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Three double winners for RHS at Worland D&D track invitational

Apr 4, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jillian C'Bearing, Sheridan Smith and Kole Stewart were double winners for Riverton High School Tuesday afternoon at the D&D Invitational track and field ... [more]

Rustlers ride at CSU rodeo

Apr 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Colton Miller and Charlie Kogianes produced a one-two finish in the saddle bronc competition, putting Central Wyoming College second in the men's team ... [more]

Goat-tyers lead women

Apr 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College scored all of its points in the goat-tying event on Sunday to place fourth in the women's team standings.
The Rustlers earned 230 ... [more]

March warmest on books locally

Apr 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Last month was the warmest March on record for the two largest municipalities in Fremont County and several cities nationwide.
According to the National ... [more]

If we're able to watch, our phone may be off the hook

Apr 3, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  I had no trouble answering the poll question on the streaming sports talk show yesterday.
"If you could only pick one, which would you watch? The NCAA ... [more]

CWC board meetings to be streamed live, but not recorded

Apr 3, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  After a couple of months of tests and talks, the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has decided to stream its monthly meetings live on the college's ... [more]

Bridal expo showed off county resources

Apr 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Candace Warren spent the majority of her Saturday morning finalizing details for her outdoor wedding in July. The Riverton bride stopped by the Wind River ... [more]

Air quality testing at Pavillion shows no immediate problems

Apr 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Preliminary review of results from an air monitoring station in an area several miles east of Pavillion did not reveal pollution levels exceeding federal ... [more]

Prairie dog transplant questioned

Apr 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE (AP) -- Some Campbell County residents say they are concerned about plans by the U.S. Forest Service to transplant prairie dogs from one part of the ... [more]

Wyoming man to lead Colorado review team

Apr 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER (AP) -- Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest supervisor William Bass will lead a four-person review team that will examine the prescribed burn that ... [more]

Digest

Apr 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Driver of runaway truck killed
BUFFALO (AP) -- A tractor-trailer hauling a load of bentonite jack-knifed and went over a 300-foot embankment near Buffalo, ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Moderate in March
We're in a new month now, and a look back at the previous one recalls days of remarkable warmth. Reporter Christina George looked ... [more]

Raising a shtrong objection

Apr 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  During an NCAA women's basketball tournament game over the weekend, one of the announcers mentioned that a point guard was having a good day at the free-throw ... [more]

School teacher case appears to show 'two sets of rules'

Apr 3, 2012 - Raelle Herbert, Riverton:  Editor:
I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw the punishment handed down to the Riverton school teacher who pleaded guilty to sexually molesting a ... [more]

Cecelia Velarde

Apr 3, 2012 - Staff:  Cecelia Velarde, 81, died Wednesday, March 28, at Westward Heights Nursing Home in Lander.
Memorial services were Tuesday, April 3, at The Holy Rosary ... [more]

Felicia M. WallowingBull

Apr 3, 2012 - Staff:  Felicia M. WallowingBull, 43, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at the Riverstone Hospice Home in Billings, Mont.
Evening services were Monday, March 26, at the ... [more]

Today

Apr 3, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BUNN

Ricky E. Bunn, 58, died Sunday, April 1, at his home in Riverton. No services will be held at this time. Inurnment will be in the Oregon ... [more]

Cowgirl tennis squad rebounds; downs Boise State 4-3

Apr 2, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  In their only match of the week, the 56th ranked Wyoming Tennis team (10-7 overall, 2-1 MW) earned a 4-3 victory over the Boise State Broncos on Saturday ... [more]

Cowboys, Cowgirls both go 3-1 in track duals

Apr 2, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The University of Wyoming men's and women's track and field teams earned six combined dual victories Saturday in the Fum McGraw Quadrangular on the campus of ... [more]

Cowgirl soccer 2-1 in spring play

Apr 2, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The Wyoming Cowgirl soccer team is halfway through its spring season and has posted a 2-1 record, while outscoring its opponents 5-1. The Cowgirls have hosted ... [more]

Kids behind bars

Apr 1, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Putting children in jail is an unsavory prospect. Sometimes, however, it is necessary. Fremont County has a juvenile detention component at the detention ... [more]

Bear spray usually has instant effect; a gunshot might not

Apr 1, 2012 - Lear Trovich, Lander:  Editor:
I agree to the utmost with the studies showing that a gun is not necessarily the best way for the average person to protect himself, or herself, in ... [more]

Are we citizens, or just consumers?

Apr 1, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  In 2007, my friend and colleague on "PBS NewsHour," Jim Lehrer, interviewed President George W. Bush and asked the following question about the U.S. wars then ... [more]

Future Shock at the register

Apr 1, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  One of the more memorable episodes of my early teaching career came in the weekly sessions of "Men's Night" every Wednesday in Lusk.
By default I joined the ... [more]

Tribe says eagle permit a sham, refiles complaint

Apr 1, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming tribe that received the nation's first federal permit allowing members to kill bald eagles for religious purposes renewed a legal ... [more]

Process moves District 21 unification closer

Apr 1, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Boundary Board met to solicit public comments for the school district's request to become a K-12 educational system.
"We need the citizens' ... [more]

Turning loss into art

Apr 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Riverton native Andy Wempen watched his sister, Michelle Duty-Wempen, battle and finally succumb to breast cancer in April 2007.
The experience affected him ... [more]

Police: Passing stopped school bus is illegal

Apr 1, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  After several violations were reported, the Fremont County Sheriff's Office wants to remind motorists that it is illegal to pass a stopped school bus with its ... [more]

Severe weather spotter training set for Riverton

Apr 1, 2012 - Staff:  The National Weather Service in Riverton is seeking people interested in learning about identifying and reporting important thunderstorm characteristics during ... [more]

Magazine lists Dubois as top western town

Apr 1, 2012 - Staff:  The honors just keep rolling in for Dubois. In an article in the March/April issue of "American Cowboy Magazine" Dubois was recognized as one of "The Best ... [more]