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Cougars drubbed 45-0 by 2-A Lovell

Sep 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It's been 24 years since the Lovell Bulldogs and Wind River Cougars met on the gridiron, and the Cougars might like it to be another 24 before they meet again. ... [more]

State-champ Powell demolishes Riverton 49-6

Sep 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The game was called after three quarters due to lightning over the field in the regular season opener.

POWELL -- The Powell Panthers football team is ... [more]

Big Cody team shuts out LVHS Tigers 28-0

Sep 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody kept the Lander Valley High School Tigers scoreless on the football field in a 28-0 victory Friday night in Park County.
The contest was the season ... [more]

Pinedale beats mistake-prone Shoshoni 18-0

Sep 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- It seemed a safe bet that the Shoshoni Wranglers would win Friday night in their opening game of the football season.  But it wasn't the ... [more]

RHS makes top bracket in Gillette VB event

Sep 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Lady Wolverines have their debut in Wolverine Gym at 6 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 12, at Rock Springs.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines won two and ... [more]

Wyoming dominates Idaho 42-10

Sep 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Brett Smith threw for four touchdowns and Shaun Wick rushed for 110 yards as Wyoming beat Idaho 42-10 Saturday in a game that included a half-hour ... [more]

Tigers grab team gold crown at home tourney

Sep 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Lander boys placed in the top 10 over 36 holes.

Two days of solid golf on their home course lifted the Lander Valley High School Tigers boys ... [more]

Paxton's 63 at Green River is best round of year in Wyoming golf

Sep 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines won 10 of their 12 matches in the Green River match-play tournament.

Easton Paxton fired a 63 on Friday for the Riverton ... [more]

End-of-summer desk cleaning

Sep 9, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Labor Day has come and gone for 2013. It signals the end of summer.
Cottages are closed, and schools are open. The days grow shorter and the nights cooler. ... [more]

No looking back for Tad and Debbie

Sep 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  The only losers are the students who won't get a chance to know them.

Melancholy is a term often associated with the finality of the last act, the ... [more]

Don't abolish death penalty; accelerate it to save money

Sep 9, 2013 - John Foster, Rawlins:  Editor:
Recent newspaper articles and letters to the editor discuss the issue of Mark Eaton's death sentence. One letter to the editor was in support of ... [more]

Jail or else?

Sep 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County is wise to consider expanding justice options for young and non-violent offenders

Fremont County is taking its latest step in ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Healthy lunch sales picking up
CHEYENNE -- Officials in southeast Wyoming say school lunch sales are picking up after a slight drop that followed new ... [more]

Post-fire Yellowstone forests mending

Sep 9, 2013 - By Mike Koshmrl, For The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A quarter century after September snows extinguished the most widespread fires in Yellowstone National Park's history, the ... [more]

Feds to write separate review for SW Washington train terminal for Wyoming's coal

Sep 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LONGVIEW, Wash. -- Washington state's decision to include greenhouse gas emissions and train traffic concerns in the review of a proposed coal terminal near the ... [more]

The way it was: City park crowd -- 1913

Sep 9, 2013 - Staff:  A hundred years ago, Riverton City Park had only recently moved to its current location on the east side of Federal Boulevard where it intersects with Main ... [more]

Smith takes helm at District 14

Sep 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With the new academic school year comes a new superintendent for Fremont County School District 14 on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Superintendent Terry ... [more]

Scenic byway comments due Sept. 30

Sep 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Department of Transportation invites the public to comment on draft sections of the Wind River Canyon Scenic Byway ... [more]

Griffin memorial to be dedicated Wednesday

Sep 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Formal dedication ceremonies for the memorial honoring the late Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin are set for noon Wednesday at Veterans Park on the Rails to Trails ... [more]

Seniors urged to apply for Daniels scholarship

Sep 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Motivated college-bound high school seniors in Wyoming are encouraged to visit to apply for the Daniels Scholarship Program. The application ... [more]

Man injured in motorcycle wreck

Sep 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 48-year-old Riverton man suffered serious injuries Aug. 24 after wrecking his Harley Davidson motorcycle east of Pavillion.
Michael Starks was found ... [more]

National Does president at state meeting in Riverton

Sep 9, 2013 - Staff:  The Riverton Does Drove welcomed national Does Grand Lodge supreme president Esther Fister-Palmer this weekend.
A local audience greeted Fister-Palmer in a ... [more]

Bear caught after found in barn

Sep 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A grizzly bear was captured Thursday morning in Dubois morning after reportedly wandering into a barn on Bald Mountain Road on Wednesday.
Officials said they ... [more]

Wyoming has biggest drop in driving of any state

Sep 9, 2013 - By James Chilton. MCT News Service:  With the smallest, most spread-out population in the country, it's no surprise that Wyomingites drive more miles each year than residents of any other ... [more]

Sheep count up a bit in county; prices dip

Sep 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming as a whole boasts 5,000 more sheep and lambs this year than last, a difference of about 1.3 percent.

With 20,500 animals, there is about one ... [more]

County's jobless rate nudged lower; still well ahead of '12 performance

Sep 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Unemployment in Fremont County ticked slightly higher in July, although the local jobs market continues to outperform conditions of a year ago.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Rustlers drop first league volleyball match in Sheridan

Sep 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sheridan College spoiled the Central Wyoming College Rustlers Region IX opener by taking a 25-19, 25-23, 25-16, victory.
The match was played Thursday night ... [more]

Three-game sweep for Shoshoni VB vs. Burlington

Sep 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers swept Burlington for a successful volleyball home opener on Thursday night.
Shoshoni rolled 25-10, 25-17, 25-18.
The Wranglers ... [more]

Two-day high school rodeo starts Friday at Lander Old Timers arena

Sep 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The season started last weekend in Wheatland. The Jackson rodeo is next up on Sept. 14-15.

The Lander Old Timers Arena is the site of a two-day high ... [more]

RHS spikers go up 2-0 on KW, can't hold lead

Sep 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton is in Gillette this weekend for the Camel Invitational volleyball tournament.

Senior Haley Snell had 18 kills as the Riverton Lady ... [more]