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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]

Federal trumps state

Feb 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's an unpleasant lesson that state legislators are learning on gun laws

Amid the increased pressure nationally to tighten gun-ownership rules ... [more]

Digest

Feb 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man convicted of child endangerment
GILLETTE -- A Gillette man who left his infant son in his pickup truck while he went to work has been convicted of ... [more]

UW to give names of president candidates

Feb 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- University of Wyoming trustees will withdraw their request for a judge to keep secret their search for a university president and will soon publicly ... [more]

NPS set to release latest Yellowstone winter plan

Feb 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The National Park Service's latest proposal on the use of snowmachines in Yellowstone National Park is based on limiting their collective noise and ... [more]

Horse advocates anxious for First Amendment ruling

Feb 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- There may or may not be too many horses on federal lands in the West, but a U.S. district judge says there's not enough judicial staff in Nevada ... [more]

Hudson suspect pleads guilty to second-degree murder charges

Feb 22, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Laziur Stephen Hanway Jr. said he hesitated moments before he used a 3- or 4-inch black pocketknife to stab Elva Charlotte Quiver and Eric Clinton Likes to ... [more]

Runoff predictions higher for Midvale

Feb 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The drought did not lessen the water Midvale Irrigation District diverted last year, and the Bureau of Reclamation expects runoff into the Midvale system to be ... [more]

Legislature won't override Mead's vetoes

Feb 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming legislative leaders said Friday they won't try to override Gov. Matt Mead's vetoes of some sections of the state budget bill.
House Speaker ... [more]

Rendezvous shuffling rooms to accommodate additional students

Feb 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Superintendent Terry Snyder said he couldn't believe it when he heard Rendezvous Elementary School staff had come up with a plan to accommodate even more ... [more]

Tigers head into state wrestling after placing third at West regionals

Feb 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Third-place is right where Lander Valley High School coach Nick Fulton thought his team would finish at the Class 3-A West regional tournament Saturday in ... [more]

Cowgirls go cold down the stretch in 57-51 loss to San Diego State

Feb 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming Cowgirls played some of their best defense of the season Wednesday night against Mountain West-leading San Diego State at the ... [more]

Big swim meet this weekend at Riverton Aquatic Center

Feb 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton will be hosting the Wyoming State Championship "B" swim meet Saturday and Sunday at the Riverton Aquatic Center.
The first day's competition begins ... [more]

CWC probe finds second player who should have been ineligible

Feb 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An investigation into student athlete eligibility at Central Wyoming College has revealed at least one more player in violation of National Junior College ... [more]