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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]

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]

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]

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]

Everybody's job

Oct 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  In a significant way, we are all volunteer firefighters

Fremont County doesn't have professional fire departments. With the exception of a small ... [more]

Giant wind energy project approved south of Rawlins

Oct 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday authorized what he described as potentially the largest wind energy project in the United States, if not ... [more]

Manhunt starts in abduction case

Oct 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Authorities are asking the public for help in the search for a man wanted in the abduction and sexual assault of a Cody girl.
The Cody Police ... [more]

Digest

Oct 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Arson suspect pleads not guilty
CHEYENNE -- A New Mexico man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges in a 2010 fire that destroyed a landmark ... [more]

Pokes Start Men's Basketball Practice on Friday

Oct 10, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (Oct. 10, 2012) - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team will officially begin preparations for its 2012-13 campaign on Friday with a ... [more]

Shoshoni takes junior high football crown

Oct 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Shoshoni finished its second consecutive unbeaten season in junior high football to take the Wind River Athletic Conference championship in a 30-0 shutout of ... [more]

Dubois pulverizes Hanna-Elk Mountain 63-0

Oct 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Dubois set a school, and possibly an all-class record, in rolling up 46 first-period points over visiting Hanna-Elk Mountain Friday at home. In a very rare ... [more]

CWC men practicing; two standouts return

Oct 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Curtis Condie put up a 20-11 record in his first year in charge of the Central Wyoming College men's program, and he is out to iimprove on that this ... [more]

RHS gridders making Friday nights fun again

Oct 9, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Let's review Riverton's state football championships. If you're like me, a game that immediately comes to mind is the epic 33-27 win over Lander in 1994, a ... [more]

CWC v-ball women face Northwest at Rustler Gym

Oct 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Game time is 7 p.m. Wednesday in Riverton.

Central Wyoming College's volleyball players won't mind wearing pink jerseys instead of orange and black ... [more]

Today

Oct 9, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BLACKBURN

Sterling J. Blackburn, 21, of Riverton, died Thursday, Oct. 4, in Riverton. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at ... [more]

William S. 'Bill' Hancock

Oct 9, 2012 - Staff:  William S. "Bill" Hancock, of Pavillion, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at his home. He was 83 years old.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. ... [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]