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CWC looking to add more sports; feasibility study set

Jun 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College is looking to add to its lineup of team sports.
Steve Barlow, assistant dean of students/athletic director at CWC, announced Friday ... [more]

Lee Wickstrom

Jun 17, 2013 - Staff:  Lee Worth Wickstrom, a lifelong Fremont County resident, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie. He was 95 years old.
Funeral ... [more]

Traveling old U.S. Highway 20

Jun 17, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  At every stop, I met someone I already knew as a Wind River athlete and parent or as a Shoshoni coach.

My first homecoming game as a football coach ... [more]

Beware the leader without frank friends

Jun 17, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Consider a letter to Lyndon Johnson from a friend who had the nerve to tell him the truth.

The late Rep. Morris K. "Mo" Udall, D-Ariz., a gentle ... [more]

Giving financial assistance to an airline is not an 'outrageous idea'

Jun 17, 2013 - Ken Prentice, Riverton:  Editor:
I have some thoughts about the idea of city or county government paying Great Lakes Airlines or another airline to provide better service at our ... [more]

About your dad

Jun 17, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fathers Day is a good time to learn more, so ask him

Fathers Day brings to mind the the teenage visitor to the newsroom a few years back who revealed ... [more]

The way it was: Thyra (1919-2013)

Jun 17, 2013 - Staff:  The friendly demeanor might not signal it, but pictured here is the most unstoppable statewide political candidate in Wyoming history.
This was Secretary of ... [more]

Shoshone Indian Days to begin Friday

Jun 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Powwows, craft and food vendors, and a three-day rodeo will highlight this year's Eastern Shoshone Indian Days and Rodeo Celebration.
The festivities begin ... [more]

Weather service stresses lightning safety

Jun 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  The warnings target men specifically because males comprise 80 percent of lightning victims.

Summer draws thousands of outdoor enthusiasts to the ... [more]

Fast and Furriest fundraiser returns

Jun 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The second annual Fast and Furriest 5k/1k walk and run will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center parking lot at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Youths develop leadership skills at weekend event

Jun 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Roughly 100 children from the Wind River Indian Reservation and surrounding communities teamed up with older youths recently to receive training, attend ... [more]

Amateur entomologists asked to assist with butterfly count

Jun 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Participants will meet Saturday in Lander.

The Nature Conservancy's sixth annual Butterfly Blitz will be 9 a.m. to 4 pm. Saturday in Lander.
Ranges ... [more]

Two plead not guilty in big meth bust

Jun 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two defendants arrested as part of a countywide drug bust in May pleaded not guilty on June 13 to one count each of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. A ... [more]

City: Time for a staff raise, says administrator

Jun 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton city administrator Steven Weaver proposed giving city staff a raise in the initial budget for the 2014 fiscal year.
During a budget work session, ... [more]

Sheriff pinches pennies through reorganization

Jun 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  "Restructuring" is the theme at the Fremont County Sheriff's Office in its proposed fiscal year 2014 administration and detention center budgets. Sheriff Skip ... [more]

Budgets and more budgets

Jun 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  They know how much money everyone is asking from them, and they know how much revenue they can expect, and now Fremont County Commissioners must decide how to ... [more]

Hazel Irene Buchmeier

Jun 17, 2013 - Staff:  Hazel Irene Buchmeier, of Lander, died Thursday, June 13, 2013 at her home.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, in the Bethel Lutheran ... [more]

Firefighters respond to accident on 17 Mile Road

Jun 14, 2013 - Staff:  Fort Washakie Battalion 12 firefighter Kenneth Ferris looked for a place to set a door that was removed from a Cadillac during extrication of its occupant ... [more]

Hance slips to fourth at CNFR; still expected to make finals

Jun 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shaylee Hance of Central Wyoming College now sits fourth in the goat tying standings at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper.
Hance was in the top ... [more]

CWC hosts team hoops camp this weekend

Jun 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Games are being played in four different gymnasiums.

Central Wyoming College is the host of its annual team camp this weekend in Riverton.
The ... [more]

AAU volleyball team takes second in big Vegas event

Jun 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Elite AAU volleyball team lived up to its name on the court.
Riverton completed its season Sunday by placing second in the West Coast AAU ... [more]

Jesus sought the speediness of the sea in carrying out his ministry

Jun 14, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  There are several locations which Christians immediately associate with the life of Jesus. There is Bethlehem, in Judea, where Jesus was born; Nazareth, in ... [more]

Today

Jun 14, 2013 - Staff:  Births
TOUPS

A daughter was born to Jessica and Larry Toups, of Lander, at 11 a.m. May 7, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ... [more]

Celeste Lorenzen

Jun 14, 2013 - Staff:  Celeste Lorenzen, of Albuquerque, N.M., died Monday, May 27, 2013, at her home. She was 84 years old.
Private family graveside service will be at a later date ... [more]

Ferries graduates from university

Jun 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Evelyn Ferries, the granddaughter of Riverton residents Betty Jarvis and the late Myron Jarvis, graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Arts ... [more]

Achievers

Jun 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton student receives grant
Nine students from Western Wyoming Community College recently were awarded NASA Space Grant Community College STEM ... [more]

Volunteers needed for building Sinks Canyon trail

Jun 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will start work Saturday on a new non-motorized trail in Sinks Canyon. The trail will be roughly ... [more]

Scholarship awarded to RHS graduates

Jun 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  INDIANAPOLIS -- 2013 Riverton High School FFA graduates Emma Herbst, KaylaRae Lawerence and Brett St. John recently were awarded $1,000 scholarships from ... [more]

In Syria, humanitarian donors hard to find

Jun 14, 2013 - By Paul Richter, MCT Washington Bureau:  Facing a growing humanitarian crisis, Oxfam, the international relief agency, set a goal in January of raising $53 million to aid victims of Syria's brutal ... [more]

With new coach in place, let's look forward to the fall season

Jun 14, 2013 - Mike Grimm, Riverton:  Editor:
I am glad to see that the football coaching situation at Riverton high school has been resolved.
It looks like the new coach is a good man who work ... [more]