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Feb 22, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Great movies, unforgettable lines

Oscar night is here, the night of the greatest awards show on Earth, the night when the American move industry get ... [more]

Wrangler boys grab key win vs. Thermop; girls defeated 44-29

Feb 22, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers locked down the No. 3 seed for the upcoming Class 2-A West boys regional basketball tournament after a 53-44 win Friday night at ... [more]

Lady Chiefs smack Wind River; Cougars end 0-18

Feb 22, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Two girls basketball teams on very different paths met for the final time Friday in Pavillion.  Wyoming Indian rolled over winless Wind River 70-25.
The loss ... [more]

LVHS girls salvage split in Pinedale win

Feb 22, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School's girls basketball team took an important 63-40 girls basketball victory Saturday afternoon in Pinedale.
The Tigers opened the road ... [more]

Turnovers costly for RHS girls in losses

Feb 22, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine girls basketball team lost to Class 4-A West conference-leading Casper Natrona 55-32 on Friday night but came closer to a win on ... [more]

Eagle girls claim first-ever conference title

Feb 22, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  In a historic weekend, the St. Stephen's Eagle girls swept Meeteetse and Burlington to win the Class 1-A Northwest and complete a perfect 8-0 conference ... [more]

Chiefs beat Wind River for third time, secure No. 2 tournament seed

Feb 22, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The third time was the charm for the visiting Wyoming Indian Chiefs Friday night in Pavillion. 
The Chiefs battled Wind River to a 77-62 decision ... [more]

Lander boys earn road sweep against Mtn. View, Pinedale

Feb 22, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cooxoocii Black produced the game-winner for the Lander Valley High School Tigers on a tip-in with three seconds left for a 62-60 boys basketball victory ... [more]

Skinner's trey beats buzzer for Rustler women; men downed 93-90

Feb 22, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kiara Skinner swished the game-winning 3-pointer for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers women's basketball team in a 68-65 win Saturday afternoon at Casper ... [more]

Wolverines topple league-leading NC, edged by KW

Feb 22, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton, 6-3 in the Class 4-A West, has one more regular season game to play, this Thursday's home battle against the Evanston Red Devils.

After ... [more]

National FFA Week: Wind River

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Chapter celebrating week with cow hunts, barbecue

The Wind River FFA chapter officers are president Darcey Maddock, vice president Robert Buline, ... [more]

National FFA Week: Riverton

Feb 22, 2015 - By Tia Gopp, Riverton FFA Reporter:  Members preparing for career development event competitions

The Riverton FFA chapter started its year in early May with the election of the 2014-2015 ... [more]

National FFA Week: Shoshoni

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Chapter busy working on stage decorations for state convention

The Shoshoni FFA chapter has had a full and eventful summer with an exciting growing ... [more]

National FFA Week: Lander

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Agricultural organization boasts a long, rich history

The Lander FFA chapter will be busy this week.
Members plan to talk about FFA on local radio ... [more]


Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  State rig count lowest since 2010
CHEYENNE -- Cause for pessimism persists in Wyoming's oil industry as the number of drilling rigs exploring for oil ... [more]

Discrimination bill clears committee; lawmaker ejected

Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity cleared a critical committee hearing on Friday and now ... [more]

Experts to provide one-on-one car seat training

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Injury Prevention Resources is hosting a mid-winter car seat check from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Riverton High School.
Nationally certified child ... [more]

Film contest seeking entries; $25K goes to grand prize winner

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Film Office is seeking submissions for the Wyoming Short Film Contest. The grand prize winner will take home $25,000.
The winning entry will have ... [more]

Wyoming Latina Youth Conference offering two scholarships

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Scholarships are available from the Wyoming Latina Youth Conference for students who want to pursue a higher education.
Successful applicants must have ... [more]

CWC hosts negotiation training for local officers

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Thirteen law enforcement officers from the Riverton and Lander police departments and the Fremont County Sheriff's Office recently attended Central Wyoming ... [more]

Enzi accepting applications for summer page positions

Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The deadline to apply is March 5.

U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging Wyoming high school students to apply to be Senate pages during one of ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Fri., Feb 20, the 27th day of the 2015 General Session:
VOTING RIGHTS: The Senate for the second time ... [more]

Bill to permit state role in adding value to minerals heads to Mead

Feb 22, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill to create a program in which the state partners with businesses to convert Wyoming minerals into value-added products cleared the Senate on ... [more]

Wyoming Cowboys, Cowgirls gain momentum for stretch run

Feb 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Wyoming had to subtract to add.
In this case, "Wyoming" refers to one sport, but two teams. Both the Cowboys and Cowgirls basketball teams have ... [more]

WIHS runner signs with Rustlers

Feb 20, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Kianna WallowingBull plans to major in physical therapy initially but would like to enter the Central nursing program later in her academic career. ... [more]

Rustlers in good shape for Region IX tourney

Feb 20, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Pat Rafferty and women's coach Serol Stauffenberg have guided the Rustlers near the top of the Region IX ... [more]

Small-school wrestling teams fill brackets at Class 2-A West regional

Feb 20, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County wrestling teams make up a big portion of the Class 2-A West regional field this weekend at Big Piney.
Matches started Friday in the ... [more]


Feb 20, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Marie Rose Washington of Lander and Daniel Joy Washington of Lander at 12:13 p.m. Jan. 7, 2015, at SageWest ... [more]

Area students pick up awards at regional science fair

Feb 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  The following students earned awards at the 2015 West-Central Regional Science Fair held Jan. 27 to Jan. 29 at Central Wyoming College.
Students were judged ... [more]


Feb 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton student earns 4.0 GPA
Undergraduate student Ashley Schieffer of Riverton has been named to Montana State University Billings' dean's list ... [more]