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UW mat coach counting on Lander's Hanson

May 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  University of Wyoming wrestling coach Mark Branch has plenty of complements for freshman heavyweight Jordan Hanson of Lander.
Hanson, a two-time Class 3-A ... [more]

Sixth place at 4-A West track for Wolverine boys and girls

May 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ashtyn Leisy of the Riverton Wolverines qualified for state in three events Friday and Saturday at the Class 4-A West regional meet in Casper.
The best ... [more]

Lander hosts big track regional

May 12, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The best weather of the season blessed the 29 boys and girls track teams that descended on Bill Bush Stadium in Lander Friday and Saturday for the West ... [more]

Tigers drub Rawlins, win conference soccer crown

May 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander will have a No. 1 seed at the state tournament in Jackson.

After deadlocking Rawlins 1-1 in the first meeting, the Lander Valley High School ... [more]

After upset loss to Rock Springs, RHS boys third at 4-A West soccer

May 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rock Springs upset the top-seeded Riverton Wolverines 1-0 Friday night in the Class 4-A West regional boys semifinal soccer match in Evanston.
The Wolverines ... [more]

Why weren't legislative audits taking place before 'the Hill bill,' not afterward?

May 12, 2013 - Darlene Dahlin, Riverton:  Editor:
The AP article in your May 4 edition, "Mead chides GOP leaders over criticism of Hill bill," in which Gov. Mead is reported to have said that the ... [more]

Terrible toll from the new wars

May 12, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  The signature human damages from Iraq and Afghanistan are the head wound and the amputation.

She never intended to be the answer in a trivia ... [more]

A square deal for the little guy

May 12, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  To listen to the language of American political campaigns, you could reasonably conclude that "big" is bad and "small" is good.
Who has too much power and ... [more]

Kids these days

May 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In the case of our Fremont County Students of the Year, the words are spoken in admiration

There is both a comforting similarity and an exciting ... [more]

Anita Seeley Price

May 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Anita Seeley Price of Riverton died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Casper Medical Center with her children by her side. She was 72 years old.
Per her request, ... [more]

Harvey Charles Rodgers

May 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Harvey Charles Rodgers of Riverton died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie.
He was 89 years old.
There will be no services, and ... [more]

Digest

May 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BLM proposes horse roundup
RAWLINS -- The Bureau of Land Management is proposing a wild horse roundup in Wyoming in an area in Sweetwater and Carbon ... [more]

UW arena to get $30M renovation

May 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has chosen a Casper company to oversee renovation of the Arena-Auditorium.
Trustees decided Friday to ... [more]

The way it was: Lander-Riverton soccer -- 1996

May 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lander and Riverton didn't play each other in high school soccer this year due to weather-related postponements that fouled up the schedule. That wasn't the ... [more]

Digest

May 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  4-H anniversary committee seeks help
Members of the 4-H 100th anniversary committee are asking former members or volunteers to help tell the story of ... [more]

Long way from home

May 12, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The bird was a long way from home, having attached itself to a small herd of cattle just north of Riverton.
The cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis, originated in ... [more]

Virtual museum brings artifacts closer

May 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Lost artifacts of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes have made a special trip back home from Chicago to be displayed in a kiosk at Central ... [more]

Conference encourages women to 'Leap into Leadership'

May 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Nearly 300 women were elected to city, county and state positions in Wyoming in November, and at least 12 participants of past Leap into Leadership events were ... [more]

Book of photos and essays features five nurses with CWC ties

May 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of the Joint Business Council were given a copy of "The American Nurse" by Carolyn Jones during a short reception May 3 at Central Wyoming College. The ... [more]

Commission doles out three $500 scholarships

May 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three Fremont County high school seniors will be receiving a little help in paying for college from their local government.
On Tuesday, commissioners decided ... [more]

Clerk of Court vacancy likely to be filled Tuesday

May 12, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The two women seeking the Fremont County District Court Clerk position made their cases to Republican Party Central Committee members Thursday.
Now it's up to ... [more]

'We just shot a grizzly'

May 12, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Thanksgiving Day 2012 took on added meaning for three men of the Trembly family. David Trembly of Dubois and sons Grant and Joel came within just a few feet of ... [more]

Caps and gowns at CWC

May 12, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A few months ago at a Central Wyoming College input session, student senate president Garret VonKrosigk told faculty members that graduation, although is an ... [more]

Commission pay raise to kick in; many entities seek spending increases

May 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Elected officials and other county entities proposed budgets to the Fremont County Commission in its first week of budget hearings May 6 and 7. Several ... [more]

Proposed CWC plan would result in new athletic director

May 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees heard about plans to restructure the school's athletic department during a special budget session this ... [more]

Raiders get baseball season going at Green River

May 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  New Riverton Raiders baseball manager Brady Beers is putting his American Legion squad through the drills for a 46-game schedule this summer on the diamond. ... [more]

Wolverine girls win in overtime at West regional

May 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two late goals in the second overtime period from Taylor Paskett-Krause put the Riverton Wolverines over the Evanston Lady Red Devils 2-1 in the opening round ... [more]

'Beliebers' can teach a thing or two about the nature of belief

May 10, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Canadian pop star Justin Bieber's fans are known as "Beliebers." According to Wikipedia, this pun, based on Bieber's name and the word "believer," ... [more]

Today

May 10, 2013 - Staff:  Births
RAMBO

A son was born to Michelle and Skylar Rambo, of Riverton, at 4:50 p.m. April 11, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds, ... [more]

Jeffery Spitler

May 10, 2013 - Staff:  Jeffery Spitler, of Riverton, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. He was 56 years old.
Funeral services will be later this ... [more]