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GOP has huge money margin over Dems; primary is Tuesday

Aug 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Democrats are going into Tuesday's primary election a bit short on cash.
Incumbent Wyoming Republicans Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia ... [more]

Digest

Aug 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Liz Cheney: No political plans
CASPER -- Liz Cheney says her recent move to Wyoming wasn't motivated by politics.
The daughter of former vice president ... [more]

The new AD

Aug 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton High School took a bold step with hiring of Jeremy Hill

When Riverton High School needed to hire a new activities director this summer, it ... [more]

Larsen would be effective leader

Aug 17, 2012 - Pennie Buffington, Lander:  Editor:
My husband and I have worked a combined total of 28 years for different state and local governmental agencies. We probably pay more attention than the ... [more]

Bunker Road, litigation points inaccurate

Aug 17, 2012 - Douglas L. Thompson, Chairman, Fremont County Commission:  Editor:
Thanks for the opportunity to discuss Fremont County issues associated with commission election. Up to this point, it seems this has been a cosmetic ... [more]

Hoffman has 'the balance we need' in Legislature

Aug 17, 2012 - Gena Robinson, Lander:  Editor:
When I think about the Wyoming that six generations of my family have worked to build, I am surprised at how far we have strayed from what makes us ... [more]

Lander graduate to compete for seat on national FFA board

Aug 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Lander Valley High School 2010 graduate Odessa Oldham will be among 51 young adults to travel to Indianapolis to compete for one of six seats on the board for ... [more]

Schilling, Larsen to wed Aug. 25

Aug 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Willie and Kathy Schilling, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Brianna Lee Schilling to Tyler John Larsen, son of Mark and ... [more]

Mackmiller named to '40 under 40' list

Aug 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Jeremiah Mackmiller, a 1997 Lander Valley High School graduate, was recently named to Sporting Goods Business Magazine's 40 under 40.
He is a general ... [more]

Anthony John 'Tony' Genoff

Aug 17, 2012 - Staff:  Anthony John "Tony" Genoff, 81, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, in Casper.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Davis Funeral Home with Pastor ... [more]

Marlys Andrews

Aug 17, 2012 - Staff:  Marlys Andrews, 50, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at her home because of a sudden illness.
Memorial services were at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Rocky Mountain ... [more]

Kevin James Griffin

Aug 17, 2012 - Staff:  Kevin James Griffin, 45, formerly of Riverton, died Aug. 9, 2012, while on military duty in Afghanistan.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, ... [more]

Nicky Craig Thomas

Aug 17, 2012 - Staff:  Nicky Craig Thomas, 59, of Lander, died Aug. 4, 2012.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Wyoming Life Resource Center Chapel. ... [more]

Today

Aug 17, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ANDREWS

Marlys Andrews, 50, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at her home because of a sudden illness. Memorial services were at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. ... [more]

RHS welcomes 74 players to football practice this year

Aug 17, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The 'Week zero' game is Aug. 24, in Worland. Last year, the Wolverines gave up more than 31 points per game, including a record 54 against Green River at ... [more]

Nirider third, Wolverines second after round one at country club

Aug 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School senior Aaron Nirider put himself in position for the individual title Thursday after shooting a first-round 73 to sit in third place at ... [more]

Shyatt likes basketball season outlook for Wyoming

Aug 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team announced its 2012-13 schedule on Friday. The Cowboys' third season under head coach Larry Shyatt will feature ... [more]

Shoshoni volleyball girls look power-packed for season

Aug 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHOSHONI -- Shoshoni has plenty of volleyball experience for the 2012 season.
The Lady Blue have six seniors on the roster to make another run for a spot at ... [more]

RHS swimmers open season in Casper, Gillette

Aug 16, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's back to the pool in the near-dawn hours for the 16 girls who started their practices for Riverton High School Monday at the Riverton Aquatic Center.
Led ... [more]

New rodeo coach on right track

Aug 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Drew Schrock is off to a good start as the new head rodeo coach at Central Wyoming College.
Schrock made a strong presentation last month, along with two ... [more]

Request to transfer Hudson suspect to juvenile court takes full day in courtroom

Aug 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A request from the youngest defendant in the Hudson double homicide prosecution to transfer the case to juvenile court has been taken under advisement after a ... [more]

Cool spell slows Alpine Lake Fire temporarily

Aug 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wind River Agency spokesman Karl Brauneis said a cold front and some moisture Wednesday helped suppress the Alpine Lake Fire that has scorched 1,342 acres of ... [more]

'I've got work to finish,' says Thompson in bid for fourth commission term

Aug 16, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  When asked why he is seeking his fourth consecutive term on the Fremont County Commission, board chairman Doug Thompson simply stated: "I've got work to ... [more]

Baker aiming for his second term as a Riverton councilman

Aug 16, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council Ward 3 councilman Lars Baker said he bases his decisions on what will be most beneficial to the people of Riverton.
"I have lived in or ... [more]

Council candidate Bauman says city going from 'self- induced crisis to crisis'

Aug 16, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  One thing is certain, Larry Bauman is not afraid to speak his mind.
"I am a straight talker," Bauman said. "If you aren't willing to speak up for what you ... [more]

Digest

Aug 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Trout dying in low-water streams
SHERIDAN -- Wildlife officials in Sheridan say some trout have been dying in local streams and rivers because of low ... [more]

Cooler weather helps in Wyoming fire picture; nearly 43,000 in West

Aug 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Cooler temperatures are keeping wildfires in Wyoming in check for the time being.
Officials say they don't expect much activity Thursday on fires burning in ... [more]

Our burly bison

Aug 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming's state flag is an ideal choice for a new stamp

Some years ago we poked a bit of fun at the process that resulted in our state's approved ... [more]

Romney criticism of 'green' jobs not without its risks

Aug 16, 2012 - By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press:  DENVER -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has been savaging what it calls President Barack Obama's "unhealthy" obsession with "green jobs." The Republican ... [more]

Another summer of 'gotcha'

Aug 16, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  There's no argument about one thing this election year: The biggest issue on Americans' minds is the economy and which presidential candidate could better help ... [more]