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After record levels in 2013, fewer trout south of Palisades

Dec 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Trout numbers on the Snake River below Palisades Reservoir declined an estimated 32 percent during the past year.
Below Palisades, where the Snake ... [more]

South Pass area would violate planned EPA reg on ozone

Dec 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ozone levels measured on South Pass could be an issue if and when new federal air pollution standards take effect in three years.
The most recent value was 65 ... [more]

'It puts you in the spirit'

Dec 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Families, hospice staff brighten the season at Help for Health

Fremont County is awash this time of year in Christmas decorations and celebrations. ... [more]

Couple 'border to border' on unique North American hunting expedition

Dec 14, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The goal was to eat only what they hunted or caught as they moved north.

A dream of many American hunters is to start at the Mexican border and hunt ... [more]

Incoming mayor to name past chief to lead Lander Police Department

Dec 14, 2014 - By Anne McGowan and Kelli Ameling, Staff Writers:  Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper and former Lander Police Department chief Bob Cecrle will be named Lander police chief when Mayor-elect Del McOmie takes office ... [more]

The way it was: White Christmas -- 1985

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  There was no doubt about a white Christmas 39 years ago this month. Two major snowstorms hit Fremont County before Christmas, with precious little melting ... [more]

Wranglers secure season's first win Friday in 62-30 demolition of Burns

Dec 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers walloped Burns 62-30 on Friday afternoon for their first boys basketball victory of the season.
The win came during the Burns Winter ... [more]

Tribe to begin work on casino expansion in spring

Dec 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Among the improvements is a 65-room hotel with more than 500 slots and table games.

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe announced last week its plans to ... [more]

Tiger boys perfect in home tourney

Dec 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander overpowered Lyman, Kemmerer and Torrington.

An up-tempo style of basketball was on display from the Lander Valley High School Tigers on ... [more]

WIHS girls dominate in Friday win

Dec 14, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian's girls rebounded from a close loss to Lovell on Thursday night with a 61-13 rout of Lodge Grass, Mont., in tournament play Friday in ... [more]

Two heartbreakers, one big win as Lander girls tip off year

Dec 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After dropping a heartbreaking 76-74 decision Friday night in the final seconds to the Lyman Eagles in the girls basketball season opener, the Lander Valley ... [more]

Maxfield's retirement ends long run in state government

Dec 14, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, Tribune News Service:  Max Maxfield struggles when he tries to think of what he won't miss about being secretary of state.
"I don't think there is anything," he said. "I come in ... [more]

WyDOT urges patience around plows

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Some of the basic ways to be prepared for winter driving include installing winter windshield wiper blades and checking headlights and tire pressure.
When ... [more]

Storm advisory most of Sunday

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Unseasonably mild weather in the Wind River Basin is coming to an end Sunday, with a winter weather advisory posted through 3 p.m.
Snow accumulation of 2-4 ... [more]

Vintage toys on display at museum for holiday season

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  A new display at the Pioneer Museum in Lander showcases toys from the past.
Rather than iPhones, mountain bikes and PlayStations, children in Lander's early ... [more]

Wolverine girls win two of three to start basketball season

Dec 14, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Bouncing back nicely after Thursday night's season-opening loss to Laramie, the Riverton Wolverine girls won two straight basketball games Friday and Saturday ... [more]

Winter weather returning

Dec 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The unusually warm weather is coming to an end in Wyoming as a storm system with snow and colder temperatures began its march across the state Saturday.
The ... [more]

Chiefs scoring at high rate as boys hoops season begins

Dec 14, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Fans of the run-and-gun style of basketball had a treat Friday night in Billings, Mont., as Wyoming Indian outran Lame Deer, Montana 89-78 to advance to the ... [more]

Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians seeks advisory board nominees

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians is requesting candidate nominations for individuals to serve on the Special Trustee ... [more]

Big win over South ends weekend on good note for Riverton's boys

Dec 14, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  After losing a game Friday night that they might well have won, the Riverton Wolverine boys left no doubt on Saturday afternoon, walloping Cheyenne South 63-42 ... [more]

Tribal mapping partnership receives award

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A partnership of five reservations in Montana and Wyoming has been awarded an Engineering Excellence Honor Award for surveying and mapping ... [more]

Big response in state to new sign-up period for ACA plans

Dec 14, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Both companies offering health insurance coverage in Wyoming under the Affordable Care Act report business is brisk ahead of Monday's deadline to register for ... [more]

Digest

Dec 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Pile burning planned in forest
With winter conditions in place, the Shoshone National Forest plans to burn both hand constructed and machine built ... [more]

Strong start for Cougars on the road

Dec 14, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Wind River boys served notice that they will be a contender in Class 2-A basketball this season, routing the host Burns Broncs on their own floor 75-45 ... [more]

Wind River girls fall hard in season opener

Dec 14, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was  a rough opening to the season as Wind River fell hard 70-18 to the host Burns Broncs in the Burns Invitational Tournament in Laramie County Friday ... [more]

Rustler women close out 2014 with three games in California

Dec 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Playing three consecutive women's basketball games in San Diego, Calif., is a nice way to wrap up the pre-Christmas schedule for the Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Free throws the difference as Chief girls fall on the road to 3-A Lovell

Dec 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  A first game with a young team against a longtime rival on the road can be a daunting task, and it looked for few minutes that the Wyoming Indian would fall ... [more]

State champ returns to lead WR matmen

Dec 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wind River wrestlers Keanan Pfisterer, John Thoman and Kristopher Justice are the experienced Cougars on the mats this year.
Pfisterer is a returning Class ... [more]

Chiefs beat Lovell to open season on road

Dec 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian moved on to Billings, Mont., after the game and will face Lame Deer, Mont, in a tournament play at 4:45 p.m. Friday.

Hot shooting, ... [more]

Wolverine boys drop 62-56 opener against rugged Sheridan unit

Dec 12, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines ran into a tough rebounding and defensively sound Sheridan squad and fell to the Broncs 62-56 Thursday in the first game of the Bill ... [more]