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RHS boys erase 10-point lead, nip Tigers 50-49

Jan 17, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With the outcome of the annual rivalry game in the balance, junior guard Brandon Fullerton calmly sank two free throws with 7 seconds on the clock to cap a ... [more]

Today

Jan 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ALLEN

A daughter was born to Heidi and Ralph Allen, of Lander, at 10:20 a.m. Dec. 6, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

EPA ruling changes nothing for time being in Riverton

Jan 17, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
As mayor of the city of Riverton, I feel a strong obligation to respond to the recent EPA ruling declaring Riverton as Indian Country.
First of all, ... [more]

Are Wyoming girls playing it safe?

Jan 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Not a single Wyoming girl took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exam in high school in 2013.

What do girls want?
The answer in Wyoming, it ... [more]

The packed gym

Jan 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Two old rivals gave the best they had Thursday, as they always do

In one sense it's true that basketball games between Riverton High School and ... [more]

Digest

Jan 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Murder convict resentenced
SHERIDAN -- A man serving life without parole in a Sheridan home-invasion killing will be eligible for parole after 35 years, ... [more]

Court hears case on griz records

Jan 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Attorneys argued before the Wyoming Supreme Court on Thursday over whether Gov. Matt Mead's administration properly withheld from an ... [more]

In divided vote, McGinity named UW president at least to 2016

Jan 17, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Eschewing a formal search and its own procedures, a divided University of Wyoming Board of Trustees on Thursday promoted Dick McGinity to president ... [more]

City names six to parks, trails plan committee

Jan 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has named six new members to the Parks and Trails Master Plan Committee, which will serve as a planning group for the parks and trails in ... [more]

Tribe declines to give formal testimony on EPA decision

Jan 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Representatives from the Northern Arapaho Tribe say it is inappropriate for them, at this time, to discuss formally a recent ruling by the Environmental ... [more]

Former Lander resident suing CDS on behalf of son

Jan 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A woman has filed suit against Child Development Services of Fremont County and others for damages after a CDS employee is alleged to have driven over her ... [more]

Job Corps work on schedule, officials say

Jan 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Work at the Wind River Job Corps Center property near Riverton Regional Airport is progressing on schedule, according to government representatives associated ... [more]

Brown brothers to serve seven years for 2006 beating death of Riverton man

Jan 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Brothers Alan and Vernon Brown each have been sentenced to 84 months in prison in connection with the 2006 death of Tad Paul Barnson in Fremont County.
They ... [more]

James D. Thompson

Jan 17, 2014 - Staff:  James D. Thompson, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, with his wife and family by his side. He was 86 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 ... [more]

Cougars ready to host big Don Runner wrestling invitational

Jan 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The tournament starts at1 p.m. Friday with the early round matches in the double-elimination tournament, with the finals slated to start on.

The ... [more]

Rustlers lose both ends of doubleheader to Northwest

Jan 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Northwest College collected a Region IX basketball doubleheader sweep Wednesday night at Powell over the Central Wyoming College Rustlers.
In the men's game, ... [more]

Matsen swims to three firsts for RHS in Park County

Jan 16, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine swim team made a trek north for meets in Cody and Powell last Friday and Saturday after enduring a longer than normal holiday break. ... [more]

Strong turnout for indoor track; Gillette first up

Jan 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Numbers for the Riverton Wolverines indoor track team have risen to 48 for head coach Tawn Gopp.
The Wolverines have been practicing for the coming season ... [more]

Today

Jan 16, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ANDERSON-LAJEUNESSE
A son was born to Sharice Lajeunesse and Elijah Anderson, of Riverton, at 8 p.m. Dec. 30, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He ... [more]

Laramie County backs incentive deal

Jan 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The $13 million package would help the manufacturer relocate to Wyoming.

CHEYENNE -- Cheyenne area officials are backing a $13 million loan and grant ... [more]

Fort Washakie teacher receives National Board Certification

Jan 16, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A first grade teacher at Fort Washakie Elementary School has achieved her National Board Certification. Superintendent Terry Ebert said Kristi Jones is the ... [more]

Indoor Golf helps athletes keep skills sharp for spring

Jan 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The facility on North Federal Boulevard has three simulators for golfers who want to improve their game.

Area golfers have been perfecting their ... [more]

Someone please find a way to improve local air service

Jan 16, 2014 - Joan Graf, Riverton:  Editor:
Trying to fly through Riverton Regional Airport is akin to trying to pay for three months' worth of groceries with Confederate scrip. It just doesn't ... [more]

Lessons in the bedlam from Benghazi

Jan 16, 2014 - By The Seattle Times:  Bravely working on the front lines of upheaval after the assassination of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, U.S. diplomats and security officers lost their ... [more]

Cabin fever, and expecting twins

Jan 16, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  I must admit that, at the moment, I don't have much to report for the sake of this column.
As a stay-at-home mom, my literary musings arise from ... [more]

No medal required

Jan 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Congress members will boast about finally passing a budget, but they shouldn't

In the next day or two, after the U.S. Senate completes congressional ... [more]

Digest

Jan 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  UW weighs presidential options
LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming trustees are hearing plenty of advice on how to handle the president's position at the ... [more]

Hitching Post owners, insurers settle suit

Jan 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An insurance company has reached a confidential settlement agreement with the company that owns The Hitching Post Inn, the landmark Cheyenne hotel ... [more]

More black eyes for nuke command

Jan 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- In what may be the biggest such scandal in Air Force history, 34 officers entrusted with land-based nuclear missiles have been pulled off the job ... [more]

Ambulance candidate in negotiation on county's offer

Jan 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is likely to discuss hiring Joseph Zillmer, of Amarillo, Texas, as Fremont County Ambulance director at its Jan. 21 meeting. ... [more]