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Until a real deal gets done, Congress should stay in D.C.

Mar 27, 2013 - By Nick Troiano, MCT News Service:  Spring break shouldn't just be for students, but usually, a "break"
follows a period of "work" -- and not much can be said of the 113th Congress's ... [more]

U.S. being 'shafted' out of its money

Mar 27, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I was reading the other day on how Texas is wanting to pass a new law about requiring immigrants or illegals to have certification of their ... [more]

Good to see column on funny police calls again

Mar 27, 2013 - Barbara Kyle, Riverton:  Editor:
It was so fun to see the piece written by Katie Roenigk about all the funny police calls. I think a lot of people used to enjoy when Sgt. Ringer of ... [more]

Times change

Mar 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  If the Supreme Court doesn't validate same-sex marriage now, it delays the inevitable

The recent panel discussion at Central Wyoming College on ... [more]

Shooting restrictions to resume this week

Mar 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The U.S. Forest Service is restricting the shooting of firearms in the Pole Mountain area between Cheyenne and Laramie starting at the end of the ... [more]

Digest

Mar 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man to serve life in prison for killing
CODY -- A judge in Cody has sentenced a man to life in prison, with the possibility of parole, for the ... [more]

Federal gov't cuts $53M in mineral payments to state under 'sequester'

Mar 27, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The federal government has informed Wyoming officials that it will withhold more than $53 million in mineral payments to the state under the ... [more]

Denali expedition stresses diversity

Mar 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The NOLS-led ascent aims to place nine black climbers atop North America's tallest mountain.

Eight members of the Expedition Denali team spoke to ... [more]

Dubois boy's death called 'tragic accident'

Mar 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County officials are investigating the Tuesday morning death of 6-year-old Lain Mathson of Dubois.
Coroner Ed McAuslan said he doesn't suspect foul play in ... [more]

Auditors want value established for county museum collections

Mar 27, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board has inquired about a request from county officials to have museum collections "accessioned" to determine total value.
Board ... [more]

County has a dozen bad bridges; state eyes replacements

Mar 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A recent inspection by the Wyoming Department of Transportation found damage to a wooden bridge on Ray Lake Road, where one support post was split from top to ... [more]

Firefighters duel in annual charity basketball game

Mar 26, 2013 - Staff:  Lander firefighter Ian Kraft, left, reached for the rebound against Riverton fireman Ian Kath during Saturday's third annual Lander-Riverton volunteer ... [more]

RMS students present spring play

Mar 26, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School students presented their spring play "Murder So Fowl" at the school Thursday and Friday for pupils and family members. Above, Evelynn ... [more]

Light turnout for WIHS boys track; girls have 20

Mar 26, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  A light turnout for the Wyoming Indian boys this season puts just six athletes in the familiar red, white and blue uniform for venerable head coach Chico Her ... [more]

We've made the most of poor Little League site; now it's time to do better

Mar 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  If I were planning new Little League baseball fields in Riverton, just about the last place I would build them is where our fields -- the Ron Saban Little ... [more]

Tigers run early soccer mark to 4-0 with rout of Torrington

Mar 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The hardest part for members of the Lander Valley High School boys soccer team turned out to be the trip to Torrington on Saturday.
After seeing its bus ... [more]

Cowboys end season with overtime loss

Mar 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE (AP) - This time, the buzzer-beater didn't go the University of Wyoming's way.
Junior guard David Brown hit a game-tying 3-pointer with less than a ... [more]

Today

Mar 26, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SEBRING

A son was born to Ashley Jackson and Bryce Sebring of Riverton at 7:03 a.m. March 19 at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

Officials recommend HPV vaccine

Mar 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Taking advantage of available vaccines can help prevent cervical cancer while following expert screening recommendations can help ensure cervical cancer is ... [more]

If anything, Syria's Assad now appears stronger, not weaker

Mar 26, 2013 - By Lara Jakes, AP National Security Writer:  WASHINGTON -- Foes of Syrian President Bashar Assad are distracted by fragmentation within their ranks, foreign meddling and new finger-pointing over chemical ... [more]

Consider a rec center on Major land instead of a justice center

Mar 26, 2013 - Stephanie S. Reed-Tippets, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing this letter to propose putting a rec center and a convention center on the property on Major Ave. I feel that the land should be for ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 26, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Never boring
Everybody is affected by the weather, but some of us enjoy crunching the numbers more than others. What those numbers showed over the ... [more]

Digest

Mar 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Money raised to open park on time
JACKSON -- Thanks to successful local community fundraising efforts, Yellowstone National Park will be open on time ... [more]

Incoming UW chief makes good impression on visit

Mar 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Visiting the University of Wyoming campus for the first time since being named its new president, Robert Sternberg is making a good impression with ... [more]

Fracking ruling sides with states, energy producers

Mar 26, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  In 2010, Wyoming became one of the first states to require companies to disclose ingredients in hydraulic fracturing chemicals to state regulators but not ... [more]

Tribe, feds agree to wait 60 days on eagle lawsuit

Mar 26, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawsuit between the Northern Arapaho Tribe and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the tribe's fight for a permit allowing it to kill bald ... [more]

G&F wants new hunting quotas

Mar 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Area residents will have a chance to weigh in on proposed hunting seasons this week during a meeting with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Wednesday in ... [more]

Churches plan Holy Week schedules through Easter

Mar 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Anyone wanting to hunt for eggs over Easter weekend will have plenty of opportunities in the Riverton area.
The Riverton Chamber of Commerce will host its ... [more]

'Timing all wrong' for change in college funding, CWC says

Mar 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials at Central Wyoming College are worried about a potential change to the state's funding metric that would redistribute money to community colleges ... [more]

Wolverine girls down Worland 2-0 on home field

Mar 25, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines soccer team gave new head coach Tanya Santee her first-ever win Friday afternoon with a dominating 2-0 victory over the Worland ... [more]