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Feb 19, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SAMUELSON

A daughter was born to Jolene and Andy Samuelson, of Riverton, at 1:22 p.m. Dec. 11, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed ... [more]

On gay marriage, tide flowing one direction

Feb 19, 2014 - By David G. Savage, MCT Washington Bureau:  A definitive test argued before the U.S. Supreme Court could come as soon as 2015.

WASHINGTON -- The legal campaign for marriage equality is picking ... [more]

State's 'power grab' from Hill left some ugly scars

Feb 19, 2014 - Carole S. Anderson, Riverton:  Editor:
This power grab in our state government is ugly.
The cannibalistic nature of the governor and state legislature in their treatment of legally-elected ... [more]

Justice center money

Feb 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There are two bills that could provide it, but Sen. Eli Bebout's is the stronger

The fact that there is another bill in the Wyoming Legislature that ... [more]

Digest

Feb 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Document details fatal attack on jailer
GERING, Neb. -- A 15-year-old inmate from Wyoming strangled a jail guard for more than 2 minutes after he ... [more]

Iowa snowmobiler killed in avalanche when snow sweeps sled into a tree

Feb 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A 26-year-old Iowa man died when an avalanche swept his snowmobile into a tree in northwest Wyoming.
Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam said ... [more]

DNA testing bill narrowed in committee

Feb 19, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming legislative committee on Tuesday scaled back a proposal to require people arrested on serious charges to provide DNA samples.
The Senate ... [more]

Senate committee considers Medicaid bill

Feb 19, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Witnesses testifying in favor of a bill to expand the Medicaid program in Wyoming told lawmakers Wednesday that the program offers their sole hope ... [more]

Tribes, city say they are open to discussing EPA ruling; no talk set

Feb 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe last week requested that the Environmental Protection Agency stay a recent decision redefining the boundaries of the Wind River ... [more]

Wind River students question Barrasso on Obamacare, Second Amendment issues

Feb 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  The U.S. senator visited the Pavillion high school during a whirlwind tour of Wyoming.

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., visited Wind River High ... [more]

Defendant in Sinks Canyon shooting to enter alcohol abuse program

Feb 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge wants to see how Jeremy Cunningham does in an alcohol abuse treatment program before deciding whether to accept a plea agreement in his case.
"We'll ... [more]

Wellness program aims to save county on health care costs

Feb 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County is hoping a large incentive will encourage its employees to improve their health, leading to lower claims costs to the county's health benefit ... [more]

Nancy Sue Shippen Gallagher

Feb 19, 2014 - Staff:  Nancy Sue Shippen Gallagher died after a long illness Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Casper. She was 61 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial ... [more]

James Patrick 'Pat' Underwood

Feb 19, 2014 - Staff:  James Patrick "Pat" Underwood, of Mill Creek, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital, surrounded by family. He was 60 years old.
Funeral ... [more]

Donald Charles 'Don' Clausen

Feb 19, 2014 - Staff:  Donald Charles "Don" Clausen died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River in Riverton. He was 81 years old.
Military ... [more]

Lander gridder signed by Black Hills

Feb 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Black Hills State University has signed Lander Valley High School senior Jack Mazurie to be a part of the 2014 recruiting football class.
Mazurie was the No. ... [more]

Baseball is back, with changes

Feb 18, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Spring training, Major League Baseball's preseason, has commenced. Another slate of 162 games per MLB team is just around the corner.
College teams have ... [more]

Horyza conference swim champ in 50- yard free; RHS third

Feb 18, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Erik Horyza stroked to a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle to gain all-conference honors for the Riverton Wolverine boys swim team at the Class 4-A ... [more]

Today

Feb 18, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
CLAUSEN

Graveside services for Donald Clausen will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Mount Hope Cemetery in ... [more]

Cancer patients and caregivers invited to Celebration of Hope

Feb 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Activities at the Cheyenne event will focus on blood cancers and young adult survivors.

Interested residents are invited to participate in the ... [more]

EMTs honored with Captain's Awards

Feb 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's Ambulance Department gave out its annual Captain's Awards at a banquet Jan. 15. Roughly 40 people attended and put on a potluck dinner at ... [more]

Poll: American dream unlikely

Feb 18, 2014 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Racing into a new century in which many of the old rules don't seem to apply anymore, Americans are overwhelmingly pessimistic about their chances ... [more]

If you disapprove of the Hill Bill, then remove those who did it from office

Feb 18, 2014 - Lyle Williams, Evanston:  Editor:
It occurs to me that Wyoming Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau is guilty of many sins, among them bearing false witness. Last session, Speaker Lubnau ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Seasonal battle
Windy, sunny and warm, then windy, cloudy and cold. We'll get both this week, and it's a sign of one sure thing: Winter is starting to ... [more]

Digest

Feb 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Jail guard dies two days after attack
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- Authorities say a western Nebraska jail guard who was attacked by a 15-year-old inmate from ... [more]

Jury selection starts in murder trial

Feb 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- About 500 potential jurors are being summoned to court for the upcoming trial of a Cheyenne man accused of shooting and killing two people in ... [more]

Legislature digs into huge budget bill

Feb 18, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state budget bill that got its first airing before the full Wyoming Legislature on Monday calls for using state funds to get coal exported ... [more]

Past county commissioner not named to museums board

Feb 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners passed on an opportunity to appoint a former commissioner to the Fremont County Museums board.
Gary Shoemaker, who last sat on ... [more]

More monitor wells drilled to check contamination from city-owned lot

Feb 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Traffic through the 300 block of East Main Street in Riverton was restricted Tuesday as groundwater contamination testing continued as part of the Storage Tank ... [more]

Farm and Ranch Days speaker: Cattle outlook better in 2014

Feb 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Projections call for slow and steady growth in cattle production.

Session participants at the Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days got a cattle market ... [more]