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Wyoming lottery bill proposed again

Jan 3, 2013 - MCT:  CHEYENNE -- More than 189 million tickets were sold across the country for the record-setting $587.5 million Powerball jackpot in November.
But Wyoming ... [more]

Today

Jan 3, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
OLSON

Lynn C. Olson, 89, of Riverton, died Monday, Dec. 31, at the Wind River Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Riverton. Funeral ... [more]

Esther Ruth Noyes

Jan 3, 2013 - Staff:  Esther Ruth Noyes died at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 1, 2013, surrounded by family. She was 80 years old.
Celebration of Life services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. ... [more]

Lynn C. Olson

Jan 3, 2013 - Staff:  Lynn C. Olson, of Riverton, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Wind River Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. He was 89 years old.
Funeral services will be at ... [more]

Ronald D. 'Roscoe' Knuth

Jan 3, 2013 - Staff:  Ronald D. "Roscoe" Knuth, of Riverton, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 61 years old.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Personal approach keeps loyal customers

Jan 3, 2013 - Staff:  Question -- "The business world is really changing. How do I retain my loyal customers in today's environment?"
-- Charles, Casper
Answer -- ... [more]

Fitness On Request new feature at athletic club

Jan 3, 2013 - Staff:  The owners of Teton Athletic Club say the system allows members to select from more than 40 classes at a single kiosk.

Teton Athletic Club in ... [more]

A wake-up call in a steamy cup

Jan 3, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  My voice says 'good morning,' but my breath says 'bring it'

Coffee: in our society, the most fundamental drink besides water.
Usually served hot, ... [more]

Riverton not off to a good start on plowing the snow

Jan 3, 2013 - Feike van Dijk, Lander:  Editor:
I'm a Fremont County Resident who commutes every day from Lander to Riverton and while driving in Wyoming weather conditions it made me more aware ... [more]

No joke

Jan 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's no room anymore for wisecracks about violence at school

A visit to a local elementary school on a cold January morning brought to mind a ... [more]

Digest

Jan 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Judge says wolf season can resume
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Wolf hunting and trapping can resume near Yellowstone National Park after a Montana judge on ... [more]

Late donations enable drill permit buyout

Jan 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Just last week the transaction looked dead due to a shortage
of funds as the deadline neared.


CHEYENNE -- A conservation group was able to preserve ... [more]

Feds vow to do better with bison info

Jan 3, 2013 - By Matt Volz, The Associated Press:  A wildlife advocacy group sued the federal government in 2012 over delayed responses to public-records requests and a failure to turn over all requested ... [more]

Riverton Art Guild gathers to paint

Jan 2, 2013 - Staff:  Mabel Moroz concentrated on her painting Wednesday morning during the weekly Riverton Art Guild gathering in the Heritage Hall at the Fremont County ... [more]

Welcome back to the MWC, Boise State

Jan 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Boise State's decision to stay in the Mountain West Conference instead of playing in the Big East Conference was made official on Monday.
The announcement ... [more]

Tiger swimmers have 21 qualifiers already

Jan 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School already has qualified 21 swimmers for the Class 3-A state meet after the first month of the season.
Coach Bruce Gresly has 28 ... [more]

Wolverine boys and girls return for Bill Strannigan East-West Classic

Jan 2, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Twelve varsity teams, including both the Riverton Wolverines boys and girls, return to the hardwood this Thursday through Saturday in Riverton for the Bill ... [more]

Today

Jan 2, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BROWN-SIXFEATHERS

Jedidiah Brown-SixFeathers, 12 days old, died Saturday, Dec. 29, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be at ... [more]

Jedidiah Brown-SixFeathers

Jan 2, 2013 - Staff:  Jedidiah Brown-SixFeathers died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 12 days old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, ... [more]

Quoted in the news

Jan 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Our community ... has to pull together and work together to reduce this mortality rate.
-- Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan, after announcing that the ... [more]

The perils of punditry

Jan 2, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

Back in 2011, at the dawn of a long presidential campaign, I established a fine baseline for my credentials as ... [more]

Wednesday notes

Jan 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  First of the year
The staff of your daily newspaper appreciated the day off Tuesday as the new year arrived. Happy 2013.
We don't expect to close the ... [more]

Digest

Jan 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Delegation splits on fiscal cliff deal
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's congressional delegation was divided over the compromise to break the fiscal cliff ... [more]

Training expansion on hold for big B-1, B-52 bombers

Jan 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  If put into effect, the plan could send the huge warplanes over a larger area of Wyoming than is now used for the training.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- An ... [more]

Bill would expand university trustee board to 14 members

Jan 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A proposed bill would expand the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees to include two out-of-state members.
Current state law says the 12 members ... [more]

EPA removing 'bubble bath' cleanup sites around town

Jan 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Groundwater cleanup at five locations in downtown Riverton entered a new stage earlier this month. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality removed five ... [more]

'The world exploded': Freakish accident sends deer through window of team bus

Jan 2, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The last day of November 2012 will be a night the girls on the Wind River High School basketball team will never forget.
As they rode the bus back from ... [more]

Man led cops on car chase, then left road and passed out

Jan 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Matthew G. Snyder, 32, of Alliance, Ohio, remains in custody in Fremont County after he led a local Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper on a 59-mile chase Saturday ... [more]

Nearly $55,000 spent on Bunker Road work

Jan 2, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County spent nearly $55,000 on improvements to Bunker Road since work began on the controversial roadway 15 months ago. 
That figure was one Fremont ... [more]

CWC enrollment dips slightly following recent record high

Jan 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College has experienced a decrease in students since reporting record-high enrollment for the 2010-11 school year.
The record head count was ... [more]

Pokes Start 2013 at SMU on Wednesday

Jan 1, 2013 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team starts the 2013 calendar year on the road with a trip to face SMU on Wednesday. The Pokes have tied ... [more]

Wyoming's Martinez Out Indefinitely with Hand Injury

Jan 1, 2013 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt announced on Monday that senior guard Luke Martinez has sustained a hand injury and will be ... [more]

Chief girls hold off Wind River to claim girls Shootout title

Dec 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- Emotions were kept in check by the players and the coaching staff of Wyoming Indian to earn a 61-57 victory Friday night over Wind River in the girls ... [more]

Chiefs go 4-0, win Shootout

Dec 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  WIHS downed the Riverton sophomores in the tournament field.

ETHETE -- Wyoming Indian responded to a motivational speech from coach Craig Ferris on ... [more]

Sports in '12

Dec 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  College's turmoil atop list for the year; rodeo success also among leading stories

Central Wyoming College was forced this year to vacate its women's ... [more]

A very bad idea from Cheyenne

Dec 31, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Some education "experts" in the Legislature want to remove elected control of the department of education from the people.

We were in the midst of a ... [more]

Picking a president will never be the same

Dec 31, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Who needs the Iowa caucuses if you've got a billionaire in your pocket?

Over the last 10 presidential campaigns, the first two -- and the most ... [more]

High gasoline tax would punish the middle class

Dec 31, 2012 - Mike Lieberman, Riverton:  Editor:
On Dec. 9, you ran an editorial, "A Tax Upon Us" and lauded the idea of a 10-cent gasoline tax. You even suggested that in this reddest of red states ... [more]

AP top 10

Dec 31, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  We agreed with most of their choices, with some exceptions

Each year as December winds down, our newspaper gets to participate in the process of ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: December

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - The Fremont County Recreation Board created a tentative renovation plan for the Green Mountain picnic area. The upgrade could be complete by next ... [more]