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Long trip for Chiefs ends in 49-0 defeat

Sep 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The football field at Pine Bluffs High School is less than half a mile from the Nebraska border. Wyoming Indian made the long trek to eastern Laramie County ... [more]

Late Cougar drive comes up short vs. Kemmerer

Sep 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  A tight game between the home-standing Wind River Cougars and the visiting Class 2-A Kemmerer Rangers came down to the final minute Friday at ... [more]

Wyoming squanders chances in 37-17 loss at Texas

Sep 2, 2012 - By The Associated Press:  JIM VERTUNO,AP Sports Writer


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Wyoming Cowboys had an early lead and a late chance to make a game of it against No. 15 ... [more]

One killed, another airlifted in rollover Saturday morning

Sep 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  Victim was recent RHS sports standout
A former star athlete was killed and his father injured severely in a one-vehicle rollover Saturday morning near ... [more]

Gold medal winner fires up audience at CWC event

Sep 2, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  In 1964, Billy Mills became the first, and so far only, American to win the 10,000-meter race in the Summer Olympic Games.
In 2012, Mills was the keynote ... [more]

Longtime workers note work holiday amid job satisfaction

Sep 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Labor Day marks the traditional end of summer with a day off work or a break from school, and these experienced workers have seen a lot of Labor Days in ... [more]

Cancer patient help gets an Eight Second Ride

Sep 2, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Bruce Knell of Lander recalls when his son Brody had a cancer diagnosis in 1999 and the related hardships and impacts that came with the revelation.
"It was a ... [more]

Time for CWC play rehearsals

Sep 2, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College theater director Mike Myers is encouraging people to audition for two fall productions.
Myers is holding auditions for "The Odd ... [more]

Veterans rep will answer questions

Sep 2, 2012 - Staff:  A representative from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach meetings in Wyoming cities throughout September.
Lori McGee, a state ... [more]

Lander library televises London play

Sep 2, 2012 - Staff:  The Fremont County Library in Lander is presenting "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time," a live simulcast play by London's National Theatre, at ... [more]

Fremont County libraries offer longer business hours

Sep 2, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  At the Fremont County Library in Lander, director Matt Nojonen recently had to stop some patrons from leaving in a "mass exodus at a quarter after 7."
"'Wait ... [more]

Festival of the Cowboys coming to Crowheart

Sep 2, 2012 - Staff:  The fourth annual Festival of the Cowboys will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Big Wind Hall at 33 Old Yellowstone Highway in ... [more]

Local hay producers win at state

Sep 2, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton's Bruce Jacobson earned the grand champion title for alfalfa cubes at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas last month in competitions for premium ... [more]

Paving to start on Togwotee

Sep 2, 2012 - Staff:  Paving on U.S. 26-287 between Dubois and Moran Junction, the Togwotee Trail to Yellowstone is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Travelers should expect up ... [more]

Road crews working in county

Sep 2, 2012 - Staff:  Highway patching is scheduled for early and mid-September in Fremont County.
Western Wyoming Construction Inc. of Lander has scheduled patching to begin Sept. ... [more]

Building moved - 1984 (part 2)

Sep 2, 2012 - Staff:  Building mover Martin Mazurie of Maz's House and Mobile Home Movers in Lander provided more information during the week about this moving job in 1984. Mazurie ... [more]

Bud Boller

Sep 2, 2012 - Staff:  Bud Boller, of Dubois, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice Home. He was 84 years old.
Private family services were at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Dinosaur sites give visitors a peek backward in time

Sep 2, 2012 - By The Associated Press:  By Susan Lockhrt
Northern Wyoming Daily News

TEN SLEEP (AP) -- A trip to walk with the dinosaurs was a summer highlight for 7-year-old Max Sharpe and his ... [more]

Digest

Sep 2, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Sled rules to stay
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- The National Park Service plans to extend the existing rules on snowmobile and snowcoach use in ... [more]

Making a living -

Sep 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  America's labor picture is a huge thing, and we all are part of it
Labor Day weekend has arrived for 2012. It comes on the heels of a Republican ... [more]

The feel of football season

Sep 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  You know it even if you're nowhere near a practice field or a stadium.
We walked out of a store in the failing light last week. The sun had set a few ... [more]

GOP leaders support the causes 'that benefit people who already have great wealth, power

Sep 2, 2012 - Darlene Dahlin, Riverton:  Editor:
I think Cynthia Lummis's recent radio ad to the effect that the only way Congress is going to get anything done is to get rid of all the Democrats ... [more]

Packers, 49ers open RJFL year with wins

Aug 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Packers and the 49ers came up on top Thursday night in the season openers of the fifth-and sixth-grade Riverton Junior Football League.
The Packers ... [more]

Olympian Brett Newlin is a class act

Aug 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Brett Newlin was the perfect athlete to represent Riverton in the last two summer Olympic Games.
The two-time Olympian has been all over the world the last ... [more]

RHS spikers drop league opener

Aug 31, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After the first two games, the Riverton Lady Wolverines' Thursday Class 4-A West volleyball match against perennial state power Kelly Walsh was even at one ... [more]

Eighth-graders lose high-scoring game; RMS cross country, volleyball under way

Aug 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rawlins pulled out a 42-34 victory game over the Riverton eighth-graders on Thursday afternoon at Wolverine Field.
The contest was the season opener for both ... [more]

Residents sign up for water cisterns outside Pavillion

Aug 31, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  More than a dozen applicants have expressed interest in getting cisterns at their homes east of Pavillion.
"The preliminary number is 15," said Keith ... [more]

Revenue up since transfer stations changed schedule

Aug 31, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is reporting an increase in usage and revenue at the trash transfer stations operating under a new restricted ... [more]

WyDOT lays out five-lane plan

Aug 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The job will widen Wyoming Highway 789 south of Riverton, including the bridge over the Little Wind River.

Local residents attended a public meeting ... [more]

Wolverine Field seating upgrade ready; restroom completion next month

Aug 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When fans enter Wolverine Field for Riverton's first home football game of the season Friday night, Fremont County School District 25 Superintendent Terry ... [more]