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For bracket assistance, I consult Ace the wonder dog

Mar 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  How's your bracket looking?
If you're like an estimated 45 percent of Americans, sometime between Sunday evening and today you've either printed out an NCAA ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring's battle
It's sure been feeling like winter in the early hours this week -- no warmer than the mid-teens at 8 a.m. after Sunday's fierce winds ... [more]

Shirley Ann (Bolmes) Enos

Mar 19, 2013 - Staff:  Shirley Ann (Bolmes) Enos died Friday, March 15, 2013, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 77 years old.
Born in Lander on February 8, ... [more]

Ray E. Guthridge

Mar 19, 2013 - Staff:  Ray E. Guthridge died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at his home in Lander after a brief illness. He was 92 years old.
A memorial service is at 2 p.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Cowgirls to host Northern Colorado Thursday in WNIT

Mar 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming Cowgirls are back in postseason play. And they get to welcome some old friends in the process.
The Cowgirls were chosen for the ... [more]

Arson suspected in fire that burned nine vehicles

Mar 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  "They basically ruled out accidental and natural (causes)," said Riverton fire chief Mike Hutchinson.

An unexplained fire damaged up to nine vehicles ... [more]

Students followed GPS, got stuck near Blondie Pass

Mar 19, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County officials rescued four Northwest College students from the Blondie Pass area Sunday evening after the group became stranded.
According to ... [more]

Digest

Mar 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Elk, bison feeding ending for season
JACKSON -- Supplemental winter feeding for elk and bison will soon be ending in northwestern Wyoming.
The state ... [more]

Flannigan, Pearson all-region for Central Wyoming College

Mar 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College sophomores Armani Flannigan and Davion Pearson have received Region IX basketball postseason awards.
Flannigan was named to the ... [more]

Bargain reached with driver in fatal hit-and-run

Mar 19, 2013 - Staff:  The state has reached a plea agreement with Alma Louise Mosho, 33, of Fort Hall, Idaho, who was charged in December in a fatal hit-and-run collision at the ... [more]

State adds two drilling rigs for week

Mar 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Nationwide, the rig count is down about 200 from a year ago.

HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs actively ... [more]

New oil and gas supervisor named

Mar 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming has a new state oil and gas supervisor.
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission an-nounced Friday that Grant Black will direct the ... [more]

Mead vetoes bill on jobless benefits

Mar 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has vetoed a bill he says would have made it easier for employers to deny unemployment benefits to terminated workers.
It's his veto ... [more]

John Edward Wilson Sr.

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  No services are scheduled for John Edward Wilson Sr., who died Friday. March 8, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
He was 89 years old.
He was born ... [more]

Nicolette Murufas

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  Nicolette Murufas died Jan. 20, 2013, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 62 years old.
She was born in California on Feb. 17, 1950, the only ... [more]

Margaret A. Olsen

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  Margaret A. Olsen died Friday, March 1, 2013. She was 90 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be no services, per her request.
Margaret A. ... [more]

Troy Donald Ogden

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  Troy Donald Ogden of Riverton and Casper, died Friday, March 8, 2013, in Natrona County. He was 41.
A memorial service is planned for 3 p.m. Friday, March 22, ... [more]

The way it was: Lander Tigers -- 1972

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County sent three teams to the state high schol baskerball tournament at the University of Wyoming in 1972 -- Dubois in Class B (the equivalent of ... [more]

Digest

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  Gun control next CWC 'Hot Topic'
Gun control is the subject of the second in a series of Central Wyoming College "Hot Topic" discussions at 11:30 a.m ... [more]

Wind River kids speak up on bus safety

Mar 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Motivated by a classmate's death, a group of Fremont County School District 6 students are lobbying the state Legislature to change laws about school bus ... [more]

Meth project art contest deadline extended

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  The Wyoming Meth Project has extended the registration deadline for the "Take a Stand Against Meth" statewide art contest from March 15 to April 1.
With ... [more]

