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RMS students put scientific method to work

Jan 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Winners of the science fair's first round will advance to the West Regional Science Fair on Jan. 28 at Central Wyoming College.

Riverton Middle ... [more]

Gun initiative bets the most on new background checks

Jan 18, 2013 - By David Lauter and Melanie Mason, MCT Washington Bureau:  A less-ambitious effort to strengthen the background check system passed the Senate in 1999, after the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, but ... [more]

Legislation on superintendent is 'thug politics'

Jan 18, 2013 - Christopher G. Adamo, Wheatland:  Editor:
Americans who love their country and its constitution are appalled by the manner in which Barack Obama regularly exceeds his constitutional authority. ... [more]

School bus practices ought to be reworked

Jan 18, 2013 - Allison Reyno, Riverton:  Editor:
It was a tragedy that a child was killed getting off a school bus in Fremont County and that we had to just recently go through a trial to try and get ... [more]

Steamroller

Jan 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The 'Hill bill' flies in the face of what most legislators claim to believe

One of the oddest aspects of the steam-rolling show in the Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

Jan 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Senate hears dropout law
CHEYENNE -- A bill requiring students to stay in school until they're 18 or finish their senior year is advancing at the ... [more]

Students at UW push for state action on trafficking

Jan 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Three words -- the first three -- stand out on a petition a University of Wyoming student group has circulated since late last year in hopes of ... [more]

Senate bill would end life without parole sentences

Jan 18, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Under a bill proposed Thursday, Wyoming would no longer have a prison sentence of life without parole -- a punishment currently reserved for ... [more]

County passes on District 25's modular building

Jan 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners had expressed interest in using the building as a day reporting center for the new juvenile detention alternatives initiative.

The ... [more]

I have learned some major lessons, says paralyzed adventurer

Jan 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Though he has been confined to a wheelchair since 1994 when a motorcycle accident left him paralyzed, Clay Egan says he does not feel handicapped.
"I've ... [more]

Death at high school under investigation

Jan 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County officials are investigating the death of George Watts, 59, of Riverton, who was found unconscious Wednesday evening after being involved in a ... [more]

Gasoline tax increase gets House approval

Jan 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A proposal to raise Wyoming fuel taxes by a dime a gallon has cleared its final vote in the state House of Representatives.
The House on Friday ... [more]

Education leaders eye concealed gun bill with concern

Jan 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College are wary of a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on campus.
House Bill 105 states that anyone ... [more]

RHS golfer Nirider to signs to play college golf at Eastern Wyoming

Jan 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Aaron Nirider will continue his golf career in the fall at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington.
The Riverton High School senior made it official Thursday ... [more]

University of Wyoming hosts No. 15 San Diego State

Jan 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team hosts its second ranked foe of the season on Saturday when the Cowboys square off with No. 15/14 San Diego ... [more]

Martinez shouldn't play another minute this season

Jan 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt probably is surprised senior Luke Martinez is his biggest headache right now.
Martinez entered the ... [more]

Wolverine hoops teams hit road for Rock Springs

Jan 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Game time for the girls is 2 p.m. Saturday, with the boys to follow.

One way to look at Riverton's boys and girls basketball trip to Rock Springs on ... [more]

Riverton students rehearse for MCT show

Jan 17, 2013 - Staff:  Pupils from Fremont County School District 25 were busy rehearsing their parts for the Missoula Children's Theater production of "The Pied Piper" to be ... [more]

RHS swimmers end road trip with win over Casper Natrona

Jan 17, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School boys swim team swept all individual events and all three relays in a quick dual meet with Casper Natrona Tuesday at the Riverton ... [more]

Inside play lifts Cowgirls past Fresno State 78-71

Jan 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Some are just as much of a battle, but huge in early Mountain West Conference women's basketball action.
The University of Wyoming defended its home court by ... [more]

A low point for Cowboys in 49-36 loss at Fresno State

Jan 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Good defense has often bailed out the University of Wyoming men's basketball team when its offense wasn't making shots.
Not Wednesday night at Fresno ... [more]

CWC women still winless in Region IX

Jan 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College remained winless in the Region IX women's basketball conference after suffering a 61-52 loss Wednesday night at nationally ranked ... [more]

Big road victory Wednesday for Rustlers in Gillette

Jan 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College collected a pivotal 64-56 Region IX men's basketball road victory Wednesday night at Gillette College.
The CWC Rustlers are 4-1 in ... [more]

Wranglers climb to No. 5 state rank in Class 2-A wrestling

Jan 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni High School wrestling coach Tony Truempler is in awe of the No. 5 ranking his team has in Class 2-A.
His Wranglers climbed into the position after ... [more]

Today

Jan 17, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CLARK

Kale W. "Superman" Clark, 16, of Riverton, died Saturday, Jan. 5, at his home. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at ... [more]

David R. Garrity

Jan 17, 2013 - Staff:  David R. Garrity, of Hudson, Wis., died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at his home surrounded by family. He was 68 years old.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 ... [more]

Charlene M. Peil

Jan 17, 2013 - Staff:  Clarlene M. Peil, of Lander, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in her home after a battle with brain cancer. She was 52 years old.
A viewing will be 9 a.m. to 11 ... [more]

Virgil G. Antelope

Jan 17, 2013 - Staff:  Virgil G. Antelope died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper surrounded by his family. He was 59 years old.
A overnight visitation ... [more]

Presentations should draw attention to speaker, not detailed slides

Jan 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Question -- "I don't like giving presentations but, when I do, it seems like PowerPoint is pretty much the standard tool. If I absolutely have to do a ... [more]

Devon donates $1,000 for cement picnic table at Wolverine Stadium

Jan 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Devon Energy recently donated $1,000 to Fremont County School District 25 to help purchase a cement picnic table for the new concession stand area at the ... [more]