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RHS swimmers end road trip with win over Casper Natrona

Jan 17, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School boys swim team swept all individual events and all three relays in a quick dual meet with Casper Natrona Tuesday at the Riverton ... [more]

Inside play lifts Cowgirls past Fresno State 78-71

Jan 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Some are just as much of a battle, but huge in early Mountain West Conference women's basketball action.
The University of Wyoming defended its home court by ... [more]

A low point for Cowboys in 49-36 loss at Fresno State

Jan 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Good defense has often bailed out the University of Wyoming men's basketball team when its offense wasn't making shots.
Not Wednesday night at Fresno ... [more]

CWC women still winless in Region IX

Jan 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College remained winless in the Region IX women's basketball conference after suffering a 61-52 loss Wednesday night at nationally ranked ... [more]

Big road victory Wednesday for Rustlers in Gillette

Jan 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College collected a pivotal 64-56 Region IX men's basketball road victory Wednesday night at Gillette College.
The CWC Rustlers are 4-1 in ... [more]

Wranglers climb to No. 5 state rank in Class 2-A wrestling

Jan 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni High School wrestling coach Tony Truempler is in awe of the No. 5 ranking his team has in Class 2-A.
His Wranglers climbed into the position after ... [more]


Jan 17, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths

Kale W. "Superman" Clark, 16, of Riverton, died Saturday, Jan. 5, at his home. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at ... [more]

David R. Garrity

Jan 17, 2013 - Staff:  David R. Garrity, of Hudson, Wis., died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at his home surrounded by family. He was 68 years old.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 ... [more]

Charlene M. Peil

Jan 17, 2013 - Staff:  Clarlene M. Peil, of Lander, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in her home after a battle with brain cancer. She was 52 years old.
A viewing will be 9 a.m. to 11 ... [more]

Virgil G. Antelope

Jan 17, 2013 - Staff:  Virgil G. Antelope died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper surrounded by his family. He was 59 years old.
A overnight visitation ... [more]

Presentations should draw attention to speaker, not detailed slides

Jan 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Question -- "I don't like giving presentations but, when I do, it seems like PowerPoint is pretty much the standard tool. If I absolutely have to do a ... [more]

Devon donates $1,000 for cement picnic table at Wolverine Stadium

Jan 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Devon Energy recently donated $1,000 to Fremont County School District 25 to help purchase a cement picnic table for the new concession stand area at the ... [more]

Where's the concern over violent video games in gun discussion?

Jan 17, 2013 - Carole S. Anderson, Riverton:  Editor:
I want to thank Ron Collins for his outstanding response to "A Christmas season stained" by Betty Starks Case. Calmness in the midst of a fierce storm ... [more]

Regardless of how it ends, it's right time for gun discussion

Jan 17, 2013 - The Fort Worth Star-Telegram:  Just 33 days after a school massacre in Newtown, Conn., claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six educators, President Barack Obama presented a ... [more]

Gun debate isn't about definition of terms

Jan 17, 2013 - Bonnie Klennen, Riverton:  Editor:
I read the two letters condemning Betty Starks Case for having the courage in Wyoming to speak out on gun control, and I would like to defend her. ... [more]

Making the most of winter

Jan 17, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  We're doing it indoors, minus the cable TV

It's cold out. It's so cold, I'm considering calling George R.R. Martin and telling him that winter ... [more]

30 minutes a day

Jan 17, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's the oft-repeated reading goal for kids in 2013 -- and the newspaper can help

One of the well-promoted new year's resolutions nationwide for ... [more]


Jan 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Math quota may be upped
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming high school students would have to take math classes each year under a bill being considered by state ... [more]

Sex assault arrests would be public under new law

Jan 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming state lawmaker wants to change a provision of state law that keeps the identities of people charged with sexual assault secret until ... [more]

Watch vs. advisory vs. warning

Jan 17, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Ever hit a mental whiteout pondering the difference between a winter storm watch and winter weather advisory?
The National Weather Service is ... [more]

Fuel tax hike passes second vote in House

Jan 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A proposal to raise Wyoming fuel taxes by a dime a gallon has cleared a second vote in the state House of Representatives.
The House on Thursday ... [more]

Birth needed telephone assistance

Jan 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Ohja-Zonne Eli Nicolas Tarness was born just before Christmas, his family didn't have much time to prepare for the event.
"It was super quick," mom ... [more]

Pedersen quits CWC board post two months after election

Jan 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College Trustee Judy Pedersen resigned from her post Wednesday, apologizing to voters who elected her to another four-year term in ... [more]

District 25 chief says voters deserve voice in state ed

Jan 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  If Senate File 104 passes through the Wyoming Legislature this year, Riverton schools superintendent Terry Snyder said he hopes other changes follow as ... [more]

Senate nixes changes, passes bill removing superintendent power

Jan 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has approved legislation removing the state superintendent of public instruction as administrative head of the Wyoming Department ... [more]

James Delbert Oldman Jr.

Jan 16, 2013 - Staff:  James Delbert Oldman Jr., of Ethete, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He was 47 years old. 
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. ... [more]

Quoted in the news

Jan 16, 2013 - Staff:  I can tell the public doesn't like this. I have had a couple of e-mails in favor (of the bill), and most of those people in favor have intimate knowledge of ... [more]

Pew poll finds agreement on some gun control proposals

Jan 16, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  LOS ANGELES (MCT) -- A month after an elementary school massacre pushed gun control back onto the public agenda, some of the key proposals being discussed ... [more]

Hill's problem is that she's no 'good ol' boy'

Jan 16, 2013 - Robin Berry, Cody:  Editor:
State Sen. Hank Coe has deceived voters.  In a public forum at the Cody Club Chamber lunch on Dec. 17, he stood before us and said that he would not ... [more]

New Panthers

Jan 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Powell makes Special Olympics 'official'

Of note in the news is the announcement that Powell High School has formed a new varsity sports team.
No, ... [more]