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Shop 'til you drop

Nov 16, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The dreaded Christmas shopping season has begun, and as winter weather rolls into the county, art and craft fairs may help residents finish all their ... [more]

CWC trustees object to colleague's quip

Nov 16, 2012 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Board member Judy Pedersen said after the Nov. 6 election that she was "the only person that really looks at the issues."

Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Barnes takes stand in school bus case; jury deliberating

Nov 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  After more than three days of testimony and a judge denying a motion for acquittal, the case against William Dean Barnes is in the jury's hands.
District ... [more]

Cowboys give complete effort to beat South Dakota 71-51

Nov 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The shooting was there, and so was the defense for the University of Wyoming men's basketball team.
And there wasn't much South Dakota could do about ... [more]

I love my college football (and Oregon is my title pick)

Nov 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  College football is No. 1 on my sports television watching agenda right now.
I'm hooked on the sport.
Every chance I get, I have been watching college ... [more]

Experienced RHS wrestling team has high expectations for coming season

Nov 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School wrestling coach Jay Galey has had a front row seat the last couple of years as his Wolverines climb the ladder in the Class 4-A ... [more]

Lander artist hosts workshop at CWC

Nov 15, 2012 - Staff:  Lander artist Cristin Zimmer put finishing touches on a clay bust during a workshop she led at Central Wyoming College on Thursday ... [more]

Pokes win by 13 over North Carolina Central

Nov 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  What looked like an easy win turned out to be difficult for the University of Wyoming men's basketball team.
But the Cowboys overcame a long shooting drought ... [more]

Smith more comfortable, confident for CWC women

Nov 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Emily Smith has her swagger back for Central Wyoming College this season.
The 6-foot-2 sophomore post player from Mountain View High School took some time ... [more]

Rustlers host Bailey tourney

Nov 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg says his team will be tested twice this weekend during the Bailey Tire Tip-Off at Rustler ... [more]

Digest

Nov 15, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
LOVATO

Esther "Frances" Lovato, 93, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, at her home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at ... [more]

Angela 'Angie' Dewey Warren

Nov 15, 2012 - Staff:  Angela "Angie" Dewey Warren died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Casper Medical Center in Casper. She was 42 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Love of franchise drives father, son to start their own

Nov 15, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Even before he and his father built their Taco Time franchise in Riverton, Bryan Cross said he was a fan of the restaurant.
He first developed a taste for ... [more]

Approval of optional sales tax shows confidence in the future

Nov 15, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
Wow talk about an early Christmas! What an exciting time for Riverton and Fremont County. The successful end to the 1 percent sales tax campaign. I ... [more]

Room for excellence

Nov 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Joe Meyer's reassuring words

Former Wyoming congressman, Secretary of Defense and Vice President of the United States (yes, we put "Wyoming ... [more]

Life on 'Planet Wyoming'

Nov 15, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  The holiday is past, but I'm remembering a small boy about age 5 who rang our doorbell on Halloween. He sent my thinking into an orbit of its own.
I always ... [more]

Testy Obama blasts critics of ambassador Susan Rice

Nov 15, 2012 - By Ben Feller, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Setting an unflinching tone for his second term, President Barack Obama on Wednesday accused two top Republicans senators of lobbing outrageous ... [more]

Game & Fish adjusting well to wolf management

Nov 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has had no difficulty taking over monitoring wolves outside Yellowstone National Park since the federal ... [more]

Digest

Nov 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Election results certified
CHEYENNE -- The State Canvassing Board has certified Wyoming's election results.
The board met Wednesday at the State ... [more]

Hill: Critical report is product of 'good ol' boys' wanting an appointed superintendent

Nov 15, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction sharply rejected the conclusions of a report criticizing her department's performance, accusing her ... [more]

Chopper ambulance crashes after hitting power line in rural area

Nov 15, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Sheriff's deputies responded at about 8 a.m. Thursday to reports of a downed aircraft about 45 miles east of Riverton near the Lucky Mc Uranium ... [more]

Big water tank project on hold until warmer weather

Nov 15, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The engineers and contractors working to build a 2 million gallon water storage tank near Airport Road met Tuesday with the Riverton City Council to explain ... [more]

Hudson suspects allowed limited contact

Nov 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  One is expected to give birth this month, and the couple needs to pick out a name and decide where to place the child.

A judge has granted a motion ... [more]

Player who sparked CWC v-ball trouble apologizes

Nov 15, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  One of the two Central Wyoming College volleyball players whose ineligibility forced the team to vacate wins for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons has written a ... [more]

State rests case in child's death; driver will testify

Nov 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Defense attorneys representing William Dean Barnes are requesting the Lander resident be acquitted. 
Devon Petersen submitted the motion to Lander 9th ... [more]

RHS girls basketball players begin practice

Nov 14, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School girls basketball player Annie Phister went against Bree Olson during practice on Tuesday night at Wolverine Gym. The Wolverines started ... [more]

Main Street highway sign gets new light

Nov 14, 2012 - Staff:  Casper Electric employee Cody Carpenter rode high over a new sign he held in place Tuesday while co-workers Ryan Waterbury and Paden Burman attached and wired ... [more]

Today

Nov 14, 2012 - Staff:  Births
CASPER

A son was born to Cortney and Dyllan Casper, of Lander, at 7:45 p.m. Oct. 15, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ... [more]

Betty J. (Fleak) Blumenshine

Nov 14, 2012 - Staff:  Betty J. (Fleak) Blumenshine, of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton following a lengthy illness. She was 79 ... [more]

Environmental groups sue over wolves

Nov 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service never should have accepted a wolf-management plan that allows the state of Wyoming to classify the animals as ... [more]