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Wolverine boys fade late in hoops opener, fall to Colorado squad

Dec 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines opened their 2013-14 basketball campaign with a 62-43 loss to Thompson Valley, Colo., at the Cheyenne Invitational basketball ... [more]

Riverton girls edged by one point in Cheyenne by Windsor, Colo., team

Dec 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Trailing by three points at halftime, the Riverton High School girls basketball team exploded to outscore Windsor (Colo.) 16-3 in the third quarter but ... [more]

Today

Dec 6, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BLACKBURN

A daughter was born to Genivee and Ricky Blackburn Jr., of St. Stephen's, at 1:44 p.m. Nov. 20, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

No one injured in Thanksgiving mattress fire

Dec 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Emergency responders in Lander had an early morning wakeup call Thanksgiving Day, when a mattress caught fire in an apartment on Pushroot Court.
Lander fire ... [more]

Library to be open Sunday for high school finals week

Dec 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday for high school finals week. 
All library services will be available, and free coffee ... [more]

Chief Washakie scholarship applications available

Dec 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Scholarship applications are available from the Chief Washakie Memorial awards committee for the 2014-2015 academic year at the University of Wyoming. The ... [more]

Riverton school board gains variety of awards at state conference

Dec 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  District 25 also was recognized with the 2013 Standard of Excellence Award.

The Fremont County School District 25 was honored with many awards Nov. ... [more]

Cellphone calls on commercial flights? Ugh

Dec 6, 2013 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  To the already jumbo-size list of air-travel indignities -- snaking security lines, intrusive pat-downs, baggage fees on top of rising fares, and brown-bag ... [more]

Time for a re-examination at UW

Dec 6, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Well, that was short.
University of Wyoming President Bob Sternberg took office in July with great fanfare.
"We believe Dr. Sternberg is a great fit for the ... [more]

CREG's main role is providing cover for Wyoming legislators

Dec 6, 2013 - Jacob C. Grimes, Riverton:  Editor:
Concerning how the state bases its revenue forecast, I agree with the editorial that the CREG group underestimates it year after year. It's ... [more]

Mandela

Dec 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Humanity has lost a colossus

If ever a man had reason to harbor resentment in his life, it was Nelson Mandela, who had been imprisoned, beaten, ... [more]

Antelope in decline; study wonders why

Dec 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GREEN RIVER -- State and federal wildlife researchers are undertaking a study of pronghorn antelope in south-central Wyoming.
Researchers with the University ... [more]

Governor requests $500K for added data collection on juvenile offenders

Dec 6, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is asking state lawmakers to budget $500,000 for a system that would allow officials to track information about juvenile offenders in ... [more]

Digest

Dec 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Events canceled due to cold
LARAMIE -- Laramie is postponing its annual downtown holiday parade and tree lighting because of the continuing cold.
The ... [more]

UW trustees meet for first time since Sternberg left

Dec 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees was meeting Friday for the first time since President Bob Sternberg's resignation after less than five ... [more]

Robber had assault rifle in store

Dec 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police hope the public can supply information about the perpetrator.

The Riverton Police Department is asking the public to help identify the ... [more]

Suspect arrested after residents tackled him

Dec 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man faces one count of burglary after two men apprehended him while he was breaking into their home Nov. 10. The charge against David Varney, 37, ... [more]

Bazaar among holiday highlights this weekend

Dec 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Ovens in Riverton have been bursting with baked goods this month as organizers get ready for the annual Christmas Bazaar at United Methodist Church, one of ... [more]

Three men in the running to be next director of county ambulance service

Dec 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three candidates for the open Fremont County Ambulance director position were interviewed Tuesday by the Fremont County Commission. The county board has not ... [more]

Kathleen (Kate) Moore

Dec 6, 2013 - Staff:  Kathleen (Kate) Moore, also know as "Nurse Kate," died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at home.
Per her request, cremation has taken place. A private memorial ... [more]

Ivy Pierson

Dec 6, 2013 - Staff:  Ivy Pierson, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, S.D. She was 83 years old.
Memorial services ... [more]

Nancy Ann Robertson

Dec 6, 2013 - Staff:  Nancy Ann Robertson, of Lander, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at her home. She was 75 years old.
A viewing is at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at Holy Rosary Catholic ... [more]

Cowgirls miss pullling off win vs. ranked CU basketball

Dec 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team (4-2 overall) battled down to the final minute but fell short 63-59 against the 11th/17th ranked Colorado Buffaloes, on ... [more]

Tigers host Lander tournament

Dec 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two straight days of high school basketball games will be played at different gyms in Lander this Friday and Saturday to open the Tiger season.
The games are ... [more]

RHS wrestlers build 'from ground up' in new season

Dec 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Jay Galey has installed a new motto this year for the Riverton Wolverines: Get better every day in wrestling practice.
After almost three weeks of ... [more]

Wranglers put powerful wrestling team on mats

Dec 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni is ranked No. 4 in Class 2-A preseason polling.

The Shoshoni High School Wranglers made excellent strides last year, placing fifth at the ... [more]

Today

Dec 5, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BARNES

A son was born to Regina Hunter and Roderick Barnes, of Riverton, at 12:13 a.m. Nov. 14, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed ... [more]

Canadian fuel supplier buys a North Dakota distributor

Dec 5, 2013 - By Dirk Lammers, The Associated Press:  A Canadian fuel supplier and reseller plans to enter the U.S. market with a $110 million purchase of a North Dakota fuel distribution business.
Parkland Fuel ... [more]

Kirkland to serve on funeral directors committee

Dec 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Jamey Kirkland, of Davis Funeral Home in Riverton, has been appointed to the National Funeral Directors Association Professional Development Committee for ... [more]

FedEx gains better access to highways

Dec 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The company says the new distribution center on Airport Road is part of a nationwide network expansion effort.

FedEx Ground has moved its Riverton ... [more]