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The way it was: Lander Tigers -- 1972

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County sent three teams to the state high schol baskerball tournament at the University of Wyoming in 1972 -- Dubois in Class B (the equivalent of ... [more]

Digest

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  Gun control next CWC 'Hot Topic'
Gun control is the subject of the second in a series of Central Wyoming College "Hot Topic" discussions at 11:30 a.m ... [more]

Wind River kids speak up on bus safety

Mar 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Motivated by a classmate's death, a group of Fremont County School District 6 students are lobbying the state Legislature to change laws about school bus ... [more]

Meth project art contest deadline extended

Mar 17, 2013 - Staff:  The Wyoming Meth Project has extended the registration deadline for the "Take a Stand Against Meth" statewide art contest from March 15 to April 1.
With ... [more]

Testing put off for a day after death of school staff member

Mar 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State testing was delayed by one day at Riverton Middle School last week due to the death of RMS paraprofessional Liz Erickson.
Erickson died Monday afternoon ... [more]

Calvert to stay on at Wyoming Public TV

Mar 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming PBS general manager Ruby Calvert has decided not to retire this summer, reversing her announcement to the contrary earlier this year.
"It's really ... [more]

Drive continues to improve atmosphere at Riverton City Park

Mar 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A committee of interested citizens has been proposed for "the purpose of researching, planning, fundraising and overseeing the construction of a fully ... [more]

Dashing through the snow

Mar 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Winter mountain bikers race the soft trails of Togwotee

Before the sixth annual Togwotee Winter Classic, many of the competitors talked excitedly ... [more]

Hanway gets life term for Hudson killings

Mar 17, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Facing a life sentence in prison, Laziur Stephen Hanway Jr. said he will never stop being sorry for stabbing Eric Likes and Elva Quiver to death at the ... [more]

State lays out options to reduce school crowding

Mar 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The group tasked with reviewing the needs of the state's highest-capacity school districts has completed its report for Riverton.
The Wyoming School ... [more]

Fresno escapes over Cowgirls

Mar 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LAS VEGAS -- Univers-ity of Wyoming sophomore Kayla Woodward is the Cowgirls' go-to player in game-winning situations. For Fresno State, it's junior Ki-Ki ... [more]

RHS boys see late goal erased, settle for 2-2 tie in opener

Mar 17, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Playing in their season-opening match in Sheridan, Riverton Wolverine soccer players Tristan White and Logan Hartbank each scored goals, and White nearly added ... [more]

USA mat tournament draws 150 to fieldhouse

Mar 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School wrestling coach Nick Fulton was busy Saturday at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
After completing a successful high school wrestling ... [more]

Savage takes shot put title in Casper, Thompson the 1,600

Mar 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County track and field athletes tasted early season success Saturday at the Glen Legler Memorial Invitational in Casper.
Riverton's Lane Savage won ... [more]

Registration this week for Lander baseball

Mar 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Chuck Carr is itching to get the baseball season started in Lander.
Carr has been elected as the president of the Lander Baseball Association this year. ... [more]

Soccer marathon ends in 0-0 tie for Wolverine girls

Mar 17, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Starting her first varsity game of the new season, freshman goalkeeper Natalie Lymburner made three athletic saves in overtime to preserve a 0-0 non-conference ... [more]

Riverton officials say 2-A hoops regional will stay, but the

Mar 17, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Class 2-A West regional boys and girls basketball tournament was the first of its kind in Wyoming to merge conferences into a regional concept. Prior to ... [more]

Tharp makes all-state for Dubois Rams

Mar 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dubois center Austin Tharp towered over his Class 1-A opponents this winter on the basketball court.
Tharp landed a spot on the Class 1-A boys basketball ... [more]

Experienced Wranglers set for track and field season

Mar 15, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Nearly a third of Shoshoni High School turned out for track this spring with 32 athletes vying for positions on the squad.  First-year head coach Brian Tucker ... [more]

First meet Saturday for Wolverine track athletes

Mar 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The pieces are there for Riverton High School track and field co-head coaches Tawn Gopp and Jorah Griffith to mold the Wolverines into a competitive team in ... [more]

Kids and cops

Mar 15, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton Police Department officers reached out to area school children Thursday during the annual Rock-A-Cop game day at the Riverton Branch Library. Top, ... [more]

Carol Carver

Mar 15, 2013 - Staff:  Carol Carver, 59, of Riverton died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Davis ... [more]

Brenda Joyce Tidzump Romero Oldman

Mar 15, 2013 - Staff:  Traditional services services for Brenda Joyce Tidzump Romero Oldman are to be held at noon on Monday March 18, at Rocky Mountain Hall. A wake will be held at ... [more]

Today

Mar 15, 2013 - Staff:  Births
GRIFFIN-FUTTER
A daughter was born to Kaitlyn Griffin of Riverton and Jeff Futter of Riverton at 5:23 a.m. Feb. 26, 2013, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Northwest College scholarship will honor Griffin of Riverton

Mar 15, 2013 - Staff:  A new scholarship program will benefit students at Northwest College in Powell in the memory of a Riverton man who was killed while serving in Afghanistan last ... [more]

Applications for NOLS aid due by end of this month

Mar 15, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County residents will again be able to apply for a scholarship to attend at National Outdoor Leadership School course. This year, though, the Rocky ... [more]

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]