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Pokes hope to continue in postseason against Washington St.

Mar 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- After claiming its first postseason win since 2003, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team looks to continue that momentum when the Cowboys ... [more]

Pokes finish with two top seven NCAA wrestlers

Mar 18, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Two University of Wyoming wrestlers finished competition at the NCAA Championships on Saturday in St. Louis, bringing home two top-seven finishes.
First, ... [more]

Two UW wrestlers earn All-America honors

Mar 16, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Joe LeBlanc became Wyoming's first ever four-time All-American

What started out as a tough day for the University of Wyoming wrestling team ... [more]

RHS girls, boys open track season at Natrona

Mar 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School has about 60 track and field athletes preparing for the 2012 season. The Wolverines have been working on different events since March ... [more]

Hudson killings were planned days ahead of time, court hears

Mar 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Co-defendants involved in the Hudson double homicide said plotting of the crimes started days before they were actually committed.
Police say Samantha June ... [more]

Rustlers ready for spring rodeo

Mar 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lacey Tech, Traci Hinman, Jacalyn Walker and Devin Nicholls pushed Central Wyoming College to first place in the Central Rocky Mountain rodeo regional ... [more]

Recovery looks strong in Wyoming, neighbors

Mar 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Higher fuel prices haven't slowed the economy much in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states.
The monthly survey of rural bankers ... [more]

Dental lesson - horse style

Mar 16, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  It is not every day you get your teeth cleaned standing outside with a class of middle school students observing. For Tori the horse, the procedure was nothing ... [more]

Change of plea accepted in exchange for future cooperation in drug case

Mar 16, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The former owner of Austin's Steakhouse in Riverton pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to deliver cocaine under a deal that requires him to provide ... [more]

Another DUI saturation patrol set for Saturday

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County law enforcement officers will be out in force on St. Patrick's Day this Saturday March 17, conducting the third countywide saturation patrol ... [more]

North Platte releases to benefit spawning habitat

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  CASPER (AP) -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says fishermen should be on the lookout for high water on the North Platte River in early April.
Game and ... [more]

Digest

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  Cheyenne a finalist for data center
DOUGLAS (AP) -- The Wyoming Business Council says Cheyenne is one of two finalists for a proposed $112 million data center ... [more]

The third-graders

Mar 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Wyoming Legislature is taking an assertive and positive step toward improving public education in the state by requiring that classrooms in our public ... [more]

End of the owl story

Mar 16, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Two years ago I wrote frequently in this column about a real-time webcam I was watching of an owl box in San Marcos, Calif.
The host, Carlos Royal, wife Donna ... [more]

State correct to observe Constitution Literacy Week

Mar 16, 2012 - Susan Heermann, Riverton:  Editor:
As members of Fremont Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution we take great pride in preserving the U.S. Constitution ... [more]

Phister and Long to wed March 24

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  Scott and Amy Phister, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kelly Phister to Michael Long, son of Tony and Kris Long, of ... [more]

Schrock and Gaudern wed Dec. 8

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  Paul and Leilani Schrock of Riverton are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Amanda M. Schrock to Brandon Gaudern son of Tim Gaudern of Riverton ... [more]

Yates, Traina marry Oct. 15

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  Brian Yates and Lauren Traina were married in a lovely candelight ceremony October 15, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. Lily Ana Sarg officiated the ceremony. The ... [more]

Sheldon promoted to lieutenant colonel

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  Maj. Jeromie K. Sheldon was promoted to lieutenant colonel March 5 at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Sheldon is a special actions officer for the ... [more]

RHS speakers to nationals

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School speakers compiled a stellar record as last weekend's National Forensic League District Tournament hosted by RHS.
Five Riverton ... [more]

Former drummer for the Doobie Brothers dies

Mar 16, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Michael Hossack, 65, the drummer for the Doobie Brothers during the band's heyday in the early 1970s, died Monday at his home in Dubois.
The band's manager, ... [more]

J.H. "Jake" Jacobs

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  J. H. "Jake" Jacobs, 94, of Powell, and father of Amy Mayes, of Riverton, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at the Powell Valley Healthcare Center.
Graveside ... [more]

Couple to give a 'Meet the Samaritan' presentation

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  "Meet the Samaritan" is the title of a presentation by Kurt and Susanne Schafli of Riverton set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the Little Theater at ... [more]

Firefighters respond to grass fire

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Volunteer firefighters responded to a controlled burn out of
control at 115 Hutchinson Road at noon Thursday. The fire that
destroyed this ... [more]

Today

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  Clarification
Central Wyoming College sponsored the March 10 local food producers fair.

Births
BLACKBURN

A son was born to Betty Jo ... [more]

Wyoming Battles Conditions on First Day of Bison Challenge

Mar 16, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Las Vegas (March 16, 2012) - Senior Juanita Rico sits tied for fifth and the University of Wyoming women's golf team is seventh in the team standings after the ... [more]

Two new arrests announced linked to Hudson deaths

Mar 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Police arrested two more suspects in connection with the Hudson double homicides, robbery and arson case.
Fremont County Capt. Ryan Lee said authorities ... [more]

Tribes to join EPA for more Pavillion testing

Mar 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes are partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state to conduct further groundwater ... [more]

Survey shows good attitude among residents; recycle program gaining ground

Mar 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Sixty percent of people living in Riverton feel as if Wyoming is going in the right direction, according to a recent survey conducted by the Wyoming ... [more]

Expansion at Brunton promises 50 new jobs

Mar 15, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Riverton-based Brunton Outdoor Group announced that it had returned manufacturing of a line of compasses to Riverton, a move that is expected to create about ... [more]