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High rents contribute to poverty and homelessness

Feb 3, 2013 - Nancy and Lloyd Eckstein, Riverton:  Editor:
As people who work with feeding the low income in Fremont County, we have seen a sad trend starting.
Landlords who have put rent up so high that our ... [more]

National holiday

Feb 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Official or not, Sunday fills the bill

Try this idea on for size: The holiday season isn't over yet.
Presidential proclamations and Congressional ... [more]

Another razor-thin loss for Riverton girls

Feb 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Remember the song from Three Dog Night called "One is the Loneliest Number"?
RHS Lady Wolverine girls basketball coach Ron Porter does, except he thinks ... [more]

Chief girls defeat Riverside, Greybull in conference play

Feb 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Indian Lady Chiefs picked up a pair of wins over Class 2-A Northwest opponents this weekend. It was easy at home on Friday with a 60-27 win over ... [more]

Southwest conference split for Shoshoni girls

Feb 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Wranglers stand 2-5 in league play with a single conference game remaining.

The Shoshoni girls picked up a split in Class 2-A Southwest ... [more]

Wranglers whip Kemmerer after Friday heartbreaker

Feb 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni moved to 2-5 in legue play with a single conference game left.

Shoshoni came within a single point of sweeping into third place in the ... [more]

One easy win, one tough one for Wyoming Indian boys on weekend

Feb 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian's boys pitched a shutout in the opening period Friday night at Ethete, limiting Riverside to just two missed free throws in the opening eight ... [more]

Young Cougar boys surprise Dubois

Feb 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wind River stunned visiting Dubois Friday night at Pavillion with an entertaining 68-57 win over the Rams.
The DHS boys had a decided height advantage, and ... [more]

Wind River drops struggling DHS girls

Feb 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It's the kind of game that sometimes can't be avoided. Class 2-A contender Wind River hosted an inexperienced Dubois squad Friday at Pavillion and rolled ... [more]

Wolverine boys crush Green River

Feb 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Xavier Webb was 5-5 on 2-point shots and 5-7 on 3-pointers for Riverton.

Riverton High School's boys basketball team, currently ranked third in ... [more]

Miller second, Alexander sixth for Tiger wrestlers at Thon tournament

Feb 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jacob Miller made things interesting for Lander Valley High School Saturday in the Ron Thon finals at Wolverine Gym, but Gillette's Dani Fischer claimed a ... [more]

CWC women upset Casper College

Feb 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Marissa Hogan came through in the final seconds for Central Wyoming College on a layup to give her team a signature 54-52 Region IX women's basketball ... [more]

Wempen a runner-up for RHS on Thon mat

Feb 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three other Wolverines make medal stand.

Arhen Wempen wrestled a determined Ron Thon Invitational for Riverton High School to finish second in the ... [more]

Helen E. Rinker

Feb 3, 2013 - Staff:  Helen E. Rinker of Lander died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She was 91 years old.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, ... [more]

John E. Brodie

Feb 3, 2013 - Staff:  John E. "Jack" Brodie died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at his home in Lander surrounded by loving family members. He was 87 years old.
A memorial service is ... [more]

Digest

Feb 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Flaming Gorge gets hovercraft
MANILA, Utah -- Flaming Gorge Reservoir is welcoming a long-awaited amphibious hovercraft meant to keep the dam secure ... [more]

Bill would let schools test all-year class

Feb 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Represent-attires has given initial approval to a bill that would encourage school districts to try out year-round class ... [more]

Conditions right for low gas prices in Wyoming, Rockies

Feb 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A boom in domestic oil drilling has helped lower U.S. gasoline prices, though the steepest drops have missed California commuters, Midwestern ... [more]

The way it was: Cutter racing -- 1978

Feb 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County has been enthusiastic cutter racing country for years, with February often a prime month for the modern-day chariot racers to hit the ... [more]

Four-day CWC event to display a range of plays

Feb 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's 10th annual showcase of student-directed plays provides two different evenings of comedy, music and drama over a four-day ... [more]

Photographer, writer pair up to create 'Wyoming from the Air'

Feb 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The new book captures state scenery in hundreds of aerial photos.

After the successful sale of their "Wind River County" photo book several years ... [more]

Encana announces academic scholarships

Feb 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. has announced its scholarships for 2012-13 high school seniors. One $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year for up to four years) will ... [more]

All 'yes' votes so far on bills tied to natural gas and cars

Feb 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A slew of bills regarding natural gas is marching through both Wyoming legislative houses. Fremont County's legislators are mostly backing the eight bills, ... [more]

Rez dancers return from inauguration parade in D.C.

Feb 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With a last-minute notification to participate in the presidential inauguration parade, Northern Arapaho tribal liaison Gary Collins quickly gathered dancers ... [more]

Medallion found Friday alongside rural roadway

Feb 3, 2013 - Staff:  Paul Avery said he and his family decided ahead of time that they would work together and find the Wild West Winter Carnival Medallion.
And that's exactly ... [more]

Plans firming up on N. Federal rebuild; city seeks input for last time on Tuesday

Feb 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Tuesday meeting at Riverton City Hall is the last chance for citizens to give input on the North Federal Boulevard rebuild in Riverton before plans are ... [more]

Field representatives to meet with residents

Feb 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Field representatives for U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis will be available to visit with Fremont County residents Tuesday, ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 3, 2013 - Staff:  Events on the 19th day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Fri., Feb. 1:

UW PRESIDENT: A bill that would allow the selection of University ... [more]

First ice, then art: Sculptors chisel creatively for WWWC competition

Feb 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  They were supposed to carve sculptures, but along two blocks on Riverton's Main Street on Saturday, a few chisels, chainsaws and files turned blocks of ice ... [more]

Today

Feb 1, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's page one story "Local lawmakers split on 'Hill bill'" the legislator representing Shoshoni should have been identified as ... [more]