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Make it 18 state titles in a row for Lander Tiger boys

Mar 2, 2014 - By Judy Crawford:  GILLETTE -- The Lander Tigers won a remarkable 18th consecutive Class 3-A swim state championship Friday.
Lander scored 274 points in the team race for the ... [more]

Lovell girls corral SHS

Feb 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The top-seeded Lovell girls got their offense going from the start to roll past the Shoshoni Wranglers 62-21 in a first-round game during the Class 2-A West ... [more]

Comeback win for St. Stephen's girls Thursday in 1-A tournament

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a roller coaster ride for the St. Stephen's girls in opening round Class 1-A West girls basketball action Thursday at Lander Valley High School. 
The ... [more]

Shaky third quarter dooms Cougar boys twice

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The third period was Wind River's nemesis with poor performances in both its 2-A West regional contests.
Wind River played even for a half with second seeded ... [more]

Chief girls whip Kemmerer, reach semis

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian advanced to a 3 p.m. Friday semifinal matchup with the Kemmerer Rangers after cruising to a 67-44 win over Thermopolis in opening round Class ... [more]

Evanston refuses to play RHS on Saturday; games moved to Monday

Feb 28, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton's boys and girls basketball regular-season finales against Evanston have been postponed from Saturday evening to Monday because of pending weather ... [more]

Wind River girls down Greybull, earn semifinal tournament slot Friday

Feb 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A big step toward the state tournament was taken Thursday by the Wind River Lady Cougars in a 65-57 win against Greybull in the opening round of the Class 2-A ... [more]

Seesaw game tips late for Rams in 1-A first rounder 

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a game of surges Thursday night, with Dubois taking the final one to edge Encampment 65-58 in Class 1-A West regional tournament play at Lander Valley ... [more]

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]