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UW student charged with online threat won't be tried

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A former University of Wyoming student accused of posting an anonymous Facebook threat against herself intends to plead no contest, her attorney ... [more]

Park visitors grumble as shutdown arrives

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Thousands of visitors to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national park are grumbling and making alternate plans after being told to leave or denied entry ... [more]

Five things to know about new health overhaul in Wyoming

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Tuesday marked the start of a six-month enrollment period for health insurance offered through a federal exchange.
Five things to know about getting health ... [more]

Long wait times greet users of federal health exchange on first day

Oct 2, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Things got off to a rocky start Tuesday for the federal government's new health insurance exchange in Wyoming: even representatives of the insurance companies ... [more]

New interview center will spare young sexual assault victims a long road trip

Oct 2, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Young sexual abuse victims no longer will have to travel to Natrona County to undergo forensic interviews. The Children's Advocacy Project has opened the doors ... [more]

Suspects lived 'untouchable' in Missouri

Oct 2, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  The couple charged in homicides tied to one of Fremont County's most-notorious missing persons cases lived "untouchable" in rural southwest Missouri for ... [more]

Paxton leads state golf after 18 holes; team second in 4-A

Oct 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Round one was played in high winds on the Rock Springs Course.

Riverton's Easton Paxton built a five-stroke advantage in the race for the individual ... [more]

Pay-to-play club sports eroding high school teams

Oct 1, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Seven hundred dollars gets you just four innings on the bump, pitching each weekend for six weeks, and hours upon hours in your mom's minivan with your friends ... [more]

RHS girls edge Lady Chiefs at Riverton race; Lander boys win

Oct 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines slipped by the Wyoming Indian High School girls Monday afternoon at the Berry Bryant/Kyle Johnson cross country race to win the girls ... [more]

Today

Oct 1, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BAILEY

Robert Joseph "Bob" Bailey, 70, died Friday, Sept. 27, at his home in Riverton after a battle with bone cancer. A viewing will be at 4 ... [more]

Patient care the focus of clinic expansion projects

Oct 1, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The $3.5 million upgrade includes remodeled and updated areas at the Arapahoe Health Center.

Tribal members of the Wind River Indian Reservation soon ... [more]

'Path ranger' comment was inappropriate

Oct 1, 2013 - Ronald E. Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I read the letter from Belle Bransky on Sept. 17 about the so-called 'vagrants' on the Rails to Trails path. As a Native American I was offended by ... [more]

Charm can only go so far

Oct 1, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  NEW YORK -- How long does it take for a charm offensive to wear thin?
By the end of a long week of glad-handing at the United Nations, even Iran's new ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 1, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  September snow
It wasn't quite snow in the summer, but the very early fall snowstorm that socked it to Fremont County late last week still caught a lot ... [more]

Digest

Oct 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State joins haze lawsuit
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is one of a dozen states suing the Environmental Protection Agency over what the states see as a cozy ... [more]

Governor plans state visit to Asia

Oct 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead will be traveling to Asia in an effort to expand tourism and economic opportunities for Wyoming.
Mead will visit Taiwan and South ... [more]

Federal wolf hearings to start; protections argued

Oct 1, 2013 - By John Flesher, AP Environmental Writer:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says wolves naturally could return to Colorado, Utah and Nevada in the years ahead.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Federal ... [more]

Drennen conviction overturned; new murder trial ordered

Oct 1, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has overturned a Riverton man's first-degree murder conviction in the 2010 shooting death of another man.
The court on Tuesday ... [more]

Courthouse upgrade tops county list for equipment and facilities

Oct 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's courthouse is to get a facelift after commissioners approved $1.03 million in spending on equipment and buildings.
The money was for 17 ... [more]

County offices close as federal shutdown starts

Oct 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Federal workers in Fremont County were unable to talk about local effects of the government shutdown that went into effect Tuesday after the U.S. Congress ... [more]

Uden case solved after 33 years; man arrested in Missouri

Oct 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fourth murder comes to light as bizarre 'cold case' finally breaks

