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Sep 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Rig count rises by 2
HOUSTON -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped this week by 11 to 1,848.
Texas-based ... [more]

Maxfield's suit

Sep 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A new challenge to term limits in Wyoming resharpens attention on an unnecessary rule

It's been awhile since term limits for elected officials in ... [more]

So much for the 'great plan' to deal with the Alpine Lake Fire

Sep 30, 2012 - Steven D. Willie, Wind River Indian Reservation:  Editor:
In regards to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) / Wind River Agency's great plan to fight the Alpine Lake Fire.
The great plan was to draw a circle ... [more]

Questions I'll never get to ask

Sep 30, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  For 25 years, Jim Lehrer has been my friend and colleague on "PBS Newshour." He has been an exceptional journalist for more than twice that long. On Oct. 3 in ... [more]

When grappling is called for

Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  I would pick the 50-foot extension cord over the Bat-o-Rang every time.

It's become an iconic image in action/adventure films since the days of ... [more]

Wranglers put clamps on Riverside Rebels 31-0

Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  BASIN -- Shoshoni's defense threw a shutout for the first time since the 2008 season with a 31-0 win over the Riverside Rebels in Basin.
The win moves the ... [more]

Riverton corrals Buffalo to stay atop East 3-A

Sep 30, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  From the first play to the last, in front of an over-capacity homecoming crowd at Wolverine Field, the Riverton football Wolverines dominated every aspect of ... [more]

Safety decisive in 9-7 Lander conference loss to Douglas

Sep 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LVHS is 1-4 overall but still in contention in the Class 3-A East with a 1-1 record.

Lander Valley High School played smash-mouth football against ... [more]

Lady Blue make quick work of Big Piney spikers

Sep 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The set scores on Saturday were 25-8, 25-15, 25-9 in the conference victory for Shoshoni High School.

SHOSHONI -- Sometimes in Saturday afternoon ... [more]

Cougars erase Saratoga lead, win 14-13

Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Wind River avenged a one-point loss in Carbon County a season ago that kept the Cougars out of the playoffs with a come-from-behind, 14-13 win over ... [more]

Wolverine volleyball girls fall in three close sets to Evanston at RHS

Sep 30, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The match was so close. Oh, so close.
The Riverton Lady Wolverines (3-4 Class 4-A West), playing the conference-unbeaten Evanston Lady Red Devils (6-0 Class ... [more]

Rams rack up 60 points on Ten Sleep

Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Dubois is 5-0 on the season in 6-man football, tops in Wyoming.

DUBOIS -- It was picturesque fall afternoon in Dubois, as the Rams walloped the Ten ... [more]

Homecoming high-schoolers go on parade

Sep 30, 2012 - Staff:  The flute section played as the Wolverine marching band anchored the homecoming parade and later debuted its state competition show at the football ... [more]

Friday night prep football scores

Sep 28, 2012 - Associated Press:  PREP FOOTBALL
Big Horn 56, Wheatland 24

Burlington 51, Wyoming Indian 8

Burns 34, Moorcroft 8

Campbell County 21, Sheridan 18

Casper Kelly Walsh ... [more]

Thompson betters her time again for Riverton at Worland XC meet

Sep 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Olivia Thompson is lowering her cross country times each meet for Riverton High School.
The defending Class 4-A state champion placed fifth Thursday afternoon ... [more]

RHS spurs Fillies on home volleyball court

Sep 28, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The RHS sophomore volleyball team swept the Casper Natrona Fillies in two games Thursday night in Wolverine Gym.
Then the RHS junior varsity volleyball team ... [more]

New commitment paid off for top RHS golfer

Sep 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wolverine senior Aaron Nirider was just one stroke out of the playoff for the 4-A championship.

Aaron Nirider took a turn in the right direction ... [more]

Casper hands CWC first Region IX volleyball loss

Sep 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustlers begin a key homestand Tuesday night vs. Western Wyoming Community College at Rustler Gym.

Casper College handed Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Rock Springs shuts out Riverton seventh-graders

Sep 28, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton's Isaiah Monroe turned to pitch the ball to Shawn Curtain on a "hook and lateral" play against Rock Springs on Thursday afternoon. Rock Springs ... [more]

Higher county tax base not all good for CWC funding

Sep 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College is one of two community colleges in Wyoming that will lose state funding this year because of an increase in local assessed ... [more]

First experts: Not much new in fracking data

Sep 28, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Just one of the wells was flowing with enough water to yield a reliable test sample.

New samples from beneath a Wyoming gas field where the U.S. ... [more]

Restrictions being lifted as wildfire's growth stalls

Sep 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  The huge fire in north central Fremont County has slowed to a crawl, and public land closures imposed because of the blaze are being lifted.
U.S. Forest ... [more]

Students aid in restoring rugged trail near Dubois

Sep 28, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Chelsea Lowry was one of seven University of Wyoming students who participated in the Wyoming Conservation Corps Project to fix the Ramshorn Trail near Dubois. ... [more]

Commission seeks state grant to shore up court site

Sep 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution authorizing submission of a grant application for emergency funds for the Riverton ... [more]

Fire worries down in Teton Park; elk season nears

Sep 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK -- Amid ongoing wildfire concerns, Grand Teton National Park's annual elk reduction program begins on Oct. 6.
Wyoming-licensed ... [more]

Coal mine faces safety fines

Sep 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The mine's owners said they will challenge some of the findings.

Federal mining regulators hit a southwestern Wyoming coal mine with more than two ... [more]

Digest

Sep 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Former Powell officer charged
POWELL -- A former Powell police officer is accused of using his former position of authority to get a woman to submit ... [more]

AML money vanishes

Sep 28, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  When federal spending cuts hit home, the hard reality of budget cutting does as well

The realization that Wyoming is going to lose tens of millions ... [more]

Inaction by Congress has wind energy in state of limbo

Sep 28, 2012 - By The Kansas City Star:  Suddenly, much of the wind has gone out of the sails of a once-growing industry in this country.
Wind energy companies are laying off a lot of employees, ... [more]

Butt crack problem in Riverton? Try this new ordinance on for size

Sep 28, 2012 - Gloria J. Zak, Seattle:  Editor:
Recently we read an article in your paper regarding a "butt crack" issue in a local restaurant. One of our employees had an issue a couple of ... [more]