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Writer trying to improve life ought to write about progress

Feb 11, 2015 - Mercy Hodges, Riverton:  Editor:
I was impressed, up to a point, by the letter to the editor on Jan. 31 by Michael L. SunRhodes. [more]

Flying a drone of one's own

Feb 11, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our Christmas quadcopter makes us YouTube ready

Some of my favorite YouTube videos of the new year show excited Christmas gift-getters flying their ... [more]

When to discriminate

Feb 11, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Two bills at the Legislature show the legal and philosophical contradictions at work

The Wyoming Legislature is exhibiting some confusion over the ... [more]

Digest

Feb 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Open meetings case to high court
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday over whether the school district in ... [more]

Troops head for Afghanistan

Feb 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming Army National Guard artillery unit will be deployed to Afghanistan in August.
The Guard says members of A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th ... [more]

Alternative fuel tax bill forwarded

Feb 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Senate committee has advanced a bill that would add a new state tax on electric and other vehicles that use nontraditional fuels.
The Senate ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 21st day of the 2015 General Session:
PIPELINES: The Senate for the second time voted for a bill to ... [more]

Discrimination bill moves on, but county's senators vote against measure

Feb 11, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would extend anti-discrimination protections to cover sexual orientation and gender identity at the workplace cleared the Wyoming Senate ... [more]

Jobless rate inches higher in December

Feb 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  Unemployment in Fremont County changed slightly for the worse in as the year ended, but the jobless rate remained lower than at the same point a year ... [more]

Today

Feb 10, 2015 - Staff:  Births
MASSEY

A daughter was born to Leanne Gonzales of Lander and Larry Massey of Lander at 9:25 p.m. Dec. 27, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Thompson's 31 leads in Shoshoni's easy victory over Wind River girls

Feb 8, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Shoshoni's swept rival Wind River this season with an easy 67-29 win over the Lady Cougars at Shoshoni on Saturday night.  The loss leaves the ... [more]

Slick Normative guard key in 77-70 win vs. St. Stephen's

Feb 8, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  He might be the best player you've never heard of -- and whose full name can't be published.
Normative Services made the long trek from a game in Friday night ... [more]

Hot-shooting Falcons down Pokes

Feb 8, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Playing without two of its top two big men, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team dropped a 73-50 game to Air Force on ... [more]

Jackson's 10 3-pointers sink Riverton boys

Feb 8, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After earning a key Class 4-A West victory over Evanston on Thursday, the Riverton Wolverines basketball team couldn't string two solid games together and fell ... [more]

Two strong quarters enough for Chief girls to knock off Greybull

Feb 8, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  EtHETE -- On the surface the Jekyll-and-Hyde play of the Wyoming Indian girls is enough to keep a team of sports psychologists busy for years.
But a close ... [more]

WIHS boys take 70-54 win

Feb 8, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Chiefs host Big Piney this Friday in a game that could determine the Class 2-A Southwest crown.

ETHETE -- The old football adage that "big ... [more]

Strong road victory for RHS girls over Jackson

Feb 8, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The win pushes Riverton's overall record to 8-8 overall and still 2-3 with five league games left to play this season.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines ... [more]

RHS's Prosser edged 1-0 for 182-pound medal

Feb 8, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers put three wrestlers on the podium at the Ron Thon tournament.

Riverton High School senior Reece Prosser battled to a ... [more]

McConnell takes Thon title

Feb 8, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander 113-pounder wins county's lone championship

With less than 15 seconds left in regulation in the Ron Thon Memorial Wrestling Invitational ... [more]

Last basket of game gives Cougar boys win over Shoshoni

Feb 8, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Wind River and Shoshoni have played each other nearly 100 times on the basketball court since the unification of Pavillion and Morton back in 1970. ... [more]

Poor not 'ripping off' Medicaid

Feb 8, 2015 - Walter Penning. Lander:  Editor:
Making poor people prove they have full-time employment before they can get Medicaid is against what Medicaid is about.
Poor people don't want to be ... [more]

Wyoming State 4-H Foundation gives $13,000 to Fremont County

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Financial support from the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation to county 4-H programs in fiscal year 2014 was roughly $242,000.
Financial assistance varied per ... [more]

Recruiting an airline

Feb 8, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Disastrous passenger figures at the airport prove that it must be done

Not that any more persuasion was required, but the year-and air passenger ... [more]

Two operas showing Saturday at library

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Lander MetOpera will present a doubleheader starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lander Library.
The Metropolitan Opera will show two short operas: Peter ... [more]

BLM seeking comment on assessment

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on the environmental assessment for the Wind River/Bighorn Basin District portion of the August 2015 ... [more]

Career-tech scholarship trimmed by Legislature

Feb 8, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill meant to establish a scholarship for career-technical students has passed in the Wyoming House of Representatives, but only after lawmakers ... [more]

Committee forwards investigator bill

Feb 8, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- The Senate Revenue Committee on Thursday narrowly approved a bill that would create a special investigator position to look into any future ... [more]

Cheri Clawson

Feb 8, 2015 - Staff:  Cheri Clawson died at her Riverton home on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015. She was 54 years old.
A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Davis ... [more]

Three dozen sessions at Farm and Ranch Days

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Brucellosis, heifer selection, cheatgrass and the new farm bill are among the topics that will be covered at the 31st annual Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days ... [more]

Intoxicated Ethete man's death ruled accidental

Feb 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The death of a 25-year-old Ethete man whose body was found Jan. 2 in a vehicle on Mill Creek Road has been labeled an accident.
Autopsy reports show Sheldon ... [more]