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Brett Miller

Mar 4, 2014 - Staff:  Brett Miller, of Riverton, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at his home. He was 52 years old.
Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 28, in Charlotte, Mich.
Brett ... [more]

Pilot shortage crippling small carriers

Mar 3, 2014 - By Joan Lowy, The Associated Press:  Analysts say a drastic increase in salary might be the only solution.

WASHINGTON -- The nation's regional airlines are having trouble hiring enough ... [more]

County's museums 'sure need something'

Mar 3, 2014 - Marlene Stefanson, Lander:  Editor:
I was disappointed to read about the "central museum director" position again for the county museums. I was hoping it might have gone away. Still ... [more]

GOP testing more-positive waters

Mar 3, 2014 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Last summer, House Speaker John Boehner sought to justify the minimal, often negative Republican congressional record.
"We should not be judged by how many ... [more]

When in doubt, just keep stalling

Mar 3, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  That's clearly the plan in Cheyenne over the Wyoming Supreme Court's ruling striking down SF104.

Horace Greeley is best known for his quote, "Go west ... [more]

Oscar night

Mar 3, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Find your favorite movie lines

The words and images from our favorite movies become part of our lives, our culture, our history and our nation. ... [more]

CWC auditions planned Tuesday night

Mar 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Auditions for Central Wyoming College Theater Department's Showcase 2014 are at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center.
CWC Theater Director ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Mar 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Oil tanks catch fire, explode
GILLETTE -- Nobody was hurt when two oil tanks caught fire and exploded northwest of Gillette. One partially full tank ... [more]

Gripping testimony in murder trial

Mar 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A woman who was wounded in a shooting that left two other people dead testified Friday that defendant Nathaniel Castellanos was the man who pulled ... [more]

Prizes, raffles highlight annual Shamrock Shindig fundraiser

Mar 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander's Shamrock Shindig on Saturday will offer each attendee a chance to win a "pot of gold" containing a 1-ounce gold coin valued at $1,300.
The event is ... [more]

Riverton man pleads guilty to deer poaching

Mar 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Riverton man has pleaded guilty to poaching a buck mule deer in a closed season. The incident occurred June 28 near the Wyoming Honor Farm, east of ... [more]

Immigration issues at heart of play

Mar 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Central Wyoming College.

"No Roosters in the Desert," a play that follows the journey of ... [more]

Foundation gives computers to three community libraries

Mar 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Patrons of three community libraries in Fremont County have new computers to use thanks to a donation from the Fremont County Library System Foundation.
Last ... [more]

Digest

Mar 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Transition to Common Core not easy
The transition into the Math and Language Arts Common Core Standards has produced unfavorable results at Arapahoe ... [more]

WyDOT: Be patient when driving near snowplows

Mar 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Two snowplows have been hit by citizen drivers in the past month near Riverton and west of Dubois, prompting the Wyoming Department of Transportation to issue ... [more]

High bail for man charged in threats at Life Resource Center

Mar 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Judge Robert B. Denhardt said he would prefer an even higher bail for John Cardine.

A Wyoming Life Resource Center employee's bond was continued, and ... [more]

High court won't give new hearing to Hill case

Mar 3, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Supreme Court will not reconsider its decision striking down a law that stripped the superintendent of public instruction of most ... [more]

Even before it's built, new school to have a principal

Mar 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Active planning for the new elementary school in Riverton begins Tuesday, March 4, including naming a principal for the school before construction even ... [more]

Mown on the range

Mar 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Could one problem with the struggling sage grouse be too much sage brush? Researchers think it's possible.

