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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]

Cougars welcome a dozen to mats

Nov 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wind River started the wrestling season Friday in Powell.

Wind River High School wrestling coach James Cunningham is using this season to build ... [more]

Middle school student in CWC play

Nov 30, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School student Kirstin Dorn, far right, in the role of young Mary, agonizes over why she has ended up in an Irish asylum while actors Kim ... [more]

Devon donates to Christian Food Storehouse

Nov 30, 2012 - Staff:  Devon community ambassador Dave McDonald, far right, presented Christian Food Storehouse manager Cinde Phister with food items the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. ... [more]

Wolverines pound Warriors 76-31 at home

Nov 30, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines, strong from the beginning, outscored the Worland Warriors 34-11 in the first half and cruised to a 76-31 season-opening win Thursday ... [more]

Riverton girls handle Worland 55-41

Nov 30, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Sophomore Kiley Ridgway had 20 and senior Amy Woodward 13 to lead RHS.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines put together a strong fourth quarter to ... [more]

Cougar boys mix experience and new talent in new season

Nov 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Scott Groenke is the new boys basketball coach this year at Wind River High School. He comes to Wind River from Delta, Colo., where he coached middle school ... [more]

William O. 'Bill' Lowe

Nov 30, 2012 - Staff:  William O. "Bill" Lowe, longtime resident of Lander, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at his home. He was 89 years old.
He was cremated, per his request, and there ... [more]

Merle E. Eaton

Nov 30, 2012 - Staff:  Merle Eaton, formerly of Riverton, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. He was 91 years old.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Moser ... [more]

Ethel Marie Bell

Nov 30, 2012 - Staff:  Ethel Marie Bell, of Arapahoe, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at her home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. ... [more]

Ernestine J. Bell

Nov 30, 2012 - Staff:  Ernestine J. Bell died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and other relatives in Pine Ridge, S.D. She was 83 years old.
Final ... [more]

Leona Ruth Buchanan

Nov 30, 2012 - Staff:  Leona Ruth Buchanan, of Uvalde, Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at the Uvalde Memorial Hospital. She was 81 years old.
Graveside services were Wednesday, ... [more]

Shannon Rein Rhodd

Nov 30, 2012 - Staff:  Shannon Rein Rhodd, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 48 years old.
At her request, cremation has taken ... [more]

Violet E. Shaner Lewis

Nov 30, 2012 - Staff:  Violet E. Shaner Lewis, of Riverton, beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, great-great-great-grandmother and ... [more]

Kreider, Newlin wed Sept. 8

Nov 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Nancy and Steve Kreider, of Blue Bell, Pa., are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashleigh Kreider, of Blue Bell, Pa., to Brett Newlin, of ... [more]

Headrick, Stalley to marry

Nov 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Dean and Delia Johnson of Fairburn, S.D., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Headrick, to Colin Stalley, the son of Patti and the ... [more]

WRHS names honor roll students

Nov 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Ninth grade
A honors
CoyCarroll, Cory Cress, Lincoln David, Bryce Hankins, Kyle Hessling, Millie Hopkins, Cora Johnson, Kali Keene, Shannon Lake, Singing ... [more]

State Rep. McOmie wins Golden Bell Award

Nov 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming School Boards Association at a ceremony last week honored longtime state Rep. Del McOmie, R-Lander, with the prestigious Golden Bell Award.
"We're ... [more]

184,000 strong

Nov 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's the equivalent number of 'users' of Central Wyoming College

We hope readers took note of reporter Katie Roenigk's story a few days ago about ... [more]

Secession chatter getting attention, but idea is implausible in the extreme

Nov 30, 2012 - By James Rosen, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- In the three weeks since President Barack Obama's re-election victory, his most ardent foes -- nearly 1 million people from all 50 states -- have ... [more]

Food bank is certified and seeks donations

Nov 30, 2012 - Lloyd Eckstein, Riverton:  Editor:
With the holiday season upon us the Riverton Community Food Bank is looking for donations to help feed the hungry. It is more difficult than normal ... [more]