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Wolverine girls can't hold early advantage, fall by 30 in Flaming Gorge opener

Dec 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine girls basketball team jumped out to an early 8-2 lead Thursday but then fell behind and lost to the Cheyenne East Lady Thunderbirds ... [more]

RHS boys lose on buzzer- beater to third-ranked East as three-day slate begins

Dec 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines, with a new point guard and a refined offense, gave the third-ranked Cheyenne East Thunderbirds a fight to the finish but fell short at ... [more]

Today

Dec 20, 2013 - Staff:  Births
HEREFORD

A son was born to Tishina Duran and Charles Hereford, of Ethete, at 1:03 p.m. Nov. 30, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Elks request donations in holiday meal delivery

Dec 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Members of the Elks Lodge in Riverton hope to deliver 150 holiday meals to local families next week, but the group needs more donations from residents.
People ... [more]

Northern Arapaho scholarship applications due March 1

Dec 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from full-time students for scholarship awards at the University of Wyoming. The ... [more]

Riverton student receives Rocky Mountain Power Foundation grant

Dec 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation awarded $35,000 to the University of Wyoming Foundation during the past fiscal year for education and research programs, ... [more]

ESCAPE mentors finish training

Dec 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fifteen youths from the Wind River Indian Reservation received certificates of completion Dec. 8 that honored the more than 240 hours of training they have ... [more]

Congress should consider impeaching the president

Dec 20, 2013 - Gloria Gregory, Riverton:  Editor:
I am not a Democrat. I am not a Republican. I am a registered Independent and have voted in every election I was eligible for more than 50 years. It ... [more]

Minding our business

Dec 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Amid technical advances and emerging security concerns, privacy takes a beating

Once upon a time, privacy was a major issue in the public mind. ... [more]

Digest

Dec 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fuel cleanup nearly done
LARAMIE -- The cleanup of a 500 gallon diesel fuel spill at the University of Wyoming's main energy plant last December is ... [more]

Banker survey predicts strong economy for region

Dec 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  OMAHA, Neb. -- A new survey of bankers suggests that the economy will grow at a healthy pace in rural parts of 10 Midwest and Western states in the months ... [more]

Wyoming-based nuke chief fired for drunken behavior

Dec 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The Air Force general who was fired from command of U.S. land-based nuclear missile forces had engaged in "inappropriate behavior" while on ... [more]

Christmas events start Sunday for several churches

Dec 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  With Christmas in the middle of the week this year, many churches in Riverton are celebrating the holiday early, with traditional services on Sunday.
The ... [more]

Mead says state won't honor EPA rez ruling

Dec 20, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Gov. Matt Mead has written to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy saying Wyoming won't honor her agency's recent determination that ... [more]

Pavillion water probe falls behind schedule

Dec 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality was to finish its report on contaminated wells by Sept. 30, 2014, but that appears unlikely.

All ... [more]

Drennen freed: Former murder convict released after nearly four years in prison

Dec 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Nearly three years after being convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison, Gabriel Drennen is a free man.
District Court Judge Norman E. ... [more]

Iva Deane Varah Bateman

Dec 20, 2013 - Staff:  Iva Deane Varah Bateman, formerly of Shoshoni, died peacefully in her sleep Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Pioneer Manor in Gillette. She was 94 years old.
Per her ... [more]

Wranglers host tournament

Dec 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The invitational marks the home debut for both Shoshoni teams.

