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Requiem influences spring showcase at CWC

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  John Rutter's "Requiem," a seven-movement work for choir, an instrumental ensemble and a soprano soloist, will be the feature at the annual Central Wyoming ... [more]

CWC students win at model U.N. program

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  A delegation from Central Wyoming College won top honors at the Wyoming Model United Nations held at the University of Wyoming on April 20-21.
Forensics ... [more]

Digest

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  CWC club's powwow is May 5
The annual Central Wyoming College Powwow, sponsored by the United Tribes Club, is set for Saturday, May 5, at school's ... [more]

BLM prepares tree-thinning project

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  The Bureau of Land Management's Lander Field Office is seeking public comments on a plan to conduct a limber pine and juniper thinning project on Crooks ... [more]

The way it was: Destructive Lander windstorm, 1996

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  No one who lives in Lander would use "windy" to describe the climate, but residents also know that spring always brings a couple of ferocious windstorms, as ... [more]

Kristopher A. Snyder

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  Kristopher A. Snyder died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at his home in Riverton. He was 27.
Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Davis Funeral Home of ... [more]

Margaret L. Hixson

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  Funeral services for Margaret L. "Peggy" Hixson, 72, of Pavillion, were at 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, at 105 W. Pavillion Road, Pavillion. Her six daughters gave ... [more]

Herbert J. Johnson

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  Herbert J. "Bud" Johnson, 81, of Lander, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital.
No services will be held.
Herbert Joseph Johnson was ... [more]

Dean Knight

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  Dean Knight, 75, who made his home in Jeffrey City and Riverton several times over the past 35 years, died Saturday, April 21, 2012, in Great Falls, Mont., ... [more]

Danny L. Baker

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  Danny L. Baker died Monday, April 23, 2012, at his home in Riverton.
He was 62 years old.
There will be no services.
Danny L. Baker was born Sept. 15, 1949, ... [more]

Fires, not floods

Apr 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Mother Nature is likely to present a different challenge this season

If it's not one thing it's another.
Fremont County is relieved, no doubt, to ... [more]

Who passes the Gerry Ford test?

Apr 29, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  It was rightly said of President Harry Truman that he liked being Harry Truman: He was comfortable being Harry Truman; he never thought about being anybody ... [more]

Student teaching at age 22

Apr 29, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Looking back with 20/20 hindsight garnered over a third of a century, it's easy to see the folly in the education curriculum offered by the University of ... [more]

Sales tax initiative an insult to constituents and consumer

Apr 29, 2012 - Tracy Mitchell, Crowheart:  Editor:
As the November election approaches, municipal leaders will be accosting voters to support a 25 percent sales tax increase for their share of ... [more]

Wolverines score twice early for 2-0 win over Kelly Walsh

Apr 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  If you happened to be just a minute late to Saturday's Riverton-Casper Kelly Walsh Class 4-A West boys soccer match, then you missed Riverton's first goal.
If ... [more]

RHS girls drill two rebounds, then hang on with 2-1 win over

Apr 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  In soccer, as in basketball, offensive rebounds can turn into easy scores.
That was the case Saturday in Casper as Marcia Ashdown fired two left-footed shots ... [more]

Split ends Lady Tigers' home season

Apr 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School girls soccer coach Dean Schaff was satisfied with the way his team played in a 2-1 overtime win vs. Powell on Friday, and the same ... [more]

Tigers sweep Panthers, Broncs

Apr 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Everything is starting to click for Lander Valley High School in the final few weeks of the boys soccer season.
The Tigers blanked Cody 4-0 on Saturday after ... [more]

Weather shortens Bobcat Invite Friday

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  The Bobcat Invite at Hot Springs County High School in Thermopolis has a reputation as the meet with the most-reliable weather of any in northwest ... [more]

Pokes Stewart and Parish finish top-25 Cougar Classic

Apr 28, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  PROVO, Utah-(April 28, 2012)-The University of Wyoming Cowboy golf team shot their second-best round of the season of 288 (E) on Saturday, in the final round ... [more]

Mann sets UW heptathlon record

Apr 28, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  University of Wyoming sophomore Jenna Mann had one of her most successful days Friday, as she turned in one of the best performances in school history for the ... [more]

Cowgirl tennis: Popovici, Synkova named MW all-conference

Apr 27, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Two members of the Wyoming Cowgirl Tennis Team were recognized on Thursday as the Mountain West announced the 2012 All-Conference Team. The MW awards are ... [more]

Friday RHS soccer, track rescheduled to Monday

Apr 27, 2012 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Because of high winds in the forecast, the Riverton-Casper Natrona soccer matches have been rescheduled from Friday, April 27, to Monday, April 30, according ... [more]

To the word

Apr 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  We're grateful for the mission of National Book Night and Poem in Your Pocket Day

This week brought two exceptionally well-intentioned observances, ... [more]

Playing with telemarketers

Apr 27, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  This is not an invitation, but I enjoy telemarketing calls.
By that I mean I enjoy playing around with the telemarketers. I enjoy wasting their time.
I know ... [more]

Three buckles for Stoll at R.S. rodeo

Apr 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The second step of the spring rodeo season was a strong one for Fremont County athletes Saturday and Sunday in Rock Springs. The county had individual winners ... [more]

WIHS Lady Chief star Hill signs to play hoops at CWC

Apr 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg likes how Wyoming Indian senior Anneshia Hill handles herself on the court and ... [more]

RHS continues spring golf season

Apr 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Five Riverton High School freshman boys are making progress during the spring golf season.
The Wolverines finished second-place in the team standings last ... [more]

WHSAA delays five-class reclassification decision

Apr 27, 2012 - From staff and wire reports:  The Wyoming High School Activities Association board of directors has delayed its reclassification process by one year.
The move Tuesday came as a result of ... [more]

Building commission needs lesson in civility

Apr 27, 2012 - Doug Watford, Cheyenne:  Editor:
I would encourage everyone, at every opportunity, to attend as many government meetings as they can in order to get a glimpse of the true character of ... [more]