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Miller says state could build West Coast port to ship coal

Feb 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Dave Miller thought West Coast ports were not shipping enough Wyoming coal, so he had an idea: Have the state build its own.
Miller brought his ... [more]

Tod Jordan

Feb 27, 2014 - Staff:  Tod Jordan died quietly in his sleep Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Country View Senior Care in Missoula, Mont. He was 93 years old.
Per his request, cremation has ... [more]

Austin produces fastest time in state during classic race

Feb 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The best individual finish from the Lander Tigers at the state Nordic ski meet at Cody came from Louisa Austin in both races.
Austin opened up the two days of ... [more]

Wyoming comes up two points short in setback to Air Force

Feb 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  Nathan Sobey did just about everything he could to will the depleted University of Wyoming Cowboys to a win Tuesday night against Air Force on a snowy night in ... [more]

County wrestlers make podium in 2-A regional

Feb 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni, Dubois and Wind River all won individual wrestling championships Saturday at the Class 2-A West regionals in Lovell.
Connor Wilkinson captured his ... [more]

On senior night, Riverton boys wallop Green River

Feb 26, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine boys basketball team jumped out to an early lead and easily defeated the Green River Wolves 59-34 Tuesday evening at Wolverine Gym. It ... [more]

2-A regional starts Thursday; Chief boys the favorites

Feb 26, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Class 2-A West Regional often is considered the best high school basketball tournament in Wyoming, including the state championships the following weekend ... [more]

Wolverine girls hand 46-27 defeat to GR

Feb 26, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Saturday's home game against Evanston finishes the regular season.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines girls basketball team started Tuesday's Class 4-A ... [more]

Today

Feb 26, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BOGACZ

Elizabeth Mae "Betty" Bogacz, 89, of Riverton, died Saturday, Feb. 22, at Help for Health in Riverton. Funeral services will be at 11 ... [more]

Incident at school tied to students taking cold meds

Feb 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Two students at Riverton High School were taken to the emergency room when they showed signs of being under the influence in class.
They were back at home ... [more]

RHS 'connection circles' aim for better student communication

Feb 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School has set aside time Wednesday mornings to include 10 minutes of student conversations called "connection circles."
The connection circles ... [more]

Past mayor incorrect on MOU history; positions contradictory

Feb 26, 2014 - Dennis Heckart, Sarasota, Fla.:  Editor:
As a longtime Riverton resident now living in sunny Florida, my heart and roots are still in Wyoming and especially Riverton -- my hometown.
I have ... [more]

Red vs. blue: The battle lines of 2014

Feb 26, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Obamacare will be in the picture, but it won't be the only election issue.

The conventional wisdom is that this fall's congressional election will be ... [more]

Cuts vs. slowdowns

Feb 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's near the heart of debate on the big new defense bill

During his many battles over federal spending, former Wyoming U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson ... [more]

Digest

Feb 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mellencamp to play at CFD
CHEYENNE -- John Mellencamp will play at Cheyenne Frontier Days for the first time this summer.
Organizers announced Monday ... [more]

Dem announces candidacy for state superintendent

Feb 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Saying he's confident the political controversy over the duties of the state superintendent of public instruction office will be resolved, Mike ... [more]

Senate OKs special session bill

Feb 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has passed a bill allowing for a special legislative session to deal with fallout from the recent state Supreme Court decision in ... [more]

Pool, R Rec and skate park biggest rec fund recipients

Feb 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Recreation Board awarded roughly $210,000 this year for organizations serving District 25 patrons. The money is generated ... [more]

Five finalists, three interviews for central museum director position

Feb 26, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board continues to face questions about plans to name a central director to oversee all three county museums. The Fremont County ... [more]

Regional basketball tournaments mean boost for business

Feb 26, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Economic expectations are high in Cheyenne when Frontier Days comes around each summer. The business people of Cheyenne refer to the last full week in July as ... [more]

Bennett seeks GOP nomination for county attorney post

Feb 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett hopes to continue working on several projects and representing Fremont County residents in court by seeking a second ... [more]

Senators vote 'no' on amending superintendent job in constitution

Feb 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's state senators both voted against a bill that proposed amending the constitutional duties of the State Superintendent of Public ... [more]

Cold start dooms Dubois girls in 'pigtail' hoops loss

Feb 25, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  In the other pigtail game, it was the Sothwest winning again, as Farson-Eden outlasted Ten Sleep 36-30.

