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Tiger booters healing up over Easter break

Apr 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School boys soccer coach Dan Howlett has faith his squad is only going to get better in the second half of the 2012 season.
The Tigers are ... [more]

Five county players named to all-state basketball honors

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Three Fremont County boys Class 2-A basketball players, and two girls have been named to the all-state roster.
The Wind River combination of Tyson Lone Bear ... [more]

Painter Thomas Kinkade dead at 54

Apr 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Artist Thomas Kinkade once said that he had something in common with Walt Disney and Norman Rockwell: He wanted to make people happy.
And ... [more]

Gentle duties

Apr 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Editor's note: A version of this Easter editorial was published most recently in 2006.
Ask a grown-up to recall a favorite childhood holiday. Chances ... [more]

Perry already pointing to 2016?

Apr 8, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Rick Perry's appearance as the Republican speaker at Washington's annual Gridiron dinner gave the Texas governor an opportunity to start rehabilitating his ... [more]

Warping the role of the military

Apr 8, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  One of my clearest memories came as an 8-year old hunting quail with my dad, my grandfather and my great uncle in the Arkansas woods.
I was finally big enough ... [more]

Shooting of local man by county deputy deserved more notice

Apr 8, 2012 - Fred Nelson, Riverton:  Editor:
A few weeks ago a Fremont County law enforcement officer fatally shot an individual in Pavillion. That incident barely made local news.
Then, more ... [more]

Wyoming tracksters sweep multi-event titles At Air Force

Apr 7, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  It was a successful day for the University of Wyoming track and field program as two student-athletes won their respective events in Colorado Springs, ... [more]

Rulon Gardner slimming down for final shot

Apr 7, 2012 - Associated Press:  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- In less than two years, former Olympic gold medalist Rulon Gardner, who grew up in Star Valley, Wyoming, has nearly dropped the 200 ... [more]

UW hosts Cowgirl Golf Classic, Aug. 9-11, in Arizona

Apr 6, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - The Wyoming women's golf team enters the homestretch of the 2011-12 season by hosting the sixth-annual Cowgirl Classic at the picturesque Ocotillo ... [more]

County athletes collect hardware at WR Invite

Apr 6, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The Lovell boys and girls swept the team completion, but Wind River sophomore Josee Vogel had the outstanding individual performances of the day ... [more]

Phillies and Red Sox my faves for World Series

Apr 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez need to produce huge offensive numbers this year if the Colorado Rockies want enjoy a ride into the baseball ... [more]

RPD officer not guilty in charges from last summer

Apr 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A jury in Lander on Thursday deliberated for about 40 minutes to determine that an off-duty Riverton police officer is not guilty of being intoxicated and ... [more]

City denies bid to change zoning on vacant plot

Apr 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has rejected the rezoning of the Fuechsel property near the Spencer subdivision in north Riverton.
The petitioner, Jeffery Fuechsel, ... [more]

Deer population at center of G&F talks with county residents

Apr 6, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game & Fish officials met hunters and landowners March 28 in Riverton to discuss potential changes to hunting seasons in the department's Lander ... [more]

State agrees to evaluate eagle permit for Arapaho

Apr 6, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is evaluating whether it believes the Northern Arapaho Tribe would need state permission to kill bald eagles ... [more]

Officials seek to expand brucellosis disease zone

Apr 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- In a case being watched closely in Wyoming, Montana livestock officials have proposed an expansion of an animal disease zone around ... [more]

State settles matter of relocated pro-life signs

Apr 6, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The State of Wyoming has admitted that state officials violated the constitutional rights of members of an anti-abortion group by removing a display ... [more]

Digest

Apr 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snowmobile ruling withdrawn
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A federal appeals court has withdrawn a recent ruling that said the state of Wyoming wasn't economically affected ... [more]

Signs of a spring's arrival

Apr 6, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  The signs of early spring continue to arrive.
On Wednesday it was the house finches, with obvious intentions to build nests. Before that it was the wasps, ... [more]

Both sides of wolf issue afraid the other is right

Apr 6, 2012 - Pat Lawry, Riverton:  Editor:
I have been watching the two sides of the wolf issue going back and forth for years. I have come to believe that reason they always run to court after ... [more]

The principle

Apr 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  One of the biggest, most-convenient targets of political conservatives is the American Civil Liberties Union.
From the days of George H.W. Bush calling ... [more]

Strip-search ruling a shock to many in U.S.

Apr 6, 2012 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  In a ruling many found shocking, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that people suspected of minor offenses, such as rolling through a stop light, can be ... [more]

Porter, Minner marry

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Chelsey Nicole Porter and Skyler Mont Minner were married Nov. 17, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Riverton. The Rev. Mark Thurmond officiated the ceremony ... [more]

Pederson, Barlow wed

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Roberto Pederson and Lyndsie Barlow were married Nov. 11, 2011, at Heritage Gardens in Sandy, Utah.
Judge Frederick Oddone officiated the ceremony.
The ... [more]

Griebel, LeClair marry

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Michael Griebel and Jenny LeClair were married March 24, 2012, at their home in Casper.
The bride is the daughter of Mitch and Charla LeClair, of ... [more]

Shoshoni Senior Citizens Center receives grant money

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming nonprofits serving seniors and youth received $347,663 in grants announced this week by the Daniels Fund.
Grant recipients include the Learning Tree ... [more]

Riverton speech mentor named Wyoming coach of the year again

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Annette Thornton, head coach of the speech and debate team at Riverton High School, has been named the Class 4-A Coach of the Season by the Wyoming High School ... [more]

Central Wyoming College debate team ends season with second at national tournament

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College's debate team of Nicholas Esposito and Amber Ezell-Bowman won second place in the novice division of parliamentary debate at the Pi ... [more]

Today

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Births
HORN

A daughter was born to Leeanna Jean and Jason David Horn, of Dubois, at 10:25 p.m. March 18, 2012, at mile marker 114 on WY 26 287 on the ... [more]