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Oct 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  College plans to boost grad number
SHERIDAN -- The Northern Wyoming Community College District board of trustees has endorsed a new strategic plan with ... [more]

DEQ deputy appointed to agency's top position

Oct 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Todd Parfitt as the new director of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.
Parfitt is deputy director at DEQ ... [more]

The way it was: Rheumatic fever control -- 1957

Oct 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  Polio was a huge public health concern in the 1950s, but rheumatic fever wasn't far behind. As with many such illnesses, the public schools were a primary ... [more]

'Fremont Fantasia' to open the Fremont County Orchestra's fall concert season

Oct 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Orchestra has announced a "Fremont Fantasia" fall concert to open its 26th season at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Lander Valley High ... [more]

Library hosting 'Timon of Athens'

Oct 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Lander library presents Shakespeare's "Timon of Athens," the third play of the 2012-13 season's broadcasts from the National Theater in London.
The ... [more]

Dallas Brass in concert Friday at CWC

Oct 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Dallas Brass, a brass ensemble that incorporates percussion, is in concert Friday, Nov. 2, at Central Wyoming College.
The 7:30 p.m. performance, which ... [more]

UW Extension plans artificial insemination school in Riverton

Oct 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  Learn beef cattle artificial insemination knowledge and techniques plus beef cattle management information by attending the University of Wyoming Extension AI ... [more]

Collection of photos from Wind River reservation wins book award

Oct 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  "Arapaho Journeys: Photographs and Stories from the Wind River Reservation" by Sara Wiles was named the winner of the 2012 High Plains Book Awards for Best Art ... [more]

Women's expo to feature wares of more than 30 female retailers

Oct 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fifth Annual Dubois Women's Business Expo will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Headwaters Art and Conference Center.
More than 30 female ... [more]

Celtic music duo to perform Tuesday in Riverton

Oct 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  Men of Worth, a folk duo specializing in Celtic music, are in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center at Central Wyoming College.
The ... [more]

Entries sought for Make It With Wool contest

Oct 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  The beauty and versatility of wool fabrics and yarns will be featured at the District Make It With Wool competition Nov. 3 for District 4 at the Reach ... [more]

Gordon named by Mead to be new state treasurer

Oct 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead on Friday announced his choice of Buffalo rancher Mark Gordon as Wyoming's new state treasurer.
Gordon, 55, succeeds Joe Meyer, who ... [more]

Trail of Terror: CWC hosts spooky night of fun for a good cause

Oct 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A frightening array of ghouls, ghosts and goblins roamed the hallways of the Central Wyoming College Robert A. Peck Arts Center on Friday, practicing their ... [more]

Shelley: Time for a change in HD 55

Oct 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Though she is running as a Democrat for Wyoming House District 55, Sherry Shelley of Riverton said her political party isn't the only thing that would make her ... [more]

Miller seeks eighth term in Cheyenne

Oct 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Rep. David Miller, R-Riverton, said he has enjoyed the opportunity to face some challengers this year in the race for Wyoming House District 55.
"I have ... [more]

Air quality OK around gas field near Pavillion

Oct 28, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Air Quality Division of the Wyoming Department of Envi-ronmental Quality has found that air around natural gas wells and compression stations near ... [more]

Friday night prep football scores

Oct 26, 2012 - Associated Press:  PREP FOOTBALL
State Playoffs
First Round
Class 4A
Casper Natrona 54, Rock Springs 7

Cheyenne East 45, Cheyenne Central 6

Evanston 42, Campbell ... [more]

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]