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Pretty maids and spring days

Mar 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  There's a good reason the "farmer's daughter" became the feminine ideal.

The smell of spring is in the air, but it's the earthy, organic smell of ... [more]

Wind River tribes 'own Riverton'

Mar 17, 2014 - Steve Willow, Ethete:  Editor:
The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes and nations own Riverton. The EPA ruling is backed by the Department of the Interior and Department ... [more]

Mead vs. Hill

Mar 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The governor has the best cards, but the superintendent loves to confound expectations

By all indications, Wyoming is going to have a high-profile ... [more]

Colorado State wins triple overtime thriller vs. Cowgirls

Mar 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  LAS VEGAS -- The history of the Border War for both men's and women's basketball spans more than 100 years and 300 games.
But never has a game between the ... [more]

Lander boys bounced in two straight from state 3-A tournament

Mar 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody downed Glenrock for the Class 3-A state championship 61-53.

CASPER -- After producing a stellar regular season in the Class 3-A boys basketball ... [more]

Tiger girls go two and out at state but give 3-A champs toughest test

Mar 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Torrington eliminated the Lander Tigers from the girls Class 3-A state basketball tournament in a consolation game Friday night in Casper, beating ... [more]

Digest

Mar 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Judge rejects deal in fatal crash
GREELEY, Colo. -- A judge has rejected a plea agreement for a 22-year-old Wyoming man who was involved in a crash in ... [more]

UW researcher finds breakthrough in hydrology

Mar 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A University of Wyoming researcher discovered that using satellite imagery to map the depth of melt ponds and melt-water stream channels on the ... [more]

Secretary of State won't run for third term

Mar 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield said Friday that he will not run for a third term despite winning a lawsuit before the state Supreme Court ... [more]

The way it was: Airline crew -- 1954

Mar 17, 2014 - Staff:  Riverton Regional Airport was a key hub for Frontier Airlines in the 1954, so much so that the airline organized an air show to commemorate Frontier's 10,000th ... [more]

Members needed for resource advisory committee

Mar 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Shoshone National Forest is seeking individuals who are interested in becoming a part of the resource advisory committee that collaborates with the U.S. ... [more]

'Miss Navajo' latest in American Indian film series at Riverton library

Mar 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The documentary screening of "Miss Navajo" is the latest addition to the American Indian film series at the Riverton Branch Library.
Director Billy Luther's ... [more]

Wind River Institute to offer college program in fall

Mar 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Evergreen State College in Washington is expanding its Reservation-Based Community-Determined program to reach students in Wyoming.
The program has been ... [more]

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]