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Dubois library director's termination seems unjust

Jan 27, 2013 - Carl and Ellen Jungck, Dubois:  Editor:
It is with great concern that we are writing this letter to the Fremont County Commissioners regarding the recent termination of Paula Sabatka as ... [more]

A reason to say no

Jan 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The gasoline tax debate shapes up

As the proposed gasoline tax increase moves through the Wyoming Legislature, skeptical lawmakers are going to have ... [more]

Marchia J. (Tillman) Allen

Jan 27, 2013 - Staff:  Marchia J. (Tillman) Allen, of Fort Washakie, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was 70 years old.
Roman Catholic ... [more]

Doris Posey

Jan 27, 2013 - Staff:  Doris Posey of Fort Washakie died from natural causes Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at her home.
She was 66 years old.
As per her wishes, cremation has taken ... [more]

Sherry J. Snapp

Jan 27, 2013 - Staff:  Sherry J. Snapp of Riverton died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at her home. She was 66 years old.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Davis ... [more]

Public invited to draft plans and goals for scenic byway

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Department of Transportation invites the public to attend a public meeting and workshop regarding the Wind River ... [more]

Riverton City Council votes to support WLRC via resolution

Jan 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted to approve Resolution 1268, a resolution supporting Lander's Wyoming Life Resource Center, at their regular meeting ... [more]

WGFD accepting entries for stamp art contest

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Artwork for Wyoming's 30th annual Conservation Stamp Art Competition is now being accepted by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The winning artwork will ... [more]

Bill on remedial classes would be a 'huge chunk' for CWC

Jan 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A bill that would make required remedial classes free for Wyoming students could cost the state's community colleges more than $1.7 million per year.
"That ... [more]

Superintendent bill passes; late amendment tough on Hill

Jan 27, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  After being pushed through the Wyoming Legislature at breakneck pace, a bill stripping the Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction of most administrative ... [more]

Wind River High School raising money for hospice

Jan 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wind River High School is hosting several events this week to support the Help for Health Foundation in Riverton. 
Organizers said the foundation represents ... [more]

Fish stories: Ice anglers seize the day at Wild West Winter

Jan 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  She was not going to win, but at least one little girl out on the lake was ecstatic about her catch in the Wild West Winter Carnival Ice Fishing Derby.
She ... [more]

Basin snow pack stands at 90 percent of average

Jan 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Levels at higher elevations are down from last year.

Early indicators of whether this year's precipitation will be better or worse than 2012 are ... [more]

Cobell settlement brings about $4 million locally so far

Jan 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  In December, the U.S. District Court approved the distribution of $1.5 billion in Indian Trust Settlement funds into Individual Indian Money accounts, ... [more]

The way it was: War effort -- 1944

Jan 27, 2013 - Staff:  News of World War II dominated Fremont County's front pages in 1944. With virtually every man aged 19-26 in military service, there always was war news of ... [more]

CWC extends contracts of high-ranking employees

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to extend the contracts of two high-level employees.
CWC President Jo Anne McFarland recommended ... [more]

Delphine Clair

Jan 27, 2013 - Staff:  Delphine Clair of Fort Washakie died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital.
He was 83 years old.
Traditional American Indian funeral services ... [more]

Digest

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Casting for Recovery hosting retreat
Riverton High School drama students present the Neil Simon comedy "Lost in Yonkers" on consecutive nights this ... [more]

Applications sought for Public Lands Council conference

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Public Lands Coalition is offering Wyoming high school and college students the opportunity to attend the Public Lands Council Spring ... [more]

Wyoming FFA Foundation announces scholarship offerings

Jan 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming FFA Foundation, a 12-member board that works to enhance the FFA experience for 2,053 Wyoming FFA members who belong to one of more than ... [more]

No 1. Natrona downs RHS girls in West 4-A contest

Jan 25, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The top-ranked Casper Natrona Fillies basketball team proved too much for the Riverton Lady Wolverines Thursday night in Casper.
When the Class 4-A West game ... [more]

It's peak season for wrestlers

Jan 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Crunch time is here for the Wyoming high school wrestling season.
That means the annual Ron Thon Invitational is right around the corner.
The biggest and ... [more]

Wolverine boys now 15-1 after Thursday road win over NCHS

Jan 25, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  On the road Thursday night at Casper Natrona, the Riverton Wolverines won their 15th game of the year 55-42 over the Mustangs (5-9 overall, 1-2 Class 4-A West) ... [more]

Today

Jan 25, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
JAN. 27
Ice Fishing Derby
, part of the Wild West Winter Carnival, is Jan. 25 to Jan. 27 at the Boysen Reservoir.
Community ... [more]

Bruce R. Groesbeck Jr.

Jan 25, 2013 - Staff:  Bruce R. Groesbeck Jr. died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, surrounded by his children. He was 95 years old.
Services will be at noon Saturday, Jan. 26, at Basham ... [more]

Lee D. Whitlock

Jan 25, 2013 - Staff:  Lee D. Whitlock, longtime rancher on the Sweetwater near Jeffrey City, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. He was 88 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and ... [more]

Riverton Middle School recognizes students on second quarter honor roll

Jan 25, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the second quarter honor roll for the 2012-13 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

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]