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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]

Today

Mar 31, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
PACHECO

Dixie Marie Pacheco, 65, formerly of Lander, died Monday, March 23. A Mass of Christian burial was Monday, March 30, at St. Joseph's ... [more]

LVHS girls lead soccer games early but cannot hold advantage

Mar 29, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the final minute on Saturday, the Worland Warriors scored the game-winning goal to steal a 3-2 girls soccer victory over the home-standing Lander ... [more]

SHS boys first, girls second on Greybull track

Mar 29, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  GREYBULL -- A near-perfect opening season morning for track and field greeted athletes Saturday at the annual Bill Gerrard Memorial Track Meet in Greybull. ... [more]

RHS girls beat KW in road jamboree

Mar 29, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After giving up four first-half goals, the Riverton Lady Wolverines opened their soccer season Friday with a 5-0 loss to the Sheridan Lady Broncs at windy ... [more]

Wolverine boys start soccer slate with four straight wins

Mar 29, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  If defense wins championships, the Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team is off to a great start.
Riverton beat Sheridan 1-0 on the road Friday, then won all ... [more]

Tigers open boys soccer season with 2-0 victory

Mar 29, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A 2-0 victory Friday night for the Lander Tigers against Star Valley started the new soccer coaching era for Dean Schaff.
The Tigers returned home only to ... [more]

Redman is girls Coach of Year; took St. Stephen's to title game

Mar 29, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  St. Stephen's finished the conference season with a perfect 8-0 mark.

Mike Redman finished his fourth season as St. Stephen's girls head basketball ... [more]

Coach of Year Walker led Wind River to state crown

Mar 29, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Justin Walker made the move from girls to boys basketball this season, and the results were tremendous for Wind River.
Walker coached the Cougar boys to their ... [more]

Quayle is Player of Year

Mar 29, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When Chris Quayle stepped on the basketball court as a sophomore for his first Riverton High School boys varsity basketball game two years ago, he stood ... [more]

County Player of the Year honors for Thompson

Mar 29, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It is extremely rare that a basketball player leads an entire conference in scoring, rebounds, steals and assists, but that's what Thompson did for the ... [more]

Urbigkeit coverage welcomed

Mar 29, 2015 - Louis Rinderling, Laramie:  Editor:
I write in appreciation of the thoughtful treatment given by your newspaper to the memory and legacy of Ralph Urbigkeit.
I did not know Mr. Urbigkeit ... [more]

The conversations of a lifetime

Mar 29, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  For me, some of the best came not in a classroom but a dormitory.

Discussions came easy as a 19-year old college student.  Occasionally there were ... [more]

What's in a name?

Mar 29, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  In the case of the airport, it could be quite a lot

Among the actions being discussed to improve -- perhaps even preserve -- commercial air service in ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Mar 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Plane lands on highway near Thermopolis
THERMOPOLIS -- A pilot safely landed his single-engine plane on a highway in rural central Wyoming after the ... [more]

The way it was: Toastmistresses -- 1974

Mar 29, 2015 - Staff:  Among the Toastmasters service club's missions is to instill confidence in public speaking among its members. The club was prominent in Fremont County 41 years ... [more]

BLM to conduct prescribed burn in county

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management will conduct a prescribed burn along the foothills of the south side of Green Mountain in an area known as the Hadsell Pasture, ... [more]

Antique Easter decor on display

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  A new display in the lobby of the Fremont County Pioneer Museum shows some vintage Easter decorations and cards from the late 1800s through the 1930s.
The ... [more]

Library hosting LEGO Robotics club in April

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library is inviting children to sign up for LEGO Robotics in April.
The club is open to children ages 8 to 12 who want to build and ... [more]

Museum selling commemorative coin to mark 100th anniversary

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Pioneer Association is producing a pure silver commemorative coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the Fremont County Pioneer Museum.
Only ... [more]