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New reality TV show on Texas youth football is disgusting

Jan 21, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Let's take a short quiz.
Which sports league has coaches who recently said the following:
"You have the opportunity today to rip their freaking head off and ... [more]

Wranglers second in big Don Runner field

Jan 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Connor Wilkinson won the title for Shoshoni at 120 pounds.

Despite being hit with the flu bug last week, the Shoshoni Wranglers gave Cokeville a run ... [more]


Jan 21, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
William S. (Bill) Hunt, 81, died Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper following a massive stroke. A funeral mass was ... [more]

Teen's death Monday under investigation

Jan 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials are investigating the shooting death of Nathan Hatfield, 18, of Riverton, who was found at about 4:30 p.m. Monday near the Rails to Trails ... [more]

Lawmakers confident about future of WLRC

Jan 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local legislators are confident that the Wyoming Life Resource Center will remain in Lander based on the results of a recent study by the state Department of ... [more]

Cindy Hill ought to be praised, not persecuted

Jan 21, 2014 - Kathryn Cardovan, Riverton:  Editor:
What a total waste of time all this Cindy Hill business has been. I can't believe they are trying to get rid of her when her biggest "crime" was ... [more]

Year 6 often unkind to presidents

Jan 21, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  President Barack Obama needs some help, and an improving economy could provide it.

The sixth year of a two-term presidency is rarely kind.
The ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jan 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter's soft hand
January is going pretty easy on us, winter-wise. True, New Year's week brought the coldest piece of weather in a couple of years to ... [more]


Jan 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  More delays in Hill probe
CHEYENNE -- The chairman of the legislative committee investigating state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill is recommending ... [more]

Sternberg lands spot at Cornell

Jan 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Former University of Wyoming president Robert Sternberg is joining the faculty at Cornell University.
Sternberg, a psychologist, will be a professor ... [more]

UW gun-free policy debated

Jan 21, 2014 - By Mark Heinz, For The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Whether the parameters of firearms rights in Wyoming should extend to the University of Wyoming campus could be an issue of contention.
According to ... [more]

Wild West Winter Carnival launches busiest part of event schedule

Jan 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  With a few introductory events already in the books, the Wild West Winter Carnival gears up for the busiest part of its schedule this week and continuing into ... [more]

Collision near South Pass kills 75-year-old Cody man

Jan 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Details on a fatal car accident Friday evening in Fremont County have been released. Gerald Haugen, 75, of Cody died at the scene of a two-vehicle, head-on ... [more]

MLK Day draws equality marchers in city

Jan 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Traffic on North Federal Boulevard in Riverton came to a halt as hundreds rallied Monday for the Martin Luther King Equality Day beginning at Riverton City ... [more]

County's DUI arrest rate second-lowest in state at 24 percent

Jan 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County recorded one of the lowest rates of drunken driving arrests in the state in 2012, according to the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of ... [more]

Herbert "Herb" Holliday

Jan 21, 2014 - Staff:  Herbert "Herb" Holliday, of rural Riverton, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at his home. He was 81 years old.
A viewing will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, ... [more]

Barbara Person Malischewski

Jan 20, 2014 - Staff:  Barbara Person Malischewski died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Lander Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was 67 years old.
Cremation has taken place, ... [more]

Royl C. Dvergsdal

Jan 20, 2014 - Staff:  Royl C. Dvergsdal, of Dubois, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at his home. He was 76 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service ... [more]

William S. (Bill) Hunt

Jan 20, 2014 - Staff:  William S. (Bill) Hunt died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper following a massive stroke. He was 81 years old.
A funeral mass ... [more]

Museums left 'in shambles'

Jan 20, 2014 - Carole J. Boyd, Dubois:  Editor:
I recently attended a meeting of the Fremont County Museums Board, which was held at the town hall in Dubois on Jan. 10.† The room was packed with ... [more]

Medicaid expansion

Jan 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Legislature is correct in agreeing to debate it

It is good to hear that the Wyoming Legislature is willing to at least have the issue of optional ... [more]

Cowgirls fall to San Jose

Jan 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Despite a double-doubles by Kayla Woodward and Fallon Lewis, the Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team suffered a 74-68 loss against the San Josť State Spartans on ... [more]

Dubois, St. Stephen's split twinbill

Jan 20, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Dubois survived foul trouble and a short, one-man bench to take a 70-54 win over St. Stephen's on the road Friday night.† The win was the first Class 1-A ... [more]

UW collects MWC win over San Jose

Jan 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- Junior forward Larry Nance Jr. notched his second-straight double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds to power the University of Wyoming men's ... [more]

Chiefs roll on, down Cougars by 31

Jan 20, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- It was just another day at the office Friday night for Wyoming Indian at home against county rival Wind River. The unbeaten and top-ranked Chiefs took ... [more]

Big lead won't hold up for Rustlers in 67-62 loss to Casper College

Jan 20, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was clearly a tale of two halves Saturday afternoon at Rustler gym, with Central Wyoming owning the first half and the visiting Casper College men taking ... [more]

Seesaw tilts toward Cougar girls in close one with Lady Chiefs

Jan 20, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- It had the feel of a title fight from start to finish Friday night at Ethete as the Wyoming Indian and Wind River girls battled for the early lead in ... [more]

Conference struggle keeps going for CWC women, who fall to Casper by 16

Jan 20, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was an ignominious start to the 2014 conference basketball schedule for the Central Wyoming College women Saturday afternoon at Rustler Gym.† The Rustlers ... [more]

Make it four straight for RHS girls, 44-24 over Powell

Jan 20, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After an emotional win Thursday against rival Lander, the Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team kept the victory train churning full steam ahead with what ... [more]

After Riverton loss, Tigers get solid road win vs. Mountain View

Jan 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two days after suffering a heartbreaking 50-49 boys basketball loss to Riverton High School, Lander Tigers coach Terry Hopkin knew his players wanted to start ... [more]