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Sage grouse critics say feds are closed-minded

Dec 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ELKO, Nev. -- An ex-state lawmaker and longtime critic of U.S. land managers says he's convinced the feds have already made up their mind to list the Greater ... [more]

Chiefs start season with success at two-day Billings tournament

Dec 17, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian boys' basketball remains unbeaten and unchallenged after a three-day opening weekend series.
The Chiefs blew past Lovell 71-39 on the road ... [more]

Stanley Wayne Bain

Dec 16, 2013 - Staff:  Stanley Wayne Bain, of Hudson, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. He was 64 years old.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Veterans of ... [more]

Dalton 'Tex' Loudermilk

Dec 16, 2013 - Staff:  Dalton "Tex" Loudermilk, of Pavillion, went to that "great range in the sky" Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. He was 67 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken ... [more]

Marjorie J. Nichols

Dec 16, 2013 - Staff:  Marjorie J. Nichols, of Riverton, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at her son's home in Basin after a short fight with leukemia. She was 81 years old.
Per her ... [more]

Bohl, future Wyoming coach, coaches North Dakota State to FCS quarterfinal victory

Dec 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  FARGO, N.D. -- Sam Ojuri rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns as top-seeded North Dakota State crushed Coastal Carolina 48-14 in a FCS quarterfinal game ... [more]

Sheridan 'D' shackles Riverton girls in 59-31 loss Saturday on the road

Dec 16, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team traveled to Sheridan Saturday and ran into a tough, athletic and physical Lady Bronc squad. Sheridan jumped on ... [more]

Burly Sheridan thumps Wolverine boys 75-47

Dec 16, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton is 1-3 on the season heading to this weekend's Flaming Gorge tournament in Green River.

A rugged Sheridan Bronc boys basketball team ... [more]

Flanagan, Berg, Her Many Horses are fall coaches of the year

Dec 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lars Flanagan, Terry Berg and Chico Her Many Horses coached their Fremont County teams to state titles in golf and cross country this fall.
Each won the coach ... [more]

Lander swimmers off and running; post 22 state qualifying times

Dec 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  An impressive 22 Class 3-A state qualifying times were achieved by the Lander Valley High School swimmers Friday night in their season opener with the Powell ... [more]

Shoshoni's fast start part of a promising wrestling year for the county

Dec 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni wrestling coach Tony Truempler was almost speechless after his Wranglers won the Zach Parish dual tournament on Saturday.
The Wranglers did their ... [more]

Tiger boys beat Lyman; girls defeated

Dec 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The winning streak by the Lander Valley High School Tigers is up to five victories after taking down the Lyman Eagles 48-27 on Saturday night in the Class 3-A ... [more]

Shoshoni wins home wrestling tourney

Dec 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Class 2-A Wranglers defeated Class 4-A Riverton in the championship.

SHOSHONI -- Experience was the key in lifting the Shoshoni Wranglers to the ... [more]

The man who should terrify everyone in Congress

Dec 16, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  His name is Vance McAllister, and none of the tired old labels can hurt him.

In the U.S. House of 435 members where seniority still counts, ... [more]

At Ruth's house, dinner was at 5

Dec 16, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  In all the time I knew my mother-in-law, I heard her complain exactly once.

There is an enigmatic photograph of young, smiling couple in a very small ... [more]

Take EPA's ruling on reservation to court immediately and 'fight it out'

Dec 16, 2013 - Donald K. Breight, Riverton:  Editor:
The EPA now says Riverton is part of the Indian reservation, eh? Who the heck is the EPA to decide that? Take this to court immediately and fight it ... [more]

Holiday stress season

Dec 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Even a joyous time of year can be stressful for many of people

"It's the most wonderful time of the year."
So goes the Christmas song.
For many ... [more]

State rig count off one; U.S. total up seven

Dec 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by seven this week to ... [more]

Cheney managing well with heart transplant

Dec 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Dick Cheney says the gray Stetson cowboy hat he's been wearing lately has to do with the heart transplant he got last year.
The former vice ... [more]

Florida man arrested in state for murder

Dec 16, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Florida man wanted in the deaths of his mother and brother was arrested along an interstate in southern Wyoming, authorities said Friday.
Steven ... [more]

Dalton 'Tex' Loudermilk

Dec 16, 2013 - Staff:  Dalton "Tex" Loudermilk, 67, of Pavillion, died Friday, Dec. 13.
Memorial services are pending at the Buckaroo in Pavillion.
Per his request, cremation has ... [more]

Richelle Shannon Lampreeth Doty

Dec 16, 2013 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Richelle Shannon Lampreeth Doty of Tucson, Ariz., died Friday, Dec. 13.
She was a 46 years old.
Graveside services at Mountain ... [more]

The way it was: Fast start -- 1971

Dec 16, 2013 - Staff:  One of the better basketball teams ever fielded by Riverton High School was off to a fast start 42 years ago this month. Coach Bill Strannigan's Wolverines ... [more]


Dec 16, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  Boysen master plan meeting Tuesday
Wyoming State Parks is hosting a public meeting for the Boysen State Park Master Plan from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. ... [more]

High school students compete in culinary finals

Dec 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Students from Lander Valley High School and Riverton High School recently competed in the Taco John's Culinary Competition finals.
The four teens battled for ... [more]

Northern Arapaho artists put work on display

Dec 16, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The artwork includes beading, drawings, pottery, mixed media and photography.

The first Winter Art Show at the Wind River Hotel and Casino opened ... [more]

Pavillion working group meeting set

Dec 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will host a Pavillion working group meeting Tuesday in ... [more]

Musician to visit Riverton on holiday tour

Dec 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Singer Jerry Joseph said he may incorporate some songs about Wyoming into his performance Tuesday.

Singer and songwriter Jerry Joseph is headed to ... [more]

Mayor to county: Help raise beer tax

Dec 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ron Warpness proposes raising the tax from 2 cents a gallon to 28 cents, in hopes the new revenue would be spent on alcohol-related ... [more]

High-value fire on Union Pass under probe; 'not suspicious'

Dec 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A private residence on Union Pass was destroyed Thursday in a fire on Crooked Creek Road.
No one was injured in the blaze, which was reported just after 4 ... [more]