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Three county wrestlers first at Powell tourney

Dec 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two champs were from lander, the other from Dubois.

Two Lander Valley High School Tigers and one Dubois Ram tasted individual titles Saturday at ... [more]

Hiring Craig Bohl to coach UW football a great move

Dec 10, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  If you check out my DVR, you'll see there is just one program that has the little padlock symbol next to it which means it can't be erased unless you can guess ... [more]

Bohl hired as new UW football coach

Dec 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Craig Bohl isn't leaving behind the cold and snow in taking over the Wyoming football program after 11 years at North Dakota State. He is moving up a level in ... [more]

Lower approval for Obama, even worse for Republicans in new poll

Dec 10, 2013 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- The American public is unusually pessimistic about the direction of the country and increasingly fed up with Washington gridlock, a sour mood ... [more]

Expanded public transportation would be good for the city

Dec 10, 2013 - Rouven Hoelzein, Riverton:  Editor:
Riverton needs some more public transportation. I think that increased public transportation in the form of a larger bus line with more service would ... [more]

Digest

Dec 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Two killed in head-on collision
WHEATLAND -- A tractor trailer hauling a tank full of ethanol collided head on with a pickup truck in Platte County, ... [more]

Man arrested after deadly wreck Saturday

Dec 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  OSHKOSH, Neb. -- A Wyoming man is facing charges after a car accident in western Nebraska that killed one woman and injured another.
The Nebraska State Patrol ... [more]

State gets good marks for tobacco education

Dec 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A report by a coalition of public health organizations ranks Wyoming fourth in the nation in funding programs to help prevent children from smoking ... [more]

At budget hearings, Mead challenged on Medicaid expansion by Democrats

Dec 10, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Analysts say more than 17,000 uninsured Wyoming residents could be covered under the plan while saving the state about $50 million in the ... [more]

Drug arrests follow discovery of rental car that was overdue

Dec 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A man and woman from Las Vegas were arrested for possession of a controlled substance Saturday night after their overdue rental car was found abandoned near ... [more]

City hires new public defender, considers water request and dementia facility proposal

Dec 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has entered into several new agreements in action taken this month.
The council first voted to approve a contract with the Lori Gorseth ... [more]

Meth ring leader Pitt pleads guilty; accomplice too

Dec 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A federal judge now must decide whether to accept the plea bargains, which would involve prison terms of 10 to 15 years for the two ... [more]

Federal agency says Riverton still is part of 'Indian Country'

Dec 10, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  After many years of trying, the two Wind River Indian Reservation tribes finally have found a federal entity willing to say that Riverton is part of the ... [more]

Today

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BROWN

Daniel Lee "Danny" Brown, 47, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, Dec. 7, in Lander. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, and ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Big chill
A sure sign that it's been cold -- really cold -- is when 17 degrees seems warm. But 17 at 7 a.m. Tuesday felt almost tropical compared to the ... [more]

Ranson 'Randy' Ray Busby Rodabaugh

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Ranson "Randy" Ray Busby Rodabaugh, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. He was 58 years old.
Services will be at a later date.
Ranson ... [more]

Daniel Lee 'Danny' Brown

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Daniel Lee "Danny" Brown, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Lander. He was 47 years old.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, ... [more]

Rose Mae Shepardson

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Rose Mae Shepardson, of Lander, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. She was 88 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place, and there will be no ... [more]

Mary Josephine (Jo) Williams

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Mary Josephine (Jo) Williams, of Lander, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 86 years old.
A memorial service will ... [more]

Lorraine Piggott

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Lorraine Piggott, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at St. Anthony North Hospital in Westminster, Colo. She was 95 years old.
A viewing will ... [more]

Wind River drops all three at Big Horn County tourney

Dec 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was a tough opening weekend for the Wind River Cougars at the North Big Horn County Shootout played in Greybull and Burlington. The Cougars dropped all ... [more]

Two heartbreakers for RHS girls in three games at Cheyenne Invitational

Dec 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For the second time in their young season, the Riverton Lady Wolverines had a lead in the second half and a chance when the final buzzer sounded but couldn't ... [more]

LVHS girls go 1-3 at their home invitational

Dec 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Lander Valley High School girls basketball team salvaged the weekend with a 57-37 victory Saturday night over Glenrock night at Bob Carey Memorial ... [more]

North Dakota State coach set to take UW job

Dec 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Craig Bohl, coach of the two-time defending Football Championship Subdivision national champion North Dakota State Bison, will be announced Sunday as the next ... [more]

Wolverines win slow-down game vs. Cheyenne Central to gain season's first win

Dec 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team continued play at the Cheyenne Invitational basketball tournament Friday and Saturday and split their final two ... [more]

Rustlers 2-0 in Region IX after Dawson victory

Dec 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC enters the Christmas break with an 8-6 record.

The most important men's basketball game of the weekend went the way for Central Wyoming College ... [more]

CWC women nearly upset nationally-ranked Western

Dec 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lady Rustlers also lost to Dawson Community College 71-52 on Friday night in a Region IX game.

Nationally ranked Western Nebraska sneaked out of ... [more]

Tiger boys roar to 3-0 start

Dec 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  At their home invitational Lander beat Worland, Douglas and Glenrock.

Two convincing wins started the boys basketball season for the Lander Valley ... [more]

Here's why Udens' remains should be raised from lake

Dec 9, 2013 - Tracy Morrin, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to the letter from Erica Beckett, I was a dear friend of Claire Martin, the mother and grandmother of Virginia Uden and her sons, for more ... [more]

The hawk didn't note the freeway

Dec 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Musing on the realities of life in the predawn of a foreign city coming to life is worth considering if you find yourself on the road with a few minutes to ... [more]