It was a quick exit for the Dubois Lady Rams ... [more]

In Wyoming, UW Cowboy sports matter to just about everybody

Feb 25, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  While producing a segment for Wyoming PBS's "Capitol Outlook" last week, I began this way: "When it comes to the University of Wyoming, sports matter."
A ... [more]

Eagles drop play-in game to HEM

Feb 25, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The St. Stephen's Eagles exited the Class 1-A tournament much earlier than they wished Monday afternoon in a 70-57 loss to Hanna Elk Mountain, the No. 5 seed ... [more]

Holcomb second, three other Wolverines third at West regional wrestling

Feb 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Wolverine wrestler Chris Holcomb put himself in a good spot for the state tournament, placing second in the 182-pound bracket at the Class 4-A West ... [more]

Today

Feb 25, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BOGACZ

Elizabeth Mae "Betty" Bogacz, 89, of Riverton, died Saturday, Feb. 22, at Help for Health in Riverton. Funeral services will be at 11 ... [more]

Therapists offering free help to veterans

Feb 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Soldiers Project in Riverton will provide psychological aid to military personnel who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The physical structure that ... [more]

Now that drug lord Guzman is captured, let U.S. have him

Feb 25, 2014 - By The Dallas Morning News:  The capture of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman marks a significant turning point in cooperation between U.S. and Mexican counternarcotics agencies. Both ... [more]

Hill: SF104 mistake is easy to fix: quit stalling, restore previous duties

Feb 25, 2014 - Cindy Hill, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction:  Editor:
The leadership of the Wyoming Legislature is struggling to understand the Wyoming Supreme Court's decision finding SF104 unconstitutional. I have ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 25, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming Olympians
Avid followers of the Olympic Games watched the extinguishing of the flame in Sochi with the usual touch of sadness Sunday. Two ... [more]

Digest

Feb 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Six rescued from ice floe
ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities say they rescued six anglers from an ice floe that broke away from the shore of Flaming Gorge ... [more]

Snowmobilers found OK after two freezing nights stranded

Feb 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BISMARCK, N.D. -- One of the five North Dakota snowmobilers who spent two frigid nights lost in northern Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains said he ate snow to stay ... [more]

Rez border part of Legislature's pushback on EPA; two bills filed

Feb 25, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two bills expressing the displeasure of Wyoming lawmakers with what many of them see as an attack on coal by the U.S. Environmental Protection ... [more]

Day 11 at the Legislature

Feb 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 11th day of the 2014 Budget Session:
80 MPH SPEED LIMIT: The House for the third time ... [more]

South Federal Boulevard to undergo six-month reconstruction project

Feb 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the City of Riverton held a public meeting Monday at Riverton City Hall to talk about upcoming improvements at ... [more]

CWC's new campus security system expands reach

Feb 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new security system at Central Wyoming College will allow administrators to monitor campus activity online from any location.
The CWC Board of Trustees ... [more]

Runoff forecast average so far

Feb 25, 2014 - Staff:  The first look ahead toward spring-summer snowmelt runoff in the Wind River Basin predicts water availability to be at or near the 30-year average.
The Bureau ... [more]

Midvale enjoying early water outlook, eyes Bull spillway

Feb 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Midvale Irrigation District is optimistic about water this year, users heard at the district's annual meeting this month. The organization is working on ... [more]

Nancy (Judy) Viola Miller Cole

Feb 25, 2014 - Staff:  Nancy (Judy) Viola Miller Cole, of Arapahoe, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at her daughter's home surrounded by family members. She was 79 years old.
Memorial ... [more]