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Cowboys prepare for No. 18 Nebraska

Aug 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The long wait for college football fans ends this week as the 2013 college football season will kick off. For the Wyoming Cowboys, the season will open against ... [more]

LVHS runners aim to challenge for 3-A title

Aug 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Expectations are always high for coach Kevin Green and his Lander Valley High School Tigers cross country runners.
This year isn't any different.
Green has ... [more]

RHS cross country opens in Green River

Aug 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wolverines have 27 combined runners out for the team.

Numbers are getting bigger for the Riverton High School Wolverines cross country program. ... [more]

SHS brings experience and talent to gridiron for '13 campaign

Aug 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Shoshoni seniors will have their third head coach in four years this fall, as former assistant Tony Trumpler takes the Wrangler helm after the departure of ... [more]

Chiefs primed to chase seventh straight 2-A cross country crown

Aug 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs cross country coach Chico Her Many Horses is stacked with returning talent for the 2013 cross country season. Expect WIHS to ... [more]

Mary Frances Wooten Stevens-Lane

Aug 28, 2013 - Staff:  Mary Frances Wooten Stevens-Lane, of Lander, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, with her family at her side. She was 87 years old.
There will be no services. ... [more]

Donna Jean Kramer

Aug 28, 2013 - Staff:  Donna Jean Kramer died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton after a lengthy illness. She was 79 years old.
Per her request, cremation ... [more]

Rustlers get one win at tough Idaho tournament

Aug 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Central Wyoming College Rustlers came home with a 1-3 record Friday and Saturday to
begin the 2013 volleyball season in a tournament in Twins Falls, ... [more]

Got any plans for the next dozen weekends? Try this

Aug 27, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  What are your plans for this Friday night? And what about next Tuesday? And next Thursday, Friday and Saturday? And the next week, and the week after ... [more]

Justice Voigt to leave Wyoming Supreme Court

Aug 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Justice Barton Voigt says he's planning to retire in January from the Wyoming Supreme Court.
Voigt is 64 and says the timing seems right to retire. ... [more]


Aug 27, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths

Marcela Alcantar de Vargas, 58, of Riverton, died Friday, Aug. 23, in Fruita, Colo. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ... [more]

Hill did a good job, and costly investigations are a waste

Aug 27, 2013 - Lowell Ray Anderson, Cody:  When a change is made in an office, there are some employees who will not like it.  When you take a bureaucracy and change it into a working office, as ... [more]

As first 9/11 trials planned, loved ones of victims getting some relief

Aug 27, 2013 - By Ben Fox, The Associated Press:  GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- The visitors getting VIP treatment from the U.S. military sat through days of legal debate so dense that even lawyers yawned ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  No more 90?
Here is a seasonal question we like to ask this time of year: Are our 90-degree days over for the year? Weather watchers know it's rare to ... [more]


Aug 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Moisture helps hay production
CHEYENNE -- Hay production in Wyoming is improved over last year thanks to early snows, moderate temperatures and a ... [more]

Rain slows fires in Yellowstone

Aug 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Another day of scattered thunderstorms is expected in Yellowstone National Park, helping keep a lid on five wildfires burning in ... [more]

City settles on overlay paving using money from 1 percent

Aug 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved the recommendations from the Fix Our Roads Citizens Committee on pavement overlay projects on Watt Court to Dave's ... [more]

County backs off Pitt meth case after federal prosecutors intervene

Aug 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal prosecutors have taken over the case against Timothy Pitt, the Hudson man accused of leading a ring of methamphetamine dealers.
"He's being ... [more]

Marcela Alcantar de Vargas

Aug 27, 2013 - Staff:  Marcela Alcantar de Vargas, of Riverton, died Aug. 23, 2013, in Fruita, Colo. She was 58 years old.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, ... [more]

City crews work to keep plants green

Aug 27, 2013 - Staff:  Roy Clyde of the Riverton parks department gave a planter in downtown Riverton a drink on a hot August day. The planters have a mix of flowers and grasses ... [more]

Riverton students return for school year

Aug 27, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County School District 25 superintendent Terry Snyder, right, and principal Curt Collins gave students, teachers and parents the go-ahead to enter ... [more]

John R. Horton

Aug 27, 2013 - Staff:  John R. Horton died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 84 years old.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at ... [more]

Griz seen at elk refuge for first time since 1994

Aug 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A grizzly has been spotted at the National Elk Refuge for the first time in nearly 20 years.
A sow, with three cubs, was seen on Aug. 20 feeding on ... [more]

State to get $53 million in mineral payments after all

Aug 27, 2013 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  The Interior Department had defended the cuts by saying they had no choice in the matter under budget rules now in place, but a months-long legal review of ... [more]

Riverton hosting fastpitch softball tournament this weekend

Aug 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Manager Mark Stone expects six softball teams for the second annual Riverton High School Fastpitch Invitational scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. ... [more]

Freshman shoots 66 to pace Riverton in first round of invitational

Aug 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The tournament ended on Friday afternoon at the Riverton Country Club.

The Riverton High School Wolverines built a seven-stroke lead on Thursday ... [more]

Tigers third at season opening golf tourney

Aug 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Members of the Lander Valley High School gofl team held their own Thursday and Friday against the other Class 4-A teams at the Riverton Invitational ... [more]

Roseno wants to see fastpitch in high school

Aug 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School junior Andrea Roseno is a supporter of making girls fastpitch a high school-sanctioned sport in Wyoming.
Roseno is playing this weekend ... [more]

RHS wins golf invitational

Aug 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wolverines will continue the season Thursday and Friday at the 36-hole Worland Invitational.
Three Riverton High School freshmen placed in the top ... [more]

Why is one museum director an improvement over three?

Aug 25, 2013 - Ann Rowner, Riverton:  Editor:
Please explain to me how having one director for all the museums would be a better idea. The problem is not with the museums each having a separate ... [more]