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Pitt gets 15 years for running meth operation in county

Feb 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A methamphetamine dealer from Hudson is to spend the next 15 years in prison and five years after that on probation.
The dealer's supplier, a Green River ... [more]

Murder convict sentenced for June 9 stabbing attack

Feb 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Dean Moss killed Dwight Spoonhunter with a kitchen knife.

A Fremont County man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for second-degree murder in ... [more]

Sandy Fullmer LaCross

Feb 28, 2014 - Staff:  Sandy Fullmer LaCross died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. ... [more]

Anna Allen

Feb 28, 2014 - Staff:  Anna Allen, of Riverton, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at her home after a brief illness. She was 67 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. ... [more]

Mardi Gras arrives early in Shoshoni

Feb 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Shoshoni Senior Center is hosting a Mardi Gras celebration this week, with dinner and a mock casino night Friday.
"We have the fake money so people can ... [more]

Nance set for knee surgery

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming junior forward Larry Nance Jr. will undergo knee surgery on March 5 in Laramie.
Nance tore the anterior cruciate ligament in ... [more]

Cowgirls pound Air Force 73-32

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- University of Wyoming junior Kaitlyn Mileto got a personal milestone out of the way early Wednesday at Air Force.
The Cowgirls ... [more]

Rustler women in Rock Springs, men in Colorado for postseason

Feb 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg and men's coach Pat Rafferty will be in different states during their respective Region IX ... [more]

Laramie meet on tap for indoor tracksters

Feb 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A pair of indoor track meets is left on the schedule for the Riverton Wolverines.
Riverton is slated to compete in a meet Friday at the University of Wyoming ... [more]

Four RHS swimmers, plus relay teams head to 4-A state swim meet in Gillette

Feb 27, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Four Riverton Wolverine boys swimmers will compete in individual events at the Wyoming Class 4-A swimming and diving state meet Friday and Saturday in ... [more]

State wrestling starts Friday; all county teams sending competitors

Feb 27, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The grueling season for Fremont County wrestlers wraps up Friday and Saturday at the state high school tournament in Casper.
The Riverton Wolverines, Lander ... [more]

Today

Feb 27, 2014 - Staff:  Births
TILLMAN

A daughter was born to Medalia SittingEagle, of Riverton, and Craig Tillman, of Lander, at 7:44 a.m. Nov. 25, 2013, at Riverton ... [more]

Waiting too long for response on Shoshone tribal recall petition

Feb 27, 2014 - Inga Sogope, Helen Grace Ward, Fort Washakie:  Editor:
To all enrolled members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe 18 years of age and older,
Hauh naruwerah zondt dauvey.
I am writing this letter to inform my ... [more]

Putin won the Olympics, but he lost Ukraine

Feb 27, 2014 - By Frida Ghitis, McClatchy Newspapers:  Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted the Olympics to showcase his New Russia. The Sochi Olympics ended peacefully, and the games unfolded without any ... [more]

Our own Olympic events

Feb 27, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  We're talking some gold-medal couch leaping here

Last week was entertaining. My home is not Olympus, or even Sochi, and yet my oldest child has won a ... [more]

Police and addresses

Feb 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  A year-end report shows an interesting quirk in statistics on liquor-related calls

An interesting point in reporter Alejandra Silva's story in ... [more]

Mining ban sought near sage grouse

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont -- Wildlife advocates have filed a legal petition with the federal government that seeks a prohibition on mining in areas across the West with ... [more]

Capitol renovation bill nearing final approval

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A $259 million plan to renovate Wyoming's State Capitol and the adjacent Herschler Building is close to legislative approval.
The Wyoming House of ... [more]

Digest

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man arrested in explosives theft
Federal officials say they've arrested a Wyoming man suspected in the theft of 559 pounds of explosives from a U.S. ... [more]

Hathaway award would grow 10 percent under proposed bill

Feb 27, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House has agreed to increase the Hathaway Scholarship award by 10 percent.
When Senate File 55 left the Senate, it had a 5 percent ... [more]

School to get two additional modular rooms temporarily

Feb 27, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 is taking up an old offer from the Wyoming Schools Facilities Department to place three modular classrooms at Rendezvous ... [more]

Hornecker to seek fourth term as sheriff

Feb 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker has announced his intention to run for a fourth term, well in advance of the May filing deadline.
"I've had a lot of ... [more]

Mine-sniffing dog shows skills to kids

Feb 27, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Wyoming students raised money to buy the first trained mine-detecting dog 25 years ago for use overseas.

