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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]

Digest

Jan 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  DWS warns of phishing scam
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services is warning of a "phishing" scam website bearing DWS's Unemployment ... [more]

Innovation Institute keynote speech open to public

Jan 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Robert B. Tucker, an internationally recognized leader in the field of innovation, kicks off Central Wyoming College's Innovation Institute on Wednesday, Jan. ... [more]

Inn adds second scotch tasting

Jan 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Miner's Delight Inn Bed and Breakfast in Atlantic City hosted its 54th consecutive Second Saturday Scotch Sipping at Six in December 2012.
The Saturday ... [more]

CWC hosting auditions for reading of '8'

Jan 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Theater Department is having an audition for the public reading of the critically acclaimed play "8." Tryouts will be at 6:30 p.m. ... [more]

Angler catches record crappie at Boysen on New Year's Eve

Jan 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming's black crappie state record has been broken for the first time since 1997. The new record black crappie was caught out of Boysen Reservoir on New ... [more]

Johnson named to DU national board

Jan 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton resident is the first person from Wyoming to serve on the Ducks Unlimited body.

Riverton resident Howard Johnson was elected recently to ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Events on the ninth day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Fri., Jan. 18:
FUEL TAX : The Wyoming House of Representatives gave ... [more]

Pavillion water study extended again; governor is not pleased

Jan 20, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has joined those expressing disappointment that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has extended for a third time a public ... [more]

Deaths from man-made causes all up for 2012

Jan 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Coroner Ed McAuslan made a somber report Jan. 15 to the Fremont County Commission.
The rates of accidental deaths, suicide, homicide and motor vehicle deaths ... [more]