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Jan 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The solemn swear
Was that another slip-up during the taking of the oath of office? President Obama almost seemed to choke on the word "states" Monday ... [more]

Cell phone proposal killed in committee; 'Hill bill' hearing late Tuesday

Jan 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state Senate committee has killed a bill that would have prohibited the use of hand-held cellular phones while driving in Wyoming.
The Senate ... [more]

Leaders note Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's top statewide elected officials marked Martin Luther King-Equality Day with speeches on Monday that called on people to continue working ... [more]

Digest

Jan 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State 10th in pet ownership
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming ranks in the top 10 in the percentage of households with a pet.
The American Veterinary Medical ... [more]

Committee says 'no' to Mead revenue shift proposal

Jan 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The legislative panel responsible for drafting a supplemental Wyoming state budget bill is recommending that lawmakers reject Gov. Matt Mead's proposal to ... [more]

WWWC medallion hunt now under way

Jan 22, 2013 - Staff:  The busiest part of the 28th annual Wild West Winter Carnival is approaching, and Tuesday marks the beginning of the WWWC Medallion Treasure Hunt.
A $500 ... [more]

District 25 policy would address kids in workplace

Jan 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school administrators said they tried to be fair to employees with families when they crafted a potential new policy this month addressing the ... [more]

Marchers in Riverton walk for equality on state, federal holiday

Jan 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  In 1990, the Wyoming Legislature designated Martin Luther King Jr. Day also as Wyoming Equality Day. Celebrated on the third Monday of January, this legal ... [more]

Democrats in county to oppose bill on superintendent

Jan 22, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Democratic Party has voted to voice opposition to Senate File 104 regarding the Wyoming Superintendent of Public instruction post. The party ... [more]

County to make sure citizens see 1-percent tax money in use

Jan 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Municipal and county leaders in Fremont County want to make sure the public knows how they spend money from the 1 percent optional sales tax. The Fremont ... [more]

The way it was: Hospital anniversary -- 1994

Jan 20, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County's two "new" hospitals were constructed within a year of each other. Riverton Memorial Hospital opened in 1983, with Lander Valley Medical Center ... [more]

Shoshoni falls hard in weekend pair

Jan 20, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was  tough road trip for the Shoshoni Wranglers this weekend, dropping a pair of games to Rocky Mountain and Burlington. 
On Friday the Wranglers fell ... [more]

Close game in Rock Springs, but Riverton girls fall short

Jan 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines played true to form on the road Saturday afternoon against the Rock Springs Lady Tigers. RHS fell behind early and kept fighting. ... [more]

Ten Sleep downs St. Stephen's boys and girls in Friday action

Jan 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ten Sleep overcame an early 10-point deficit to win 52-35 Friday afternoon against the home-standing St. Stephen's Eagles girls basketball team.
In the boys ... [more]

Weekend road trip ends in split for WIHS Lady Chiefs

Jan 20, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian's girls picked up a split on the road this weekend with a 51-33 loss to the Kemmerer Lady Rangers on Friday and a 53-42 win over Big Piney on ... [more]

No problem for the Lander boys in 63-21 triumph over Pinedale

Jan 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School put together an 11-0 run to open their Class 3-A West boys basketball game Friday night at Pinedale on its way to a 63-21 victory. ... [more]

Chief overpower league foes

Jan 20, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  One of the most anticipated games of the Class 2-A seasons comes next Saturday, when Lovell travels to Ethete.

The Wyoming Indian Chiefs rolled ... [more]

Rustler hoops teams strong in doubleheader victories

Jan 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After dropping its first five Region IX women's basketball games, Central Wyoming College treated a 44-29 victory at Rustler Gym on Saturday afternoon as a ... [more]

One easy win, one tough one for SHS girls

Jan 20, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Shoshoni picked up a pair of girls basketball wins in Big Horn County this weekend.
The Wrangler girls edged Rocky Mountain 43-38 on Friday, then survived a ... [more]

Wolverines shake off illness, whip Rock Springs on the road

Jan 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines continued their successful season with a 71-57 win on the road Saturday in Rock Springs.
It was the first Class 4-A West game for ... [more]

Nice win for Tiger matmen in Rawlins

Jan 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Lander Valley High School freshmen tasted victories in a 53-23 win against Rawlins on the road in a non-conference Class 3-A wrestling dual Thursday ... [more]

Pokes stun No. 15 San Diego Aztecs

Jan 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming Cowboys got a little better on offense on Saturday against No. 15 San Diego State at the Arena-Auditorium than they were on ... [more]

Derailing a superintendent

Jan 20, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  The move to usurp the voice of the voters goes too far.

It's been an unprecedented two weeks to open the 2013 session of the Wyoming Senate.  While ... [more]

Hagel not hell-bent on conquest

Jan 20, 2013 - By Roger Simon:  "They're already saying Chuck Hagel may be unwilling to send troops into a warzone needlessly," David Letterman said a few nights ago. "What kind of a nut job ... [more]

Fuel tax increase 'completely unnecessary,' and the money could be found elsewhere

Jan 20, 2013 - John Birbari, Lander:  Editor:
Wake up, Wyoming.  Your legislature is about to hike the fuel tax by 10 cents. It is completely unnecessary. 
The Department of Transportation says ... [more]

Breaking the mold

Jan 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  A suggestion to have a county commission meeting at a different time of day has merit

All across Fremont County this month, governing entities are ... [more]

Big donation goes toward UW energy research

Jan 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A multimillion-dollar corporate donation announced Friday will help scientists at the University of Wyoming take an extremely magnified look at the ... [more]

Eileen Wamsley

Jan 20, 2013 - Staff:  Eileen Wamsley, formerly of Lander, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, surrounded by family. She was 94. 
Mrs. Wamsley was born in London ... [more]

Marilu O'Malley

Jan 20, 2013 - Staff:  Marilu O'Malley, a longtime Riverton resident, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Wyoming Med-ical Center in Casper.
She was 76 years old.
Memorial services are ... [more]

Robert A. Rosenthal

Jan 20, 2013 - Staff:  Robert A. Rosenthal of Riverton died Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 64 years old.
Viewing is Monday, Jan. ... [more]