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Chiefs wallop Thermop 78-34 to open regional

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  After trailing early, WIHS allowed the Bobcats just 12 points in the second half.

Tournament jitters are a common theme, even for teams as familiar ... [more]

Today

Feb 28, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ABEYTA

A son was born to Melissa and Mike Abeyta Jr., of Riverton, at 3:27 p.m. Jan. 10 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ... [more]

Stoll named to college honor roll

Feb 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Teal Stoll of Pavillion has been named to the full-time president's honor roll at Gillette College for the fall 2013 semester.
For students to earn a place on ... [more]

New food label a healthy update for consumers

Feb 28, 2014 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  The Food and Drug Administration has known for years that people who read nutrition labels eat healthier than those who don't.
But the FDA only last year ... [more]

Commission correct to ask county employees to pay more on insurance

Feb 28, 2014 - Randy Learlieb, Riverton:  Editor:
Applause to the Fremont County Commission for requiring more employee financial input to the county's health insurance plan. I don't hold anything ... [more]

Seven county teachers earn NBC

Feb 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  In 2013, seven teachers made National Board Certification in Fremont County -- a process described as "rigorous."
Kristi Jones, a first-grade teacher at Fort ... [more]

Spelling champ, 40 years ago

Feb 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Forty years ago this week, my father took a picture. It's of me at age 12 (I became a teenager two weeks later), the day I won the Fremont County spelling ... [more]

State/federal cooperation

Feb 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It works well enough on highway funding, which could be a model for Medicaid as well

Wyoming legislators are still tossing around the idea of finding ... [more]

Fed research shows grizzlies not in decline

Feb 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A government-sponsored research team has concluded there are no signs of decline among Yellowstone's grizzly bears as officials consider ... [more]

Digest

Feb 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming top C02 state per capita
CHEYENNE -- The worst state for carbon dioxide emissions per person isn't smoggy California or bustling New York, but a ... [more]

School bus cameras survive as Senate debates safety legislation

Feb 28, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- With the death of a Fremont County girl on their minds, Wyoming state senators has embraced the idea of the state helping school districts equip ... [more]

Bill authorizes state to 'get aggressive' in EPA disputes

Feb 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local legislators say they approve of a bill that would limit the rule-making authority in Wyoming of the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal ... [more]

Thomas Coffey

Feb 28, 2014 - Staff:  Thomas Coffey, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Salt Lake City. He was 67 years old.
Per his request, there will be no services.
Thomas Wayne ... [more]

Mark Stone to run for county sheriff

Feb 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The retired Riverton police captain and current Riverton school board member is a Republican.

Mark Stone, a 19-year veteran of the Riverton Police ... [more]

Pitt gets 15 years for running meth operation in county

Feb 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A methamphetamine dealer from Hudson is to spend the next 15 years in prison and five years after that on probation.
The dealer's supplier, a Green River ... [more]

Murder convict sentenced for June 9 stabbing attack

Feb 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Dean Moss killed Dwight Spoonhunter with a kitchen knife.

A Fremont County man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for second-degree murder in ... [more]

Sandy Fullmer LaCross

Feb 28, 2014 - Staff:  Sandy Fullmer LaCross died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. ... [more]

Anna Allen

Feb 28, 2014 - Staff:  Anna Allen, of Riverton, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at her home after a brief illness. She was 67 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. ... [more]

Mardi Gras arrives early in Shoshoni

Feb 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Shoshoni Senior Center is hosting a Mardi Gras celebration this week, with dinner and a mock casino night Friday.
"We have the fake money so people can ... [more]

Nance set for knee surgery

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming junior forward Larry Nance Jr. will undergo knee surgery on March 5 in Laramie.
Nance tore the anterior cruciate ligament in ... [more]

Cowgirls pound Air Force 73-32

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- University of Wyoming junior Kaitlyn Mileto got a personal milestone out of the way early Wednesday at Air Force.
The Cowgirls ... [more]

Rustler women in Rock Springs, men in Colorado for postseason

Feb 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg and men's coach Pat Rafferty will be in different states during their respective Region IX ... [more]

Laramie meet on tap for indoor tracksters

Feb 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A pair of indoor track meets is left on the schedule for the Riverton Wolverines.
Riverton is slated to compete in a meet Friday at the University of Wyoming ... [more]

Four RHS swimmers, plus relay teams head to 4-A state swim meet in Gillette

Feb 27, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Four Riverton Wolverine boys swimmers will compete in individual events at the Wyoming Class 4-A swimming and diving state meet Friday and Saturday in ... [more]

State wrestling starts Friday; all county teams sending competitors

Feb 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The grueling season for Fremont County wrestlers wraps up Friday and Saturday at the state high school tournament in Casper.
The Riverton Wolverines, Lander ... [more]

Today

Feb 27, 2014 - Staff:  Births
TILLMAN

A daughter was born to Medalia SittingEagle, of Riverton, and Craig Tillman, of Lander, at 7:44 a.m. Nov. 25, 2013, at Riverton ... [more]

Waiting too long for response on Shoshone tribal recall petition

Feb 27, 2014 - Inga Sogope, Helen Grace Ward, Fort Washakie:  Editor:
To all enrolled members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe 18 years of age and older,
Hauh naruwerah zondt dauvey.
I am writing this letter to inform my ... [more]

Putin won the Olympics, but he lost Ukraine

Feb 27, 2014 - By Frida Ghitis, McClatchy Newspapers:  Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted the Olympics to showcase his New Russia. The Sochi Olympics ended peacefully, and the games unfolded without any ... [more]

Our own Olympic events

Feb 27, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  We're talking some gold-medal couch leaping here

Last week was entertaining. My home is not Olympus, or even Sochi, and yet my oldest child has won a ... [more]

Police and addresses

Feb 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  A year-end report shows an interesting quirk in statistics on liquor-related calls

An interesting point in reporter Alejandra Silva's story in ... [more]