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UW football too good for Wyo kids?

Sep 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Funny how that has become so accepted across the 100,000 square miles that constitutes the Cowboy State.

One of my former players sent me an e-mail ... [more]

Why Obama isn't in a better position

Sep 23, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Three years of slow recovery from an inherited recession have left Barack Obama struggling to win the second term that eluded just one of his four most recent ... [more]

Most people want wolf hunt and delisting to take effect as planned

Sep 23, 2012 - Ned Burke, Lander:  Editor:
You and a bunch of the rest of us were right to prognosticate that the lawyers would step in again to block the wolf hunting season and probably ... [more]

Here they are

Sep 23, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Student of the Week is back in the paper for its 30th year

The best thing about our newspaper's weekly Student of the Week program is that is isn't ... [more]


Sep 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Grizzly moved from livestock area
CODY -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has trapped and moved a grizzly bear that was frequenting an area used by ... [more]

Refinery facing $60,000 in fines after fire injured pair

Sep 23, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming workplace safety regulators have handed down a dozen citations and are seeking more than $60,000 in fines against Sinclair Oil for a ... [more]

Small plane's pilot dies from injuries following crash at Laramie Regional Airport

Sep 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Laramie police say a pilot has died after a fiery plane crash at Laramie Regional Airport.
No one else was aboard the small plane.
Police say the ... [more]

Araceli Ton'a Mascarenaz

Sep 23, 2012 - Staff:  Araceli "Audi" Ton'a Mascarenaz died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She was 16 years old.
A funeral service will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. ... [more]

Barbara J. Madson

Sep 23, 2012 - Staff:  Barbara J. Madson died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne after a short battle with cancer. She was 66 years old.
A memorial ... [more]

The way it was: FFA judges -- 1968

Sep 23, 2012 - Staff:  Long recognized as a Future Farmers of America powerhouse, Shoshoni High School was preparing to name its 1986 judging team in late September ... [more]

Specialist suggests producers test forage for high levels of nitrates

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  The element could be toxic to livestock.

Persistent drought conditions in Wyoming have increased the likelihood farm and ranch livestock could be ... [more]

Stroke, osteoporosis screenings coming to Lander

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  Residents living in and around the Lander community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.  First Baptist Church of Lander ... [more]

Emergency management officials encourage citizens to prepare kits

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service and county emergency management agencies around the state are encouraging people to use National Preparedness Month this September ... [more]


Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  Concerts raise $11K for cancer fund
The Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund, which provides monetary assistance to Fremont County people battling the ... [more]

Public invited to attend Wyoming Congressional Delegation office hours

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  Staff members for the Wyoming Congressional Delegation invite citizens to attend office hours in Fremont County.
The staff members meet with citizens on an ... [more]

Area quilter featured in Casper art museum

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper will open three exhibitions Friday, Sept. 28, one of which will feature Riverton quilter Marta Amundson.
Marta Amundson: ... [more]

CWC decides to end live webcast of board sessions

Sep 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to discontinue live webcasts of its regular monthly meetings.
The broadcasts have been ... [more]

Fire reaches 42,000 acres; no weather relief for now

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  It's been days since Riverton Valley residence saw the Wind River Mountains, thanks to smoke from the Alpine Lake Fire south of Bull Lake, and there's no sign ... [more]

Judge seals file on young homicide defendant

Sep 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A District Court judge issued an order sealing the criminal file of the youngest defendant in the Hudson double-homicide case while he decides if the case ... [more]

County makes money on energy upgrades

Sep 23, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  When Fremont County government spent federal stimulus funds to install nearly $300,000 in energy-efficient upgrades at more than a dozen buildings, its ... [more]

County had some of state's biggest primary spenders

Sep 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Larsen's $22K second-most in state

Only one person in Wyoming spent more money than Lloyd Larsen of Lander in the campaign for the Aug. 21 primary ... [more]

Cokeville too much for Shoshoni in 41-19 win

Sep 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The 19 points by the Wranglers are the most allowed by the Panthers since 2009.

SHOSHONI -- It's a series decidedly in favor of Cokeville, with the ... [more]

Pokes knock off Idaho 40-37 in overtime

Sep 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  University of Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith was 23 of 35 for 365 yards and was not intercepted. Chris McNeil caught eight passes for 219.

MOSCOW, ... [more]

Riverton VB girls make top bracket at Casper Invitational

Sep 23, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After going 2-1 on Friday, the first day of the Casper Invitational volleyball tournament, the Riverton Lady Wolverines qualified for the gold tournament ... [more]

Rocky Mountain downs Cougars in sloppy outing

Sep 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Though it is already mid-season, Friday's game at Cowley between Wind River and Rocky Mountain resembled an opening-day contest in terms of missed ... [more]

Rams remain perfect in 6-man action with 46-23 win Saturday

Sep 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Dubois doubled-up previously unbeaten Kaycee 46-23 Saturday afternoon in Johnson County to remain unbeaten in Class 1-A 6-man football. The Rams are the only ... [more]

LVHS boys swing to second at state 3-A golf; Hitshew third for Tigers

Sep 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School battled to a second-place finish Saturday afternoon in the boys team standings at the Class 3-A state tournament in Worland.
The ... [more]

Nirider one shot from state championship at 4-A golf in Casper

Sep 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton boys finished third as a team.

Aaron Nirider finished third Saturday at the Class 4-A state golf tournament, just one stroke away from ... [more]

Lander punches in late TD in Torrington for first win

Sep 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two critical passes set up the game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter Friday night for Lander Valley High School in a 10-7 Class 3-A East football ... [more]

3-1 record for Rustler volleyball at Wyo-Braska

Sep 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College pilled up a 3-1 record Friday and Saturday at the Wyo-Braska volleyball tournament.
The Rustlers played three matches at Eastern ... [more]