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May 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Court nixes hotel arson appeal
CHEYENNE -- A federal appeals court has dismissed an appeal from a New Mexico man who challenged the six-year prison ... [more]

Downed plane spotted with octogenarian pair on board

May 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A missing single-engine plane with two brothers in their 80s on board has been found crashed on a mountain in northwest Wyoming.
The Park County ... [more]

Heavy storm finally moves out after a snow-filled Monday

May 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Stranded travelers resumed their trips Monday afternoon and Tuesday after hundreds of miles of Interstate 80 were reopened in the wake of a ... [more]

Multiple charges against woman arrested Friday in drug, endangerment case

May 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Tlana Jealous, 22, of Riverton, was arrested at about 2 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of West Main Street for possession of methamphetamine, use of ... [more]

Two killed in separate car wrecks

May 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Donald Abernathy, 83, of Lander, died Sunday in a one-vehicle rollover on Wyoming Highway 789 south of Lander.
Reports state he was driving north at about ... [more]

Jobless rate dips to 5.7 in county

May 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County's employment picture looked good in March, with every major statistical category showing improvement for the mont and the year.
March's figures ... [more]

Rodney L. Jealous of Him Jr.

May 13, 2014 - Staff:  Rodney L. Jealous of Him Jr. died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 31 years old.
A rosary was Wednesday, May 7, at Blue Sky Hall. ... [more]

Carolyn Johnson

May 13, 2014 - Staff:  Carolyn Johnson, of Riverton, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at her home. She was 68 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and her ashes will be buried at Mountain ... [more]

LeRoy Edward Shoopman

May 13, 2014 - Staff:  LeRoy Edward Shoopman died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie. He was 88 years old.
Graveside services with military honors will ... [more]

Abandoned, loyal little dog made heart-wrenching choice

May 12, 2014 - Linda Rood, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to whoever lost or, probably, dumped a little black-and-tan dog on Cooper Road.
This little dog showed up on Tuesday ... [more]

Cowboys Huff, Herron drafted by NFL teams; Smith signed by Tampa Bay

May 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- This weekend's National Football League draft saw two former Wyoming Cowboys selected, marking the first time since 1997 that the Cowboys have had ... [more]

Lander eighth-grader wins wrestling triple crown

May 12, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Lander eighth-grader gave his all during the wrestling season and it paid off at the state level, winning in three different styles.
De'Aundre Velarde ... [more]

Ram boys third Friday in big Thermop invitational

May 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  THERMOPOLIS -- In one of the biggest meets of the season, 21 teams converged in Thermopolis from three different classifications for the annual Bobcat ... [more]

No. 1 Green River girls shut out Wolverines regional next for RHS

May 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A pair of second-half goals for Green River spoiled the final home match for the Riverton Wolverines in a Class 4-A West girls soccer contest Friday night at ... [more]

Tiger girls end regular season with 14-1 record

May 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers completed an undefeated girls soccer regular season against Class 3-A opponents with a 3-1 victory Saturday afternoon in Newcastle.
Lander ... [more]

Familiar names on podium at Shane Brock track in Lander

May 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Lander's Jaxon Hedges had the single oustanding event overall in the meet with a career bes and sate-leading distance of 23-4 in the long jump.

The ... [more]

Wolverines win West 4-A soccer title

May 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  With the conference championship on the line Friday, Riverton downed Green River 2-1 on Friday.

Caleb Richmond headed the game winner into the net ... [more]

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May 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Snow King harmless in fall
JACKSON -- A jury has ruled that Snow King Resort was not at fault for a 7-year-old's 2009 tumble from a ski lift.
The final ... [more]

Mead blasts EPA on coal plant proposal

May 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming, the nation's leading coal-producing state, is calling on the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw ... [more]

'Big Boy' reaches Cheyenne; restoration to start

May 12, 2014 - By James Chilton, MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Hundreds of people crowded along the railroad tracks Thursday afternoon to watch as one of the largest steam engines ever built rolled into ... [more]

Innovative study of aspen decline led by University of Wyoming student

May 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Northern Idaho native Emily Richardson is using remote sensing to better understand how environmental factors, such as precipitation and elevation, ... [more]

Treasure, and time, in a kitchen crevice

May 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Oh, the things you find between the dishwasher and the wall.

In July of 2012 Voyager I became the first man-made object to enter interstellar space. ... [more]

Knowing character when you see it

May 12, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Personal political scandals have a typical script: penitent wrongdoer is diagnosed with a previously unnoticed medical condition and, almost miraculously, ... [more]

Ask Mom

May 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our species can do many thing the others can't. Three of them are inquire, remember and reminisce. On this Mothers Day, we ought to do all three.
Few people ... [more]

The way it was: Dubois -- 1933

May 12, 2014 - Staff:  This week marks the 100th birthday of Dubois.
The community, known previously as Never Sweat, conducted a referendum of the 156 residents to determine if ... [more]

Wyoming Honor Farm to host wild horse adoption

May 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a wild horse and burro adoption and gentling clinic Friday and Saturday in Riverton.
On ... [more]

Driver partially ejected in one-vehicle rollover

May 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A female driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a one-vehicle rollover April 27 that closed an intersection on the Wind River Indian Reservation. ... [more]

Author to speak, give workshop at the Riverton Branch Library

May 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Writer Ron Carlson will give an author talk at 7 p.m. Friday and conduct a workshop at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Riverton Branch Library.
Both events will take ... [more]

Summer job opportunities available for reservation youth

May 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone 477 Program in Fort Washakie is now accepting applications for its summer youth program. The 477 Program brings employment education and ... [more]

Lifetime of genealogy work keeps searcher busy and inspired

May 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  It all started with a question: How was it that half of the town of Lander seemed to be related to him?
With Lander's population about 3,300 in the 1950s when ... [more]