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Oldman gets 82 points in two St. Stephen's victories

Jan 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lakota Oldman exploded for 40 points for St. Stephen's in an 81-69 win over Dubois Friday and 42 more against Meeteetse in an 83-72 boys basketball victory ... [more]

Lander slows down RHS boys, but Wolverines prevail

Jan 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It was a different game from the previous meeting, when Riverton beat the Tigers by 25 points.

Kade Salisbury knew Riverton High School had dodged a ... [more]

Wolverine girls win heart-stopper over Lander

Jan 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kiley Ridgway hit the go-ahead bucket on a baseline jump shot for the Riverton High School girls basketball team, then blocked away a putback attempt by Lander ... [more]

Gov. Mead wants changes in cash management

Jan 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is asking lawmakers to approve some fundamental changes in how the state handles its cash flow.
In his State of the State ... [more]

In State of the Judiciary speech, chief justice defends closing Dubois court

Jan 9, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State Chief Justice Marilyn Kite says Wyoming's court system is working to cut costs as best it can because of predictions of flat state ... [more]

Man returns home, finds intruder sleeping on couch

Jan 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating an unusual break-in that was discovered early Sunday in the 7200 block of Riverview Road.
According to ... [more]

Today

Jan 9, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CHAVEZ

Patrick L. Chavez, 37, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending with the Davis Funeral ... [more]

Dick Bowman

Jan 9, 2013 - Staff:  Dick Bowman, of Lander, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. He was 65 years old.
No traditional services will be held, but the family will gather in Midwest City, ... [more]

Robert 'Bob' L. Weitzel

Jan 9, 2013 - Staff:  Robert "Bob" L. Weitzel, formerly of Riverton, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at his home in Harlingen, Texas. He was 73 years old.
Services were Monday, Jan. 7, ... [more]

Rita Nadine Harrington

Jan 9, 2013 - Staff:  Rita Nadine Harrington died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Kindred Hospital of Denver.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Presbyterian Church ... [more]

Guidelines were followed on snow removal

Jan 9, 2013 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
Here we are another January, and the issue of snow removal is a hot topic. I recall in January of 2011, when I first took office, we had a very ... [more]

A new year for the nighttime sky

Jan 9, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  It turned cold at the end of December, so you have probably been looking at stars from inside through a window. I don't blame you. It does seem sometimes that ... [more]

No to Norquist

Jan 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Enzi, others show courage

An undermentioned positive development from the 2012 election featured Wyoming U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, among others. Our ... [more]

Digest

Jan 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lummis to chair subcommittee
CHEYENNE -- Rep. Cynthia Lummis has been appointed chairman of a U.S. House subcommittee.
She will chair the energy ... [more]

Jackson chamber blasts tourism budget plans

Jan 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Gov. Matt Mead's proposal to cut about $1 million from the state tourism budget is drawing opposition from some people in Jackson Hole.
Jackson ... [more]

Flu surging in state

Jan 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The number of flu cases is higher than at any point during the bad flu season of 2009-2010.

CHEYENNE -- State health officials are reporting a surge ... [more]

Smoke leads to Shoshoni school evacuation; cause uncertain

Jan 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students in Shoshoni were evacuated from their school for about 40 minutes Tuesday while firefighters investigated reports of smoke in a classroom.
A source ... [more]

Agencies to make count of homeless population

Jan 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A point-in-time count will be held Jan. 24 in Fremont County so sheltered and unsheltered homeless people can be counted and added to national data.
The PIT ... [more]

Firefighters kept hopping in blazes tied to ashes, wiring

Jan 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Volunteer Fire Department chief Ralph Estell said residents should be careful when disposing of hot ashes from wood stoves.
"Have a designated place ... [more]

Mead delivers State of the State talk

Jan 9, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead emphasized in his State of the State address Wednesday that Wyoming is in good shape overall, but it's time for immediate action on a ... [more]

Committee addresses high infant death rate on rez

Jan 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County has the second highest figure in Wyoming, according to reports.

The alarmingly high number of infant deaths on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Game and Fish fee increase is questionable

Jan 8, 2013 - Dan Brossman, Lander:  Editor:
As a citizen of Wyoming for over 32 years, and having enjoyed hunting and fishing through this time, I am writing to publicly ask Wyoming Game and ... [more]

Working for school accountability

Jan 8, 2013 - By Cindy Hill:  As I travel the highways of Wyoming, I find a great number of Wyoming educators and parents see their schools as models for the rest of the state and the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jan 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Thawed out
The weather forecast called for temperatures in the low to mid-30s over the past couple of days, but longtime residents knew better. The ... [more]

Digest

Jan 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Past mayor, legislator a suicide
CASPER -- A former Casper mayor and state legislator facing felony child pornography charges has been found ... [more]

Court upholds plan to let bison roam freely in large region near Yellowstone

Jan 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana's decision to let migrating bison roam freely across 70,000 acres outside Yellowstone National Park was upheld by a court ruling ... [more]

Noon start in Cheyenne for Wyoming Legislature

Jan 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature is set to convene at noon Tuesday for the first day of its general session, set to run through early March.
The Legislature ... [more]

Information sought about trail of blood on snowmobile path

Jan 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  A trail of blood was discovered Sunday afternoon along the Continental Divide Snowmobile Trail near Union Pass, but investigators don't know where it came ... [more]

CWC details need for better Jackson setup

Jan 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Nursing and culinary arts facilities both fall short at the satellite campus.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved a master ... [more]

Thousands in dark after truck collides with a power pole

Jan 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Thousands of Rocky Mountain Power customers went without electricity for almost an hour Tuesday after a vehicle struck a power pole on Sunset Drive.
No one ... [more]