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Riverton blasts Lander 43-6 for sixth straight win

Oct 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Both teams have qualified for the playoffs, with Riverton hosting Cody and Lander traveling to Powell.

Quarterback Xavier Webb ignited Riverton High ... [more]

Shoshoni downs Thermop for regional volleyball title

Oct 21, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  After two years as bridesmaids to the West 2-A regional crown, the Shoshoni Wranglers broke through to win their first regional volleyball tournament since ... [more]

WIHS boys capture state XC again

Oct 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian High School swept the top three individual spots in the Class 2-A boys cross country race on Saturday afternoon to win its sixth straight team ... [more]

Tiger spikers shake off early loss, qualify for state tourney

Oct 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Facing a must-win situation, Lander Valley High School came up with two wins to place third at the Class 3-A West regional volleyball tournament Saturday in ... [more]

Rustlers host final home volleyball match Tuesday

Oct 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC is the 12th-ranked junior college team in the nation.

Momentum will be at stake for the nationally ranked Central Wyoming College volleyball ... [more]

Rock Springs ousts Riverton at West 4-A volleyball regional

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School came up one win short of making the Class 4-A state volleyball tournament after Rock Springs beat the Wolverines twice Friday in Rock ... [more]

Cougars let halftime lead slip, fall 18-17 in Basin

Oct 21, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was the season in a microcosm the final five minutes of play Friday night for the Wind River Cougars. Wind River has suffered through a bizarre season laden ... [more]

In the pumpkin patch

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Two-year-old Elise Walton of Riverton choose her pumpkin at Son Harvest Farm north of Riverton after a lengthy deliberation with her mother and grandmother ... [more]

Finally ready

Oct 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Togwotee Pass road rebuild is done

Taped to a wall in the newspaper office is a small chart in the form of a timeline. In blocks and lines, some ... [more]

Optional tax 'worth a trial run'

Oct 21, 2012 - Jim Gores, Riverton:  Editor:
Fremont County voters are being offered a unique opportunity to make positive improvements to our roads, streets, and the utilities under them. Their ... [more]

What's waiting in the wood

Oct 21, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Every once in awhile I reconnect with my stockpile of old-growth Douglas fir planks.

The fifth-grade social studies textbook would be very dated ... [more]

Thompson out to defend XC crown

Oct 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Olivia Thompson isn't under the radar anymore after she won the Class 4-A cross country title last year as a freshman for Riverton High School.
Thompson runs ... [more]

Lady Blue off and running at 2-A West volleyball; semis next

Oct 19, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  LANDER -- A sluggish start by Class 2-A Southwest volleyball champion Shoshoni gave the Greybull Buffs brief hope, but the Wranglers put the game away with a ... [more]

Wranglers slam Chiefs 54-0

Oct 19, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Shoshoni now waits for its first-round playoff opponent, while Wyoming Indian's winless season ends.

ETHETE -- Two teams headed in opposite ... [more]

Friday's game renews RHS rivalry with Lander Tigers

Oct 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School and Lander Valley High School have one of the longest and best football rivalries in Wyoming high school sports.
In the past nine years I ... [more]

Lovell powers past Wind River at v-ball regional

Oct 19, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  LANDER -- Wind River dropped its opening round match at the Class 2-A West regional volleyball tournament at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse in Lander to ... [more]

Wolverine spikers beaten by Rock Springs in West opener

Oct 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Rock Springs knocked Riverton High School into the consolation bracket Friday in the opening round of the Class 4-A West volleyball tournament in Rock ... [more]

Solid waste troubles 'turning around,' says commission chairman

Oct 19, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Revenue problems that have plagued the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District in recent years are "kind of turning around," according to Fremont County ... [more]

2012 'water year' among driest ever seen in state

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Only the 1988-89 and 1959-60 water years were drier, said Riverton meteorologist Jim Fahey.

Wyoming just completed its third-driest year in 118 years ... [more]

Three-party House District 54 race featured in debate

Oct 19, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Republican, Democratic and Libertarian candidates for Wyoming House District 54 discussed the importance of their national political platforms to their ... [more]

Airport Cafe catches up on city lease; no eviction

Oct 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Riverton officials have received full payment from the owners of Airport Cafe at Riverton Regional Airport, and city administrator Steven Weaver says eviction ... [more]

Fuel tax increase might not bring corresponding rise in gasoline prices

Oct 19, 2012 - MCT:  CHEYENNE -- A proposal to raise the state's fuel tax may not mean motorists will pay more at the pump.
So say some legislators and advocates of the plan to ... [more]

Amid lawsuit, UW and CSU foundations delay ranch sale

Oct 19, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawsuit is postponing plans by University of Wyoming Foundation and Colorado State University Research Foundation to sell a ranch they jointly own ... [more]

Man accused in child's abduction makes first court appearance in state

Oct 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A Montana man suspected of abducting and assaulting an 11-year-old Cody girl is set to make his first court appearance in Wyoming.
Thirty-nine-year-old ... [more]

Digest

Oct 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Cheney among Meyer eulogists
CHEYENNE -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney was among the speakers at services to honor the life of former Wyoming ... [more]

Wyoming's advantage

Oct 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  No matter what direction the nation's energy path turns, we look pretty good

The 2012 presidential campaign has been enhanced and enlivened by the ... [more]

Latinos favor Obama heavily

Oct 19, 2012 - By Hector Becerra, MCT News Service:  LOS ANGELES -- The good news for President Barack Obama: Latino registered voters prefer him over Mitt Romney by more than a 3-to-1 ratio, and are increasingly ... [more]

Shelley is right person for House District 55

Oct 19, 2012 - Alice and Fred Nicol, Riverton:  Editor:
We are writing to express our support for Sherry Shelly as a candidate for House District 55. Sherry is a lifelong resident of Riverton who has always ... [more]

Pink Ribbon Race 5K set for Saturday

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Community members are invited to the Pink Ribbon Race 5K Run/Walk fundraiser set for Saturday at Smith's Food and Drug, 1200 W. Main St.
Nicci Urbigkit, ... [more]

Group knits, crochets for charity

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Volunteers have kept their hands busy this year, knitting and crocheting more than 500 items for county organizations and charities.
The C&K Volunteer Group ... [more]