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CWC speech team successful at tournament

Mar 15, 2013 - Staff:  The Central Wyoming College Speech and Debate team returned to campus with several awards in hand following a tournament in Reno, Nev.
Competing against ... [more]

The unheralded frontrunner

Mar 15, 2013 - By Bart Jones, MCT News Service:  Oddsmakers ignored Bergoglio, but cardinals liked him all along

VATICAN CITY -- He wasn't at the top of the lists of candidates that Vatican ... [more]

People who need Medicaid and Medicare ought to get it

Mar 15, 2013 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  If people need Medicaid, then let them get it.
We pay for Medicaid and Medicare. Give it to the people that need it.
We pay for these things one way or the ... [more]

Naming names

Mar 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  UW's new boss is demeaned by suggestions that better candidates could have been found if there were more secrecy

It is insulting to soon-to-be ... [more]

Wyo. wind tax generated $2.6 million in first year

Mar 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming's new wind tax brought in $2.6 million in the first year it was collected.
State data show that $1 million went to the state, and the rest was ... [more]

First ruling likely next week on Hill lawsuit

Mar 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- After hearing more than two hours of testimony and arguments, a district judge said Thursday he will rule in a week on whether to restore the ... [more]

Digest

Mar 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Grizzlies waking up for spring
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Grizzly bears are emerging from their dens at Yellowstone National Park.
Park officials ... [more]

District 25 to proceed with demolition of Lincoln School

Mar 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Everything has to be out of the abandoned school building by April 12, with abatement scheduled to start April 25 and end May 31.

Local officials ... [more]

Non-profit cancer center proposed for Riverton site

Mar 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton is set to be the home of a new non-profit cancer treatment center.
Dr. Keith Mills, a Gillette oncologist who founded the Wyoming Cancer Foundation, ... [more]

County on guard for sequestration impacts

Mar 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Details are still emerging about $84.5 billion in cuts to the federal budget resulting from the sequester, which went into effect March 1. Some local county, ... [more]

Snow biz

Mar 14, 2013 - Staff:  Rendezvous Elementary School pupils presented their third-quarter musical, "Snow Biz," on Tuesday. Above, fifth-grade weatherman Dylan Beasley gave the ... [more]

Lobos send Pokes home

Mar 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LAS VEGAS -- Larry Shyatt dropped to his knees at one point.
Shyatt was also seen with his hands behind his head in disbelief.
He yelled at his players and ... [more]

CWC rodeo teams back in saddle

Mar 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The spring season opens this weekend at the Gillette College Rodeo.

Central Wyoming College rodeo coach Drew Schrock has confidence the winter ... [more]

Wolverines hit soccer fields this weekend

Mar 14, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Clear the courts, and get the pitch ready.
Just days after the winter basketball season ended, the Riverton Wolverine boys and girls soccer teams battle ... [more]

Quayle, Webb all- state for Wolverines

Mar 14, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Wolverine seniors Seth Quayle and Xavier Webb have been named to the Wyoming Coaches Association all-state boys basketball first team.
Webb and ... [more]

Elizabeth Joy Erickson

Mar 14, 2013 - Staff:  Elizabeth Joy Erickson, 36, of Riverton died Monday, March 11, 2013. Funeral services with military honors are at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Davis Funeral ... [more]

Michelle L. (Locker) Mayo

Mar 14, 2013 - Staff:  Michelle L. (Locker) Mayo died Friday, March 8, 2013. She was 37 years old.
Family and friends are invited to say their last goodbyes on Friday, March 15, at ... [more]

Today

Mar 14, 2013 - Staff:  Births
KHAN
Twin boys were born to Haseena Khan of Lander and Jhan Zeb of Lander at 7:25 a.m. and 7:53 a.m. Feb. 21, 2013, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Teton Therapy guides patients through Affordable Care Act Ch

Mar 14, 2013 - Staff:  Teton Therapy is helping patients overcome new changes being implemented by the Affordable Care Act by guiding patients through treatment options and providing ... [more]

Tschacher has big plans for her small business

Mar 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  She started out this week with help from the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Lucy Tschacher of Riverton has big plans for her new local ... [more]

Francis: A pope of firsts

Mar 14, 2013 - The Kansas City Star:  Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who had been the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, is the church's first pope from the Americas.
He is also the first pope to hail from the ... [more]

Many thanks from the Class 4-A state-runnerup RHS basketball

Mar 14, 2013 - Riverton High School boys basketball team and coaches:  Editor:
The Riverton boys basketball team would like to publicly thank Aric Hageman, the RHS band, and all of the RHS students and staff for making the long ... [more]

It's birthday month in our house

Mar 14, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  And time is sitting on my shoulders, shouting at me

Today is my younger son's first birthday. Also, my older son's third birthday is in 10 days, so ... [more]

Let's find gun laws everyone can live with

Mar 14, 2013 - Ellen Dudley, Dubois:  Editor:
I am a hunter and gun owner who is concerned about gun laws.
When I lived in Kenya, laws there required gun owners to submit to background checks ... [more]

Next stop: funding

Mar 14, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's pursue grant money for the new
Riverton justice center with unity and vigor
All commendation to the Fremont County Commission in settling on a location ... [more]

Cody chamber seeks donations to plow Yellowstone east gate

Mar 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The chamber of commerce in Cody has begun seeking donations to hire state snow plows to clear the road through the East Entrance to Yellowstone ... [more]

Mead signs bill to permit lottery gambling in state

Mar 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents can start thinking about their lucky numbers and dreaming about hitting the big one.
Gov. Matt Mead signed a bill into law ... [more]

Digest

Mar 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Judge hears first of Hill's suit
CHEYENNE -- A district judge in Cheyenne says he will rule in a week whether to restore the powers and duties recently ... [more]

Family of wreck victims looks for safety changes

Mar 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Anthony and Deaun Smith of Riverton were killed in 2011 while stopped at a road construction site.
 
On the morning of Aug. 25, 2011, Anthony and ... [more]

Ashdown to leave Riverton school board

Mar 14, 2013 - Staff:  The newest member of the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees has announced plans to resign due to a change in employment.
Greg Ashdown was ... [more]