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Mixed performance for SHS boys in first three

Dec 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Wrangler dominated one opponent, lost a close game, and were routed in a third.

Shoshoni picked up one win but dropped two more in their first ... [more]

Solid beginning for SHS girls with 2-1 showing

Dec 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Opening weekend with a new coach and a new offense can be tough, but the Shoshoni girls didn't show many symptoms of that as they rolled to a 2-1 finish in ... [more]

Knell kicks his way to all-conference honors

Dec 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The former Lander Valley High School standout will play in two postseason all-star games.

Rocky Mountain College kicker Nick Knell of Lander ended ... [more]

Cougar girls take three straight to open season

Dec 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  You couldn't ask for a better start to the basketball season for the Wind River girls.
The Lady Cougars rolled through the competition in the Big Horn Basin ... [more]

Win over 2-A state-champ Lovell highlights weekend for LVHS girls

Dec 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School's girls kept their opponents under 60 points Saturday to walk away with a 2-1 record at the Riverton Invitational.
The Tigers edged ... [more]

After downing Lander, Riverton girls lose next two on weekend

Dec 2, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Fresh off a season-opening 55-41 win over Worland on Thursday night, the Riverton Lady Wolverines gained their second win of the early season with a 50-42 ... [more]

Tiger boys beat Lovell and Worland

Dec 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After suffering a 25-point setback Friday night to Riverton High School on Friday night, the Lander Valley High School boys basketball team bounced back to win ... [more]

Perfect start for RHS boys

Dec 2, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton 4-0 after beating Lander, two others

The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team continued its pre-conference demolition of Class 3-A ... [more]

County hears plan to improve Green Mountain rec facilities

Dec 2, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Recreation Board has a tentative renovation plan in place for the Green Mountain picnic area. The upgrade could be complete by next fall, ... [more]

Big cold snap could drive ducks, geese toward county hunters

Dec 2, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Duck and geese hunters in Fremont County can expect a large migration of birds this season. Wyoming Game and Fish announced Nov. 27 that many birds have not ... [more]

Empty modular could be new home for day reporting center

Dec 2, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County may have found a building for its Juvenile Detention Alternatives and Report Center. Commissioners voted at their Nov. 20 meeting to express ... [more]

Seat opens on Shoshoni school board

Dec 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Investigation shows trustee had been absent from nearly every meeting in the last calendar year.
A seat on the Fremont County School District 24 ... [more]

Police confirm identities of Casper victims

Dec 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Friday morning murder-suicide left three dead, including former Lander resident James Krumm.

Officials on Saturday confirmed Friday's article in ... [more]

CWC officials worry how potential cuts in benefits will affect recruitment

Dec 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Discussions at the state level about potential cuts to employee benefits have staff at Central Wyoming College worried about recruitment.
CWC's director of ... [more]

Supreme Court to rule on logging roads regulations

Dec 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to switch gears on more than 30 years of regulating the muddy water running off logging roads ... [more]

LeRoy A. Herman

Dec 2, 2012 - Staff:  Longtime Riverton resident LeRoy A. Herman died Friday, Nov. 30.
He was 83 years old.
Services are pending under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home in ... [more]

Robin Leigh Gilpin

Dec 2, 2012 - Staff:  Robin Gilpin of Riverton died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. She was 48 years old.
Cremation has taken place. Services will be announced at a later date.
Robin ... [more]

Miriam Pittman

Dec 2, 2012 - Staff:  Miriam Pittman of Dubois died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
She was 80 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be a ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Dec 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State liquor warehouse well-used
CHEYENNE -- Almost every bottle of wine, whiskey, vodka or other form of liquor sold in Wyoming comes through one ... [more]

Mead: Not enough info for Medicaid expansion

Dec 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is recommending that Wyoming not accept federal money for an expansion of the Medicaid program, a key component of the Affordable ... [more]

Son smuggled bow on campus to kill father

Dec 2, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Police released more details Saturday of a grisly murder-suicide at a Wyoming community college, saying a man shot his father in the head with a bow ... [more]

The way it was: Miners and veterans -- 1973

Dec 2, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County resident had their eyes to the skies in the holiday season of 1973, watching for the promised appearance of Comet Khohoutek overhead. The ... [more]

Victorian Christmas the theme of first Taste of Dubois event

Dec 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  Nostalgia Bistro chef kicks off the dining series with a festive mutli-course menu.

The first Dubois Main Street-sponsored Taste of Dubois, ... [more]

RMS teen plays central character in mature CWC play

Dec 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  A 13-year-old Riverton Middle School student who has been acting professionally since she was 7 is a central character in Central Wyoming College's upcoming ... [more]


Dec 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  Part of Loop Road closed for season
Parts of the Loop Road on the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest have been closed for the ... [more]

CWC radio students test broadcasting skills with high school football games

Dec 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's rural high school football teams got more radio coverage this year with help from students in John Gabrielsen's sports survey class at Central ... [more]

Anglers can reap rewards from tagged burbot

Dec 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  LANDER -- Blaze orange tags placed on burbot in the upper Wind River drainage can be redeemed for a $10 reward.
Researchers with Montana State University, in ... [more]

Prep basketball scores

Dec 1, 2012 - Associated Press:  BOYS BASKETBALL
Alliance, Neb. 61, Torrington 56

Billings West, Mont. 82, Sheridan 42

Campbell County 75, Green River 32

Meeteetse 37, Farson-Eden ... [more]

Wyoming beats #19 Colorado in Laramie 76-69

Dec 1, 2012 - Associated Press:  LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Colorado may want to stay away from Wyoming for a while, at least on the basketball court.

The No. 19 Buffaloes dropped their sixth ... [more]

Adams steps up for Cowboys

Nov 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  One player's adversity turns into opportunity for others.
That's what the University of Wyoming men's basketball team experienced in its 68-40 win at UC-Santa ... [more]