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Wyoming recognized for high organ donor rate

Oct 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is one of the top states when it comes to the percentage of residents who sign up to become organ donors.
Nearly 60 percent of Wyoming ... [more]

Energy and eagles to be studied

Oct 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- It's well understood that pronghorn, mule deer and sage grouse have an aversion to natural gas infrastructure.
For birds of prey such as bald ... [more]

Health Science Center construction continues

Oct 23, 2012 - Staff:  A construction worker brushed sealer onto insulation from a lift Tuesday before masons laid the brick facade on the Health Science Center at Central Wyoming ... [more]

'Obamacare' helps to lower CWC staff health premiums

Oct 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College employees will see a 4.5 percent decrease in monthly health insurance rates in 2013 partly because of the federal Affordable Care ... [more]

General fires up military science students at WRHS

Oct 23, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It is not every day that a military general visits Pavilion, but on Monday, Brig. Gen. Steve Mount of the Wyoming National Guard gave advice to a Wind River ... [more]

State revenue forecast improves, but budget cuts still anticipated

Oct 23, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he's still requiring state agencies to prepare for 8-percent budget cuts even though the latest state revenue ... [more]

State Treasurer finalists picked in Riverton

Oct 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead will name Joe Meyer's replacement by Friday.

Wyoming's Republican Party State Central Committee met in Riverton on Monday to select ... [more]

With evidence in hand, UW too slow to punish Christensen

Oct 23, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When I was in grade school, my dad had configured a cool radio for me to listen to. It wasn't new, but it had two fold-out speakers, and the thing could pull ... [more]

With perfect regular year done, Dubois set for 6-man grid playoffs

Oct 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Dubois concluded a perfect regular season with an 85-32 blowout of long-distance rival Guernsey-Sunrise and now prepares to host the first two round of playoff ... [more]

Thompson 12th at state cross country

Oct 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Olivia Thompson placed 12th for Riverton High School at the cross country state meet Saturday in Douglas in a difficult Class 4-A girls field.
The sophomore, ... [more]

What's waiting in the wood

Oct 21, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Every once in awhile I reconnect with my stockpile of old-growth Douglas fir planks.

The fifth-grade social studies textbook would be very dated ... [more]

Optional tax 'worth a trial run'

Oct 21, 2012 - Jim Gores, Riverton:  Editor:
Fremont County voters are being offered a unique opportunity to make positive improvements to our roads, streets, and the utilities under them. Their ... [more]

Finally ready

Oct 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Togwotee Pass road rebuild is done

Taped to a wall in the newspaper office is a small chart in the form of a timeline. In blocks and lines, some ... [more]

In the pumpkin patch

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Two-year-old Elise Walton of Riverton choose her pumpkin at Son Harvest Farm north of Riverton after a lengthy deliberation with her mother and grandmother ... [more]

Cougars let halftime lead slip, fall 18-17 in Basin

Oct 21, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was the season in a microcosm the final five minutes of play Friday night for the Wind River Cougars. Wind River has suffered through a bizarre season laden ... [more]

Rock Springs ousts Riverton at West 4-A volleyball regional

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School came up one win short of making the Class 4-A state volleyball tournament after Rock Springs beat the Wolverines twice Friday in Rock ... [more]

Rustlers host final home volleyball match Tuesday

Oct 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC is the 12th-ranked junior college team in the nation.

Momentum will be at stake for the nationally ranked Central Wyoming College volleyball ... [more]

Tiger spikers shake off early loss, qualify for state tourney

Oct 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Facing a must-win situation, Lander Valley High School came up with two wins to place third at the Class 3-A West regional volleyball tournament Saturday in ... [more]

WIHS boys capture state XC again

Oct 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian High School swept the top three individual spots in the Class 2-A boys cross country race on Saturday afternoon to win its sixth straight team ... [more]

Shoshoni downs Thermop for regional volleyball title

Oct 21, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  After two years as bridesmaids to the West 2-A regional crown, the Shoshoni Wranglers broke through to win their first regional volleyball tournament since ... [more]

Riverton blasts Lander 43-6 for sixth straight win

Oct 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Both teams have qualified for the playoffs, with Riverton hosting Cody and Lander traveling to Powell.

Quarterback Xavier Webb ignited Riverton High ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Oct 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  $2 million bail for kidnap suspect
CODY -- A judge has set bail at $2 million cash for a Montana man suspected of abducting and assaulting an ... [more]

High court justices in Wyoming to hunt antelope

Oct 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia are ideological opposites, yet they share a pastime. They like to hunt ... [more]

New effort targets better broadband access in state

Oct 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- It wasn't that long ago that broadband Internet access was considered a luxury. But for many it's now considered a necessity.
"We're on the verge ... [more]

Nicki F. Schumacher

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Nicki F. Schumacher, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, from complications of cancer. She was 66 years old. At her request, there will be no ... [more]

Garrett Dee 'Gary' Green

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Garrett Dee "Gary" Green of Lander died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in Lander. He was 63 years old.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Davis ... [more]

The way it was: Candidates -- 1970

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming had three marquee elections in 1970. Former U.S. Rep. Teno Roncalio, a Democrat, sought to return to Washington after a four-year absence. He was ... [more]

Digest

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Students to sell handmade bowls
Central Wyoming College ceramics students are selling homemade chili in handmade bowls at a Chili Bowl Sale 11 a.m. to ... [more]

County author inspires Colorado, Utah trek

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  The annual fall trek sponsored by the Little Snake River Museum in Savery and the Little Snake River Valley Education Center was led by museum board member ... [more]

First Stop Help Center awarded $10,000 grant

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Community Foundation has awarded the First Stop Help Center $10,000 to support their work transitioning homeless Fremont County residents with ... [more]