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Round IV goes to the Cougars

Feb 26, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Staff Writer:  Tyson Lone Bear put the exclamation point on Wind River's Class 2-A West regional championship with a breakaway slam dunk in the final seconds of the game that ... [more]

Wolverines surprise Evanston

Feb 26, 2012 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It took extra time, but the Riverton Wolverines basketball team finished the regular season in strong style with a physical 52-46 overtime win over the ... [more]

Tiger wrestlers have three champs

Feb 26, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Freshman Andrew Von Rein opened the Class 3-A state wrestling finals by winning his first championship for Lander Valley High School, and Lander ... [more]

Wolverines send three to state wrestling finals

Feb 26, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Riverton High School sent a trio of wrestlers into the finals and came away with three second-place finishes Saturday at the Class 4-A state ... [more]

St. Stephen's boys headed to state

Feb 26, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LANDER -- Lakota Oldman scored the last four points on Saturday morning against Dubois to lock up a state Class 1-A boys basketball berth for St. Stephen's in a ... [more]

Lady Wolverines end regular b-ball season

Feb 26, 2012 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines were quick out of the gate during Saturday's regular season basketball finale against the Evanston Lady Red Devils, but they ... [more]

Wolverine swimmers end year at state

Feb 26, 2012 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School was represented well at the Wyoming high school Class 4-A swimming and diving championships Friday and Saturday in Gillette.
Overall, the ... [more]

Lady Blue third, WIHS girls fourth

Feb 26, 2012 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  By Randy Tucker
Staff Writer

Third-place games often are difficult ones to play in a regional tournament. Teams are tired and yet relieved to be in the ... [more]

Lady Eagles no. four seed at state

Feb 26, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

LANDER -- Burlington took its frustration out in a 53-26 victory in a Class 1-A West regional girls basketball game vs. ... [more]

Plea deal for lead defendant in drug sweep

Feb 26, 2012 - Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A Riverton restaurant owner will plead guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to deliver cocaine under an agreement that requires him to provide information ... [more]

A ballerina tea party

Feb 26, 2012 - Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Stick your nose in the air. You are ballerinas," instructed Dani Skaggs.
The Riverton High School student taught a group of little girls ballet moves Saturday ... [more]

Police capture Thomas Joseph Shakespeare in Nevada

Feb 26, 2012 - Staff:  Note: Police captured Thomas Joseph Shakespeare on a warrant for second-degree attempted murder, assault and battery, and other charges

Authorities in ... [more]

Scholarship apps available from awards committee

Feb 26, 2012 - Staff:  Scholarship applications are now available from the Chief Washakie Memorial awards committee for the 2012-2013 academic year at the University of ... [more]

Wyoming State Winter Fair events underway

Feb 26, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming State Winter Fair events in Lander are under way with the horse show and miniature bull-riding happening on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Lander Old Timers ... [more]

Terrorism expert speaking at CWC

Feb 26, 2012 - Staff:  Heidi Beirich, who leads one of the most highly regarded non-governmental operations monitoring hate groups and extremism in the world, will speak at Central ... [more]

Local Food Fair scheduled for March 10

Feb 26, 2012 - Staff:  Food producers are invited to participate in the 2012 Local Food Fair scheduled for March 10 at Central Wyoming College.
CWC is sponsoring the fair to create ... [more]

Drug test for welfare recipients gain favor

Feb 26, 2012 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Conservatives who say welfare recipients should have to pass a drug test to receive government assistance have momentum on their side.
The ... [more]

State taking roadless rule to U.S. Supreme Court

Feb 26, 2012 - Bob Moen, Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The state of Wyoming will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review its challenge to a 2001 federal rule barring development on nearly 50 million ... [more]

Helicopter spun before fatal crash

Feb 26, 2012 - Associated Press:  JACKSON (AP) -- A rescue helicopter turned slightly to the left before it went into a rapid spin and crashed in northwest Wyoming, killing a search and rescue ... [more]

Legislature in tenth day

Feb 26, 2012 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Events on the tenth day of the Budget Session of the Wyoming Legislature, Fri., Feb 24, 2012:
AIRCRAFT CARRIER: The House adopted an amendment ... [more]

Donald E. Jacobs

Feb 26, 2012 - Staff:  Donald E. Jacobs, 86, a longtime resident of Lander, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, after a short stay at Morning Star Care Center in Fort Washakie.
A ... [more]

Eugene L. Webster

Feb 26, 2012 - Staff:  Former Hudson pastor Eugene L. "Yogi" Webster of Follett, Tex., died Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. He was 84.
Memorial services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at ... [more]

Joyce Nelson

Feb 26, 2012 - Staff:  Joyce Nelson, 81, of Riverton, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in the company of family and friends.
Cremation has taken place. At her request, a private ... [more]

Poke golfers finish 2nd & 3rd rounds at Wyo. Desert Event

Feb 26, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Note: Senior May Records Hole-In-One On 54th Hole Of The Weekend's Event

PALM DESERT, Calif.-(Feb. 26, 2012)-The University of Wyoming Cowboy golf team ... [more]

Oscar night

Feb 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The words and images from our favorite movies become part of our lives, our culture, our history and our nation. Sunday's Academy Awards ceremonies will add to ... [more]

GOP voters still looking

Feb 26, 2012 - Roger Simon:  The most notable factor in the Republican presidential race thus far is the depth of confusion into which Republican voters have sunk.
They cannot find a ... [more]

Are we ready for the boom?

Feb 26, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  "If a man could have half his wishes, he would double his troubles." No less an intellect than one of the greatest American's to ever live uttered this simple ... [more]

Cowgirl swimmers and divers finish MW championships in 4th

Feb 25, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Note: Freshman Denny Won The MW Championship In The 200 Backstroke

OKLAHOMA CITY-(Feb. 25, 2012)-The University of Wyoming Cowgirl swimming and diving team ... [more]

Wyoming trumps Boise State 64-54

Feb 25, 2012 - Associated Press:  LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Francisco Cruz scored 16 points while Leonard Washington added a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds to help Wyoming snap a ... [more]

Cowgirls can't hold lead, fall to Boise State

Feb 25, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  BOISE, Idaho - After holding an 11-point halftime lead, the Wyoming basketball team struggled from the field and with turnovers in the second half as they lost ... [more]