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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]

Lady Wolverines can't get first Class 4-A West win

Apr 1, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Alexis Oaks and the Riverton High School Lady Wolverines heard the sound that attacking soccer players hate to hear -- the clanking of the post -- as her shot ... [more]

Jim Brandenburg keeps mum on Wyoming departure

Apr 1, 2012 - By Bob Hammond, Laramie Boomerang:  LARAMIE -- Jim Brandenburg leaves the University of Wyoming for San Diego State.
Exactly 25 years ago today (March 24, 1987) that message came through, sending ... [more]

Lander girls lead early but fall to Buffalo; down Rawlins

Apr 1, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Buffalo put in three unanswered goals to post a 3-1 victory Saturday afternoon, snapping a three-game soccer winning streak for the Lander Valley High School ... [more]

Accused officer's attorney argues for dismissal

Mar 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A defense attorney for a Riverton police officer is pushing for the dismissal of a charge that accuses the officer of being a hazard while off-duty and under ... [more]

Police use beanbag weapon on armed man

Mar 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities say they were forced to use a specialized shotgun that uses beanbag "bullets" when a suicidal man came after officers early Tuesday.
Riverton ... [more]

Airborne ambulance services raising questions

Mar 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A recent influx of air ambulance services in Fremont County is creating confusion about which company emergency personnel should call when a patient needs ... [more]


Mar 30, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths

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 ... [more]

Little-known presidential candidate visits

Mar 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Long-shot presidential candidate Randall Terry stopped by Riverton on Monday to encourage Wyoming voters to nominate him for president in the Democratic Caucus ... [more]

Per capita income up in Wyoming

Mar 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  (AP) -- Personal income in Wyoming was over $47,000 per capita in 2011, placing the state sixth highest in a national ranking.
Jim Robinson, economist with ... [more]

National Elk Refuge ends supplemental feeding early

Mar 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON (AP) -- The supplemental feeding program for elk at the National Elk Refuge in Jackson was shorter than usual this year.
The refuge ended its feeding ... [more]

Constitution Party approved for spot on Wyoming ballot

Mar 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Secretary of State Max Maxfield says the Constitution Party has gained access to Wyoming's general election ballot this fall.
Maxfield says ... [more]


Mar 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Missing woman's body found
GILLETTE (AP) -- Searchers have found the body of a Gillette woman who has been missing since Monday, and no foul play is ... [more]

Tough to watch

Mar 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  If you haven't seen them already, you will soon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new national advertising campaign, the subject ... [more]

Riverton will get 'gypped' on new county districts

Mar 30, 2012 - Warren K. Sideley, Riverton:  Editor:
On this issue of new districts for county commissioners, I
assume the commissioners, the county clerk or whoever is going to make the final decision ... [more]

Health care and the campaign

Mar 30, 2012 - By Michael A. Memoli and Paul West MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Even before the Supreme Court heard arguments about the constitutionality of the federal health care law, President Barack Obama's campaign had ... [more]

No, I'm not a big fan of April Fools' Day

Mar 30, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Sunday is the infamous April Fools' Day -- that day when friends and family primary purpose is to trick you, make a fool of you.
I don't like April Fools' ... [more]

Meridian Trust offering $2,000 in scholarships

Mar 30, 2012 - Staff:  CHEYENNE -- Students planning to attend either the University of Wyoming or one of Wyoming's community colleges in the fall have an opportunity to earn a ... [more]

Ratliff honored for 65 years of service to the American Legion

Mar 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton resident Jack Ratliff was honored for serving 65 years in the American Legion. For his membership, Ratliff, 86, received a pin and plaque March 15 in ... [more]

Strong small-school field set for Roy Peck

Mar 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dubois junior Rachel Leseberg has demonstrated she is one of the top track and field athletes in Class 1-A track and field in her first two years at the high ... [more]