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Cougars starting track season in Big Piney

Mar 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Kiley Chatfield has 30 track and field athletes to juggle this spring for his Wind River track and field teams.
WRHS started the season Friday at the ... [more]

Shoshoni looks for strong track season

Mar 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Potential point scorers are found all the way through the Shoshoni High School Wranglers girls track and field lineup.
Coach Brady Slack has weapons ranging ... [more]

Today

Mar 27, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
NANEZ

Manuel DeLean Nanez (Lion), 65, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, March 7, in Loveland, Colo. Cremation has taken place. Condolences ... [more]

Twelve county students earn academic honors in Casper

Mar 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Officials have released the names of students who made the president's and dean's honor rolls at Casper College for the 2014 fall semester.
To qualify for ... [more]

RHS troupe lands main stage

Mar 27, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Roughly 100 schools worldwide apply for Thespian Festival honor

Riverton High School theater students are the first Wyoming teens in more than 30 ... [more]

No reason to get upset about Cowboys losing in tournament

Mar 27, 2015 - Lynnette Hawes, Riverton:  Editor:
In Wyoming most of us were excited about the Cowboys making the March Madness tournament. But I was surprised at how many people I know were ... [more]

Who needs Florida? We've got Wyo

Mar 27, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  A new study rates us the No. 1 state for retirement

I just spent a long weekend in Florida.
It was 82 on a Saturday afternoon --  in the middle of ... [more]

Crashing a plane

Mar 27, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  We ask ourselves how, and why

The civilized world has one question on its mind today. Why did, or how could, a young airline pilot crash his plane ... [more]

Digest

Mar 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Bird flu found in Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department on Thursday urged people to be careful handling wild or domestic fowl because ... [more]

Hess Corp gives $15 million for energy studies

Mar 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Energy firm Hess Corp. has donated $15 million to the University of Wyoming to bolster research into extracting hard-to-get oil and gas ... [more]

State sues to contest federal regs on oil and gas drilling

Mar 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming filed a lawsuit Thursday contesting new federal rules for oil and gas drilling on public land, alleging in part that they interfere with ... [more]

Palm Sunday services set

Mar 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Churches in the Riverton area host a variety of Palm Sunday services this weekend, the start of Holy Week leading up to Easter.
Children present palm leaves ... [more]

Flood risk across Fremont County looks low this year

Mar 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Flooding is unlikely to be an issue in Fremont County this spring, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service. The risk is low across ... [more]

Foresight by lawmakers helped avoid major cuts this year, says Bebout

Mar 27, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, wouldn't describe his role as a top leader in the Wyoming Senate as enjoyable, exactly.
For the most part, he says, being ... [more]

Today

Mar 26, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
KUCERA

Alice Marie Kucera, 85, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Henderson, Nev. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, ... [more]

Today

Mar 25, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BUSS

Daren D. Buss, 52, of Riverton, died of natural causes Wednesday, March 25, at his home in Riverton. Arrangements are ... [more]

Today

Mar 24, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BATCHELDER

David Alan Batchelder, 58, died Tuesday, March 17. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the Chapel of Mount ... [more]

Wyoming's lack of depth a key factor vs. Northern Iowa

Mar 22, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  SEATTLE - Four of its five starters played between 36 and 38 minutes, and the other played 25.
The two guys who saw the most time off the bench combined for ... [more]

Gose takes helm for Lander tracksters

Mar 22, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ben Gose is the new Lander Valley High School Tigers head track and field coach.
During the offseason, Gose took over for former longtime head coach Bob ... [more]

Carey to wrestle at Concordia

Mar 22, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kyle Carey has signed a national letter of intent to wrestle at Concordia University.
The Lander Valley High School senior had an official ceremony with ... [more]

Champions at last, 2015 Wind River boys redeem the near miss of 1975

Mar 22, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Pavillion and Morton merged to form Wind River High School in 1969.  In the 46 years since, the Cougars have made the trip to the state basketball tournament ... [more]

Declining oil prices affect tribal royalties

Mar 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Department of the Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue will hold a mineral and royalty question and answer session April 9 at the Bureau of ... [more]

'Behind the Beautiful Forevers' next play in library series

Mar 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library will broadcast the play "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" in high definition Saturday.
The program is part of the library's National Theatre ... [more]

Museums to host traveling outlaw exhibit

Mar 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wyoming has been the stomping grounds for many an outlaw. Butch Cassidy spent much of his career in Fremont County and Wyoming. He ranched in the Dubois area ... [more]

Rollout trash change a success, say city planners

Mar 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Early kinks being worked out

Riverton city residents have spent more than a month learning their new trash pickup schedule and figuring out how to ... [more]

New rules on fracking raise duplication concern in state

Mar 22, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Critics of new rules for oil and gas development on federal and tribal land point out states including Wyoming have had at least one of those rules ... [more]

Riverton police update fleet

Mar 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two new police cars rolled into Riverton the first week of March. Each year, the Riverton Police Department's budget allows for the purchase of two new ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Mar 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  State Senate vacancy filled
DOUGLAS -- Douglas-area rancher Brian Boner has been appointed to replace Sen. Jim Anderson of Glenrock in The 30-year-old ... [more]

Teen driver won't be charged in man's death

Mar 22, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The collision with a motor vehicle that killed a pedestrian in September was not the fault of the driver involved, and his office will not prosecute him, ... [more]

Price break at pump welcomed by consumers

Mar 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Sixth in a series

The drop in oil prices is bringing smiles to many motorists when they pump fuel at gasoline stations.
In Riverton, the lowest ... [more]