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Dubois boy's death called 'tragic accident'

Mar 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County officials are investigating the Tuesday morning death of 6-year-old Lain Mathson of Dubois.
Coroner Ed McAuslan said he doesn't suspect foul play in ... [more]

Auditors want value established for county museum collections

Mar 27, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board has inquired about a request from county officials to have museum collections "accessioned" to determine total value.
Board ... [more]

County has a dozen bad bridges; state eyes replacements

Mar 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A recent inspection by the Wyoming Department of Transportation found damage to a wooden bridge on Ray Lake Road, where one support post was split from top to ... [more]

Firefighters duel in annual charity basketball game

Mar 26, 2013 - Staff:  Lander firefighter Ian Kraft, left, reached for the rebound against Riverton fireman Ian Kath during Saturday's third annual Lander-Riverton volunteer ... [more]

RMS students present spring play

Mar 26, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School students presented their spring play "Murder So Fowl" at the school Thursday and Friday for pupils and family members. Above, Evelynn ... [more]

Light turnout for WIHS boys track; girls have 20

Mar 26, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  A light turnout for the Wyoming Indian boys this season puts just six athletes in the familiar red, white and blue uniform for venerable head coach Chico Her ... [more]

We've made the most of poor Little League site; now it's time to do better

Mar 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  If I were planning new Little League baseball fields in Riverton, just about the last place I would build them is where our fields -- the Ron Saban Little ... [more]

Tigers run early soccer mark to 4-0 with rout of Torrington

Mar 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The hardest part for members of the Lander Valley High School boys soccer team turned out to be the trip to Torrington on Saturday.
After seeing its bus ... [more]

Cowboys end season with overtime loss

Mar 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE (AP) - This time, the buzzer-beater didn't go the University of Wyoming's way.
Junior guard David Brown hit a game-tying 3-pointer with less than a ... [more]

Today

Mar 26, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SEBRING

A son was born to Ashley Jackson and Bryce Sebring of Riverton at 7:03 a.m. March 19 at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

Officials recommend HPV vaccine

Mar 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Taking advantage of available vaccines can help prevent cervical cancer while following expert screening recommendations can help ensure cervical cancer is ... [more]

If anything, Syria's Assad now appears stronger, not weaker

Mar 26, 2013 - By Lara Jakes, AP National Security Writer:  WASHINGTON -- Foes of Syrian President Bashar Assad are distracted by fragmentation within their ranks, foreign meddling and new finger-pointing over chemical ... [more]

Consider a rec center on Major land instead of a justice center

Mar 26, 2013 - Stephanie S. Reed-Tippets, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing this letter to propose putting a rec center and a convention center on the property on Major Ave. I feel that the land should be for ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 26, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Never boring
Everybody is affected by the weather, but some of us enjoy crunching the numbers more than others. What those numbers showed over the ... [more]

Digest

Mar 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Money raised to open park on time
JACKSON -- Thanks to successful local community fundraising efforts, Yellowstone National Park will be open on time ... [more]

Incoming UW chief makes good impression on visit

Mar 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Visiting the University of Wyoming campus for the first time since being named its new president, Robert Sternberg is making a good impression with ... [more]

Fracking ruling sides with states, energy producers

Mar 26, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  In 2010, Wyoming became one of the first states to require companies to disclose ingredients in hydraulic fracturing chemicals to state regulators but not ... [more]

Tribe, feds agree to wait 60 days on eagle lawsuit

Mar 26, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawsuit between the Northern Arapaho Tribe and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the tribe's fight for a permit allowing it to kill bald ... [more]

G&F wants new hunting quotas

Mar 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Area residents will have a chance to weigh in on proposed hunting seasons this week during a meeting with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Wednesday in ... [more]

Churches plan Holy Week schedules through Easter

Mar 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Anyone wanting to hunt for eggs over Easter weekend will have plenty of opportunities in the Riverton area.
The Riverton Chamber of Commerce will host its ... [more]

