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Equestrian club volunteers every year to keep 14 miles of trail clear for all users

Apr 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wind River chapter of the Back Country Horsemen is preparing to clear 14 miles of the Continental Divide Trail as part of an annual project for the ... [more]

2015 Wrestler of the Year honors to Prosser

Apr 5, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  When Reece Prosser lost in the finals of the prestigious Ron Thon Memorial wrestling tournament in February, he was determined not to have a setback again. ... [more]

Tiger girls wallop Rawlins 12-0 as league year starts

Apr 5, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Despite playing some of the second half in snowy conditions, the Lander Tigers blanked the Rawlins Outlaws 12-0 in the Class 3-A Southeast girls soccer ... [more]

An easy fix to texting while driving

Apr 5, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  But just because it's easy doesn't mean it's every going to happen.

I looked out the window as son-in-law Adam accelerated through late-morning city ... [more]

Holiday of the sun

Apr 5, 2015 - Staff:  It's Easter, more than any other

Human eyes are watching the sky.
At Easter, we hope for nothing so much as a sunny day.
Our weather forecast for ... [more]

Digest

Apr 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Elk die when ice breaks
JACKSON -- Wildlife officials say more than 30 elk died after they fell through the ice on Palisades Reservoir, which straddles ... [more]

University chief stresses value of cooperation with Cheyenne

Apr 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A strong relationship with Cheyenne may be key to maintaining and improving the University of Wyoming.
Economic development and partnerships with ... [more]

The way it was: Paving preparation -- 1956

Apr 5, 2015 - Staff:  Riverton was being transformed in the mid-1950s due to the huge uranium discoveries east of town. The population was growing fast, and many civic improvements ... [more]

Smithsonian adds Arapaho art to permanent collection

Apr 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An art piece by Northern Arapaho artist Robert Martinez will find its permanent home this month at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in ... [more]

Hunter takes world-record elk with crossbow

Apr 5, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It is not easy setting a world record.
Albert Henderson found that out the hard way in September when he used a crossbow to harvest a monster bull elk on ... [more]

Bagpiper to perform, speak at museum event in Lander

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  "Fremont County's Scottish Heritage" is the second program in the Discovery Speakers Series.
The presentation begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Fremont County ... [more]

College OKs renewed tax mill levy for BOCHES

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees is planning to renew the half-mill levy that funds the Fremont County Board of Cooperative Higher Education ... [more]

Jobless rate better in February; labor force tally improves

Apr 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  After slumping as the new year began, Fremont County's job market brightened across the board in February.
The improvements weren't spectacular, but they did ... [more]

Crack in new Federal slab; replacement starts Tuesday

Apr 5, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The jackhammers will return Tuesday on South Federal Boulevard in Riverton. A crack that stretches from one side of the newly paved road to the other end near ... [more]

Rustler golfers open spring season in Colorado, Montana

Apr 3, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two spring golf tournaments are in the books for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers.
The Rustlers participated in Trinidad, Colo., last Thursday and ... [more]

County sends three students to state spelling bee; all advance to oral contest

Apr 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  The competition included spellers from Riverton and Lander.

All three of Fremont County's contestants at the 2015 Wyoming State Spelling Bee advanced ... [more]

Tyler attends powwow in Denver to represent tribe

Apr 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  Hundreds attend the Denver March Powwow each year to compete, dance, sell crafts, eat and gather with family members. Tribal members from across the United ... [more]

Riverton student on UW range management team that placed third at contest

Apr 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming placed third and five team members placed in the top 10 percent among the 158 students from 25 colleges and universities competing in ... [more]

District 25 looking to buy land for future expansion

Apr 3, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 is working to acquire land to house its growing student population.
Superintendent Terry Snyder said a capacity study ... [more]

Consumer scams are no joke, so beware of three common ones

Apr 3, 2015 - Shelley Polansky, Better Business Bureau:  April Fools' Day is over, but the perpetrators of scams and fraud pull pranks every day of the year. This means people of all ages need to be vigilant about ... [more]

Bolstering Wyoming's bison

Apr 3, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  There is a lot more upside to it than downside

The wood bison have made it back to Alaska's wilds.
Wood bison are bigger cousins to the plains bison ... [more]

Digest

Apr 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers set ed study topics
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers will be fine tuning the school funding model and studying 11 education topics over the ... [more]

High court upholds ban imposed on unlicensed ranch that took in youth

Apr 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The key issue before the justices was whether the Triangle Cross Boys Ranch near Clark offered therapeutic services and, therefore, needed to be ... [more]

UW dean searches nearly done

Apr 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Four high-ranking administrators departed during the short, rocky administration of former president Robert Sternberg.

LARAMIE -- The University of ... [more]

NASA: Snow in Wind River Range melting weeks earlier

Apr 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  Snow is melting off the Wind River mountains 16 days earlier in the season than it did in the 1990s, a recent NASA study found.
Changes to the timing of ... [more]

Funding to assist Arapahoe kids in District 25 doubling

Apr 3, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton school board of trustees has approved an award of about $175,000 from Fremont County School District 38 for Riverton's Arapahoe Instruction Grant. ... [more]

Court ruling on bail sparked by county cases

Apr 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Judges now can demand that criminal defendants post their bail in cash, according to a recent Wyoming Supreme Court decision. The practice is common in ... [more]

Pot seizure may be part of larger case

Apr 3, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation requested the help of the Lander Police Department in closing the 200 block of Jefferson Street in Lander on ... [more]

Today

Apr 2, 2015 - Staff:  Births
BOTT

A daughter was born to Kara Bott of Riverton and Drew Bott of Riverton at 2:15 p.m. Feb. 25 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby ... [more]

Today

Apr 1, 2015 - Staff:  Births
ABEYTA

A daughter was born to Morgan Abeyta of Riverton at 1:46 p.m. March 24 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 5 ... [more]