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Thunder, Ferris, Winn secure spots in District 14

Nov 13, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Clarinda Thunder, Belle Ferris and Lloyd Winn were elected Tuesday to the Fremont County School District 14 Board of Trustees.
Schools in the district include ... [more]

Digest

Nov 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Veterans and recruits honored
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming veterans as well as newly recruited members of the military were honored in Veterans Day ceremonies ... [more]

Wildfires will cost state more than $40 million

Nov 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State Forester Bill Crapser says this year's wildfires have consumed all the money the state had set aside for fire suppression.
Crapser says ... [more]

UW Visual Arts Building recognized for efficiency

Nov 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming's new Visual Arts Building has received national recognition for its energy efficient engineering and design ... [more]

Wolf hunt: 33 of allotted 52 taken

Nov 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming's first trophy hunting season on wolves ends Dec. 31.

CHEYENNE -- Hunters now have killed at least 33 wolves in northwest Wyoming since ... [more]

Skull could be that of hiker missing since 2007

Nov 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said the partial human skull found late in the summer near the Popo Agie Falls could be that of the Lander hiker who went ... [more]

RHS performs consistently in era of No Child Left Behind

Nov 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Since the No Child Left Behind Act became law in 2001, Riverton High School has been relatively consistent in its achievement of federal Adequate Yearly ... [more]

Elementary students learn about flags, veterans at Monday event

Nov 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Veterans Day lasted through Monday this year for students at Aspen Park Elementary School, who decorated their campus this week with flags representing loved ... [more]

Hudson suspect pleads guilty to robbery; murder count dropped

Nov 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Ryan Blake Hanway (Myers) said he takes responsibility for his actions in November 2011 when he agreed with others to attempt to rob a couple in ... [more]

Lander's Hitshew awarded the 'high school Heisman'

Nov 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School senior Jordan Hitshew was honored last week as the Wyoming state girls winner of the Wendy�s High School Heisman Award.
Daniel ... [more]

One last game as a parent of a football player

Nov 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When son Kyle and I first visited the snowy Jamestown College campus a few Februarys ago, the high temperature that day was 14 degrees -- below zero. It was a ... [more]

Riverton crew officiated title game won by Dubois

Nov 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Veteran high school football official Mike Harris now worked a state title game in every Wyoming classification.
Harris and his Riverton crew were on the ... [more]

Jack G. Binkley

Nov 13, 2012 - Staff:  Jack G. Binkley died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at his home in Riverton surrounded by love. He was 86 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be no ... [more]

Alice L. Farlow

Nov 13, 2012 - Staff:  Alice L. Farlow died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 86 years old.
She was cremated according to her wishes. There will be a ... [more]

Here's the post-election prediction scoreboard

Nov 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  I doubt Karl Rove is doing this, nor the football prognosticators who picked Alabama and USC to go undefeated in college football and play for the national ... [more]

Patricia Hall

Nov 13, 2012 - Staff:  Patricia Hall, formerly of Riverton, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. She was 77 years old.
Cremation has taken place ... [more]

Today

Nov 13, 2012 - Staff:  Births
ANTELOPE

A daughter was born to Katherine Buckman and Wesley Antelope Jr., of Riverton, at 7:47 a.m. Oct. 6, 2012, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Warm vs. cold
We're almost halfway through November, but we still haven't had any typical November weather. The first five days were much warmer ... [more]

Study: Up to 80 percent of county mosquitoes carry West Nile virus

Nov 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students at Central Wyoming College determined that up to 80 percent of Fremont County's mosquito population this summer was made up of bugs that carry West ... [more]

Single-digit percentages for Brubaker, Otto

Nov 13, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's two candidates on the statewide ballot both posted single-digit vote percentages in races against well-established incumbents.
In the ... [more]

Herbert E. Yahr

Nov 13, 2012 - Staff:  Herbert E. Yahr died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Lander. He was 82 years old.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the United Methodist Church ... [more]

Incumbents return to school board seats in District 6

Nov 13, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Kristen Benson, Charles Gomendi, Patti Griffith and Dan Pince placed ahead of the sole challenger in the race, Mark Perkins.

Four incumbents will ... [more]

Two newcomers join school District 1 board of trustees

Nov 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  An incumbent and two newcomers will join the Fremont County School District 1 Board of Trustees.
Trustee Joe Palladino secured a second four-year term on the ... [more]

CWC women post win against makeshift squad

Nov 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central's opponent was a collection of former Rustlers, some current CWC volleyball players, and others from the area.

Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Rustler men dominate Lamar

Nov 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC hosts a two-day tournament Friday and Saturday at Rustler Gym.

Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Shelby Lindley was satisfied with ... [more]

Lander U10 booters end good season

Nov 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander U10 Strikers soccer team last month won the Rapid City Soccerfest title to end the fall season.
Lander U10 coach Tony Lowham said the Strikers ... [more]

Dubois wins first-ever state football crown

Nov 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rams erased a 24-20 halftime deficit and blew out defending champ Little Snake River 54-30 at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

LARAMIE -- Dubois ... [more]

The temptations of a fall day

Nov 11, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  It's difficult to work up a good worry when it's almost 70 degrees in November.

It was tempting to take her out one more time.
We've never had the ... [more]

County's election judge tireless in doing their important duties

Nov 11, 2012 - Darlene Vaughan, Lander:  Editor:
Election judges  here in Fremont County and all over Wyoming set their alarm clocks for the long day on Tuesday. These folks sit at the polls from ... [more]

You did it, Mr. President -- now get busy

Nov 11, 2012 - By The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  Congratulations, Mr. President. You've overcome one of the nastiest political campaigns in the nation's history. And, at $2.6 billion, one of the most ... [more]

Time to get voting right

Nov 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Too many states proved again Tuesday that they don't know how to run an election

Why do so many U.S. states still have so many problems running an ... [more]

Digest

Nov 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Group sues over planned U-mine
CHEYENNE -- An environmental group has filed suit to contest federal approval of a uranium mine in southwest ... [more]

U.S. limits oil-shale development in West

Nov 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- The U.S. Department of the Interior scaled back a Bush administration plan Friday to lease Western range lands for development of oil shale ... [more]

Marion Hill

Nov 11, 2012 - Staff:  Marion Hill, a longtime Lander resident, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at the Help For Health Hospice Center in Riverton after a brief battle with cancer. She was ... [more]

Robert L. May

Nov 11, 2012 - Staff:  Robert L. "Bob" May of Riverton died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Wind River Health Care.
He was 88 years old.
He had been a resident of the Wyoming ... [more]

Iris Grace Holloway

Nov 11, 2012 - Staff:  Iris Grace Holloway, infant granddaughter of Gerald and Annette McDonnel of Lander, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Laramie.
Funeral services were Saturday, ... [more]

The way it was: Rival coaches -- 1963

Nov 11, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County had an election in the odd-numbered year 1963, with mayors elected in both Lander and Riverton, along with voting on medical facilities funding ... [more]

Digest

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Winters elected in HD 28
Nathan Winters of Thermopolis will be the new state representative for House District 28.
The re-drawn district covers parts ... [more]

Key Club seeks donations for Thanksgiving dinner

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Once again the Riverton High School Key Club will put together a community Thanksgiving dinner, and donations -- both financial and edible -- are welcome. ... [more]

CWC ceramics to host a workshop Nov. 14-15

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The ceramics department at Central Wyoming College is hosting Lander artist Cristin Zimmer for a two-day workshop Wednesday, Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. ... [more]