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Riverton team ties record score during first day of tourney

Aug 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor :  Five Riverton High School golfers fired scores in the 70s and 60s Thursday, taking a commanding 30-stroke team lead after the first day of the Riverton ... [more]

RJFL practice begins

Aug 21, 2014 - Staff:  Riverton High School head football coach Pat Patterson took time during practice Wednesday to speak with the incoming Riverton Junior Football League players ... [more]

All eyes on new UW coach as fall football season starts

Aug 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  All University of Wyoming football fans are going to have their eyes on new coach Craig Bohl and the way his team performs for the grueling 2014 schedule. ... [more]

CWC cross country team prepping for first meet of season

Aug 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The competition is Friday night at the Gillette Invitational.

Daily afternoon practice for the men's and women's cross country team at Central ... [more]

Today

Aug 21, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BAKER

Rosalie Baker, 87, of Pavillion, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Westward Heights Nursing Home in Lander. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Merrell new administrator for Wyoming Life Resource Center

Aug 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Adam Merrell has joined the Wyoming Department of Health as the new administrator for the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander.
Merrell has worked in ... [more]

Herren retiring from WyDOT

Aug 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton senior engineering technician Kent Herren retired Aug. 8 from the Wyoming Department of Transportation after more than 32 years of service.
Herren ... [more]

Lander eatery catches eye of New York Times travel blogger

Aug 21, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  In mid-July, a New York Times photographer and food and travel blogger stopped in Lander during a trip across the United States and were impressed by what they ... [more]

Digest

Aug 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Student missing from Teton park
MOOSE -- Authorities are searching for a Russian student who failed to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National ... [more]

Touch-screens slow release of Laramie County's election results

Aug 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Slow-counting touch-screen voting machines are one reason the initial results of Tuesday's primary election in Laramie County were not available ... [more]

Officials to re-count ballots for Natrona County Commission

Aug 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Natrona County officials are recounting the primary election ballots because two Republican candidates for county commissioner finished less than 1 ... [more]

Balow says her campaign is gearing up for Nov. 4 election

Aug 21, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Fresh off a Republican primary victory, state schools superintendent candidate Jillian Balow says her campaign will be readjusting its focus for the ... [more]

Maldonado beats Brockie in Dem primary for Senate District 25 spot

Aug 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sergio Maldonado received a call at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday from his challenger, Travis Brockie, in the Democratic primary for Wyoming Senate District ... [more]

Case not 'real surprised' by Senate District 25 victory

Aug 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After visiting with constituents during his re-election campaign this summer, Wyoming Senate District 25 Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, said he wasn't too worried ... [more]

Two arrested after 163-mile car chase ends in Rawlins

Aug 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A stolen gray 2013 Dodge Charger led law enforcement on a high speed chase Tuesday afternoon that reached Rawlins from Riverton in less than 90 minutes. A ... [more]

West Nile virus detected in city

Aug 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Area residents have been warned to be vigilant in avoiding mosquitoes now that West Nile virus has been detected in city limits.
Local resident and mayoral ... [more]

Nine file for general election one day after primary

Aug 21, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  On the day after Wyoming primary ballots were cast, nine people filed in Fremont County to become candidates in the November general elections.
Third-party ... [more]

Bear destroys bee hives north of Pavillion

Aug 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Winnie the Pooh was right: Bears love honey. But in real life those animals do not show their affection as charmingly as cartoons would have us believe.
A ... [more]

Just getting started?

Aug 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The primary election is a conclusion for some, a beginning for others

A primary election can leave several outcomes. Some we know already. Others ... [more]

Richard Meisinger

Aug 21, 2014 - Staff:  Richard Meisinger died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at the Nebraska Masonic Home in Plattsmouth, Neb. He was 84 years old.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Sharing tips to stop scammers

Aug 21, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Locally, I've heard reports of people who've lost their savings

Do you know for sure when or if you're being "scammed?"
It's becoming more and more ... [more]

Rosalie Baker

Aug 21, 2014 - Staff:  Rosalie Baker, of Pavillion, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Westward Heights Nursing Home in Lander. She was 87 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 ... [more]

Francis Sitting Eagle

Aug 21, 2014 - Staff:  Francis Sitting Eagle, of Arapahoe, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. He was 34 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at St. Stephen's Catholic ... [more]

Looking forward to more election debates

Aug 21, 2014 - Chelsea Grimes, Riverton:  Editor:
I got a lot out of the debates for political candidate on public television before the primary election. The ones that interested me the most were ... [more]

RHS golfers out to defend state crown

Aug 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  With three freshmen and one junior in the lineup, the Riverton Wolverines won the Class 4-A state golf championship last year -- their first-ever 4-A title in ... [more]

Today

Aug 20, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BIG MEDICINE-OLDMAN

Connie Frances Big Medicine-Oldman, 54, died Friday, Aug. 15, in Geary, Okla. A rosary and wake will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, ... [more]

Inmate's letter didn't add much to border discussion

Aug 20, 2014 - Frank Hayes-Wardell, Riverton:  Editor:
How nice it was to hear the opinion of a jail inmate, Mr. Willow, about the reservation boundary question. Apparently he has become an expert in the ... [more]

Make no mistake, we're in an Iraq war again

Aug 20, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  And the fighters of the Islamic State make al-Qaida look like Boy Scouts.

Every time President Barack Obama thinks he has succeeded in establishing ... [more]

The day after

Aug 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's no such thing as a boring primary election in Fremont County

Not everything is final from Tuesday's primary election while the final ... [more]

Digest

Aug 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mead douses self with ice
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead had a bucket of water dumped over his head on Tuesday, but it wasn't in celebration of his primary ... [more]