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Stratmoen captures GOP coroner race

Aug 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Mark Stratmoen won a solid victory in Thursday's GOP primary election for Fremont County Coroner, outpolling opponent Dominick Weigel 2-1.
No candidates from ... [more]

Baker wins by tiny margin in Riverton mayor primary

Aug 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton municipal races are shaping into close contests for the general election after tight primary voting Tuesday.
For mayor, former Riverton City ... [more]

Clifford to face Allen in House District 33 race

Aug 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Andrea Clifford has been chosen as the Democratic nominee who will face Republican Jim Allen in the race for Wyoming House District 33 this November.
Clifford ... [more]

Big win for Lambert in commission district 1

Aug 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Political newcomer Mark Lambert handily earned the Republican nomination for Fremont County Commission District 1 on Tuesday, setting up a rare contested ... [more]

Hornecker likely to earn fourth term as sheriff

Aug 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sheriff Skip Hornecker said he was humbled by the results of Tuesday's primary election.
With no Democratic challengers, he likely will earn re-election this ... [more]

LeBrun dominates Bennett in GOP attorney primary

Aug 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Patrick LeBrun attributed his decisive victory Tuesday in the Republican Fremont County Attorney primary to his tough-on-crime message. Unofficial results have ... [more]

Connie Frances Big Medicine-Oldman

Aug 20, 2014 - Staff:  Connie Frances Big Medicine-Oldman died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Geary, Okla. She was 54 years old.
A rosary and wake will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at ... [more]

Pleasant night, pleasant company at minor league park

Aug 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  On Star Wars Night, which was also Fireworks Saturday, we saw Roof Man.
Actually, we saw Roof Men -- two guys in Darth Vader Suits high above Raley Field ... [more]

Today

Aug 19, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
The headline over Sunday's front-page story on Wyoming Senate District 25 made mention of two challengers for the seat now held by ... [more]

Big variety found in charges for blood tests

Aug 19, 2014 - By Roni Caryn Rabin, Kaiser Health News:  One California hospital charged $10 for a blood cholesterol test, while another hospital that ran the same test charged $10,169 -- over 1,000 times more.
For ... [more]

Surgeon adds Lander to rotation

Aug 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  An orthopedic surgeon and former head team physician for the University of Wyoming Athletics is offering his expertise to residents in the Lander area.
With ... [more]

Campaign for governor gave new inspiration to lapsed voter

Aug 19, 2014 - Lyle Barrie, Riverton:  Editor:
It is not a real proud thing for me to say, but I haven't voted since the 1990s, until this year. It was the governor's race that gave me the ... [more]

Picking some winners in an entertaining '14 primary

Aug 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  You might think that after about 50 previous election-day prognostication columns that the 2014 picture would come into clarity pretty quickly.
Nope. There ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 19, 2014 - Staff:  Casting ballots
Election Day, primary style, has arrived. Voters in significant numbers already have voted through the rapidly expanding early-voting ... [more]

Digest

Aug 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Child falls to death in park
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- An 8-year-old girl has died after falling about 550 feet while hiking in Yellowstone National ... [more]

On primary day, GOP outnumbers Dems 3-1 in state

Aug 19, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Tuesday's primary will decide how Wyoming voters rate Gov. Matt Mead's first term in office and whether his two challengers have gained traction ... [more]

Stone seeks re-election to school board; Dubois draws two hopefuls

Aug 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Three more people in Fremont County have filed to become candidates in the general elections.
Third-party and independent candidates started filling the ... [more]

Senate candidate Brockie says EPA opinion on borders should be kept

Aug 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  With his 50th birthday one day after the primary election, Travis Brockie is hoping for an early present in the form of the Democratic nomination in Wyoming ... [more]

Primary election day arrives

Aug 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Absentee totals higher this year, clerk notes

Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese said voter turnout for the 2014 primary election was low as of noon ... [more]

Cannon blast OK'd at home football games this season

Aug 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A small-bore cannon will go off every time the Riverton High School football team scores a touchdown at Wolverine Field this fall.
The Riverton City Council ... [more]

Linda A. (Sanford) Jarrard

Aug 19, 2014 - Staff:  Linda A. (Sanford) Jarrard, of Riverton, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at home after a hard fought battle with cancer. She was 65 years old.
Services will be ... [more]

Eugene 'Gene' Culbertson

Aug 19, 2014 - Staff:  Eugene "Gene" Culbertson died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, from an internal infection at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 67 years old.
Services will be at ... [more]

Charlotte Waterman

Aug 19, 2014 - Staff:  Charlotte Waterman died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 74 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 10 ... [more]

NBA player shares tips, stories at Lander clinic

Aug 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ian Clark's Junior Jazz clinic drew about 40 youth basketball players.

Utah Jazz guard Ian Clark had never visited Wyoming before this week.
That ... [more]

Cowboys scrimmage for nearly two hours

Aug 18, 2014 - From staff reports:   The Wyoming Cowboys conducted a lengthy scrimmage that lasted nearly two hours on Saturday morning in Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium.  It was the first ... [more]

Rustlers start VB season this week

Aug 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  First up is a two-day tournament Friday and Saturday in Rock Springs.

Central Wyoming College women's volleyball coach Tiffany Stauffenberg ... [more]

Simpson goes from walk-on to scholarship player with Cowboys

Aug 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tanner Simpson was preparing for the start of two-a-day practices on Wednesday when new University of Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl pulled him aside.
The ... [more]

Digest

Aug 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State to enter horse lawsuit
CHEYENNE -- The state of Wyoming is moving to intervene in a lawsuit filed by wild horse preservation groups opposing the ... [more]

Exuberant Haynes stumps on God, fed fears

Aug 18, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  If you didn't know Dr. Taylor Haynes is running for governor of Wyoming, you might easily mistake him for a cowboy preacher.
With his signature hat, vest and ... [more]

Getting the wheels moving

Aug 18, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Until last week, my wife had never even driven a tractor, much less the windrower I needed her help with.

Farmers' wives will sit up all night with ... [more]