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Hybrid duck reports help research

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  CASPER -- Hunters bagging a hybrid duck can help waterfowl research by donating the duck or even just a tissue sample. 
Hunters who think they may have bagged ... [more]

Participants can hone hiking, study sailing with NOLS scholarships

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  More than $25,000 in scholarship money is available to local residents interested in taking a course with the National Outdoor Leadership School this year.
A ... [more]

Shoshone Forest plan solidifies

Jan 4, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  No cycling in the Dunoir and no recommendations for a wilderness designation.
These are just two of many instructions officials offered in response to ... [more]

Lander swimmers land on state list early in season

Jan 4, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Griffin Leemon and Tucker Russell have posted some blazing swim times for the Lander Valley High School Tigers in the Class 3-A division.
In the 50-yard ... [more]

Wrangler boys off to 6-2 start; league schedule coming up

Jan 4, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the first eight games, Shoshoni's Gary Medicine Cloud is No. 1 in scoring at 14.9 points per game. Triston Parrish is a close second, putting in 13.1. ... [more]

Knowing just the right people

Jan 4, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Cronyism and nepotism is a good way to earn the public's distrust.

It was the talk of the technology boom of the late 1980s and early 90s and was ... [more]

As reservation facilities grow, improvement a top priority for utilities

Jan 4, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Improvements for residents of the Wind River Indian Reservation remain a high priority for agencies in Fremont County. 
The Wyoming Legislature's Select ... [more]

State exhibition to include work of five county artists

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  The works of 48 Wyoming artists will be included in the 2015 Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition and Sale.
Now in its 15th year, the juried exhibition will be ... [more]

Grand jury vs. preliminary hearing: Lawyers say state system has benefits

Jan 4, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Each proceeding serves the same purpose, but it is accomplished in different ways.

Grand juries have stirred up controversy in other states recently, ... [more]

Wyoming and Montana both see benefits in water decision

Jan 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A senior lawyer with the Montana Attorney General's Office said he sees areas of victory for the state in a hearing officer's recommendation this ... [more]

Snow set moisture records in two cities

Jan 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  Riverton's snowfall totals were trumped by Lander's over the past few days, with up to 13 inches on the ground in the Fremont County seat.
By comparison, ... [more]

Arch Coal's teacher award nominations due Monday

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  The nomination phase of the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards Program is quickly coming to an end.
"Nominations close Jan. 5, 2015," said Greg Schafer, ... [more]

The way it was: County clash -- 1994

Jan 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Lander Tigers and Riverton Wolverines renewed their annual cross-county basketball rivalry 21 years ago this week with a pair of entertaining contests -- ... [more]

Elk Refuge only place to see elk from a sleigh

Jan 4, 2015 - By Julie Butler, For The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Horse-drawn sleigh ride, anyone?
If hopping into a sleigh for a National Elk Refuge journey sounds like a fun activity, you're in luck.
Because ... [more]

Wyoming's top news

Jan 4, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming's news year in 2014 touched on politics, the environment, social policy, crime, education and more. Some of the year's top news involved Fremont ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jan 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Flu activity high in state
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming continues to see the spread of influenza viruses.
As of Dec. 20, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ... [more]

CWC women on win streak before holiday intermission

Jan 2, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A four-game winning streak couldn't not have come at a better time of the season for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers women's basketball team
The streak ... [more]

Today

Jan 2, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BLACK

William Howard Black, 90, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Dec. 27, in Las Vegas, Nev., following a brief illness. There will be no ... [more]

Column made responsible case for Medicaid expansion

Jan 2, 2015 - Cynthia Boyhan, Dubois:  Editor:
I wish that the recent column by Chris Peck headlined "When rich dictate to poor" ( [more]

We feel spoiled even without gifts

Jan 2, 2015 - By Clair McFarland:  After 10 weeks lost, our cat Luca found her way home

Christmas came, and Christmas went, thus joining the ranks of Christmases "past."
And, though ... [more]

A big news year ahead

Jan 2, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  We'll see some of it coming, but most will catch us by surprise

A wintry Friday brings the first edition of our newspaper of the new year.
With it ... [more]

Digest

Jan 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Bison moving closer to Jackson
JACKSON -- National Elk Refuge managers are urging Jackson residents to exercise caution when outside due to bison that ... [more]

Natrona County to purchase body cameras

Jan 2, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  President Barack Obama has recommended spending $74 million to equip another 50,000 officers with the cameras.

CASPER -- The Natrona County sheriff's ... [more]

Bald eagle survey planned statewide Jan. 10

Jan 2, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  As part of a national survey effort, the Bureau of Land Management Buffalo and Casper Field Offices are seeking volunteers to assist with the 2015 Midwinter ... [more]

Bill would exempt clergy from gay vows

Jan 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Gay marriage became legal in Wyoming on Oct. 17 after a ruling by U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl.

JACKSON -- An Afton senator is sponsoring ... [more]

Big jump in traffic deaths for year in state

Jan 2, 2015 - By James Chilton, Tribune News Service:  Wyoming saw an uptick in traffic fatalities across the state in 2014, according to data compiled by the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
According to Sgt. David ... [more]

Small fire damages porch; no one injured in incident

Jan 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in a small porch fire spotted by a neighbor at about 3:15 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Hobson Street in Lander.
City fire chief Eric ... [more]

Man found dead on CWC campus Wednesday; likely a victim of hypothermia

Jan 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 46-year-old Riverton-area man was found dead Wednesday on the Central Wyoming College campus in Riverton.
Initial reports indicate he died of probable ... [more]

Runways at city airport to receive upgrades

Jan 2, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The project should take 170 days to finish.

Two runways at Riverton Regional Airport will get upgrades in the new year.
Riverton public works ... [more]

Back-to-back RHS golf champs top local sports story of 2014

Dec 31, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines' back-to-back Class 4-A state golf championships, including consecutive individual titles from sophomore Easton Paxton, was voted the ... [more]