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Apr 29, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  No rush
There have been plenty of years when the final week of April has brought weather strongly suggestive of summer. Just two years ago this week ... [more]

Good ski year winding down in Jackson

Apr 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The oldest and the largest ski resorts in the state enjoyed a strong winter 2013-14, both of them boasting historic numbers.
Heavy snowfall helped. ... [more]

Museum gets Lone Ranger's Colt .45 pistol

Apr 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A museum in Wyoming has acquired an old pistol made famous by a masked hero of television from more than 60 years ago.
The Lone Ranger's Colt .45 is ... [more]

Water pollution under study at 1960s missile site

Apr 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Army Corps of Engineers is trying to determine the extent of a plume of contaminated groundwater seeping from a 1960s-era missile site west of ... [more]

Jury selection to begin in murder trial for Alice Uden

Apr 29, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- With jury selection scheduled to begin Tuesday for an elderly Missouri woman accused of killing her husband 40 years ago, defense attorneys want to ... [more]

Community honors ag industry at annual appreciation banquet

Apr 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The award ceremony is marking its 49th year.

Fremont County's agriculture community feted its own Saturday during the annual Ag Appreciation Banquet. ... [more]

County solid waste officials help modify landfill law

Apr 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The changes would ensure funding to speed up the closure of older sites.

Local officials and legislators have helped develop two laws seeking to ... [more]

Airport Task Force asks state for additional airline service in city

Apr 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The recently formed Airport Task Force has submitted a request for additional airline service at Riverton Regional Airport to the Aeronautics Division of the ... [more]

Banks say settlement check transactions are going 'smoothly'

Apr 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Many banks in Riverton saw a lot of activity Wednesday when oil and gas settlement checks of $6,300 were delivered to roughly 9,700 Northern Arapaho tribal ... [more]

Board picks Valdez to be next CWC president

Apr 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has selected Cristobal Valdez as its next president.
The board announced its decision during a special meeting ... [more]

Tari Poston Lewis

Apr 29, 2014 - Staff:  Tari Poston Lewis, of Rock Springs and Lander, died Wednesday, April 21, 2014, at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. She was 68 years old.
Per ... [more]

RHS girls tied 2-2 by Rock Springs

Apr 28, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Lady Wolverines remain in fourth place in the Class 4-A West with a 2-3-1 conference record behind Green River, Casper Natrona and Casper Kelly Walsh. ... [more]

Cowboy golfers second after two rounds of MWC tourney

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Wyoming's Kamrin Allen shot a 76 (+5) during the second round of the 2014 Mountain West Championship on the par-71, 7,144 yard ... [more]

Two more big victories in the books for LVHS boys

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander boys nearly pitched a shutout on the soccer weekend with a road sweep over Douglas and Torrington.
Friday in Goshen County, the Tigers blew past ... [more]

Big day for Western Heritage on track

Apr 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  DUBOIS -- It was a homecoming weekend of sorts on a weekend with competition limited by proms, pow wows and basketball tournaments.
Thermopolis head track ... [more]

Lander girls bombard two opponents on soccer field

Apr 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Ella Walsh pulled off a second-half hat trick to pace the Tiger effort
on Saturday.


The Lander Valley High School girls moved to 10-1 on the soccer ... [more]

Herr blisters field in 400 on Douglas oval; Watts wins 100 meters again

Apr 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  A personal best of 49.94 Friday by Lander's Tristen Herr in the 400-meter dash highlighted a three-team entry of Fremont County Schools at the Douglas Track ... [more]

Wolverines stay in race for West 4-A soccer title

Apr 28, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team completed a Class 4-A league sweep over Rock Springs with a 3-2 win Friday on the road in Sweetwater County.
The ... [more]

The rich just got more powerful

Apr 28, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Thanks to the Supreme Court, the 1 percent is free at last to try and buy the kind of government it prefers.

In his 1972 epic on the origins of the ... [more]

Prying information out of Cheyenne

Apr 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Give it a try if you like, but don't expect much.

Test pilot Chuck Yeager turns to his friend and fellow pilot Jack Ridley and says, "Well, I'll tell ... [more]

The EPA border ruling is 'correct,' so please send the back payment for royalties

Apr 28, 2014 - Lane Turner, Riverton:  Editor:
I believe the EPA decision about Riverton and all areas with in 50 miles of the Wind River Indian Reservation to be correct. I also believe that if ... [more]

Unsettling spectacle

Apr 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our county museums system longs for a period of long-term stability

It is unsettling to witness the arrest and pending prosecution of former Fremont ... [more]

State needs alternative to lethal injection for executions, prisons boss says

Apr 28, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Many states have had problems getting execution drugs.

The head of the Wyoming Department of Corrections wants state lawmakers to consider ... [more]

Microsoft plans for data center

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Microsoft Corp. plans to build another data center in Cheyenne, bringing its total investment in Wyoming's capital city to nearly $500 ... [more]

Double killer locked up for rest of his life

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge has sentenced a Cheyenne man to three life prison terms without the possibility of parole for the killings of two women and the wounding of ... [more]

State marking 15th year of wind energy production

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Wyoming last week marked its 15th anniversary of wind generated electricity in the state. What began with 69 turbines in Carbon County has grown into ... [more]

Lawmakers tilting away from special session on Cindy Hill

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Members of the Legislature's Joint Education Interim Committee don't see an urgent need for a special session to deal with fallout from a court ... [more]

Road to Wyoming slide area could reopen soon

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Officials in Jackson say residents might soon regain use of the only road to their homes near a slow-moving landslide.
Crews have piled 400 tons of ... [more]

The way it was: Uranium meeting -- 1953

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The discovery of the famed Lucky Mc uranium deposits in the Gas Hills east of Riverton sparked a rush of new prospecting in Fremont County.
Ordinary citizens ... [more]

United Tribes Club powwow set

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Colorful regalia, artisans, American Indian drummers and dancers and a powerful social gathering are all part of the Central Wyoming College United Tribes Club ... [more]