It's been 33 years since the disappearance of Riverton resident Virginia Uden and ... [more]

Willieroy Ingawanup

Oct 1, 2013 - Staff:  Willieroy Ingawanup died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. He was 29 years old.
Burial was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Sacajawea Cemetery.
Willieroy Ingawanup was ... [more]

RHS boys win first-ever state golf title

Oct 1, 2013 - Staff:  Easton Paxton shot a 142 to win the individual title and lead the Riverton Wolverines to their first ever Class 4-A state golf championship. Quinton Pope, from ... [more]

Jolene Louise Longwell

Oct 1, 2013 - Staff:  Jolene Louise Longwell, formerly of Lander, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. She was 58 years old.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. ... [more]

National Public Lands Day event canceled

Oct 1, 2013 - Staff:  The Bureau of Land Management has canceled the National Public Lands Day project that was scheduled for Saturday at the Johnny Behind the Rocks Trail south of ... [more]

Cougars on wrong end of lopsided score vs. Southeast

Sep 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a long trip and an even longer afternoon for the Wind River Cougars in faraway Yoder on Friday.  Wind River completed a grueling opening schedule of ... [more]

Dubois win streak ends at 14 with 56-46 loss to Meeteetse

Sep 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  DUBOIS -- The state's longest high school football win streak came to an end on a wet, blustery day in Dubois when the home-standing Rams fell 56-46 to ... [more]

At home, Rustlers earn first league victory of season

Sep 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College volleyball coach Tiffany Stauffenberg stressed to her players that they couldn't afford to lose four straight Region IX matches to ... [more]

RHS volleyball secures silver bracket in Casper

Sep 28, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With a 5-1 weekend record and wins over every Class 4-A team it faced, the Riverton High School girls volleyball team won the silver bracket division of the ... [more]

Shoshoni defeats Pine Bluffs, 26-0

Sep 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- It was a soggy homecoming for Shoshoni on Friday at Harold Bailey Field. The Wranglers evened their record at 2-2 with a 26-0 shutout of ... [more]

Tigers take 3-A boys golf title

Sep 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Lander Tigers won the Class 3-A state boys golf tournament Saturday in Buffalo.
Lander finished with a winning team score of 324.
Jackson placed second ... [more]

Tigers collect first victory of season against Torrington

Sep 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jack Mazurie and Jaxon Hedges scored one touchdown apiece to put the Lander Tigers into the football victory column with heart-stopping 14-13 win Friday night ... [more]

Rez farmers market going strong

Sep 28, 2013 - Staff:  Lillian Aragon approached the table of Kathleen and Timothy Thomas, of Ethete, who displayed a large selection of cucumbers, beets, squash, homemade salsa, ... [more]

Legislators locking the doors

Sep 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  There is an unspoken belief among many rural people concerning locked doors, locked vehicles and locked gates. For generations, farmers and ranchers have ... [more]

Wolverines pound Rawlins

Sep 28, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  RAWLINS -- A clamp-down defense, an explosive offense, and improved special teams powered the Riverton Wolverines to a Class 3-A East conference-opening win ... [more]

Between you and me, I'm feeling cranky

Sep 28, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  I write and speak for a living, so I bemoan the continuing collapse of grammar.

You accept that you are completely uncool when you don't tweet, when ... [more]

Rain was nice, but more storage upstream would be even better

Sep 28, 2013 - Rich Kinships, Riverton:  Editor:
Yep, this is some great rain we've been having. Too bad it's all running downstream now that the irrigation season is pretty much over.
It's ... [more]

One last slap

Sep 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It is unjust -- but legal -- to require the county to pay ACLU's legal fees from the voting rights suit

Fremont County got a deeply unsatisfying ... [more]

Lubnau questions document release by superintendent

Sep 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State schools chief Cindy Hill says she submitted everything from her office because the subpoena requests were so broad.

CHEYENNE -- State schools ... [more]

Casper investigates council member

Sep 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Casper is considering hiring an attorney to look into unspecified ethics issues possibly involving city councilman Craig Hedquist.
The city manager ... [more]