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Reading program at Arapahoe School a part of Hill inquiry

Oct 16, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  The probe concerns a Department of Education initiative started under state schools.

The legislative investigation of State Superintendent of Public ... [more]

Juvenile program won't move to bigger space

Oct 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Repairing the house proposed for the project, and renovating it to meet standards for use as a school, would cost more than the program's budget could ... [more]

Health/Sci Center to affect CWC insurance cost

Oct 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College will pay more for property and liability insurance this year, in part because of the new Health and Science Center recently constructed ... [more]

Uden waives preliminary hearing; he'll be bound over for murder

Oct 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gerald Uden has waived his preliminary hearing in Riverton Circuit Court after deciding not to dispute that prosecutors have enough evidence to prove he killed ... [more]

New UW president visits Riverton

Oct 16, 2013 - Staff:  Community members greeted new University of Wyoming President Robert Sternberg during a reception Tuesday at the Riverton Holiday ... [more]

Chiefs, Tigers wrap regular XC season; regionals Friday

Oct 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wilson Clifford finally figured out how to beat Micah Whiting in a cross country race.
The Wyoming Indian senior completed the Rock Springs Invitational ... [more]

Circle the dates for Class 4-A West regional VB in Riverton

Oct 15, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Save the dates. Circle them on your calendar. It only happens every so often. Rarer than a blue moon.
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26, are the days ... [more]

In only v-ball match vs. Lander this season, Wolverines win in four sets

Oct 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Seniors Hailey Snell and Kaitlin Koehn had never lost to the Lander Tigers in a varsity volleyball game while playing for the Riverton Wolverines coming into ... [more]

Today

Oct 15, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
YOUNGE

Thomas Oliver Younge, 85, died peacefully Friday, Oct. 11, in his home. Per his request, there will be no services. Cremation will take ... [more]

'Wet lab' provides practice, training for law enforcement

Oct 15, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Officials used a transdermal alcohol monitoring device called SCRAM during the drinking exercise.

The drinking began at 9 a.m.
In three, one-hour ... [more]

Editorial did justice to the significance of new H/S Center

Oct 15, 2013 - Peg Minick, Boise, Idaho:  Editor:
Your editorial (Sept. 26: Mixing art ... [more]

Could Dems save Speaker Boehner?

Oct 15, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  Last week, House Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and his Republicans declared that they had two clear goals in this fall's battle over federal spending: no ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Weather robbery
As each chilly day passes, it  seems more likely that we won't be the recipients of an extended period of fine fall weather in Fremont ... [more]

Digest

Oct 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyo.-Mont. fight to court
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A legal clash over water rights on the arid Northern Plains is bound for trial as attorneys for Montana ... [more]

With crash imminent, pilot relied on training and flew into trees

Oct 15, 2013 - By C.J. Baker, For The Associated Press:  POWELL -- When he flew out of Cody's Yellowstone Regional Airport on Friday evening, Jim Betzold had no reason to think the flight was going to be any different ... [more]

Woman from Torrington to vie with Maxfield for Sec. of State

Oct 15, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Jennifer Young of Torrington has announced her candidacy for Wyoming Secretary of State Saturday in Cheyenne on the Constitution Party ticket.
The 46-year ... [more]

Federal shutdown means furlough for 20 at DEQ

Oct 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The entity is a state agency, but some jobs are funded with federal money.

More than 20 state workers in Fremont County have been furloughed due to ... [more]

Pitt facing new federal charges; trial scheduled to start Nov. 18

Oct 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Hudson man accused of leading a methamphetamine distribution ring in Fremont County is to stand trial Nov. 18 in federal court in Casper on new charges. ... [more]

Thomas Oliver Younge

Oct 15, 2013 - Staff:  Thomas Oliver Younge, of Dubois, died peacefully Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at his home. He was 85 years old.
Per his request, there will be no services. ... [more]

Poor second half dooms Cougars in 18-6 home loss to Burlington

Oct 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Wind River put together its best half of football on the season in the opening two periods Friday but faded in the second half to fall 18-6 to ... [more]

Wranglers upset losers to Riverside

Oct 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It wasn't what Shoshoni expected of the Riverside Rebels Friday at home.
Riverside had a single win on the season entering Friday's game, but the Rebels were ... [more]

RHS wins marathon VB match over Evanston

Oct 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  A win this week over Rock Springs would give Riverton an automatic state tournament berth.

A weekend sweep moved Riverton to 6-3 in conference play ... [more]

Rustler spikers sweep pair of road matches

Oct 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Central Wyoming College Rustlers volleyball team started off a two-game road trip in a 25-19, 25-20, 25-17, victory over Eastern Wyoming College Friday ... [more]

Rams crush Eagles 67-0 in county 6-man contest

Oct 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  DUBOIS -- It's almost six months until the opening of track season, but you couldn't tell at Dubois Friday afternoon. The defending Class 1-A 6-man champion ... [more]

Stout Lander defense gives Tigers big win over Buffalo

Oct 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Tigers are 2-4 on the season, but both wins are in the East 3-A conference.

A suffocating defense lifted the Lander Tigers to a 21-0 victory ... [more]

Down early, RHS roars back to win 49-21

Oct 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Friday's victory over Torrington was Riverton's fouth straight of the 2013 football season.

Victimized by two big plays and trailing in the second ... [more]

Let's banish the Hitler comparisons

Oct 13, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Such loose language trivializes the barbaric inhumaneness of Hitler's holocaust.

"Why is it that when political ammunition runs low, inevitably the ... [more]

Welcome to the Nanny Age

Oct 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Everything is watched, and the intrusions keep on growing.

It's a strange symbol for a national flag, but the African nation of Mozambique on its ... [more]

Of course Common Core is political, and for good reason

Oct 13, 2013 - Judy Helmick, Dubois:  Editor:
Oct. 8 was a morning ringing with anticipation and hope. The concerned citizens of Wyoming were finally granted their own special spot on the agenda ... [more]

Cold cases

Oct 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Three of them have 'warmed up' virtually at the same time

When local historians look back on the fall of 2013, they swill detect an unexpected trend ... [more]