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Concession stand would have been 'good for all concerned'

Jan 30, 2013 - Peg Leslie, Riverton:  Editor:
I was at the basketball game the other day at Riverton High School. I don't usually go to the games, but I was there to support a very young neighbor ... [more]

Five in the 500

Jan 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Follow along with our new investment experiment

The onslaught of news, statistics and analysis about the United States is unrelenting and expanding. ... [more]

A public school westerner at Yale

Jan 30, 2013 - By Robert H. Peck:  The passage of SF104 will make it harder to defend our school system to the polo players back here named Maximillian and Wilberforce.

I'm a product ... [more]

Shoshoni residents, 'speak out' on school concerns

Jan 30, 2013 - Kathleen Moore, Shoshoni:  Editor:
I thank Jim Kennedy for his letter published Jan. 11 regarding School District 24 in Shoshoni. He brought issues that are a concern to many in the ... [more]


Jan 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Bodies of avalanche victims found
MOOSE -- Authorities have recovered the bodies of two backcountry skiers who died in avalanches in western ... [more]

Bill to block federal gun laws in state clears its committee

Jan 30, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that Wyoming lawmakers say could block possible federal restrictions on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines cleared its first state ... [more]

Mead signs superintendent bill; Hill files court action

Jan 30, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  Gov. Matt Mead signed into law the most drastic changes to the duties and powers of a statewide elected official in decades, and Superintendent Cindy Hill ... [more]

Hit-and-run suspect waives preliminary hearing

Jan 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  Michelle Littleshield, 35, of St. Stephen's, died at about 2 a.m. Dec. 3 of blunt force trauma from the crash.

Court documents show Alma Mosho, 33, ... [more]

RHS expanding class offerings for 2013-14

Jan 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students will have six new courses to choose from when developing their schedules for next year.
The Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

Ranchers get drought tips at Farm and Ranch Days

Jan 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The 29th Annual Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days event was under way Wednesday in Riverton, where representatives and organizations from the industry ... [more]

Deputy says he'll vie to replace Varn as county attorney

Jan 30, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Shortly after Fremont County attorney Brian Varn submitted his letter of resignation to commissioners Tuesday, deputy county attorney Pat LeBrun announced he ... [more]

Jerome T. 'J.T.' SunRhodes Jr.

Jan 29, 2013 - Staff:  Jerome T. "J.T." SunRhodes Jr., of rural Riverton, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 35 years old.
Funeral services ... [more]

Glaucoma a leading cause of blindness; condition often goes undetected

Jan 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The connection between glaucoma and diabetes is closer than most think. Commonly found in those with diabetes, glaucoma is a group of diseases that can affect ... [more]

Obama's new climate pledge will face test in oil pipeline decision

Jan 29, 2013 - By Matthew Daly, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Environmental groups say President Barack Obama's warning about climate change will soon be tested as he decides whether to approve the Keystone ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jan 29, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  January as January
No one who has lived in Wyoming for very long would categorize this as a hard winter, but it sure is harder than the past few. We ... [more]

Do as you're told, voters; the 'gods' in Cheyenne know best

Jan 29, 2013 - Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
As I recall, several years ago the people of Wyoming approved a referendum regarding term limits for elected state officials. Needless to say some of ... [more]


Jan 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Two killed in avalanches
BONDURANT -- Two backcountry skiers were killed in separate avalanches in western Wyoming on Sunday, the first two people to ... [more]

Domestic partnerships bill clears committee

Jan 29, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would allow same-sex couples in Wyoming to create domestic partnerships carrying most of the legal rights of conventional marriage ... [more]

Lummis assigned

Jan 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cynthia Lummis will serve on three subcommittees of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee.
Wyoming's lone congresswoman will serve on the Energy and ... [more]

House panel votes down abortion bill

Jan 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would have banned abortions in Wyoming after a fetus had developed a detectable heartbeat failed Monday in a legislative committee.
The ... [more]

Bills affecting reservation law enforcement gaining ground

Jan 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two bills that would affect law enforcement on the Wind River Indian Reservation have advanced in the Wyoming Legislature.
House Bill 27 returned to the ... [more]

Already state's biggest, Rendezvous school to grow

Jan 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The administrative team at Rendezvous Elementary School has begun planning for next year, when even more third- through fifth-grade students are expected to ... [more]

Girls learn about self-improvement at CWC

Jan 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Manicures and curling hair were on the list of activities for the girls attending this year's Girls Day Out event, aimed at helping girls learn new things and ... [more]

County attorney Varn to resign next month

Jan 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn is resigning effective Feb. 28 after serving in the position for nearly four years.
"After I retired from the Air Force, I ... [more]


Jan 29, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths

Nancy W. Galgerud, 73, of Lander, died Sunday, Jan. 27, at home. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at New Hope ... [more]

Cowboys clash with #20/22 New Mexico in Double A on Wed.

Jan 28, 2013 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team enters another tough week in the Mountain West when the Cowboys host No. 20/22 New Mexico on ... [more]

Bound for another court: Preliminary hearing for Martinez waived

Jan 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The preliminary hearing scheduled for Monday morning for Luke Martinez, a University of Wyoming basketball player currently on suspension, was waived in ... [more]

RHS wrestlers 3-1 at West 4-A duals; Wempen missed with injury

Jan 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School battled its way to a 3-1 record on Saturday at the Class 4-A West conference wrestling duals in Casper.
The Wolverines hammered Rock ... [more]

Rustlers grab seventh league win, stay atop standings

Jan 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College was all over Little Big Horn from the start of their Region IX North men's basketball game on Saturday night, cruising to an 86-74 ... [more]

Pro Bowl has just about run its course

Jan 27, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Last weekend wasn't football's best. We'll see if this coming Super Bowl Sunday is an improvement.
Although the NFL's Pro Bowl, brought to you by touch ... [more]