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Pokes hope to continue in postseason against Washington St.

Mar 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- After claiming its first postseason win since 2003, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team looks to continue that momentum when the Cowboys ... [more]

Pokes finish with two top seven NCAA wrestlers

Mar 18, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Two University of Wyoming wrestlers finished competition at the NCAA Championships on Saturday in St. Louis, bringing home two top-seven finishes.
First, ... [more]

Five commission districts to stay

Mar 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Consideration has ended for a revised plan that would have condensed the five single-member county commissioner election districts into three.
"We have been ... [more]

Fifth Hudson suspect in court Friday

Mar 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The fifth suspect arrested in the Hudson double homicide, robbery and arson case made his initial court appearance Friday afternoon.
Ryan Blake Hanway ... [more]

Sounds of a Saturday

Mar 18, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Young instrumentalists play at district festival

Riverton Middle School on Saturday was filled with the sound of music, at times in perfect harmony, ... [more]

Orchestra prepares for Spring Concert

Mar 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Orchestra's 25th season Spring Concert is happening on Saturday, March 24.
Orchestra conductor Rebecca Murdock said the concert program ... [more]

Wyo. Winter Fair celebrates success

Mar 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Organizers of the 2012 Wyoming State Winter Fair that wrapped up on March 3 reported the gathering was a successful event.
Although the March 1 winter fair ... [more]

CWC students present West Nile virus study

Mar 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  A pair of Central Wyoming College students will present information from a three-plus-year undergraduate research project on West Nile virus in Fremont County ... [more]

Digest

Mar 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Game and Fish agency sets meetings
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is hosting various meetings and gatherings in the coming weeks pertaining to issues in ... [more]

Gardener program turns thumbs green

Mar 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Master Gardener training is starting its series of classes on Friday, March 23, in Fremont County.
Training involves participating in a 10-week, ... [more]

Free tax preparation help still available

Mar 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Legal Aid of Wyoming in Lander is continuing to offer free tax preparation assistance to qualifying participants through April.
The group will be at the ... [more]

Museum offers a peek into a teepee

Mar 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Pioneer Museum in Lander is opening a new exhibit depicting the living quarters of Shoshone and Arapaho tribes.
The exhibit "Inside the ... [more]

The way it was: GOP convention -- 1980

Mar 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  1980 was a busy year in Republican Party politics at both the national and local levels. It was the year Ronald Reagan won the GOP presidential nomination, but ... [more]

Gertrude Martha Foster

Mar 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Gertrude Martha Foster, the mother of Patricia Stalley of Riverton, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at the Cherry County Hospital in Valentine, Neb.
She was 92 ... [more]

Joanne L. Hearth

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  Joanne L. "Joby" Hearth, 80, of Lander, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be ... [more]

Feds say tribe's bald eagle permit a first

Mar 18, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal permit allowing the Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming to kill up to two bald eagles for religious purposes is the first of its kind ever ... [more]

Hill took heat in first year as state superintendent

Mar 18, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Just over a year into her job as Wyoming's top public education official, Cindy Hill is finding that the learning curve in managing a large ... [more]

Two UW wrestlers earn All-America honors

Mar 16, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Joe LeBlanc became Wyoming's first ever four-time All-American

What started out as a tough day for the University of Wyoming wrestling team ... [more]

RHS girls, boys open track season at Natrona

Mar 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School has about 60 track and field athletes preparing for the 2012 season. The Wolverines have been working on different events since March ... [more]

Hudson killings were planned days ahead of time, court hears

Mar 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Co-defendants involved in the Hudson double homicide said plotting of the crimes started days before they were actually committed.
Police say Samantha June ... [more]

Rustlers ready for spring rodeo

Mar 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lacey Tech, Traci Hinman, Jacalyn Walker and Devin Nicholls pushed Central Wyoming College to first place in the Central Rocky Mountain rodeo regional ... [more]

Recovery looks strong in Wyoming, neighbors

Mar 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Higher fuel prices haven't slowed the economy much in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states.
The monthly survey of rural bankers ... [more]

Dental lesson - horse style

Mar 16, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  It is not every day you get your teeth cleaned standing outside with a class of middle school students observing. For Tori the horse, the procedure was nothing ... [more]

Change of plea accepted in exchange for future cooperation in drug case

Mar 16, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The former owner of Austin's Steakhouse in Riverton pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to deliver cocaine under a deal that requires him to provide ... [more]

Another DUI saturation patrol set for Saturday

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County law enforcement officers will be out in force on St. Patrick's Day this Saturday March 17, conducting the third countywide saturation patrol ... [more]

North Platte releases to benefit spawning habitat

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  CASPER (AP) -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says fishermen should be on the lookout for high water on the North Platte River in early April.
Game and ... [more]

Digest

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  Cheyenne a finalist for data center
DOUGLAS (AP) -- The Wyoming Business Council says Cheyenne is one of two finalists for a proposed $112 million data center ... [more]

The third-graders

Mar 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Wyoming Legislature is taking an assertive and positive step toward improving public education in the state by requiring that classrooms in our public ... [more]

End of the owl story

Mar 16, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Two years ago I wrote frequently in this column about a real-time webcam I was watching of an owl box in San Marcos, Calif.
The host, Carlos Royal, wife Donna ... [more]

State correct to observe Constitution Literacy Week

Mar 16, 2012 - Susan Heermann, Riverton:  Editor:
As members of Fremont Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution we take great pride in preserving the U.S. Constitution ... [more]