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Wells retires from WyDOT

Feb 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Dubois maintenance worker Chad Wells retired Jan. 30 from the Wyoming Department of Transportation after working for the agency for more than 28 years.
Wells ... [more]

Statute on state park permits not being enforced equally

Feb 5, 2015 - Ernest Lawson, Kinnear:  Editor:
I am 65 years old and worked most all my life in Wyoming and on the Wind River Indian Reservation. I now am disabled and retired but still trying to ... [more]

Energy from the winter carnival

Feb 5, 2015 - By Betty Starks Case:  We are all part of humanity's creative forces

Isn't Riverton's Wild West Winter Carnival fun? Activities like last weekend's ice artists on Main ... [more]

A thousand cuts

Feb 5, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's how legislation to expand Medicaid in Wyoming might die

The Wyoming Legislature's path toward expanding access to Medicaid in the state grows ... [more]

Science standards getting new look from legislators

Feb 4, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming lawmakers are debating legislation regarding the adoption of new educational science standards for K-12 schools in the state.
House Bill 23 would ... [more]

Wolverines hop bus to Evanston for hoops pair

Feb 4, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines try to bounce back into contention in the Class 4-A West conference race Thursday with a long, school-day trip to Evanston.
Both the ... [more]

Wrangler boys thump Thermop; girls drop close one to Greybull

Feb 4, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHS entertains Wind River on Saturday night in a non-conference battle, with the girls starting the doubleheader at 5:30 p.m.

Shoshoni's 67-51 win ... [more]

Governor's recognition of hospice, palliative care a state milestone

Feb 4, 2015 - Rhonda Locker, Riverton:  Editor:
Hospice and palliative care month was celebrated and recognized by Gov. Matt Mead.
I am the executive director of Help for Health. Recently I ... [more]

Lawmakers to debate cuts to state's huge 'rainy day' accounts

Feb 4, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are proposing to cut the flow of cash into the state's rainy day fund to cover the recent decrease in revenue brought about by ... [more]

Becker signs football letter to kick at Black Hills State

Feb 4, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Wolverine field goal kicker Dietrik Becker has signed a national letter of intent to play football at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D., ... [more]

Lawmakers express relief that 'Hill bill' chapter appears over

Feb 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County legislators were happy to hear about the failure this week of a proposed amendment to do away with the elected state superintendent of public ... [more]


Feb 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Snowstorm could leave 2 feet
CHEYENNE -- Snow is making for some difficult travel conditions in parts of Wyoming.
Winter storm warnings and winter ... [more]

Mental health bill

Feb 4, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  It recognizes a serious problem and could better the situation

Well worth noting in the Wyoming Legislature amid the showy legislation about guns, ... [more]

Fisher breaks RHS swim mark in butterfly

Feb 4, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Andy Samuelson's old record was set in 2004.

Junior Travis Fisher shattered the Riverton High School swim record Friday night in the 100-yard ... [more]


Feb 4, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Cheri Clawson, 54, of Riverton, died Monday, Feb. 2, at her home. Services are pending.

Charles Douglas Cox, 67, ... [more]

Former Lander resident killed in Sunday car wreck

Feb 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  A former Lander resident who died early Sunday in a one-vehicle traffic accident in Garfield County, Colo., has been identified.
Officials said Devon Cardera, ... [more]


Feb 3, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Constance Hebah of Lander at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 13, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed 6 ... [more]


Feb 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man arrested for Obama threat
CHEYENNE -- Federal authorities have arrested a Cheyenne man who has a violent criminal history for calling police and ... [more]

Missing White, Chief girls fall by 15 to Lyman

Feb 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Wyoming Indian's girls easily handled Lyman two weeks ago in Uinta County but that all changed at Ethete Saturday afternoon in a 71-56 win by the ... [more]

Dubois wins county matchup over St. Stephen's

Feb 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  On paper it might look like just another pair of blowouts suffered by the Wind River Lady Cougars, but the girls from Pavillion showed improvement Friday at ... [more]

Cougar girls improve, but still beaten twice

Feb 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  On paper it might look like just another pair of blowouts suffered by the Wind River Lady Cougars, but the girls from Pavillion showed improvement Friday at ... [more]

St. Stephen's girls first in league play

Feb 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The St. Stephen's girls sit alone atop the Class 1-A Northwest after a weekend sweep that featured blowouts of Dubois on the road Friday and Meeteetse at home ... [more]

Wind River edged by Lyman boys

Feb 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Wind River Cougars staged a furious, last-minute rally Friday in Pavillion against Class 2-A Southwest leader Lyman but fell short in a 61-55 loss to the ... [more]

LVHS girls come back from Friday loss to win Saturday

Feb 1, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Valley High School girls basketball team fought to a weekend split at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
LVHS made it on the winning side in beating ... [more]

The way it was: Freshman legislator -- 1975

Feb 1, 2015 - Staff:  It's hard to imagine a Democrat being the top vote-getter in a Fremont County legislative election, but John Vinich did it more than once.
Here he is at the ... [more]

Chiefs wipe out huge Lyman lead, escape with 57-55 victory

Feb 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  ETHETE -- It had all the trappings of a Hollywood production.  Wyoming Indian entertained Class 2-A Southwest conference boys co-leader Lyman at home Saturday ... [more]

Two road losses for Wolverines

Feb 1, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The important Class 4-A road trip to Casper was not an easy one for the Riverton Wolverines basketball team, as it was winless on the weekend, falling 73-61 at ... [more]

Balanced UW attack downs Nevada 63-55

Feb 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Riley Grabau continued his hot shooting to post a season-high 18 points on 3-of-5 beyond the arc. He passed Fennis Dembo (1985-88) for fifth in school ... [more]

Rustler men, woman perfect in homestand

Feb 1, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC's teams play at Sheridan College this Friday night then face Gillette College on the road Saturday.

Four wins in two days completed a perfect ... [more]

Hands-on learning is dying out

Feb 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  From discipline to education, we might benefit from a bit less protectiveness.

The boys had a name for it. When one of my football or basketball ... [more]