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High court won't hear challenge to roadless rule

Oct 2, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Fremont County has about 50 square miles of land under the strictest regulation against road construction.

CHEYENNE -- Environmental groups hailed the ... [more]

4,300 miles on pedal power is goal of Canadian cyclist as she heads to Nicaragua

Oct 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Stephanie Solverson pedaled her bike into Riverton on Thursday, Sept. 27, she was already two weeks into a months-long trip from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, ... [more]

Schools, county join effort to keep misdemeanor juvenile offenders in school

Oct 2, 2012 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  The Fremont County Attorney's Office and other local agencies are teaming up with area school districts to offer educational services for juveniles arrested ... [more]

Riverton census figure was wrong

Oct 2, 2012 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Riverton's 2010 population was bigger than reported initially by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Ahead of its first estimate of the populations of Wyoming cities, ... [more]

Homecoming high-schoolers go on parade

Sep 30, 2012 - Staff:  The flute section played as the Wolverine marching band anchored the homecoming parade and later debuted its state competition show at the football ... [more]

Rams rack up 60 points on Ten Sleep

Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Dubois is 5-0 on the season in 6-man football, tops in Wyoming.

DUBOIS -- It was picturesque fall afternoon in Dubois, as the Rams walloped the Ten ... [more]

Wolverine volleyball girls fall in three close sets to Evanston at RHS

Sep 30, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The match was so close. Oh, so close.
The Riverton Lady Wolverines (3-4 Class 4-A West), playing the conference-unbeaten Evanston Lady Red Devils (6-0 Class ... [more]

Cougars erase Saratoga lead, win 14-13

Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Wind River avenged a one-point loss in Carbon County a season ago that kept the Cougars out of the playoffs with a come-from-behind, 14-13 win over ... [more]

Lady Blue make quick work of Big Piney spikers

Sep 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The set scores on Saturday were 25-8, 25-15, 25-9 in the conference victory for Shoshoni High School.

SHOSHONI -- Sometimes in Saturday afternoon ... [more]

Safety decisive in 9-7 Lander conference loss to Douglas

Sep 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LVHS is 1-4 overall but still in contention in the Class 3-A East with a 1-1 record.

Lander Valley High School played smash-mouth football against ... [more]

Riverton corrals Buffalo to stay atop East 3-A

Sep 30, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  From the first play to the last, in front of an over-capacity homecoming crowd at Wolverine Field, the Riverton football Wolverines dominated every aspect of ... [more]

Wranglers put clamps on Riverside Rebels 31-0

Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  BASIN -- Shoshoni's defense threw a shutout for the first time since the 2008 season with a 31-0 win over the Riverside Rebels in Basin.
The win moves the ... [more]

When grappling is called for

Sep 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  I would pick the 50-foot extension cord over the Bat-o-Rang every time.

It's become an iconic image in action/adventure films since the days of ... [more]

Questions I'll never get to ask

Sep 30, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  For 25 years, Jim Lehrer has been my friend and colleague on "PBS Newshour." He has been an exceptional journalist for more than twice that long. On Oct. 3 in ... [more]

So much for the 'great plan' to deal with the Alpine Lake Fire

Sep 30, 2012 - Steven D. Willie, Wind River Indian Reservation:  Editor:
In regards to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) / Wind River Agency's great plan to fight the Alpine Lake Fire.
The great plan was to draw a circle ... [more]

Maxfield's suit

Sep 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A new challenge to term limits in Wyoming resharpens attention on an unnecessary rule

It's been awhile since term limits for elected officials in ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Rig count rises by 2
HOUSTON -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped this week by 11 to 1,848.
Texas-based ... [more]

Arrest made in arson blaze that destroyed Hitching Post

Sep 30, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Federal prosecutors announced Friday that a New Mexico man faces charges in a 2010 arson fire that destroyed a landmark Cheyenne hotel.
The U.S. ... [more]

Man charged with accidental shooting death of brother in Mills

Sep 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Natrona County Coroner Connie Jacobson has ruled the fatal shooting of Ryan Gish an accidental death.

CASPER -- A man accused of shooting his older ... [more]

Wyoming's first regulated wolf hunt to begin Monday

Sep 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Park County led sales with 562. Hunters in Fremont County bought 327, while Teton County followed with 324, Sublette with 228 and Natrona with ... [more]

Jean Marie Chapel-Schmuck

Sep 30, 2012 - Staff:  Jean Marie Chapel-Schmuck of Thermopolis, granddaughter of Donna and Terry Schmuck of Riverton, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Children's Hospital in Aurora, ... [more]

Myron C. Jarvis

Sep 30, 2012 - Staff:  Myron C. Jarvis, 87, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at the Help for Hospice Home in Riverton.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the United ... [more]

The way it was: LVHS cross country -- 1995

Sep 30, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton had the star runner in 1995, but Lander had the stronger team. The Tigers hosted their home meet of the season in the week summer turned to fall.
As ... [more]

Digest

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Campground reopens
The Lower Wind River Campground at Boysen State Park in Cheyenne has reopened following construction work, and road repairs and ... [more]

CWC assistant professor's research gaining attention

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The research of a Central Wyoming College anthropology and history professor is gaining attention.
An article by CWC assistant professor Todd Guenther is one ... [more]

Great Plains Utilities Organization to begin service, billing in October

Sep 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The organization will cover various water and wastewater services for customers spanning from the Arapahoe-Great Plains areas to Beaver Creek ... [more]

Group organizes Empty Bowls fundraiser

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Lander Care & Share Food Bank has scheduled their Empty Bowls "Soup 'n More" fundrasier for 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6. The event is sponsored by the ... [more]

County to replace decade-old cardiac monitors

Sep 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The 10 new devices will be paid for with money from a grant and enterprise fund.

The Fremont County Commission approved a request from the emergency ... [more]

Sheriff's office urges motorists to use care when near school buses

Sep 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has received a total of 10 calls this fall about motorists who are passing stopped school buses despite the fact that the ... [more]

Root plans to leave the school board

Sep 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 trustee Marissa Root has shared her intention to step down from the board, but she will not officially leave her post until ... [more]