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River Rats beaten in shootout for state championship

Mar 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton River Rats, a high school-aged hockey team, placed third Sunday at the state tournament in Casper.
After beating Sheridan in the first game of ... [more]

Rams drop close first-round game to Guernsey at state

Mar 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- In the most entertaining game of the opening round at the state 1-A/2-A basketball tournament, the Dubois Rams battled the Guernsey Sunrise Vikings ... [more]

Good showing for Fremont County wrestlers this season

Mar 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County wrestlers didn't back down from anybody on the mats this season.
The teams and individuals found success at different levels to close out the ... [more]

Eagle girls fall behind early, lose in Class 1-A state tourney opener

Mar 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- Experience has its benefits, especially in culminating events. The quartet of Lingle Fort Laramie seniors Kaylee Greenwald, Shaylee Rickard, ... [more]

Mileto's career-high 30 not enough; Cowgirls fall 84-80 to Utah State

Mar 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- Despite a career high 30 points from Kaitlyn Mileto and a double-double from Fallon Lewis, the Wyoming basketball team fell short 84-80 against the ... [more]

Chief boys, girls enter 2-A state hoops

Mar 5, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian High School enters its Class 2-A state basketball tournament opener in familiar territory.  The Chiefs finished the 2013 season with a ... [more]

Lander boys enter 3-A West regional as top seed

Mar 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Momentum is on the side of the Lander Tigers this week heading into the Class 3-A West boys and girls regional tournaments in Mountain View.
After sweeping ... [more]

Tough draws for Dubois boys, St. Stephen's girls top open Class 1-A state

Mar 5, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Guernsey-Sunrise is a surprise opponent for the Dubois Rams in their Class 1-A state tournament basketball debut Thursday at the Casper Events Center.  The ... [more]

Matsen takes third in state breaststroke; Horyza sets school record in 50 free

Mar 5, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton's Tyler Matsen swam to an all-state, third-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Wyoming High School Swimming and Diving Championships over ... [more]


Mar 5, 2014 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Katy and Paul Branham, of Riverton, at 7:54 a.m. Jan. 29 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ... [more]

Shortage of volunteer firefighters a growing crisis

Mar 5, 2014 - Jerri Robinson, Kinnear:  Editor:
It is a sad day in our community. Another long-standing tradition has gone by the wayside. The Morton-Kinnear annual fireman's pancake supper, an ... [more]

Russia sanctions easier said than done

Mar 5, 2014 - By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  The first step, a likely boycott of an international summit in Sochi, Russia, in June, is largely a public relations slap.

WASHINGTON -- As Russia ... [more]

March 5

Mar 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's our newspaper's birthday.

There had been numerous other newspapers in Riverton before March 5, 1953. On that day, the two survivors -- the weekly ... [more]


Mar 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  UW wins ranchland lawsuit
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a Denver woman who sued to block foundations at the University ... [more]

Simpson among GOP expressing their support for same-sex marriage

Mar 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- A group of Republicans has come out in support of legalizing gay marriage in Utah and Oklahoma, arguing that allowing same-sex unions is ... [more]

Coroner waiting to confirm ID of found body

Mar 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County coroner is waiting to confirm the identity of a man who was found dead Feb. 26 in a residence north of Lander.
"He had been there for quite ... [more]

Commissioners move to end health benefit plan for county retirees

Mar 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners voted Feb. 4 to stop offering the health benefit plan to retirees at the end of the calendar year.
The decision ran against a ... [more]

Lander chamber director named first county museums chief

Mar 5, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  For the first time, Fremont County has a central director of museum operations.
The Fremont County Museums board of trustees has named Scott Goetz to the new ... [more]

County valuation climbing toward $1 billion again; increase predicted

Mar 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials expect Fremont County's assessed value to rise by $24 million, or 2.6 percent, for fiscal year 2015 to $930 million.
The increase should spell a ... [more]

CWC adding golf, cross country to sports lineup

Mar 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Soccer teams could be created within two years, college leaders say.

Central Wyoming College administrative officials have preliminarily endorsed the ... [more]

Justice center money included in budget passed by Legislature

Mar 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One bill allocating state money for courthouse security died in the state House of Representatives on Monday, but the Legislature's approved budget set aside ... [more]

Patricia Rose Hancock

Mar 5, 2014 - Staff:  Patricia Rose Hancock died Monday, March 3, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 76 years old.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral services will be at ... [more]

Mary H. Lewis

Mar 5, 2014 - Staff:  Mary H. Lewis, recently of Riverton, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Wheat Ridge, Colo. She was 94 years old.
Cremation has taken place.
Mary Henderson ... [more]

CWC women end year with loss to Eastern

Mar 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Central Wyoming College women's basketball team trailed by 28 points at one time only to lose to Eastern Wyoming College by just three, 68-65, in the ... [more]

Cowboys to play final road game

Mar 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Still in the hunt for a top-five finish in the Mountain West, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team plays its final road game of the ... [more]

Kids, work can wait; take part in spring sports

Mar 4, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Last call.
With the winter sports season (and winter, too, we hope) wrapping up, spring yields the last opportunity to participate in the school sports ... [more]

In game played mostly by subs, Evanston nips RHS boys 51-50

Mar 4, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton opens the regional tournament Thursday vs. Evanston.

The Riverton Wolverine boys basketball fell to the Evanston Red Devils 51-50 in the ... [more]

Wolverine girls scrap for 30-29 win Monday

Mar 4, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton plays Monday's opponent, Evanston, again Thursday at the Class 4-A West regional.

Camey Fegler's drive and layup with 11 seconds remaining ... [more]


Mar 4, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths

John Joseph Cardine Sr., 62, of Lander, died Friday, Feb. 28. A memorial service will be scheduled in the ... [more]

New grant for heart health to grow tribe's wellness initiative

Mar 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone Tribe will amp up its cardiovascular education initiatives for tribal members with a grant from the Astrazeneca Healthcare ... [more]