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Tiger boys win twice on the road

Feb 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Before the trip to Star Valley and Jackson began, Lander Tigers coaches and boys basketball players knew they would have to trust their man-to-man defense. ... [more]

Tight defense key in RHS conference victory Friday

Feb 17, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Throughout the boys high school basketball season, the guard line has been Riverton's strength. That was never more evident than Friday night, when four ... [more]

Chiefs pay back Big Piney, avenge only loss of the season

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- It was a much-anticipated weekend for the Wyoming Indian Chiefs.  After a controversial two-point loss in Big Piney two weeks ago that put the only ... [more]

RHS girls dominate in overtime to defeat Rock Springs 48-42

Feb 17, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Trailing by four after three quarters? Playing without their starting point guard for most of the fourth? Stuck in a short rotation with just eight players in ... [more]

The right kind of alpha male

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  That was Barry Miller, and every community needs a few like him.

The call came while I was doing what I always do on Saturday nights in the winter, ... [more]

How badly do GOP, Dems want immigration reform?

Feb 17, 2014 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  On the morning of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech, the lead story on the front page of The New York Times laid out the details -- and the ... [more]

Legislators who backed SF104 ought to impeach themselves

Feb 17, 2014 - Evelyn Black, Riverton:  Editor:
 The Wyoming Constitution is the supreme governing document of the State of Wyoming. It is the law. Proposed amendments must be approved by a majority ... [more]

The changed presidency

Feb 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  On Monday, many Americans get the day off work in observance of the national holiday honoring America's presidents. Presidents Day comes during a period in our ... [more]

Prison guard brain dead after attack by Wyo. teen

Feb 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- A western Nebraska jail corrections officer has been declared brain dead after authorities say she was attacked and strangled by a teenage ... [more]

Spruce beetle not expected to be so bad as pine variety

Feb 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An outbreak of spruce beetles continues to accelerate across hundreds of square miles of new forest in Colorado, although a much larger outbreak of ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Feb 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Rail sale won't be opposed
PIERRE, S.D. -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Friday that he will not oppose the sale of the west end of the Dakota, Minnesota & ... [more]

Wednesday preliminary hearing for woman charged with embezzling thousands

Feb 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rachel Marie Cox, 41, of Riverton, made an initial appearance Feb. 12 in Riverton Circuit Court for seven charges alleging she embezzled from her former ... [more]

The way it was: Derby Saloon -- 1917

Feb 17, 2014 - Staff:  Business was good at the Derby Saloon in Shoshoni in the spring of 1917. The 10-year-old town was on the Chicago and North Western Railroad, and local leaders ... [more]

Digest

Feb 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  CWC volunteers to prepare taxes
Former and current Central Wyoming College accounting and income tax students will provide free help preparing 2013 tax ... [more]

Tribe meeting to address possible resolution change

Feb 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe will have public meetings Tuesday and Thursday to discuss a proposed change to General Council Resolution 6663.
The change would ... [more]

CWC staging 'The Music Man'

Feb 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  "The Music Man," Central Wyoming College's spring musical, is a light-hearted throwback to a simpler time of brass bands and Fourth of July Americana.
CWC ... [more]

District 24 receives clean audit

Feb 17, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 24 received a clean audit for the year ending June 30.
McKee, Marburger and Fagnant, P.C. of Lander evaluated the district's ... [more]

RHS sends 18 musicians to All State

Feb 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A group of Riverton High School students traveled to Laramie in January to participate in Wyoming's All State music programs.
For many, it was their first ... [more]

Superintendent, principals all rehired by District 25

Feb 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new choir director also has been hired, effective Monday, to fill an unexpected vacancy in the high school and middle school ... [more]

Cadaver lab at CWC Health and Science Center gives new meaning to hands on

Feb 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When anatomy professor Tara Womack-Shultz describes the human body to her students at Central Wyoming College, she doesn't simply point to a diagram in a ... [more]

CWC pushing lawmakers to fund 'success project'

Feb 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College hope state lawmakers approve funding for at least one of the school's capital construction projects during the ... [more]

New ambulance chief on job; plans fiscal, equipment reviews

Feb 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new director is at the wheel of Fremont County's Ambulance Department. Joseph Zillmer started work Feb. 10.
Zillmer said he thinks highly of the service ... [more]

Hope D. Cavaness

Feb 15, 2014 - Staff:  Hope D. Cavaness died of congestive heart failure Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at her home in Riverton. She was 35 years old.
Cremation will take place. A memorial ... [more]

Leroy Shakespeare

Feb 15, 2014 - Staff:  Leroy Shakespeare died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 75 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, ... [more]

Donna Jean (Martinez) Elder

Feb 15, 2014 - Staff:  Donna Jean (Martinez) Elder, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at Close to Home Hospice House in Gillette. She was 61 years old.
Funeral ... [more]

Pokes play at SJSU on Saturday

Feb 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Following a thrilling 68-62 upset of No. 5 San Diego State on Tuesday, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team gets back to action with a trip west to ... [more]

No playoffs for Shoshoni boys after loss to Kemmerer

Feb 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Several tight games in the Class 2-A Southwest boys basketball conference haven't gone the right way for the Shoshoni Wranglers.
Shoshoni has been eliminated ... [more]

RHS drops tight wrestling dual to Lander

Feb 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wolverines fell behind 38-15 before winning the last four matches.

Early pins by Lander Tigers held up against Riverton for a 38-36 victory ... [more]

Time: One truth people worldwide choose to believe in

Feb 14, 2014 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  We believe some things that go so deep into our soul and shape our lives so totally that we are not even aware of them. These beliefs are so accepted and so ... [more]

Riverton Branch Library to show American Indian film

Feb 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library will show the coming-of-age suspense thriller "On the Ice" at 7 p.m. Feb. 26.
The film was a Sundance Grand Jury Nominee and won ... [more]