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Hard work paid off for talented choir performers from Riverton

Nov 14, 2014 - Phil Lavoie, Riverton:  Editor:
On Nov. 1 in Scottsbluff, Neb., the 34th Old West Choir Fest was attended by 17 schools from Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming, including Riverton High ... [more]

When you can say 'I made it'

Nov 14, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Rarely does it happen without some obstacles

Recently I got a call that every parent of a grown child hates.
My son was on the line.
His job was ... [more]

20 years on

Nov 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The fabulous Riverton-Lander title game in 1994 is recalled Sunday

For once, the weather in Laramie on the first of two days of state-championship ... [more]

Digest

Nov 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Barrasso retains leadership post
U.S. Sen. John Barrasso has been re-elected to serve as chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee.
The ... [more]

Hagel shakes up Minuteman missile command

Nov 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The changes are to be implemented at Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne.

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded that problems in the ... [more]

Big job, revenue surge touted for Job Corps in new state analysis

Nov 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  State officials project the Wind River Job Corps Center currently under construction in Riverton will be a boon to the Fremont County economy -- both before and ... [more]

Today

Nov 13, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
WHITEPLUME

Ira John "Ira Hays" Whiteplume, 52, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. The wake and services will be at 6 ... [more]

Today

Nov 11, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ARAGON

A daughter was born to Victoria Jorgenson of Fort Washakie and Joey Aragon of Fort Washakie at 11:32 p.m. Nov. 2 at SageWest Health Care ... [more]

Long stretch of fine weather to end suddenly, forcefully by Monday afternoon

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  The Wind River Basin's almost continuous period of unseasonably warm weather stretching six weeks or more is about to come to a screeching halt.
Thanks to the ... [more]

Natson leads Utah State past Wyoming, 20-3

Nov 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- JoJo Natson touched the ball only seven times in Utah State's victory over Wyoming on Friday night. He needed only two to decide the game.
Natson ... [more]

Rustler men win one, lose one to open home season

Nov 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Midway through the second half, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers outscored Colorado Northwestern Spartans 19-6 to take control of their men's basketball ... [more]

Riverton rebounds from loss to claim fourth at state VB

Nov 9, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Three Wolverine seniors have made college volleyball commitments.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team made the most out of its consolation ... [more]

Close losses send Wrangler spikers home with 1-2 mark at state VB

Nov 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  For the second time in three days, the Shoshoni Wranglers lost a heartbreaking five-set volleyball match. The second one eliminated Shoshoni from the Class 2-A ... [more]

Riverton falls to Cody 42-34 in Class 3-A semifinal shootout

Nov 9, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CODY -- The Cody Broncs exploded for 29 third-quarter points to end Riverton's high school football season 42-34 Friday night in the Class 3-A semifinals at ... [more]

Gramlich led Lander girls to solid 3-A swim season

Nov 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School swim coach Bruce Gresly called the season put in by his standout senior Morgan Gramlich a very special one.
Gramlich capped off ... [more]

Rams smack Meeteetse, return to 6-man title game

Nov 9, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Game time for the championship is noon Friday against Guernsey-Sunrise at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

DUBOIS -- There will be a new state ... [more]

Autumn in the afternoon

Nov 9, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  I'm finally enjoying the season again just as I did as a boy.

There is a distinct smell to autumn.  I first noticed the aroma as a junior high school ... [more]

An end is not a win

Nov 9, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Cindy Hill saga may be dissipating, but its long-term lesson mustn't be lost

Last Tuesday the person who will replace Cindy Hill as Wyoming ... [more]

Soldiers House: Mental health facility for veterans opens Tuesday

Nov 9, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Military personnel who served post 9/11 now have a place to go for psychological services.
The Soldiers House of Fremont County in Riverton will be unveiled ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Nov 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Worker killed in fall at Gillette-area power plant
GILLETTE -- Authorities are investigating after a worker was killed in a fall at a power plant in ... [more]

Charity seeks volunteers to bring back 'kettle drive'

Nov 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new charity is helping bring back Salvation Army bell ringers to Riverton, and organizers say they need volunteers for it to be successful.
The charity is ... [more]

Matson confirms resignation from Riverton Regional Airport board

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jim Matson has announced his resignation from the Riverton Regional Airport Board.
"Right now I've got some health issues that are not really conducive to me ... [more]

Aging broadcast tower to be put to use at CWC for 'high angle' rescue training

Nov 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The structure will be moved behind CWC's Professional-Technical building.

The Wyoming Public Broad-casting Service has donated a 60-foot radio tower ... [more]

Digest

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Class to teach artificial insemination
A four-session beef artificial insemination school, sponsored by University of Wyoming Extension, will meet in ... [more]

Library to broadcast live 'Skylight' performance

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library is broadcasting the National Theatre's Live performance of "Skylight" at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room.
Donations are $10 for ... [more]

RHS marching band rated best in state

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Only Cheyenne East matched Riverton's performance at the state festival in Casper.

The Riverton High School marching can lay claim to the state ... [more]

The way it was: Delfelder fix-up -- 1962

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Delfelder Hall north of Riverton needed renovations in 1962, and a group of volunteers hurried to get the job done before winter.
Built in 1920 and named in ... [more]

Big game animals begin to migrate as weather changes

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  As the weather changes, many big game animals leave their summer and fall ranges for traditional wintering areas.
Migration routes often lead animals into ... [more]

Huge visitation year continues at Yellowstone National Park

Nov 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  It was another record visitation month for Yellowstone in October.
A total of 194,804 recreational visitors came to Yellowstone last month, surpassing the ... [more]

Fiber media, paintings next display at CWC

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College will feature two artists' work this winter in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center gallery.
The display will open Nov. 17 and continue ... [more]