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Six Cowboys qualify for NCAA Championships

Mar 4, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Six Cowboy wrestlers punched their ticket to the NCAA Championships and Wyoming won its third consecutive tournament title in the Western Wrestling Conference ... [more]

Day 3 - West 4-A Regional Basketball Update

Mar 3, 2012 - Staff:  UPDATE Saturday, 4:45 p.m. Riverton falls to Evanston 47-41 in the Class 4-A West championship game. The Wolverines advance to the state tournament as the ... [more]

Cowgirls tennis team downs DU

Mar 3, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE -- The 62nd ranked Wyoming Tennis team earned their sixth victory of the season with a 5-2 win against the Denver Pioneers on Friday afternoon in ... [more]

Pokes in Vegas, battle UNLV

Mar 3, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAIME - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team wraps up regular-season play with another tough road test this weekend. The Cowboys (20-9, 5-7) ... [more]

Chiefs advance to 2-A title game

Mar 3, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming Indian High School will play Lovell in the championship game of the Wyoming Class 2-A state tournament Saturday in Casper, and the Ranger will be ... [more]

Wyoming Drops 74-63 Contest at No. 17 UNLV

Mar 3, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Las Vegas (March 3, 2012) - Guards Francisco Cruz and Luke Martinez scored 16 and 15 points, respectively, but the University of Wyoming men's basketball team ... [more]

Wolverine Field seating to double

Mar 2, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  A new red, black and silver section will double the home-side seating section at Wolverine Field in Riverton, following the award of bid for the upper tier ... [more]

Authorities identify man shot by deputy

Mar 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The man shot and killed by a Fremont County Sheriff's deputy Wednesday has been identified as Michael Huff, 42, of Pavillion.
Fremont County Coroner Ed ... [more]

City to put downtown property up for sale

Mar 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted to put the former Daisy Cleaners property up for sale after demolishing the building and requiring the new owner to bring the ... [more]

Swords at play: Camelot features extended stage maneuvers

Mar 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Some people fight with words, others fight with a fist. "Camelot" director Mike Myers fights with a sword.
Trained as an actor combatant, Myers spent the ... [more]

School board notes staff changes

Mar 2, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Several staffing changes were made at the Riverton school board meeting Feb. 7, along with recognition of a Rendezvous Elementary School teacher and a Riverton ... [more]

Peter F. 'Sonny' Sherlock

Mar 2, 2012 - Staff:  Peter F. "Sonny" Sherlock, 72, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at his home on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Mr. Sherlock died from a cancerous tumor on his ... [more]

Calvin Lewis Nation

Mar 2, 2012 - Staff:  Calvin Lewis Nation, 6-day-old son of Amber Jo and John William Nation of Fremont County, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, in his parents' arms at the Intermountain ... [more]


Mar 2, 2012 - Staff:  Births
A daughter was born to Taryn and Garth Yeates Jr., of Hudson, at 3:33 a.m. Feb. 10, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 ... [more]

Bill would increase authority of Game and Fish Department

Mar 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Events on the 14th day of the Budget Session of the Wyoming Legislature:
GAME AND FISH: The House for the second time gave its approval ... [more]

Passing bill speeds along despite safety fears

Mar 2, 2012 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE (MCT) -- A bill that would let some motorists break the speed limit to pass on two-lane highways was moved to the Senate floor on Wednesday.
The ... [more]

Bill on school construction heads to Mead

Mar 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A proposal to spend about $600 million on school construction and renovations over the next two years is on its way to Gov. Matt Mead.
The ... [more]


Mar 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snowmobiler dies after crash
SHERIDAN (AP) -- A snowmobiler who crashed into a 30-foot ravine in rural Wyoming has died.
74-year-old Washington resident Larry ... [more]

Lists and rankings

Mar 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Unwanted conclusions are being drawn about, and critical attention directed at, Fremont County again because of outside analysis that has been used to generate ... [more]

Train our veterans to lead the revitalization of manufacturing

Mar 2, 2012 - By Keith D. Nosbusch, For MCT News Service:  MILWAUKEE -- President Obama has called for revitalizing U.S. manufacturing, while also promising to create 20,000 jobs for unemployed veterans. Both are ... [more]

Police need to learn how to halt violence, not protests

Mar 2, 2012 - Charles W. Rodgers, Riverton:  Editor:
I spoke by phone with Emily Etheredge, who wrote the news article "Only a Drill" (Feb. 19) to express how disturbing I found the article. She ... [more]

March's moon is the 'Full Worm'

Mar 2, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  The Full Worm Moon shines next Thursday, March 8, very early in the morning.
The moon rises at 5:51 p.m. the night before and reaches its brightest (full) at ... [more]

Jackalope Jump raises $2,100 for Special Olympics

Mar 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The "cool" event this weekend was the Jackalope Jump where participants willingly jumped into a pool of freezing water to raise money for Special Olympics. ... [more]

Five seniors selected for UW Trustees scholarships

Mar 2, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Five Riverton High School seniors have been selected for University of Wyoming Trustees Scholarships this year.
This is an unprecedented number of RHS ... [more]


Mar 2, 2012 - Staff:  UW fall graduates
The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Fremont County at the completion of the 2011 fall ... [more]

RHS boys booked for 4-A state tournament

Mar 2, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  UPDATE Saturday, 4:45 p.m. Riverton falls to Evanston 47-41 in Class 4-A West championship game. Wolverines enter state as the second seed from the West, and ... [more]

Riverton girls poised for upset; fall late

Mar 2, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  They led after the first quarter. And they led after the second quarter. And they still led after the third quarter.
In their home gym with a supportive band ... [more]

Lander boys, girls start regional tourney well

Mar 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School came up on top in a pair of opening-round basketball games at the Class 3-A West regional tournament on Thursday in Jackson.
The ... [more]

Balanced Chiefs open with big win

Mar 2, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  UPDATE: Wyoming Indian High School will play Lovell for the Class 2-A title game Saturday night in Casper, and the Ranger will be there. Look for full coverage ... [more]

KW girls oust Green River to advance to 4-A semifinal

Mar 2, 2012 - Staff:  Emily Chuman's game-high 14 points paced the Casper Kelly Walsh girls to a 42-33 first-round win in the Class 4-A West basketball regional at Wolverine Gym in ... [more]