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April 13 deadline for UW's new sci camp

Mar 14, 2012 - Staff:  The University of Wyoming is among 20 sites nationwide selected to host an all-expenses-paid science camp offered to increase math and science interest among ... [more]

Webb named to Class 4-A All-State basketball team

Mar 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Wolverine junior Xavier Webb has been named to the Class 4-A all-state basketball team and is one of four Riverton girls and boys basketball players ... [more]

Lady Rustlers end season with nice Region IX run

Mar 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Otero Junior College stopped the remarkable run by Central Wyoming College, winning 66-53 in a semifinal game Monday night in the Region IX women's ... [more]

Hoping one of the best ever likes Bronco orange

Mar 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  My fingers are crossed. My toes are crossed. The few hairs that I have left on my head are crossed. I don't want to lose $0. I want to end up winning $50.
And ... [more]

Late mistakes cost Rustlers in Region IX

Mar 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Curtis Condie used a rare zone defense vs. Northeastern Colorado on Saturday night in the opening round of the ... [more]

Pokes host ND State in CBI; honor Sailors Wednesday

Mar 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt sees nothing to be ashamed of by playing in the College Basketball Invitational tournament.
"There are ... [more]

Resident asks city to back upgrade to skate park

Mar 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton resident David Lain loves to skateboard, and he wants to use that love to improve the city.
Lain has been using the skate park since 2004, and on ... [more]

Two more murder suspects nabbed

Mar 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities on Monday night made two more arrests in connection with the arson and related homicides of Eric Clinton Likes and Elva Charlotte Quiver in Hudson ... [more]

Food fair backs the local market

Mar 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Organizers of Saturday's 2012 Local Food Fair at Central Wyoming College said the event was a success with more than 300 attendees browsing the products of ... [more]

County officials question $70,000 surgery for inmate

Mar 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners have expressed concern about taxpayers being responsible for a jail inmate getting gall bladder surgery at a cost of ... [more]

Hearings start on fed shale plan

Mar 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SILT, Colo. (AP) -- The federal government held the first of several public meetings on plans for oil shale development on public lands that would keep activity ... [more]

Hot Springs County moves forward on plan for airport

Mar 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  (AP) -- Hot Springs County commissioners have signed a memorandum of agreement over land to build a new airport.
The general aviation airport, which would be ... [more]


Mar 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Firemen make more than chiefs
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Overtime pay pushed the income of two Cheyenne firefighters above the mayor, fire chief and police chief last ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Breezy, sunny, warm March weather is here in force. The weekend weather was superb, and it is carrying over into the new week.
Spring is, officially, still a ... [more]

'Camelot' on CWC stage led to flood of memories

Mar 13, 2012 - Jean Kenwitter, Riverton:  Editor:
I so enjoyed the recent production of "Camelot" by the Central Wyoming College theater department, which I understand included many community ... [more]

Santorum maps out a miracle

Mar 13, 2012 - By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- A political tip sheet for the rest of us outside the Washington Beltway:

SANTORUM'S YELLOW BRICK ROAD. Rick Santorum says his road to ... [more]

Rachel O. Ratliff

Mar 13, 2012 - Staff:  Rachel O. Ratliff, 83, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at her home in Riverton.
Memorial services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Davis Funeral Home ... [more]

Mary C. Warenski

Mar 13, 2012 - Staff:  Memorial services for Mary C. Warenski, 75, of Riverton, are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Pastor Ian McFarland of the ... [more]

Georgia A. Scott

Mar 13, 2012 - Staff:  Memorial services for Georgia A. Scott, 82, were Tuesday, March 13, at the Owl Creek Apartments in Riverton.
Mrs. Scott died Friday, March 9, 2012.
Georgia ... [more]


Mar 13, 2012 - Staff:  BIRTHS

A son was born to Michelle and Richard Seabolt, of Riverton, at 10:19 a.m. Feb. 27, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Six Cowboy wrestlers heading to NCAA Championships

Mar 13, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  With the final brackets and seeding settled, the six University of Wyoming wrestlers heading to the NCAA Championships now can see how they stack up against ... [more]

Central women fall to Otero Junior College

Mar 12, 2012 - Staff:  The Central Wyoming College Lady Rustlers fell to Otero Junior College 66-53 in the semi-finals of the Region IX Women's Basketball Tournament in Casper Monday ... [more]

The investigation

Mar 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  An element of shock accompanied the news last week that a Fremont County Sheriff's deputy had, during a confrontation with a man wielding a knife, shot and ... [more]

Don't ignore the public in the new Shoshone forest plan

Mar 11, 2012 - Nick Dobric, Lander:  After 257 people took the time to comment in support of additional wilderness on the Shoshone National Forest plan revision, the few people given a seat at the ... [more]

Face it, GOP, the auto bailout worked

Mar 11, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Of Margaret Thatcher's British administration, this compliment was paid: "The government has a heroic commitment to hard-nosed pragmatism" -- by which each ... [more]

What the Disney myth didn't say

Mar 11, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  The recent warm days, along with the advent of high winds, have me worried about our apple crop.
My grandfather spent many anguished hours trying to get nut ... [more]

Murder suspect in court: Found lighter led to arrest

Mar 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities believe Eric Likes and Elva Quiver were stabbed numerous times and died before Ethete teen Laziur Stephen Hanway Jr. set fire to their Hudson ... [more]

Romney sews up victory in Republican state caucus

Mar 11, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Republican front-runner Mitt Romney won the presidential delegate vote in caucusing at Wyoming's county conventions Saturday, picking up seven of 12 ... [more]

County GOP hammers out platform positions in convention

Mar 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Republicans on Saturday rejected a proposal to ban alcohol sales locally while questioning the federal government's role in health care and ... [more]

Tribes asked to finalize plan to take over trash sites

Mar 11, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation are offering to take over management of the county trash transfers stations on the reservation.
The Fremont ... [more]