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Jan 18, 2015 - The Associated Press:  New lottery game on the way
CHEYENNE -- Lottery players in Wyoming will have a new game to play this spring.
The Wyoming Lottery Corporation announced ... [more]

Salisbury's seven treys power RHS girls past Lander by 51-44 score

Jan 18, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines responded well Friday night after falling behind 32-27 in the second half to the Lander Valley High School Tigers at Bob Carey ... [more]

Eagles beat Dubois at home, then get routed by Burlington to even league mark at 1-1

Jan 18, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a roller-coaster weekend for the St. Stephen's Eagles.  They took care of conference rival Dubois 74-57 at home on Friday, but fell hard to Class 1- A ... [more]

UW wins triple overtime thriller at Fresno to bounce back from setback to S.D. State

Jan 18, 2015 - The Associated Press:  FRESNO, Calif. -- After three overtimes, Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt felt fortunate just to be on the winning end no matter how hard it was to get there.
Larry ... [more]

Pokes challenge Bulldogs for top spot in MWC

Jan 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAME -- First place in the Mountain West is on the line Saturday when the University of Wyoming men's basketball team visits Fresno State.
The 25th-ranked ... [more]

Indoor track starts for Wolverines

Jan 16, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three out-of-state meets highlight the Riverton Wolverines indoor track and field schedule for 2015.
The Wolverines competed Friday at the Black Hills ... [more]

Confident CWC hoops teams heading north for road doubleheaders

Jan 16, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  As the Central Wyoming College Rustler men's and women's basketball teams jump back onto the road this weekend, confidence is at a high level after starting ... [more]

Lander man pleads guilty to sexual abuse

Jan 16, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The owner of Lander's Subway restaurant admitted Jan. 7 to fondling one of his underage employees. The confession was necessary to support his guilty plea to ... [more]

RHS military science student earns award

Jan 16, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  School resource officer Cody Myers presented Riverton High School sophomore Kasey Rizor with the Outstanding Military Science award Tuesday before the Fremont ... [more]

Wyoming 'would be smart' to change the CDL law for big pickup trucks

Jan 16, 2015 - Dean Saugerth, Riverton:  Editor:
The editorial by Mr. Peck about safe roads and driving made sense. Wyoming has had a mixed-up view of traffic safety in the way we handle speed ... [more]

Where is life's time card?

Jan 16, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  Parkinson's finally took a good brother-in-law

It's late, and I'm up and can't sleep.
You've been there.
Usually, it's something that's stuck like ... [more]

Thinking smaller

Jan 16, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  There is more to storing Wyoming water than creating a lake 50 miles long

One exciting element of a new legislative session is that ideas that have ... [more]


Jan 15, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Darlene Elizabeth Frahm, 91, died Monday, Jan. 5, while visiting her daughter and family in Arizona. A family service will be Saturday, ... [more]

Cowboys puts No. 25 ranking on the line vs. San Diego State

Jan 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- Three of the University of Wyoming's four Mountain West opponents wanted to push the tempo and get the Cowboys out of their comfort level.
But when ... [more]

LVHS wrestlers shine in Utah two-day tourney

Jan 14, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Five Lander Valley High School Tigers brought home wrestling medals from the Tournament of Champions in Vernal, Utah.
Andrew Von Rein paced the Tigers with a ... [more]

Corbett takes top spot at 113 for RHS matmen in Douglas

Jan 14, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Justyn Corbett paced the Riverton Wolverines with an individual wrestling title Saturday at the Shane Shatto Memorial tournament in Douglas.
At 113 pounds, ... [more]

Three Wranglers undefeated in home duals

Jan 14, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Next up is the annual Don Runner tournament Friday and Saturday in Pavillion.

The Shoshoni Wranglers finished third in the 10-team field Saturday ... [more]


Jan 14, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Darrell Winfield, 85, of Riverton, died Monday, Jan. 12, at his residence. Per his request, cremation has taken place, and there will ... [more]

Larsen: Medicaid expansion key issue in Legislature

Jan 14, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Lander representative sits on the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee.

A proposal to expand Medicaid will be among key ... [more]

Optimistic on county attorney's office with LeBrun taking over

Jan 14, 2015 - Neil F. Dixon, Riverton:  Editor:
As I was looking at your list of the top news developments of the year, one stands out to me. I agree that the election of 2014 is major news. In my ... [more]

EPA's odd behavior

Jan 14, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Why would it back off Pavillion water but not the reservation border dispute?

For some time now,  Fremont County citizens following the ... [more]


Jan 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Lummis co-sponsors wolf bill
Several members of Congress are preparing legislation to take gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming ... [more]

Eaton seeks to have death penalty barred as future option

Jan 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is fighting an attempt to block the state from again seeking the death penalty against a convicted ... [more]

State of the state: Mead talks coal, water

Jan 14, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead pledged to keep fighting "with bulldog determination" for the future of Wyoming coal as a top priority as he delivered his state of ... [more]

Manslaughter plea accepted in death of infant

Jan 14, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Ethete woman has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of her newborn son in March. The plea, entered Tuesday in U.S. District Court in ... [more]

Get ready for good news, bad news in Legislature, says Bebout

Jan 14, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, thinks the 63rd Wyoming Legislature that convened this week will be a "good news, bad news" session.
He anticipates the ... [more]


Jan 13, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Marcella "Marcy" Dickinson, 62, died Saturday, Jan. 3, at home surrounded by family. Per her request, there will be no ... [more]

Extension educator promotes hydropower

Jan 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Milt Geiger says irrigation districts and municipalities are interested in small hydropower.

WORLAND (AP) -- Milt Geiger gets pretty excited when he ... [more]

Ethete man gets 15 months in prison for beating girlfriend

Jan 11, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Ethete man was sentenced to 15 months in prison Thursday for beating his girlfriend with a plastic pipe. A judge also ordered him to serve three years of ... [more]

Chiefs 'cold' in victory over Wranglers

Jan 11, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The temperature was 30 degrees below zero a week ago at Ethete, and that chill continued Friday for Wyoming Indian High School, at least when it came to ... [more]