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New display on historic hotels opens at museum

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  A new display on historic Wyoming hotels has opened at the Pioneer Museum in Lander.
The display, titled "A Room for the Night," is a collaboration between ... [more]

College addresses 'persistence' rate among students

Oct 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Valdez says he'll dig into the data

New Central Wyoming College president Cris Valdez sees areas in which the school could use improvement, and he ... [more]

Two contests for city council seats

Oct 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two other positions have just one candidate on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Two former members of the Riverton City Council are vying to ... [more]

Alligators on the way for 2015 fair, but no truck pull

Oct 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The sharks were such a hit at this year's Fremont County Fair that organizers cast about for something equally exciting, fearsome and out of place in Wyoming ... [more]

Ballots to include questions on lodging tax, judges and mill levy

Oct 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local voters could see some odd questions when they go to the polls Nov. 4.

Lodging tax
Ballots in all Fremont County precincts are to include a ... [more]

Bizet show coming to Lander Met Opera

Oct 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander Met Opera will present "Carmen" at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room at the Lander Library.
Georges Bizet created the opera from a play by the ... [more]

Mitchell a contender for regional XC crown for Rustlers

Oct 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  During the summer months, Tristan Mitchell thought he was going to take his running talents to Black Hills State University.
The former Newcastle standout ... [more]

Wolverines crush Lander Tigers 56-0

Oct 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Next up for Riverton is an Oct. 31 playoff game at home, with the opponent still to be determined.

Behind a balanced ground and air attack, the ... [more]

Sweetest county in Wyoming

Oct 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Area bees produced 1.1 million pounds of honey in 2012

White bee boxes are a common site for local residents, but some might be surprised by how many ... [more]

FFA kids performed a 'most generous' service to resident

Oct 24, 2014 - Mona Marshall, Riverton:  Editor:
I had just spent parts of three days working on getting the leaves of my lawn raked and put into bags.
I had 12 bags done and three small piles to ... [more]

Wyoming is part of the world

Oct 24, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Todd Smith, supervisor of Fremont County's Emergency Medical Services, had it right the other day when he said, "Luckily we're in the middle of ... [more]

Another vacancy

Oct 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Half the members of the Riverton City Council got there without being elected

This week's announcement by Riverton City Councilman Todd Smith that he ... [more]

Digest

Oct 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Emissions plan approved
GILLETTE -- A federal appeals court has sided with the state of Wyoming on a plan to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions from power ... [more]

Body is that of Wyoming man missing since 2000

Oct 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Human remains found in western South Dakota's Lawrence County last week have been identified as those of a man whose disappearance 14 years ... [more]

Facilities panel advises changes at several sites

Oct 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state-run Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin would be privatized or closed, and the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston and the Wyoming Life ... [more]

HD 33 candidate Clifford said her focus would be more than reservation

Oct 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  During her campaign for Wyoming House District 33, Democrat Andrea Clifford of Riverton says she has felt ostracized at times because of her tribal ... [more]

Third murder suspect now held at state penitentiary

Oct 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The third defendant in a federal murder case from the Wind River Indian Reservation is to be delivered to federal custody soon. His two co-defendants were ... [more]

Woman charged in assault that resulted in death of boyfriend in trailer house

Oct 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Arapahoe woman has been charged for attacking her boyfriend Oct. 11. The man, Clarence Joseph Tyler, subsequently died, but the charges do not accuse the ... [more]

Today

Oct 23, 2014 - Staff:  Births
MORGAN

A son was born to Lunissa Garcia of Thoreau, N.M., at 6:13 p.m. July 27 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

Today

Oct 22, 2014 - Staff:  Births
MEJORADO

A daughter was born to Shannon Mejorado of Riverton and Jared Mejorado of Riverton at 2:28 p.m. June 24 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Today

Oct 21, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
HERRON

Brooke Lorraine Herron, 34, formerly of Riverton, died Thursday, Oct. 16, in Billings, Mont. A celebration of life service will be ... [more]

Mitchell sixth for CWC runners in Spearfish, S.D.

Oct 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College Rustlers cross country coach Al Lara called the course his runners ran on Saturday a brutal one.
CWC's Tristan Mitchell braved the ... [more]

San Jose State beats Wyoming 27-20 in OT

Oct 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Playing defense in football comes down to attitude, San Jose State coach Ron Caragher says.
"Our defensive guys have a great attitude," Caragher ... [more]

Tigers have best scoring total of season in 42-20 loss to Rawlins

Oct 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rawlins exploded for 28 points in the fourth quarter to wrap up a 42-20 Class 3-A East football victory Friday night vs. the Lander Valley Tigers at Outlaw ... [more]

Leaders say bed tax working well in Teton County

Oct 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Teton County's 2 percent tax on overnight stays has not hurt the local economy or made its housing problems worse, officials debating the tax ... [more]

Digest

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Questions sought for forum
In an effort to give students, staff and community members an opportunity to meet local candidates running for office, the ... [more]

Authorities seeking info in stop sign vandalism on 8 Mile Road

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Nine stop signs were destroyed Saturday evening on 8 Mile Road by someone "with no regard to public safety," according to the Fremont County Sheriff's ... [more]

At Cody library, kids reading books to dogs

Oct 19, 2014 - By Greg Ellison, For The Associated Press:  For Kacey Deroche her children's literacy is important enough to enlist canine support. She brought her sons to the Park County Public Library's "Read to a ... [more]

Shoshoni improves playoff outlook in win over Burlington

Oct 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Shoshoni Wranglers control their own playoff destiny after a convincing 30-0 blowout of Burlington in Big Horn County. Friday's win over the Huskies leaves ... [more]

David wasn't really an underdog

Oct 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  An expert with a sling was more than a match for a big lug with a sword.

The neglected study of ancient history is yet another sad manifestation of ... [more]