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Medical marijuana in Wyoming? Bill to be introduced

Dec 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A debate over whether Wyoming should legalize marijuana may be about to flare up.
Bordered to the north and south by states that have legalized ... [more]

Rez youths put their talents on display

Dec 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of the Wind River UNITY council and the Eastern Shoshone Cross-Age Peer Education project had a busy weekend hosting their first talent show Dec. 7 to ... [more]

Germaine M. Wayt

Dec 21, 2013 - Staff:  Germaine M. Wayt died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at her home in Lander. She was 86 years old.
She was born Jan. 26, 1927, in Kennan, Wis., the daughter of ... [more]

Cheryl Lynn Eagle

Dec 21, 2013 - Staff:  Cheryl "Jabaar" Eagle, of Arapahoe, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Casper. She was 32 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at St. ... [more]

Lander boys in Douglas Classic field

Dec 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Class 3-A East boys basketball opponents close out the December schedule for the Lander Valley High School Tigers this weekend at the Douglas Classic. ... [more]

Tiger girls to host Lander Classic

Dec 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A trio of Class 3-A East girls basketball teams will enter the Lander Classic this weekend with undefeated marks.
Wheatland, Douglas and Rawlins have not ... [more]

Wolverine girls can't hold early advantage, fall by 30 in Flaming Gorge opener

Dec 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine girls basketball team jumped out to an early 8-2 lead Thursday but then fell behind and lost to the Cheyenne East Lady Thunderbirds ... [more]

RHS boys lose on buzzer- beater to third-ranked East as three-day slate begins

Dec 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines, with a new point guard and a refined offense, gave the third-ranked Cheyenne East Thunderbirds a fight to the finish but fell short at ... [more]

Today

Dec 20, 2013 - Staff:  Births
HEREFORD

A son was born to Tishina Duran and Charles Hereford, of Ethete, at 1:03 p.m. Nov. 30, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Elks request donations in holiday meal delivery

Dec 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Members of the Elks Lodge in Riverton hope to deliver 150 holiday meals to local families next week, but the group needs more donations from residents.
People ... [more]

Northern Arapaho scholarship applications due March 1

Dec 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from full-time students for scholarship awards at the University of Wyoming. The ... [more]

Riverton student receives Rocky Mountain Power Foundation grant

Dec 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation awarded $35,000 to the University of Wyoming Foundation during the past fiscal year for education and research programs, ... [more]

ESCAPE mentors finish training

Dec 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fifteen youths from the Wind River Indian Reservation received certificates of completion Dec. 8 that honored the more than 240 hours of training they have ... [more]

Congress should consider impeaching the president

Dec 20, 2013 - Gloria Gregory, Riverton:  Editor:
I am not a Democrat. I am not a Republican. I am a registered Independent and have voted in every election I was eligible for more than 50 years. It ... [more]

Minding our business

Dec 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Amid technical advances and emerging security concerns, privacy takes a beating

Once upon a time, privacy was a major issue in the public mind. ... [more]

Digest

Dec 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fuel cleanup nearly done
LARAMIE -- The cleanup of a 500 gallon diesel fuel spill at the University of Wyoming's main energy plant last December is ... [more]

Banker survey predicts strong economy for region

Dec 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  OMAHA, Neb. -- A new survey of bankers suggests that the economy will grow at a healthy pace in rural parts of 10 Midwest and Western states in the months ... [more]

Wyoming-based nuke chief fired for drunken behavior

Dec 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The Air Force general who was fired from command of U.S. land-based nuclear missile forces had engaged in "inappropriate behavior" while on ... [more]

Christmas events start Sunday for several churches

Dec 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  With Christmas in the middle of the week this year, many churches in Riverton are celebrating the holiday early, with traditional services on Sunday.
The ... [more]

Mead says state won't honor EPA rez ruling

Dec 20, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Gov. Matt Mead has written to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy saying Wyoming won't honor her agency's recent determination that ... [more]

Pavillion water probe falls behind schedule

Dec 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality was to finish its report on contaminated wells by Sept. 30, 2014, but that appears unlikely.

