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Shoshoni girls shut down by WIHS

Jan 13, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Lady Chiefs host Wind River on Friday night, while the Wranglers now have six straight games at home.

Wyoming Indian's depth and defensive ... [more]

LVHS girls come back for a conference victory Saturday after Friday loss

Jan 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Facing an early must-win game, the Lander Valley High School Tigers girls basketball team delivered a 64-52 victory Saturday against Jackson at Bob Carey ... [more]

RHS girls take two straight wins at home in Stranningan invite

Jan 13, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Next up for the Lady Wolverines is county rival Lander on Thursday.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines girls basketball team fought from behind to down ... [more]

Lander skies to third-place tie in Pinedale

Jan 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Tiger team hosts a ski clinic on Feb. 1.

The Lander Valley High School girls Nordic ski team tied Laramie for third place in the team ... [more]

Rustler men and women both win vs. Little Big Horn

Jan 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Central Wyoming College Rustlers basketball teams recorded a doubleheader sweep Friday night vs. Little Big Horn College at Rustler Gym in Riverton.
The ... [more]

Chiefs get tough test from SHS, still pull away by 20

Jan 13, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It wasn't exactly what the experts predicted it would be Friday night in Ethete.  Shoshoni came to Wyoming Indian High School to play the undefeated Chiefs, ... [more]

Wolverines 2-1 for the weekend

Jan 13, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton lost to Sheridan, then beats Laramie and Cheyenne South in the Bill Strannigan East vs. West tournament.

After a tough first-day loss to ... [more]

Tiger boys down Star Valley, Jackson for conference wins

Jan 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Terry Hopkin was concerned over how his Lander Valley High School Tigers boys basketball players would respond after a long layoff for Christmas ... [more]

A tribute to 'the big sophomore'

Jan 13, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Uncle Gene could load a 55-gallon oil drum -- full-- into the back of a pickup truck.

My cousin Ron was playing basketball for Midwest at the opening ... [more]

An idea that has united America

Jan 13, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Even though cellphone calls on airline flights are legal, nobody wants them.

We finally have good news from and for our broken, polarized and ... [more]

Pathologist in Fremont County is a good idea, but 'think big'

Jan 13, 2014 - Michael Heninger, M.D., Atlanta, Ga.:  Editor:
I heard about your newspaper's coverage on doing autopsies in your own home town. Very interesting.
I grew up in Cache Valley Utah and still return ... [more]

State's top news

Jan 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Something missing from all the year-in-review coverage of 2013 was the ranking of the top Wyoming news stories of the year. Associated Press member newspapers, ... [more]

Wyo plate named best in nation

Jan 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  License plates from Wyoming and Hawaii are America's favorites, says survey.
America's most attractive license plate comes from Wyoming, a new ... [more]

State gains a rig; U.S. total increases by three

Jan 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by three this week to ... [more]

New haze-reduction plan shown by EPA

Jan 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released what it described as its final version of a plan to reduce atmospheric haze by cutting ... [more]

At 107, Powell's 'Grandma T' is older than the town itself

Jan 13, 2014 - By Tessa Schweigert, For the Associated Press:  POWELL -- Born in 1906 -- when Theodore Roosevelt served as president and Buffalo Bill's Wild West still toured Europe -- Dottie Turney is older than Powell ... [more]

Digest

Jan 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Science fair judges needed
Central Wyoming College seeks judges to rate projects created by middle and high school students during the West Central Regional ... [more]

Two Riverton restaurants go smoke-free

Jan 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents looking to dine out or have a drink but do not like to sit in a smoky room have two more options. The Trailhead Family Restaurant stopped ... [more]

Library to screen 'The Habit of Art'

Jan 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  National Theatre Live's 2010 broadcast of Alan Bennett's acclaimed play "The Habit of Art" will return to cinemas as part of the theater's 50th anniversary ... [more]

Central Wyoming College seeking volunteer projects for service day

Jan 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  The staff at Central Wyoming College is offering its volunteer services to organizations and individuals in Fremont County.
Rather than schedule staff ... [more]

UW entities hosting essay contest

Jan 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The competition is open to University of Wyoming and Wyoming community college students.

