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Kathryn Gay

Jan 11, 2013 - Staff:  Kathryn Gay, formerly of Riverton, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine, Iowa. She was 92 years old.
Funeral services will be at ... [more]

CWC speech team successful at tournaments held during break

Jan 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Members of Central Wyoming College's forensics team were successful at two tournaments Jan. 4 to Jan. 6 in Salt Lake City.
In his first-ever intercollegiate ... [more]

School board members get a taste of student life

Jan 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  New cafeteria menu includes items that meet the guidelines of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Fremont County School District 25 board ... [more]

Shoshoni school board didn't follow wishes of the voters

Jan 11, 2013 - Jim Kennedy, Riverton:  Editor:
After following the process for the replacement of Sean Walker on the Shoshoni school board, it seems that the board members truly didn't follow the ... [more]

State by state, driver's licenses are becoming key point on immigration

Jan 11, 2013 - By Franco Ordonez, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- After first indicating it would grant driver's licenses to young illegal immigrants who have received two-year deferrals from deportation, the ... [more]

An end run in Cheyenne

Jan 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The bill to strip power from the state superintendent is dangerous and premature

Some members of the Wyoming Legislature have taken a dislike to ... [more]


Jan 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Two teens killed in pickup wreck
YODER -- Two teen girls from Scottsbluff, Neb. are dead after a crash just over the Wyoming border.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Powell creates Special Olympics team for school

Jan 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- For two weeks following the state Special Olympics Fall Games in Casper, several members of the Powell Panthers Special Olympic team could be seen ... [more]

Judge moves wolf case to Wyoming's federal court

Jan 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawsuit filed by a coalition of environmental groups challenging the federal government's decision to transfer wolf management to the state of ... [more]

Two wolves poached, says G&F

Jan 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Game and Fish Department game wardens are looking for information about the illegal killing of two gray wolves in the Gros Ventre area near ... [more]

Gun-control 'exemption' proposed through new Wyoming legislation

Jan 11, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some Wyoming lawmakers are pushing to pre-empt any federal crackdown on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the aftermath of last month's ... [more]

Rez dancers invited to inauguration parade in D.C.

Jan 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The traditional U.S. Presidential Inauguration parade will be Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C., to honor the newly sworn in president and vice president. Military ... [more]

Hundreds of firefighters in city for annual fire school

Jan 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming State Firemen's Association and the Riverton Volunteer Fire Department have come together again to host this year's Mid Winter Fire School. More ... [more]

Commission reconsiders buying school modular

Jan 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The estimated cost of moving and installing a modular building made Fremont County Commissioners rethink their interest in the Fremont County School District ... [more]

'Hill bill' advanced by two committees

Jan 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A proposed bill to drastically reduce the administrative role of Wyoming's top state public schools official cleared two Senate committees Friday, ... [more]

State schools chief goes on offense against legislators

Jan 11, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Battling to preserve the authority of her position in the face of legislation aimed at stripping it from her, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy ... [more]

Cowboys play at Nevada on Saturday afternoon

Jan 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  After falling from the ranks of the undefeated, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team looks to return to its winning ways on Saturday when the ... [more]

Fun weekend ahead for pro football fans

Jan 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  During the National Football League regular season, I predicted the Baltimore Ravens would win the Super Bowl this year.
Don't worry, Denver Broncos fans, I ... [more]

RHS to Powell in hardwood doubleheader

Jan 11, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's the last weekend of non-conference play for the Wolverines.

With one last weekend of non-conference play and snowy travel ahead, both the ... [more]

2-A mat powers converge for Don Runner

Jan 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Matches started Friday afternoon, with the finals Friday afternoon set for around noon Saturday at Wind River High School.

Wind River wrestling ... [more]


Jan 11, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths

Susie Barr, 30, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at her home in Casper. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, ... [more]

Boise State drills 3-pointer at buzzer to edge Pokes 63-61

Jan 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE - The best 3-point shooter in the Mountain West showed it, and the result was the University of Wyoming's first loss of the season.
Junior guard Jeff ... [more]

Wolverines swimmers to Cheyenne for meets

Jan 10, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With the season nearly halfway complete, the Riverton Wolverine boys swim team is amping up its training schedule and will compete in two meets in Cheyenne ... [more]

Central women edged 72-68 by No. 23 Sheridan College

Jan 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Next up for the Rustlers is a nine-hour bus ride to Miles City, Mont.

Central Wyoming College women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg wasn't ... [more]

Rustler steady down the stretch in win over Sheridan College

Jan 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Davion Pearson was held scoreless until he hit four free throws in the final two minutes, and teammate Roozario Wiggins put in another one as Central Wyoming ... [more]

Study reveals shifts in ancient population tied to changes in moisture, temperature

Jan 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  During the past 13,000 years, Wyoming's Big Horn Basin has experienced significant increases in population growth -- due primarily to periods of high effective ... [more]


Jan 10, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths

Patrick Luke Chavez, 37, of Arapahoe, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Ramona Lee Richards Doidge

Jan 10, 2013 - Staff:  Ramona "Gigi" Lee Richards Doidge died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Pueblo, Colo., at the Primrose Retirement Community. She was 75 years old.
A celebration of ... [more]

Rita Nadine Harrington

Jan 10, 2013 - Staff:  Rita Nadine Harrington died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Kindred Hospital of Denver.
Services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Presbyterian Church with ... [more]

Patrick L. 'Big Pat' Chavez

Jan 10, 2013 - Staff:  Patrick L. "Big Pat" Chavez, of Arapahoe, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 37 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 ... [more]