'Timing all wrong' for change in college funding, CWC says

Mar 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials at Central Wyoming College are worried about a potential change to the state's funding metric that would redistribute money to community colleges ... [more]

Wolverine girls down Worland 2-0 on home field

Mar 25, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines soccer team gave new head coach Tanya Santee her first-ever win Friday afternoon with a dominating 2-0 victory over the Worland ... [more]

RHS boys down Worland 2-0

Mar 25, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Sandhofer and Buitargo had the Riverton goals Friday

Call it Riverton's foreign connection.
Jannik Sandhofer and Juan Buitargo, both exchange ... [more]

Bad weather scrubs Friday soccer lineup for Lander

Mar 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A spring snowstorm postponed the girls/boys soccer doubleheader Friday between Lander Valley High School and Jackson.
Snow started to come down in Lander at ... [more]

Neither party looking all that good

Mar 25, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Republicans give their own party low marks on leadership, and the Democrats' approval rating is lower than it's been in more than a decade.

From ... [more]

A lesson in practical politics

Mar 25, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  As college students, a few of us decided to work for better conditions for renters in Laramie.

With government approval ratings hovering in single ... [more]

Don't be too quick to endorse gun rules from other countries

Mar 25, 2013 - Dennis Koppenhafer, Shoshoni:  Editor:
Ellen Dudley of Dubois wrote saying that we need to adopt gun control measures like those in other countries, specifically the U.K, and Australia. She ... [more]

The act plays poorly

Mar 25, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Insulting voters is the wrong way for the state to prevails in the Cindy Hill case

Initial arguments in state schools superintendent Cindy Hill's ... [more]

Digest

Mar 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Snake River motorboat use reviewed
JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department hold a public meeting Monday in Jackson about motorized watercraft ... [more]

UW's new president to visit campus and Laramie

Mar 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Robert Sternberg will make his first visit to Laramie this week since being named the new University of Wyoming president.
Sternberg is scheduled to ... [more]

Game and Fish leaders discussing service cuts

Mar 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Entire Wyo-ming Game and Fish Department programs may be in jeopardy in 2015 because of a lack of funding, according to agency and state Game and ... [more]

Elmer Dee Sorrels

Mar 25, 2013 - Staff:  Elmer "Skinny" Sorrels of Boulder Flat died Monday, March 18, 2013, at his home. He was 78 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and services will be held, as ... [more]

Ceremonies planned April 1 for Veterans Welcome Home Day

Mar 25, 2013 - Staff:  Gov. Matt Mead and the Wyoming Veterans Commission will celebrate Wyoming Veterans Welcome Home Day on Monday, April 1. The day of welcoming was codified in ... [more]

The way it was: Dr. Barrasso -- 1989

Mar 25, 2013 - Staff:  John Barrasso was a familiar face in Wyoming long before he was a U.S. Senator. He wrote a weekly newspaper column on health care, and he was the Wyoming host ... [more]

Catholic college selects new president

Mar 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Board of Directors of Wyoming Catholic College is pleased to announce the selection of a new president of the college, Kevin D. Roberts, Ph.D.
Roberts ... [more]

Help for Health Hospice celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Mar 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Help for Health Hospice Home was the setting for a fun filled St. Patrick's Day party. The festivity was hosted by hospice volunteers. Patients, family and ... [more]

WRTA expanding service to include Dubois and Jackson

Mar 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wind River Transportation Authority is finalizing stops for a fixed route from eastern Fremont County to Dubois and Jackson three days a week. WRTA ... [more]

Wolverines speakers take first at national qualifier

Mar 25, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School qualified a record number of speakers for the National Forensic League national tournament this year, thanks to a dominating performance ... [more]

Judge won't allow state mental screen of Dale Eaton

Mar 25, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A federal judge on Friday denied a request from the state of Wyoming to allow its mental health expert to examine the state's lone death row inmate.
U.S. ... [more]

College wants more time to tweak budget

Mar 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College administrators have requested more time to develop next year's budget due to unanticipated losses of funding.
"We thought we had a ... [more]