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GOP leaders wrong in trying to stifle debate on Mead censure

May 7, 2014 - Troy Mader, Gillette:  Editor:
There was a deliberate, orchestrated attempt by some of the state party leadership to stifle free and open debate on "public censure" at the recent ... [more]

No need to leave Earth to enjoy sky

May 7, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  I listen to the radio when I drive. I like NPR, and it usually has some gems of information that I then like to blather about in conversations. Recently there ... [more]

Climate assessment

May 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The new report sparks a familiar quarrel -- and a good question

The release Tuesday of the third National Climate Assessment led to a predictable ... [more]

Digest

May 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Natrona voters nix bond issue
CASPER -- Natrona County voters have rejected a $33 million bond issue to pay for school improvements.
Preliminary ... [more]

Yellowstone gains ground in war against lake trout

May 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A voracious species of trout that decimated a native trout population in Yellowstone National Park shows signs of decline following a costly ... [more]

New climate report predicts hotter, drier Wyoming plains

May 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Growing seasons in the northern Plains probably will be longer, however, if adequate water can be found.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Climate change will ... [more]

Tornado in rural area causes no damage Tuesday

May 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A small-scale tornado swept through rural Fremont County on Tuesday afternoon, whipping up debris and dust over open country about 20 miles north of Riverton. ... [more]

Pavillion water investigation falls further behind original schedule

May 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State officials have made progress investigating possible groundwater contamination east of Pavillion, but the process has fallen further behind schedule. ... [more]

City OKs new, renewed day care permits

May 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved two new day care licenses during its regular meeting April 15.
Jessica Casper, 315 E. Monroe Ave., and Kara Hancock, ... [more]

Baker to run for Riverton mayor

May 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker is running for mayor.
Baker announced his candidacy Wednesday. He said he believes Mayor Ron Warpness will not seek ... [more]

In 3-A soccer showdown, Jackson beats Tiger boys

May 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jackson entered its boys Class 3-A soccer match against Lander focused on slowing down Lander forward Kyle Leemon.
The plan worked, as Jackson blanked the ... [more]

Younger Shoshoni track team shines at end of season

May 7, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The next few years should be good ones for Shoshoni track and field.  The Wranglers swept the middle school portion of the WRCAA track championships, then ... [more]

Lander girls mow down Jackson 5-0 to continue hot streak

May 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Five goals in the second half lifted the Lander Tigers to a convincing 5-0 win on Tuesday night against Jackson on the girls soccer field.
The victory ... [more]

RHS boys drop Evanston 2-1; big match set Friday

May 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The 3 p.m. game against Green River will determine the conference champion. 

It took extra time for both the Riverton boys and girls soccer teams ... [more]

Student film festival Wednesday at CWC

May 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Instructor Jeremy Nielsen says audience feedback is a vital part of the learning process.

Members of the public are invited to a film festival ... [more]

Lorraine Neil

May 7, 2014 - Staff:  Lorraine Neil, of Riverton, died Monday, May 5, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 57 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, ... [more]

Charles D. Browne

May 7, 2014 - Staff:  Charles D. Browne, formerly of Lander, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. He was 61 years old.
Memorial services will be at a ... [more]

Roger J. Brinkerhoff

May 7, 2014 - Staff:  Roger J. Brinkerhoff, of Sheridan, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, in Sheridan. He was 61 years old.
A visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the ... [more]

Zethal Ann (Hill) Nephi

May 7, 2014 - Staff:  Zethal Ann (Hill) Nephi died Monday, May 5, 2014, at Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie. She was 67 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at ... [more]

Parrish's 6-4 leap wins for Shoshoni at Kelly Walsh invitational

May 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Class 2-A Shoshoni High School sophomore Triston Parrish proved he stacks up with the best Class 4-A track and field athletes Saturday at the Kelly Walsh ... [more]

Shoshoni wins junior high track titles

May 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The Shoshoni boys and girls swept the middle school portion of the WRCAA track championship on a blustery Friday in Pavillion. 
The Wrangler ... [more]

Move the RHS-Green River boys soccer game to later in day

May 6, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  As they did last year, in the coming football season the Denver Broncos will end their regular season with a game against the Oakland Raiders. You just know ... [more]

Today

May 6, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BRINKERHOFF

Roger J. Brinkerhoff, 61, of Sheridan, died Sunday, May 4, in Sheridan. A visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the ... [more]

Prison term for woman who assaulted federal officer

May 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Northern Arapaho woman has been sentenced to four months in prison for assault on a federal officer in 2013.
According to court documents filed in October ... [more]

Early flooding seen in county; officials weigh prevention steps

May 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Forecasters expect high water on the Wind River in the next couple of months, and residents already seeing flooding could get some county help.
Fremont ... [more]

State-by-state differences in Obamacare sign-up affect rates

May 6, 2014 - By Noam N. Levey, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  WASHINGTON -- Signs-ups for insurance through President Barack Obama's health law varied widely across the country in the first year for the online ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 6, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The new month
"Let all thy joys be as the month of May," wrote the poet. He must have been thinking about our first May weekend in the Wind River ... [more]

ReGina Barton

May 6, 2014 - Staff:  ReGina Barton, of Laramie, died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. She was 28 years old.
A viewing will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 8, ... [more]

Alice Uden takes stand at her cold-case murder trial

May 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An elderly Missouri woman on trial in Wyoming says she shot her husband in the mid-1970s to protect her toddler daughter.
Seventy-five-year-old ... [more]

William 'Billy' E. Keeler Jr.

May 6, 2014 - Staff:  William "Billy" E. Keeler Jr., of Riverton, died Thursday, May 1, 2014. He was 45 years old.
There will be no services.
William E. Keeler Jr. was born ... [more]