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Society seeks nominations for history awards

Apr 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming State Historical Society encourages nominations of individuals and organizations that have done outstanding work in preserving and interpreting ... [more]

CWC clubs present energy film on Earth Day

Apr 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  To honor Earth Day, a pair of Central Wyoming College clubs will present a free screening of the energy documentary "Switch" at 6 p.m. Monday in the Little ... [more]

Students survey reservation residents

Apr 21, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  A group of four graduate students from George Washington University recently visited the Wind River Indian Reservation as part of an outreach program with the ... [more]

Football coaching issues on school board agenda at Tuesday session

Apr 21, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School parent Daryl Fullerton has asked that the Riverton school board hear parental concerns regarding the recent coaching turnover in the ... [more]

Riverton to push for right to tax itself

Apr 21, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The city of Riverton would like to have more options when considering the construction of new facilities in the city.
The council adopted a resolution ... [more]

Past Heart Mountain prisoner tells CWC audience of ordeal during WWII captivity

Apr 21, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It's been a while since Sam Mihara has been to Riverton, and the circumstances of his two visits are juxtaposed by the passage of time.
Mihara recalled ... [more]

G&F counts 25 wolves in six packs

Apr 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  About 25 wolves in six packs live in Fremont County, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department reported recently that humans killed 12 wolves last year.
The ... [more]

Snow forces RHS track practice indoors

Apr 19, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton shot and discus thrower Jacee Shultz skipped rope with the rest of the Wolverine track team when snow forced the RHS athletes to practice in the ... [more]

CWC hosts agriculture expo

Apr 19, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County Cattlewomen presented their annual ag expo for county third-graders Friday morning at the Central Wyoming College Equine ... [more]

Louisville sisters welcomed local girl to Final Four tournament

Apr 19, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was the trip of a lifetime for Riverton sixth-grader Sath Ta Prue. Prue traveled to New Orleans recently to attend the NCAA Women's Final Four basketball ... [more]

Lindley deserves to get permanent CWC post

Apr 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shelby Lindley should remain as the Central Wyoming College men's head basketball coach.
CWC is reviewing about 70 applicants for the position. College ... [more]

Four Rustler cowboys in chase for positions at national college finals

Apr 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Central Wyoming College cowboys are challenging for a spot at the College National Finals Rodeo.
Colton Miller is leading the Central Rocky Mountain ... [more]

Pay to pray: The dangers of church-state entanglement

Apr 19, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  When you are sitting in church and the offering plate is passed, do you feel uncomfortable? Does the social pressure of your neighbors watching impel you to ... [more]

Today

Apr 19, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
APRIL 20
Clarlene M. Peil Memorial 5K Run/Walk
is at 8:30 a.m. at the Lander Valley High School parking lot. The run begins at 9 ... [more]

Donald O'Keefe Miller

Apr 19, 2013 - Staff:  Donald O'Keefe Miller died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 79 years old.
At his request, no services will be held ... [more]

Perini, Hartenstein to wed

Apr 19, 2013 - Staff:  Danielle Nichole Perini, the daughter of Margaret Ann and the late Louis Emil Perini of Williamsport, Md., is engaged to Adam Helb Hartenstein, the son of ... [more]

RMS Science Olympiad heads to nationals

Apr 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The middle school team dethroned McCormick Junior High School who had held the state title for the last 15 years.

An excited group of students from ... [more]

Careful in using the T-word

Apr 19, 2013 - By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- It took President Barack Obama nearly 24 hours to describe Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon the same way that lawmakers, experts and even ... [more]

Was closing school due to storm really necessary?

Apr 19, 2013 - Carol Stern, Riverton:  Editor:
I am wondering why schools had to be closed last week when there was a snowstorm. We have had lots worse storms than that one over the years, and we ... [more]

A better fiscal note

Apr 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Local governments appreciate fewer strings attached to a new state allocation

It is encouraging, even exciting, to anticipate a nice chunk of ... [more]

Digest

Apr 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Spring storms boost snowpack
CHEYENNE -- Spring snowstorms during the past two weeks have boosted Wyoming's mountain snowpack to near normal levels, ... [more]

Storm kills bees headed to Nebraska

Apr 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Nebraska bee supplier says millions of honeybees headed for Nebraska and other states have died during a Wyoming snowstorm.
Jane and Warren ... [more]

I-80 still closed Friday, but treacherous I-25 open again

Apr 19, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Blowing snow is keeping a stretch of Interstate 80 closed in southern Wyoming.
Eastbound lanes of I-80 were closed Friday between Rawlins and ... [more]

October trial set for man accused of abducting child

Apr 19, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A Montana man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a girl from Cody is scheduled to go on trial in October.
Jesse P. Speer, who previously ... [more]

Banker survey points to more economic growth

Apr 19, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  A monthly survey of bankers from Wyoming and other states says strong agriculture income continues to boost the economy in rural areas of 10 Midwest and ... [more]

'Penny Power' sign suggested to highlight 1-percent tax jobs

Apr 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A political action committee member is asking the county and its cities to consider posting the sign alongside its projects.

Kyle Lehto, a member of ... [more]

CWC troubled by rising loan default rate

Apr 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College officials say loan default rates for local students are going in the "wrong direction."
Administrators this month said CWC's two-year ... [more]

Odd weather last year cost county its No. 1 hay spot

Apr 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County last year produced only two-thirds of the hay it did in 2011, dropping the county out of its typical position as the No. 1 alfalfa-producing ... [more]

RHS to play Rock Springs in conference matches Friday

Apr 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Before the postponement of Riverton's high school soccer matches with cross-county rival Lander, Wolverine boys head coach Erly Cornejo said it would be ... [more]

CWC says it has resolved athletic eligibility issues

Apr 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In October, the National Junior College Athletic Association notified the school that two of its volleyball players had previously played professionally. ... [more]