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RHS band earns second in marching festival

Oct 26, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton High School marching band assembled at the base of the new flag pole at Wolverine Field before performing their state competition routine. The ... [more]

Students ask for trip funds

Oct 26, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School students Paul and Kristin Wederski appeared before the Riverton school board Oct. 9 requesting approval and funding for an out-of-state ... [more]

CWC board candidates detail their budget priorities

Oct 26, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three candidates for the Riverton-Shoshoni subdistrict seat on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees shared differing budget priorities Thursday during ... [more]

School board accepts Root's resignation

Oct 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees accepted the resignation Tues-day of board member Maris-sa Root, who has moved to Sheridan with her ... [more]

Herders say wolf pack had them cornered

Oct 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Two sheep herders near Jeffrey City contacted law enforcement Thursday evening to report that six or seven wolves that were chasing their herd of sheep had ... [more]

Officials cancel fire restrictions for county

Oct 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission agreed unanimously to lift the fire ban that has been in place since the first week of July.
In a letter to commissioners, ... [more]

Modern political conventions have roots in religious revivals

Oct 26, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Americans endured two weeks of political conventions with speechifying cheering, waving, interviews and smiles. It is an old-time political event, a gathering ... [more]

John D. Joiner

Oct 26, 2012 - Staff:  John D. Joiner, formerly of Lander, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at the Cheyenne Healthcare Center. He was 88 years old.
Cremation has taken place at ... [more]

James 'Jim' McCarty Sloan

Oct 26, 2012 - Staff:  James "Jim" McCarty Sloan, of Lander, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in Murray, Utah, after a brain aneurysm suffered while helping his lifelong friend, Bill ... [more]

Darlene O. Sherek

Oct 26, 2012 - Staff:  Darlene O. Sherek, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 64 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Today

Oct 26, 2012 - Staff:  Births
WADDA

A daughter was born to Rayna Oldman, of St. Stephens, and Bradlee Wadda, of Fort Washakie, at 9:57 a.m. Sept. 11, 2012, at Riverton ... [more]

Halloween-themed 5k/10k Saturday at Wolverine Track

Oct 26, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton High School cross country team is hosting a 5k and 10k walk/run at Wolverine Track on Saturday, Oct. 27, with a Halloween theme.
The race starts ... [more]

Cowboys host No. 21 Boise State on Saturday

Oct 26, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- No. 21 Boise State and Wyoming come together Saturday as programs heading in opposite directions.
The Broncos (6-1, 3-0 Mountain West) are ... [more]

Wright upsets No. 1 Shoshoni at 2-A VB tourney; Dubois falls

Oct 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Wright stunned Shoshoni High School in the opening round of the Class 2-A state volleyball tournament Thursday at the Casper Events Center.
The ... [more]

Douglas powerful in first-round volleyball win over Lander Tigers at 3-A tournament

Oct 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander played later Friday against Newcastle in the consolation bracket.

CASPER -- Douglas had too many weapons for Lander Valley High School to keep ... [more]

Crippen, Kehl to wed Dec. 1

Oct 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Cherrie and Tony Crippen are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Harvest Dawn Crippen to Adam Kristopher Kehl, the son of Jeff and Karen ... [more]

Three scholarships available to graduating high school seniors

Oct 26, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Community Foundation is pleased to announce three scholarship opportunities available to graduating high school seniors who are preparing to attend ... [more]

Foundation provides mentorship and scholarships

Oct 26, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The group�s director visits each recipient to offer advice and track the student�s progress.

Blaire Downey of Shoshoni said she was discouraged ... [more]

Equine professor named instructor of the year by CHA

Oct 26, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College equine professor Patti Stalley was named instructor of the year for 2012 through the Certified Horsemanship Association.
She was ... [more]

Obamacare brought a nice financial surprise

Oct 26, 2012 - Kent Sidney, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't expect many people around here will like me saying this, but I have got to tell the truth about something.
I have a health insurance plan ... [more]

Volleyball sanctions

Oct 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Central Wyoming College is on the right track in responding to an embarrassment

There is no way to put a good face on Thursday's disclosure that ... [more]

Tight Senate race has Wall Street focus

Oct 26, 2012 - By Jim Puzzanghera. MCT News Service:  Incumbent Republican Scott Brown is challenged by Democrat Elizabeth Warren in Massacusetts for the seat long held by Ted Kennedy.

Wall Street's ... [more]

Judge rules for government in bear mauling

Oct 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death suit that claimed negligence by federal researchers led to the fatal bear mauling of an Illinois ... [more]

Digest

Oct 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Hearing for kidnap suspect delayed
CODY -- The next court appearance for a Montana man suspected of abducting and assaulting an 11-year-old Wyoming ... [more]

Justice Scalia entertains UW crowd

Oct 26, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Passing through Laramie after an unsuccessful antelope hunt, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia stopped at the University of Wyoming on ... [more]

WyomingAthletics.com Renamed GoWYO.com

Oct 26, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (Oct. 26, 2012) - The University of Wyoming Athletics Department has changed its website URL from WyomingAthletics.com to GoWYO.com. Fans will ... [more]

Condie still on leave at CWC

Oct 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Head coach Curtis Condie remains on leave from the Central Wyoming College men's basketball team.
Condie was placed on leave Wednesday, Oct. 10. The leave ... [more]

Shoshoni rides bus to Yoder for 1-A playoff first-rounder

Oct 25, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Friday's game is a rematch of last year's playoff opener won by Southeast Goshen.

Only a single common opponent sits between the Shoshoni Wranglers ... [more]

RHS hosts Cody on Friday to open football playoffs

Oct 25, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Earlier this season, the Riverton Wolverines football team was looking for a spark after dropping its first two games of the year. One was a gut-wrenching, ... [more]

Today

Oct 25, 2012 - Staff:  Births
NEWBOLD

A son was born to Holly and Ed Newbold, of Lander, at 12:48 a.m. Sept. 20, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ... [more]