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Horses for meat

Jun 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Reasonable people make the case for a plant in Wyoming, but the barriers are many

Once upon a time in American history, eating horsemeat wasn't a ... [more]

I have finally decided that my name is OK

Jun 13, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  It has taken 77 years, but I have finally decided that I like my name.
To begin with, I always wanted a nickname. The name "Carolyn" doesn't lend itself to a ... [more]

Awareness of elder abuse an important issue

Jun 13, 2012 - Kelly Wicks, Riverton:  Editor:
It's an unfortunate fact that elder abuse is a growing problem due to the increasing population of elderly individuals who require the assistance of ... [more]

Vivian F. Huff

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  Vivian F. Huff, 94, died Friday, June 8, 2012, at her home in Lander where she lived with her husband, son and daughter-in-law.
Graveside services and burial ... [more]

Marven E. Cachelin

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  Marven E. Cachelin, 63, died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the Lander Regional Hospital following a battle with cancer.
Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Friday, ... [more]

Today

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  Births
APODACA

A daughter was born to Nanette Perry and Anthony Apodaca, of Lander, at 12:32 a.m. May 10, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Assault, police chase under investigation

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  An alleged assault on East Monroe Avenue in May remains under investigation.
Douglas Lemley, 28, of Riverton, was arrested for a Fremont County warrant for ... [more]

Summer church youth festival 'Take Off!' set for this Saturday

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton-area religious leaders and organizations combine to host "Take Off!" on Saturday, June 16, at Riverton City Park.
An afternoon and evening of music, ... [more]

D.A. gripes on pace of Eaton appeal

Jun 13, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident is Wyoming's only death-row inmate.

CHEYENNE -- The prosecutor who secured the death penalty conviction for the former ... [more]

Rustler women second in nation after CNFR opener

Jun 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College rodeo coach Rick Smith said last week that his women's team was the most talented squad he has ever brought to the College National ... [more]

At the top of his game, we're lucky to be able to hear Emrick

Jun 12, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  I was sure hoping the New Jersey Devils had one more win in them during this year's National Hockey League Season. They didn't. Instead, Los Angeles skated to ... [more]

2-year-old's body pulled from North Fork River on Monday

Jun 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office is investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was recovered Monday night in the North Fork River.
Fremont ... [more]

Crime hits transfer stations

Jun 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Two trash transfer stations in Fremont County became the targets of criminal activity less than two weeks after strictly limited service hours started at the ... [more]

County gives notice to tribes on reservation trash contract

Jun 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After failed negotiations with a Wind River Indian Reservation agency, the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District board on Monday night voted to start a ... [more]

Pertech sold; will stay in city with expanded product lineup

Jun 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  All 30 or so Pertech employees will be able to continue with the company under the merger, and another 10 jobs could be created.

Riverton-based ... [more]

Crop duster crashes after fuel unit malfunctions

Jun 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials say the crash of a crop duster plane at Riverton Regional Airport began with a malfunction of the aircraft's fuel control unit.
Riverton police ... [more]

Bid process flawed, but airport roof fix to proceed

Jun 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The city advertised for bids on fixing the roof, but the bid packages contained different warranty terms -- one for 15 years and one for 20 years.

The ... [more]

Digest

Jun 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Assistant gets UWPD post
LARAMIE -- A veteran member of the University of Wyoming Police Department has been promoted to chief of police.
Mike Samp has ... [more]

Tiny town on evac alert for fire

Jun 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Hundreds of campers had to evacuate, and Guernsey State Park remains closed.

GUERNSEY -- Residents of Hartville have been placed on alert for possible ... [more]

Man leads troopers on wild car chase

Jun 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Colorado man led Wyoming state troopers on a wild high-speed chase along two interstates and into the prairie before he was finally captured, ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Thanks, Ma
When the supplier of our daily weather forecast map and statistics sent its graphics package Saturday, it called for a cloudy, damp day ... [more]

Expect ripples if health law nixed

Jun 12, 2012 - By Ricardo Alfonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- It sounds like a silver lining. Even if the Supreme Court overturns President Barack Obama's health care law, employers can keep offering popular ... [more]

'Sneaking' onto ballot as write-in is a 'trick'

Jun 12, 2012 - Mary Claren, Riverton:  Editor:
I totally agree with Mr. Peck's editorial recently talking about how people try to sneak onto the ballot for the general election by not filing for ... [more]

Janice Leah Sun Rhodes

Jun 12, 2012 - Staff:  Janice Leah Sun Rhodes, 54, died Thursday, June 7, 2012.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the Blue Sky Hall in Ethete with burial to ... [more]

Today

Jun 12, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
DIXON

Former Lander resident, Lillian E. Dixon, 94, died Friday, June 8, at the Margaret T. Morris Center in Prescott, Ariz. Cremation has ... [more]

After tough early season Scheick rebounds in team roping

Jun 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Matthew Scheick has always attended the College National Finals Rodeo at the Casper Events as a spectator.
This week, the Sheridan College sophomore from ... [more]

Krassin ready for second go in steer wrestling

Jun 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riley Krassin is making a return trip to the College National Finals Rodeo this week at the Casper Events Center.
Krassin was selected from Casper College ... [more]

Ivy League opportunity for RHS Hannah Svilar

Jun 10, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Hannah Svilar could almost throw the discus from her home in Riverton's Big Wyoming addition to the parking lot at Riverton High School. She'll have a little ... [more]

Wyoming football prep stars prepare for Laramie after Saturday Shrine Bowl

Jun 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER (AP) -- Josh Teeter's choice was, quite simply, academic.
With academic scholarships taking care of tuition at the University of Wyoming, the Laramie ... [more]

Pokes tell Shyatt he's good till '17

Jun 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming has extended the contract of men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt by one year.
Shyatt's contract now runs through the 2016-17 ... [more]