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Rustler women open Region IX vs. Western

Mar 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Serol Stauffenberg isn't afraid of the draw Central Wyoming College has at 3 p.m. Saturday vs. Western Nebraska in the Region IX women's basketball ... [more]

Lander boys stay alive at state with Buffalo victory

Mar 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Note: Lander lost its final game at the state tournament Friday morning 47-38 to Powell in the fifth pace consolation game. Look for details in Sunday's ... [more]

Oaks and C'Bearing pace RHS scoring at state indoor track

Mar 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The distance pair of Riverton High School runners Jillian C'Bearing and Alexis Oaks scored all 22 points for the Wolverines at the state indoor track meet in ... [more]

Cold-shooting Tigers lose first-rounder to Wheatland

Mar 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Note: Lander bounced back to beat Buffalo 60-46 in consolation play Thursday in Casper. The Tigers will now play Powell at 10:30 a.m. at Kelly Walsh ... [more]

Cowgirls down TCU 61-44 to open tournament

Mar 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team (12-16 overall) advanced out of the first round of the Mountain West for only the fourth time with a 61-44 win over the TCU ... [more]

Paul T. Montz

Mar 8, 2012 - Staff:  Memorial services for Paul T. Montz, of Riverton, are Saturday, March 10, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Riverton. Richard Reed will ... [more]


Mar 8, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths

Memorial services for Paul T. Montz, 92, of Riverton, are at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in ... [more]

Casino hotel has ceremony on Friday

Mar 8, 2012 - Staff:  The Wind River Casino is hosting the grand opening of its new hotel this Friday, March 9.
A ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. will kick off the celebration. ... [more]

University's plaza developer reports financial difficulties

Mar 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE (AP) -- The developer of the University of Wyoming Plaza is in financial trouble.
Grand Avenue Land Partners LLC, of Fort Collins, Colo., formed in ... [more]

Simplifying can eliminate stressful days

Mar 8, 2012 - Staff:  Question -- "I'm working all the time, how can I turn off?"
-- Donna, Cheyenne
Answer -- Ahh, the simple life. The weekend brings a sigh of ... [more]

Ready to adjourn

Mar 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  This has been a relatively painless session of the Wyoming Legislature. Not every bill has passed via smiling affirmation and applause, mind you, but there ... [more]

Sanctions are hitting Iran hard; give them a chance to work for a bit longer

Mar 8, 2012 - By The Dallas Morning News Services:  The last time Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Barack Obama at the White House, tensions were palpable, and their points of ... [more]

His life, so his computer

Mar 8, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  "Healthy people aren't interesting," says television's Dr. Drew Pinsky. "Drama is always about sick people."
Sick in some way, I suppose. And by that ... [more]

Treaties with tribes are the supreme law of the land

Mar 8, 2012 - Diana Mitchell, Riverton:  Editor:
I am responding to the letter "Government should not try to mix oil and water in law." People living on or near reservations should know about ... [more]

Funds eliminated for Healthy Frontiers

Mar 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Supporters of a fledgling Wyoming program that offers health insurance to low-income people say state lawmakers didn't give it a fair trial ... [more]

Mead signs bill aimed a ending wolf protections

Mar 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill aimed at ending federal protections for wolves in Wyoming.
The new law signed Wednesday allows trophy hunting ... [more]


Mar 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  House sends on workplace safety bill
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A proposal aimed at increasing workplace safety in Wyoming through voluntary inspections is on its way to ... [more]

Judge says murder case in child death can proceed

Mar 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A judge ruled that prosecutors do not need to provide more information to the defense team concerning allegations that a Riverton man killed a baby in ... [more]

City changing rules, fees for dog owners

Mar 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton dog owners will now be required to register their pets through the animal adoption center. The registration will be effective for three years from ... [more]

Stoehr pleads guilty to sexual abuse charge; graphic evidence heard

Mar 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Editor's note: The following story contains graphic material taken Thursday from testimony in an open courtroom. It might not be appropriate for all ... [more]

Sheriff mum on details of big search near Ethete

Mar 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker confirmed that multiple agencies launched an investigation Tuesday at a residence on the Wind River Indian Reservation, ... [more]

Firemen extinguish car fire Thursday

Mar 8, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Volunteer Firefighter Bob Schamber sprayed water on the engine compartment of a Nissan 200 owned by Riverton High School student Morgan Robinson.
The ... [more]

Teams battle for city league title

Mar 8, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody Emerick and the County 10 Riverton men's city league basketball team won the title game 71-56 over the True Warriors Wednesday night at Rustler Gym. Shane ... [more]

Riverton Wolverines fall in state first round

Mar 8, 2012 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Despite leading by nine at halftime and by as many as 11 in the third quarter, the Riverton Wolverines fell in their first-round state game against Cheyenne ... [more]

Super breaks

Mar 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The modern English vernacular has in the past 20 years or so come to include the term Super Tuesday, and it has nothing to do with a football game.
It's the ... [more]

Riverton finds road back to Class 4-A state tournament

Mar 7, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's been a long time since a Riverton Wolverine boys basketball team has been to the state Class 4-A tournament. It's been even longer since RHS won a game ... [more]

CWC ends regular year at 20-10

Mar 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College reached the 20-win milestone Saturday night, picking up a 78-60 men's basketball victory over Laramie County Community College in ... [more]

Pokes open MWC play against UNLV

Mar 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming men's basketball team starts play at the 2012 Conoco Mountain West Basketball Championships on Thursday in Las Vegas with ... [more]

Governor inks bill to bring clean water to rural Pavillion

Mar 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday signed legislation that received final approval by state lawmakers this month to allocate $750,000 in funding for installing cisterns ... [more]

Voting rights case is 'done and done,' says Varn

Mar 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn on Tuesday said the opportunity for appealing a recent ruling in the lawsuit that radically changed the area's commission ... [more]