Senna, a dog that specializes in detecting ... [more]

CWC aiming to start new Lander center later this year

Feb 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College hope to begin construction on a new center in Lander sometime this spring.
The facility will be located on ... [more]

Miller says state could build West Coast port to ship coal

Feb 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Dave Miller thought West Coast ports were not shipping enough Wyoming coal, so he had an idea: Have the state build its own.
Miller brought his ... [more]

Tod Jordan

Feb 27, 2014 - Staff:  Tod Jordan died quietly in his sleep Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Country View Senior Care in Missoula, Mont. He was 93 years old.
Per his request, cremation has ... [more]

Austin produces fastest time in state during classic race

Feb 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The best individual finish from the Lander Tigers at the state Nordic ski meet at Cody came from Louisa Austin in both races.
Austin opened up the two days of ... [more]

Wyoming comes up two points short in setback to Air Force

Feb 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Nathan Sobey did just about everything he could to will the depleted University of Wyoming Cowboys to a win Tuesday night against Air Force on a snowy night in ... [more]

County wrestlers make podium in 2-A regional

Feb 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni, Dubois and Wind River all won individual wrestling championships Saturday at the Class 2-A West regionals in Lovell.
Connor Wilkinson captured his ... [more]

On senior night, Riverton boys wallop Green River

Feb 26, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine boys basketball team jumped out to an early lead and easily defeated the Green River Wolves 59-34 Tuesday evening at Wolverine Gym. It ... [more]

2-A regional starts Thursday; Chief boys the favorites

Feb 26, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Class 2-A West Regional often is considered the best high school basketball tournament in Wyoming, including the state championships the following weekend ... [more]

Wolverine girls hand 46-27 defeat to GR

Feb 26, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Saturday's home game against Evanston finishes the regular season.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines girls basketball team started Tuesday's Class 4-A ... [more]

Today

Feb 26, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BOGACZ

Elizabeth Mae "Betty" Bogacz, 89, of Riverton, died Saturday, Feb. 22, at Help for Health in Riverton. Funeral services will be at 11 ... [more]

Incident at school tied to students taking cold meds

Feb 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Two students at Riverton High School were taken to the emergency room when they showed signs of being under the influence in class.
They were back at home ... [more]

RHS 'connection circles' aim for better student communication

Feb 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School has set aside time Wednesday mornings to include 10 minutes of student conversations called "connection circles."
The connection circles ... [more]

Past mayor incorrect on MOU history; positions contradictory

Feb 26, 2014 - Dennis Heckart, Sarasota, Fla.:  Editor:
As a longtime Riverton resident now living in sunny Florida, my heart and roots are still in Wyoming and especially Riverton -- my hometown.
I have ... [more]

Red vs. blue: The battle lines of 2014

Feb 26, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Obamacare will be in the picture, but it won't be the only election issue.

The conventional wisdom is that this fall's congressional election will be ... [more]

Cuts vs. slowdowns

Feb 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's near the heart of debate on the big new defense bill

During his many battles over federal spending, former Wyoming U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson ... [more]

Digest

Feb 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mellencamp to play at CFD
CHEYENNE -- John Mellencamp will play at Cheyenne Frontier Days for the first time this summer.
Organizers announced Monday ... [more]

Dem announces candidacy for state superintendent

Feb 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Saying he's confident the political controversy over the duties of the state superintendent of public instruction office will be resolved, Mike ... [more]