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State discovers extra money for Capitol renovation

Apr 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Officials have found more money for a proposed major renovation of the State Capitol in Cheyenne.
Budget officials recently discovered an extra ... [more]

Student enrollment on the rise in state's schools

Apr 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Education says enrollment across the state is on the rise.
The department released figures Thursday that show the state ... [more]

Weekend deaths unusual, but foul play not suspected in either

Apr 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office is investigating two unrelated and unsuspicious deaths that took place over the weekend in Riverton.
The first was ... [more]

April fifth-snowiest for city; third storm boosts snowpack

Apr 23, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  For the third straight week, a spring snowstorm dumped snow and made travel hazardous in Wyoming, but a forecaster says the latest round of wintry weather is ... [more]

City to ask residents for help with sidewalk fix

Apr 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Worn out sidewalks are throwing a wrench in a proposed plan to fix curbs and gutters in Riverton, and the plan could bring big bills for property owners.
The ... [more]

District court clerk to resign

Apr 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk of District Court Katie Brodie Meredith announced her resignation Tuesday to the Fremont County Commission. She has held the office for 18 ... [more]

CWC names finalists for head hoops job; Lindley still alive

Apr 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The two will be at CWC this week for campus interviews and presentations.

Shelby Lindley and Pat Rafferty are the two finalists from 89 applicants ... [more]

Lander girls roll on with 4-0 win at home over Newcastle

Apr 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School knocked in three early goals Saturday in a Class 3-A West non-conference match soccer on its way for a 4-0 home victory over ... [more]

County track performers grab medals in Lovell meet

Apr 21, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  There were a lot of track meets across the Cowboy State Saturday. The Lovell Invitational featured the two best teams in Class 2-A and 3-A this seasons in the ... [more]

Riverton boys dominate Rock Springs

Apr 21, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Tristan White got both goals for the Wolverines.

Being forced inside for practice most of the week because of weather appeared to have little impact ... [more]

State Hall of Fame comes calling for Lander Valley High School's Ragan

Apr 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The longtime Lander Valley High School coach will be inducted this summer.

Mike Ragan learned this week that he will be inducted into the Wyoming ... [more]

Wolverine girls get road win in Rock Springs

Apr 21, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Lady Wolverines will begin their second round of conference play at Casper Natrona on Thursday.

The RHS Lady Wolverine soccer team, after ... [more]

LVHS boys overwhelm Newcastle 6-0 at home

Apr 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Six different Lander Valley High School boys soccer players scored to blank Newcastle 6-0 Saturday afternoon in Lander.
The victory was the home opener for ... [more]

Maybe this explains why the beer tax has held so steady

Apr 21, 2013 - Pat Arrine, Lander:  Editor:
On reading the news about trying to get the Wyoming Legislature to raise the tax on beer above the level it has been at since the 1930s, a memory came ... [more]

Every day is Saturday now

Apr 21, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Which is good, because Saturday always was one of the busiest days of my week.

A question has come up often since last June when I "officially" took ... [more]

Iraq was a war with too few victors

Apr 21, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  We were told it would be an inexpensive cakewalk, but it was far from it.

"History is written by the victors," as Winston Churchill wrote. But the ... [more]

Just as predicted

Apr 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming is learning that federal sequestration is as bad as advertised

Everyone always said that the federal budget cuts known as the sequester would ... [more]

Edward McIntyre

Apr 21, 2013 - Staff:  Edward McIntyre of Riverton died Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
He was 53 years old.
Funeral services are at 3 p.m. Tuesday, ... [more]

Patricia Rita (Young) Mathey

Apr 21, 2013 - Staff:  Patricia "Pat" Mathey died in the early morning Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Lander Valley Medical Center. She was 87 years old.
Viewing is from 6 p.m. to 7 ... [more]

The way it was: Early museum work -- 1915

Apr 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County had been around long enough by 1915 that a group of history-minded citizens decided it was time to establish a county museum.
This photograph ... [more]

CWC student art exhibit now in arts center gallery

Apr 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  The annual show will run through May 4, and a reception will be Tuesday on campus.

Central Wyoming College art students are exhibiting their best ... [more]

Slope stabilization work taking place in Wind River Canyon

Apr 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  Traffic delays are expected during a $1.88 million slope stabilization project in Wind River Canyon between Shoshoni and Thermopolis on U.S. 20/Wyoming ... [more]

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]