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Wolverine JV runs past St. Stephen's Eagles 70-54

Dec 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Myron Oldman and Brandon Fullerton were the top scorers for the Riverton High School junior varsity boys basketball team Tuesday night in a 70-54 victory over ... [more]

Tigers host Lander Classic

Dec 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wheatland, Douglas and Rawlins are in the field.

Lander Valley High School will play three straight boys basketball games against Class 3-A East ... [more]

Wolverines head to Green River for three-game slate

Dec 12, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's off to the Flaming Gorge tournament in Green River for both the Riverton Wolverine boys and Lady Wolverine girls basketball teams this Thursday through ... [more]

Alma Grace Spruell

Dec 12, 2012 - Staff:  Alma Grace Spruell, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. She was 84 years old.
At her request, cremation has taken place, and her remains have ... [more]

Families flock to Festival of Trees

Dec 11, 2012 - Staff:  Community Entry Services raised $29,000 Saturday at the annual Festival of Trees at the Fremont Center in Riverton. J.J. Majdic, 2, waited with his mother, ... [more]

UW forward Sewell answers coach's challenge

Dec 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Joe Legerski challenged Chaundra Sewell before the season.
The Wyoming women's basketball coach told Sewell, his best all-around player, that he ... [more]

CWC men 11-2 on hoop season; women seek first league win

Dec 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College, Sheridan College and Casper College all have 11 wins in the men's basketball season.
The Rustlers sit at 11-2 overall and 1-1 in the ... [more]

Two medals for RHS in Rapid City wrestling competition

Dec 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  T.J. Galey brought home a third-place medal, and Arhen Wempen was fifth for Riverton High School Saturday at the Rapid City, S.D. Invitational wrestling ... [more]

Wrangler grapplers 3-2 at home duals

Dec 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lovell won the team title with a 5-0 record.

Shoshoni High School placed fourth out of 11 wrestling teams Saturday at the Zach Parish Duals in ... [more]

Skaters take the lead on improving Riverton City Park

Dec 11, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  There is no question that Riverton City Park is a beautiful place. But it is not perceived as a safe place for our kids.
And the stunner here is that our kids ... [more]

Lavonne Roanhorse

Dec 11, 2012 - Staff:  Lavonne Roanhorse died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Wyoming Medical Center. She was 60 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services were Monday, Dec. 10, at ... [more]

Gale Gordon

Dec 11, 2012 - Staff:  Gale Gordon, of Riverton, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 92 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be a ... [more]

Mildred M. Case

Dec 11, 2012 - Staff:  Mildred M. Case, formerly of Fremont County, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Pioneer Manor in Gillette. She was 91 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 ... [more]


Dec 11, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths

Crystal K. Mabbitt, 62, longtime Fremont County resident, died Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Cremation has ... [more]

Mead gives budget plans to lawmakers

Dec 11, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead told state lawmakers on Monday that it's time to come up with a stable source of funding for Wyoming highways. He said if they won't ... [more]

Non-profits ought to pay more for their postage

Dec 11, 2012 - Terry Rehak, Worland:  Editor:
It is little wonder that the postal service continues to lose money. First-class postage is currently 45 cents and will rise to 46 cents next January. ... [more]

Disdain spreads at edge of 'cliff'

Dec 11, 2012 - By Steve People, The Associated Press:  HOOKSETT, N.H. -- Fear and frustration course through the lunch crowd at Robie's Country Store and Deli, a popular outpost 500 miles from where Washington is ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Long hours
Speaking literally, these are the darkest days of the year. An old newsroom duty was the necessity of typing up the daily weather forecast, ... [more]


Dec 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Flu seasons gain strength
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's early flu season is getting more intense. State health officials recorded more than three times more flu ... [more]

Montana halts wolf hunt near park

Dec 11, 2012 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  Five wolves wearing radio transmitter collars have been killed near the Yellowstone National Park border near Gardiner, Mont.

BILLINGS, Mont. -- ... [more]

Big drilling project proposed for Red Desert area

Dec 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The proposal covers an area that has more than 3,000
natural gas wells already.

RAWLINS -- The Bureau of Land Management is taking public comment on ... [more]

Thursday meeting addresses hunt/fish changes

Dec 11, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Game and Fish commission must approve the new rules, most of which deal with how the agency sells licenses, for them to take effect. ... [more]

Prison term in shooting of Arapaho man

Dec 11, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A northern New Mexico man has been sentenced to 41 years in prison for charges related to the death of a Wyoming man.
Federal prosecutors say 22-year-old Carl ... [more]

Three under arrest for killing four moose illegally

Dec 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three people were arrested this week in connection with the four moose that were found poached in October north of Hudson on private land within the boundaries ... [more]

Panel formed to advise city on use of 1 percent money

Dec 11, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fix Our Roads Citizen Committee has been established by the Riverton City Council, and members are being sought.
Anyone interested in discussing and ... [more]

Witnesses report downed plane near Dubois

Dec 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating the possibility that an aircraft may have crashed south of Dubois on Sunday afternoon. Crews have been ... [more]

Jaeger wins 138-pound match at Zach Parish Duals

Dec 9, 2012 - Staff:  Shoshoni's JD Jaeger, top, won a 138-pound match, defeating Lyman's Devin Fenus during Saturday's Zach Parish Duals in Wrangler ... [more]

Awake to sound of December rain

Dec 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Could it have had anything to do with George Bailey?

I caught the last few minutes of the classic Christmas film "It's a Wonderful Life" late last ... [more]

Call me a 'college' dropout

Dec 9, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  It's time to do away with the undemocratic Electoral College.

Shortly after the cooling of the Earth, I, then a much younger man, worked in two ... [more]

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]