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Tiger boys beat Lyman; girls defeated

Dec 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The winning streak by the Lander Valley High School Tigers is up to five victories after taking down the Lyman Eagles 48-27 on Saturday night in the Class 3-A ... [more]

Shoshoni wins home wrestling tourney

Dec 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Class 2-A Wranglers defeated Class 4-A Riverton in the championship.

SHOSHONI -- Experience was the key in lifting the Shoshoni Wranglers to the ... [more]

The man who should terrify everyone in Congress

Dec 16, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  His name is Vance McAllister, and none of the tired old labels can hurt him.

In the U.S. House of 435 members where seniority still counts, ... [more]

At Ruth's house, dinner was at 5

Dec 16, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  In all the time I knew my mother-in-law, I heard her complain exactly once.

There is an enigmatic photograph of young, smiling couple in a very small ... [more]

Take EPA's ruling on reservation to court immediately and 'fight it out'

Dec 16, 2013 - Donald K. Breight, Riverton:  Editor:
The EPA now says Riverton is part of the Indian reservation, eh? Who the heck is the EPA to decide that? Take this to court immediately and fight it ... [more]

Holiday stress season

Dec 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Even a joyous time of year can be stressful for many of people

"It's the most wonderful time of the year."
So goes the Christmas song.
For many ... [more]

State rig count off one; U.S. total up seven

Dec 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by seven this week to ... [more]

Cheney managing well with heart transplant

Dec 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Dick Cheney says the gray Stetson cowboy hat he's been wearing lately has to do with the heart transplant he got last year.
The former vice ... [more]

Florida man arrested in state for murder

Dec 16, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Florida man wanted in the deaths of his mother and brother was arrested along an interstate in southern Wyoming, authorities said Friday.
Steven ... [more]

Dalton 'Tex' Loudermilk

Dec 16, 2013 - Staff:  Dalton "Tex" Loudermilk, 67, of Pavillion, died Friday, Dec. 13.
Memorial services are pending at the Buckaroo in Pavillion.
Per his request, cremation has ... [more]

Richelle Shannon Lampreeth Doty

Dec 16, 2013 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Richelle Shannon Lampreeth Doty of Tucson, Ariz., died Friday, Dec. 13.
She was a 46 years old.
Graveside services at Mountain ... [more]

The way it was: Fast start -- 1971

Dec 16, 2013 - Staff:  One of the better basketball teams ever fielded by Riverton High School was off to a fast start 42 years ago this month. Coach Bill Strannigan's Wolverines ... [more]


Dec 16, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  Boysen master plan meeting Tuesday
Wyoming State Parks is hosting a public meeting for the Boysen State Park Master Plan from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. ... [more]

High school students compete in culinary finals

Dec 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Students from Lander Valley High School and Riverton High School recently competed in the Taco John's Culinary Competition finals.
The four teens battled for ... [more]

Northern Arapaho artists put work on display

Dec 16, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The artwork includes beading, drawings, pottery, mixed media and photography.

The first Winter Art Show at the Wind River Hotel and Casino opened ... [more]

Pavillion working group meeting set

Dec 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will host a Pavillion working group meeting Tuesday in ... [more]

Musician to visit Riverton on holiday tour

Dec 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Singer Jerry Joseph said he may incorporate some songs about Wyoming into his performance Tuesday.

Singer and songwriter Jerry Joseph is headed to ... [more]

Mayor to county: Help raise beer tax

Dec 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ron Warpness proposes raising the tax from 2 cents a gallon to 28 cents, in hopes the new revenue would be spent on alcohol-related ... [more]

High-value fire on Union Pass under probe; 'not suspicious'

Dec 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A private residence on Union Pass was destroyed Thursday in a fire on Crooked Creek Road.
No one was injured in the blaze, which was reported just after 4 ... [more]

Small space, big idea

Dec 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Veterans groups join forces in one office, pledge improved service

Local veterans groups are combining their resources in an effort to better serve ... [more]

EPA says it has right to set rez border, but the intent is limited

Dec 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Some federal officials disagree with Riverton leaders who say questions about the boundary of the Wind River Indian Reservation need to be resolved in court. ... [more]

Lucia Paula Hampton

Dec 16, 2013 - Staff:  Lucia Paula Hampton, of Lander, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Westward Heights Care Center. She was 95 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place. ... [more]

Slow start sinks Chief girls in loss to Lovell

Dec 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  WIHS trailed 7-0 and 15-4 in Thursday's game.

Wyoming Indian was a bit slow getting off the bus in Big Horn County Thursday night to open the 2013-14 ... [more]

Wolverine boys, girls hit Sheridan's hardwood in Saturday doubleheader

Dec 13, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Both the Riverton High School boys and girls basketball teams travel to Sheridan on Saturday for non-conference battles with the Broncs and Lady Broncs.
Game ... [more]

Solid showing by RHS grapplers in loss to KW

Dec 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Thursday's dual was the first of the season for Riverton.

The effort Thursday by the Riverton Wolverines in a Class 4-A West wrestling dual at ... [more]

Wind River girls have no problem with short-handed Dubois

Dec 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a bit of a mismatch Thursday night at Dubois as Class 2-A Wind River picked up its first win of the season in a big way over the 1-A Dubois Lady Rams ... [more]

Dubois holds off Cougar boys 56-53

Dec 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Dubois survived a furious fourth-quarter rally by Wind River to take an entertaining 56-53 win over the Cougars at home Thursday night. The win improves the ... [more]

Chiefs clout rival Lovell by 32 points

Dec 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It might be the worst beating the Lovell Bulldogs ever took at the hands of Wyoming Indian. It was definitely the most lopsided score Lovell has taken from a ... [more]


Dec 13, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
The page one stories published Wednesday and Thursday about a recent Environmental Protection Agency decision to grant local tribes ... [more]

County gets roughly $33K from Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund

Dec 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  A second round Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund grants brings this year's total amount of awards to more than $1 million.
Fremont County received roughly $33,000 ... [more]