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Being human through dance

Jan 29, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  RHS graduate leads Saturday performance

A Riverton High School graduate is returning to town this weekend to showcase the company she has developed ... [more]

Man found frozen at CWC was intoxicated

Jan 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  Autopsy results show Dominick Arthur, 46, of Fremont County, was intoxicated at the time of his death.
His blood-alcohol content was .24 when he died of ... [more]

Local lawmakers present bill on landfills, energy

Jan 29, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- Two bills sponsored by the Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee advanced Thursday by the Wyoming House of Representatives. ... [more]

Wranglers down Riverside as 2-A Northwest play starts

Jan 28, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A pair of convincing victories started the Class 2-A Northwest conference season for the Shoshoni High School Wranglers basketball teams Saturday at ... [more]

Prosser second in Chadron at 182 pounds

Jan 28, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  He lost in the championship to the nephew of a familiar Riverton High School coach.

Reece Prosser registered three victories on his way to a solid ... [more]


Jan 28, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Destiny Marie Denevan of Hudson and James Wesley McLean Denevan of Hudson at 1 p.m. Jan. 14, 2015, at SageWest ... [more]

Riverton High School hosting youth car show Thursday

Jan 28, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students will show off their rides at the fourth annual SkillsUSA car show Thursday. The event is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the RHS ... [more]

CWC students experiencing high enrollee success

Jan 28, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College may not enroll as many people as other educational institutions in the state, but administrators say CWC students are likely to ... [more]

Force and law enforcement

Jan 28, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  RPD report shows value of experience and the need for governments to prioritize it

There is good news in the Riverton Police Department's year-end ... [more]


Jan 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Airport may lose $1M in funding
CHEYENNE -- Cheyenne Regional Airport could lose $850,000 to $1 million in federal funding after it failed to meet ... [more]

Committee to hears pros, cons of permitting firearms in schools

Jan 28, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents with a concealed carry permit would be allowed to bring their guns onto school grounds and into most public meetings under a bill ... [more]

Grizzly conflicts up in 2014; most involved livestock

Jan 28, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department documented more problems with grizzly bears last year compared to the year before, with most conflicts in 2014 occurring ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 11th day of the 2015 General Session:
FOOD FREEDOM: The House for the third time passed a bill that would ... [more]

Cowboys take momentum into Utah State battle

Jan 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  LOGAN, Utah -- The University of Wyoming men's basketball team has a quick turnaround -- on the road -- after an emotional home victory.
Some coaches would be ... [more]

CWC women get league win on road vs. Western

Jan 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The CWC men lost to Western 75-65.

In a defensive-minded women's basketball game, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers won a 56-49 decision ... [more]


Jan 27, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Cheradee Wright of Lander and Andrew Day of Lander at 1:50 p.m. Jan. 8, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

State preps for annual homeless count

Jan 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Communities across the state are preparing for Wednesday's annual point-in-time count of homeless individuals and families.
The event is an unduplicated ... [more]

'Age should not be only factor' in judge service

Jan 27, 2015 - Dawn Herida, Riverton:  Editor:
I thought the legislator on the age limit for judge retirements made a good point when he said if the same current age limit applied to the ... [more]

Getting the chances I didn't

Jan 27, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva:  I'm trying not to miss my daughter's activities

While sitting on the cushioned seats of the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre at Central Wyoming ... [more]


Jan 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man dies near snowmobile trail
WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. -- The body of a Montana man was found along a groomed ski trail in Yellowstone National ... [more]

Intox arrests dip, as does use of force by officers

Jan 27, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The number of public intoxication arrests recorded by the Riverton Police Department in 2014 was down compared to previous years.
RPD chief Mike Broadhead ... [more]

Wyoming man killed in plunge through lake ice

Jan 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LEMMON, S.D. -- Crews have recovered the body of a Wyoming man after an all-terrain vehicle broke through the ice of a lake in northwestern South ... [more]

Dunk by Nance lifts UW past Lobos 63-62

Jan 25, 2015 - From staff reports:  As they had twice last season the University of Wyoming men's basketball team and New Mexico went to overtime, but Saturday was different as the Cowboys earned ... [more]

Rough year continues for WR girls

Jan 25, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River's girls fell to 0-4 in the Class 2-A Southwest this weekend. Friday the Cougars fell to Big Piney 61-33 and dropped a 53-29 decision to Kemmerer on ... [more]

KHS girls surprise foul-plagued Lady Chiefs

Jan 25, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Kemmerer isn't renowned for great restaurants, but the Rangers got some good "home cooking" Friday against the visiting Wyoming Indian girls.
The Rangers hit ... [more]

St. Stephen's girls look strong in Friday night victory over Ten Sleep

Jan 25, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The St. Stephen's Lady Eagles moved to 3-0 in the Class 1-A Northwest after a 63-45 win Friday night over Ten Sleep in Washakie County.
St. Stephen's ... [more]

Lyman gets best of Shoshoni boys, girls in Friday's games

Jan 25, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHOSHONI -- During the final two minutes of a non-conference boys basketball battle, the Lyman Eagles outscored the Shoshoni Wranglers 9-3 to pick up a 59-52 ... [more]

Piney solves Chiefs again before WIHS wins easily Saturday vs. Kemmerer

Jan 25, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian narrowly missed a chance to tie for the conference lead with a little help from Wind River this weekend.  The Chiefs blew out Kemmerer 85-34 ... [more]

League split for Lander girls

Jan 25, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  An exciting 46-45 overtime thriller Friday night went the way of the Lander Valley High School Lady Tigers in Cody.
The Tigers fell Saturday to the Powell ... [more]

Cougs get big Southwest sweep

Jan 25, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River made things very interesting in the boys Class 2-A Southwest conference with a weekend sweep of Big Piney and Kemmerer.  The Cougars were 0-2 in ... [more]