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Miller second, Alexander sixth for Tiger wrestlers at Thon tournament

Feb 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jacob Miller made things interesting for Lander Valley High School Saturday in the Ron Thon finals at Wolverine Gym, but Gillette's Dani Fischer claimed a ... [more]

CWC women upset Casper College

Feb 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Marissa Hogan came through in the final seconds for Central Wyoming College on a layup to give her team a signature 54-52 Region IX women's basketball ... [more]

Wempen a runner-up for RHS on Thon mat

Feb 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three other Wolverines make medal stand.

Arhen Wempen wrestled a determined Ron Thon Invitational for Riverton High School to finish second in the ... [more]

Helen E. Rinker

Feb 3, 2013 - Staff:  Helen E. Rinker of Lander died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She was 91 years old.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, ... [more]

John E. Brodie

Feb 3, 2013 - Staff:  John E. "Jack" Brodie died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at his home in Lander surrounded by loving family members. He was 87 years old.
A memorial service is ... [more]

Digest

Feb 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Flaming Gorge gets hovercraft
MANILA, Utah -- Flaming Gorge Reservoir is welcoming a long-awaited amphibious hovercraft meant to keep the dam secure ... [more]

Bill would let schools test all-year class

Feb 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Represent-attires has given initial approval to a bill that would encourage school districts to try out year-round class ... [more]

Conditions right for low gas prices in Wyoming, Rockies

Feb 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A boom in domestic oil drilling has helped lower U.S. gasoline prices, though the steepest drops have missed California commuters, Midwestern ... [more]

The way it was: Cutter racing -- 1978

Feb 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County has been enthusiastic cutter racing country for years, with February often a prime month for the modern-day chariot racers to hit the ... [more]

Four-day CWC event to display a range of plays

Feb 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's 10th annual showcase of student-directed plays provides two different evenings of comedy, music and drama over a four-day ... [more]

Photographer, writer pair up to create 'Wyoming from the Air'

Feb 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The new book captures state scenery in hundreds of aerial photos.

After the successful sale of their "Wind River County" photo book several years ... [more]

Encana announces academic scholarships

Feb 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. has announced its scholarships for 2012-13 high school seniors. One $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year for up to four years) will ... [more]

All 'yes' votes so far on bills tied to natural gas and cars

Feb 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A slew of bills regarding natural gas is marching through both Wyoming legislative houses. Fremont County's legislators are mostly backing the eight bills, ... [more]

Rez dancers return from inauguration parade in D.C.

Feb 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With a last-minute notification to participate in the presidential inauguration parade, Northern Arapaho tribal liaison Gary Collins quickly gathered dancers ... [more]

Medallion found Friday alongside rural roadway

Feb 3, 2013 - Staff:  Paul Avery said he and his family decided ahead of time that they would work together and find the Wild West Winter Carnival Medallion.
And that's exactly ... [more]

Plans firming up on N. Federal rebuild; city seeks input for last time on Tuesday

Feb 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Tuesday meeting at Riverton City Hall is the last chance for citizens to give input on the North Federal Boulevard rebuild in Riverton before plans are ... [more]

Field representatives to meet with residents

Feb 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Field representatives for U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis will be available to visit with Fremont County residents Tuesday, ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 3, 2013 - Staff:  Events on the 19th day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Fri., Feb. 1:

UW PRESIDENT: A bill that would allow the selection of University ... [more]

First ice, then art: Sculptors chisel creatively for WWWC competition

Feb 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  They were supposed to carve sculptures, but along two blocks on Riverton's Main Street on Saturday, a few chisels, chainsaws and files turned blocks of ice ... [more]

Today

Feb 1, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Thursday's page one story "Local lawmakers split on 'Hill bill'" the legislator representing Shoshoni should have been identified as ... [more]

Thomas E. Avery

Feb 1, 2013 - Staff:  Thomas E. Avery, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at his home after a battle with cancer. He was 85 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Nancy W. Galgerud

Feb 1, 2013 - Staff:  Nancy W. Galgerud, of Lander, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at home. She was 73 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at New Hope ... [more]

Frank Herman Rossi

Feb 1, 2013 - Staff:  Frank Herman Rossi died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Salt Lake City at the VA Hospital as a result of lung cancer. He was 64 years old.
A memorial celebration ... [more]

Students from St. Stephen's named to recent honor rolls

Feb 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  St. Stephen's Indian School announced the students named to recent honor rolls.

Second quarter
Principal honor roll (all A's and B's and only ... [more]

Foret and Batchelor to marry

Feb 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Adrienne Leigh Foret, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Foret, is engaged to Tyler Batchelor, the son of Jackie and Louis Dickinson and Mr. and Mrs. Kerry ... [more]

Griewahn, Petersen wed June 30

Feb 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Shirene Kathleen Griewahn and Douglas Allen Petersen, both of Riverton, were married June 30, 2012, at Diamond Cross Ranch in Moran. Michael Mills, the brother ... [more]

Achievers

Feb 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Kinnear resident makes student list
STEPHENVILLE, Texas -- Devin Nicholls of Kinnear was recently named to Tarleton State University's Distinguished ... [more]

School officials: Rendezvous in need of another custodian

Feb 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Despite efforts to avoid adding staff at Rendezvous Elementary School this year, Riverton school administrators said they need more help cleaning up after the ... [more]

RHS assistant principal chosen for state award

Feb 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton High School assistant principal John Griffith was chosen for the Wyoming Assistant Principal of the Year this month through the National Association ... [more]

County students make academic lists at UW

Feb 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Fremont County on the 2012 fall semester academic dean's and dean's freshman honor roll.
The ... [more]