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Up 2-0, Lady Wolverines let Evanston v-ball match slip

Oct 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team started quickly Saturday on the road, winning the first two sets, but fell to Evanston 3-2 (23-25, 16-25, 25-22, ... [more]

No. 2 Douglas trounces the Lander Tigers 48-0

Oct 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Douglas kept its perfect football season in line with a 48-0 victory over the Lander Tigers Saturday afternoon in Converse County.
The game was first planned ... [more]

Wolverines gut it out vs. Buffalo

Oct 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After waiting a day's postponement because of snowy weather, the game started nearly two hours late in Buffalo when officials didn't arrive on ... [more]

New year, new coach for Rustler basketball

Oct 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  New coach Pat Rafferty has the basketball bouncing for the Central Wyoming College men's program.
The first day of practice for the 2013-14 basketball ... [more]

Digest

Oct 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Storm leaves state, slaps neighbors
PIERRE, S.D. -- In the span of 24 hours, the scenic Black Hills in South Dakota were coated in up to three and a ... [more]

Mead says 233 state employees face furlough amid fed shutdown

Oct 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says the federal shutdown is forcing the state to place 233 state employees on furlough starting Monday.
Wyoming has 9,867 ... [more]

Sex assaults, substance crimes down this year on university campus

Oct 6, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming is reporting a drop in the number of rapes for the second straight year, while campus police dealt with fewer alcohol and ... [more]

UW to help veterans impacted by shutdown

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  More than 400 veterans are students at the university, and the Office of Student Financial Aid and the Veterans Services Center help connect them with a ... [more]

Brinda Jean Frost

Oct 6, 2013 - Staff:  Funeral services for Brinda Jean Frost are held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton, with the Rev. Dave Case of the Lifeline Christian ... [more]

The way it was: Dubois check station -- 1957

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  State regulations requiring hunters to report their results are nothing new. This check station near Dubois was in full operation in 1957.
Mild weather ... [more]

North Riverton acquires new game warden

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Allen Deru is the new game warden for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in north Riverton.
Wyoming game wardens are responsible for wildlife law ... [more]

State Historical Society selling photo calendar

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Once again the Wyoming State Historical Society has partnered with the American Heritage Center and created a calendar of Wyoming history.
With more than a ... [more]

Strong Town presentation aims to help communities

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The first program will be Monday at the Fremont County Library in Lander.

Starting Monday, the Wyoming Rural Development Council will host the first ... [more]

Make It With Wool contest set for Nov. 2

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 2013 Make It With Wool contest will begin at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at the REACH Foundation, 622 N. Eighth St. W., Riverton.
Each entrant will receive 2.5 ... [more]

Lander to host drought workshop

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Agriculture will host a series of workshops across the state to help United States Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management ... [more]

Foundation awards $5K grant to Riverton skate park remodel

Oct 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming Skating Association has been awarded its first grant, with $5,000 coming from the Tony Hawk Foundation to help build a skate park in ... [more]

County might agree to take on road near Dubois

Oct 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  There are several conditions that would have to be met, however.

Fremont County Commissioners have signaled they would be willing to accept a road ... [more]

Hill speaks her mind at WACO confab; blasts lawmakers who diluted her job

Oct 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill disparaged moves to limit her office's powers and accused state officials of malfeasance while speaking ... [more]

It's Homecoming Week at RHS

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The theme for Riverton High School's 2013 Homecoming is "A Homecoming Too Awesome For Words!"
Daily festivities begin Monday and conclude with Friday night's ... [more]

With Uden case cracked, past sheriffs recall years of worry

Oct 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It was a Friday night, and Fremont County Sheriff Tim McKinney was watching the Lander Valley High School football team play in an early-season game.
Football ... [more]

Snowy weather ruins Friday sports schedule

Oct 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Wolverines' football game at Buffalo has been postponed until 1 p.m. Saturday because of the fall snowstorm.
The game had been set for 7 p.m. ... [more]

Eloise Anna Flater Himes

Oct 4, 2013 - Staff:  Eloise Anna Flater Himes died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Riverton. She was 79 years old.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Riverton Christian ... [more]

Couple celebrates anniversary

Oct 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Dan Penovich and Alice Nichols, of Springfield, Mo., recently celebrated their 55th anniversary.
The couple were married June 15, 1958, in North Wichita ... [more]

Linthicum, Zingarelli marry

Oct 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Mark and Ruth Linthicum, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Lisa Linthicum, to Marc Zingarelli, the son of Tom and Loren ... [more]

Empty Bowls soup fundraiser Saturday

Oct 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Lander Care and Share Food Bank has scheduled its Empty Bowls "Soup 'n More" fundrasier for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Empty Bowls is an ... [more]

Police, keep hands off our smartphones

Oct 4, 2013 - The Los Angeles Times:  Once they place a suspect under arrest, police in many parts of this country are allowed to search the contents of his or her mobile phone -- including text ... [more]

AYP standards under No Child Left Behind are 'astoundingly unrealistic'

Oct 4, 2013 - Charles W. Rodgers, Riverton:  Editor's note: Due to a Ranger error, an unproofed draft of this letter was published mistakenly on Thursday. The correct version, as submitted, is printed ... [more]

Obamacare quagmire

Oct 4, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming is in a position to help its citizens, and it ought to do it

So far, so congested.
Such is the experience of many Americans in accessing the ... [more]

Digest

Oct 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man charged in wife's murder
CHEYENNE -- Police in Cheyenne have charged a man with murder in the shooting death of his wife.
Police booked ... [more]

Second Montana herd shows brucellosis

Oct 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana's state veterinarian says the livestock disease brucellosis has been found in another cattle herd in the Yellowstone area, the second ... [more]