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Lander teams win at home vs. Mountain View

Jan 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lucas Watkins and Kaylynn Cox-Mantlo were the leading scorers for the Tigers.

Kaylynn Cox-Mantlo registered a career-high 22 points to lift the ... [more]

Wind River girls down Lady Chiefs in Ethete; WIHS falls to Rocky Mountain as well

Jan 14, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Wind River remained unbeaten in the Southwest 2-A with a 61-54 win Friday night over the Wyoming Indian Lady Chiefs.
The victory avenges a four-point ... [more]

RHS now 13-1 after beating Powell, but coach not thrilled

Jan 14, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines (13-1) put their non-conference schedule to bed with a 64-54 win over the Powell Panthers Saturday in Powell. After the game, however, ... [more]

More to watch, less worth seeing

Jan 14, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Modern technology keeps old entertainment alive -- and it's usually better.

Popular media has been in constant flux since America's first commercial ... [more]

Helping hand made worrisome situation much easier to handle

Jan 14, 2013 - Cody Bronc basketball team:  Editor:
In today's world, where bad news seems to prevail, we would like to share a story that reminds us why we choose to live in this great state of ... [more]

Tourism funding

Jan 14, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's good reason to spare it from the state budget cleaver

Is now the time to cut tourism promotional funding from the state budget? It's one of ... [more]

New (bold?) predictions for 2013

Jan 14, 2013 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  A year ago, we predicted President Barack Obama would edge Mitt Romney 48-47 with 286 electoral votes, plus we'd get a Democratic Senate and Republican House; ... [more]

Susie M. Barr

Jan 14, 2013 - Staff:  Susie M. Barr, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at her home in Casper. She was 30 years old.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, ... [more]

Kay Christensen

Jan 14, 2013 - Staff:  Kay Christensen, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at the Help for Health Hospice Home.
She was 68 years old.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Ethel Elane Hancock

Jan 14, 2013 - Staff:  Ethel Elane (Speyer) Hancock , formally of Lander, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at West Park Hospital in Cody. She was 83 years old.
Funeral services are at ... [more]

The way it was: Bank construction -- 1962

Jan 14, 2013 - Staff:  Mid-January typically isn't the time of year that comes to mind for a building project, but organizers of the new American National Bank of Riverton were eager ... [more]

Digest

Jan 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  CWC hosting auditions for 'Hair'
Auditions for the Central Wyoming College Theater Department's production of the rock musical "Hair" are scheduled for ... [more]

Hotel added to National Register of Historic Places

Jan 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Carpenter Hotel Historic District in Atlantic City became Wyoming's latest addition to the National Register of Historic Places on Dec. 12, 2012. The ... [more]

Free study group available to those working toward CDL

Jan 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  A free study group in Riverton will help steer applicants toward their commercial driver's license.
UW Extension and Northwest College are offering the CDL ... [more]

Missoula Children's Theatre hosting auditions Monday

Jan 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Students in grades K-12 are invited to audition for the local production of "The Pied Piper" by the Missoula Children's Theatre.
MCT is auditioning K-12 ... [more]

Applications due Jan. 31 for spring turkey licenses

Jan 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  The deadline for hunters applying for a spring turkey license for one of the limited-quota turkey areas is Jan. 31 for both online and paper applications.
For ... [more]

'Maria Stuarda' showing at Lander library

Jan 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  "Maria Stuarda," Lander Met Opera's next presentation Saturday, Jan. 19, will provide a rare opportunity to hear outstanding bel canto singing by American ... [more]

Farm and Ranch Days features more than 30 sessions, vendors

Jan 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Whiskey's master brewer is one of the featured speakers.

Private pesticide classes, before and after wildfires, and Wyoming Whiskey marketing ... [more]

Students selling YUDA bands as service project

Jan 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Shoshoni Student Council is selling YUDA bands, bracelets that are made in Guatemala and sold in the United States.
In addition to creating Guatemalan ... [more]

Solid waste meeting dates changing to third Monday

Jan 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board of Directors has amended its bylaws to move meetings to the third Monday of each month.
It was also ... [more]

Day at the legislature

Jan 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Events on the fourth day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature, Fri., Jan. 11:

EDUCATION: A bill that would strip Wyoming's top ... [more]

2012 was warmest year on record for both Riverton and Lander

Jan 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  2012 was a record-setting year for both Riverton and Lander.
According to the National Weather Service Office in Riverton, last year was Riverton's warmest on ... [more]

New-look county commission seated; nighttime meeting possibility raised

Jan 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It's the first time two women have served since 2008.

A more diverse Fremont County Commission met for the first time Jan. 8. The county board ... [more]

Bill would remove voters from state education, Hill warns

Jan 14, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The ongoing battle between State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill and a handful of state senators and representatives escalated Friday afternoon ... [more]

Kathryn Gay

Jan 11, 2013 - Staff:  Kathryn Gay, formerly of Riverton, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine, Iowa. She was 92 years old.
Funeral services will be at ... [more]

CWC speech team successful at tournaments held during break

Jan 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Members of Central Wyoming College's forensics team were successful at two tournaments Jan. 4 to Jan. 6 in Salt Lake City.
In his first-ever intercollegiate ... [more]

School board members get a taste of student life

Jan 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  New cafeteria menu includes items that meet the guidelines of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Fremont County School District 25 board ... [more]

Shoshoni school board didn't follow wishes of the voters

Jan 11, 2013 - Jim Kennedy, Riverton:  Editor:
After following the process for the replacement of Sean Walker on the Shoshoni school board, it seems that the board members truly didn't follow the ... [more]

State by state, driver's licenses are becoming key point on immigration

Jan 11, 2013 - By Franco Ordonez, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- After first indicating it would grant driver's licenses to young illegal immigrants who have received two-year deferrals from deportation, the ... [more]

An end run in Cheyenne

Jan 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The bill to strip power from the state superintendent is dangerous and premature

Some members of the Wyoming Legislature have taken a dislike to ... [more]