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Victim in fatal crash involving Riverton man is identified

Sep 28, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  The Worland woman killed when her car was struck by a vehicle driven by a Riverton man has been identified.
Karen Davis, 61, was driving on U.S. Highway 20 on ... [more]

Hundreds vote in Eastern Shoshone elections

Sep 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  More than 1,900 Eastern Shoshone tribal members cast their votes in the primary election Sept. 16 for the Eastern Shoshone Business Council race.
There were ... [more]

Road construction delaying traffic near Diversion Dam

Sep 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The $4.21 million highway improvement project ongoing northwest of Riverton has caused a daily traffic jam for local commuters, but it also affects out-of-town ... [more]

Feds must answer Wyoming wolf argument Monday

Sep 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A federal judge's order on Tuesday put a stop to planned wolf hunts in Wyoming this year, at least temporarily.

CHEYENNE -- A federal judge in ... [more]

Library, CWC present Beyond Books series

Sep 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library and Central Wyoming College Lander Center are teaming up to present "Beyond Books," a free series of evening presentations on how to use the ... [more]

UW prepares for road challenge at MSU

Sep 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Michigan State isn't exactly known as "Quarterback U" around college football circles -- yet.
But if the current trend continues, Michigan State just might ... [more]

First-ever skate competition drew wide field

Sep 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  High expectations were met Saturday at the skate tournament at Riverton City Park.
The event was sponsored by the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association. ... [more]

Championship season

Sep 26, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Wolverines 'owned' Worland in Week 2

Week two in Riverton's 1994 first-ever state championship football season saw the Wolverines travel to Worland ... [more]

Riverton girls claim dual win vs. Lander swimmers after scoring error reversed

Sep 26, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  An apparent scoring error in Thursday's Riverton vs. Lander high school girls swim meet has reversed the original team results and has given the Lady ... [more]

Rustler spikers run win streak to nine

Sep 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In its home opener after 20 straight road matches, CWC outlasted Sheridan College in five games.

In a pressure-packed Region IX volleyball opener, ... [more]

Former professor sentenced

Sep 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A judge has ordered a former science professor at Northwest College in Powell to serve prison time for the sexual abuse of a boy.
Park County ... [more]

City lights at night: Trying to imagine Jesus' daily experiences

Sep 26, 2014 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  The New Testament Gospels are so focused on Jesus' teachings and miracles that they give few details of his life experiences. They do not mention that growing ... [more]

Today

Sep 26, 2014 - Staff:  Births
DOOLEY

A daughter was born to Paige Dooley of Lander and Trevor Dooley of Lander at 7:56 a.m. June 5 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]

Habitat for Humanity moves home to permanent location

Sep 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  In August, the newest Habitat for Humanity home was relocated from the primary build site to its permanent location.
Andy Eckart, chairman of Habitat for ... [more]

Gerber team wins One Shot with three harvests

Sep 26, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Although two teams harvested three antelope during the 2014 One Shot Antelope Hunt in Lander, the Gerber team rose to the top with the fastest time.
Terry ... [more]

Good news on veterans facilities

Sep 26, 2014 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I'm so glad to hear that the VFW was able to sell its old building. I'm sorry they didn't get what they were asking for, though.
I'm also glad to ... [more]

Looking up from the screen

Sep 26, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  What is proper 'digital behavior' these days?

A confession: I am in a meeting and wasting time right now.
The speaker, a well-meaning consultant on ... [more]

Wheels of government

Sep 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  A recent example shows they still can move pretty quickly at the local level

Local government at work -- in a good way -- was displayed over the past ... [more]

Digest

Sep 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man struck and killed by vehicle
CODY -- A 57-year-old Cody man has died after being struck by a vehicle.
Police Chief Perry Rockvam says Thomas Kent ... [more]

Static spark blamed in fatal blast

Sep 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Investigators say an explosion at a western Wyoming natural gas storage tank that killed a man and injured three others appears to have been caused by ... [more]

Man who crashed drone into spring fined $3,000

Sep 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A judge has ordered a Dutch man to pay more than $3,000 for crashing a drone into the biggest hot spring in Yellowstone National ... [more]

Shooting suspect killed himself after chase

Sep 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A man suspected of shooting and injuring his ex-wife in Casper has died of in an apparent suicide after a pursuit with the Wyoming Highway Patrol in ... [more]

Man in One Shot competition hurt after weapon malfunction

Sep 26, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A hunter was injured when his gun malfunctioned during the One Shot Antelope Hunt sight-in Sept. 19, but the injury did not stop him from participating in the ... [more]

CWC policy change results in insurance cost increase

Sep 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Rates for property and liability insurance coverage at Central Wyoming College may go up this year by almost 7.5 percent because of a change in the school's ... [more]

Riverton man arrested for DUI after hitting car, getting own vehicle stuck

Sep 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Dominic Hvizdak, 34, of Riverton, was arrested for driving under the influence early Thursday after reportedly striking another vehicle then getting his own ... [more]

Gov. Mead says state has presented wolf solution

Sep 26, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead said Thursday he's hopeful that a federal judge will agree a quick administrative fix is all that's necessary to return wolf ... [more]

Riverton superintendent has sharp eye on early enrollment

Sep 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The District 25 head count was down at the start of the school year, reversing a three-year trend.

Fremont County School District 25 superintendent ... [more]

Man changes plea in sex crime case; tougher charge awaits

Sep 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Larry Alcaraz was sentenced to 13 years in prison by a federal judge in August.

A Lander man who was sentenced to 13 years in prison by a federal ... [more]

Graduation rate low at District 21, but numbers not telling all, says school principal

Sep 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie High School has reported some of the lowest graduation rates in the state in recent years. Whether those numbers mean anything is a matter of ... [more]

Ex-museum chief to stand trial in November

Sep 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Fremont County public official is set to stand trial this fall for alleged malfeasance related to her office.
Former Lander Pioneer Museum director Carol ... [more]