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Cougar boys win tingler over Tongue River, also beat Wright

Dec 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was a tale from the land of the 3-point shot this weekend for the Wind River boys, who finished 2-1 in the Foothills Classic this weekend in Pavillion. ... [more]

Thompson scores big for Shoshoni girls in wins over Farson and Hanna

Dec 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A pair of victories started the Wrangler Classic the right way for the Shoshoni High School girls basketball team on Friday.
The Wranglers pounded ... [more]

Wranglers look good in two wins on home wood

Dec 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers had a perfect day on Friday, collecting two victories to start the Wrangler Classic boys basketball tournament.
Shoshoni outmuscled ... [more]

SMU beats Wyoming for the fifth straight time in hoops

Dec 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Markus Kennedy scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Nick Russell hit the go-ahead 3-pointer to lead SMU to its fifth straight victory, a ... [more]

LVHS girls drop pair of close, high-score games

Dec 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Class 3-A East girls basketball teams knocked off the Lander Valley High School Tigers Friday and Saturday at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
Wheatland ... [more]

One win, two losses for WIHS at home

Dec 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian withstood some inner turmoil this weekend to go 1-2 in the Foothills Classic against teams from Sheridan and Campbell counties.
The Lady ... [more]

RHS girls get first win of season, 41-32 vs. Star Valley

Dec 22, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team gave it an early Christmas gift by beating Star Valley 41-32 in the final game of the Flaming Gorge basketball ... [more]

Wolverine boys scare Gillette, beat Star Valley

Dec 22, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team used a solid second-half defensive effort to down the Star Valley Braves 54-38 and end the Green River ... [more]

Wyoming Indian tramples three more rivals; now 7-0 on season

Dec 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Indian Chiefs remain untested, unchallenged and unbeaten after a weekend sweep of teams from Sheridan and Campbell counties.
The Chiefs rolled ... [more]

Lander skiers win races

Dec 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Nick Merritt and Louisa Austin swept the individual ski races on Saturday for the Lander Valley High School Tigers at the Casper Invitational.
Merritt ... [more]

Lander boys still perfect at 7-0 after two tourney wins

Dec 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A tight 52-49 victory was pulled out by the Lander Valley High School Tigers on Friday night over Rawlins at the two-day Douglas Classic boys basketball ... [more]

A sneak peak at the 2016 election

Dec 22, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  When electing a new president, we tend to choose one who has something his predecessor lacked.

A check of this year's record shows that in Galesburg, ... [more]

The best football game I ever played

Dec 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  The players ranged from age 10 to 40, and no one wore a team uniform.

Does your mind ever wander during long meetings, sermons or while you're ... [more]

EPA ruling on reservation 'is unlawful' and 'cannot be honored by the state'

Dec 22, 2013 - Matthew H. Mead, Governor, Cheyenne:  Editor:
The Environmental Protection Agency's administrative action expanding the Wind River Indian Reservation raises many questions. Here are a few of ... [more]

Love and belief

Dec 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  A child's Christmas letter from long ago has enduring value

From the giant haystack of letters to Santa Claus came a cherished needle one year long ... [more]

Minor injuries in one-car wreck

Dec 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman was cited for lane use and no seat belt after flipping her car at about 9:20 a.m. Thursday on Wyoming Highway 789 south of Lander.
Officials ... [more]

Christmas services in many churches Tuesday, Wednesday

Dec 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton-area churches plan a variety of special services and musical programs for the Christmas holiday.

Christmas Eve
Most local congregations are ... [more]

Wind River High School students are 'Battle of the Belts' champions

Dec 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Fremont County rivalry was renewed in November, and students from Wind River High School edged students from Shoshoni High School in the first Battle of the ... [more]

College offering Wilderness First Responder class in Sinks Canyon

Dec 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's Sinks Canyon Center is offering a 72-hour Wilderness First Responder course that includes CPR for the health care provider.
The ... [more]

Dems push Mead on expanding Medicaid

Dec 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming Democrats are trying to turn up the heat on Gov. Matt Mead and other Republicans over their opposition to expanding Medicaid to cover 17,600 low-income ... [more]

Money may be short for Pavillion cistern plan

Dec 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Construction has begun in a program to provide safe drinking water to Pavillion-area residents affected by groundwater contaminated some say is tied to ... [more]

Pressure on Great Lakes increases over bad service

Dec 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As Great Lakes Airlines continues to struggle with a pilot shortage due to a federal regulation that has increased minimum experience requirements for pilots ... [more]

Two county schools to participate in UW robotics research project

Dec 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Can gaming and robotics be used to teach computational thinking skills to middle school students in culturally sensitive ways?
A multidisciplinary University ... [more]

'Skimmer' found at truck stop in Cheyenne

Dec 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  A "skimmer" was found Tuesday at a truck stop in Cheyenne.
The device is used by criminals and is affixed to ATM and other card readers to swipe credit ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Dec 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Jackson bans phones while driving
JACKSON -- The town of Jackson has banned the use of cellphones while driving or biking.
The Jackson Town Council ... [more]

The way it was: Christmas mail -- 1962

Dec 22, 2013 - Staff:  At Christmas time 51 years ago, much of Fremont County's mail from out of state was delivered via Rawlins, where there was a large regional mail sorting ... [more]

Medical marijuana in Wyoming? Bill to be introduced

Dec 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A debate over whether Wyoming should legalize marijuana may be about to flare up.
Bordered to the north and south by states that have legalized ... [more]

Rez youths put their talents on display

Dec 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of the Wind River UNITY council and the Eastern Shoshone Cross-Age Peer Education project had a busy weekend hosting their first talent show Dec. 7 to ... [more]

Germaine M. Wayt

Dec 21, 2013 - Staff:  Germaine M. Wayt died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at her home in Lander. She was 86 years old.
She was born Jan. 26, 1927, in Kennan, Wis., the daughter of ... [more]

Cheryl Lynn Eagle

Dec 21, 2013 - Staff:  Cheryl "Jabaar" Eagle, of Arapahoe, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Casper. She was 32 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at St. ... [more]