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BLM rejects biggest coal bid in seven years

Mar 1, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday rejected the biggest total bid it has received for Wyoming coal reserves in more than seven years, ... [more]

Digest

Mar 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Romney favorite in state precincts
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Mitt Romney has won a nonbinding vote of Republican activists who turned out for precinct caucuses across ... [more]

Cowgirls drop final league game at TCU

Feb 29, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team closed out the regular conference season with a ten point loss, 58-48, against the TCU Horned Frogs on Tuesday night. The ... [more]

Cowgirl Golf Starts Spring Season at Northern Arizona

Feb 29, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (Feb. 29, 2012) - The University of Wyoming women's golf team begins the spring portion of its 2011-12 schedule by traveling to Sedona, Ariz., ... [more]

Wolverine Gym site of 4-A West basketball tourney

Feb 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's only been three years since Wolverine Gym has hosted a Wyoming high school Class 4-A West regional basketball tournament. But with conference realignments ... [more]

Trophy-winning RHS wrestlers all returning next year

Feb 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School was paced by a talented junior class this year to make the Wolverines contenders in the Class 4-A wrestling ranks.
RHS had four Class 4-A ... [more]

Riverton hosts state chariot championships

Feb 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fast and furious.
That describes the action planned for Saturday and Sunday at the Wyoming State Chariot Race Championships on the Paradise Valley race track ... [more]

Eagles open up Class 1-A state vs. Lingle-Fort Laramie

Feb 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  St. Stephen's has played its way into the Class 1-A state boys basketball tournament as a No. 4 seed even after a rocky regular season.
Interim coach Ricky ... [more]

County tax base nears $1 billion again

Feb 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A spike in oil production is primarily responsible for driving Fremont County's total assessed valuation to roughly $984 million for the upcoming fiscal ... [more]

Third-graders moving to Rendezvous school

Feb 29, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  A proposal to move all School District 25 third-grade classes from their individual elementary schools to Rendezvous Elementary School for 2012-13 was detailed ... [more]

CDS Mardis Gras revenue jumps

Feb 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The decorative masks worn by many of the attendees could not hide their enjoyment Saturday at a Mardi Gras celebration that benefited Child Development ... [more]

Murder victim, suspect have ties to Fremont County

Feb 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Cody police have apprehended the man who has been identified as the prime suspect in the Sunday death of his wife, a Riverton High School graduate and former ... [more]

Amendment moves AML money from roads to UW construction

Feb 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Developments on the 11th day of the Wyoming Legislature in Cheyenne:
HIGHWAYS: The Senate approved an amendment to move $30 million in ... [more]

Chiefs filmmaker wins Oscar for new project

Feb 29, 2012 - By Josh Rhoten, Wyoming Tribune Eagle:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Daniel Junge's phone hasn't stopped ringing since Sunday night.
The Cheyenne native won an Academy Award at the 84th annual Academy Awards for ... [more]

Wyoming Senate advances bill on redistricting; Meier seat intact

Feb 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has given preliminary approval to a state legislative redistricting plan.
The Senate approved the bill Tuesday, keeping it the ... [more]

Digest

Feb 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man pleads not guilty in shootout
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- A Wyoming man charged with shooting at law officers after a vehicle chase in South Dakota has ... [more]

Pack the place

Feb 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton High School hasn't sent many basketball teams to the state tournament in recent years. The games that will determine this year's state-tournament fate ... [more]

This day comes but once in four years

Feb 29, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Today is Leap Year Day -- Feb. 29, which happens only once every four years.
Leap Years are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth's ... [more]

How Romney won Michigan

Feb 29, 2012 - By Thomas Beaumont, The Associated Press:  DETROIT -- Republican Mitt Romney staved off calamity in his presidential bid by returning to a familiar plan: Attack the surging rival.
He won Tuesday's ... [more]

Good idea to encourage better 'subs' in classroom

Feb 29, 2012 - Brenda Larrane, Riverton:  Editor:
I offer my congratulations to Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton on the new plans to compensate good-quality substitute teachers better ... [more]

Today

Feb 29, 2012 - Staff:  Births
TALLWHITEMAN
A daughter was born to Rosa N. Dodge, of Arapahoe, and Riley P. Tallwhiteman, of Lame Deer, Mont., at 12:22 a.m. Feb. 4, 2012, at ... [more]

Julie J. Friday

Feb 29, 2012 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident, Julie J. Friday, 44, of Cody, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in Cody.
Cremation has taken place and memorial services are at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Riverton police investigating rash of recent vandalism cases in city

Feb 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is investigating a slew of recent vandalism incidents that involve various types of damage throughout the city.
RPD Capt. C.T. ... [more]

CWC, hospitals partners in $5 million health careers grant

Feb 29, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming workers seeking careers in health care got a boost from a federal grant awarded to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) worth nearly $5 ... [more]

$692,000 worth of pot seized in traffic stop

Feb 29, 2012 - Associated Press:  EVANSTON (AP) -- Authorities say a traffic stop in southwest Wyoming has led to the seizure of 115 pounds of marijuana worth more than $692,000.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Pince commits to UW Cowgirls

Feb 28, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  She's not quite ready to give up her basketball for a swimsuit.
But that day is coming for Shoshoni High School senior Hailey Pince who has committed to ... [more]

W.R., WIHS boys open Thursday

Feb 28, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  When Wyoming Indian and Wind River take the floor Thursday at Casper College against Burns and Big Horn in the Class 2-A state boys basketball tournament, the ... [more]

Lady Blue, Lady Chiefs head to state

Feb 28, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni's opening round game with Tongue River may be the most interesting in the Class 2-A girls state basketball tournament bracket.
Venerable headcoach ... [more]

Class 4-A regional tourney will be different from what we saw a week ago

Feb 28, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Night and day. That's about the best way to describe the difference in the style of basketball that was played in Wolverine Gym last week during the Class 2-A ... [more]

Senate and House done with rival budget bills

Feb 28, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House and Senate have passed parallel budget bills spelling out their respective visions of how to fund state government over the next ... [more]