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Odd Fellows Cemetery is more a weed patch than a cemetery

Sep 10, 2014 - Reva Denoo, Riverton:  Editor:
I wonder who is responsible for the terrible shape the Odd Fellows Cemetery on Riverview Road is in at present.
As a weed patch, it hardly resembles ... [more]

My Little League coach was right

Sep 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Unfortunately, it had been more than 40 years since the lesson

Things you learn when you see a foul ball hit by Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado ... [more]

Ray Rice

Sep 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The football player's brutal attack of a woman is a wake-up call on domestic violence

Ray Rice was quite well-known as a professional football ... [more]


Sep 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Magpul grant reduced
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board has approved a new financial package to help bring Magpul Industries to ... [more]

Mirroring neighbors, Montana limits future drilling to help sage grouse

Sep 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday ordered restrictions on future oil drilling and other activities blamed for driving down sage grouse numbers, ... [more]

No injuries in fire at empty house on Great Plains Road

Sep 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in a structure fire that was reported at about 6 a.m. Monday at 28 East Great Plains Road.
Officials said the abandoned house was engulfed ... [more]

Court says EPA emissions rules must wait for full legal challenge

Sep 10, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can't force several Wyoming power plants to install new pollution-control equipment while the state's legal challenge ... [more]

City OKs grant app for runway work

Sep 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The FAA will administer the grant to pay for the design, which will be used when the city requests bids for construction next year.

Local officials ... [more]

Workplace death rate declines; better road data key improvement

Sep 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The number of deaths on the job in Wyoming fell by a third last year. Industries vital to Fremont County's economy remain the most dangerous, however.
A total ... [more]


Sep 9, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths

John "Sluggo" Addison, 66, of Arapahoe, died Thursday, Sept. 4, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. A rosary and wake will be at 7 ... [more]

Saturday's win a drive for the ages for Cowboy fans

Sep 9, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  "The drive" was redefined Saturday night.
For most of us, "the drive" has always been defined as Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway's famous fourth-quarter ... [more]

Dubois stunned 60-12 by Guernsey in 6-man action

Sep 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Guernsey-Sunrise Vikings moved into title contention in the 6-man football division with a 60-12 home victory Saturday over the Dubois Rams in Guernsey. ... [more]

Settlemire, Kechter stand out for RHS in pair of home swim invitations

Sep 9, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Lady Wolverine swimmers Jordan Settlemire and Michaela Kechter each won individual events Friday at the Riverton Pre-Invite swim meet, and Settlemire ... [more]

Trash collection customers being punished for what government did

Sep 9, 2014 - Gwen Fowley, Riverton:  Editor:
I do not agree at all with Riverton making people who use dumpsters in their back alleys for trash to give them up.
It is going to make things much ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 9, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Bracing ourselves
Summer still has about two weeks left, officially. This year's first day of autumn is Sept 22.
But it's going to stop feeling ... [more]


Sep 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Girl killed by falling tree
CHEYENNE -- A 6-year-old Cheyenne girl has died after a tree fell on her while her family was cutting firewood in Albany ... [more]

State appeals Oregon's denial of coal port for Asia shipments

Sep 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is appealing Oregon's recent decision to deny an application to build a coal terminal at the Port of Morrow, on the Columbia ... [more]

Study watches bighorn sheep in Yellowstone

Sep 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The interaction of sheep and mountain goats is of particular interest to wildlife managers.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A few bighorn sheep in and ... [more]

State considers action to limit use of police drones

Sep 9, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill to ban law enforcement use of drones without a warrant.
Members of the Wyoming Legislature's Joint Judiciary ... [more]

Search and rescue crews looking for man missing since Friday

Sep 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Local search and rescue volunteers are looking for a 31-year-old man who has been missing in the Bridger-Teton National Forest since Friday.
The man is ... [more]

Fight complaint was just noisy fan watching Monday Night Football

Sep 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The professional football season got off to a raucous start for one passionate football fan who was the subject of a police call Monday evening in Riverton ... [more]

Felony theft of wire led to wide phone outages on reservation

Sep 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Recent telephone outages on the in the Sage Creek area stemmed from a Riverton man stealing copper wire, investigators believe.
The man now faces a wrongful ... [more]

Democrat nominee raised more money than GOP winner in primary for House District 33

Sep 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Democratic candidate for Wyoming House District 33 raised about $2,200 more than her Republican counterpart during this year's primary campaign. ... [more]

Theodore Anthony 'Ted' Carlson

Sep 9, 2014 - Staff:  Theodore Anthony "Ted" Carlson, of Lander, died after a short illness Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 82 years old.
A ... [more]

William 'Bill' Michael Ferris

Sep 9, 2014 - Staff:  William "Bill" Michael Ferris, of Riverton, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, surrounded by family at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper after fighting a short and ... [more]

Ann Milton

Sep 9, 2014 - Staff:  Ann Milton, formerly of Lander, died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at her home in Pacific Beach, Wash. She was 55 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and memorial ... [more]

Freda Cheetham

Sep 9, 2014 - Staff:  Freda Cheetham, of Lander, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Billings, Mont. She was 95.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Faith ... [more]

John 'Sluggo' Addison

Sep 9, 2014 - Staff:  John "Sluggo" Addison, of Arapahoe, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 66 years old.
A rosary and wake will be at 7 ... [more]

Don Marvin 'Marv' Pulham

Sep 9, 2014 - Staff:  Don Marvin "Marv" Pulham, of Riverton, died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 80 years old.
A viewing will be 5 ... [more]

Philana Marie Underwood

Sep 9, 2014 - Staff:  Philana Marie Underwood died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. She was 32 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Blue Sky Hall with a wake to follow ... [more]