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Stoehr pleads guilty to sexual abuse charge; graphic evidence heard

Mar 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Editor's note: The following story contains graphic material taken Thursday from testimony in an open courtroom. It might not be appropriate for all ... [more]

Sheriff mum on details of big search near Ethete

Mar 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker confirmed that multiple agencies launched an investigation Tuesday at a residence on the Wind River Indian Reservation, ... [more]

Firemen extinguish car fire Thursday

Mar 8, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Volunteer Firefighter Bob Schamber sprayed water on the engine compartment of a Nissan 200 owned by Riverton High School student Morgan Robinson.
The ... [more]

Teams battle for city league title

Mar 8, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody Emerick and the County 10 Riverton men's city league basketball team won the title game 71-56 over the True Warriors Wednesday night at Rustler Gym. Shane ... [more]

Riverton Wolverines fall in state first round

Mar 8, 2012 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Despite leading by nine at halftime and by as many as 11 in the third quarter, the Riverton Wolverines fell in their first-round state game against Cheyenne ... [more]

Super breaks

Mar 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The modern English vernacular has in the past 20 years or so come to include the term Super Tuesday, and it has nothing to do with a football game.
It's the ... [more]

Riverton finds road back to Class 4-A state tournament

Mar 7, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's been a long time since a Riverton Wolverine boys basketball team has been to the state Class 4-A tournament. It's been even longer since RHS won a game ... [more]

CWC ends regular year at 20-10

Mar 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College reached the 20-win milestone Saturday night, picking up a 78-60 men's basketball victory over Laramie County Community College in ... [more]

Pokes open MWC play against UNLV

Mar 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming men's basketball team starts play at the 2012 Conoco Mountain West Basketball Championships on Thursday in Las Vegas with ... [more]

Governor inks bill to bring clean water to rural Pavillion

Mar 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday signed legislation that received final approval by state lawmakers this month to allocate $750,000 in funding for installing cisterns ... [more]

Voting rights case is 'done and done,' says Varn

Mar 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn on Tuesday said the opportunity for appealing a recent ruling in the lawsuit that radically changed the area's commission ... [more]

Rendezvous kids get scientific at fifth-grade fair

Mar 7, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Fifth-graders at Rendezvous Elementary School entered 124 projects in their annual science fair Thursday. The areas of study for the projects included zoology, ... [more]

Top high school speakers to Riverton

Mar 7, 2012 - Staff:  As they head into this weekend's national qualifying tournament, members of the Riverton High School speech and debate team are building on one of their most ... [more]

State passes management plan for wolves; lawsuits expected

Mar 7, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature has sent Gov. Matt Mead a bill to change the state's wolf-management law -- a critical step toward ratifying the agreement ... [more]

Romney gets four delegates, Paul one

Mar 7, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney picked up four delegates in the first round of Wyoming's Republican presidential caucuses -- a county-run ... [more]


Mar 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Air Guard faces funding cut
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A unit of the Wyoming Air National Guard is being targeted in national defense budget cuts.
Wyoming Adjutant ... [more]

Plea bargain in drug case should not nullify the crime

Mar 7, 2012 - Dan Brossman, Lander:  Editor:
Re: Feb. 26 Ranger front page "Plea deal for lead defendant in drug sweep":
Does a plea bargain nullify a crime?
From 80 years in prison down to ... [more]

Be involved in county districting discussion

Mar 7, 2012 - Darlene Vaughan, Lander:  The Fremont County Clerk and staff are in the midst of showing the citizens of Fremont County the possible redistricting plans for county commissioners. The ... [more]

Many choices for retirees

Mar 7, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  I had a visit last week from a friend who has decided to retire and move from Wyoming. The friend chose Arkansas for a variety of reasons she was quick to ... [more]

'Rock A Cop' Thursday at library

Mar 7, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library and the Riverton Police Department are partnering to bring Rock a Cop back to the library.
Children and teens age 5 and up can go ... [more]


Mar 7, 2012 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Melissa and Jeremy Vukich, of Riverton, at 3:19 a.m. Feb. 11, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

William D. Cox

Mar 7, 2012 - Staff:  Memorial services will be at a later date for William D. "Bill" Cox, 79, who died Friday, March 2, 2012, at the Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Care Center in ... [more]

Ag photo contest gets under way; cash prizes

Mar 7, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Business Council's Agribusiness Division is now accepting photos for its 5th Annual Ag Photo Contest.
Amateurs, professionals, youth and adults ... [more]

Cowgirls down TCU 61-44 to open MWC tournament

Mar 7, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team (12-16 overall) advanced out of the first round of the Mountain West for only the fourth time with a 61-44 win over the TCU ... [more]

Three Cowgirls gain postseason honors

Mar 7, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Three members of the Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team, Chaundra Sewell, Ashley Sickles and Kayla Woodward, were recognized as the Mountain West announced the ... [more]

UW great Sailors named to college basketball Hall of Fame

Mar 6, 2012 - Associated Press:  KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Ken Sailors, the only player in the history of Wyoming Cowboys basketball to be selected as an All-American three times, will join the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming wind
We all know the word "hellacious" and how it is used. But is "howlacious" a word? If it is, it would be a good one to describe the wind ... [more]

Happy for a house guest

Mar 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Two weeks ago I had a house guest. I had not planned on entertaining the guest, but it gave me great joy for a few days.
She showed up as I had just finished ... [more]

Go forward with restroom idea downtown

Mar 6, 2012 - William D. Finn, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing in support of the idea by Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness to situate a public restroom area on the old Daisy Cleaners location at Fifth and ... [more]

Replaced at mid-season, Slack still named coach of the year

Mar 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Former St. Stephen's boys basketball coach Brady Slack couldn't believe it on Monday when he found out he was named the Class 1-A Northwest Coach of the ... [more]