Four games apiece in two days are in store for the Shoshoni High School basketball ... [more]

Three boys post state qualifying times as swim season gets going

Dec 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  A small team contingent of Riverton Wolverines went on the road to Gillette Friday and Saturday and qualified for the state meet during their first weekend of ... [more]

Today

Dec 19, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
EAGLE

Cheryl Lynn Eagle, 32, of Arapahoe, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Casper Medical Center. Arrangements are pending through Davis Funeral ... [more]

Find comfort in small things to survive busy business life

Dec 19, 2013 - By Leonard Holler:  Question -- "How do I keep my sanity in the hustle and bustle of my business life?"
-- Cindy, Gillette
Answer -- You need some inspiration on a ... [more]

Menards recalls Christmas trees

Dec 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Menards, a chain of home-improvement stores in the Midwest, is recalling 1,800 pre-lit artificial Christmas trees because the lights may overheat, start a fire ... [more]

Devon donates $500 to Habitat for Humanity

Dec 19, 2013 - Staff:  Habitat for Humanity, Wind River Country recently received a donation of $500 from Devon Energy. The donation will go toward the purchase of construction ... [more]

Reinke honors Killebrew Irrigation with gold pride award at convention

Dec 19, 2013 - Staff:  DESHLER, Neb. -- Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, has announced that Killebrew Irrigation in Lander ... [more]

Cool down the rush to legalize pot

Dec 19, 2013 - By Ben Barber, MCT News Service:  There is a mad rush to legalize marijuana these days, but it's time to rethink that generous yet foolish move -- generous because it lifts the onus of crime ... [more]

A stay-at-home state of mind

Dec 19, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  A stay-at-home state of mind

Mothers, especially of the stay-at-home variety, are prone toward reclusiveness. This is a state of mind, life, and ... [more]

Most people probably would not mind a higher tax on beer

Dec 19, 2013 - Trey Landsdoun, Riverton:  Editor:
The Riverton mayor wants the state to raise the tax on beer. I think this would be all right with most people. I would guess that most people who buy ... [more]

Tough mission

Dec 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Traditional veterans groups are making difficult, good decisions

Riverton-area veterans groups had a difficult choice to make earlier this year. ... [more]

Digest

Dec 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Rock Springs air service to improve
ROCK SPRINGS -- Rock Springs is getting early morning and late night service to and from Denver back in 2014, making ... [more]

Under budget agreement, state won't get minerals money

Dec 19, 2013 - By Matthew Daly, The Associated Press:  The budget deal in Congress will cost Wyoming, New Mexico and other states $415 million in lost oil and gas royalties over the next decade, according to the ... [more]

Sex offender avoids prison in plea bargain

Dec 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge Thursday morning gave a man what he described as a "lenient" sentence in line with a plea agreement with prosecutors for sexually abusing a minor ... [more]

Even before Thursday storm, snowpack levels above average

Dec 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Snowpack in the Wind River Basin continued to be above the 30-year average for the date, although fells slightly during the week following an increase as the ... [more]

Charges dropped against Drennen

Dec 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Man convicted of 2010 murder expected to be freed

After serving three years of a life sentence for first-degree murder, a Riverton man is expected to ... [more]

Sammey Dale Lewis

Dec 19, 2013 - Staff:  Sammey Dale Lewis, of Lander, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at his home. He was 75 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, in the ... [more]

Eleanor 'Ellie' Lindell

Dec 19, 2013 - Staff:  Eleanor "Ellie" Lindell, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, at her home. She was 74 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place, and there will be ... [more]

Chief boys favored in local tournament, but girls side is wide open

Dec 18, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Most likely there won't be any surprises on the boys side of this weekend's East-West Classic at Pavillion and Ethete. Wyoming Indian, Wind River and Big ... [more]

Mountain West gets five teams in bowl games

Dec 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  If you are a college football fan, then the best time of the year is almost here with 35 football bowl games in a span of less than a month.
The postseason ... [more]

Cowgirls run past Montana

Dec 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Kayla Woodward scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in leading Wyoming past Montana 79-65 on Tuesday night in Laramie.
Fallon Lewis contributed ... [more]

Wranglers get win, overtime loss in tourney at Burns

Dec 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni boys stand 3-3 on the season.

The Shoshoni Wranglers were a layup away from going 2-1 last weekend at the Burns Classic boys basketball ... [more]

Tough opponents away RHS teams this weekend

Dec 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  All three games for the Wolverine boys and girls are against opponents ranked in the state's top five.

Both the Riverton High School boys and girls ... [more]