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Jan 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Woman killed in work accident
Authorities say a 28-year-old woman was killed in an accident at a sugar beet processing plant in Lovell.
Saturday ... [more]

Cheney withdraws from Senate race

Jan 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Liz Cheney's sudden exit from her Wyoming Senate race brought a surprise end to a high-profile campaign that touched off a bitter fight within the ... [more]

State files petition protesting reservation border decision

Jan 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature's Select Committee on Tribal Relations facilitated the first public discussion Monday in Fort Washakie on the recent Environmental ... [more]

Cold temps unrelated to polar vortex

Jan 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The low temperatures and snowfall that hit Fremont County over the weekend were not related to the distorted polar vortex affecting much of the United States ... [more]

Bennett defends action on Drennen as petition calls for his removal

Jan 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  His recent decision to drop all charges against Gabriel Drennen has stirred ire against Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett. A woman close to the case is ... [more]

Bryan Jenkins

Jan 7, 2014 - Staff:  Bryan Jenkins, of Riverton, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Lander Valley Medical Center. He was 29 years old.
A rosary and wake will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

Joel 'Travis' Pepper

Jan 7, 2014 - Staff:  Joel "Travis" Pepper, of Casper, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Casper. He was 42 years old.
Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at ... [more]

Eugene Gasser Jr.

Jan 7, 2014 - Staff:  Eugene Gasser Jr., formerly of Riverton, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Midland, Texas. He was 86 years old.
A rosary will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at ... [more]

Tomas B. Ybarra

Jan 7, 2014 - Staff:  Tomas B. Ybarra, of Riverton, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at his home. He was 60 years old.
A rosary and wake will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Wesley ... [more]

UW comes up short at Nevada

Jan 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sophomore guard Josh Adams led three Cowboys in double-figures with 15 points, but the University of Wyoming men's basketball team lost a tightly-contested ... [more]

Short-handed CWC men fall to Western

Jan 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Several Rustlers missed the game on a suspension for violating team rules.

Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Pat Rafferty dressed only ... [more]

After 0-3 start, Wind River girls have piled up nine straight wins

Jan 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lady Cougars are fresh off a victory in the title game of the Fremont County Shootout.

Coach Justin Walker and his Wind River Lady Cougars ... [more]

Lander boys carry strong start into meat of the season

Jan 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Tigers host conference foes Star Valley and Jackson this weekend.

Rebounding the basketball and playing an up-tempo style are two strengths for ... [more]

Police seeking mural vandal

Jan 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Police in Rawlins are looking into the defacement of a mural honoring a slain prison guard.
The painting was done in memory of Cpl. Wayne Martinez, ... [more]

Customer tried to cut cab driver's throat

Jan 6, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- When a local cab driver took the long way home, his passenger became angry.
So, police say, Christopher J. Beavers, 34, of Cheyenne grabbed the ... [more]

People of Wyoming deserve answers on lengthy probe of superintendent

Jan 6, 2014 - Cindy Hill, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction:  Editor:
Below is an open letter I have sent to all members of the Wyoming Legislature:

Dear Legislator,
A question I often am asked is "How are things ... [more]

Marveling at my daughter the nurse

Jan 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  I thought that sound was her leaving at 3 a.m., but actually she was just getting home.

The garage door ratcheted itself open just a few feet ... [more]

Another run at Hill

Jan 6, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The superintendent's attackers are running out of time to make a legitimate case against her

This week the state investigation of Wyoming ... [more]

In Jackson, it's not only about downhill

Jan 6, 2014 - By Emma Breysse, For the Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Locals know Jackson is more than just downhill skiing.
Letting the rest of the country know is the challenge.
Every year, Jackson Hole Chamber of ... [more]

The way it was: Governor in town -- 2000

Jan 6, 2014 - Staff:  When Wyoming Gov. Jim Geringer visited Lander shortly after the new year in 2000, he spoke on a familiar topic -- air service.
Great Lakes Airlines hadn't had ... [more]

Lander man, Riverton woman cited in prostitution incident

Jan 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton police officer started 2014 with a case of prostitution in progress on New Year's Day.
According to reports, the policeman was on patrol at about ... [more]

Applications sought for wildlife project funding

Jan 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Governor's Big Game License Coalition is accepting applications for projects to be funded by the auction/raffle of Gov. Matt Mead's 2014 ... [more]

Wisconsin, Wyoming colleges collaborate to help reservation students gain degrees

Jan 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Through a combined effort from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and the Wind River Tribal College, students of the Wind River Indian Reservation walked the ... [more]

Digest

Jan 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Christmas trees being collected
The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District, in partnership with Inberg-Miller Engineers and the Wyoming Game and ... [more]

Early bird offer for Wyoming State Winter Fair entries

Jan 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Plans for the 2014 Wyoming State Winter Fair in Lander are progressing, with preparations this year ahead of the typical schedule.
After a period of ... [more]

Eaton lawyers file big brief asking for new sentence

Jan 6, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Lawyers for the former Riverton resident who is Wyoming's lone death row inmate have filed a massive court brief asking a federal judge to overturn his death ... [more]

80 on 80?: Legislature will consider it next month

Jan 6, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  Wyoming lawmakers are taking another run at raising the maximum speed limit for Wyoming's highways.
A group of legislators recently filed a bill that would ... [more]

Snowstorm surprises county; bitter cold expected to follow

Jan 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County was blanketed with unexpectedly heavy snow Friday and Saturday, with bitterly cold temperatures expected to follow as the storm system clears ... [more]

CWC hosting Jan. 15 session to talk about more sports

Jan 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students OK new fee for athletics

Students at Central Wyoming College have approved an additional charge of $1 per credit to support athletic ... [more]

WPBS coping with sudden death of producer, host

Jan 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Richard Ager died Dec. 29 at his home in Lander.

Wyoming's Public Broadcasting Service in Riverton is scrambling to cope with the loss of public ... [more]