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Rustler men win one, lose one to open home season

Nov 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Midway through the second half, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers outscored Colorado Northwestern Spartans 19-6 to take control of their men's basketball ... [more]

Riverton rebounds from loss to claim fourth at state VB

Nov 9, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Three Wolverine seniors have made college volleyball commitments.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team made the most out of its consolation ... [more]

Close losses send Wrangler spikers home with 1-2 mark at state VB

Nov 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  For the second time in three days, the Shoshoni Wranglers lost a heartbreaking five-set volleyball match. The second one eliminated Shoshoni from the Class 2-A ... [more]

Riverton falls to Cody 42-34 in Class 3-A semifinal shootout

Nov 9, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CODY -- The Cody Broncs exploded for 29 third-quarter points to end Riverton's high school football season 42-34 Friday night in the Class 3-A semifinals at ... [more]

Gramlich led Lander girls to solid 3-A swim season

Nov 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School swim coach Bruce Gresly called the season put in by his standout senior Morgan Gramlich a very special one.
Gramlich capped off ... [more]

Rams smack Meeteetse, return to 6-man title game

Nov 9, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Game time for the championship is noon Friday against Guernsey-Sunrise at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

DUBOIS -- There will be a new state ... [more]

Autumn in the afternoon

Nov 9, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  I'm finally enjoying the season again just as I did as a boy.

There is a distinct smell to autumn.  I first noticed the aroma as a junior high school ... [more]

An end is not a win

Nov 9, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Cindy Hill saga may be dissipating, but its long-term lesson mustn't be lost

Last Tuesday the person who will replace Cindy Hill as Wyoming ... [more]

Soldiers House: Mental health facility for veterans opens Tuesday

Nov 9, 2014 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Military personnel who served post 9/11 now have a place to go for psychological services.
The Soldiers House of Fremont County in Riverton will be unveiled ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Nov 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Worker killed in fall at Gillette-area power plant
GILLETTE -- Authorities are investigating after a worker was killed in a fall at a power plant in ... [more]

Charity seeks volunteers to bring back 'kettle drive'

Nov 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new charity is helping bring back Salvation Army bell ringers to Riverton, and organizers say they need volunteers for it to be successful.
The charity is ... [more]

Matson confirms resignation from Riverton Regional Airport board

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jim Matson has announced his resignation from the Riverton Regional Airport Board.
"Right now I've got some health issues that are not really conducive to me ... [more]

Aging broadcast tower to be put to use at CWC for 'high angle' rescue training

Nov 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The structure will be moved behind CWC's Professional-Technical building.

The Wyoming Public Broad-casting Service has donated a 60-foot radio tower ... [more]

Digest

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Class to teach artificial insemination
A four-session beef artificial insemination school, sponsored by University of Wyoming Extension, will meet in ... [more]

Library to broadcast live 'Skylight' performance

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library is broadcasting the National Theatre's Live performance of "Skylight" at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room.
Donations are $10 for ... [more]

RHS marching band rated best in state

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Only Cheyenne East matched Riverton's performance at the state festival in Casper.

The Riverton High School marching can lay claim to the state ... [more]

The way it was: Delfelder fix-up -- 1962

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Delfelder Hall north of Riverton needed renovations in 1962, and a group of volunteers hurried to get the job done before winter.
Built in 1920 and named in ... [more]

Big game animals begin to migrate as weather changes

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  As the weather changes, many big game animals leave their summer and fall ranges for traditional wintering areas.
Migration routes often lead animals into ... [more]

Huge visitation year continues at Yellowstone National Park

Nov 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  It was another record visitation month for Yellowstone in October.
A total of 194,804 recreational visitors came to Yellowstone last month, surpassing the ... [more]

Fiber media, paintings next display at CWC

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College will feature two artists' work this winter in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center gallery.
The display will open Nov. 17 and continue ... [more]

Three ESBC members sworn in; six pledge for entertainment committee

Nov 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Clinton D. Wagon, Jodie A. McAdams and Robert Nick Harris Jr. were sworn into the Eastern Shoshone Business Council on Monday after the primary election Oct. ... [more]

Riverton Regional Airport not alone in traffic decrease this year

Nov 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  10,000 passenger mark won't be met

Riverton's airport woes are not unique in Wyoming.
Data from the Wyoming Department of Transportation shows six ... [more]

Treasurer wants authority to buy stocks

Nov 9, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming lawmakers have set aside roughly $2 billion in the state's Legislative Stabilization Reserve Fund.

State Treasurer Mark Gordon is proposing ... [more]

Strong win for lodging tax; county joins state in nixing 'A'

Nov 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Besides picking elected officials, voters on Nov. 4 decided they wanted to keep taxing tourists, threw their weight behind shooting down a constitutional ... [more]

Cheyenne office complex favored for stand-in capitol

Nov 9, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's 2016 and 2017 legislative sessions could be held about three miles east of the State Capitol.
A legislative committee voted Thursday to ... [more]

BLM posting list of parcels for oil and gas lease sales

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming State Office has posted its proposed list of parcels for the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale.
The auction ... [more]

UW looks to expose freshman QB for second consecutive week

Nov 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Inside Bulldog Stadium, allegiances shifted quickly.
Prior to Wyoming's road game at Fresno State on Saturday night, the Bulldogs' redshirt freshman ... [more]

Rustlers corralled by Northwest in Region IX v-ball; long road ahead

Nov 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Nationally ranked Northwest College handed the Central Wyoming College Rustlers a loss at the Region IX volleyball tournament Thursday afternoon at Casper ... [more]

Settlemire grabs third in state 50 freestyle

Nov 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton girls finished 10th at the state swim meet.

Gillette won its second straight Class 4-A swimming and diving championship over the ... [more]

Shoshoni, Wind River both drop state openers

Nov 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The losses put the Fremont County rivals into a consolation-round match against each other.

Southeast ended the Class 2-A state title hopes of the ... [more]