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Sheridan protests new airline pilot requirements; subsidy announced

Jun 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- The Sheridan County commissioners say stricter federal requirements for pilots at small airlines are threatening air service in Sheridan and ... [more]

UW economic benefit detailed

Jun 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A new report says the University of Wyoming does more than just provide a college education to thousands of students a year.
The report from the ... [more]

As wolves expand range, mountain lions keep their distance, study shows

Jun 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Female cats in particular select home ranges that have prey and that are distanced from wolves.

JACKSON -- Mountain lions go out of their way to avoid ... [more]

State program for the disabled inadequate, advocates say; local facility part of talks

Jun 24, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The state is inadequately funding and managing one of Wyoming's main disability services programs, resulting in cuts in services and parents of mentally and ... [more]

Boy rescued from island in fast river

Jun 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A crew from the Riverton Fire Protection District rescued a young boy from an island in the fast-moving Little Wind River on Monday.
They delivered the ... [more]

Donna R. Goodman

Jun 24, 2014 - Staff:  Donna R. Goodman died Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Casper. She was 71 years old.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday, June 27, at St. Stephen's Catholic ... [more]

Margie J. Manzanares

Jun 24, 2014 - Staff:  Margie J. Manzanares died Friday, June 20, 2014, at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper after suffering a stroke. She was 61 years old.
A visitation will be 7 ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Schiffer funeral service Tuesday
KAYCEE -- Funeral services for longtime state Republican Sen. John Schiffer will be held Tuesday in Kaycee.
Schiffer ... [more]

Pokes set to air on ROOT SPORTS this fall

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Mountain West Conference and ROOT SPORTS announced Thursday that eight Mountain West games will be televised by ROOT Sports during the 2014 college ... [more]

CWC cowgirl, Lander native advance to finals at CNFR

Jun 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kaylee Burnett was fifth going into the finals in goat tying; Riley Krassin was placed 11th in steer wrestling in Casper.

Kaylee Burnett and Riley ... [more]

Braves edge Rockies for perfect season

Jun 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The team is the No. 1 seed in the annual Little League postseason tournament.

The Braves of the Riverton Little League major division won the regular ... [more]

LVHS hires Rounds as new head football coach

Jun 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  John Rounds has been hired to replace Doug Hughes as the head football coach for the Lander Valley High School Tigers.
Hughes has stepped into the LVHS ... [more]

Berg named Golf Coach of the Year

Jun 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Terry Berg was shocked.
The longtime Lander Valley High School golf coach said he couldn't believe it when he was named the National High School Athletic ... [more]

Republicans spooked by Cantor's defeat

Jun 23, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Let's be perfectly blunt. Ever since House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his Virginia primary to the underfunded Dave Brat, we political pundits (yes, I'm a ... [more]

Government shouldn't have to pay 'liaisons' who are simply working as lobbyists for tribes

Jun 23, 2014 - William L. Reyberg, Lander:  Editor:
The state legislature and the governor are doing the right thing by cutting out funding for the "tribal liaison" positions. They aren't liaisons at ... [more]

A new buzz cut every week

Jun 23, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The clippers my dad used were eerily similar to those found around the fair building during livestock shows.

One of the intrigues, not necessarily ... [more]

Beetles and the economy

Jun 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Tree-fall hazards threaten to dent the Wyoming outdoor season

When a Wyoming resident or visitor imagines a mountain hike, a day of fishing or ... [more]

The way it was: Big-name visitors

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  During the excitement of the 1960s "space race," Fremont County caught space fever as well. NASA astronauts were frequent visitors to the Lander One Shot ... [more]

BLM seeking volunteers for National Public Lands Day

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is inviting volunteers to show pride for their public lands by celebrating National Public Lands Day on ... [more]

Second Run Like a Bighorn set for July

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  After "overwhelming success" in its first year, Sinks Canyon State Park will host a second annual Run Like a Bighorn trail run in July.
The race will begin ... [more]

Digest

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Pile burning planned in forest
The Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest is planning to burn piles next week as weather conditions ... [more]

All seven Job Corps buildings to be under roofs before this winter

Jun 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Construction is progressing along Airport Road where the Wind River Job Corps Center is set to open in May 2015.
"It's moving rapidly," said Sandy Barton, ... [more]

Maldonado wants Senate District 25 slot

Jun 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sergio A. Maldonado Sr. has always been comfortable being "one of the Indians in the charge" as opposed to "the chief." But when it was suggested that he run ... [more]

Riverton part of coming fiber optic upgrade; 50-fold speed hike likely

Jun 23, 2014 - By James Chilton, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  Work will begin soon on upgrades to the state's fiber optic network, including an improved connection to Riverton.
When those are complete, lightning-fast ... [more]

City population up 3.53 percent since 2010

Jun 23, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  After rolling up a sizable population gain in the two years following the 2010 U.S. Census, Riverton's growth paused by a minuscule amount last year.
The ... [more]

Crossland first guest in Hot Notes Cool Nights concert series

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The free shows will alternate between Riverton City Park and the Lander outdoor amphitheater.

Popular Ten Sleep musician Jalan Crossland is the guest ... [more]

Sinks Canyon overlook closing for construction

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The project will take two to three days to complete.

The overlook at the "sinks" in Sinks Canyon State Park will be closed Tuesday for construction. ... [more]

College booster club selling raffle tickets for Denver Broncos games

Jun 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The new athletic booster club at Central Wyoming College is looking to "gain momentum" this summer by raffling off season tickets to the see the Denver ... [more]

Margaret 'Nan' Ada Gilmour

Jun 21, 2014 - Staff:  Margaret "Nan" Ada Gilmour, of Arapahoe, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 98 years old.
Funeral services will be ... [more]

Four CWC trustees up for election

Jun 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College Trustee Roger Gose has announced that he will not seek re-election to the board this year.
Gose has represented the Riverton-Shoshoni ... [more]