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Anna L. Talbott

Feb 24, 2013 - Staff:  Anna L. Talbott, of Riverton, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 78 years old.
According to her wishes, ... [more]

Elvin L. Booth

Feb 24, 2013 - Staff:  Elvin L. Booth died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at his family home in Casper after a short illness. He was 85 years old.
Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. ... [more]

Riverton, Lander among state's smallest spenders per city resident

Feb 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Audit recently released a report showing Riverton had a lean budget last fiscal year compared to other Wyoming municipalities with ... [more]

Summer internships available at Enzi's office

Feb 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C., office in the summer. The ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Events on the 33nd day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Fri., Feb. 22:

GUNS: A bill that would have tried to exempt ... [more]

Students pledge that Graduation Matters

Feb 24, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian Elementary School kindergartener Chaleigha Morris said she plans to be a veterinarian when she grows up.
"I want to help puppies to feel ... [more]

Digest

Feb 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Public invited to swearing in
The public is invited to attend the swearing in ceremony of newly appointed Fremont County Attorney H. Michael Bennett. ... [more]

Preschool on wheels: Youngest students enjoy learning on little purple bus

Feb 24, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wind River Schools have a new bus -- both inside and out.
The vehicle is shorter, has a side door that opens with a pull from the driver and has full windows ... [more]

Herbert K. Lehman

Feb 24, 2013 - Staff:  Herbert K. Lehman died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at his home. He was 85 years old.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at the United Methodist Church ... [more]

Wagner opera coming to Lander

Feb 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lander Met Opera will bring its next presentation in the 2012-13 season of performances from the Metropolitan Opera to the Lander Library at 10 a.m. March ... [more]

County FFA students visit capital

Feb 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Each year for the past 21 years, Fremont County Farm Bureau has taken on the financial, transportation and chaperoning duties of accompanying county FFA ... [more]

Free housing this summer for full-time CWC students

Feb 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Beginning this year, Central Wyoming College will offer summer housing free of charge for students who successfully complete 12 credit hours of ... [more]

Religious leaders debate gay marriage during CWC 'Hot Topic' discussion

Feb 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Marriage equality is the subject of the first in a series of Central Wyoming College "Hot Topic" discussions at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27.
Sponsored by ... [more]

Brawl, arrests mar basketball tournament

Feb 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  At least two people were arrested at Lander Valley High School, and police said a half-dozen more arrests could follow.

Two arrests followed a brawl ... [more]

The way it was: Elkhorn Hotel -- 1915

Feb 24, 2013 - Staff:  The Chicago North Western Railroad got to Shoshoni before either Riverton or Lander in 1906, and the town prospered. While it didn't approach Lander in size or ... [more]

Little Snake River wins intense game over Eagles

Feb 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Veteran Little Snake River boys basketball coach Paul Prestrud knew his team would be in battle with St. Stephen's Thursday night in the opening round ... [more]

Wind River boys overmatched by talented Lovell Bulldogs

Feb 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  School was in session again in the late game Thursday at Wolverine Gym in Riverton as the top-ranked Lovell Bulldogs educated the upstart Wind River Cougars ... [more]

Tharp paces Rams to first-round win

Feb 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The game plan created by the Dubois High School boys basketball team Thursday night was to go inside all game long to 6-foot-5 center Austin Tharp in the ... [more]

Thermop puts WIHS girls into consolation play

Feb 22, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Just five days after handing Class 2-A Northwest conference leader Lovell their only league loss of the season, the Thermopolis Lady Bobcats survived a ... [more]

Shoshoni girls eliminated from postseason play

Feb 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It wasn't the outcome the Shoshoni girls were looking for back in November when basketball practice began.
A promising season came to an end Friday morning at ... [more]

WIHS girls eliminate Greybull from tourney

Feb 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Survive and advance was the phrase coined by the late Jim Valvano when commenting on tournament play.
After a disappointing opening-round loss to ... [more]

Chief boys start strong with 32-point rout of Greybull

Feb 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was a two-point game just three weeks ago in Greybull, but the Wyoming Indian boys left no doubt Thursday afternoon at Wolverine gym in a 75-42 blowout of ... [more]

Wind River girls on to semis after downing Greybull 65-52

Feb 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Tournament opening games between the top seed from one side and the bottom from the other are often blowouts but can entertaining. Thursday's opener between ... [more]

Today

Feb 22, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ADDISON

A son was born to Rosaline Addison, of Thermopolis, at 1:53 a.m. Jan. 31, 2013, at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Darwin J. Brown

Feb 22, 2013 - Staff:  Darwin J. Brown died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Denver. He was 44 years old.
Rosary and prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at St. Stephen's ... [more]

Philip 'Phil' McCollam

Feb 22, 2013 - Staff:  Philip "Phil" McCollam died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 79 years old.
Per his request, cremation has ... [more]

Wind River student one of two in state to receive national award

Feb 22, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors young people for exemplary acts of volunteerism.

Wind River High School senior Darlee Hyatt is among ... [more]

Fremont County students graduate from UW

Feb 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Fremont County at the completion of the 2012 fall semester. The following degrees ... [more]

Newest campaign finance case could 'demolish' money limits

Feb 22, 2013 - MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to consider taking another step toward dismantling campaign finance laws, potentially freeing wealthy donors ... [more]

Life Resource Center's value is unmatched in Wyoming

Feb 22, 2013 - Dan Brossman, Lander:  Editor:
I'm writing concerning the Wyoming Life Resource Center (State Training School) in Lander. While I worked there as its first full time chaplain for 10 ... [more]