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Upton girls stronger in second half, defeat Shoshoni by 56-41 score

Dec 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHOSHONI -- Upton broke open a tight girls basketball game Thursday, outscoring the Shoshoni Wrangler girls 17-6 in the third quarter at Wrangler Gym.
Upton ... [more]

Low-scoring RHS girls fall to open GR tourney

Dec 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines dropped their first game of the Green River Flaming Gorge Classic Tournament, losing to Star Valley 45-34 Thursday ... [more]

Rally down the stretch gives Wolverine boys 53-47 win vs. Star Valley

Dec 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Brandon Fullerton and Chris Quayle teamed for the game's final six points to break a 47-47 tie and led the Riverton Wolverines boys basketball squad to a 53-47 ... [more]

Wranglers whip touted Upton

Dec 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHOSHONI -- Right after the game, coach Brady Slack said his Shoshoni Wranglers showed mental toughness in the final two quarters Thursday night to deliver a ... [more]

Today

Dec 19, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BORN

A son was born to Kristie Asay of Riverton and Matt Born of Riverton at 7:56 p.m. Nov. 6 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

Riverton resident graduates from Western College of Auctioneering

Dec 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The officers and directors of Western College of Auctioneering have announced the graduation of Brandon Hann of Riverton.
Hann completed the course of ... [more]

RHS junior first teen to compete in Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt

Dec 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  While her friends were cheering at the Riverton High School Homecoming game, Christie Wildcat was celebrating her success at the Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt. ... [more]

Excitement is where you make it

Dec 19, 2014 - Julia Delmeyer, Riverton:  Editor:
I laughed heartily at Steve Peck's column on Riverton being "Excitement City" ( [more]

I'll watch 'The Interview' so others may follow safely

Dec 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  I volunteer as tribute!
Dear Sony,
Let me watch "The Interview," and when I don't get blown up, you'll know the threats are hollow and that you can release ... [more]

When rich dictate to poor

Dec 19, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Medicaid expansion in Wyoming makes sense for all

Well-to-do people imagining the lives of the poor can devolve into an embarrassing, sometimes ... [more]

Hang a light

Dec 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's a reason for so many celebrations among all peoples this time of year

The next time we publish our newspaper, winter will have arrived.
From ... [more]

Digest

Dec 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Former prosecutor charged with theft
The Wyoming Attorney General's Office has charged Albany County's former top prosecutor, saying he used county ... [more]

Prison buildings under inspection

Dec 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Building inspectors have been examining possible structural issues at the 13-year-old Wyoming State Prison in Rawlins.
"We've noticed the past ... [more]

UW arena getting more improvements

Dec 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  An addition to the east side of the auditorium should be the most notable change of the next phase.

LARAMIE -- Work on a second phase of renovations ... [more]

Waiting game for new skate rink as ice gets thicker

Dec 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It's only a matter of time -- and temperature -- before Riverton residents are able to skate on the new ice rink installed this month at the intersection of West ... [more]

State moving forward on Honor Farm land parcel; modelers to be paid to move

Dec 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The State Board of Land Commissioners voted this month to proceed with an auction of 302 acres between Honor Farm and Webbwood roads east of North Federal ... [more]

Tall grass key if grouse to prosper, says study

Dec 19, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Newly published research that examined the relationship between grass height and the greater sage grouse's nesting success could have implications for cattle ... [more]

Second guilty plea in hammer killing; third suspect's case tossed

Dec 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A guilty plea on Thursday finalized the disposition of a grisly murder case that involved three defendants originally.
Charges against another defendant were ... [more]

Even my two football-playing sons have doubts about the sport

Dec 16, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Combined participation among the four "big" sports is down 4 percent since 2008.

I watched more football, and enjoyed more football, this past ... [more]

Turner tops Evanston field at 152 to pace RHS mat performance

Dec 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the team standings, the Wolverines were sixth with 87 points.

T.J. Turner opened his senior wrestling season by taking an individual title ... [more]

Prosecutors should have known woman died from wreck

Dec 16, 2014 - Jeff Capelow, Riverton:  Editor:
Prosecutors say they "weren't aware" that the older lady injured in the wreck at Main and Hill Street had died a week later? Seriously? This is why no ... [more]

Kalbach, Jibben and Bennett first to file for Ward 2 opening

Dec 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton so far has received three applications from individuals interested in being appointed to the vacant Ward 2 seat on the Riverton City ... [more]

No decision from committee yet on Medicaid expansion

Dec 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are debating whether they will back a plan to make the state the latest to expand its Medicaid program.
The Joint Labor, Health ... [more]

Special election in Teton County finalizes retention of Riverton-based judge

Dec 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A special election in Teton County has finalized the retention of Riverton-based Circuit Court Judge Wesley Roberts.
He garnered 81 percent of the ... [more]

Health department says flu activity picking up in state

Dec 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  With flu activity reports stepping up across the state, the Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging residents to take common-sense steps to avoid spreading ... [more]

CWC audit complete; enrollment dips slightly over past three years

Dec 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College received a clean audit this year from McGee, Hearne and Paiz of Cheyenne.
The firm serves four community colleges in the state as well ... [more]

Digest

Dec 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State slips to 25th in health survey
CHEYENNE -- An annual survey of U.S. health ranks Wyoming 25th in the nation, down from 17th the previous ... [more]

CWC offering unique medical program

Dec 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new medical assistant certificate program will be available at Central Wyoming College beginning in the spring.
The CWC Board of Trustees approved the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter's touch
We got a blast of winter over the weekend, but it was a short one. Aside from the stunning spasm of arctic cold a month ago, our ... [more]

After record levels in 2013, fewer trout south of Palisades

Dec 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Trout numbers on the Snake River below Palisades Reservoir declined an estimated 32 percent during the past year.
Below Palisades, where the Snake ... [more]