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Fort Washakie students compete in science fair

Jan 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie School had its science fair recently, and students were awarded in the physical science, biological science and engineering and mathematics ... [more]

Tough looks and fake work

Jan 25, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  My national television debut via a show called "Nightmare Next Door" on the Discovery Investigation cable channel has come and gone.
I'm told that the ... [more]

Demolition

Jan 25, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In destroying the state superintendent, legislators are leaving the public in the dark

In the bill that would render the office of the elected State ... [more]

'Lincoln' should be a must-see movie for all school students

Jan 25, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I decided to go see the new movie "Lincoln" and have taken away a renewed love and appreciation for this man and for everything he went through ... [more]

Digest

Jan 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Bible class bill advances
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are considering changing statutes to make it clear that schools have the right to teach ... [more]

Bo the dog keeps Capitol safe, one sniff at a time

Jan 25, 2013 - By James Chilton, MCT News Service:  If you tried to explain to Bo what nitroglycerin is, odds are he would have no idea what you were talking about. But ask him to find some, and he will, no ... [more]

New Indian Health director announced

Jan 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Anna Whiting Sorrell has been named director of the Billings Area Indian Health Service, which services Wyoming and Montana
She succeeds ... [more]

Senate panel hears bill on 'voter ID' requirement for Wyoming

Jan 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming state Senate committee is considering a bill that would require voters to show a valid photo identification card to cast their ... [more]

Bird hazard analysis set for airport

Jan 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Birds on runways and flight paths at Riverton Regional Airport are a concern to airport officials, so airport staff and the board are reviewing bids received ... [more]

District 25's surplus building to be used by Pavillion schools

Jan 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After their initial offer was rejected by the county, Riverton school officials on Tuesday awarded a surplus maintenance trailer to the Fremont County Board of ... [more]

Construction on campus: Health/Science Center on track; other work set in Riverton, Lander

Jan 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College reported last week that work on the new Health/Science Center is progressing ahead of schedule on campus.
"Some of ... [more]

Illegal dumping still a problem; communities looking for solutions

Jan 25, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  As communities continue to deal with illegal dumping, the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board of Directors is considering ways to address the ... [more]

Superintendent revamp passes in state House

Jan 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The House of Representative has approved making major changes in the duties of the Wyoming superintendent of public instruction.
Senate File 104 ... [more]

Bill revives old land swap issue near city

Jan 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The parcel north of Riverton has been under discussion since 2006.

A bill that passed through the Wyoming Senate on Thursday could help put a piece ... [more]

Younger hoops team wins title in Montana

Jan 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton showed balanced scoring and team depth at the tournament.

A Riverton basketball team had a successful tournament Jan.19-20, winning a team ... [more]

UNLV's depth too much for UW

Jan 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LAS VEGAS -- Larry Nance Jr. and Leonard Washington did all they could.
But in the end, the two University of Wyoming forwards' production wasn't enough ... [more]

Indoor track contingent wins medals in Gillette

Jan 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lane Savage launched the shot 47-3.75 Saturday at the Gillette Invitational indoor meet for Riverton High School to place second in his event.
Cody's Garret ... [more]

Behind Woodward's 23 points, Cowgirls pound UNLV

Jan 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  University of Wyoming women's basketball coach Joe Legerski has never been concerned this season with his team's lack of effort.
Legerski also doesn't mind ... [more]

Short-handed CWC men still handle Miles

Jan 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Roozario Wiggins exploded for 25 points as Central Wyoming College took a 79-67 Region IX men's basketball win Tuesday at Miles Community College in Miles ... [more]

Last-second chances will not drop for CWC women

Jan 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College missed two opportunities in the final three seconds to win its women's basketball game Wednesday night at Rustler Gym, losing 53-52 to ... [more]

Wolverine wrestlers get first home matches of season Friday vs. Cody

Jan 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The junior varsity match begins the non-conference dual at 4 p.m. Friday against Cody at the Tonkin Activities Center. The Wolverines are in the Class 4-A ... [more]

Horyza gets win in Worland pool, sets RHS record

Jan 24, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The old record was set by his cousin nine years ago.

Move over, cousin.
Riverton Wolverine swimmer Eli Horyza stroked to a school-record time of ... [more]

Madeline Spoonhunter

Jan 24, 2013 - Staff:  Madeline Spoonhunter, of Arapahoe, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at her home. She was 74 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at ... [more]

Patricia E. Walthers

Jan 24, 2013 - Staff:  Patricia E. Walthers, of Riverton, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at her home. She was 79 years old.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the ... [more]

Martha Leikam

Jan 24, 2013 - Staff:  Martha Leikam, a longtime resident of Riverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in Casper. She was 85 years old.
A viewing will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. ... [more]

Today

Jan 24, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
LEIKAM

Martha Leikam, 85, a longtime resident of Riverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Casper. A viewing will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. ... [more]

New patent classification system in place

Jan 24, 2013 - By Debbie Gorski:  Question -- "Can you explain the changes in place for filing patents?"
-- Ryan, Cheyenne
Answer -- Changes concerning the patent classification ... [more]

CWC testing state reimbursement system

Jan 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College officials already are testing a new state reimbursement system that could become law if legislators approve Senate File 77.
The bill ... [more]

Wacky Welders serious about craft

Jan 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Youths forge metal animals after learning how to weld from parents and friends.

Having grown up watching her family work with metal, Mindy Russell, ... [more]

A very bad ending to Algeria crisis

Jan 24, 2013 - By The Dallas Morning News:  The past week's mass hostage-taking drama in Algeria should not have ended the way it did, with a rescue mission turning into a death trap for 38 hostages, ... [more]