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Mountain West gets five teams in bowl games

If you are a college football fan, then the best time of the year is almost here with 35 football bowl games in a span of less than a month.
The postseason ...

Cowgirls run past Montana

LARAMIE -- Kayla Woodward scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in leading Wyoming past Montana 79-65 on Tuesday night in Laramie.
Fallon Lewis contributed ...

Wranglers get win, overtime loss in tourney at Burns

The Shoshoni boys stand 3-3 on the season.

The Shoshoni Wranglers were a layup away from going 2-1 last weekend at the Burns Classic boys basketball ...

Tough opponents away RHS teams this weekend

All three games for the Wolverine boys and girls are against opponents ranked in the state's top five.

Both the Riverton High School boys and girls ...

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Deaths
BROWN
Gertrude Trudy Brown, 92, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, in Lander. Per her request, cremation has taken place, and a private family memorial ...

Hill: Wyoming's citizens deserve answers on costly state investigation

Editor:
On I sent the following letter to the members of the Wyoming Legislature regarding the work of the Select Investigative Committee:
Dear ...

Turn vacant lot downtown into paid parking for businesses

Editor:
I have a suggestion for using the vacant lot at Fifth and Main in downtown Riverton that the City of Riverton owns if nothing is going to be built ...

A Christmas compromise

Congress looks poised for an actual accomplishment for once

What's this? An actual give-and-take compromise emerging from Congress on the federal ...

New warden at women's prison

LUSK -- Virginia Pullen has taken over as the new warden of the Wyoming Women's Center in Lusk. She began the job last week.
Pullen is a 29-year veteran of the ...

Digest

Second teen pleads guilty in killing
GREEN RIVER -- A second Rock Springs teen has pleaded guilty to killing a 17-year-old boy last year.
Jose Antonio ...

SEATTLE -- The federal Surface Transportation Board has decided that BNSF Railway can require coal shippers to use certain methods to reduce the amount of coal ...

Lawmakers pitch county on health insurance proposal

The legislators expressed concerns about the idea and also doubted that it would stand much chance of passage during the 20-day budget session early next ...

CWC planning full study of jobs and pay compared with compensation elsewhere

Employees at Central Wyoming College have voted to move forward with a comprehensive study of salaries and job classifications at the school.
The staff met ...

Charges reduced in Sinks Canyon shooting

Prosecutors have reached a new plea agreement in the case of a Jan. 31 shooting in Sinks Canyon. On Sept. 18, District Court Judge Marvin L. Tyler rejected the ...

The odd circumstance will leave two vacancies at the start of 2014.

While the Riverton City Council congratulated departing council member Eric ...

Richard 'Poncho' Leroy Lone Dog Jr.

Richard "Poncho" Leroy Lone Dog Jr. died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at his home in Riverton. He was 78 years old.
Traditional services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, ...

Gertrude 'Trudy' Brown

Gertrude "Trudy" Brown died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Lander. She was 92 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place, and a private family ...

Harlen 'Dean' Weitzel

Harlen "Dean" Weitzel, of Sterling, Colo., died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Sterling. He was 78 years old.
Memorial services were Friday, Dec. 6, at Trinity ...

Tuesday notes

Nighttime thaw
One of the great weather oddities of 2013 took place Sunday night in the Riverton Valley. We set the scene: It's seasonally chilly with ...

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Court to hear wolf delisting
CHEYENNE --A federal judge in Washington, D.C., is set to hear arguments from environmental groups challenging the U.S. ...

 
 

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