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Archaeology group considers 'The Power of Place'

Feb 20, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler Staff Writer:  Lander rancher Dave Raynolds and Central Wyoming College geology professor Suki Smaglik will combine forces to present the February program on "The Power of ... [more]

WIHS bests WRHS to end regular season

Feb 20, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The Wind River High School parking lot was closed three hours before tipoff. Fans who endured the standing-room only conditions in the fully packed ... [more]

Tigers second at West 3-A mat regional

Feb 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  LANDER -- Lander Valley High School senior heavyweight Jordan Hanson returned to the Tiger lineup after a two-week absence with an injured foot and won the ... [more]

RHS wrestlers get four West 4-A titles, claim third

Feb 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Four Riverton High School wrestlers captured championships Saturday at the Class 4-A West wrestling regional tournament in Evanston to help put the Wolverines ... [more]

Wolverines get late spark to beat Kelly Walsh 54-50

Feb 20, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine Staff Writer:  RIVERTON -- It took some time, almost three and a half quarters in fact, but the Riverton Wolverines got back on the winning track Saturday afternoon in ... [more]

Minus Simpson, Tiger boys go 1-1

Feb 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  A split in Park County on Friday and Saturday was recorded by the Lander Valley High School boys basketball squad.
The Tigers opened the trip Friday night by ... [more]

Lady Chiefs wallop Wind River

Feb 20, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- One of the climatic scenes in the high school football movie "Remember the Titans" comes late in the state semifinals when assistant coach Yost ... [more]

Rams secure third tourney seed with easy victory

Feb 20, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Sports Writer:  The Dubois Rams locked up the third seed out of the Class 1-A Northwest with a doubling-up of Meeteetse 64-32 Friday night at home.
The win moves the Rams ... [more]

County gets three runner-up finishes at 2-A wrestling

Feb 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  SHOSHONI -- Three Fremont County wrestlers finished second on Saturday at the Class 2-A West regional tournament at Shoshoni High School.
The Dubois tandem of ... [more]

RHS girls get good looks but fall to Kelly Walsh

Feb 20, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine Staff Writer:  RIVERTON -- The Riverton Lady Wolverines managed only four field goals and shot just 10 percent from the field in a 49-17 Saturday home loss to the Casper Kelly ... [more]

The presidents

Feb 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Monday brings Presidents Day, a federal holiday built roughly around the February birthdays of Washington and Lincoln, whose birthdays (Feb. 22 and Feb. 9) ... [more]

Cost on trash disposal is a 'royal pain in the neck'

Feb 20, 2012 - Bill Jacobs Missouri Valley:  Editor:
I wish the Fremont County Commissioners could explain the rationale for the waste disposal fee structure at locations where we have paid to have ... [more]

Computers overdone in school

Feb 20, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  My career as a professional educator began on a hot summer morning in early August 1980 as a Lusk assistant football coach. The Tigers began practice at 6 ... [more]

When Kevin White almost hit it big

Feb 20, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  At the 1972 Democratic convention that nominated Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota for president, McGovern's choice of a running mate was postponed until ... [more]

House kills bill to expand tribal police authority

Feb 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Wyoming House lawmakers on Thursday failed to approve the introduction of a bill that would have expanded law enforcement authority of tribal police officers ... [more]

Plea deal reached in charges tied to cyclist death last year

Feb 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  A Lander man accused of killing a bicyclist on South Federal Boulevard while driving under the influence last August pleaded no contest to a felony in the case ... [more]

District 25 ups sub pay, standards

Feb 17, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler Staff Writer:  A new three-tier program, designed to ensure high-quality substitutes in the classrooms, will be implemented in Fremont County School District 25 on March ... [more]

Eichler, city mayor for five years, dead at 84

Feb 17, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler Staff Writer:  Former Riverton Mayor William Eichler has died.
The longtime Riverton resident died Thursday, Feb. 16, at his home. He was 84 years old.
Eichler served five ... [more]

Battering tradition

Feb 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  One of the pleasures for many Americans is developing a loyalty to a college sports team and following that team through the years as a fan. It's even better ... [more]

Legislators ought to spare South Pass City from budget cuts

Feb 17, 2012 - Robert Snowden President, Friends of South Pass Buffalo:  Editor:
Recently the joint Joint Appropriations Committee of the Wyoming Legislature is asking all departments of state government to plan for a potential cut ... [more]

Entitlements make for an easy target for legislatures

Feb 17, 2012 - The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  It's easy to criticize government benefits when somebody else is receiving them. Consider the national war on "welfare" waged by Republicans.
In Missouri, ... [more]

An exercise plan for those 50 and older

Feb 17, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  As winter wanes, people become more concerned with "getting in shape."
There are a variety of ways to approach that, but I am fond of one, titled "Exercise ... [more]

Middle school announces second-quarter honor roll

Feb 17, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School has released the second-quarter honor roll of the 2011-12 school year.

GPA : 4
Eighth grade

Shanda Barlow, Thomas Beasley, ... [more]

RHS students perform at All-State

Feb 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  Students from the Riverton High School band recently returned from participating in the All-State Band in Evanston. The all state honors group consists of ... [more]

Anthony D. 'Sonny' Medicine Cloud

Feb 17, 2012 - Staff:  Anthony D. "Sonny" Medicine Cloud, 38, died at his home on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Blue Sky Hall at ... [more]

Glavis A. Reed

Feb 17, 2012 - Staff:  Former Dubois resident Glavis A. Reed, 82, of La Grande, Ore., died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, at his home in the care of his family.
A celebration of life for ... [more]


Feb 17, 2012 - Staff:  BIRTHS
A son was born to Jamie Mejia and Spencer Dolan, of Lander, at 5:14 p.m. Feb. 12, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital.

A daughter was ... [more]

Doggone determined

Feb 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  At first glance, she isn't necessarily appealing. In fact, she probably causes many to stop and stare, possibly even scoff. By normal standards, she barely ... [more]

CWC students graduate at conclusion of fall semester

Feb 17, 2012 - Staff:  Several Central Wyoming College students met the requirements for graduation at the conclusion of the fall 2011semester.
Graduating with highest honors this ... [more]

Wyoming Aglow sets workshop April 13 and 15 in Rock Springs

Feb 17, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming Aglow International is hosting a spring weekend gathering April 13 through April 15 in Rock Springs.
Registration for the conference begins at 5 p.m. ... [more]