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The dawn of Cold War II?

Mar 18, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Here's a chilly thought: We are seeing the dawn of a second Cold War between Russia and the West. But this one should be easier to manage than the first ... [more]

New museums boss needs to get Riverton Museum back on its feet fast

Mar 18, 2014 - Eileen Way, Riverton:  Editor:
I did not like the idea of hiring one museum director for the whole county, but now that is done. Time to move on. I do think they hired a good man ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Three words
That was a ferocious little snowstorm that arrived Monday night. A fast mover, it took the green right out of St. Patrick's Day and left a ... [more]

Digest

Mar 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Alleged strangler says 'not guilty'
GERING, Neb. -- A 15-year-old Wyoming boy has pleaded not guilty to murder in the strangling of a western Nebraska ... [more]

Congress seeking new way to pay for fighting big wildfires

Mar 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- A bipartisan effort under way in Congress would change the way the country pays to fight catastrophic wildfires, tapping natural disaster funds ... [more]

More delays in Hill case; judge allows three more weeks for state analyses

Mar 18, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State schools Superintendent Cindy Hill will have to wait longer in her effort to regain control of the Wyoming Department of Education.
Laramie ... [more]

RHS expands course offerings with animation, baking classes

Mar 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School has approved two additional courses to be offered to students in the next school year. "Animation" and "Baking and Pastry" will be offered ... [more]

St. Stephen's superintendent resigns

Mar 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After two years as superintendent at St. Stephen's Indian School, Mike Hejtmanek has decided to resign from the position.
He announced his departure to the ... [more]

Wintry road conditions result in several crashes Tuesday

Mar 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Lander children were transported to Salt Lake City on Tuesday morning after being injured in a two-vehicle accident on Wyoming Highway 789 near Lyons ... [more]

Two announce run for HD33 seat being vacated by Goggles

Mar 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two Republicans who sparred over the state representative seat in House District 33 in earlier elections are running for it again. They could have better luck ... [more]

Diversion Dam bridge to be closed Tuesday

Mar 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Transportation Department announced it will close Diversion Dam bridge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday for routine inspection.
This will be a ... [more]

The rule of religion and politics

Mar 17, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  There is one iron rule regarding religion in American politics, and here it is: With only one exception, ministers, priests, rabbis, and imams -- men and women ... [more]

Pretty maids and spring days

Mar 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  There's a good reason the "farmer's daughter" became the feminine ideal.

The smell of spring is in the air, but it's the earthy, organic smell of ... [more]

Wind River tribes 'own Riverton'

Mar 17, 2014 - Steve Willow, Ethete:  Editor:
The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes and nations own Riverton. The EPA ruling is backed by the Department of the Interior and Department ... [more]

Mead vs. Hill

Mar 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The governor has the best cards, but the superintendent loves to confound expectations

By all indications, Wyoming is going to have a high-profile ... [more]

Colorado State wins triple overtime thriller vs. Cowgirls

Mar 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  LAS VEGAS -- The history of the Border War for both men's and women's basketball spans more than 100 years and 300 games.
But never has a game between the ... [more]

Lander boys bounced in two straight from state 3-A tournament

Mar 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody downed Glenrock for the Class 3-A state championship 61-53.

CASPER -- After producing a stellar regular season in the Class 3-A boys basketball ... [more]

Tiger girls go two and out at state but give 3-A champs toughest test

Mar 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Torrington eliminated the Lander Tigers from the girls Class 3-A state basketball tournament in a consolation game Friday night in Casper, beating ... [more]

Digest

Mar 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Judge rejects deal in fatal crash
GREELEY, Colo. -- A judge has rejected a plea agreement for a 22-year-old Wyoming man who was involved in a crash in ... [more]

UW researcher finds breakthrough in hydrology

Mar 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A University of Wyoming researcher discovered that using satellite imagery to map the depth of melt ponds and melt-water stream channels on the ... [more]

Secretary of State won't run for third term

Mar 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield said Friday that he will not run for a third term despite winning a lawsuit before the state Supreme Court ... [more]

The way it was: Airline crew -- 1954

Mar 17, 2014 - Staff:  Riverton Regional Airport was a key hub for Frontier Airlines in the 1954, so much so that the airline organized an air show to commemorate Frontier's 10,000th ... [more]

Members needed for resource advisory committee

Mar 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Shoshone National Forest is seeking individuals who are interested in becoming a part of the resource advisory committee that collaborates with the U.S. ... [more]

'Miss Navajo' latest in American Indian film series at Riverton library

Mar 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The documentary screening of "Miss Navajo" is the latest addition to the American Indian film series at the Riverton Branch Library.
Director Billy Luther's ... [more]

Wind River Institute to offer college program in fall

Mar 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Evergreen State College in Washington is expanding its Reservation-Based Community-Determined program to reach students in Wyoming.
The program has been ... [more]

Author to speak on ancient ski culture

Mar 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins will speak March 27 at Central Wyoming College about his latest adventure with Asian tribesmen who access their hunting ... [more]

Weather network seeks Wyoming volunteers to assist in collecting data

Mar 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Water is the lifeblood of Wyoming and, being a headwaters state, Wyoming is dependent on what falls from the sky.
The amount of precipitation that falls ... [more]

Fremont Symphony Orchestra to perform Saturday

Mar 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The concert will be the group's first performance under its new name.

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. ... [more]

Forest plan gets public hearing; concerns raised about motorized access

Mar 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Environmentalists and non-motorized recreationists are raising concerns about the Shoshone National Forest's draft land management plan.
The U.S. Forest ... [more]

Race develops for coroner as Lander GOP announces

Mar 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County will have a contest for the county coroner job being vacated by the announced retirement of Ed McAuslan.
Lander funeral director Dominick ... [more]