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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]

Digest

Apr 1, 2012 - Staff:  Flags at half staff in Youtz's honor
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has ordered the State of Wyoming flag be flown at half staff at the Capitol building in Cheyenne ... [more]

Don't wait to register boats, G&F advises

Apr 1, 2012 - Staff:  The ice is breaking up on Wyoming's lakes, reservoirs and rivers, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department advises boaters that now is a good time to register ... [more]

CWC, UW partner on grant to enhance international studies

Apr 1, 2012 - By Bridget Wilson, University of Wyoming:  The University of Wyoming and Central Wyoming College are collaborating with community colleges across the state to extend international studies opportunities ... [more]

Leader hopes bias crime training helped alter attitudes

Apr 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  With the Northern Arapaho Tribe and other American Indian groups, they carry the name "two-spirited."
They are the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual ... [more]

Hewitt G. Youtz

Apr 1, 2012 - Staff:  Hewitt G. Youtz former Wyoming state senator and one of Wyoming's last living World War II P-38 fighter pilots, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Riverton ... [more]

Charlie Miller

Apr 1, 2012 - Staff:  Lifelong Fremont County resident Charlie Miller, 95, died Monday, March 26, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Ina M. Johnson

Apr 1, 2012 - Staff:  Ina M. Johnson, 82, died Monday, March 19, 2012, at her home in Riverton with family at her side.
Cremation has taken place and a private family celebration ... [more]

Worm composting has cut family's waste to next to nothing

Apr 1, 2012 - By Alexandra Cokar, Laramie Boomerang:  LARAMIE (AP) -- Erika Babbitt-Rogers used to go to the city landfill a couple of times a year to get rid of her household waste. Then, a few years ago, she read ... [more]

State's rig count dips by two

Apr 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON (AP) -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. is up by 11 this week to 1,979.
The Houston-based oilfield services ... [more]

Late goal costs LVHS Tigers

Apr 1, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Buffalo scored with two minutes left to play Saturday afternoon in a boys soccer game to pull out a 2-1 victory over Lander Valley High School.
Charlie ... [more]

Three winners for Wolverines at Roy Peck

Apr 1, 2012 - Staff:  Note: Click here for the complete Roy Peck Track Meet results. The meet was held Saturday, March ... [more]

Wolverines down NC; tie KW 1-1 Saturday

Apr 1, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The yellow crossbar of the football goalpost on the south end of Wolverine Field is two feet higher than the white top crossbar of the soccer goal on the ... [more]