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Burglar caught in act, may be linked to other thefts from cars

Mar 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A man arrested for burglary early Tuesday in Riverton may be connected to a string of thefts reported recently in the area.
Jeramie Lewis, 29, of Riverton, ... [more]

House OKs amended bill on tribal liaisons; Senate now must concur

Mar 4, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives approved a bill Tuesday afternoon that will overhaul the state's tribal liaison program.
Senate File 50 will ... [more]

Dubois fire 'accidental'; insurance probe will continue

Mar 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The late December blaze that consumed a portion of downtown Dubois will be ruled accidental, according to local fire officials.
In a press release Monday, ... [more]

Wyoming State Winter Fair strengthened this year

Mar 4, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In October 2013, fair organizers announced the event would cease after 45 years if more people did not pitch in, and volunteers have answered the call for ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Mar 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 34th day of the 2015 General Session:
WORKERS' COMP: Gov. Matt Mead signed into law a bill that ... [more]

Uninsured care bill for hospitals cut back again

Mar 4, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House voted Tuesday to cut most of the funding from a bill that Senate lawmakers had passed to help hospitals in the state cover the ... [more]

Bill on balanced budget denied

Mar 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has shot down a bill that would have added the state to the list of those calling for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution ... [more]

Digest

Mar 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man gets 55 years for kidnap, assault
GILLETTE -- A 53-year-old Gillette man who was convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting his wife in ... [more]

Maple: It is not just for syrup

Mar 4, 2015 - By Noelle Carter, Tribune News Service:  A diner can find it added to any number of restaurant dishes.

In coffee, tea and barbecue sauce, with duck, turkey and salads, it's become a go-to ... [more]

Watch out for tax season scams

Mar 4, 2015 - By Fielding Buck, Tribune News Service:  Most people are wary of the Internal Revenue Service trying to separate them from their money.
But there are other threats out there during tax season.
The ... [more]

UW Extension specialist: Workers may qualify for federal tax credit

Mar 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  UW Extension wants to make life a little easier for workers by alerting them about a special tax credit that can put money in their pockets, said an extension ... [more]

Classical guitar duo to perform at CWC

Mar 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  Classical guitarists will perform works of modern and traditional composers Friday at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at Central Wyoming College.
The ... [more]

Showcase auditions Tuesday at CWC; community actors encouraged to try out

Mar 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  Auditions for the Central Wyoming College Theater Department's Showcase 2015 will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on the main stage of the Robert A. Peck Arts Center. ... [more]

Riverton couple starts healthy lunch support group at home

Mar 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton couple is organizing a group to support eating healthy at lunch time.
"I thought it would be nice to create a little refuge for people to bring ... [more]

Three airports keep Great Lakes; two others sign with Boutique Air

Mar 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- The Scottsbluff, Neb., airport has joined airports in Kearney and North Platte in signing new, one-year agreements with Great Lakes ... [more]

Roads shut statewide

Mar 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  A winter storm bringing heavy snow and gusty winds led to highway closures across much of Wyoming on Tuesday morning while difficult traveling conditions were ... [more]

Digest

Mar 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Prison for man who hit cyclist
CASPER -- A Casper man who pleaded guilty to killing a bicyclist while driving drunk has been sentenced to 12 to 16 years ... [more]

School gun bill adds local control

Mar 3, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A third reading is set for Wednesday in the Senate.
 
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has passed a bill on second reading that would allow guns to be ... [more]

Snowpack, water content near average levels

Mar 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The key part of the mountain snowpack season is about to begin.

Snowpack in northwestern Fremont County is strong, but it is low in the southern end ... [more]

Riverton woman: 'I'm one of those' who needs Medicaid

Mar 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Expansion of the program was voted down by the Wyoming Legislature in one of the year's high-profile debates.

Melody Moats watched closely this year ... [more]

Legality of wild horse roundup argued in fed court

Mar 3, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Attorneys argued Monday over whether a wild horse roundup on western Wyoming rangelands last year complied with or violated a federal law that carries ... [more]

Ranger Sports

It's 'win and in' for RHS basketball at 4-A West regional

Mar 4, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For both the Riverton Wolverine boys and girls basketball teams, the postseason begins with a single do-or-die game Thursday at the Class 4-A West regional ... [more]

Cougars in 2-A, Eagles in 1-A open state hoops Thursday

Mar 4, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It's a four-hour drive to Lusk from Pavillion if the roads are dry. In spite of the 250 miles separating the Tigers and Cougars, the two opening-round state ... [more]

Rustlers deliver 20-point win to start women's Region IX tournament

Mar 4, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A long layoff from competition energized the Central Wyoming College Rustlers in eliminating Trinidad State Junior College 67-47 in the opening round of the ... [more]

Chiefs, Eagles, Wrangler girls off to state

Mar 4, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Tongue River and Wyoming Indian meeting at the state tournament in Class 2-A girls basketball is almost as frequent as the appearance of the two powerhouse ... [more]

Regional notebook full of oddities, observations

Mar 4, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Tournaments bring out the best in players, but often the worst in their fans. Such was the case in last weekend's Class 1-A and 2-A West Regional tournaments ... [more]

River Rats are state hockey champs

Mar 3, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton-based team was the Class B top seed for the state tournament after posting a regular-season record of 15-0-1.

A fire truck ride on ... [more]

Fisher's fourth place is top finish for Riverton at 4-A state swim meet

Mar 3, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Wolverine junior swimmer Travis Fisher lowered his school record in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 54.65 and finished fourth at the Wyoming ... [more]

New video setup at UW called best in conference

Mar 3, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Tucked away in the long hall beyond the locker rooms for the Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls basketball teams ,and under the new seats in the remodeled Arena ... [more]

Second-seeded CWC women open tourney vs. Trinidad State

Mar 3, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC finished the regular season with a 19-9 overall mark, while Trinidad was 4-23 heading to the tournament in Scottsbluff, Neb.

A No. 2 seed has ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

Neighboring air service

Mar 4, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Five towns in Nebraska show how hard finding a new airline here might be

Of great interest to those concerned about commercial air service in Fremont ... [more]

Scout's request: Clear away snow so sidewalks aren't 'slick and dangerous'

Mar 4, 2015 - Nathan Morrell, Riverton:  Editor:
I am a Scout with Troop 276. I think people in Riverton should clear the snow from their sidewalks.
They can get slick and ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 3, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  And still the winter
Enough is enough. Our meteorological dose of December in March has been interesting, perhaps even educational, but there really ... [more]

Oscar night editorial subtle, entertaining

Mar 3, 2015 - Eddie Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
Regarding the editorial of Feb. 22: Clever. Very clever. And so subtle. [more]