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Two injured in wreck on icy road

Dec 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The crash occurred in the 300 block of North Fork Road near Lander, an area that almost always is covered in shade.

A 16-year-old Lander girl was ... [more]

Fleeing man left wife, child in moving car

Dec 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  He was arrested on five separate charges.

A Worland man was arrested after authorities said he left his wife and 5-year-old child in a moving vehicle ... [more]

Justice center could get $2.5 million loan by county to proceed

Dec 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County might pay for half the cost of a new Riverton justice center with a loan from its cash reserve.
The Fremont County Commission voted Tuesday to ... [more]

Heiser to leave Riverton City Council for Utah job

Dec 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Calling it "probably the worse-kept secret in the world," Riverton city councilman Eric Heiser announced his resignation Tuesday night, effective Dec. ... [more]

Rustlers post 2-0 weekend mark, beating two 'Easterns'

Dec 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  One was a five-point win over an Eastern Utah team that beat CWC by 20 points last month.

Central Wyoming College's Rustlers got some early-season ... [more]

Wolverines spend long preseason on the road

Dec 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Patience, practice and improvement. And lots of early season travel.
That will be the mantra of both the Riverton High School boys and girls basketball teams ... [more]

CWC men win at home on desperation heave

Dec 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Daryle Morgan Jr. banked in 3-pointer at the buzzer from halfcourt to pull out a dramatic 68-67 victory for the Central Wyoming College Rustler men's ... [more]

Burman: UW football needs 'culture of toughness'

Dec 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A day after firing head coach Dave Christensen, Wyoming athletic director Tom Burman says the school's football team needs to develop a "culture of ... [more]

Today

Dec 3, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ADAMS

Lenna Adams, of Lander, died Thursday, Nov. 28, in Lander. She was 86 years old. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in ... [more]

Digest

Dec 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  First-degree murder alleged
GILLETTE -- A man is charged with first-degree murder for shooting another man at a home in Gillette early on Thanksgiving ... [more]

Arrest made in vehicle death

Dec 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Police say a 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of another man in a Cheyenne parking lot.
Officers were called to a ... [more]

New budget includes $3M to deal with well

Dec 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Gov. Matt Mead's proposed budget recommends spending $3 million to implement a plan to clean up old oil and gas wells across the state.
Wyoming is ... [more]

Young hunter airlifted after accidental shot

Dec 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 21-year-old Riverton man was airlifted to Casper on Sunday reportedly after shooting himself in the leg with a shotgun.
Officials said the incident is being ... [more]

AYP success means Mohawk for one principal

Dec 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian Elementary School principal Owen St. Clair kept his side of a bargain, and on Nov. 15, in a gym full of students, hair stylist Robin ... [more]

Lawmakers generally upbeat on governor's spend plan

Dec 3, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Two top Wyoming lawmakers said Monday that they generally support Gov. Matt Mead's budget blueprint, including his suggestion to fund state employee pay raises ... [more]

Cold storm spreading statewide

Dec 3, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  More snow is falling across Wyoming, and an Arctic cold front could cause temperatures to plunge by 50 degrees or more in some spots.
Snow was falling east of ... [more]

Health/Sci Center ups CWC balance sheet; audit comes in clean

Dec 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College had a clean audit this year, earning an "unmodified opinion" from the auditing firm McGee, Hearne and Paiz of Cheyenne.
Auditor Wayne ... [more]

Louis Lake Road closes early

Dec 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Due to a forecasted winter storm, the entirety of the Loop Road in the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will close for the winter ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Dec 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Governor proposes pay raises
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is pushing to give Wyoming state workers a pay raise.
Mead on Friday unveiled his state budget ... [more]

The way it was: Cars delivered by train -- 1940

Dec 2, 2013 - Staff:  From 1940 to 1949, there weren't many new cars available to American buyers.
Design of new models came to a virtual standstill among major brands as the ... [more]

Digest

Dec 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Veterans assistance available
A State of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services ... [more]

Wind River Pony Club opens in Fremont County

Dec 2, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Rocky Mountain region has a new pony club chapter in Fremont County.
The Wind River Pony Club is encouraging horse riding enthusiasts to join the club ... [more]

Louis Lake Road to close completely Dec. 13

Dec 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  The entirety of Louis Lake Road, also known as the Loop Road, in Fremont County will close Dec. 13.
A portion of the route -- the road between the turnoff to ... [more]

RHS grads discuss peer pressure with teens

Dec 2, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton High School students met with teens in the high school's Changing Attitudes Now Club on Wednesday.
College students Jarett Watson, Jordan ... [more]

CWC OKs max price for Sinks Canyon Center work

Dec 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved a guaranteed maximum price for work planned at the school's Sinks Canyon Center.
CWC president ... [more]

Man arrested when car he was driving tips over in street

Dec 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence, accused of driving a vehicle backward at a high rate of speed, causing it to tip ... [more]

Governor still says 'no' to Medicaid expansion

Dec 2, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Gov. Matt Mead is recommending that the Wyoming Legislature not accept federal money to expand Medicaid coverage to more than 16,000 low-income adults who lack ... [more]

CWC gets extra $300k in state's 'recapture' procedure

Dec 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College is set to receive almost $300,000 this year through the state's recapture/redistribution program.
The money is meant to cover a lack ... [more]

County now drought-free

Dec 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Recent data show most of Fremont County is now drought-free. Statewide conditions have improved over the past year as well.
"We were wet in September and ... [more]

Argument involving knife causes concern at convenience store

Nov 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A verbal argument Tuesday between two men at the Fast Lane convenience store in Shoshoni had onlookers worried that a knife fight might break out.
One of the ... [more]