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Two in the running so far to replace Brian Varn

Feb 13, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Work is under way to find a replacement for Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn, who is resigning from his post at the end of the month because of family ... [more]

With funds exhausted by lawsuit, LeClair raises irrigation rates for users

Feb 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Legal expenses over the past two years drained the reserves of the LeClair Irrigation District, so the district is increasing its rates to raise capital. The ... [more]

State lottery considered again by Wyoming lawmakers

Feb 13, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents who dream of hitting the jackpot will no longer have to drive across state lines to buy lotto tickets under a proposal advancing ... [more]

Middle school kids mix it up

Feb 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Middle School students stepped out of their comfort zones at lunch Friday, when they were asked not to sit with their usual friends during the midday ... [more]

Riverton schools to explore all-year school calendar

Feb 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school officials will begin studying the possibility of a year-long learning schedule after the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees on ... [more]

Woodward helps Cowgirls to an 18-4 overall record

Feb 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  University of Wyoming women's basketball coach Joe Legerski was honest in his evaluation of sophomore forward Kayla Woodward's performance Saturday against ... [more]

Pay attention to winter stretch run for RHS sports

Feb 12, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  "And down the stretch they come," echos in our minds when we see the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes and watch those amazing horses give their all ... [more]

Nationally ranked Sheridan too much for CWC women

Feb 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustler women host Miles Community College at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Sheridan College kept in front of the pack in the Region IX women's ... [more]

Sheridan knocks off Rustler men

Feb 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College fell out of a three-way tie for first place in the Region IX men's basketball standings, losing a 75-68 decision Saturday to Sheridan ... [more]

Today

Feb 12, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CUTSHAW

Harry F. Cutshaw, 80, died Thursday, Feb. 7, at his home in Lander. At his request, no services will be held.

DILLON
Billie ... [more]

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]