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Superintendent bill passes; late amendment tough on Hill

Jan 27, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  After being pushed through the Wyoming Legislature at breakneck pace, a bill stripping the Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction of most administrative ... [more]

Wind River High School raising money for hospice

Jan 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wind River High School is hosting several events this week to support the Help for Health Foundation in Riverton. 
Organizers said the foundation represents ... [more]

Fish stories: Ice anglers seize the day at Wild West Winter

Jan 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  She was not going to win, but at least one little girl out on the lake was ecstatic about her catch in the Wild West Winter Carnival Ice Fishing Derby.
She ... [more]

Basin snow pack stands at 90 percent of average

Jan 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Levels at higher elevations are down from last year.

Early indicators of whether this year's precipitation will be better or worse than 2012 are ... [more]

Cobell settlement brings about $4 million locally so far

Jan 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  In December, the U.S. District Court approved the distribution of $1.5 billion in Indian Trust Settlement funds into Individual Indian Money accounts, ... [more]

The way it was: War effort -- 1944

Jan 27, 2013 - Staff:  News of World War II dominated Fremont County's front pages in 1944. With virtually every man aged 19-26 in military service, there always was war news of ... [more]

CWC extends contracts of high-ranking employees

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to extend the contracts of two high-level employees.
CWC President Jo Anne McFarland recommended ... [more]

Delphine Clair

Jan 27, 2013 - Staff:  Delphine Clair of Fort Washakie died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital.
He was 83 years old.
Traditional American Indian funeral services ... [more]

Digest

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Casting for Recovery hosting retreat
Riverton High School drama students present the Neil Simon comedy "Lost in Yonkers" on consecutive nights this ... [more]

Applications sought for Public Lands Council conference

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Public Lands Coalition is offering Wyoming high school and college students the opportunity to attend the Public Lands Council Spring ... [more]

Wyoming FFA Foundation announces scholarship offerings

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming FFA Foundation, a 12-member board that works to enhance the FFA experience for 2,053 Wyoming FFA members who belong to one of more than ... [more]

No 1. Natrona downs RHS girls in West 4-A contest

Jan 25, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The top-ranked Casper Natrona Fillies basketball team proved too much for the Riverton Lady Wolverines Thursday night in Casper.
When the Class 4-A West game ... [more]

It's peak season for wrestlers

Jan 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Crunch time is here for the Wyoming high school wrestling season.
That means the annual Ron Thon Invitational is right around the corner.
The biggest and ... [more]

Wolverine boys now 15-1 after Thursday road win over NCHS

Jan 25, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  On the road Thursday night at Casper Natrona, the Riverton Wolverines won their 15th game of the year 55-42 over the Mustangs (5-9 overall, 1-2 Class 4-A West) ... [more]

Today

Jan 25, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
JAN. 27
Ice Fishing Derby
, part of the Wild West Winter Carnival, is Jan. 25 to Jan. 27 at the Boysen Reservoir.
Community ... [more]

Bruce R. Groesbeck Jr.

Jan 25, 2013 - Staff:  Bruce R. Groesbeck Jr. died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, surrounded by his children. He was 95 years old.
Services will be at noon Saturday, Jan. 26, at Basham ... [more]

Lee D. Whitlock

Jan 25, 2013 - Staff:  Lee D. Whitlock, longtime rancher on the Sweetwater near Jeffrey City, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. He was 88 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and ... [more]

Riverton Middle School recognizes students on second quarter honor roll

Jan 25, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the second quarter honor roll for the 2012-13 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Fort Washakie students compete in science fair

Jan 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie School had its science fair recently, and students were awarded in the physical science, biological science and engineering and mathematics ... [more]

Tough looks and fake work

Jan 25, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  My national television debut via a show called "Nightmare Next Door" on the Discovery Investigation cable channel has come and gone.
I'm told that the ... [more]

Demolition

Jan 25, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In destroying the state superintendent, legislators are leaving the public in the dark

In the bill that would render the office of the elected State ... [more]

'Lincoln' should be a must-see movie for all school students

Jan 25, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I decided to go see the new movie "Lincoln" and have taken away a renewed love and appreciation for this man and for everything he went through ... [more]

Digest

Jan 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Bible class bill advances
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are considering changing statutes to make it clear that schools have the right to teach ... [more]

Bo the dog keeps Capitol safe, one sniff at a time

Jan 25, 2013 - By James Chilton, MCT News Service:  If you tried to explain to Bo what nitroglycerin is, odds are he would have no idea what you were talking about. But ask him to find some, and he will, no ... [more]

New Indian Health director announced

Jan 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Anna Whiting Sorrell has been named director of the Billings Area Indian Health Service, which services Wyoming and Montana
She succeeds ... [more]

Senate panel hears bill on 'voter ID' requirement for Wyoming

Jan 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming state Senate committee is considering a bill that would require voters to show a valid photo identification card to cast their ... [more]

Bird hazard analysis set for airport

Jan 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Birds on runways and flight paths at Riverton Regional Airport are a concern to airport officials, so airport staff and the board are reviewing bids received ... [more]

District 25's surplus building to be used by Pavillion schools

Jan 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After their initial offer was rejected by the county, Riverton school officials on Tuesday awarded a surplus maintenance trailer to the Fremont County Board of ... [more]

Construction on campus: Health/Science Center on track; other work set in Riverton, Lander

Jan 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College reported last week that work on the new Health/Science Center is progressing ahead of schedule on campus.
"Some of ... [more]

Illegal dumping still a problem; communities looking for solutions

Jan 25, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  As communities continue to deal with illegal dumping, the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board of Directors is considering ways to address the ... [more]

Superintendent revamp passes in state House

Jan 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The House of Representative has approved making major changes in the duties of the Wyoming superintendent of public instruction.
Senate File 104 ... [more]

Bill revives old land swap issue near city

Jan 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The parcel north of Riverton has been under discussion since 2006.

A bill that passed through the Wyoming Senate on Thursday could help put a piece ... [more]

Younger hoops team wins title in Montana

Jan 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton showed balanced scoring and team depth at the tournament.

A Riverton basketball team had a successful tournament Jan.19-20, winning a team ... [more]

UNLV's depth too much for UW

Jan 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LAS VEGAS -- Larry Nance Jr. and Leonard Washington did all they could.
But in the end, the two University of Wyoming forwards' production wasn't enough ... [more]

Indoor track contingent wins medals in Gillette

Jan 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lane Savage launched the shot 47-3.75 Saturday at the Gillette Invitational indoor meet for Riverton High School to place second in his event.
Cody's Garret ... [more]

Behind Woodward's 23 points, Cowgirls pound UNLV

Jan 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  University of Wyoming women's basketball coach Joe Legerski has never been concerned this season with his team's lack of effort.
Legerski also doesn't mind ... [more]

Short-handed CWC men still handle Miles

Jan 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Roozario Wiggins exploded for 25 points as Central Wyoming College took a 79-67 Region IX men's basketball win Tuesday at Miles Community College in Miles ... [more]

Last-second chances will not drop for CWC women

Jan 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College missed two opportunities in the final three seconds to win its women's basketball game Wednesday night at Rustler Gym, losing 53-52 to ... [more]

Wolverine wrestlers get first home matches of season Friday vs. Cody

Jan 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The junior varsity match begins the non-conference dual at 4 p.m. Friday against Cody at the Tonkin Activities Center. The Wolverines are in the Class 4-A ... [more]

Horyza gets win in Worland pool, sets RHS record

Jan 24, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The old record was set by his cousin nine years ago.

Move over, cousin.
Riverton Wolverine swimmer Eli Horyza stroked to a school-record time of ... [more]