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Francis Sitting Eagle

Aug 21, 2014 - Staff:  Francis Sitting Eagle, of Arapahoe, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. He was 34 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at St. Stephen's Catholic ... [more]

Looking forward to more election debates

Aug 21, 2014 - Chelsea Grimes, Riverton:  Editor:
I got a lot out of the debates for political candidate on public television before the primary election. The ones that interested me the most were ... [more]

RHS golfers out to defend state crown

Aug 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  With three freshmen and one junior in the lineup, the Riverton Wolverines won the Class 4-A state golf championship last year -- their first-ever 4-A title in ... [more]

Today

Aug 20, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BIG MEDICINE-OLDMAN

Connie Frances Big Medicine-Oldman, 54, died Friday, Aug. 15, in Geary, Okla. A rosary and wake will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, ... [more]

Inmate's letter didn't add much to border discussion

Aug 20, 2014 - Frank Hayes-Wardell, Riverton:  Editor:
How nice it was to hear the opinion of a jail inmate, Mr. Willow, about the reservation boundary question. Apparently he has become an expert in the ... [more]

Make no mistake, we're in an Iraq war again

Aug 20, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  And the fighters of the Islamic State make al-Qaida look like Boy Scouts.

Every time President Barack Obama thinks he has succeeded in establishing ... [more]

The day after

Aug 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's no such thing as a boring primary election in Fremont County

Not everything is final from Tuesday's primary election while the final ... [more]

Digest

Aug 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mead douses self with ice
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead had a bucket of water dumped over his head on Tuesday, but it wasn't in celebration of his primary ... [more]

Murray edges Buchanan for Secretary of State

Aug 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Cheyenne businessman Ed Murray has narrowly won the Republican primary for secretary of state.
Murray edged former House Speaker Ed Buchanan of ... [more]

Incumbents cruise in state Republican primary

Aug 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming voters overwhelmingly chose incumbents in the top races in Tuesday's Republican primary election. Here are five things to know about the ... [more]

Statewide primary election glance

Aug 20, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  U.S. Senate 2014 Dem -- Primary
482 of 482 precincts -- 100 percent
x-Charlie Hardy 7,193 -- 48 percent
Rex Wilde 3,010 -- 20 percent
Al Hamburg 2,989 -- ... [more]

Stratmoen captures GOP coroner race

Aug 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Mark Stratmoen won a solid victory in Thursday's GOP primary election for Fremont County Coroner, outpolling opponent Dominick Weigel 2-1.
No candidates from ... [more]

Baker wins by tiny margin in Riverton mayor primary

Aug 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton municipal races are shaping into close contests for the general election after tight primary voting Tuesday.
For mayor, former Riverton City ... [more]

Clifford to face Allen in House District 33 race

Aug 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Andrea Clifford has been chosen as the Democratic nominee who will face Republican Jim Allen in the race for Wyoming House District 33 this November.
Clifford ... [more]

Big win for Lambert in commission district 1

Aug 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Political newcomer Mark Lambert handily earned the Republican nomination for Fremont County Commission District 1 on Tuesday, setting up a rare contested ... [more]

Hornecker likely to earn fourth term as sheriff

Aug 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sheriff Skip Hornecker said he was humbled by the results of Tuesday's primary election.
With no Democratic challengers, he likely will earn re-election this ... [more]

LeBrun dominates Bennett in GOP attorney primary

Aug 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Patrick LeBrun attributed his decisive victory Tuesday in the Republican Fremont County Attorney primary to his tough-on-crime message. Unofficial results have ... [more]

Connie Frances Big Medicine-Oldman

Aug 20, 2014 - Staff:  Connie Frances Big Medicine-Oldman died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Geary, Okla. She was 54 years old.
A rosary and wake will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at ... [more]

Pleasant night, pleasant company at minor league park

Aug 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  On Star Wars Night, which was also Fireworks Saturday, we saw Roof Man.
Actually, we saw Roof Men -- two guys in Darth Vader Suits high above Raley Field ... [more]

Few home matches this season for Rustler volleyball

Aug 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  For the first month of the volleyball season, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers will be on the road playing in five different tournaments to gear up for the ... [more]

Today

Aug 19, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
The headline over Sunday's front-page story on Wyoming Senate District 25 made mention of two challengers for the seat now held by ... [more]

Big variety found in charges for blood tests

Aug 19, 2014 - By Roni Caryn Rabin, Kaiser Health News:  One California hospital charged $10 for a blood cholesterol test, while another hospital that ran the same test charged $10,169 -- over 1,000 times more.
For ... [more]

Surgeon adds Lander to rotation

Aug 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  An orthopedic surgeon and former head team physician for the University of Wyoming Athletics is offering his expertise to residents in the Lander area.
With ... [more]

Campaign for governor gave new inspiration to lapsed voter

Aug 19, 2014 - Lyle Barrie, Riverton:  Editor:
It is not a real proud thing for me to say, but I haven't voted since the 1990s, until this year. It was the governor's race that gave me the ... [more]

Picking some winners in an entertaining '14 primary

Aug 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  You might think that after about 50 previous election-day prognostication columns that the 2014 picture would come into clarity pretty quickly.
Nope. There ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 19, 2014 - Staff:  Casting ballots
Election Day, primary style, has arrived. Voters in significant numbers already have voted through the rapidly expanding early-voting ... [more]

Digest

Aug 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Child falls to death in park
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- An 8-year-old girl has died after falling about 550 feet while hiking in Yellowstone National ... [more]

On primary day, GOP outnumbers Dems 3-1 in state

Aug 19, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Tuesday's primary will decide how Wyoming voters rate Gov. Matt Mead's first term in office and whether his two challengers have gained traction ... [more]

Stone seeks re-election to school board; Dubois draws two hopefuls

Aug 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Three more people in Fremont County have filed to become candidates in the general elections.
Third-party and independent candidates started filling the ... [more]

Senate candidate Brockie says EPA opinion on borders should be kept

Aug 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  With his 50th birthday one day after the primary election, Travis Brockie is hoping for an early present in the form of the Democratic nomination in Wyoming ... [more]