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State asked to help pay for planned CWC Jackson center

Jun 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Community College Commission has agreed to ask state lawmakers to fund construction of a Central Wyoming College facility in Jackson.
"They're ... [more]

Minor tweaks in new school design; bigger changes could come

Jun 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton school district staff members are continuing to consider the design for the city's new K-3 school, which will be built at 1200 W. Monroe ... [more]

Four-game homestand this week for Raiders

Jun 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It begins with a doubleheader Thursday against Green River.

After losing four games at the Powell tournament, the Riverton Raiders will host four ... [more]

Braves, Orioles set for Little League title game; Tigers, Giants match up in Minors

Jun 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Braves and the Orioles locked up spots in the Riverton Little League major division baseball championship with victories on Monday night.
In one of the ... [more]

Today

Jun 25, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
GROATHOUSE

Robert "Bob" Groathouse, 66, of Riverton, died Friday, June 20, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. A memorial service will ... [more]

Does upstream storage even get talked about any more?

Jun 25, 2014 - Seth Beckler, Riverton:  Editor:
There was a lot of talk about flooding in this county over the past month, but nothing really came of it. We can be thankful for that. It did make me ... [more]

Best bet against ISIS? It might wreck itself

Jun 25, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  The group threatening to overthrow Iraq is so extremist that even al-Qaida expelled it earlier this year for being too violent against fellow ... [more]

No pigeon holes

Jun 25, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Primary elections in other states aren't giving a clear picture, but there are lessons

Another primary election, another confounding result for those ... [more]

Many obstacles block deer route

Jun 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Protecting a recently discovered mule deer migration corridor in western Wyoming will require cooperation among a host of government agencies and ... [more]

Mine worker identified in fatality

Jun 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A worker at a southeastern Montana mine was killed in an accident involving a truck used to haul coal.
The Big Horn County Sheriff's Office ... [more]

Search to replace Schiffer begins in Story

Jun 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- The process of finding a replacement for the late Republican Sen. John Schiffer has begun.
Schiffer, of Kaycee, died last Thursday with two years ... [more]

Grouse plan covers big county swath

Jun 25, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Wyoming's governor and the head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management will meet Thursday about efforts to conserve habitat for the greater sage grouse ahead of ... [more]

Plea bargain in the works for man who pulled home robbery

Jun 25, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Two individuals entered pleas in court on June 19 in relation to a robbery in rural Fremont County.

Hepner
Bow Hepner, 34, of Casper, entered a guilty plea ... [more]

Second bike path attacker gets 12 to 18 years prison

Jun 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The second defendant in the case of a deadly attack last year on the Rails to Trails path received the same sentence Tuesday as the first did in April: 12 to ... [more]

Fierce storms pound county, stay mostly in rural areas

Jun 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several storms swept through the Wind River Basin on Tuesday evening, causing short bursts of hail and lightning that caught area residents unawares.
The ... [more]

Dean A. Noseep

Jun 25, 2014 - Staff:  Dean A. Noseep died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He was 40 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services were at 10 ... [more]

Sheridan golfer takes amateur crown on playoff birdie

Jun 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sara Bowman defeated Sydney Gunn on the second playoff hole Sunday to win the 92nd Wyoming women's amateur title.
Bowman is from Sheridan. Gunn will be a ... [more]

Early commitment to one sport short-changes kids

Jun 24, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Bouncing off the train and walking into Target Field in Minneapolis on Saturday, the two brothers in front of us wore jerseys of their baseball heroes.
One ... [more]

Burnett ninth, Krassin 12th on final CNFR list

Jun 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kaylee Burnett finished ninth in the goat tying standings for Central Wyoming College in the finals of the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper. ... [more]

Today

Jun 24, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
MANZANARES

Margie J. Manzanares, 61, died Friday, June 20, at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper after suffering a stroke. A visitation will be ... [more]

Rotary donates to Lander Community Center

Jun 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Rotary Club has donated $15,000 to the City of Lander to aid in the construction of the Lander Community Center.
Club president Bryan Neely ... [more]

Energy industry watching new Iraq turmoil

Jun 24, 2014 - By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Oil markets are watching in alarm as Sunni militants sweep through northern Iraq, creating havoc and endangering the country's revival into a ... [more]

She'll take in abandoned dog if nobody else can do it

Jun 24, 2014 - Freda Hegwood, Riverton:  Editor:
Recently around 7 p.m. I was driving south on North Smith Road. I noticed a passenger car stopped in the oncoming lane.
As I got closer I noticed a ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Summer
The first weekend of summer didn't arrive in a blast furnace, thank goodness, nor does its first full week threaten to overwhelm with heat. ... [more]

Sheridan protests new airline pilot requirements; subsidy announced

Jun 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Sara Bowman defeated Sydney Gunn on the second playoff hole Sunday to win the 92nd Wyoming women's amateur title.
Bowman is from Sheridan. Gunn will be a ... [more]

Sheridan protests new airline pilot requirements; subsidy announced

Jun 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- The Sheridan County commissioners say stricter federal requirements for pilots at small airlines are threatening air service in Sheridan and ... [more]

UW economic benefit detailed

Jun 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A new report says the University of Wyoming does more than just provide a college education to thousands of students a year.
The report from the ... [more]

As wolves expand range, mountain lions keep their distance, study shows

Jun 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Female cats in particular select home ranges that have prey and that are distanced from wolves.

JACKSON -- Mountain lions go out of their way to avoid ... [more]

State program for the disabled inadequate, advocates say; local facility part of talks

Jun 24, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The state is inadequately funding and managing one of Wyoming's main disability services programs, resulting in cuts in services and parents of mentally and ... [more]

Boy rescued from island in fast river

Jun 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A crew from the Riverton Fire Protection District rescued a young boy from an island in the fast-moving Little Wind River on Monday.
They delivered the ... [more]