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Wolverines topple league-leading NC, edged by KW

Feb 22, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton, 6-3 in the Class 4-A West, has one more regular season game to play, this Thursday's home battle against the Evanston Red Devils.

After ... [more]

National FFA Week: Wind River

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Chapter celebrating week with cow hunts, barbecue

The Wind River FFA chapter officers are president Darcey Maddock, vice president Robert Buline, ... [more]

National FFA Week: Riverton

Feb 22, 2015 - By Tia Gopp, Riverton FFA Reporter:  Members preparing for career development event competitions

The Riverton FFA chapter started its year in early May with the election of the 2014-2015 ... [more]

National FFA Week: Shoshoni

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Chapter busy working on stage decorations for state convention

The Shoshoni FFA chapter has had a full and eventful summer with an exciting growing ... [more]

National FFA Week: Lander

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Agricultural organization boasts a long, rich history

The Lander FFA chapter will be busy this week.
Members plan to talk about FFA on local radio ... [more]

Digest

Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  State rig count lowest since 2010
CHEYENNE -- Cause for pessimism persists in Wyoming's oil industry as the number of drilling rigs exploring for oil ... [more]

Discrimination bill clears committee; lawmaker ejected

Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity cleared a critical committee hearing on Friday and now ... [more]

Experts to provide one-on-one car seat training

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Injury Prevention Resources is hosting a mid-winter car seat check from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Riverton High School.
Nationally certified child ... [more]

Film contest seeking entries; $25K goes to grand prize winner

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Film Office is seeking submissions for the Wyoming Short Film Contest. The grand prize winner will take home $25,000.
The winning entry will have ... [more]

Wyoming Latina Youth Conference offering two scholarships

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Scholarships are available from the Wyoming Latina Youth Conference for students who want to pursue a higher education.
Successful applicants must have ... [more]

CWC hosts negotiation training for local officers

Feb 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Thirteen law enforcement officers from the Riverton and Lander police departments and the Fremont County Sheriff's Office recently attended Central Wyoming ... [more]

Enzi accepting applications for summer page positions

Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The deadline to apply is March 5.

U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging Wyoming high school students to apply to be Senate pages during one of ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Fri., Feb 20, the 27th day of the 2015 General Session:
VOTING RIGHTS: The Senate for the second time ... [more]

Bill to permit state role in adding value to minerals heads to Mead

Feb 22, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill to create a program in which the state partners with businesses to convert Wyoming minerals into value-added products cleared the Senate on ... [more]

Wyoming Cowboys, Cowgirls gain momentum for stretch run

Feb 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Wyoming had to subtract to add.
In this case, "Wyoming" refers to one sport, but two teams. Both the Cowboys and Cowgirls basketball teams have ... [more]

WIHS runner signs with Rustlers

Feb 20, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Kianna WallowingBull plans to major in physical therapy initially but would like to enter the Central nursing program later in her academic career. ... [more]

Rustlers in good shape for Region IX tourney

Feb 20, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Pat Rafferty and women's coach Serol Stauffenberg have guided the Rustlers near the top of the Region IX ... [more]

Small-school wrestling teams fill brackets at Class 2-A West regional

Feb 20, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County wrestling teams make up a big portion of the Class 2-A West regional field this weekend at Big Piney.
Matches started Friday in the ... [more]

Today

Feb 20, 2015 - Staff:  Births
WASHINGTON

A daughter was born to Marie Rose Washington of Lander and Daniel Joy Washington of Lander at 12:13 p.m. Jan. 7, 2015, at SageWest ... [more]

Area students pick up awards at regional science fair

Feb 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  The following students earned awards at the 2015 West-Central Regional Science Fair held Jan. 27 to Jan. 29 at Central Wyoming College.
Students were judged ... [more]

Achievers

Feb 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton student earns 4.0 GPA
Undergraduate student Ashley Schieffer of Riverton has been named to Montana State University Billings' dean's list ... [more]

More than 300 compete in WWWC fishing derby

Feb 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  Winners have been announced from the 29th Annual Wild West Winter Carnival fishing derby held Jan. 23 to Jan. 25 at Boysen State Park. Boysen State Park ... [more]

Lander hosting Jackalope Jump to benefit Special Olympics

Feb 20, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The fourth annual Jackalope Jump will take place March 25 in Lander.
Two Lander Special Olympics teams -- the Lander Masters and the Lander Valley -- will join ... [more]

Central Wyoming College's speech and debate team preps for nationals

Feb 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's speech and debate team is hoping to repeat the success it had last year while learning a new style of debate.
Coach Josh House has ... [more]

Tuition-control bill would make college more fair

Feb 20, 2015 - Andrew Reardon, Riverton:  Editor:
I am in favor of the bill put forward in the Wyoming Legislature that would not let colleges to raise tuition on a student who is already enrolled.
I ... [more]

Simple gifts and personal acts

Feb 20, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  The world saw an example this week from Wyoming

Valentine's Day can seem sappy and fake.
Until it doesn't.
Sometimes personal expressions of ... [more]

Defeating the zealots

Feb 20, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  We mustn't think of them in the same way we view a piece of pork-barrel legislation

In his remarks Thursday at a conference called the White House ... [more]

Digest

Feb 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Inmate charged in murder-for-hire
CHEYENNE -- Federal prosecutors have charged a Wyoming State Penitentiary inmate with trying to hire someone to kill ... [more]

Teen gets 60 years for killing guard

Feb 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  GERING, Neb. -- A Wyoming teenager who killed a western Nebraska jailer in what a judge called "a senseless act of violence" has been sentenced to at least 60 ... [more]

House trounces last gasp on Medicaid expansion

Feb 20, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The House voted 41-15 to reject the amendment to the supplemental budget.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives on Thursday rejected a ... [more]