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Prosecutor: Facts didn't support conviction in child's death

A lack of facts in the 2011 death of an infant boy led to a sentence of 10 years probation and a suspended 10 to 18 years in prison for the man convicted in ...

The last bowl appearance for UW was a 37-15 loss to Temple in the 2011 New Mexico Bowl.

LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming head football coach Dave ...

Don't take away fair traditions

Editor:
I am in agreement with the lady who wrote about canceling the pie contest at the Fremont County fair this year. A lot of good, old traditions at the ...

Jean B. Peterson

Jean B. Peterson died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. She was 85 years old.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, ...

Kemper L. Sackman

Kemper L. Sackman, formerly of Riverton, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Homer, Alaska. He was 63 years old.
A celebration of his life will be 3 p.m. to 7 ...

Digest

Mead: No cash deal on park land
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead said Monday he hasn't seen a proposal of what lands the federal government will offer to swap ...

Hunting atlas now available

CHEYENNE -- The 2013 atlas of walk-in hunting areas compiled by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is available for review on the department's web site.
The ...

JACKSON -- Fewer lake trout are being caught per net in Yellowstone Lake, marking a turning point in the effort to knock the invasive species out of the big ...

Tuesday notes

Dog days?
We don't get too many days like these in Fremont County in mid-August, namely cool, mostly cloudy and something resembling humid. Take note, ...

This time I walked into the big league ballpark on my own

The last time I watched the St. Louis Cardinals play in Busch Stadium, my dad carried me in on his back.
This time I walked.
Back in 1971, in the days of ...

Two 'first friends' gone too soon

Kemper Sackman and Wesley Rice didn't know each other.
And they never will -- at least in this world.
Both men played memorable roles in my life. Both died ...

Today

Deaths
PETERSON
Jean B. Peterson, 85, died Sunday, July 28, at the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, ...

Raiders land player on Legion all-state roster

One Riverton Raider was selected to the American Legion A all-state baseball list announced last week.
Baylor Beers from Riverton made the list.
The ...

Cowboys practice in full pads

Full pads was the story on Saturday at Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium as the Cowboys practiced in full pads for the first time this fall.
The offense ...

Simpson hopes for playing time this year for Cowboys

The former Lander Valley High School star is a red-shirt freshman this season.

LARAMIE -- Tanner Simpson has a goal. He wants to play wide receiver ...

The 6-3, 205-pund junior is beginning his third season as Wyoming's starting quarterback.

LARAMIE -- Brett Smith has embraced his role as the ...

Was the pie contest really canceled at county fair?

Editor:
Were my eyes deceiving me, or did I truly read that the Fremont County fair did away with the annual pie contest this year?
You have got to be ...

GOP could take some 'Frank' advice

WASHINGTON -- The slump of his shoulders told the story.
He cleared his throat and then told the 100 or so reporters waiting at Los Angeles's Good Samaritan ...

Forget the war; smell the cookies

Today's never-ending military missions are marketed like fast food.

It's an old trick used by hucksters to get prospective buyers in the mood. If you ...

Sensible, not sexy

The first project to be funded by the 1 percent sales tax meet basic community needs

Less than one year after Fremont County voters agreed to impose ...

 
 

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