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Troubles in Iraq

Jun 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Everyone sees what is happening, but what to do about it is another matter

The most benign word that could be used to characterize growing unrest in ... [more]

Entire Louis Lake Road to open Friday

Jun 13, 2014 - Staff:  On Friday, the Shoshone National Forest will open the remaining portion of Louis Lake Road, FR300, in the Washakie Ranger District.
Slow snow melt-off ... [more]

Daniel Paul Coates

Jun 13, 2014 - Staff:  Daniel Paul Coates, of Corvallis, Ore., died Saturday, May 17, 2014, in hospice care in Corvallis, Ore. He was 66 years old.
No services have been announced. ... [more]

Ward Dwyer

Jun 13, 2014 - Staff:  Ward Dwyer, of Riverton, died Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was 76 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the Riverton Church ... [more]

State liaison to Eastern Shoshone Tribe resigns

Jun 13, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Sara Robinson, the Eastern Shoshone tribe's liaison to the Wyoming Legislature and governor's office, has resigned.
Robinson announced her resignation Monday ... [more]

Cattle rustling increasing

Jun 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Cattle rustling is slowly increasing in Wyoming amid rising beef prices and shrinking herds.
Jimmy Dean Siler, a Wyoming Livestock Board ... [more]

Digest

Jun 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Ex-parole officer enters guilty plea
SHERIDAN -- A former Sheridan probation and parole officer accused of sexual assault has entered a conditional ... [more]

Gas developer facing civil fine

Jun 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Interior Department office that oversees revenue collection from oil and gas leases announced Thursday it is seeking a $533,520 civil penalty ... [more]

Ex-officer bound over on aggravated assault charge

Jun 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Police say Frisco Saunders, 42, drove his GMC Suburban at his ex-wife Tina Saunders after the two argued.

A former Riverton police officer's ... [more]

District 25 plans construction, OKs personnel changes

Jun 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton plans several construction projects this summer.
The board accepted the recommendation to hire Nelson ... [more]

McFarland: CWC serves Lander well

Jun 13, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Lander is being well-served by Central Wyoming College, says the outgoing president of the school.
Dr. Jo Anne McFarland detailed the college's current ... [more]

Monie Gebhart

Jun 13, 2014 - Staff:  Monie Gebhart died Monday, June 9, 2014, at Billings Clinic in Billings, Mont., after a lengthy illness. She was 77 years old.
Graveside services and ... [more]

Spratt rounds out Gillette rodeo team

Jun 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cowgirl Coralle Spratt has found her second home in Gillette College.
After transferring from Northeastern Junior College, Spratt stayed in the Central Rocky ... [more]

Riverton rider takes title in open outlaw division Sunday

Jun 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County motocross riders braved the muddy track Sunday in a High Plains Motocross Association race.
The track is located outside of Riverton. ... [more]

Today

Jun 12, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
GEBHART

Monie Gebhart, 77, died Monday, June 9, at Billings Clinic in Billings, Mont., after a lengthy illness. Graveside services and ... [more]

CWC professor wins Master Distance Educator award

Jun 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College professor Val Whitmore received a Master Distance Educator Award at the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium spring conference held ... [more]

Eastern Shoshone tribal member to release wine label

Jun 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Mike Eagle, an enrolled Eastern Shoshone tribal member, residing in Nice, Calif., is preparing to release his own wine label this year.
Eagle began his ... [more]

Considering father-son bond

Jun 12, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  What do you know for sure about the relationship between fathers and sons?
With Father's Day coming up on Sunday, I felt I should write on the subject at ... [more]

Michigan setup on jurisdiction not same as Riverton's situation

Jun 12, 2014 - Grant Murphy, Riverton:  Editor:
I have nothing against the people from Michigan who came to Riverton to talk about how they were working out their issues on tribal and city ... [more]

Governors and EPA

Jun 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Opinions in the West aren't unanimous, but they might be the basis for consensus

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and his fellow Western-state governors spent ... [more]

Digest

Jun 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Slaying suspect arrested in state
GILLETTE -- A man wanted in a fatal shooting in New Mexico has been arrested on charges of stabbing a woman in ... [more]

Court hears appeal arguments in 2009 killing of Sheridan man

Jun 12, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawyer for a Sheridan man serving life for his role in a home invasion killing urged the Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday to throw out his ... [more]

Sandoval to chair Western governors group

Jun 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Western Governors' Association has selected Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval as its new chairman.
Member governors ... [more]

Dakota senators revive effort to get bison declared national mammal

Jun 12, 2014 - By Dirk Lammers, The Associated Press:  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Senators from the Dakotas are among those making another attempt to have the bison declared the national mammal, citing the animal's ... [more]

Sinks Canyon visitors get 'rare' sightings of bear, moose

Jun 12, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Recent bear and moose sightings in Sinks Canyon State Park have been labeled as "somewhat rare" by park officials.
Sinks Canyon Visitor Center superintendent ... [more]

Director of ambulance department proposing shift to non-profit model

Jun 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Spinning off Fremont County's Ambulance Department into a private, non-profit organization could be the answer to its money woes, the agency's chief suggested ... [more]

Hudson homicide case comes to a close

Jun 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The last defendants were sentenced Tuesday in the 2011 murders of Elva Charlotte Quiver, 20, and Eric Likes, 42.

Two defendants involved in the 2011 ... [more]

Citizens for Equal Rights Alliance to host workshops on federal policies

Jun 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  Tribal leaders say group is "anti-Indian," but representatives from the group say they oppose "federal Indian policy."

Local tribal leaders think an ... [more]

Dessie Holliday

Jun 12, 2014 - Staff:  Dessie Holliday, of Riverton, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at her home. She was 80 years old.
A viewing will be 8 a.m to 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 13, at Davis ... [more]

Digest

Jun 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Tree kills park hiker
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A Taiwanese man is dead after being hit by a falling tree while hiking off an established trail in ... [more]