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State lost a leader and role model in Myles McGinnis

Dec 9, 2012 - Bob Budd, Cheyenne:  Editor:
Somewhere on a high ridge in the Wyoming Range, I lost a great friend and mentor. Worse, all of Wyoming lost a leader, a friend, and a role ... [more]

A tax upon us

Dec 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our conservative state is looking at a 10-cent tax on gasoline, just as it ought to

"Those tax-and-spend liberals are at it again. Now they want to ... [more]

RHS girls fall twice on north road trip

Dec 9, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines took their first road trip of the season and almost pulled out a hard-fought victory Friday against the Buffalo Lady Bison, ... [more]

WIHS girls win two straight in Montana

Dec 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian's girls basketball team is unbeaten in Montana this season but dropped its opening game to Lovell on the way north to the Montana Holiday Class ... [more]

Wrangler girls cold from stripe in split with Burns, Lingle-Ft. Laramie

Dec 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Shooting in a foreign gym can sometimes be a challenge, even at the free-throw line. Shoshoni's girls experienced that but still picked up a split Friday night ... [more]

No losses yet for Cougar girls after downing Rocky

Dec 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Lady Cougars are 5-0 after winning their home opener over Rocky Mountain 64-54.
They take their unbeaten streak to Big Horn County next weekend ... [more]

Wrangler boys go to overtime twice in weekend tournament

Dec 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni rode almost all the way to Nebraska this weekend for three games in the Burns Tournament, and two of those ended in overtime.
Saturday, the Wranglers ... [more]

Rough outing for Cougs to start home basketball season

Dec 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Friday's loss drops the Cougars to 0-5 on the season with tough challenge coming this weekend at Tongue River and Big Horn.

It was another long ... [more]

Casper College sweeps CWC hoops

Dec 9, 2012 - Staff:  Casper College won a 64-60 battle Saturday night over Central Wyoming College at Thunderbird Gym in Casper, winning an early critical Region IX men's ... [more]

Chiefs endure a cold start to down Montana opponent

Dec 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Sometimes it all comes down to defense.
Wyoming Indian survived a rare cold shooting spell Friday against Brockton, Mont., to advance to the finals of the ... [more]

Big third quarter boosts Lyman past Lander boys

Dec 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lyman outscored Lander Valley High School 21-6 in the third quarter to change the momentum and pick up a 50-38 boys basketball victory Saturday night at Bob ... [more]

Coach of Year Trembly guided Dubois to 6-man state crown

Dec 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Improvising, adapting and overcoming challenges are all in a day's work for the 2012 Fremont County Coach of the Year. Dubois head football coach David Trembly ... [more]

Riverton's 'X-Man' is Player of the Year

Dec 9, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The quarterback is a special position on any football team. Behind center, looking at opposing defenses and making sure his players are all set, there is no ... [more]

LVHS girls beat 4-A Green River on road, fall at home

Dec 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lyman kept Lander Valley High School's girls out of rhythm offensive rhythm Saturday night in a 50-42 victory for the visiting team at Bob Carey Memorial ... [more]

RHS boys still perfect; big tests coming next

Dec 9, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines beat Buffalo and Sheridan this weekend to climb to 6-0 on the season.

The snow almost stopped the Riverton Wolverines Saturday night ... [more]

William James Trosper Jr.

Dec 9, 2012 - Staff:  William James "Jake" Trosper Jr., 73, died at his home in Ethete, on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, surrounded by his family.
Services are at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. ... [more]

William M. Shipp

Dec 9, 2012 - Staff:  William M. Shipp of Lander died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Wind River Health Care in Riverton. He was 92 years old.
Cremation has taken place. Services will ... [more]

Small colleges count on local cops to handle biggest issues

Dec 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- When a Casper College instructor was killed in front of his class, there wasn't much campus security could have done to stop the attacker. He ... [more]

183 elk shot in Grand Teton hunt

Dec 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wyoming wildlife officials say 183 elk were killed during this year's Grand Teton National Park hunt, well short of harvest estimates issued before ... [more]

Riverton drama takes 3 state titles; 7 named all-state

Dec 9, 2012 - Staff:  Theater students from Riverton High School ranked among the best in Wyoming at the conclusion of the Wyoming State Drama Festival last weekend at Central ... [more]

The way it was: School construction -- 1953

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Riverton had just one elementary school through its first 48 years. By the early 1950s, there was enough growth to warrant a second. Surveying and site work ... [more]

Digest

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Crack-seal project under way
A $991,000 project to crack-seal highways is under way throughout Central and Northwest Wyoming, and work will continue ... [more]

County students place in photography contest

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Nature Conservancy of Wyoming has announced the winners for its fourth annual "I Believe in Conservation" high school photography contest. This year's ... [more]

Beef show new to Wyoming State Winter Fair lineup

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Preparations for the 2013 Wyoming State Winter Fair are in full swing, and several new events have been added.
The beef show and miniature bull competition ... [more]

Boy Scout seeks gift donations as part of Eagle Scout project

Dec 9, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As part of his Eagle Scout project with Boy Scout Troop 276, Kyle Phister, 14, of Riverton, is asking local residents to shop for others this holiday ... [more]

Cooling unit malfunction put courthouse servers in danger

Dec 9, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The compressor in the building's 23-year-old air conditioner broke on Black Friday; commissioners support looking into getting a new system.

Many in ... [more]

Three injured Friday in another car wreck at Honor Farm intersection

Dec 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three people were injured in a spectacular two-vehicle accident that took place Friday evening at the intersection of Honor Farm Road and Wyoming Highway 789 ... [more]

School funds affected as stimulus money dwindles

Dec 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local educational institutions noticed a lack of federal funding this year after spending the last of their American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ... [more]

Kids from elementary to high school pitch in for holidays

Dec 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School Key Club's annual toy store opened early on Saturday morning.
Organizers had planned to start the event at 9 a.m. Saturday, but ... [more]

Unemployment down again across Fremont County

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County's employment picture showed improvement in October, and the unemployment rate now stands at its lowest rate in four years -- 5.5 percent.
That's ... [more]