pavillion.

Wind River swept a pair of volleyball opponents over the weekend to set up a rematch ... [more]

Riverton hosts 4-A North swim regional

Oct 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sophomore Jordan Settlemire has been an all-around swimmer in the Class 4-A classification this year for Riverton High School, qualifying for state in a number ... [more]

Riverton murder suspect bound over

Oct 10, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Judge Wes Roberts determined Wednesday that suitable evidence exists to bind the state's second-degree murder case against Dustin Nickelson over to ... [more]

Incumbents and challengers agree board oversight merits change

Oct 10, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Both candidates challenging incumbents for spots on the Fremont County Commission say they would work, if elected, to improve oversight of county boards.
"I ... [more]

Museum applicants interviewed, call for a more cooperative spirit

Oct 10, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Three applicants seeking an open seat on the Fremont County Museums Board have been interviewed.
Carol Chidsey and Steve Faerber, both of Lander, and Mark ... [more]

Flu cases reported in state

Oct 10, 2012 - From staff reports:  State health officials say they are already getting reports of flu cases in Wyoming.
Wyoming state health officer Dr. Wendy Braund said flu cases have been ... [more]

David C. Bates

Oct 10, 2012 - Staff:  David C. Bates died suddenly Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at his home in Lander. He was 84 years old.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Trinity Episcopal ... [more]

William E. 'Eddie' Leake

Oct 10, 2012 - Staff:  William E. "Eddie" Leake died in his sleep Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. He was 66 years old.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Davis Funeral ... [more]

Anna Pearl Russell

Oct 10, 2012 - Staff:  Anna Pearl Russell died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, from complications of pneumonia. She was 86 years old.
Graveside services were Monday, Sept. 24, in Spanish ... [more]

Riverton, Lander clash (colors) on sidelines

Oct 10, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School volleyball players, from left, Janis Lawson, Kenisha Muehler, Kaitlin Koehn, Baylee Stafford, coach Adrian McNamee and players Amy ... [more]

Let cities tax themselves, say municipal chiefs

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Leaders of local municipalities during recent government meetings have voiced an interest in legislation that would allow Wyoming communities to tax ... [more]

Stray alligator captured Sunday by FCSO officers

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A resident in the Gardens North subdivision in Riverton got a scare Sunday when she happened upon a baby alligator in her daughter's yard.
The woman called ... [more]

Autopsy on man run over by pickup 'inconclusive'

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It will take four to six weeks to determine the cause of death.

Preliminary autopsy results for 21-year-old Sterling Blackburn of Riverton were ... [more]

Growers pursued perfect pumpkins

Oct 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Pumpkins from the heaviest to the tastiest were displayed, sampled, weighed and judged Saturday at the annual Riverton pumpkin weigh-off at the community ... [more]

HD 55 candidates debate energy, economic issues

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The three candidates running to represent Riverton in Wyoming's House District 55 seat displayed their differences last week during a public debate at Central ... [more]

Don't feed deer, G&F advises

Oct 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department warns that wildlife losses may be high in parts of the state this winter because of severe drought.
The department is ... [more]

UW fall enrollment at record high; state funding picture looks stable

Oct 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Preliminary numbers show fall enrollment at the University of Wyoming has exceeded 13,000 students.
It is the highest start-of-semester enrollment ... [more]

Digest

Oct 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone sees slight drop in visits
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park saw slightly fewer visitors during September, compared to ... [more]

Driver cited after fatal crash on icy, foggy I-80

Oct 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol has ticketed a California driver over a fatal crash involving multiple semitrailers on Interstate 80 in a dense fog about ... [more]

OSHA seeks additional fines against Sinclair

Oct 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's state workplace safety agency is seeking another $155,000 in fines against Sinclair Oil, this time for a refinery fire that injured four ... [more]

Decisions are easy, but good decisions 'are a little trickier'

Oct 9, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to the recent letter from Mr. Parsons with the heading "City seems unsure of what to do when a decision needs to be made," as mayor I ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Summer's surrender
When it gets along to the second week of October, there's always a worry that the bad stretch of weather is the one that will tilt ... [more]

Stewart, O'Reilly jab in 'debate'

Oct 9, 2012 - By Josh Lederman, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- There were all the trappings of a high-octane presidential debate: the over-the-top declarations, the pre-practiced zingers and the schmaltzy ... [more]

Sterling J. Blackburn

Oct 9, 2012 - Staff:  Sterling J. Blackburn, of Riverton, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Riverton. He was 21 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at ... [more]