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Riverton boys clinch state tourney bid and bye, beating KW 52-48

Feb 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines climbed back from a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to down the Kelly Walsh Trojans 52-48 Saturday night in Casper.
The win was ... [more]

Post's 25 points lifts Lander girls over Cody

Feb 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After Friday's win, the Tigers lost 47-38 on Saturday to Powell.

Coach Spike Robinson and his Lander Valley High School girls basketball players ... [more]

Livestock don't notice technology

Feb 18, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  As for the rest of us, finding a way to watch a movie in the calving shed is a wonderful luxury.

Maybe you know someone addicted to new technology. ... [more]

Mitt Romney's lasting contribution

Feb 18, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  In a round-about way, it's Romney who has made the new, bipartisan immigration talks possible.

A couple of weeks back, the 2012 Republican ... [more]

'Chained CPI' is a bad idea

Feb 18, 2013 - Charlie Smith, Lander:  Editor:
One of the worst ideas to surface in Washington lately is the proposal to cut Social Security benefits by changing the way the cost-of-living is ... [more]

Presidents Day

Feb 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The 44 chief executives have an unendingly interesting group bio

Presidents Day arrives Monday. It's a federal holiday established  in 1971 and based ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Feb 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead signs fuel tax increase into law
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill into law that will hike the state's fuel tax by a dime a ... [more]

National FFA Week: Riverton

Feb 18, 2013 - By Emma Herbst, Riverton FFA Chapter:  The Riverton FFA started the new year in early May 2012 with the election of the 2012-13 officers. The officers include: Dallin Cooper (president), Haylee ... [more]

National FFA Week: Shoshoni

Feb 18, 2013 - By KayLee Jo Fegler, Shoshoni FFA Chapter:  From keeping the chapter going to helping out the community, the Shoshoni FFA has had a productive year.
During the summer, the chapter helped with the ... [more]

National FFA Week: Wind River

Feb 18, 2013 - Staff:  The Wind River FFA Chapter of Pavillion does many activities throughout the year. Among these activities are Career Development Events teams, fundraisers and ... [more]

National FFA Week: Lander

Feb 18, 2013 - Staff:  The Agriculture Education Program at Lander Valley High School consistently produces young people who are motivated and capable. This is evident by the number ... [more]

William C. Heatley

Feb 18, 2013 - Staff:  William C. Heatley died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at his home in Riverton. He was 70.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Davis Funeral Home ... [more]

Vera M. Witthar

Feb 18, 2013 - Staff:  Vera M. Witthar, mother of Riverton resident Dave Witthar, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
She was 91 years old.
Her funeral is at 3 ... [more]

Anna L. Talbott

Feb 18, 2013 - Staff:  Anna L. Talbott of Riverton died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton.
She was 73 years old.
 According to her wishes, ... [more]

Sara Mundy

Feb 18, 2013 - Staff:  Sara "Sandy" Mundy of River-ton died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at her home. She was 67 years old.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wedne-sday, ... [more]

The way it was: Lincoln Day Dinner -- 1954

Feb 18, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County Republicans assembled at the Lander American Legion Hall for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner in 1954, with a top U.S. State Department official as ... [more]


Feb 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Walker to speak about Fort Laramie
The Fremont County Archaeological Society will host a presentation on the prehistory of Fort Laramie and the 2012 ... [more]

Field representatives meet with Fremont County residents

Feb 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Covering several areas in Fremont County on Tuesday and Wednesday, field representatives Ryan McConnaughey, Sandy Tinsley and Pam Buline visited with residents ... [more]

Wyoming State Winter Fair begins Feb. 23

Feb 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 46th Annual Wyoming State Winter Fair is set to begin next weekend with changes for regular attendees.
Organizers said the fair's trade show, which will ... [more]

District 14 rounding up input on future elementary school

Feb 18, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Student wish lists included playgrounds, adequate restrooms, bowling alleys and game arcades.

Fremont County School District 14 continues to gather ... [more]

Sax players featured in free concert

Feb 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's big band, Time's-A-Wastin', performs in concert Friday, Feb. 22, with several saxophonists demonstrating improvisational ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Events on the 29th day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Fri., Feb. 15:
BUDGET: Lawmakers approved a $78 million supplemental ... [more]

Tribes say they're ready to try again on trash issues

Feb 18, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Long-term negotiations have stalled for months.

Wind River Environmental Quality Commission solid waste coordinator Ryan Ortiz hopes to move forward ... [more]

Home in History

Feb 18, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The straight-grained, rough-cut, Douglas fir planks and posts are testament to the construction ability of the men who built Delfelder Hall 93 years ago. While ... [more]

Commissioners see-saw on site for Riverton courthouse

Feb 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some details about a new Riverton justice center are more solid, but the location is once again up in the air.
Fremont County Commission vice chairman Travis ... [more]

Wolverines compete in 4-A West championship

Feb 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Editor's note: Due to a combination of clerical and computer software errors, the Riverton Wolverines, declared Class 4-A West champions Saturday ... [more]

All smiles after accident

Feb 15, 2013 - Staff:  Three-year-old Brooke Lynn Lookingbill beamed as she was carried to the ambulance by Riverton firefighter Buddy Armstrong on Saturday. The toddler was a ... [more]

Shoshoni girls slow down Lady Chiefs in 35-31 win

Feb 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- Shoshoni High School played a suffocating defense against Wyoming Indian Thursday night in a Class 2-A conference girls basketball game at Ethete. ... [more]

Chiefs overpower SHS 69-38 in home finale

Feb 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- After running away from Shoshoni High School 69-38 Thursday night, Wyoming Indian boys basketball coach Craig Ferris wants the fans to get behind the ... [more]

Wolverine girls thrashed by conference-leading Natrona

Feb 15, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine girls basketball team looked confident in the beginning of Thursday's Class 4-A West matchup against league-leading Casper Natrona. ... [more]