All ... [more]

Drennen freed: Former murder convict released after nearly four years in prison

Dec 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Nearly three years after being convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison, Gabriel Drennen is a free man.
District Court Judge Norman E. ... [more]

Iva Deane Varah Bateman

Dec 20, 2013 - Staff:  Iva Deane Varah Bateman, formerly of Shoshoni, died peacefully in her sleep Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Pioneer Manor in Gillette. She was 94 years old.
Per her ... [more]

Wranglers host tournament

Dec 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The invitational marks the home debut for both Shoshoni teams.

Four games apiece in two days are in store for the Shoshoni High School basketball ... [more]

Three boys post state qualifying times as swim season gets going

Dec 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  A small team contingent of Riverton Wolverines went on the road to Gillette Friday and Saturday and qualified for the state meet during their first weekend of ... [more]

Today

Dec 19, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
EAGLE

Cheryl Lynn Eagle, 32, of Arapahoe, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Casper Medical Center. Arrangements are pending through Davis Funeral ... [more]

Find comfort in small things to survive busy business life

Dec 19, 2013 - By Leonard Holler:  Question -- "How do I keep my sanity in the hustle and bustle of my business life?"
-- Cindy, Gillette
Answer -- You need some inspiration on a ... [more]

Menards recalls Christmas trees

Dec 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Menards, a chain of home-improvement stores in the Midwest, is recalling 1,800 pre-lit artificial Christmas trees because the lights may overheat, start a fire ... [more]

Devon donates $500 to Habitat for Humanity

Dec 19, 2013 - Staff:  Habitat for Humanity, Wind River Country recently received a donation of $500 from Devon Energy. The donation will go toward the purchase of construction ... [more]

Reinke honors Killebrew Irrigation with gold pride award at convention

Dec 19, 2013 - Staff:  DESHLER, Neb. -- Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, has announced that Killebrew Irrigation in Lander ... [more]

Cool down the rush to legalize pot

Dec 19, 2013 - By Ben Barber, MCT News Service:  There is a mad rush to legalize marijuana these days, but it's time to rethink that generous yet foolish move -- generous because it lifts the onus of crime ... [more]

A stay-at-home state of mind

Dec 19, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  A stay-at-home state of mind

Mothers, especially of the stay-at-home variety, are prone toward reclusiveness. This is a state of mind, life, and ... [more]

Most people probably would not mind a higher tax on beer

Dec 19, 2013 - Trey Landsdoun, Riverton:  Editor:
The Riverton mayor wants the state to raise the tax on beer. I think this would be all right with most people. I would guess that most people who buy ... [more]

Tough mission

Dec 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Traditional veterans groups are making difficult, good decisions

Riverton-area veterans groups had a difficult choice to make earlier this year. ... [more]

Digest

Dec 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Rock Springs air service to improve
ROCK SPRINGS -- Rock Springs is getting early morning and late night service to and from Denver back in 2014, making ... [more]

Under budget agreement, state won't get minerals money

Dec 19, 2013 - By Matthew Daly, The Associated Press:  The budget deal in Congress will cost Wyoming, New Mexico and other states $415 million in lost oil and gas royalties over the next decade, according to the ... [more]

Sex offender avoids prison in plea bargain

Dec 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge Thursday morning gave a man what he described as a "lenient" sentence in line with a plea agreement with prosecutors for sexually abusing a minor ... [more]

Even before Thursday storm, snowpack levels above average

Dec 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Snowpack in the Wind River Basin continued to be above the 30-year average for the date, although fells slightly during the week following an increase as the ... [more]

Charges dropped against Drennen

Dec 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Man convicted of 2010 murder expected to be freed

After serving three years of a life sentence for first-degree murder, a Riverton man is expected to ... [more]

Sammey Dale Lewis

Dec 19, 2013 - Staff:  Sammey Dale Lewis, of Lander, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at his home. He was 75 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, in the ... [more]