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Calvert to retire as public TV chief this summer

Jan 22, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two years after announcing -- then withdrawing -- her retirement in 2013, Ruby Calvert says she is ready to leave her post as general manager of the Wyoming ... [more]

Drones and the law

Jan 22, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming legislators are right to tackle the issue early on

Wyoming never could be accused of being a state which over-regulates private affairs, but ... [more]

Purpose can come any time in life

Jan 22, 2015 - By Betty Starks Case:  In fact, sometimes it arrives more than once

Yes, the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots football teams will soon be vying for the top spot in ... [more]

UW reflects on triple OT game

Jan 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- There was a lot to reflect on following the University of Wyoming's 70-65 triple-overtime win at Fresno State last Saturday.
The story was ... [more]

Tigers host two days of cross country ski races

Jan 21, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two days of cross country ski races were jam -packed with athletes from around the state at the Lander Valley High School Invitational,
In Friday's ... [more]

Raiders set organizational meeting for Thursday

Jan 21, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A preseason/registration meeting for the Elks-Legion Raiders baseball team is 7:30 pm, Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Riverton Library.
Players are asked to bring ... [more]

Late rally by Northwest puts Rustler men down

Jan 21, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Northwest College saved its offensive explosion for the final minutes Tuesday night to rally for an 86-72 win against the Central Wyoming College Rustlers in a ... [more]

Pressure-packed buckets carry CWC women to win

Jan 21, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Deadlocked with Northwest College 50-50 in the final two minutes, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers women's basketball team didn't fold under pressure ... [more]

Wyoming water panel looks over projects added by lawmakers

Jan 21, 2015 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The programs include $2.6 million for spillway work at Bull Lake.

CHEYENNE -- Some members of the state Water Development Commission voiced concerns ... [more]


Jan 21, 2015 - Staff:  Community calendar
Family Movie Night
is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the activity room at the Dubois Library, 202 N. First St. Popcorn and lemonade ... [more]

Time for some healthy eating

Jan 21, 2015 - By Daniel Neman, Tribune News Service:  How are those New Year's resolutions working out for you?
Many resolutions to eat better and lose weight are born from holiday binge-eating guilt and regret. ... [more]


Jan 20, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

George L. Baker, 75, formerly of Fremont County, died Saturday, Jan. 17, at his home in Wheatland. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. ... [more]

Medicaid talks to begin in Legislature's second week

Jan 18, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Legislature this week will start what promise to be contentious hearings about whether to expand the federal Medicaid program in the ... [more]

Defendants sign plea deals in Sinks Canyon vandalism case

Jan 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A special prosecutor also has been appointed for three of the four defendants.

Several cases related to vandalized cabins in Sinks Canyon have seen ... [more]

Modelers park will have to relocate

Jan 18, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Modelers Park Association is looking for a new home in Fremont County now that the state has decided to sell the land occupied by the current WMPA ... [more]

New coroner says county can't store bodies while families debate

Jan 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Charging for storing bodies and a grave site for paupers were among the potential policies new Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen discussed with Fremont ... [more]

Library hosting film series

Jan 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library will continue its Second Annual Native American Film Series on Wednesday with "California Indian," a contemporary story that cuts ... [more]

The way it was: County commissioners -- 1963

Jan 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Commission has five members now, but it was a three-person body for most of its existence. This picture from 1963 shows four men, but one ... [more]

Wyoming PBS to screen 'Shakespeare Uncovered'

Jan 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wyoming PBS and the Lander Library will host a special screening of "Shakespeare Uncovered: The Taming of the Shrew" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the library, 451 ... [more]

Winters wants Medicaid discussion, more funding for counties

Jan 18, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Nathan Winters, R-Thermopolis, said county funding is an issue that needs to be raised during the current legislative session.
Winters, who has ... [more]

Beating a cheat

Jan 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  County group to try an experimental, biological agent to suppress cheatgrass

Cheatgrass pops up in just about every environmental, land management ... [more]

Wyoming Indian holds off Wind River 65-59 in rugged contest Friday

Jan 18, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- For the second time this season, Wyoming Indian held on to beat rival Wind River 65-59 Friday night.  The game was the first in conference play ... [more]

Wolverines down Lander 63-55

Jan 18, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The cross-county rivalry game was played out before a packed house at Lander's Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.

Brothers Brandon and Brady ... [more]


Jan 18, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The terrorists who slaughtered the cartoonists have created a monster

The miserable human beings who committed the cold-blooded murders last week in ... [more]

Tiger wrestlers trail early but come back to beat Worland

Jan 18, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Six pins by Lander wrestlers propelled the Tigers to a 47-36 victory Thursday against the Worland Warriors at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
LVHS entered the ... [more]

State has enough liquor business licenses already

Jan 18, 2015 - Judy Schrock-Lacey, Lander:  Editor:
Our state legislators will be asked in the new session in Cheyenne to increase the number of liquor licenses available to businesses.
I think this ... [more]

Rustler men 2-0, women 1-1 on Montana road trip

Jan 18, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A long trip to Montana started off with a convincing 70-57 victory Friday for the Central Wyoming College men's basketball team against Miles Community ... [more]

James D. Matson

Jan 18, 2015 - Staff:  James Matson of Riverton died at his home on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. He was 74 years old.
A memorial service begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at St. ... [more]

St. Stephen's girls ring up big wins Friday and Saturday for league lead

Jan 18, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The St. Stephen's Lady Eagles enjoyed a big weekend with a sweep of Northwest 1-A Conference opponents. 
The Eagles put the mercy rule on Dubois Friday night ... [more]

Chief girls undefeated in 2-A Southwest

Jan 18, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Wyoming Indian walloped the visiting Wind River girls 75-21 Friday at Ethete.  The win was the second of the year for the Lady Chiefs over the ... [more]