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Author to speak on ancient ski culture

Mar 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins will speak March 27 at Central Wyoming College about his latest adventure with Asian tribesmen who access their hunting ... [more]

Weather network seeks Wyoming volunteers to assist in collecting data

Mar 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Water is the lifeblood of Wyoming and, being a headwaters state, Wyoming is dependent on what falls from the sky.
The amount of precipitation that falls ... [more]

Fremont Symphony Orchestra to perform Saturday

Mar 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The concert will be the group's first performance under its new name.

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. ... [more]

Forest plan gets public hearing; concerns raised about motorized access

Mar 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Environmentalists and non-motorized recreationists are raising concerns about the Shoshone National Forest's draft land management plan.
The U.S. Forest ... [more]

Race develops for coroner as Lander GOP announces

Mar 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County will have a contest for the county coroner job being vacated by the announced retirement of Ed McAuslan.
Lander funeral director Dominick ... [more]

District 25 resignations OK'd by school board

Mar 17, 2014 - Staff:  All are effective at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year.

The board of trustees of Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton accepted ... [more]

Eighth-graders led push to put cameras on school buses

Mar 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kids 'wanted to make a change'

Pavillion students were instrumental in getting legislation passed this year to improve safety on school buses in ... [more]

Wyoming comeback falls short in quarterfinal loss to UNLV

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A furious comeback fell a few points short.
The Wyoming Cowboys looked dead in the water late on Thursday afternoon, leaking on the interior and trailing UNLV ... [more]

Let the good times roll; March Madness is near

Mar 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  College basketball is in the middle of the best couple weeks of the season.
Things are getting exciting with all the postseason tournaments going on all ... [more]

Wolverine girls fall to Central 55-48 in state elimination game

Mar 14, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- The Riverton Lady Wolverines fell behind early, fought back to take a third-quarter lead, but couldn't hang on and lost Friday morning to the ... [more]

Glenrock cages Tigers in first-round upset at 3-A state tournament

Mar 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- A dream season turned into a nightmare for the Lander Tigers on Thursday night at the Casper Events Center in the opening round of the Class 3-A ... [more]

Today

Mar 14, 2014 - Staff:  Births
FIELDS

A son was born to Kimberlee and Keely Fields, of RIverton, at 6:13 p.m. Feb. 6 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 6.9 ... [more]

Trinity Lutheran School joins drink pouch recycling program

Mar 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Trinity Lutheran School students are recycling and earning money for their school.
By collecting drink pouches from the lunchroom or classroom, the students ... [more]

Third CWC forensic team member qualifies for nationals

Mar 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  A third member of Central Wyoming College's forensics team qualified for a national tournament after competing in an event at Glendale Community College in ... [more]

Oldham, Pingetzer named Wyoming FFA Regional Stars Award recipients

Mar 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- Agriculture savvy, time management, organization, record-keeping and an outstanding work ethic are just a few of the characteristics all of the ... [more]

Debate over military sexual assaults still far from over

Mar 14, 2014 - By Richard Lardner, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The tumult over how to stop sexual assaults in the U.S. military is a long way from over as Congress grapples to find legislative solutions and ... [more]

Would our men answer the call today if it were sounded?

Mar 14, 2014 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
My father was the last Pearl Harbor survivor here in Riverton, so I had a close relationship to the actual events.
We took my father back to Pearl ... [more]

Begging to differ with the job rankings

Mar 14, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Newspaper reporter is the worst job in America? A statistical analyst might say so, but that certainly hasn't been my experience.

Well, this is ... [more]

Before it's there

Mar 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Creative approaches in construction and staffing hallmarks of new K-3 plans

Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton is taking an ingenious ... [more]

Digest

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Shooter delusional, says doctor
CHEYENNE -- A doctor says a Cheyenne man facing a possible death sentence suffers from a delusional disorder.
A jury in ... [more]

Governor off to Australia for coal confab

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead heads to Australia next week to participate in a conference on advanced coal technology. He will also evaluate how the ... [more]

Exchange student dies in fall at Denver hotel

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- An international student attending Northwest College in Powell has died after falling from a balcony at a Denver hotel.
Levy Thamba died after ... [more]

Bison OK on bigger area outside park

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- The Montana Supreme Court has let stand the state's decision to allow migrating bison to roam across 70,000 acres of land outside Yellowstone ... [more]

Another superintendent leaving District 38

Mar 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The resignation of Chantell Denson was confirmed Wednesday after one year in the position.

Superintendent Chantell Denson of Fremont County School ... [more]

City might end fees for park reservations and certain business licensing

Mar 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is considering loosening regulations pertaining to city park reservations and business service licenses.
City council member voiced no ... [more]

Commissioner Becker, Assessor Berg confirm their re-election bids

Mar 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two more Fremont County elected officials are seek re-election.
First-term Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker, R-Riverton, announced his re-election ... [more]

Charles A. Boyle

Mar 14, 2014 - Staff:  Charles A. Boyle died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. He was 86 years old.
A rosary will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March ... [more]

Rolan Rudolph Himes

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Rolan Rudolph Himes died Monday, March 10, 2014, in Riverton. He was 83 years old.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Riverton Christian ... [more]

LVHS girls scare No. 1 Douglas before dropping state-tournament opener

Mar 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander now faces Torrington in a consolation game Friday at Casper College.

CASPER -- An upset alert was sounded Thursday morning by the Lander ... [more]

Sheridan beats feisty RHS girls at state

Mar 13, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Still alive for the consolation trophy, Riverton plays Cheyenne Central next.

CASPER -- Playing in their first state basketball tournament in 11 ... [more]

Today

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
CHASE

Willy "Red" Chase, 54, formerly of Fremont County, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, at his home in Worland. Celebration of life services will be at ... [more]

State Attorney General reaches settlements with shell companies

Mar 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Attorney General has reached settlements with companies that were registered in Wyoming, or claimed to be headquartered in Wyoming, but ... [more]

Businesses recognized at award ceremony

Mar 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Individuals and businesses in the travel and hospitality industry were recognized during the annual REACH Awards luncheon held at Little America in Cheyenne. ... [more]

Volunteers 'Dancing with the Stars' to raise funds for CES

Mar 13, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  Rehearsals are under way for Dancing with the Stars-Lander, a local event modeled after the popular television series that will raise money for Community Entry ... [more]

CIA vs. Senate is a mess, and it might even be more than that

Mar 13, 2014 - The Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram:  Government spying from Washington has become government spying on Washington and may have escalated into a full constitutional crisis.
That's how Senate ... [more]

Language is clear; Riverton townsite was removed from the reservation, with no lease

Mar 13, 2014 - Tess Piercy, Riverton:  Editor:
The recent letter to the editor about a lease of the Riverton tons requires a factual response.
Apparently, there are area residents who continue to ... [more]

The Husband's best body part? I've come to realize it might be his ears

Mar 13, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  Last week, The Husband was compelled to leave town for work. He did so with regret and concern, as it would be my first series of evenings without his help ... [more]

Beer tax bill fails

Mar 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  But the legislation fared better this year

Well-meaning supporters of increasing the malt beverage tax in Wyoming have taken another run at the idea ... [more]

Bill aims to reduce gas flaring

Mar 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming's U.S. senators want to speed up the permitting of some natural gas pipelines on federal and tribal lands to reduce flaring.
U.S. Sens. John Barrasso ... [more]

Digest

Mar 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man charged with attempted murder
ROCK SPRINGS -- A Rock Springs man is accused of beating his girlfriend and trying to kill her by speeding toward ... [more]