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Shooting of local man by county deputy deserved more notice

Apr 8, 2012 - Fred Nelson, Riverton:  Editor:
A few weeks ago a Fremont County law enforcement officer fatally shot an individual in Pavillion. That incident barely made local news.
Then, more ... [more]

Wyoming tracksters sweep multi-event titles At Air Force

Apr 7, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  It was a successful day for the University of Wyoming track and field program as two student-athletes won their respective events in Colorado Springs, ... [more]

Rulon Gardner slimming down for final shot

Apr 7, 2012 - Associated Press:  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- In less than two years, former Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner, who grew up in Star Valley, Wyoming, has nearly dropped the 200 ... [more]

UW hosts Cowgirl Golf Classic, Aug. 9-11, in Arizona

Apr 6, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - The Wyoming women's golf team enters the homestretch of the 2011-12 season by hosting the sixth-annual Cowgirl Classic at the picturesque Ocotillo ... [more]

County athletes collect hardware at WR Invite

Apr 6, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The Lovell boys and girls swept the team completion, but Wind River sophomore Josee Vogel had the outstanding individual performances of the day ... [more]

Phillies and Red Sox my faves for World Series

Apr 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez need to produce huge offensive numbers this year if the Colorado Rockies want enjoy a ride into the baseball ... [more]

RPD officer not guilty in charges from last summer

Apr 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A jury in Lander on Thursday deliberated for about 40 minutes to determine that an off-duty Riverton police officer is not guilty of being intoxicated and ... [more]

City denies bid to change zoning on vacant plot

Apr 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has rejected the rezoning of the Fuechsel property near the Spencer subdivision in north Riverton.
The petitioner, Jeffery Fuechsel, ... [more]

Deer population at center of G&F talks with county residents

Apr 6, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game & Fish officials met hunters and landowners March 28 in Riverton to discuss potential changes to hunting seasons in the department's Lander ... [more]

State agrees to evaluate eagle permit for Arapaho

Apr 6, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is evaluating whether it believes the Northern Arapaho Tribe would need state permission to kill bald eagles ... [more]

Officials seek to expand brucellosis disease zone

Apr 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- In a case being watched closely in Wyoming, Montana livestock officials have proposed an expansion of an animal disease zone around ... [more]

State settles matter of relocated pro-life signs

Apr 6, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The State of Wyoming has admitted that state officials violated the constitutional rights of members of an anti-abortion group by removing a display ... [more]

Digest

Apr 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snowmobile ruling withdrawn
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A federal appeals court has withdrawn a recent ruling that said the state of Wyoming wasn't economically affected ... [more]

Signs of a spring's arrival

Apr 6, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  The signs of early spring continue to arrive.
On Wednesday it was the house finches, with obvious intentions to build nests. Before that it was the wasps, ... [more]

Both sides of wolf issue afraid the other is right

Apr 6, 2012 - Pat Lawry, Riverton:  Editor:
I have been watching the two sides of the wolf issue going back and forth for years. I have come to believe that reason they always run to court after ... [more]

The principle

Apr 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  One of the biggest, most-convenient targets of political conservatives is the American Civil Liberties Union.
From the days of George H.W. Bush calling ... [more]

Strip-search ruling a shock to many in U.S.

Apr 6, 2012 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  In a ruling many found shocking, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that people suspected of minor offenses, such as rolling through a stop light, can be ... [more]

Porter, Minner marry

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Chelsey Nicole Porter and Skyler Mont Minner were married Nov. 17, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Riverton. The Rev. Mark Thurmond officiated the ceremony ... [more]

Pederson, Barlow wed

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Roberto Pederson and Lyndsie Barlow were married Nov. 11, 2011, at Heritage Gardens in Sandy, Utah.
Judge Frederick Oddone officiated the ceremony.
The ... [more]

Griebel, LeClair marry

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Michael Griebel and Jenny LeClair were married March 24, 2012, at their home in Casper.
The bride is the daughter of Mitch and Charla LeClair, of ... [more]

Shoshoni Senior Citizens Center receives grant money

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming nonprofits serving seniors and youth received $347,663 in grants announced this week by the Daniels Fund.
Grant recipients include the Learning Tree ... [more]

Riverton speech mentor named Wyoming coach of the year again

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Annette Thornton, head coach of the speech and debate team at Riverton High School, has been named the Class 4-A Coach of the Season by the Wyoming High School ... [more]

Central Wyoming College debate team ends season with second at national tournament

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College's debate team of Nicholas Esposito and Amber Ezell-Bowman won second place in the novice division of parliamentary debate at the Pi ... [more]

Today

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Births
HORN

A daughter was born to Leeanna Jean and Jason David Horn, of Dubois, at 10:25 p.m. March 18, 2012, at mile marker 114 on WY 26 287 on the ... [more]

Science and religion can, and must, coexist for humanity

Apr 6, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  The goal of the Enlightenment, that intellectual movement of the 18th century, was to establish human reason as the highest arbiter of knowledge, as opposed to ... [more]

Chefs prep kitchens for Passover

Apr 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- The Jewish springtime holiday Passover is known as a festival of freedom, but its hallmark is a litany of dietary restrictions centered ... [more]

Pokes scrimmage, defense 'wins' 72-41

Apr 5, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The University of Wyoming football team conducted its first extended scrimmage of spring camp on Wednesday, April 4 in War Memorial Stadium. The Pokes ... [more]

Wyoming forward Washington suspended indefinitely

Apr 5, 2012 - Associated Press:  Wyoming forward suspended indefinitely
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming redshirt junior forward Leonard Washington has been suspended from the men's basketball ... [more]

JC guard commits to Wyoming

Apr 5, 2012 - Associated Press:  LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- The Wyoming men's basketball program has landed a junior college recruit.
Nathan Sobey says he will transfer from Cochise College in ... [more]

UW guard Martinez has surgery on wrist

Apr 5, 2012 - Associated Press:  UW guard has surgery on wrist
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming junior guard Luke Martinez will have surgery on his left wrist next week in Laramie.

UW ... [more]