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Remember who voted to ruin the superintendent's elected office

Feb 12, 2013 - Joanne Vandersill, Riverton:  Editor:
Here are the local Fremont County legislators who voted to destroy the office of state superintendent and to try to ruin career of the person we all ... [more]

State of the Union is a frenzied, sleepless time for the writers

Feb 12, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Cody Keenan haunts the basement of the West Wing at all hours, laboring over the State of the Union address while cloaked in a black pullover that ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Benedict's benediction
For the first time in nearly eight years, the Catholic Church will have a new pope. Perhaps more interestingly, for the first ... [more]

House amends silencer bill, excludes big game animals

Feb 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming hunters could use guns equipped with silencers to kill predators and non-game animals but could not use them for hunting big game under a ... [more]


Feb 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead grants first commutation
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has granted his first commutation of a prison sentence since he took office two years ... [more]

Crash spills deicing chemical into Clarks Fork

Feb 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- An estimated 5,000 gallons of a chemical used to deice roads spilled into the Clarks Fork River, killing dozens of fish, after a semitrailer ... [more]

Fort Washakie man charged in stabbing at hotel

Feb 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 32-year-old Fort Washakie man is being charged with two counts of aggravated assault and battery after reportedly stabbing a Riverton woman early Sunday at ... [more]

C-h-a-m-p-s: Top spellers crowned

Feb 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County will send four contestants to the state spelling bee this year instead of two because of scheduling confusion at local schools.
Organizers said ... [more]

Support lukewarm on enhancements for North Federal rebuild

Feb 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton business owners and residents who attended the regular city council meeting Tuesday at city hall expressed consensus that some types of small ... [more]

Field set at seven for college board; meeting Feb. 20

Feb 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Seven people will vie this month for the open Subdistrict 2 seat on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees.
The group now includes Jack Hildner and ... [more]

Snow buries Fremont County

Feb 10, 2013 - Staff:  A road grader led a pickup truck through a snowy East Park Avenue in Riverton Saturday morning as the heaviest snowfall of the year arrived in Fremont County. ... [more]

Wrangler boys, girls both downed Saturday by Thermop Bobcats

Feb 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Shoshoni's girls played a tough defensive battle Saturday with Thermopolis in the only regular season meeting of the two schools. The visiting Bobcats came ... [more]

Wind River boys absorb two losses

Feb 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Cougars will most likely travel to Shoshoni for an opening round regional "pigtail" game a week from Monday.

It was a tough weekend for the Wind ... [more]

Cowgirls win fifth straight game, beating BSU 77-60

Feb 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Behind a double-double from Chaundra Sewell, the Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team (18-4 overall, 7-2 MW) earned a decisive 17-point win, 77-60, over the Boise ... [more]

Cougar girls in good shape after two league wins

Feb 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- It was a huge weekend sweep for the Wind River girls as the Cougars moved into sole possession of first place in the Class 2-A Southwest with a ... [more]

Wyoming falls to Boise State 68-61

Feb 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Senior guard Derrious Gilmore tied a career-high with 26 points and senior forward Leonard Washington added 18 points and 15 rebounds, but the University of ... [more]

WIHS girls pummel Big Piney, avenge early loss to Kemmerer

Feb 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- You might say it was a yawner Friday night at Ethete, as the Wyoming Indian girls held visiting Big Piney to just two points in the first and fourth ... [more]

Chiefs lock up 2-A Southwest with powerful weekend sweep

Feb 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Wyoming Indian won the Class 2-A Southwest conference with a weekend sweep of Big Piney and Kemmerer. The Chiefs beat the Punchers 73-47 Friday ... [more]

Tiger girls split conference matchups

Feb 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After suffering a 58-30 loss to Star Valley Friday night at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse, Lander Valley High School put things together for a 68-52 girls ... [more]

Austin cracks top 20 as Tigers ski on Olympic course

Feb 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School Nordic skiers had a taste of a famous Olympic course at Soldier Hollow Feb. 1-2 in Park City, Utah.
The competition had the best ... [more]

Wolverines climb to 18-2 in 59-33 drubbing of RS

Feb 10, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  The Wolverines led 36-9 at halftime of the Class 4-A West conference game.

There were lots of indications Saturday afternoon that it was going to be ... [more]

Lander boys lose to No. 1 Star Valley, beat Jackson 43-36

Feb 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School wasted little time getting back on the winning track Saturday in a 43-36 win against Jackson at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
In ... [more]

Wolverine girls win OT nail-biter 40-39

Feb 10, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Saturday's triumph over Rock Springs was Riverton's first conference victory since 2008.

At last, a breakthrough.
Playing gutsy defense with the ... [more]

The absurd story of SF 0104

Feb 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  And the legislators actually wonder why their approval ratings are so low.

The recent series of columns on the heavy-handed treatment of State ... [more]

The best are 'strangers to self-importance

Feb 10, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  This past week, I sat for an hour-long, one-on-one interview with Brian Lamb, the man who created C-SPAN, where citizens could see and hear, frequently ... [more]

More unelected bureaucracy won't make education better

Feb 10, 2013 - Ed Thomas, Kinnear:  Editor:
As a  longtime teacher, I have opinions about the actions by the people in Cheyenne regarding the state superintendent.
What makes the inept governor ... [more]

No summer vacation?

Feb 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Legislature's bill permitting year-round school year is worth testing

In his commendable book "Outliers," journalist Malcolm Gladwell tries to get to ... [more]

Amrine retires from Game and Fish; career included two years in Dubois

Feb 10, 2013 - By Laura Lundquist, For the Associated Press:  Gary Amrine, assistant division chief with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's services division in Cheyenne, recently retired after 34 years of service in ... [more]

Arlie G. Howard

Feb 10, 2013 - Staff:  Arlie G. Howard, formerly of Fremont County, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at the William R. Courtney Veterans Home in Temple, Texas.
He was 91 years ... [more]

Nadine R. Howell

Feb 10, 2013 - Staff:  Nadine R. Howell of Las Vegas, Nev., who had relatives in Riverton, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. She was 57 years old.
A memorial service is scheduled at 4 ... [more]