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After beating Lander, RHS wrestlers down Kelly Walsh

Feb 15, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Despite being a little fatigued from a hectic stretch of wrestling, the Riverton High School Wolverines edged Casper Kelly Walsh 42-36 Friday night at Tonkin ... [more]

Wyoming Indian girls beat Kemmerer and Big Piney

Feb 15, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  A slow start Friday night by the Wyoming Indian girls could be attributed to distractions on and off the court.  Lady Chief head coach Aleta Moss missed the ... [more]

Neglected horse found, rescued from fenced lot in Riverton

Feb 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials have collected an aging horse that had been neglected and abandoned in the 600 block of South Sixth Street East.
Riverton Police Department ... [more]

'The King and I' to open Feb. 26 at CWC

Feb 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I" will open Feb. 26 at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.
The cast of 67 ... [more]

Reloading for another weekend

Feb 15, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  It's a good thing I love covering local sports, because I do a lot of it this time of year.

The afternoon light leaked onto the south end of the ... [more]

Helping hand: Pastor gets new prosthetic locally thanks to 3-D printer

Feb 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Scott Jorgenson never thought he'd be getting a new hand.
The 64-year-old pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Riverton, Jorgenson was born without most of ... [more]

Arapaho school district creating language app

Feb 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 38 is developing its own Arapaho language app.
The Apple iPad app is the district's latest initiative to expand Arapaho ... [more]

Fast-starting Eagles down Ten Sleep

Feb 15, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  St. Stephen's roared out of the opening tip to a 12-0 lead over visiting Ten Sleep Friday afternoon and never looked back in an easy 79-54 win over the ... [more]

Wind River girls still seek first basketball victory

Feb 15, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Wind River girls basketball season comes to an end next Friday at Pavillion when the Cougars host Wyoming Indian.
A pair of weekend losses to Kemmerer and ... [more]

Bill to hedge bets on Medicaid denial OK'd in Senate

Feb 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's two senators both voted against a bill that would provide payments to Wyoming hospitals for "uncompensated charity care."
Senate File 145 ... [more]

Cougar boys sweep league foes

Feb 15, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- It was a very interesting weekend in the Class 2-A Southwest, with Wind River and Wyoming Indian each sweeping Kemmerer and Big Piney.
The double ... [more]

Wyoming wins 20th victory to end losing skid

Feb 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Junior guard Josh Adams scored a season-high 26 points and three other Cowboys reached double figures to push the University of Wyoming men's basketball team ... [more]

State drops three rigs

Feb 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. plunged by 98 this week to 1,358 ... [more]

Pokes aim to get back on winning side Saturday

Feb 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- After suffering back-to-back losses for the first time since March of last year, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team looks to get back ... [more]

Rustler women drop close one to Casper, 61-55

Feb 13, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the late stages of a pivotal Region IX junior college women's basketball game, Casper College's Alyssa Big Man hit a desperation 3-pointer as the ... [more]

Cool free-throw shooting seals CWC win over Casper College men

Feb 13, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Deadlocked 60-60, Central Wyoming College Rustlers Eimer Lopez and Bryce Canda hit two game-saving free throws apiece Thursday night in the final 21 seconds ... [more]

Wolverine wrestlers nip Lander in 39-37 classic

Feb 13, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton needed a pin in the final two matches, and Reece Prosser and Matthew Reinig delivered.

Reece Prosser and Matthew Reinig produced ... [more]

By satirizing religion, Charlie Hebdo fights for free speech

Feb 13, 2015 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  The Muslim terrorists who murdered the staff at Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine, claimed to be retaliating for the magazine's attacks on Islam and ... [more]


Feb 13, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Melvena Oldman of Arapahoe and Rusty Perry of Arapahoe at 8:34 a.m. Jan. 17, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]


Feb 13, 2015 - Staff:  BHSU students named to dean's list
The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the dean's list for the fall 2014 ... [more]

Yale mock trial team champs at Duke tournament

Feb 13, 2015 - Staff:  A former Riverton High School speech and debate standout is enjoying success again this year in collegiate speech competition.
Robert Peck captained his mock ... [more]

We stuck it to Obamacare

Feb 13, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  But that decision comes with consequences

Do you feel better now, you Wyoming state senators who stuck it to Obama?
Probably so.
The vote in the ... [more]

Say it your way

Feb 13, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Valentine's Day is the time

Friday the 13th one day, Valentine's Day the next. So says our 2015 calendar.
If you are superstitious about the first, ... [more]


Feb 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Search continues for missing girl
GILLETTE -- Searchers have yet to find a missing 4-year-old girl who fell through the ice on the Powder River on ... [more]

Senate passes science ed bill with Bebout amendment

Feb 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state Senate has passed a bill that allows the state Board of Education to consider the Next Generation Science Standards.
But the Senate on ... [more]

Bill stripping regulations on food sales gets 3-2 OK

Feb 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Senate committee has endorsed a bill to deregulate the individual sale of raw milk, canned goods and other foods that are considered to be ... [more]

'Every avenue we can'

Feb 13, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Revamped local VFW operation encouraging new veterans to visit

Volunteers from the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Riverton are encouraging new veterans ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 23rd day of the 2015 General Session:
BUDGET BILL: Both the House and the Senate voted to give ... [more]


Feb 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Births

A son was born to Jacqui Stratton of Riverton and James Page of Scottesville, Va., at 7:15 p.m. Jan. 7, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Wolverine swimmers to regional this weekend

Feb 11, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Minus its top swimmer, the Riverton Wolverine boys swim team traveled to Sheridan for a set of dual meets last Friday and then to Gillette for a large ... [more]