Testing put off for a day after death of school staff member

Mar 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State testing was delayed by one day at Riverton Middle School last week due to the death of RMS paraprofessional Liz Erickson.
Erickson died Monday afternoon ... [more]

Calvert to stay on at Wyoming Public TV

Mar 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming PBS general manager Ruby Calvert has decided not to retire this summer, reversing her announcement to the contrary earlier this year.
"It's really ... [more]

Drive continues to improve atmosphere at Riverton City Park

Mar 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A committee of interested citizens has been proposed for "the purpose of researching, planning, fundraising and overseeing the construction of a fully ... [more]

Dashing through the snow

Mar 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Winter mountain bikers race the soft trails of Togwotee

Before the sixth annual Togwotee Winter Classic, many of the competitors talked excitedly ... [more]

Hanway gets life term for Hudson killings

Mar 17, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Facing a life sentence in prison, Laziur Stephen Hanway Jr. said he will never stop being sorry for stabbing Eric Likes and Elva Quiver to death at the ... [more]

State lays out options to reduce school crowding

Mar 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The group tasked with reviewing the needs of the state's highest-capacity school districts has completed its report for Riverton.
The Wyoming School ... [more]

Fresno escapes over Cowgirls

Mar 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LAS VEGAS -- Univers-ity of Wyoming sophomore Kayla Woodward is the Cowgirls' go-to player in game-winning situations. For Fresno State, it's junior Ki-Ki ... [more]

RHS boys see late goal erased, settle for 2-2 tie in opener

Mar 17, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Playing in their season-opening match in Sheridan, Riverton Wolverine soccer players Tristan White and Logan Hartbank each scored goals, and White nearly added ... [more]

USA mat tournament draws 150 to fieldhouse

Mar 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School wrestling coach Nick Fulton was busy Saturday at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
After completing a successful high school wrestling ... [more]

Savage takes shot put title in Casper, Thompson the 1,600

Mar 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County track and field athletes tasted early season success Saturday at the Glen Legler Memorial Invitational in Casper.
Riverton's Lane Savage won ... [more]

Registration this week for Lander baseball

Mar 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Chuck Carr is itching to get the baseball season started in Lander.
Carr has been elected as the president of the Lander Baseball Association this year. ... [more]

Soccer marathon ends in 0-0 tie for Wolverine girls

Mar 17, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Starting her first varsity game of the new season, freshman goalkeeper Natalie Lymburner made three athletic saves in overtime to preserve a 0-0 non-conference ... [more]

Riverton officials say 2-A hoops regional will stay, but the

Mar 17, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Class 2-A West regional boys and girls basketball tournament was the first of its kind in Wyoming to merge conferences into a regional concept. Prior to ... [more]

Tharp makes all-state for Dubois Rams

Mar 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dubois center Austin Tharp towered over his Class 1-A opponents this winter on the basketball court.
Tharp landed a spot on the Class 1-A boys basketball ... [more]

Experienced Wranglers set for track and field season

Mar 15, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Nearly a third of Shoshoni High School turned out for track this spring with 32 athletes vying for positions on the squad.  First-year head coach Brian Tucker ... [more]

First meet Saturday for Wolverine track athletes

Mar 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The pieces are there for Riverton High School track and field co-head coaches Tawn Gopp and Jorah Griffith to mold the Wolverines into a competitive team in ... [more]

Kids and cops

Mar 15, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton Police Department officers reached out to area school children Thursday during the annual Rock-A-Cop game day at the Riverton Branch Library. Top, ... [more]

Carol Carver

Mar 15, 2013 - Staff:  Carol Carver, 59, of Riverton died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Davis ... [more]

Brenda Joyce Tidzump Romero Oldman

Mar 15, 2013 - Staff:  Traditional services services for Brenda Joyce Tidzump Romero Oldman are to be held at noon on Monday March 18, at Rocky Mountain Hall. A wake will be held at ... [more]