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Cowboys try to bounce back after lackluster performance

Feb 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt didn't like his team's energy and effort in last Saturday's 65-42 home loss to UNLV.
It didn't take ... [more]

Wind River girls have had great season on and off court

Feb 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  What do you get when you mix committed senior leadership on a small-school girls basketball team, a coach and activities director who is willing to guide, and ... [more]

Horyza's fifth-place swim top Wolverines at state meet; team places ninth

Feb 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Senior Eli Horyza was Riverton High School's highest individual placer at the Wyoming state high school swimming and diving championships Saturday in ... [more]

Baker, Flynn win state mat titles for Dubois

Feb 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sterling Baker and Cody Flynn have been wrestling practicing partners all season for Dubois High School.
The pair on Saturday night capped off outstanding ... [more]

Rustler men close out regular season at 22-6, tops since hoops revival

Feb 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College completed the Region IX men's basketball regular season last week with a pair of road victories to end the year at 22-6.
That's the ... [more]

Competition in the classic style

Feb 24, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Never was it demonstrated better than between Jesse Owens and Luz Long.

He stood alone atop the podium as the "Star Spangled Banner" played for the ... [more]

The Republicans' lost youth

Feb 24, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Who the president is when we first come of voting age -- and whether we see that president as a successful leader -- strongly influences our future voting ... [more]

Government should pay to train tribes in eagle feather practices

Feb 24, 2013 - Diana Mitchell, Riverton:  Editor:
On 2005, I wrote a letter about an Arapaho who wanted an eagle for ceremonial purposes. I agreed that the person should have an eagle for ceremonial ... [more]

Art as entertainment

Feb 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's what Oscar night celebrates
Of all the art forms, the so-called major motion picture is the most collaborative form. It's also the one that ... [more]

Wolverine girls edged by Evanston

Feb 24, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines outscored the Evanston Lady Red Devils in the final three quarters of Saturday's final regular-season basketball game in Evanston ... [more]

Eagles down DHS Rams for state slot

Feb 24, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  St. Stephen's outgunned Dubois 89-71 Saturday morning to advance to Class 1-A state tournament play next weekend in Casper. The Eagles take the fourth seed, ... [more]

No contest in Laramie as UNLV rips Pokes

Feb 24, 2013 - By Rob Black, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Even with Anthony Bennett ailing, UNLV was able to chalk up a much-needed, and easy, road win.
The Runnin' Rebels, losers of four straight Mountain ... [more]

WIHS girls will not go to 2-A state hoops tourney

Feb 24, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  A streak came to an end Saturday morning at Wolverine Gym in Riverton. The Wyoming Indian High School girls fell 58-54 to Rocky Mountain and were eliminated ... [more]

Wolverines grapple to third at Class 4-A state tournament in Casper

Feb 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- T.J. Galey carried the Riverton High School banner all the way to the championship finals at the Class 4-A state wrestling tournament  but finished ... [more]

Big Piney ousts young Cougar boys from 2-A West tournament

Feb 24, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Most of Wind River's players won't remember their final tournament game of 2013 for very long, because they'll have three more to play in the future. 
The ... [more]

Two Rams win state mat titles; SHS wrestler second

Feb 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Dubois High School wrestlers Sterling Baker and Cody Flynn have been hooked on winning all season long.
They both did it again Saturday, taking ... [more]

Wind River girls second at regional

Feb 24, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Cougar girls fell 58-46 to top-seeded Lovell in the West 2-A regional title game.

The Wind River girls are back in the big dance for the first ... [more]

Miller takes 3-A mat title at 145 pounds for LVHS

Feb 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Lander Valley High School senior Jacob Miller climbed to the top of the Class 3-A state wrestling ladder Saturday night, winning the state ... [more]

RHS boys West 4-A champs even with loss to Evanston

Feb 24, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton takes the No. 1 seed and an automatic state-tournament bid to this week's 4-A West regional. UPDATE: The Riverton boys open their regional ... [more]

Lovell edges Chiefs in another classic at West 2-A regional

Feb 24, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The story almost writes itself.  In the continuing saga of one of Wyoming's greatest prep rivalries, the Lovell Bulldogs edged the Wyoming Indian Chiefs 56-50 ... [more]

17 straight: Tiger boys are 3-A state swim champions again

Feb 24, 2013 - By Melissa Gray:  Lander won two individual and two relay first places and on their way to final victory.

