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Early voting starts Thursday in state

Sep 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Now it's for real. Every time Mitt Romney or Barack Obama hits a rhetorical high note or commits another blunder, millions of voters watching ... [more]


Sep 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Motorist sues in odd traffic stop
CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming sheriff's deputy who detained a man in handcuffs for openly carrying a pistol offered to let ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Familiar sight
Yes, the mountains are still there. The showers that dampened the Riverton Valley on Sunday and Monday knocked down enough smoke from ... [more]

Early voting alters fall campaign tactics

Sep 25, 2012 - By Paul West, MCT Washington Bureau:  More than 35 percent of the presidential vote is expected to be cast before election day, compared with less than 15 percent in 2000.

DES MOINES, ... [more]

Elizabeth Patricia Blackburn Poleviyaoma

Sep 25, 2012 - Staff:  Elizabeth Patricia Blackburn Poleviyaoma, of Provo, Utah, and formerly of the Wind River Reservation, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at the Utah Valley ... [more]


Sep 25, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths

Jonathan Theilig, 33, of Dubois, died Friday, Sept. 21. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the Dubois ... [more]

Going bald for a cause

Sep 25, 2012 - Staff:  Hair stylist Jordan Giddings patted the newly-smooth scalp of School District 25 superintendent Terry Snyder at halftime of Friday's Riverton High School ... [more]

With shaved heads and wearing pink, Wolverines get first league win

Sep 23, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Points weren't shaved Friday night at Wolverine Field. But heads were, all for the good cause of raising nearly $6,000 to support local cancer efforts.
And, ... [more]

3-1 record for Rustler volleyball at Wyo-Braska

Sep 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College pilled up a 3-1 record Friday and Saturday at the Wyo-Braska volleyball tournament.
The Rustlers played three matches at Eastern ... [more]

Lander punches in late TD in Torrington for first win

Sep 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two critical passes set up the game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter Friday night for Lander Valley High School in a 10-7 Class 3-A East football ... [more]

Nirider one shot from state championship at 4-A golf in Casper

Sep 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton boys finished third as a team.

Aaron Nirider finished third Saturday at the Class 4-A state golf tournament, just one stroke away from ... [more]

LVHS boys swing to second at state 3-A golf; Hitshew third for Tigers

Sep 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School battled to a second-place finish Saturday afternoon in the boys team standings at the Class 3-A state tournament in Worland.
The ... [more]

Rams remain perfect in 6-man action with 46-23 win Saturday

Sep 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Dubois doubled-up previously unbeaten Kaycee 46-23 Saturday afternoon in Johnson County to remain unbeaten in Class 1-A 6-man football. The Rams are the only ... [more]

Rocky Mountain downs Cougars in sloppy outing

Sep 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Though it is already mid-season, Friday's game at Cowley between Wind River and Rocky Mountain resembled an opening-day contest in terms of missed ... [more]

Riverton VB girls make top bracket at Casper Invitational

Sep 23, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After going 2-1 on Friday, the first day of the Casper Invitational volleyball tournament, the Riverton Lady Wolverines qualified for the gold tournament ... [more]

Pokes knock off Idaho 40-37 in overtime

Sep 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  University of Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith was 23 of 35 for 365 yards and was not intercepted. Chris McNeil caught eight passes for 219.

MOSCOW, ... [more]

Cokeville too much for Shoshoni in 41-19 win

Sep 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The 19 points by the Wranglers are the most allowed by the Panthers since 2009.

SHOSHONI -- It's a series decidedly in favor of Cokeville, with the ... [more]

County had some of state's biggest primary spenders

Sep 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Larsen's $22K second-most in state

Only one person in Wyoming spent more money than Lloyd Larsen of Lander in the campaign for the Aug. 21 primary ... [more]

County makes money on energy upgrades

Sep 23, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  When Fremont County government spent federal stimulus funds to install nearly $300,000 in energy-efficient upgrades at more than a dozen buildings, its ... [more]

Judge seals file on young homicide defendant

Sep 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A District Court judge issued an order sealing the criminal file of the youngest defendant in the Hudson double-homicide case while he decides if the case ... [more]

Fire reaches 42,000 acres; no weather relief for now

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  It's been days since Riverton Valley residence saw the Wind River Mountains, thanks to smoke from the Alpine Lake Fire south of Bull Lake, and there's no sign ... [more]

CWC decides to end live webcast of board sessions

Sep 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to discontinue live webcasts of its regular monthly meetings.
The broadcasts have been ... [more]

Area quilter featured in Casper art museum

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper will open three exhibitions Friday, Sept. 28, one of which will feature Riverton quilter Marta Amundson.
Marta Amundson: ... [more]

Public invited to attend Wyoming Congressional Delegation office hours

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  Staff members for the Wyoming Congressional Delegation invite citizens to attend office hours in Fremont County.
The staff members meet with citizens on an ... [more]


Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  Concerts raise $11K for cancer fund
The Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund, which provides monetary assistance to Fremont County people battling the ... [more]

Emergency management officials encourage citizens to prepare kits

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service and county emergency management agencies around the state are encouraging people to use National Preparedness Month this September ... [more]

Stroke, osteoporosis screenings coming to Lander

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  Residents living in and around the Lander community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.  First Baptist Church of Lander ... [more]

Specialist suggests producers test forage for high levels of nitrates

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  The element could be toxic to livestock.

Persistent drought conditions in Wyoming have increased the likelihood farm and ranch livestock could be ... [more]

The way it was: FFA judges -- 1968

Sep 23, 2012 - Staff:  Long recognized as a Future Farmers of America powerhouse, Shoshoni High School was preparing to name its 1986 judging team in late September ... [more]

Barbara J. Madson

Sep 23, 2012 - Staff:  Barbara J. Madson died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne after a short battle with cancer. She was 66 years old.
A memorial ... [more]