Removing sagebrush may seem like an odd ... [more]

Law would push back on EPA in Wyoming

Mar 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Wyoming legislators from Fre-mont County approve of a bill that would limit the rule-making authority in Wyoming of the Environmental Protection Agency and ... [more]

Boise State beats Cowgirls

Mar 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  A tough shooting night and turnovers plagued the Cowgirl basketball team as they suffered a 13-point loss, 72-59, to the Boise State Broncos, on Saturday ... [more]

Rustler nearly pull off upset, but eliminated from Region IX tourney

Mar 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  North Plate Community College scored with four seconds on the clock on Saturday night to avoid being upset by the Central Wyoming College Rustlers men's ... [more]

Eagle girls qualify for state with rout of HEM

Mar 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  St. Stephen's faces high-powered Lingle Ft. Laramie an 89-50 winner over Upton in the East regional final, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Casper Events ... [more]

Career-high 29 points from Adams not enough for Pokes to win

Mar 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- Sophomore guard Josh Adams scored a career-high 29 points and the University of Wyoming men's basketball team held a 38-32 lead at halftime, but ... [more]

Wind River girls go 0-2 for quick exit at 1-A regional

Mar 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After an opening round victory, the Wind River Cougars were knocked out of the Class 2-A West regional girls basketball tournament, losing two straight games ... [more]

DHS Rams third at 1-A West regional for first state slot since '05

Mar 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Dubois came within two points of the Class 1-A West regional boys championship and finished with two wins against a single loss in tournament play to earn the ... [more]

Four from county win state wrestling championships

Mar 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Fremont County wrestlers are on top of the Wyoming wrestling world, winning individual state titles Saturday night at the Casper Events Center.
Dubois ... [more]

WIHS girls fall to Lovell in West final

Mar 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Lady Chiefs are back in the big dance after a one-year hiatus. Wyoming Indian took second in the Class 2-A West regional basketball tournament with a 59-47 ... [more]

Regional title to Chief boys

Mar 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  WIHS beat Big Piney in the tournament championship game 62-44 Saturday.

Wyoming Indian set the stage for another Class 2-A boys state title run ... [more]

Make it 18 state titles in a row for Lander Tiger boys

Mar 2, 2014 - By Judy Crawford:  GILLETTE -- The Lander Tigers won a remarkable 18th consecutive Class 3-A swim state championship Friday.
Lander scored 274 points in the team race for the ... [more]

Lovell girls corral SHS

Feb 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The top-seeded Lovell girls got their offense going from the start to roll past the Shoshoni Wranglers 62-21 in a first-round game during the Class 2-A West ... [more]

Comeback win for St. Stephen's girls Thursday in 1-A tournament

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a roller coaster ride for the St. Stephen's girls in opening round Class 1-A West girls basketball action Thursday at Lander Valley High School. 
The ... [more]

Shaky third quarter dooms Cougar boys twice

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The third period was Wind River's nemesis with poor performances in both its 2-A West regional contests.
Wind River played even for a half with second seeded ... [more]

Chief girls whip Kemmerer, reach semis

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian advanced to a 3 p.m. Friday semifinal matchup with the Kemmerer Rangers after cruising to a 67-44 win over Thermopolis in opening round Class ... [more]

Evanston refuses to play RHS on Saturday; games moved to Monday

Feb 28, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton's boys and girls basketball regular-season finales against Evanston have been postponed from Saturday evening to Monday because of pending weather ... [more]

Wind River girls down Greybull, earn semifinal tournament slot Friday

Feb 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A big step toward the state tournament was taken Thursday by the Wind River Lady Cougars in a 65-57 win against Greybull in the opening round of the Class 2-A ... [more]

Seesaw game tips late for Rams in 1-A first rounder 

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a game of surges Thursday night, with Dubois taking the final one to edge Encampment 65-58 in Class 1-A West regional tournament play at Lander Valley ... [more]

Chiefs wallop Thermop 78-34 to open regional

Feb 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  After trailing early, WIHS allowed the Bobcats just 12 points in the second half.

Tournament jitters are a common theme, even for teams as familiar ... [more]

Today

Feb 28, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ABEYTA

A son was born to Melissa and Mike Abeyta Jr., of Riverton, at 3:27 p.m. Jan. 10 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ... [more]

Stoll named to college honor roll

Feb 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Teal Stoll of Pavillion has been named to the full-time president's honor roll at Gillette College for the fall 2013 semester.
For students to earn a place on ... [more]