GILLETTE -- Number 17 is in the books for the Lander Valley ... [more]

Senator kills weapons bill, says gun group's tactics went too far

Feb 24, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A leader in the Wyoming State Senate said Friday that he killed a bill that sought to exempt the state from any future federal assault weapons ban ... [more]

Joseph Jack Herbst

Feb 24, 2013 - Staff:  Joseph Jack "Joe" Herbst died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at the Wind River Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was 74 years old.
Joseph Jack Herbst was born ... [more]

Anna L. Talbott

Feb 24, 2013 - Staff:  Anna L. Talbott, of Riverton, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 78 years old.
According to her wishes, ... [more]

Elvin L. Booth

Feb 24, 2013 - Staff:  Elvin L. Booth died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at his family home in Casper after a short illness. He was 85 years old.
Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. ... [more]

Riverton, Lander among state's smallest spenders per city resident

Feb 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Audit recently released a report showing Riverton had a lean budget last fiscal year compared to other Wyoming municipalities with ... [more]

Summer internships available at Enzi's office

Feb 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C., office in the summer. The ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Events on the 33nd day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Fri., Feb. 22:

GUNS: A bill that would have tried to exempt ... [more]

Students pledge that Graduation Matters

Feb 24, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian Elementary School kindergartener Chaleigha Morris said she plans to be a veterinarian when she grows up.
"I want to help puppies to feel ... [more]

Digest

Feb 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Public invited to swearing in
The public is invited to attend the swearing in ceremony of newly appointed Fremont County Attorney H. Michael Bennett. ... [more]

Preschool on wheels: Youngest students enjoy learning on little purple bus

Feb 24, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wind River Schools have a new bus -- both inside and out.
The vehicle is shorter, has a side door that opens with a pull from the driver and has full windows ... [more]

Herbert K. Lehman

Feb 24, 2013 - Staff:  Herbert K. Lehman died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at his home. He was 85 years old.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the United Methodist Church ... [more]

Wagner opera coming to Lander

Feb 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lander Met Opera will bring its next presentation in the 2012-13 season of performances from the Metropolitan Opera to the Lander Library at 10 a.m. March ... [more]

County FFA students visit capital

Feb 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Each year for the past 21 years, Fremont County Farm Bureau has taken on the financial, transportation and chaperoning duties of accompanying county FFA ... [more]

Free housing this summer for full-time CWC students

Feb 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Beginning this year, Central Wyoming College will offer summer housing free of charge for students who successfully complete 12 credit hours of ... [more]

Religious leaders debate gay marriage during CWC 'Hot Topic' discussion

Feb 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Marriage equality is the subject of the first in a series of Central Wyoming College "Hot Topic" discussions at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27.
Sponsored by ... [more]

Brawl, arrests mar basketball tournament

Feb 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  At least two people were arrested at Lander Valley High School, and police said a half-dozen more arrests could follow.

Two arrests followed a brawl ... [more]

The way it was: Elkhorn Hotel -- 1915

Feb 24, 2013 - Staff:  The Chicago North Western Railroad got to Shoshoni before either Riverton or Lander in 1906, and the town prospered. While it didn't approach Lander in size or ... [more]

Little Snake River wins intense game over Eagles

Feb 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Veteran Little Snake River boys basketball coach Paul Prestrud knew his team would be in battle with St. Stephen's Thursday night in the opening round ... [more]

Wind River boys overmatched by talented Lovell Bulldogs

Feb 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  School was in session again in the late game Thursday at Wolverine Gym in Riverton as the top-ranked Lovell Bulldogs educated the upstart Wind River Cougars ... [more]