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Wind farm permits survive state supreme court vote

Dec 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld permits issued by the state and Converse County allowing construction of two wind farms in the Laramie ... [more]

Fourth suspect arrested in moose poaching case

Dec 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  A fourth and final suspect has been arrested in connection with the poaching of four moose that were found dead this October on private land within the Wind ... [more]

County to fill fair, waste and animal board positions Tuesday

Dec 18, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission interviewed 13 candidates for open positions on the Solid Waste Disposal District, Fair and Predatory Animal boards.
The ... [more]

Keeping vigilant: Riverton teachers review drills after Connecticut shooting

Dec 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton teachers and administrators headed to work Monday with last week's Connecticut school shooting still fresh in their minds.
"Like every educator in ... [more]

Pokes Return to Action Tuesday against Front Range Foe Denve

Dec 17, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - After a 10-day layoff for final exams, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team gets back to the court on Tuesday when the Cowboys host Denver ... [more]

Library's opera simulcasts are great for those who appreciate the art form

Dec 16, 2012 - Margaret Harless, Riverton:  Editor:
We who love the opera deeply appreciate the pieces you have published about the Metropolitan Opera "simulcasts" now available to the public at the ... [more]

Listen for the voices of nature

Dec 16, 2012 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Get away from the cacophony of the
man-made world, and you'll hear them.

The loudest sound in recorded history came on Aug. 26, 1883, when the island ... [more]

Merrier - Evidence from the empirical to the anecdotal points to an improved economy

Dec 16, 2012 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  Are things looking up, just in time for Christmas? At least three signs point to that conclusion.
First, the employment scene in Fremont County looks better ... [more]


Dec 16, 2012 - Associated Press:  School demolition might slow
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Gov. Matt Mead has proposed slowing the process of razing old and constructing new schools for budget ... [more]

Cynthia M. Spriggs

Dec 16, 2012 - Staff:  Cynthia M. Spriggs died Tues-day, Dec. 4, 2012, in Lander. She was 47. Cremation has taken place, and services will lagter in Charleston, S.C. Cynthia Marie ... [more]

Earl W. Pitt

Dec 16, 2012 - Staff:  Earl W. Pitt, whohad relatives in Fremont County, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at the Veteran's Home of Wyoming in Buffalo. He was 62 years old.
Graveside ... [more]

Beneranda "Betty" Hernandez

Dec 16, 2012 - Staff:  Beneranda "Betty" Hernandez died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 81 years old.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, ... [more]

The way it was - Lander Mayor McOmie, 1981

Dec 16, 2012 - Staff:  State Rep. Del McOmie of Lander this month is wrapping up his 16-year career as a Wyoming Legislator, but his career as an elected official didn't start there. ... [more]

Central Wyoming College seeks a new director of campus safety

Dec 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  By Katie Roenigk
Staff Writer

Administrators at Central Wyoming College are still looking for a new director of campus safety to replace Steve Barlow, who ... [more]

Eastern Shoshone agency awarded grant for mentoring program

Dec 16, 2012 - Christina George, Staff Writer:  Older students will act as mentors to other children.
Eastern Shoshone Department of Juvenile Services has secured nearly half a million dollars in ... [more]

Injury Prevention Resources names new executive director

Dec 16, 2012 - Staff:  The Board of Directors of Injury Prevention Resources is pleased to announce that Noel Cooper has been named as the agency's new executive director.
Cooper ... [more]

Hickerson proud of decade of service as commissioner

Dec 16, 2012 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  After three terms, the three-term Republican leaves office on Jan. 7.

Pat Hickerson has been a Fremont County Commissioner for 10 years. Now that his ... [more]

New digital radio system praised by users

Dec 16, 2012 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Fremont County implemented "WyoLink" well before next month's deadline.
County officials had high praise for the new WyoLink communication system but ... [more]

District 25 to state: Not so fast on huge school reforms

Dec 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees has endorsed a proposal requesting the Wyoming Legislature "slow down" implementation of the Wyoming ... [more]

Zone defense pays off for Lander girls

Dec 16, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Coach Spike Robinson made the switch to a zone defense in the second half Saturday, and the plan worked for Lander Valley ... [more]

Tigers look good in defeating Rawlins, then fall to Wheatland

Dec 16, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Lander Valley High School opened the weekend with a solid 53-43 boys basketball victory over Rawlins Friday night at Bob ... [more]

Olympic swimmers in Lander for Jan. 5 clinic

Dec 16, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jason Lezak and Kim Vandenberg will be in the pool for domonstrations and instuction.

United States Olympic swimmers Jason Lezak and Kim Vandenberg ... [more]

Wolverine girls 0-3 in GR

Dec 16, 2012 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For the second straight day, the Riverton Lady Wolverines put themselves in a position to win a game in the end but could not finish and fell to a team from ... [more]

WIHS girls 1-2 against weekend opponents

Dec 16, 2012 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The youth of the Wyoming Indian Lady Chiefs showed this weekend in a 1-2 effort in Sheridan County at Tongue River and Big Horn High Schools.
Wyoming Indian ... [more]

Wind River's boys get wins over Wright, Tongue River

Dec 16, 2012 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wind River broke into the winning ranks with a two-out-of-three weekend in the East/West Tournament at Tongue River and Big Horn.
Friday, the Cougars opened ... [more]

Wrangler boys win first two in own invitational

Dec 16, 2012 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  SHOSHONI -- You win more games on defense than you do on offense, and Shoshoni proved that with a 3-0 start in their annual Wrangler Invitational Friday and ... [more]

Cowgirls pass test vs. Weber

Dec 16, 2012 - Associate Press:  (AP) -- For 37 minutes, the University of Wyoming Cowgirls played like they were just coming off finals week. For about three minutes, the Cowgirls played like ... [more]

Cougar girls absorb first loss of season at weekend tourney

Dec 16, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was an eye-opening weekend for the previously unbeaten Wind River girls. The Lady Cougars dropped their first game of the basketball season in a tough ... [more]

Big wins for Shoshoni girls at Wrangler Invitational

Dec 16, 2012 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  SHOSHONI -- The Shoshoni girls routed all three opponents through the early afternoon of the annual Wrangler Invitational Friday and Saturday.
The Lady ... [more]

Chiefs post 3-0 record at East/West tournament

Dec 16, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian High School rolled through the East/West Tournament in Sheridan County without missing a beat this weekend.
The Chiefs ran to an early lead ... [more]