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Mown on the range

Mar 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Could one problem with the struggling sage grouse be too much sage brush? Researchers think it's possible.

Removing sagebrush may seem like an odd ... [more]

Law would push back on EPA in Wyoming

Mar 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Wyoming legislators from Fre-mont County approve of a bill that would limit the rule-making authority in Wyoming of the Environmental Protection Agency and ... [more]

Boise State beats Cowgirls

Mar 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  A tough shooting night and turnovers plagued the Cowgirl basketball team as they suffered a 13-point loss, 72-59, to the Boise State Broncos, on Saturday ... [more]

Rustler nearly pull off upset, but eliminated from Region IX tourney

Mar 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  North Plate Community College scored with four seconds on the clock on Saturday night to avoid being upset by the Central Wyoming College Rustlers men's ... [more]

Eagle girls qualify for state with rout of HEM

Mar 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  St. Stephen's faces high-powered Lingle Ft. Laramie an 89-50 winner over Upton in the East regional final, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Casper Events ... [more]

Career-high 29 points from Adams not enough for Pokes to win

Mar 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- Sophomore guard Josh Adams scored a career-high 29 points and the University of Wyoming men's basketball team held a 38-32 lead at halftime, but ... [more]

Wind River girls go 0-2 for quick exit at 1-A regional

Mar 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After an opening round victory, the Wind River Cougars were knocked out of the Class 2-A West regional girls basketball tournament, losing two straight games ... [more]

DHS Rams third at 1-A West regional for first state slot since '05

Mar 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Dubois came within two points of the Class 1-A West regional boys championship and finished with two wins against a single loss in tournament play to earn the ... [more]

Four from county win state wrestling championships

Mar 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Fremont County wrestlers are on top of the Wyoming wrestling world, winning individual state titles Saturday night at the Casper Events Center.
Dubois ... [more]

WIHS girls fall to Lovell in West final

Mar 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Lady Chiefs are back in the big dance after a one-year hiatus. Wyoming Indian took second in the Class 2-A West regional basketball tournament with a 59-47 ... [more]

Regional title to Chief boys

Mar 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  WIHS beat Big Piney in the tournament championship game 62-44 Saturday.

Wyoming Indian set the stage for another Class 2-A boys state title run ... [more]

Make it 18 state titles in a row for Lander Tiger boys

Mar 2, 2014 - By Judy Crawford:  GILLETTE -- The Lander Tigers won a remarkable 18th consecutive Class 3-A swim state championship Friday.
Lander scored 274 points in the team race for the ... [more]

Lovell girls corral SHS

Feb 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The top-seeded Lovell girls got their offense going from the start to roll past the Shoshoni Wranglers 62-21 in a first-round game during the Class 2-A West ... [more]

Comeback win for St. Stephen's girls Thursday in 1-A tournament

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a roller coaster ride for the St. Stephen's girls in opening round Class 1-A West girls basketball action Thursday at Lander Valley High School. 
The ... [more]

Shaky third quarter dooms Cougar boys twice

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The third period was Wind River's nemesis with poor performances in both its 2-A West regional contests.
Wind River played even for a half with second seeded ... [more]

Chief girls whip Kemmerer, reach semis

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian advanced to a 3 p.m. Friday semifinal matchup with the Kemmerer Rangers after cruising to a 67-44 win over Thermopolis in opening round Class ... [more]

Evanston refuses to play RHS on Saturday; games moved to Monday

Feb 28, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton's boys and girls basketball regular-season finales against Evanston have been postponed from Saturday evening to Monday because of pending weather ... [more]

Wind River girls down Greybull, earn semifinal tournament slot Friday

Feb 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A big step toward the state tournament was taken Thursday by the Wind River Lady Cougars in a 65-57 win against Greybull in the opening round of the Class 2-A ... [more]

Seesaw game tips late for Rams in 1-A first rounder 

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a game of surges Thursday night, with Dubois taking the final one to edge Encampment 65-58 in Class 1-A West regional tournament play at Lander Valley ... [more]

Chiefs wallop Thermop 78-34 to open regional

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  After trailing early, WIHS allowed the Bobcats just 12 points in the second half.

Tournament jitters are a common theme, even for teams as familiar ... [more]


Feb 28, 2014 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Melissa and Mike Abeyta Jr., of Riverton, at 3:27 p.m. Jan. 10 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ... [more]

Stoll named to college honor roll

Feb 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Teal Stoll of Pavillion has been named to the full-time president's honor roll at Gillette College for the fall 2013 semester.
For students to earn a place on ... [more]

New food label a healthy update for consumers

Feb 28, 2014 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  The Food and Drug Administration has known for years that people who read nutrition labels eat healthier than those who don't.
But the FDA only last year ... [more]

Commission correct to ask county employees to pay more on insurance

Feb 28, 2014 - Randy Learlieb, Riverton:  Editor:
Applause to the Fremont County Commission for requiring more employee financial input to the county's health insurance plan. I don't hold anything ... [more]

Seven county teachers earn NBC

Feb 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  In 2013, seven teachers made National Board Certification in Fremont County -- a process described as "rigorous."
Kristi Jones, a first-grade teacher at Fort ... [more]

Spelling champ, 40 years ago

Feb 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Forty years ago this week, my father took a picture. It's of me at age 12 (I became a teenager two weeks later), the day I won the Fremont County spelling ... [more]

State/federal cooperation

Feb 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It works well enough on highway funding, which could be a model for Medicaid as well

Wyoming legislators are still tossing around the idea of finding ... [more]

Fed research shows grizzlies not in decline

Feb 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A government-sponsored research team has concluded there are no signs of decline among Yellowstone's grizzly bears as officials consider ... [more]


Feb 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming top C02 state per capita
CHEYENNE -- The worst state for carbon dioxide emissions per person isn't smoggy California or bustling New York, but a ... [more]

School bus cameras survive as Senate debates safety legislation

Feb 28, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- With the death of a Fremont County girl on their minds, Wyoming state senators has embraced the idea of the state helping school districts equip ... [more]