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Dec 31, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WALLOWINGBULL

A daughter was born to Naomi C'Hair of Arapahoe and Dexter Wallowingbull of Arapahoe at 7:38 p.m. Dec. 9 at SageWest Health Care ... [more]

Quoted in the news ... 2014

Dec 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  "They lied to the jury, committed prosecutorial misconduct, and they denied a man a fair trial in Fremont County. I'll be damned if I'm going to let the ... [more]

Top news

Dec 31, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  How our votes matched the outcome of the national AP news top 10 list

Elsewhere in today's year-end edition, you can find The Associated Press annual ... [more]

Digest

Dec 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man prefers commission seat
ROCK SPRINGS -- Randal Wendling has resigned from the Sweetwater County School District No. l board of trustees after ... [more]

2014: Elections, airport trouble, same-sex marriage top news

Dec 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  Elections that brought massive turnover in local government -- three mayors gone, a sitting County Attorney and Commissioner defeated, a Republican replacing a ... [more]

Today

Dec 30, 2014 - Staff:  Births
OCHOTECO

A daughter was born to Rebecca Ochoteco of Riverton. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 6.3 ounces.

READY
A daughter was born to ... [more]

More left state this year than moved in, says new state report

Dec 30, 2014 - By James Chilton, Tribune News Service:  For the first time since 2001, more people have been leaving Wyoming than moving in, a report from the state's Economic Analysis Division shows.
Written by ... [more]

Tiger skiers go against regional field

Dec 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The ski race was the the second one of the season for the Tigers, who started the year at the Casper Invitational.

The Lander Valley High School ... [more]

Documents don't show why EPA abandoned Pavillion water study

Dec 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Environmental Protection Agency never has fully explained why, after five years, it turned its investigation of groundwater near Pavillion over to Wyoming. ... [more]

Honor Farm training leaves canines on their best behavior

Dec 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Four Fremont County families got a special present this Christmas: rescue dogs that came well-trained in obedience and agility. The pups got their education ... [more]

New extension educator will serve Fremont County

Dec 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jeremiah Vardiman will join the Park County University of Wyoming Extension office in Powell Jan. 5 as the northwest area educator for agriculture.
His work ... [more]

News carriers getting a year-end bonus from appreciative customer

Dec 28, 2014 - Sheila Watson, Riverton:  Editor:
As I was driving home from work recently, I noticed a few newspaper carriers, bundled up, delivering papers. I was inside my warm car and had to ... [more]

Shoshoni teen a top weightlifter in state contests

Dec 28, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Standing at 5-foot-3-inches and weighing 132 pounds, Kourtney Tarango appears to be a petite teenager.
Looks can be deceiving.
The 16-year-old's small frame ... [more]

Calculating the cost of happiness

Dec 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  It's not likely to have a dollars-and-cents price tag attached.

We've all heard that money can't buy happiness, but there is a lot more to the ... [more]

Forest chief set

Dec 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bridger-Teton National Forest has a new supervisor. Tricia O'Connor will start as the forest's new supervisor in February.
The B-T covers parts of ... [more]

Airport to fall short of 10,000 boardings

Dec 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport will not reach the 10,000-passenger mark this year.
Through November, the airport hadn't come close to the boarding count it had ... [more]

Still in holiday break, Rustler men start Region IX slate Jan. 9

Dec 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two of the elite men's junior college basketball teams in the Region IX North division open up league play against the Central Wyoming College Rustlers.
CWC ... [more]

Go team, go

Dec 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The college football playoff might or might not be better, but we all still watch

To borrow shamelessly from the old song, the hills are alive with ... [more]

Gillette-to-Denver jet flights to start in February

Dec 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Jet flights between Gillette and Denver are scheduled to begin in February.
Gillette-Campbell County Airport Executive Director Jay Lundell says ... [more]

Fremont County Shootout staged for last time Monday and Tuesday

Dec 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The tournament once featured every varsity team in the county, but the field has thinned in recent years.

The final Fremont County Shootout is ... [more]

Researchers use math to deduce famed pool's color before man-made pollution

Dec 28, 2014 - By Brett French, For The Associated Press:  With a little mathematics and some scientific wizardry, Joseph Shaw and two of his colleagues have put the glory back in Yellowstone National Park's Morning ... [more]

Today

Dec 19, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BORN

A son was born to Kristie Asay of Riverton and Matt Born of Riverton at 7:56 p.m. Nov. 6 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

Even my two football-playing sons have doubts about the sport

Dec 16, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Combined participation among the four "big" sports is down 4 percent since 2008.

I watched more football, and enjoyed more football, this past ... [more]

Turner tops Evanston field at 152 to pace RHS mat performance

Dec 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the team standings, the Wolverines were sixth with 87 points.

T.J. Turner opened his senior wrestling season by taking an individual title ... [more]

Prosecutors should have known woman died from wreck

Dec 16, 2014 - Jeff Capelow, Riverton:  Editor:
Prosecutors say they "weren't aware" that the older lady injured in the wreck at Main and Hill Street had died a week later? Seriously? This is why no ... [more]

Kalbach, Jibben and Bennett first to file for Ward 2 opening

Dec 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton so far has received three applications from individuals interested in being appointed to the vacant Ward 2 seat on the Riverton City ... [more]

No decision from committee yet on Medicaid expansion

Dec 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are debating whether they will back a plan to make the state the latest to expand its Medicaid program.
The Joint Labor, Health ... [more]

Special election in Teton County finalizes retention of Riverton-based judge

Dec 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A special election in Teton County has finalized the retention of Riverton-based Circuit Court Judge Wesley Roberts.
He garnered 81 percent of the ... [more]

Health department says flu activity picking up in state

Dec 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  With flu activity reports stepping up across the state, the Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging residents to take common-sense steps to avoid spreading ... [more]

CWC audit complete; enrollment dips slightly over past three years

Dec 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College received a clean audit this year from McGee, Hearne and Paiz of Cheyenne.
The firm serves four community colleges in the state as well ... [more]