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Shawnda Rae Watkins

Apr 25, 2013 - Staff:  Shawnda Rae Watkins died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Help for Health Hospice Home following a long battle with respiratory disease. She was 46 years ... [more]

Dan Bozanic

Apr 25, 2013 - Staff:  Dan Bozanic, a former Lander resident who spent 37 years traveling the world as a petroleum geologist, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Perth, Australia. He ... [more]

Billionaire owner of Sinclair Oil and Sun Valley dies

Apr 25, 2013 - By Martin Griffith, The Associated Press:  Robert Earl Holding's company owned two major refineries in Wyoming.

SALT LAKE CITY -- Billionaire Robert Earl Holding, whose business empire ... [more]

Board OKs CWC food court remodel

Apr 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College food court is getting an upgrade this spring, with the work to be done by Mid-Valley General Contractors of Riverton.
On April 17, ... [more]

Tottering toward the future

Apr 25, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  I admit that the light-hearted commentary isn't really coming to me this week. There are no personality quirks, no local oddities, and no minor annoyances to ... [more]

Open Lincoln School in short-term to meet state 16:1 mandate

Apr 25, 2013 - Gregg Courtnall, Riverton:  Editor:
On the matter of tearing down Lincoln School, everybody knows that parts of it still could be used as classrooms. If this school district is so ... [more]

The balloons are coming

Apr 25, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Now's the time to show your interest in sponsoring a pilot for the July rally

Would you like to fly in a beautiful balloon?
The opening lyrics to ... [more]

Boston bomb suspect is in civilian court, where he belongs

Apr 25, 2013 - By The Baltimore Sun:  A 19-year-old naturalized American citizen is accused of committing a crime of violence in the United States, and a gaggle of elected officials are urging for ... [more]

Digest

Apr 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  New sentence for teen in killing
CHEYENNE -- A second of the three teenagers involved in the 2009 home invasion slaying of a Sheridan businessman ... [more]

Man shot by police changes plea to guilty

Apr 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A man who was shot by Laramie police in August has pleaded guilty to burglary and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Kevin Cook originally ... [more]

UW unveils energy/law center

Apr 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  Robert Nordhaus, one of the nation's leading experts on energy law and policy, is the inaugural speaker Thursday for the University of Wyoming's new Center for ... [more]

School enrollment tops 90K again

Apr 25, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Kindergarten enrollment reached a record 8,131.

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's K-12 public school enrollment has exceeded 90,000 for the first time since 1999 ... [more]

College to to tap 'field experience' in teaching

Apr 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Beginning in 2014, students at Central Wyoming College will have a new opportunity to put their education to work outside of the classroom through a ... [more]

Wild and Scenic Film Festival tour to make stop Thursday in Riverton

Apr 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wild and Scenic Film Festival tour returns to Lander April 26 and will expand to include Riverton for the first time on April 25. The screenings will ... [more]

Safe infrastructure tops on 1-percent tax list

Apr 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's revenue from the optional 1 percent sales tax will be focused on improving the safety of infrastructure. An advisory committee of citizens ... [more]

School board names new administrators for RMS and Rendezvous School

Apr 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  New administration, faculty and staff contracts were awarded Tuesday during the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees regular meeting. ... [more]

Savage, Fullerton and Leisy head to Track Classic

Apr 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The track meet is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. at Harry Geldein Stadium in Casper.

Three Riverton High School track and field athletes have ... [more]

Public meets CWC coaching candidate

Apr 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Pat Rafferty is a Wyoming native with 33 years of coaching experience.

Pat Rafferty wants to bring his junior college men's basketball head coaching ... [more]

CWC's Flannigan set to play next season at University of North Texas

Apr 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  University of North Texas men's basketball coach Tony Benford is confident Central Wyoming College sophomore Armani Flannigan won't have any trouble fitting ... [more]

Kiwanis hosts Books and Breakfast

Apr 24, 2013 - Staff:  Rena Christensen seemed overwhelmed by the selection of new books to choose from. Photo by Wayne ... [more]

Riders compete in Ready to Ride event

Apr 24, 2013 - Staff:  Evan Wilhelm of Lance Creek took his turn on a bull Saturday during the three-day Ready to Ride, Rope Your Dreams bull riding workshop for fifth- through ... [more]

Post signs to play at Casper College

Apr 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shanda Post is moving on to Casper College in her basketball career.
Post made it official last week when she signed a national letter of intent to play ... [more]

Mathews joins Miller near top of rodeo standings for CWC

Apr 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College freshman cowboy Blaine Mathews is now tied for the third spot in the Central Rocky Mountain Region with Travis Nelson of Gillette ... [more]

Wolverine soccer teams tangle Thursday with Natrona

Apr 24, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys and girls soccer teams are back in action Thursday with games scheduled against Casper Natrona.
The varsity boys kick off at 6 ... [more]

Spoonhunter inks for Dickinson State hoops

Apr 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dickinson State University men's basketball coach Ty Orton bolstered his point guard situation by signing Slade Spoonhunter to his program.
The point guard ... [more]

Obama better not mess with Social Security and Medicare

Apr 24, 2013 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Obama better quit trying to tweak Social Security and Medicare because it's not his money in the first place. We worked hard through the years for ... [more]

Old-school things cherished while traveling

Apr 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In another city, I find the bookstore, the movie theater and the local paper

Three of the things I like best are now described often as worn-out ... [more]

Back to the top

Apr 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County won't say No. 2 in hay production for very long

We are a people interested in lists and rankings, from the TV ratings to the college ... [more]

$12M in highway work awarded

Apr 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- More highway construction projects will soon be underway around Wyoming, and most of them will be done by in-state companies.
The state's ... [more]

Digest

Apr 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  New sentencing for Sheridan teen
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for one of the teenagers involved in the ... [more]