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Elk hunt set record in 2012

Mar 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Elk hunters in Wyoming killed a record number of elk last year.
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reports that favorable hunting conditions, ... [more]

New rec trail planned for Sinks Canyon

Mar 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Cyclists, equestrians, hikers, skiers and snowshoers will have more space to play in Fremont County. The Shoshone National Forest will start building a ... [more]

State weighs response to slashed fed lease payout

Mar 28, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The U.S. Department of Interior is cutting federal mineral payments to 35 states by about $110 million this fiscal year as part of the automatic federal ... [more]

County protests BLM plan in area of sage grouse habitat

Mar 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is at odds with the Bureau of Land Management over balancing environmental protections with development.
On March 22 the ... [more]

CWC wants to lower costs of employee recruitment

Mar 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Reducing airline travel expense is one of the college's priorities.

More than 60 percent of the money Central Wyoming College spends on employee ... [more]

Game herds feel drought impact; state changing seasonal quotas

Mar 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Sportsmen say the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is managing game responsibly with 2013's big game seasons.
At a meeting Wednesday at the Riverton Branch ... [more]

Christensen ups offensive tempo during spring football practice

Mar 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Tempo. Tempo. Tempo.
It's a common buzz phrase in football.
And Wyoming football -- and by proxy -- head coach Dave Christensen have both caught the ... [more]

RHS track teams best Lander in early dual meet

Mar 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The meet was Riverton's second of the season, Lander's first.

Ashtyn Leisy captured three individual track and field titles to pace the Riverton ... [more]

A bewildering, big bunny

Mar 27, 2013 - Staff:  Children attending the PAWS annual pupcake fundraiser Saturday at the Riverton senior center had the opportunity to have their portrait taken with the Easter ... [more]

Wind River hosting track invitational Thursday

Mar 27, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It's the oldest regular-season track meet in Wyoming, dating back to 1959.  The name has changed over the years from the Morton Invitational during the 1960s ... [more]

Stauffenberg places third at regional Hoop Shoot contest

Mar 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Demi Stauffenberg has the eye of a top-notch free throw shooter.
The Riverton 9-year-old recently won the local and state Elks Hoop Shoot contest to advance ... [more]

RHS girls fall 3-0 to Kelly Walsh on road

Mar 27, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Kelly Walsh Lady Trojans scored three times in the first half, twice from distance, to beat Riverton 3-0 and give the Lady Wolverines (1-1-1, 0-1 Class 4-A ... [more]

Wolverines frustrated by tie with Kelly Walsh

Mar 27, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Moments after Riverton's Tuesday evening boys soccer match with the Kelly Walsh Trojans, RHS head coach Erly Cornejo gathered his players on the pitch and told ... [more]

Consider a shot clock for Wyoming prep hoops

Mar 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It's time for the Wyoming High School Activities Association to get serious about a shot clock for high school basketball.
Eight states use the shot clock, ... [more]

Today

Mar 27, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
LAWRENCE

Valerie J. Lawrence, 53, of Riverton, died Friday, March 22, at her home. There will be no services, per her request. Close family and ... [more]

Mary 'Jeannie' (Robinette) Wilmoth

Mar 27, 2013 - Staff:  Mary "Jeannie" (Robinette) Wilmoth, a longtime Lander resident, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Westward Heights Care Center. She was 84 years old.
A ... [more]

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]