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New UW performing arts center to be named for Buchanan

May 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Construct-ion has begun on a new performing arts center at the University of Wyoming.
The Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts is named in honor ... [more]

Obama administration giving wind energy a free pass on deaths of eagles

May 20, 2013 - By Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press:  CONVERSE COUNTY -- Wind farms in this part of Wyoming have killed more than four dozen golden eagles since 2009, one of the deadliest places in the country of ... [more]

Judge says Firest Service must discuss protections for rare lynx

May 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Forest Service to consult with wildlife officials to ensure the agency takes adequate measures to ... [more]

April snow didn't change longer-term drought outlook in West

May 20, 2013 - Staff:  May measurements confirm April forecasts: NRCS hydrologists predict reduced spring and summer water supply for much of the West.
April saw a surge in snow in ... [more]

Rupert Hugh Ellis

May 20, 2013 - Staff:  Hugh Ellis of Riverton died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Wind River Health Care. He was 74 years old.
Interment has taken place at Mountain View Cemetery, and ... [more]

A story too good to check

May 20, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  As generations of schoolchildren were told, Jamestown in 1607 was the first permanent English settlement on what would become the United States. What we ... [more]

No winners in the 'war on boys'

May 20, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Nearly 25 centuries ago the Greek historian Thucydides described the three main forces that drive human nature.  Thucydides listed mankind's motivations as ... [more]

Boards need volunteers now for crucial work

May 20, 2013 - Steff Kessler, Fremont County Commissioner, Lander:  Editor:
Since I've been a county commissioner, I've been impressed with the time and dedication that our county board volunteers commit to serving Fremont ... [more]

New Oceans

May 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  This year's graduating class mottoes reflect a healthy mix of optimism and realism

Asking high school students to get profound about life might not ... [more]

Montana probes bison deaths near Yellowstone Park

May 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MISSOULA, Mont. -- State veterinarians in Montana have been sent to examine bison carcasses north of Yellowstone National Park amid fears the bison might have ... [more]

The way it was: One Shot sculpture --1975

May 20, 2013 - Staff:  The 36th annual Lander One Shot Antelope Hunt was still months away in May of 1975 when officials of the organization greeted Wyoming Gov. Ed Herschler with a ... [more]

Family to speak at Coordinators of Safe Kids Wyoming meeting Monday

May 20, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  A Wyoming family whose child was severely affected by hypothermia will speak at the Coordinators of Safe Kids Wyoming meeting at 8 a.m. Monday and Tuesday at ... [more]

Officials working to extradite Ohio man

May 20, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  James Franklin Jagers is connected to a man who went missing in Riverton nearly 40 years ago.

The Fremont County Attorney's Office continues to work ... [more]

Ethete man receives call and letter from President Obama

May 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Northern Arapaho tribe member didn't think he would get a response from President Barack Obama after writing to him about issues on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Digest

May 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Libraries hosting eBook open houses
Riverton Branch Library will host an eBooks Open House on Wednesday to help the public access electronic content ... [more]

CWC partners with rez to build training facility

May 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Students enrolled in a Central Wyoming College course are learning construction and facilities maintenance skills while building a facility for an organization ... [more]

RPD warns of Walmart e-mail 'phishing' scam

May 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton Police Department officers say they have been "overrun" by phone calls from residents reporting a scam involving Walmart.
RPD Capt. Eric Murphy said ... [more]

FCSD25 looks to buy property for new school

May 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees have looked at five potential locations for the site of a new K-3 elementary school in ... [more]

At 50, county fire chief is valedictorian at CWC

May 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Fremont County Fire District Chief Craig Haslam signed up to get his fire science degree at Central Wyoming College, he didn't plan on getting straight-A ... [more]

Crowded faculty anticipating campus upgrades

May 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Though Central Wyoming College's spring semester is over, faculty president Matt Herr said his colleagues still are hard at work on the Riverton campus.
They ... [more]

Job Corps construction details aired for builders

May 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Contractors from Fremont County and throughout the United States are focusing on details about construction of the Wind River Job Corps Center, set to open ... [more]

Ambulance chief: Budget must double to keep pace

May 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Ambulance Department's budget will need to nearly double in future years for it to deliver adequate emergency medical services, said its ... [more]

Paskett-Krause, Evans named to 2nd-team all-state soccer

May 20, 2013 - Staff:  2013 4A Soccer All-State Team

Girls - 1st Team

Goal Keeper
Shayne Carter EAST, Kaitlyn Conley NC, Kacee Walsh CEN

Midfielders
Emma ... [more]

Jones, Ogg, Salisbury, White 1st team 4-A soccer all-state

May 20, 2013 - Staff:  2013 4A Soccer All-State Team - BOYS

Riverton players: 1st team: Mike Jones, Kade Salisbury, Caleb Ogg and Tristan White. 2nd team: Aaron Nirider, Xavier ... [more]

Gold for county athletes at state track meet

May 17, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Sterling Baker of Dubois won the Class 1-A boys discus, and Jesse Hawk won the 2-A pole vault for Wind River.

CASPER -- The Wyoming state track meet ... [more]

Wolverine boys make consolation title game

May 17, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Laramie Plainsmen junior forward Blake Wright scored one first-half goal and added insurance in the 59th minute to end Riverton's hopes for ... [more]

RHS girls eliminated by Casper Natrona

May 17, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For the fourth time this season, the Casper Natrona Fillies dominated the Riverton Lady Wolverines in girls soccer and won 5-0 in consolation play Friday at ... [more]

Lander in 3-A state soccer semis after 3-0 win over Powell

May 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  JACKSON -- Kyle Leemon and Trapper Lee provided the scoring punch for the Lander Valley High School Tigers in a 3-0 win on Thursday afternoon vs. the Powell ... [more]

American Islam could gain tolerance with education

May 17, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  We readily speak of "American Christianity" and "American Judaism" and are even wrapping our minds around the notion of "American Buddhism," particularly on ... [more]

United Presbyterian hosting run/walk and volunteer drive

May 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The United Presbyterian Church in Riverton is hosting its first Good Samaritan Run, Walk and Volunteer Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1101 N. ... [more]