In Wyoming, water plays a key role in politics, community ... [more]

Poacher to pay $12,500 in fines

Jan 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Joseph A. Holdren, 28, of Riverton, has pleaded guilty to killing an 18-point buck in October.

A Riverton man recently found that the trophy mule ... [more]

House Speaker won't say yet if Hill probe will continue

Jan 13, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  One of the 16 witnesses who testified before a legislative committee looking into whether state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill committed any impeachable ... [more]

Lawmaker: State will resist optional Medicaid expansion under the ACA

Jan 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Meanwhile, a federally mandated increase in Medicaid can be covered comfortably by existing state revenues.

With revenues of about $3.7 billion ... [more]

Employment zooming across Fremont County

Jan 13, 2014 - Staff:  Ongoing improvement in Fremont County employment moved from the steady to the spectacular in November, with big gains in the jobless rate, work force and total ... [more]

Shoshoni girls posed no threat to Wind River team Thursday

Jan 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The Wind River girls made it nine wins in a row with an easy Southwest Conference victory over rival Shoshoni on Thursday night in Pavillion.  ... [more]

UW faces tough road challenge

Jan 10, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After suffering back-to-back Mountain West losses by a single basket, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team faces a challenging road contest at Boise ... [more]

Lady Broncs beat Riverton team

Jan 10, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines struggled to find an offensive rhythm and fell to the Sheridan Lady Broncs 47-31 Thursday evening in the first round of the Bill ... [more]

Wolverines show improvement in Thursday loss to Sheridan

Jan 10, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team showed improvement against Sheridan this week despite losing to the Broncs 54-51 in the first round of the Bill ... [more]

Wranglers fall to Cougars during conference game

Jan 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Conference wins are hard to come by in boys Southwest 2-A basketball, especially when opening against a traditional rival, but Wind River High ... [more]

Today

Jan 10, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BEARING

Michael Bearing, 50, died Thursday, Jan. 2, in Phoenix. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Blue Sky Hall in ... [more]

Hypothermia likely cause of death in city park

Jan 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Initial autopsy results show Dana Eagle, 36, of Riverton, died of hypothermia before being found frozen at Riverton City Park. The reporting party called ... [more]

Officials credit seat belt use in saving life of Lander man

Jan 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  John Keller, of Lander, said he has worn his seat belt since before it was mandated by state law.
His dedication paid off Christmas Eve when he lost control ... [more]

College offering weeklong OSHA training in January

Jan 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College is offering a 30-hour General Industry Outreach Training from Jan. 27 to Jan. 31 which will result in an OSHA card.
To accommodate ... [more]

County orchestra performing benefit concert Saturday

Jan 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont Symphony Orchestra has announced its new name in preparation for the annual fundraiser concert Saturday.
Known as the Fremont County Orchestra for ... [more]

Ceremony congratulates CWC student

Jan 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  A student graduating from Central Wyoming College's Western American studies program this fall was honored at a special ceremony attended by Arapaho tribal ... [more]

Congress' job: Extend benefits for unemployed

Jan 10, 2014 - The Los Angeles Times:  Congress is finally grappling with an issue it should have dealt with before members rushed out on Christmas vacation: extending unemployment benefits.
There ... [more]

Cheney not yet ready for Wyoming

Jan 10, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  No, Liz Cheney won't be a U.S. Senator from Wyoming.
At least not for now.
She announced a few days ago that she was dropping her challenge to Republican ... [more]

Making the mail

Jan 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  A postal deadline change was a huge problem initially, but we have fixed it

Observant readers might have noticed that we are no longer including the ... [more]

Digest

Jan 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Medicaid bills advance
CHEYENNE -- Members of the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee voted Friday to advance two Medicaid ... [more]