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Poker tournament Saturday at casino

Sep 20, 2013 - Staff:  q The top player could win more than $40,000 in the no-limit Texas hold 'em poker format.
The cards will fall into the perfect hand this September at the Wind ... [more]

'Mini Golf Mayhem' set for Saturday in Dubois

Sep 20, 2013 - Staff:  Enjoy an evening of family fun with games and prizes for all ages at the Dubois Chamber of Commerce Annual Raffle and Fundraiser "Mini Golf Mayhem" on ... [more]

County moves to fill another key job vacancy

Sep 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Fremont County decided this week to begin advertising for a new ambulance department director.
Commissioners will continue revising the job description as ... [more]

State hammers out drilling deal on grouse land

Sep 20, 2013 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A deal between Chesapeake Energy and the Wyoming governor's office would guide drilling of potentially hundreds of oil wells in a vast area of ... [more]

Put beer tax money where it will do the most good

Sep 20, 2013 - Nancy Eckstein, Riverton:  Put beer tax
money where
it will do the
most good
I am saddened that no one has listened to what I had to say last year on the issue of raising the beer ... [more]

Wolverine golfers lead West 4-A regional after

Sep 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Four Riverton Wolverines carded scores in the 70s to help build a 10-stroke lead in the team standings after the first ... [more]

An educational beacon

Sep 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After nearly a decade of persistence, CWC Health and Science Center is open
Speakers at Friday's dedication of the Health and Science Center at Central ... [more]

Church group used music as catalyst for trip to Africa

Sep 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  When members of St. James Episcopal church in Riverton hear a new collection of hymns during their Sunday service, they may be pleased to learn that the words ... [more]

Digest

Sep 20, 2013 - Associated Press:  Ecuadoran wounded in shooting
POWELL (AP) -- A rock climber from Ecuador is recovering from a gunshot wound he received at a campground near a popular ... [more]

New uranium mine survives challenge by environmental group

Sep 20, 2013 - Associated Press:  CASPER (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled against an environmental group's challenge to an in-situ uranium mine that started production last month in Sweetwater ... [more]

Not this again Congress continues to act in ways that lower

Sep 20, 2013 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  Congress continues to act in ways that lower public expectations

Perhaps it ought to shock or anger us to learn that the United States Congress once ... [more]

Wyoming happily trades possession time for touchdowns

Sep 20, 2013 - Associated Press:  LARAMIE (AP) -- It's something that Dave Christensen says he couldn't care less about.
"Time of possession is the most overrated stat in football," the ... [more]

Wyoming Indian PAWS scores rise; improvement needed in areas

Sep 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Third-graders in Ethete this year did worse in math but better in reading than that age group last year.
Students at Wyoming Indian schools showed ... [more]

Television Games Announced for Cowboy Hoops

Sep 20, 2013 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE, Wyo. (Sept. 20, 2013) - The Mountain West announced additional television broadcasts and game times for the 2013-14 University of Wyoming men's ... [more]

Council gets invitation for grand re-opening

Sep 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council received an open invitation Sept. 3 during the regular council meeting for the grand re-opening celebration on Nov. 1 of Mammoth ... [more]

Riverton man selected to attend annual Angus meeting

Sep 19, 2013 - Staff:  American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, and Riverton resident Terry Angel has been elected as an alternated delegate.
The event is Nov. 18 in ... [more]

Virginia Lee Henderson

Sep 19, 2013 - Staff:  Virginia Lee Henderson died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at the Westward Heights Care Center in Lander.
She was 93 years old.
Services are at 11 a.m. Friday, ... [more]

First snow of season hits Wyoming

Sep 19, 2013 - Associated Press:  The precipitation fell in areas of Yellowstone National Park and on Togwotee Pass between Dubois and Jackson.

(AP) -- Yellowstone National Park is ... [more]

Wrangler, Cougar VB teams see top competition at Big Horn

Sep 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Big Horn sent the Shoshoni Wranglers home early in single-elimination bracket play on Saturday in a 18-25, 25-21, 25-21, ... [more]

Deal to open grouse habitat to oil drilling

Sep 19, 2013 - Associated Press:  By Mead Gruver
Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A deal between Chesapeake Energy and the Wyoming governor's office would guide drilling of ... [more]

NOLS students hurt while dodging avalanche

Sep 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It took parts of two days to bring them to safety from the Wind River range.
Officials have detailed the harrowing account of two students from the ... [more]

Milestone

Sep 19, 2013 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  CWC's Health and Science Center ranks among our county's greatest achievements

On Friday, at the peak of the day, Central Wyoming College welcomes the ... [more]

Everything is clear at altitude

Sep 19, 2013 - Betty Starks Case:  That goes for scenery, air and another's needs

"Are you sure we should be up in the high hills alone after Labor Day?" I ask my mate. "Most ... [more]

Today

Sep 19, 2013 - Staff:  Births

UNDERWOOD
A daughter was born to Regina B. and Russell T. Underwood, of Riverton, at 4:05 p.m. Sept. 11, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

One Shot returns to Lander for the week

Sep 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  The One Shot Antelope Hunt returns to Lander for the 70th time this week.
Born around a campfire in 1939, the event was first held in 1940 but was suspended ... [more]

Meth crackdown continues with three new busts

Sep 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  A traffic stop near Green River has led to felony drug charges against three Fremont County residents.
Elaine Laverne Fasthorse, of Riverton, Rose Marie Bell, ... [more]

Mistake to lift the ban on liquor sales on Rez

Sep 19, 2013 - Carl Rollins, Riverton:  It would be a very big mistake to start putting bars on the Wind River Indian Reservation again.
I say congratualtions to the county and the tribes for ... [more]

CWC hosts evening of innovation speakers at Arts Center

Sep 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  TED, a non-profit organization, began by bringing together the worlds of technology, entertainment and design.
Through conferences and media it expanded to ... [more]

RHS tennis teams swamped by three 4-A opponents

Sep 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverine tennis teams lost three matches in a span of two days on Friday and Saturday in Laramie.
Laramie, Gillette and Sheridan all swept the ... [more]

Wolverines, Cody clash Friday at RHS

Sep 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Both teams are 1-1 on the season.

The season is still young, but Friday's Riverton Wolverine home football matchup with the Cody Broncs is ... [more]