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John D. Smith

Jan 27, 2014 - Staff:  John D. Smith died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Sparks, Nev., after a lengthy illness.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be no services.
John Smith was ... [more]

Wyoming holds on vs. Nevada

Jan 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- After the first meeting between Nevada and Wyoming, Wolf Pack forward A.J. West said he didn't know who Larry Nance Jr. was. He does now, after Nance ... [more]

No losses yet for Lander boys in league

Jan 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers pounded Pinedale 60-44 Thursday night in a Class 3-A West conference boys basketball game on the road.
The victory was the only game on ... [more]

Technical fouls costly as Chiefs suffer first defeat of year, 60-58 to Big Piney

Jan 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  In a controversial win, Big Piney edged the Wyoming Indian boys 60-58 Friday night in Sublette County.  The loss was the first of the season for Wyoming Indian ... [more]

After routing Piney, Chief girls beaten by Kemmerer

Jan 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Short-handed and on the road, the Wyoming Indian girls still picked up a Friday night win at Big Piney 60-36. 
On Saturday the Chiefs fell 62-52 to ... [more]

Playing short-handed, Wolverine boys take RS to overtime but lose

Jan 27, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Chris Quayle stepped to the line with five seconds on the regulation clock Friday night in Rock Springs and nailed three pressure free throws to tie Riverton's ... [more]

A win and a loss for Wind River girls in weekend conference pair

Jan 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wind River's girls picked up a split in Southwest 2-A basketball conference play last weekend on the road in Lincoln and Sublette counties. The Cougar girls ... [more]

Rustler men nearly wipe out Miles lead before falling 70-61

Jan 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Two road games in Montana are next for the CWC men.

The Central Wyoming men suffered through a lethargic spell in the second half Saturday afternoon ... [more]

LVHS girls in control for 58-44 win vs. Pinedale

Jan 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rebounding was the difference for the Lander Tiger girls in collecting a 58-44 basketball victory Thursday night at Pinedale.
The Tigers were in control of ... [more]

Big first half for CWC women in home win

Jan 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a good cap to a solid week of basketball for the Central Wyoming College women at home Saturday afternoon against Miles Community College. Earlier in ... [more]

Buzzer-beater by Salisbury gives RHS girls fifth straight win

Jan 27, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The win pushes the Lady Wolverines to 7-7 overall, but more importantly, Riverton is 1-0 in the Class 4-A West conference. Up next for Riverton is a ... [more]

Tigers fifth in big home wrestling tournament

Jan 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander had two finalists in the 20-team field.

Three Lander Tigers went deep into the wrestling bracket Friday and Saturday at the Lander ... [more]

Baker takes crown at 195 pounds for 1-A DHS at Lander invite

Jan 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dubois senior wrestler Sterling Baker entered the Lander Invitational Friday and Saturday because he wanted to get tested by Class 3-A and 4-A opponents. ... [more]

Ex-defense boss harder on Biden than Hillary

Jan 27, 2014 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Chris Christie's effort to separate himself from the heavy-handed retribution of top aides against recalcitrant local pols adds yet another complication to the ... [more]

Legal landowners 'thrown under the bus' by EPA ruling

Jan 27, 2014 - Janet Conover, Pavillion:  Editor:
What follows is from a letter to the Fremont County Sherif's department:
"I respectfully request an increased number of patrols and wellness checks ... [more]

How the big-timers cover sports

Jan 27, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  It's a lot easier than doing what I do during high school football season.

You might call it a sportswriter's dream.
Or, from another viewpoint, ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jan 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  No change in state rigs
HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. ... [more]

Fine tuning continues on budget before session

Jan 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Members of the Legislature's Joint Appropriations Committee voted Friday to reduce possible extra state compensation for counties that stand to lose ... [more]

The way it was: School shop fire -- 1957

Jan 27, 2014 - Staff:  The shop and agriculture building at Riverton High School was destroyed by fire 57 years ago this week.
The 10-year-old building stood just to the south of ... [more]

Driver's seat

Jan 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The new ambulance chief haggled for more money; now he has to deliver

Fremont County is having to pay more for its new ambulance department director ... [more]

Digest

Jan 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  ­CWC extends contracts
Two top administrators at Central Wyoming College received contract extensions during the January board meeting at the ... [more]

CWC forensics team sending two to national tournament

Jan 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  Competing at a pair of tournaments at the University of Utah last weekend, the Central Wyoming College speech and debate team qualified a second student for a ... [more]

Internet reaching more entities on reservation

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Communications specialists gave lawmakers an update on the Wind River Indian Reservation's Internet connections during the Wyoming Legislature's Select ... [more]

Arapahoe School honorees recognized at board meeting

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The district's Impact Aid grant application also was placed on the agenda to receive input from attendees.

Fremont County School District 38 gave ... [more]

Rez hunters place second, inch closer to state finals

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  This year, Ted Rivera, Rv Hereford Jr. and Rv Hereford Sr. said they got serious about their hunting skills and they decided to enter the Wyoming Best of the ... [more]

County won't take more action on Bennett in Drennen's case

Jan 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has decided not to ask Wyoming Attorney General Gregory A. Phillips to re-examine the Gabriel Drennen case. The county board also ... [more]

RPD wants no part of new, standardized dispatch procedure

Jan 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials at the Riverton Police Department say they aren't interested in using the new, nationally standardized dispatch program recently purchased by the ... [more]

C.A. 'Buck' Buchanan Jr.

Jan 27, 2014 - Staff:  C.A. "Buck" Buchanan Jr. died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, after a short illness. He was 85 years old.
The funeral will be Friday, Jan. 31, in Uvalde, ... [more]

Girls get encouragement, advice at Saturday event

Jan 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Girls from Fremont County schools came together Saturday at Central Wyoming College to be a part of annual Girls Day Out events organized by the Soroptimist ... [more]

Baker fought weeds for 38 years

Jan 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The county's longtime weed and pest supervisor retired in December after bringing many innovations to his field.

After 38 years of battling weeds, ... [more]