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Tiger boys face top-seeded Douglas at state

Mar 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School boys basketball coach Terry Hopkin knows his players won't be scared of playing No. 1 seed Douglas Thursday in the opening round of ... [more]

The short-hand of politics

Mar 5, 2013 - By Liz Sidoti, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- From an early age, Americans are conditioned to see the world in sharp lines -- black-and-white labels in a society where the reality is many ... [more]

Wet month keeps snowpack below 30-year average

Mar 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  City weather in February

High: 50 (Feb. 4)
Low: -2 (Feb. 12)
Average
temperature: 23.9
30-year average: 24.3
Snowfall: 8.8 inches
Moisture: ... [more]

As D.C. squirms, Wyoming relishes its own fiscal health

Mar 3, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- While Washington D.C. squirmed this week over the impending federal government spending cuts, Wyoming lawmakers in Cheyenne -- some 1,500 miles west ... [more]

St. Stephen's eliminated by 0-2 record at 1-A state

Mar 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- It was a tale of two halves for the St. Stephen's Eagles early Friday afternoon at Casper College. The Eagles' two leading scorers each played about ... [more]

Cowboys struggle shoooting the ball vs. Lobos

Mar 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Wyoming hoped to spoil New Mexico's perfect home record and ruin the Lobos bid to clinch the Mountain West championship.
Depiste woeful ... [more]

CWC women start Region IX tournament Monday night

Mar 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College shocked some teams last year at the Region IX women's basketball tournament, advancing all the way to the semifinal round.
This year, ... [more]

Third-seeded Rustlers face Trinidad to start postseason

Mar 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Shelby Lindley believes the Region IX men's basketball tournament is wide open from top to bottom.
The ... [more]

Fifth place for WIHS Chiefs at state tourney

Mar 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- It wasn't what the Wyoming Indian Chiefs wanted to see in Casper last weekend, but they did continue a tradition and bring home hardware from the ... [more]

Tigers win two at 3-A West to make state field

Mar 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  POWELL -- After a 42-37 loss to Jackson in the opening round Thursday at the Class 3-A West regional boys basketball tournament at Powell High School, Lander ... [more]

Riverton second at 4-A regional

Mar 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines lost Saturday's regional title game to Casper Kelly Walsh and will open state-tournament play Thursday night vs. Cheyenne South. ... [more]

LVHS girls qualify for state, will be No. 4 seed from West

Mar 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  POWELL -- Lander Valley High School is back in the Class 3-A girls state basketball tournament after securing a spot Saturday morning with a 48-43 victory over ... [more]

Familiar old faces at the WDE

Mar 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Thrown out by voters in the 2010 election by the voters, they are coming back into power under the new, appointed education CEO.

The sign reads "You ... [more]

Count me in the 'Silent Generation'

Mar 3, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  This past Monday night, along with 680 other lucky people in Washington's historic Ford's Theatre, I was able to enjoy the wit and wisdom of America's dominant ... [more]

Abortion in America is a gruesome industry based on killing babies

Mar 3, 2013 - Marian Bellinger, Riverton:  Editor:
We recently picked up a film featuring abortion providers telling the industry from the feet up. It is money. They don't do it gratis. No options ... [more]

Spending per person

Mar 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Lander and Riverton rank low on the list, but it's about more than numbers

Are we to be pleased or troubled by the news that among the 18 Wyoming ... [more]

Scientists say more bison vaccines wouldn't work

Mar 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  About half of Yellowstone National Park's more than 4,000 bison have been exposed to brucellosis, which is also found in elk.

BILLINGS, Mont. -- A ... [more]

Melvin Kiefel

Mar 3, 2013 - Staff:  Melvin "Mel" Kiefel, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 68 years old.
At his request, cremation has taken ... [more]

Gordon Gillespie

Mar 3, 2013 - Staff:  Gordon L. Gillespie, father of Riverton residents Debra Fustos and Phyllis Zenk, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, ... [more]

Mary Yellowplume

Mar 3, 2013 - Staff:  Mary Yellowplume, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 31 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March ... [more]

Digest

Mar 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Group will try to repeal 'Hill bill'
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Constitution Party is seeking to repeal the new state law that removed state Superintendent ... [more]

NWS encouraging weather preparedness

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service office in Riverton is proud to promote National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 3 to March 9. During this week members of ... [more]

County has fourth-lowest government cost per capita

Mar 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County raised and spent relatively little in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012. Officials attributed the trend to governmental efficiency and ... [more]

CWC broadcast students crew PBS broadcasts from Legislature

Mar 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Some lessons can only be learned through experience.
For example, when filming a live broadcast during the winter in Wyoming, it's best to bring along warm ... [more]

Writer, adventurer to lecture at CWC

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Author, adventurer and University of Wyoming writer-in-residence Mark Jenkins discusses his 2012 ascent on Mount Everest on Wednesday, March 6, at Central ... [more]

Digest

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  First lady to read at Story Time
Wyoming's first lady Carol Mead is traveling the state to promote literacy.
Her next event is 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. ... [more]

New UW prez has Yale, Stanford background

Mar 3, 2013 - By Joshua Roberts, For the Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Robert Sternberg said his father's dream was for him to someday take over the family's second-floor, walk-up button store in Newark, N.J.
The son ... [more]

Officials ask residents to use caution when burning slash

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Firewise and the Dubois Fire District want to caution area residents about open burning of forest project slash.
The current snow depths in ... [more]

Students create space museum at school

Mar 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The exhibit had its grand opening Thursday with a special ribbon cutting by St. Stephen's principal Alma Brown.

After following a trail of stars, ... [more]

Veterans officer to provide outreach

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout ... [more]

Conservation stamp art contest entries due March 15

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  The deadline for artists to submit entries for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's annual Conservation Stamp Art Competition, is less than a month away. ... [more]

The way it was: Plane crash -- 1964

Mar 3, 2013 - Staff:  One of the most memorable news events of its time occurred 49 years ago this week on the windy, snow-covered prairie near Jeffrey City.
A single-engine ... [more]

Legislative session good for CWC, McFarland says

Mar 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College President Jo Anne McFarland was complimentary of Fremont County's state representatives on their work related to the college during the ... [more]

Vocal music ensembles to perform at CWC

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Two all-male vocal music ensembles from the University of Wyoming will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater ... [more]

Cougar girls drop two straight, out at state

Mar 1, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- It was a dark day for Fremont County basketball, with the St. Stephen's boys, Wyoming Indian boys, Lander boys, Lander girls and Riverton girls all ... [more]

Eagles come up short in 1-A boys state opener vs. Kaycee

Mar 1, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- It was a rollercoaster of an opening-round contest between the St. Stephen's Eagles and the Kaycee Buckaroos in Class 1-A boys action at the Casper ... [more]

Swimmers to Laramie for big meet

Mar 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton hosted 112 swimmers from across the state Saturday and Sunday at the Wyoming state B championship meet.
The two-day event was held at the Riverton ... [more]

Pokes end trip at New Mexico

Mar 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team's last road game of the season will be a tough one, as the Cowboys (18-10, 4-10 MW) square off with No. 14/14 ... [more]

Newbold has top 3-point percentage in nation

Mar 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tanner Newbold is the nation's most-accurate 3-point shooter in junior college men's basketball.
The Central Wyoming College freshman tops the 3-point ... [more]

Wolverine girls beaten by Evanston, eliminated at regional

Mar 1, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  GREEN RIVER -- The Riv-erton Lady Wolverines fell behind early and could not catch up to the Evanston Lady Red Devils in the first round of the Class 4-A West ... [more]