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Feb 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Political jousting has a way of overshadowing real-world experience. When the "experts" get to arguing before a national audience, the argument can come to ... [more]

Day 10 at the Wyoming Legislature

Feb 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Friday, Feb. 21, the 10th day of the 2014 Budget Session:
BUDGET BILL: Both the Wyoming House and ... [more]

Nuke test scores actually fell during alleged cheating

Feb 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Last summer, when dozens of nuclear missile officers are alleged to have cheated on exams, test scores were among the lowest of the year, ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Feb 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Teen kills attempted abductor
GILLETTE -- Campbell County sheriff's officials say a 15-year-old boy fatally shot a man who was trying to abduct a woman ... [more]

Lawmakers tackle budget add-ons

Feb 24, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature waded through dozens of proposed amendments to the state's budget bill on Friday, defeating one in the Senate ... [more]

The way it was: Wyoming Commission on the Status of Women -- 1966

Feb 24, 2014 - Staff:  Two of Wyoming's best-known women helped launch the new Wyoming Commission on the Status of Women in the 1960s, and Fremont County was well-represented.
When ... [more]

National forest officials delay public meetings

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Shoshone National Forest officials have postponed four public meetings scheduled this week due to winter storms and "adverse driving conditions."
The meetings ... [more]

Digest

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  State winter fair begins Friday
The 2014 Wyoming State Winter Fair will begin with a new event Friday in Lander.
Seven teams have signed up for the ... [more]

Man gets year added to prison sentence after escape attempt

Feb 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Northern Arapaho man was sentenced Feb. 5 to 13 more months in federal prison after trying to escape from a halfway house in Gillette.
Garrett Blackburn, ... [more]

Miss Native American USA to exhibit work

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino will display the art of Miss Native American USA Sarah Ortegon throughout the spring.
Ortegon will open her exhibit with a ... [more]

Juvenile justice center woes remain; entities finalize memorandum

Feb 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After more than a year of not having a juvenile detention center to work with, the Northern Arapaho Family Services Department finalized a memorandum of ... [more]

Land mine detecting dog to visit Riverton school

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  A land mine detecting dog will travel across Wyoming this week, visiting schools as part of the Children Against Mines Program.
The weeklong tour will stop ... [more]

Three spots open on St. Stephen's school board

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The St. Stephen's Indian School Educational Association is having an election for its board of directors March 11. Candidates will be elected to represent ... [more]

'Prince Igor' comes to Carnegie Room

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander MetOpera will present Alexander Borodin's "Prince Igor" in a live HDTV broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday.
The opera is famous for the ... [more]

Optional 1 percent tax now generating about $170,000 per month

Feb 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With money rolling in for the City of Riverton from the optional 1 percent sales tax, the city council approved advertising for bid schedules 1 and 2 as part ... [more]

County welcomes new weed and pest chief

Feb 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Aaron Foster has roots in agriculture stretching from his childhood on a small farm and ranch outside Wheatland. Now he is taking over as the supervisor of ... [more]

Police calls to liquor-licensed establishments dip; figures can be misleading

Feb 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department reported a slight increase in calls for service for 2013. Last year, the department handled 13,829 calls, while in 2012 it ... [more]

Workers, employers would pay more for retirement under bill

Feb 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A bill making its way through the Wyoming Legislature would require an increase in retirement contributions for state employees and their employers.
Wyoming ... [more]

Tamra Ward

Feb 21, 2014 - Staff:  Tamra Ward died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at her home surrounded by family. She was 54 years old.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, ... [more]

WIHS girls down Wranglers 76-52

Feb 21, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Thursday's win was the fifth straight for Wyoming Indian.

SHOSHONI -- The Wyoming Indian girls made it five in a row Thursday night in a convincing ... [more]

NC Fillies rout Riverton 84-39

Feb 21, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton hosts Kelly Walsh at 1 p.m. Saturday.

CASPER -- The conference-leading Casper Natrona Fillies girls basketball team (16-4, 8-0 Class ... [more]

Wolverines cold in Casper, fall to Natrona in 4-A West game

Feb 21, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- Riverton's boys basketball team tried to play the role of spoiler Thursday night in the final game scheduled to be played on Jerry Dalton Court at ... [more]

Basketball's best time of year starting this weekend

Feb 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County has to be the best place to live if you are a high school basketball fan in Wyoming.
I don't think it's even close compared to other counties. ... [more]

Chiefs hang 108 points on Shoshoni to close in on conference crown

Feb 21, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Thursday night at Shoshoni featured a final regular season contest between two teams on very different trajectories. 
The Shoshoni Wranglers' ... [more]

Today

Feb 21, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SMITS

A daughter was born to Abigail Smits, of Papillion, Neb., and Eric Smits, of Ashland, Neb., at 8:20 p.m. Nov. 29, 2013, at Riverton ... [more]

Northern Arapaho student earns 4.0 GPA at Montana college

Feb 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Marlin Medicinehorse, an enrolled Northern Arapaho member, has earned a 4.0 GPA while studying at Little Big Horn College in Crow Agency, Mont.
He is in his ... [more]

Freshman's idol reads his fan letter on national TV

Feb 21, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Nick Nerli said he was "shocked" when his idol read his letter on national television.
In December, the Lander Valley High School freshman class president ... [more]

An alternative to the imperial U.S. presidency

Feb 21, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  In his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, President Barack Obama drew widespread attention for pledging to use his executive authority to ... [more]

Don't assume 'the sky is falling' due to EPA order

Feb 21, 2014 - Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
Bravo, Mayor Warpness and ex-mayor Vincent. It's nice to see that at least a few of our leaders have not fallen prey to the "Chicken Little" theme ... [more]

Background checks reflect troubled times

Feb 21, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Unfortunately, we never can know enough, or test for enough things, to eliminate risk or bad situations down the road.

Something about the Fremont ... [more]