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Great Plains Utilities Organization to begin service, billing in October

Sep 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The organization will cover various water and wastewater services for customers spanning from the Arapahoe-Great Plains areas to Beaver Creek ... [more]

CWC assistant professor's research gaining attention

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The research of a Central Wyoming College anthropology and history professor is gaining attention.
An article by CWC assistant professor Todd Guenther is one ... [more]

Digest

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Campground reopens
The Lower Wind River Campground at Boysen State Park in Cheyenne has reopened following construction work, and road repairs and ... [more]

The way it was: LVHS cross country -- 1995

Sep 30, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton had the star runner in 1995, but Lander had the stronger team. The Tigers hosted their home meet of the season in the week summer turned to fall.
As ... [more]

Myron C. Jarvis

Sep 30, 2012 - Staff:  Myron C. Jarvis, 87, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at the Help for Hospice Home in Riverton.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the United ... [more]

Jean Marie Chapel-Schmuck

Sep 30, 2012 - Staff:  Jean Marie Chapel-Schmuck of Thermopolis, granddaughter of Donna and Terry Schmuck of Riverton, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Children's Hospital in Aurora, ... [more]

Wyoming's first regulated wolf hunt to begin Monday

Sep 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Park County led sales with 562. Hunters in Fremont County bought 327, while Teton County followed with 324, Sublette with 228 and Natrona with ... [more]

Man charged with accidental shooting death of brother in Mills

Sep 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Natrona County Coroner Connie Jacobson has ruled the fatal shooting of Ryan Gish an accidental death.

CASPER -- A man accused of shooting his older ... [more]

Arrest made in arson blaze that destroyed Hitching Post

Sep 30, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Federal prosecutors announced Friday that a New Mexico man faces charges in a 2010 arson fire that destroyed a landmark Cheyenne hotel.
The U.S. ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Rig count rises by 2
HOUSTON -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped this week by 11 to 1,848.
Texas-based ... [more]

Maxfield's suit

Sep 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A new challenge to term limits in Wyoming resharpens attention on an unnecessary rule

It's been awhile since term limits for elected officials in ... [more]

So much for the 'great plan' to deal with the Alpine Lake Fire

Sep 30, 2012 - Steven D. Willie, Wind River Indian Reservation:  Editor:
In regards to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) / Wind River Agency's great plan to fight the Alpine Lake Fire.
The great plan was to draw a circle ... [more]

Questions I'll never get to ask

Sep 30, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  For 25 years, Jim Lehrer has been my friend and colleague on "PBS Newshour." He has been an exceptional journalist for more than twice that long. On Oct. 3 in ... [more]

When grappling is called for

Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  I would pick the 50-foot extension cord over the Bat-o-Rang every time.

It's become an iconic image in action/adventure films since the days of ... [more]

Wranglers put clamps on Riverside Rebels 31-0

Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  BASIN -- Shoshoni's defense threw a shutout for the first time since the 2008 season with a 31-0 win over the Riverside Rebels in Basin.
The win moves the ... [more]

Riverton corrals Buffalo to stay atop East 3-A

Sep 30, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  From the first play to the last, in front of an over-capacity homecoming crowd at Wolverine Field, the Riverton football Wolverines dominated every aspect of ... [more]

Safety decisive in 9-7 Lander conference loss to Douglas

Sep 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LVHS is 1-4 overall but still in contention in the Class 3-A East with a 1-1 record.

Lander Valley High School played smash-mouth football against ... [more]

Lady Blue make quick work of Big Piney spikers

Sep 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The set scores on Saturday were 25-8, 25-15, 25-9 in the conference victory for Shoshoni High School.

SHOSHONI -- Sometimes in Saturday afternoon ... [more]

Cougars erase Saratoga lead, win 14-13

Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Wind River avenged a one-point loss in Carbon County a season ago that kept the Cougars out of the playoffs with a come-from-behind, 14-13 win over ... [more]

Wolverine volleyball girls fall in three close sets to Evanston at RHS

Sep 30, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The match was so close. Oh, so close.
The Riverton Lady Wolverines (3-4 Class 4-A West), playing the conference-unbeaten Evanston Lady Red Devils (6-0 Class ... [more]

Rams rack up 60 points on Ten Sleep

Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Dubois is 5-0 on the season in 6-man football, tops in Wyoming.

DUBOIS -- It was picturesque fall afternoon in Dubois, as the Rams walloped the Ten ... [more]

Homecoming high-schoolers go on parade

Sep 30, 2012 - Staff:  The flute section played as the Wolverine marching band anchored the homecoming parade and later debuted its state competition show at the football ... [more]

Friday night prep football scores

Sep 28, 2012 - Associated Press:  PREP FOOTBALL
Big Horn 56, Wheatland 24

Burlington 51, Wyoming Indian 8

Burns 34, Moorcroft 8

Campbell County 21, Sheridan 18

Casper Kelly Walsh ... [more]

Thompson betters her time again for Riverton at Worland XC meet

Sep 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Olivia Thompson is lowering her cross country times each meet for Riverton High School.
The defending Class 4-A state champion placed fifth Thursday afternoon ... [more]

RHS spurs Fillies on home volleyball court

Sep 28, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The RHS sophomore volleyball team swept the Casper Natrona Fillies in two games Thursday night in Wolverine Gym.
Then the RHS junior varsity volleyball team ... [more]

New commitment paid off for top RHS golfer

Sep 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wolverine senior Aaron Nirider was just one stroke out of the playoff for the 4-A championship.

Aaron Nirider took a turn in the right direction ... [more]

Casper hands CWC first Region IX volleyball loss

Sep 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustlers begin a key homestand Tuesday night vs. Western Wyoming Community College at Rustler Gym.

Casper College handed Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Rock Springs shuts out Riverton seventh-graders

Sep 28, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton's Isaiah Monroe turned to pitch the ball to Shawn Curtain on a "hook and lateral" play against Rock Springs on Thursday afternoon. Rock Springs ... [more]

Higher county tax base not all good for CWC funding

Sep 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College is one of two community colleges in Wyoming that will lose state funding this year because of an increase in local assessed ... [more]

First experts: Not much new in fracking data

Sep 28, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Just one of the wells was flowing with enough water to yield a reliable test sample.

New samples from beneath a Wyoming gas field where the U.S. ... [more]