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Lander chamber director named first county museums chief

Mar 5, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  For the first time, Fremont County has a central director of museum operations.
The Fremont County Museums board of trustees has named Scott Goetz to the new ... [more]

County valuation climbing toward $1 billion again; increase predicted

Mar 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials expect Fremont County's assessed value to rise by $24 million, or 2.6 percent, for fiscal year 2015 to $930 million.
The increase should spell a ... [more]

CWC adding golf, cross country to sports lineup

Mar 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Soccer teams could be created within two years, college leaders say.

Central Wyoming College administrative officials have preliminarily endorsed the ... [more]

Justice center money included in budget passed by Legislature

Mar 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One bill allocating state money for courthouse security died in the state House of Representatives on Monday, but the Legislature's approved budget set aside ... [more]

Patricia Rose Hancock

Mar 5, 2014 - Staff:  Patricia Rose Hancock died Monday, March 3, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 76 years old.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral services will be at ... [more]

Mary H. Lewis

Mar 5, 2014 - Staff:  Mary H. Lewis, recently of Riverton, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Wheat Ridge, Colo. She was 94 years old.
Cremation has taken place.
Mary Henderson ... [more]

CWC women end year with loss to Eastern

Mar 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Central Wyoming College women's basketball team trailed by 28 points at one time only to lose to Eastern Wyoming College by just three, 68-65, in the ... [more]

Cowboys to play final road game

Mar 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Still in the hunt for a top-five finish in the Mountain West, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team plays its final road game of the ... [more]

Kids, work can wait; take part in spring sports

Mar 4, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Last call.
With the winter sports season (and winter, too, we hope) wrapping up, spring yields the last opportunity to participate in the school sports ... [more]

In game played mostly by subs, Evanston nips RHS boys 51-50

Mar 4, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton opens the regional tournament Thursday vs. Evanston.

The Riverton Wolverine boys basketball fell to the Evanston Red Devils 51-50 in the ... [more]

Wolverine girls scrap for 30-29 win Monday

Mar 4, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton plays Monday's opponent, Evanston, again Thursday at the Class 4-A West regional.

Camey Fegler's drive and layup with 11 seconds remaining ... [more]


Mar 4, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths

John Joseph Cardine Sr., 62, of Lander, died Friday, Feb. 28. A memorial service will be scheduled in the ... [more]

New grant for heart health to grow tribe's wellness initiative

Mar 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone Tribe will amp up its cardiovascular education initiatives for tribal members with a grant from the Astrazeneca Healthcare ... [more]

Take small steps when starting a workout

Mar 4, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  With "swimsuit weather" just around the corner and weight-loss resolutions waiting to be fulfilled, people are starting to look for the perfect exercise ... [more]

U.S. options on Syria all bad

Mar 4, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Faced with bad options in Syria, President Barack Obama is reviving a tactic he tried in an earlier war: leading from behind.
"Leading from behind," you'll ... [more]

If Riverton is to be part of new reservation state, will governing council expand?

Mar 4, 2014 - Michael Anderson, Riverton:  Editor:
I have been closely following the discussions concerning the recent EPA ruling which determined the inclusion of Riverton within the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 4, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Lions and lambs
We've all heard the age-old proverb "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." Old sayings don't get to be old sayings for ... [more]


Mar 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man pleads guilty to killing wife
CHEYENNE -- A Cheyenne man faces a minimum of 20 years in prison after admitting to shooting his wife to death during ... [more]

Effects of outdoor rec analyzed in wolverines

Mar 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Researchers are studying the effects of winter recreation on wolverines in northwest Wyoming.
The research project headed by Round River ... [more]

Fall shutdown cost U.S. national parks $414M

Mar 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Some states used their own money to reopen parks during the federal impasses, but Wyoming did not.

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration says the ... [more]

Budget bill passed, includes Medicaid study

Mar 4, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature passed a budget bill Monday that calls on Gov. Matt Mead and other Wyoming officials to investigate whether ... [more]

Online bullying targeted by speakers, kids at conference

Mar 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Middle School Be the Change Club organized this year's "Be the Change" conference Friday at Central Wyoming College. The event welcomed students ... [more]

Modelers group makes pitch for city-owned pond; access concerns raised by council

Mar 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Modelers Park Association hopes to lease a city-owned pond off East Monroe Avenue to operate remote-controlled boats and aircraft that land on ... [more]

Four-plus years in prison for man in knife attack

Mar 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Northern Arapaho man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for an assault that resulted in serious bodily injury to the mother of his ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Mar 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Additional developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 16th day of the planned 20-day 2014 Budget Session:
BUDGET: Both houses of the ... [more]

New 'Hill bill' dies on House floor, along with amendment restoring previous job

Mar 4, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  A bill that would allow for a special legislative session to deal with fallout from the recent state Supreme Court decision in the superintendent of public ... [more]

Church raising funds to eradicate malaria; event Tuesday

Mar 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  The first event is a Decadent Dessert party at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The Riverton United Methodist Church is hosting a series of events in March and ... [more]

Myrtle Lorraine Hanson

Mar 4, 2014 - Staff:  Myrtle Lorraine Hanson, of Lander, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 89 years old.
A memorial service will be at ... [more]

Robert 'Bob' Moore

Mar 4, 2014 - Staff:  Robert "Bob" Moore, of Shoshoni, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 87 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. ... [more]

John Joseph Cardine Sr.

Mar 4, 2014 - Staff:  John Joseph Cardine Sr., of Lander, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. He was 62 years old.
A memorial service will be scheduled in the summer.
John Joseph Cardine ... [more]