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Ready for the Rustler

Sep 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  CWC rodeo riders count on calm prep before the chutes open

Rodeo is known to be an action-packed, high-energy sport that requires quick thinking and ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire tops 23,000 acres in smoky day for Riverton Valley

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Firefighters conducted an intentional 'burn-out' to strengthen the containment line.

Officials on Saturday measured the Alpine Lake Fire northwest of ... [more]

Term limit case to be heard by court Oct. 24

Sep 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has set a date to hear arguments in a lawsuit by the secretary of state challenging term limits for himself and other statewide ... [more]

Gathering focuses on growing ag industry

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Strengthening agriculture by addressing barriers, analyzing risks and adding value is the focus of the Wind River Agriculture Summit happening Sept. 20-21 on ... [more]

Winter Fair plans heating up

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Organizers of the 2013 Wyoming State Winter Fair have set the dates of their upcoming events related to the annual event.
The livestock show will be Feb. 23 ... [more]

Meetings welcome comments on new Shoshone forest plan

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest will hold four public meetings as part of its forest plan revision process.
Fremont County meetings will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on ... [more]

Prison sentence in child porn case

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  A Riverton man is heading to prison for more than seven years after a federal judge sentenced him Aug. 7 for attempted receipt of child pornography.
U.S. ... [more]

Help for Health expands hospice program services

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Training set for Transition volunteers at noon on Oct. 8 at Riverton facility.

Help for Health Hospice is offering a new program called Transitions ... [more]

Digest

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Agency talks new hunting rules
Simplifying and modernizing the legal firearm regulations and establishing a big game baiting regulation to help with ... [more]

The way it was: 1 millionth telephone -- 1948

Sep 16, 2012 - Staff:  When comprehensive telephone service came to Wyoming early in the 20th century, the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Co. provided it. Mountain States ... [more]

New supreme court justice welcoming the challenge

Sep 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- After 32 years in the criminal justice field, Laramie County District Judge Michael Davis is moving to the state's highest court.
He was appointed ... [more]

Mid-summer conditions keeping fires active near Jackson, Casper

Sep 16, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  High profile wildfires near Jackson and Casper continued over the weekend as "red flag" warnings remained in place due to hot, dry, windy weather.
Jackson ... [more]

Digest

Sep 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Ex-CEO tried using used old name
POWELL -- The name that embattled former Powell Valley Healthcare CEO Paul D. Cardwell unsuccessfully used to try to ... [more]

Ronnie Schilling

Sep 16, 2012 - Staff:  Ronnie "Ron" Schilling Sr., of Riverton, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at his home. He was 70 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. ... [more]

Teyah Ann Qualls

Sep 16, 2012 - Staff:  Teyah Ann Qualls was born and died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Grand Junction, Colo.
Cremation has taken place. No services are planned.
She was the ... [more]

Teyona Marie Qualls

Sep 16, 2012 - Staff:  Teyona Marie Qualls was born and died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Grand Junction, Colo.
Cremation has taken place. No services are planned.
She was the ... [more]

Juan Roman

Sep 16, 2012 - Staff:  Juan Roman of Arapahoe died at 9:14 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at his residence. He was 83 years old.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at St. ... [more]

The way we vote

Sep 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our all-mail do-over in county commission District 2 poses key questions for future

Fremont County voters now have learned the outcome of the ... [more]

GOP lucky Clinton can't run again

Sep 16, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In the last 76 years -- since Franklin Roosevelt carried 46 of the then 48 states against Republican Alf Landon -- just one Democratic ... [more]

When there's good news, say it

Sep 16, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  No one wants to hear good news.
While that's a generality on its best day, it seems that bad news always spreads quicker than something positive.
State ... [more]

Neglected cattle putting both the livestock and human beings in danger

Sep 16, 2012 - Caroline Mills, Fort Washakie:  Editor:
I am writing to voice my concern about the cows that have been allowed to stray onto the roadway on Trout Creek Road in Fort Washakie.
I live on ... [more]

Tigers finally score but fall 20-14 Friday to Jackson

Sep 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Strides were made by Lander Valley High School on the football field Friday night in a 20-14 loss to Jackson in Teton County.
LVHS coach Doug Hughes liked the ... [more]

Strong LVHS boys win their home cross country meet

Sep 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Senior Beau Green believes the Lander Valley High School boys cross country team is on track to make a run at the Class 3-A state title next month in ... [more]

Wolverines solid in 26-7 road win over Cody

Sep 16, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton is 1-2 heading into this Friday's conference opener vs. Rawlins at Wolverine Field.

CODY -- It may be too early in the season to say the ... [more]

Rollercoaster levels out for Riverton spikers in split with Casper teams

Sep 16, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  From Riverton High School head volleyball head coach Adrian McNamee's perspective, her team's season is like a rollercoaster ride. But in using the metaphor to ... [more]

Cougars roll over WIHS Chiefs 47-0

Sep 16, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian fell to 0-3 on the year and is still looking for its first score of 2012.

PAVILLION -- Wind River rolled over Fremont County rival ... [more]

Lander splits volleyball matches with Powell and Mountain View

Sep 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  All the key points in the fifth and final set on Thursday night went the right way for Lander Valley High School in a Class 3-A West volleyball conference ... [more]

Wranglers mistake prone in one-point loss

Sep 16, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was Shoshoni's first loss of the season.

BURLINGTON -- Burlington rallied to a 22-21 win Friday over visiting Shoshoni after trailing the ... [more]

Friday night prep football scores

Sep 15, 2012 - Associated Press:  Big Horn 46, Wright 22

Burlington 22, Shoshoni 21

Campbell County 41, Casper Kelly Walsh 21

Casper Natrona 58, Rock Springs 7

Cheyenne East 42, ... [more]

RHS trio paces girls to cross country win

Sep 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Olivia Thompson was second, Jillian C'Bearing third and Ainur Zhuldybeava seventh.

Olivia Thompson was not even close to full strength on Thursday ... [more]