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Auditions for CWC's 'The Music Man' begin Tuesday

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Auditions for Central Wyoming College Theater Department's production of "The Music Man" are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Robert A. ... [more]

Dubois Branch Library to request two new positions

Dec 9, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Library Board of Trustees says it plans to ask the Fremont County Commission for two new positions at the Dubois Branch Library. ... [more]

Eastern Shoshone teens try a night in a teepee

Dec 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Times have changed and today, people can go home to a warm bed, a blanket, a closet full of clothes, a home cooked meal and a vehicle in the driveway. But what ... [more]

New surveillance camera, call box installed at park

Dec 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The new equipment is guaranteed by the manufacturer to withstand vandalism.

A new security device has been installed at Riverton City Park, and ... [more]

'Shop with a Cop' saved from brink of elimination

Dec 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  By the end of October, local organizers weren't sure Riverton's annual Shop with a Cop event was going to happen this year.
"We lost all of our state funding ... [more]

County jobless report positive

Dec 9, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Monthly rate dips on seasonal changes, but all categories

In the first full unemployment report for Wyoming since August, Fremont County showed solid ... [more]

Craig Bohl from NDSU reportedly next Wyoming football coach

Dec 7, 2013 - Staff:  KFGO (Fargo, ND) reports on their website, "Wyoming will announce North Dakota State's Craig Bohl Sunday as its new head coach, a source told CBS ... [more]

Lander wresters start year in Powell

Dec 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A strong junior class headlines the Lander Valley High School Tigers wrestling team this year.
Coach Nick Fulton is putting his Tigers through early-morning ... [more]

First meet for Lander ski team postponed

Dec 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Tigers finally got to practice on snow for the first time this week. Lander started practice last month for the ski season.

Lander Valley High ... [more]

Senior leadership a strength for Cougar wrestlers this season

Dec 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four seniors are settling into the leadership roles for the Wind River Cougars this wrestling season.
The 12th-graders are Dalton Perkins, Charles Oldman, ... [more]

Wolverine boys fade late in hoops opener, fall to Colorado squad

Dec 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines opened their 2013-14 basketball campaign with a 62-43 loss to Thompson Valley, Colo., at the Cheyenne Invitational basketball ... [more]

Riverton girls edged by one point in Cheyenne by Windsor, Colo., team

Dec 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Trailing by three points at halftime, the Riverton High School girls basketball team exploded to outscore Windsor (Colo.) 16-3 in the third quarter but ... [more]


Dec 6, 2013 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Genivee and Ricky Blackburn Jr., of St. Stephen's, at 1:44 p.m. Nov. 20, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

No one injured in Thanksgiving mattress fire

Dec 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Emergency responders in Lander had an early morning wakeup call Thanksgiving Day, when a mattress caught fire in an apartment on Pushroot Court.
Lander fire ... [more]

Library to be open Sunday for high school finals week

Dec 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday for high school finals week. 
All library services will be available, and free coffee ... [more]

Chief Washakie scholarship applications available

Dec 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Scholarship applications are available from the Chief Washakie Memorial awards committee for the 2014-2015 academic year at the University of Wyoming. The ... [more]

Riverton school board gains variety of awards at state conference

Dec 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  District 25 also was recognized with the 2013 Standard of Excellence Award.

The Fremont County School District 25 was honored with many awards Nov. ... [more]

Cellphone calls on commercial flights? Ugh

Dec 6, 2013 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  To the already jumbo-size list of air-travel indignities -- snaking security lines, intrusive pat-downs, baggage fees on top of rising fares, and brown-bag ... [more]

Time for a re-examination at UW

Dec 6, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Well, that was short.
University of Wyoming President Bob Sternberg took office in July with great fanfare.
"We believe Dr. Sternberg is a great fit for the ... [more]

CREG's main role is providing cover for Wyoming legislators

Dec 6, 2013 - Jacob C. Grimes, Riverton:  Editor:
Concerning how the state bases its revenue forecast, I agree with the editorial that the CREG group underestimates it year after year. It's ... [more]


Dec 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Humanity has lost a colossus

If ever a man had reason to harbor resentment in his life, it was Nelson Mandela, who had been imprisoned, beaten, ... [more]

Antelope in decline; study wonders why

Dec 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GREEN RIVER -- State and federal wildlife researchers are undertaking a study of pronghorn antelope in south-central Wyoming.
Researchers with the University ... [more]

Governor requests $500K for added data collection on juvenile offenders

Dec 6, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is asking state lawmakers to budget $500,000 for a system that would allow officials to track information about juvenile offenders in ... [more]


Dec 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Events canceled due to cold
LARAMIE -- Laramie is postponing its annual downtown holiday parade and tree lighting because of the continuing cold.
The ... [more]

UW trustees meet for first time since Sternberg left

Dec 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees was meeting Friday for the first time since President Bob Sternberg's resignation after less than five ... [more]

Robber had assault rifle in store

Dec 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police hope the public can supply information about the perpetrator.

The Riverton Police Department is asking the public to help identify the ... [more]

Suspect arrested after residents tackled him

Dec 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man faces one count of burglary after two men apprehended him while he was breaking into their home Nov. 10. The charge against David Varney, 37, ... [more]

Bazaar among holiday highlights this weekend

Dec 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Ovens in Riverton have been bursting with baked goods this month as organizers get ready for the annual Christmas Bazaar at United Methodist Church, one of ... [more]

Three men in the running to be next director of county ambulance service

Dec 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three candidates for the open Fremont County Ambulance director position were interviewed Tuesday by the Fremont County Commission. The county board has not ... [more]

Kathleen (Kate) Moore

Dec 6, 2013 - Staff:  Kathleen (Kate) Moore, also know as "Nurse Kate," died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at home.
Per her request, cremation has taken place. A private memorial ... [more]