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David C. Bates

Oct 10, 2012 - Staff:  David C. Bates died suddenly Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at his home in Lander. He was 84 years old.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Trinity Episcopal ... [more]

Flu cases reported in state

Oct 10, 2012 - From staff reports:  State health officials say they are already getting reports of flu cases in Wyoming.
Wyoming state health officer Dr. Wendy Braund said flu cases have been ... [more]

Museum applicants interviewed, call for a more cooperative spirit

Oct 10, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Three applicants seeking an open seat on the Fremont County Museums Board have been interviewed.
Carol Chidsey and Steve Faerber, both of Lander, and Mark ... [more]

Incumbents and challengers agree board oversight merits change

Oct 10, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Both candidates challenging incumbents for spots on the Fremont County Commission say they would work, if elected, to improve oversight of county boards.
"I ... [more]

Riverton murder suspect bound over

Oct 10, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Judge Wes Roberts determined Wednesday that suitable evidence exists to bind the state's second-degree murder case against Dustin Nickelson over to ... [more]

Riverton hosts 4-A North swim regional

Oct 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sophomore Jordan Settlemire has been an all-around swimmer in the Class 4-A classification this year for Riverton High School, qualifying for state in a number ... [more]

Cougar spikers down Dubois, Lady Chiefs

Oct 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wind River hosts archrival Shoshoni Thursday night in Pavillion.

Wind River swept a pair of volleyball opponents over the weekend to set up a rematch ... [more]

Victory over Wyo. Indian secures conference title for Shoshoni volleyball

Oct 10, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Shoshoni locked up its second consecutive Southwest 2-A championship Tuesday night with a convincing three-game sweep of visiting Wyoming ... [more]

Riverton powers past Lander on volleyball court

Oct 10, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's the only time the two Fremont County volleyball teams will meet this season. The Wolverines play at Rock Springs on Friday.

A big crowd, ... [more]

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]