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Wind River senior earns National Merit honor

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River High School senior Robert Buline has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.
A letter of commendation from ... [more]

Riverton woman enrolls at Brenau University

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jennifer Capozzi of Riverton is one of 609 new students enrolled at Brenau University for the fall semester.
Brenau University enrolls roughly 3,000 students ... [more]

CWC alumnae present science project

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College alumnae Gigi Holley and Ruth Law presented their thermophile research project at the Community College Undergraduate Research ... [more]

Hearing could clear way for same-sex marriage

Oct 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A federal court hearing next week could enable same-sex couples to begin getting marriage licenses in Wyoming.
Four same-sex couples and a gay-rights advocacy ... [more]

County ambulance response time getting faster

Oct 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's ambulances are hitting the road nearly a full minute sooner than a year ago.

When someone needs an ambulance, there's no time to ... [more]

Man arrested after brandishing gun at probation officers visiting home

Oct 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  James A. Crow, 46, of Riverton, was arrested after brandishing a gun at two probation and parole agents during a home visit Tuesday evening.
The agents said ... [more]

Woman in hammer murder case agrees to testify against others

Oct 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A woman charged in a murder case has agreed to testify against her two co-defendants and plead guilty in exchange for a lower charge.
She pinned most of the ... [more]

Today

Oct 8, 2014 - Staff:  Births
JORDAN

A son was born to Tina Jordan of Green Bay, Wis., and Sean Jordan of Rawlins at 8:24 a.m. June 9 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Today

Oct 7, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
GAMBLER

Monica Jo Gambler, 11, of Ethete, died Saturday, Oct. 4, in Fort Washakie. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at ... [more]

CWC runner in top 10 at Billings

Oct 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College runner Tristan Mitchell finished in the top 10 at the Montana State University Billings Yellowjacket Invitational meet on Friday. ... [more]

Wyoming Indian manages touchdown in Friday loss to Shoshoni footballers

Oct 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni now has won two straight games and will play Wind River on Thursday.

SHOSHONI -- The tempo of the game was set in the first 12 minutes, ... [more]

Tigers 0-5 for season after loss to Buffalo

Oct 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Buffalo earned a hard-fought 27-19 decision Friday over the Lander Valley High School Tigers in a Class 3-A East football conference game.
It was the first ... [more]

Settlemire breaks decades-old team record

Oct 5, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Jordan Settlemire broke a nearly 30-year-old team record in the 100-yard butterfly to cap off her home swimming career during the Senior Recognition Triangular ... [more]

Uden expresses mixed feelings about murder of ex-wife, two sons

Oct 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Few people know how it feels to conceal a crime for 33 years, much less one as serious as killing three people. Gerald Uden, however, carried the secret that ... [more]

Suspect spurs city schools to initiate 'stay put' procedure

Oct 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School was on "stay put" mode for about 15 minutes Tuesday after a 21-year-old Arapahoe man reportedly caused an altercation in the school ... [more]

Deputies arrest Wyoming driver in hit-and-run

Oct 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- Nebraska authorities have arrested a Wyoming driver who they say ran over a pedestrian and sped off.
The Scotts Bluff Sheriff's Office ... [more]

Fifth season of Lander Met Opera begins

Oct 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library Met Opera will open its fifth season with Guiseppe Verdi's "Macbeth" at 11 a.m. Saturday.
This story of ambition takes place in the ... [more]

Hunting with Heroes

Oct 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Group plans outings for veterans to thank them for their service

By all standards, Hunting With Heroes organized a successful outing Sept. 20 near ... [more]

Resilience required for S.D. ranchers after 2013 storm

Oct 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  PHILIP, S.D. -- Mark Buchholz is a man of faith. You have to be, in his line of work.
Like other western South Dakota ranchers, he took a drubbing one year ago ... [more]

Dubois receives Business Ready Community grant

Oct 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board approved roughly $1.8 million in Business Ready Community grant requests Thursday at its meeting in Cheyenne. 
The ... [more]

There's a new plague of plagiarism

Oct 5, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Sometimes my online college students accidentally paste the hyperlink information into the assignment as they steal the answer from the Internet.

An ... [more]

Coronation launches week of Homecoming activities

Oct 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Students at Riverton High School will start preparing for Homecoming this week, beginning with coronation Tuesday in Wolverine Gym.
Royalty will be crowned ... [more]

Museum displaying winners in park photo competition

Oct 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The 36 prize-winning photos from this year's Sinks Canyon State Park Photo Contest will be displayed in the Coutant House at the Museum of the American West in ... [more]

Police arrest couple who allegedly took drugs near kids

Oct 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An Arapahoe couple was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police reportedly found them doing drugs with young children present.
Officers responded at about 4:30 ... [more]

CWC theater department to present George Orwell's '1984'

Oct 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's first major production of the year, George Orwell's "1984," will debut at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

Drone flyer pleads guilty

Oct 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARL -- An Oregon man has acknowledged flying an unmanned aircraft near bison and over Yellowstone's crowded Midway Geyser Basin.
Park ... [more]

Cheyenne man recounts surviving grizzly attack north of Dubois

Oct 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- One week ago, Kenneth Wells never thought he would be staring death directly in the face, let alone survive the encounter.
Yet that's just what ... [more]

Bison group to meet Oct. 9 in Great Falls

Oct 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The group includes representatives of conservation and agriculture, state and federal agencies, local officials and state lawmakers.

BILLINGS, Mont. ... [more]

Legislature needs to pass wolf bill ensuring minimum number

Oct 5, 2014 - Scott Folzer, Riverton:  Editor:
We should not be surprised at this new wolf ruling. The state is crowing that the wolf numbers so far have beaten the number they promised to maintain ... [more]

District 38 approves new preschool classroom and incentive for employees

Oct 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Arapahoe Elementary School soon will open a new preschool classroom.
The Fremont County School District 38 Board of Trustees decided Sept. 15 to fund an ... [more]