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Dorothy A. Hogan

Feb 12, 2013 - Staff:  Dorothy A. Hogan died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at her home in Riverton. She was 69 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Davis ... [more]

TOPS offers support to people with weight loss goals

Feb 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The beginning of every new year is used by many as the time to start over and set new goals to lose weight.
The urge to quit typically emerges in ... [more]

City must have learned from last snowstorm

Feb 12, 2013 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
To the Riverton streets and alleys crews, you are all doing a great job this week clearing and de-icing the city streets.
Just maybe the city bosses ... [more]

Remember who voted to ruin the superintendent's elected office

Feb 12, 2013 - Joanne Vandersill, Riverton:  Editor:
Here are the local Fremont County legislators who voted to destroy the office of state superintendent and to try to ruin career of the person we all ... [more]

State of the Union is a frenzied, sleepless time for the writers

Feb 12, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- Cody Keenan haunts the basement of the West Wing at all hours, laboring over the State of the Union address while cloaked in a black pullover that ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Benedict's benediction
For the first time in nearly eight years, the Catholic Church will have a new pope. Perhaps more interestingly, for the first ... [more]

House amends silencer bill, excludes big game animals

Feb 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming hunters could use guns equipped with silencers to kill predators and non-game animals but could not use them for hunting big game under a ... [more]

Digest

Feb 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead grants first commutation
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has granted his first commutation of a prison sentence since he took office two years ... [more]

Crash spills deicing chemical into Clarks Fork

Feb 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- An estimated 5,000 gallons of a chemical used to deice roads spilled into the Clarks Fork River, killing dozens of fish, after a semitrailer ... [more]

Fort Washakie man charged in stabbing at hotel

Feb 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 32-year-old Fort Washakie man is being charged with two counts of aggravated assault and battery after reportedly stabbing a Riverton woman early Sunday at ... [more]

C-h-a-m-p-s: Top spellers crowned

Feb 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County will send four contestants to the state spelling bee this year instead of two because of scheduling confusion at local schools.
Organizers said ... [more]

Support lukewarm on enhancements for North Federal rebuild

Feb 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton business owners and residents who attended the regular city council meeting Tuesday at city hall expressed consensus that some types of small ... [more]

Field set at seven for college board; meeting Feb. 20

Feb 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Seven people will vie this month for the open Subdistrict 2 seat on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees.
The group now includes Jack Hildner and ... [more]

Snow buries Fremont County

Feb 10, 2013 - Staff:  A road grader led a pickup truck through a snowy East Park Avenue in Riverton Saturday morning as the heaviest snowfall of the year arrived in Fremont County. ... [more]

Wrangler boys, girls both downed Saturday by Thermop Bobcats

Feb 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Shoshoni's girls played a tough defensive battle Saturday with Thermopolis in the only regular season meeting of the two schools. The visiting Bobcats came ... [more]

Wind River boys absorb two losses

Feb 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Cougars will most likely travel to Shoshoni for an opening round regional "pigtail" game a week from Monday.

It was a tough weekend for the Wind ... [more]

Cowgirls win fifth straight game, beating BSU 77-60

Feb 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Behind a double-double from Chaundra Sewell, the Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team (18-4 overall, 7-2 MW) earned a decisive 17-point win, 77-60, over the Boise ... [more]

Cougar girls in good shape after two league wins

Feb 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- It was a huge weekend sweep for the Wind River girls as the Cougars moved into sole possession of first place in the Class 2-A Southwest with a ... [more]

Wyoming falls to Boise State 68-61

Feb 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Senior guard Derrious Gilmore tied a career-high with 26 points and senior forward Leonard Washington added 18 points and 15 rebounds, but the University of ... [more]

WIHS girls pummel Big Piney, avenge early loss to Kemmerer

Feb 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- You might say it was a yawner Friday night at Ethete, as the Wyoming Indian girls held visiting Big Piney to just two points in the first and fourth ... [more]

Chiefs lock up 2-A Southwest with powerful weekend sweep

Feb 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Wyoming Indian won the Class 2-A Southwest conference with a weekend sweep of Big Piney and Kemmerer. The Chiefs beat the Punchers 73-47 Friday ... [more]

Tiger girls split conference matchups

Feb 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After suffering a 58-30 loss to Star Valley Friday night at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse, Lander Valley High School put things together for a 68-52 girls ... [more]

Austin cracks top 20 as Tigers ski on Olympic course

Feb 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School Nordic skiers had a taste of a famous Olympic course at Soldier Hollow Feb. 1-2 in Park City, Utah.
The competition had the best ... [more]

Wolverines climb to 18-2 in 59-33 drubbing of RS

Feb 10, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  The Wolverines led 36-9 at halftime of the Class 4-A West conference game.

There were lots of indications Saturday afternoon that it was going to be ... [more]

Lander boys lose to No. 1 Star Valley, beat Jackson 43-36

Feb 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School wasted little time getting back on the winning track Saturday in a 43-36 win against Jackson at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
In ... [more]

Wolverine girls win OT nail-biter 40-39

Feb 10, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Saturday's triumph over Rock Springs was Riverton's first conference victory since 2008.

At last, a breakthrough.
Playing gutsy defense with the ... [more]

The absurd story of SF 0104

Feb 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  And the legislators actually wonder why their approval ratings are so low.

The recent series of columns on the heavy-handed treatment of State ... [more]

The best are 'strangers to self-importance

Feb 10, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  This past week, I sat for an hour-long, one-on-one interview with Brian Lamb, the man who created C-SPAN, where citizens could see and hear, frequently ... [more]

More unelected bureaucracy won't make education better

Feb 10, 2013 - Ed Thomas, Kinnear:  Editor:
As a  longtime teacher, I have opinions about the actions by the people in Cheyenne regarding the state superintendent.
What makes the inept governor ... [more]

No summer vacation?

Feb 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Legislature's bill permitting year-round school year is worth testing

In his commendable book "Outliers," journalist Malcolm Gladwell tries to get to ... [more]