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Baker wins by tiny margin in Riverton mayor primary

Aug 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton municipal races are shaping into close contests for the general election after tight primary voting Tuesday.
For mayor, former Riverton City ... [more]

Clifford to face Allen in House District 33 race

Aug 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Andrea Clifford has been chosen as the Democratic nominee who will face Republican Jim Allen in the race for Wyoming House District 33 this November.
Clifford ... [more]

Big win for Lambert in commission district 1

Aug 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Political newcomer Mark Lambert handily earned the Republican nomination for Fremont County Commission District 1 on Tuesday, setting up a rare contested ... [more]

Hornecker likely to earn fourth term as sheriff

Aug 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sheriff Skip Hornecker said he was humbled by the results of Tuesday's primary election.
With no Democratic challengers, he likely will earn re-election this ... [more]

LeBrun dominates Bennett in GOP attorney primary

Aug 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Patrick LeBrun attributed his decisive victory Tuesday in the Republican Fremont County Attorney primary to his tough-on-crime message. Unofficial results have ... [more]

Today

Aug 19, 2014 - Staff:  Corrections
The headline over Sunday's front-page story on Wyoming Senate District 25 made mention of two challengers for the seat now held by ... [more]

Big variety found in charges for blood tests

Aug 19, 2014 - By Roni Caryn Rabin, Kaiser Health News:  One California hospital charged $10 for a blood cholesterol test, while another hospital that ran the same test charged $10,169 -- over 1,000 times more.
For ... [more]

Surgeon adds Lander to rotation

Aug 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  An orthopedic surgeon and former head team physician for the University of Wyoming Athletics is offering his expertise to residents in the Lander area.
With ... [more]

Digest

Aug 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Child falls to death in park
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- An 8-year-old girl has died after falling about 550 feet while hiking in Yellowstone National ... [more]

On primary day, GOP outnumbers Dems 3-1 in state

Aug 19, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Tuesday's primary will decide how Wyoming voters rate Gov. Matt Mead's first term in office and whether his two challengers have gained traction ... [more]

Stone seeks re-election to school board; Dubois draws two hopefuls

Aug 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Three more people in Fremont County have filed to become candidates in the general elections.
Third-party and independent candidates started filling the ... [more]

Senate candidate Brockie says EPA opinion on borders should be kept

Aug 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  With his 50th birthday one day after the primary election, Travis Brockie is hoping for an early present in the form of the Democratic nomination in Wyoming ... [more]

Primary election day arrives

Aug 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Absentee totals higher this year, clerk notes

Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese said voter turnout for the 2014 primary election was low as of noon ... [more]

Cannon blast OK'd at home football games this season

Aug 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A small-bore cannon will go off every time the Riverton High School football team scores a touchdown at Wolverine Field this fall.
The Riverton City Council ... [more]

Digest

Aug 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State to enter horse lawsuit
CHEYENNE -- The state of Wyoming is moving to intervene in a lawsuit filed by wild horse preservation groups opposing the ... [more]

Exuberant Haynes stumps on God, fed fears

Aug 18, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  If you didn't know Dr. Taylor Haynes is running for governor of Wyoming, you might easily mistake him for a cowboy preacher.
With his signature hat, vest and ... [more]

Fires increasing, but not funds to fight them

Aug 18, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  Money gets pulled from other places, often fire-prevention budgets, a practice that for years has limited the thinning of forests that could help fires from ... [more]

The way it was: Bridge repairs -- 1997

Aug 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  St. Stephen's High School students had a summer assignment in 1997, and it also was the first local photography assignment for longtime newspaper photographer ... [more]

Police ask for help in finding missing man

Aug 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lusk Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating 54-year-old Kenneth Van Buskirk who was last seen July 28 in Lusk.
Van Buskirk is ... [more]

Rainfall on Swede Fire in forest stunts growth

Aug 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Almost half an inch of rain fell on the Swede Fire over a 24-hour period earlier in the week. The Swede Fire, which was discovered July 24, remains at 1,529 ... [more]

Riverton teen facing felony charges after stealing an ATV, deputies say

Aug 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On the way home from Burger King on June 26, a 19-year-old Riverton man climbed into the yard of Greenline Equipment, started up an all terrain vehicle and ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Sheriff, Part 2

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton Police Department captain Mark Stone will take on three-term incumbent Sheriff Skip Hornecker in the primary election Aug. 19.

Skip ... [more]

Senate District 25: Whiteman would tackle three main issues

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Allen Whiteman is running for Senate District 25 based on three issues that are important to him.
The first, he says, is to "get Common Core out of ... [more]

Senate District 25: McCarty working to protect constitutions

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Most people involved in conservative politics in Fremont County likely have heard of Jennifer McCarty.
The 58-year-old from Lander is making her first ... [more]

Senate District 25: Incumbent Case faces three challengers

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Senate District 25 incumbent Cale Case, R-Lander, is asking voters to examine his record when deciding whether to vote for him Aug. 19.
In particular, ... [more]

Senate District 25: Malek thinks constituents are fed up

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Joe Malek says his grandson convinced him to run for Senate District 25 this year based on a lack of jobs in Fremont County and Wyoming.
"He just graduated a ... [more]

Ethete water system plan advances

Aug 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A project to improve the drinking water system in Ethete recently passed a regulatory hurdle, clearing the way for officials to decide what fixes to include in ... [more]

Today

Aug 15, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
GASSER

Ralph Gasser, 83, of Riverton, died Thursday, Aug. 14, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. Private family services are pending for a ... [more]

Digest

Aug 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Boy's body found in river
CASPER -- Authorities say that rescue crews have found the body of a missing 11-year-old boy in the North Platte River in ... [more]

Gosar says 'look beyond party line'

Aug 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  TORRINGTON -- Pete Gosar stepped down this summer as chairman of the Wyoming Democratic Party to run for governor.
It's his second run in this overwhelmingly ... [more]