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College, Meals on Wheels join forces to provide senior presents

Dec 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Seniors citizens in Fremont County will receive personalized Christmas cards this year from students and staff at Central Wyoming College.
The effort is part ... [more]

Volunteers 'humbled' by Christmas gift program

Dec 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than a dozen needy families in Fremont County are getting Christmas gifts this year from members of the United Presbyterian Church in Riverton.
"It's ... [more]

Santa season: St. Nick dons the red and white many times and at many places

Dec 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Every year around Christmas time, Robert Espinoza is struck by the spirit of Santa Claus.
"It's something that can't be explained," he said. "It just comes ... [more]

William (Bill) Francis Liss

Dec 24, 2013 - Staff:  William (Bill) Francis Liss died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 61 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. ... [more]

Three straight wins for WR girls, at home, two by huge margins

Dec 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was a sweeps week of sorts for the Wind girls this weekend. They blew through Class 2-A Northwest competition at home Friday and Saturday. The Lady Cougars ... [more]

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]