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District 38 leader says he was fired 'without cause'

May 10, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  No reason has been provided officially for the dismissal of Tim Stathis as superintendent of Fremont County School District 38 in Arapahoe. Stathis was ... [more]

Nevaeh Rain Eko Lloyd

May 10, 2015 - Staff:  A prayer service for infant Nevaeh Rain Eko Lloyd is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton.
She was born Wednesday, May 6, at ... [more]

Stacks and scrubbers

May 10, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  A big oil refinery is going try to comply with new pollution rules

Last week the owners of the big HollyFrontier oil refinery in Cheyenne announced  ... [more]

Award-winning documentary on local teepee to premiere at casino

May 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  St. Stephen's Indian School will premiere its award-winning documentary, "Listening for a New Day: The Making of an Arapaho Buffalo Hide Tipi," Tuesday and ... [more]

The way it was: Championship season -- 2001

May 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College was nearing the end of a great rodeo season 15 years ago this week. Hosting their home rodeo, the Rustler Roundup, coach Rick Smith's ... [more]

State taking control of two troubled nursing homes

May 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Health is taking over temporary management of troubled nursing homes in Rock Springs and Saratoga, state officials ... [more]

Inmate who died in Torrington prison had Riverton ties

May 10, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  A former Riverton resident serving time at the medium-security prison in Torrington has died after a lengthy illness.
Department officials say 55-year-old ... [more]

Rails to Trails killer finishes work camp, seeks reduction

May 10, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A convicted killer is asking a judge to reduce his sentence to allow him out on probation.
Santana Mendoza, 17, is serving a sentence of 12 to 18 years in ... [more]

WyDOT cautioning motorcyclists about highway construction

May 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  All drivers should expect traffic delays of up to 20 minutes.

Asphalt milling is scheduled to begin Monday on a highway and bridge improvement ... [more]

Teen artist's work now on display at college

May 10, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new version of the Wyoming bucking horse and rider is on display at Central Wyoming College.
The iconic image, however, now includes a war bonnet.
The ... [more]

CWC, NWS hosting Men in Science Conference on Tuesday

May 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  Young men from the region's middle and high schools will converge Tuesday at Central Wyoming College to participate in workshops presented by men involved in ... [more]

Cancer spreads inside the body and out

May 10, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  The Pulitzer Prize-winning book "The Emperor of All Maladies -- A Biography of Cancer" is a riveting work full of triumph and tragedy.

Physician and ... [more]

City approves money from reserves to buy pothole machine

May 10, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has voted to purchase a pothole-filling machine, despite worries over how the city would pay for it.
Riverton had been renting the ... [more]

Museums present kid friendly activities

May 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  Children ages 7 to 14 years old can play pioneer games and learn to make a hide painting during events Friday and Saturday at two Fremont County museums.
The ... [more]

Plea deal expected in death of UW student

May 10, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- The suspect in the death of a University of Wyoming student from Lander is expected to plead guilty to manslaughter next month in exchange for a ... [more]

CWC grads married while in school; both got associate diplomas Friday

May 10, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College graduated 215 students this year, and many of them celebrated the achievement Friday night at the school's commencement.
For one ... [more]


May 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Two killed when SUV rolls into creek
SMOOT -- Authorities are investigating after an SUV rolled into a creek, killing two men near the small western ... [more]

WRHS names dozens to third-quarter honor roll

May 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wind River High School has announced the students named to the third-quarter honor roll.

Principal's list
Ninth grade

Cole Nelson
10th ... [more]

Found body identified as missing man from Kansas

May 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Authorities have identified human remains found this past week in central Wyoming as a Kansas man who disappeared six years ago.
Natrona County ... [more]

Cowboy poets entertained in Shoshoni

May 8, 2015 - Darius Reinert, Shoshoni:  Editor:
I thoroughly enjoyed the third annual cowboy poet gathering in Shoshoni.
Thanks to the folks who took time out of their busy lives to spend the ... [more]

Neighbors put out fire at house as firefighters neared scene

May 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A group of neighbors saved a structure from substantial damage after a fire in the 800 block of Rose Marie Drive in Riverton.
Officials said the neighbors ... [more]

Dog bite incident sparks warning to vaccinate animals

May 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials are encouraging residents to vaccinate their pets after an incident Thursday involving a 5-year-old boy who was bitten by a dog.
Police said ... [more]

RHS soccer games postponed to Monday

May 8, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine girls and boys soccer teams will not play their final home matches of the season in Fremont County as scheduled Saturday at Wolverine ... [more]

Fed wildlife chief says state's plan won't prevent grouse listing

May 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Wyoming's conservation strategy for the greater sage grouse won't by itself be sufficient to ... [more]

Raiders hope weather permits baseball opener Sunday

May 8, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton hosts Rawlins in a doubleheader at Roy Peck Field.

Despite a chilly Sunday weather forecast, the Riverton Raiders are hoping to start the ... [more]

Two county students win awards in math contest

May 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Western Heritage Lutheran Academy in Riverton recently held a TRIG-STAR competition and named John Desenfants as the winner.
Inberg-Miller Engineers of ... [more]

Superintendent to China for education visit

May 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow is among a delegation of eight U.S. state school superintendents traveling to China to ... [more]

Wind River Middle School announces honor roll

May 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wind River Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the third-quarter honor roll.

Principal's list
Sixth grade

Colter ... [more]

Police seeking witnesses after person stabbed two on street outside bar in Lander

May 8, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Lander Police Department is seeking anyone with information regarding an altercation and stabbing that took place outside of the Forge Bar and Grill early ... [more]

Skinner signs to play basketball at College of Idaho

May 8, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kiara Skinner, a top Region IX volleyball and basketball performer for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers, will take her talents to the College of Idaho ... [more]