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Burlington too much for Eagle boys, who come back strong Saturday to beat Ten Sleep

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a roller coaster weekend for the St. Stephen's Eagles in Northwest 1-A Conference action. The Eagles ran into an offensive buzzsaw Friday in Burlington ... [more]

St. Stephen's girls secure second seed for regional with win over Ten Sleep

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  St. Stephen's took a big step toward the postseason this weekend with a split that earned the Eagle boys a second-place finish in the girls Northwest 1-A ... [more]

Cougar boys scare Piney, end with weekend split

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River concludes the regular season at home on Friday.

PAVILLION -- Wind River picked up a key split this weekend in Class 2-0
A Southwest boys ... [more]

Defense carries Pokes to win over Spartans

Feb 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Junior guard Riley Grabau posted 18 and added a career-high nine rebounds, but it was another historic defensive effort that gave the University of Wyoming ... [more]

Cowgirls score 103 points

Feb 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Double-doubles from Kayla Woodward and Fallon Lewis helped the Cowgirl basketball team to a 23-point win, 103-80, over the San JosÚ State Spartans, on Saturday ... [more]

Chief girls move up league ladder in sweeping both Big Piney and Kemmerer

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian's girls roared back into contention this weekend with a sweep of Class 2-A Southwest opponents that included the first class 2-A loss of the ... [more]

Lander skiers race on 2002 Olympic course

Feb 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School skiers competed against the best Nordic high school skiers the western U.S. Friday and Saturday at the Soldier Hollow, Utah, race ... [more]

WRHS girls win one, lose one

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The Class 2-A Southwest girls basketball bracket is much clearer after a weekend split by Wind River against Big Piney and Kemmerer in ... [more]

Big conference win Saturday for Rustler women on home floor

Feb 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  With her team's Region IX women's basketball game on the line, Central Wyoming College freshman Jolonna Sazue came up with an outstanding individual effort ... [more]

LVHS matmen beat Riverton

Feb 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Heavyweight senior Kegan Wells was right in the middle of the celebration with his teammates after the Lander Tigers claimed a 38-36 wrestling victory Thursday ... [more]

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.á 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:
áThe Wyoming Constitution is the supreme governing document of the State of Wyoming. It is the law.áProposed 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]