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Meth ring leader Pitt pleads guilty; accomplice too

Dec 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A federal judge now must decide whether to accept the plea bargains, which would involve prison terms of 10 to 15 years for the two ... [more]

Federal agency says Riverton still is part of 'Indian Country'

Dec 10, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  After many years of trying, the two Wind River Indian Reservation tribes finally have found a federal entity willing to say that Riverton is part of the ... [more]

Today

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BROWN

Daniel Lee "Danny" Brown, 47, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, Dec. 7, in Lander. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, and ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Big chill
A sure sign that it's been cold -- really cold -- is when 17 degrees seems warm. But 17 at 7 a.m. Tuesday felt almost tropical compared to the ... [more]

Ranson 'Randy' Ray Busby Rodabaugh

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Ranson "Randy" Ray Busby Rodabaugh, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. He was 58 years old.
Services will be at a later date.
Ranson ... [more]

Daniel Lee 'Danny' Brown

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Daniel Lee "Danny" Brown, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Lander. He was 47 years old.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, ... [more]

Rose Mae Shepardson

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Rose Mae Shepardson, of Lander, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. She was 88 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place, and there will be no ... [more]

Mary Josephine (Jo) Williams

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Mary Josephine (Jo) Williams, of Lander, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 86 years old.
A memorial service will ... [more]

Lorraine Piggott

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Lorraine Piggott, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at St. Anthony North Hospital in Westminster, Colo. She was 95 years old.
A viewing will ... [more]

Wind River drops all three at Big Horn County tourney

Dec 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was a tough opening weekend for the Wind River Cougars at the North Big Horn County Shootout played in Greybull and Burlington. The Cougars dropped all ... [more]

Two heartbreakers for RHS girls in three games at Cheyenne Invitational

Dec 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For the second time in their young season, the Riverton Lady Wolverines had a lead in the second half and a chance when the final buzzer sounded but couldn't ... [more]

LVHS girls go 1-3 at their home invitational

Dec 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Lander Valley High School girls basketball team salvaged the weekend with a 57-37 victory Saturday night over Glenrock night at Bob Carey Memorial ... [more]

North Dakota State coach set to take UW job

Dec 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Craig Bohl, coach of the two-time defending Football Championship Subdivision national champion North Dakota State Bison, will be announced Sunday as the next ... [more]

Wolverines win slow-down game vs. Cheyenne Central to gain season's first win

Dec 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team continued play at the Cheyenne Invitational basketball tournament Friday and Saturday and split their final two ... [more]

Rustlers 2-0 in Region IX after Dawson victory

Dec 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC enters the Christmas break with an 8-6 record.

The most important men's basketball game of the weekend went the way for Central Wyoming College ... [more]

CWC women nearly upset nationally-ranked Western

Dec 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lady Rustlers also lost to Dawson Community College 71-52 on Friday night in a Region IX game.

Nationally ranked Western Nebraska sneaked out of ... [more]

Tiger boys roar to 3-0 start

Dec 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  At their home invitational Lander beat Worland, Douglas and Glenrock.

Two convincing wins started the boys basketball season for the Lander Valley ... [more]

Here's why Udens' remains should be raised from lake

Dec 9, 2013 - Tracy Morrin, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to the letter from Erica Beckett, I was a dear friend of Claire Martin, the mother and grandmother of Virginia Uden and her sons, for more ... [more]

The hawk didn't note the freeway

Dec 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Musing on the realities of life in the predawn of a foreign city coming to life is worth considering if you find yourself on the road with a few minutes to ... [more]

Filibuster change was inevitable

Dec 9, 2013 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  And a case can be made that it was necessary as well.

Over the past century, the Senate has voted several times to curb the minority's ability to ... [more]

On the edge again

Dec 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  New regulations on flight experience for crews undermine local air service

Fremont County travelers have been given a lump of coal for Christmas with ... [more]

Guard cites progress in contamination cleanup

Dec 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Well samples show lower concentrations of potentially dangerous chemicals than were detected last year.

CHEYENNE -- A project to clean up groundwater ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Dec 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fire burns for hours at refinery
SINCLAIR -- A fire burned for more than six hours at the Sinclair Oil refinery in south-central Wyoming.
Officials ... [more]

Utility to move forward on big-money job at Bridger plant

Dec 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- Idaho Power Co. has the green light to spend tens of millions to clean up emissions at its Wyoming coal-fired power plant, and regulators want ... [more]

Acting UW president gets 'interim' label

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees appointed Dick McGinity as the university's interim president on Friday, expressing confidence that the university ... [more]

The way it was: Pearl Harbor Day -- 1995

Dec 9, 2013 - Staff:  As the 50th anniversary year of World War II's end neared its close, Fremont County veterans were treated to a countywide slate 18 years ago this weekend at ... [more]

Digest

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Pastoral photos on display at library
"Portraits of Pastoralism," a traveling public art exhibit by Cat Urbigkit, is on display at the Riverton Branch ... [more]

Lander Library hosting 'Falstaff'

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  "Falstaff," Giuseppe Verdi's comic opera, is coming to Lander via video on Saturday in a new production from the Metropolitan Opera.
The much-anticipated ... [more]

Artists showcase wares at Art in the Afternoon

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Art in the Afternoon, featuring wares made by local artisans, is Sunday at the Nobel Hotel, 288 Main St., Lander.
The event is open to the public from 10 ... [more]

Choir to perform Festival of Carols, Rutter's 'Gloria'

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  A concert of holiday favorites performed by Central Wyoming College musicians is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

Auditions for CWC's 'The Music Man' begin Tuesday

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Auditions for Central Wyoming College Theater Department's production of "The Music Man" are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Robert A. ... [more]

Dubois Branch Library to request two new positions

Dec 9, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Library Board of Trustees says it plans to ask the Fremont County Commission for two new positions at the Dubois Branch Library. ... [more]

Eastern Shoshone teens try a night in a teepee

Dec 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Times have changed and today, people can go home to a warm bed, a blanket, a closet full of clothes, a home cooked meal and a vehicle in the driveway. But what ... [more]

New surveillance camera, call box installed at park

Dec 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The new equipment is guaranteed by the manufacturer to withstand vandalism.

A new security device has been installed at Riverton City Park, and ... [more]

'Shop with a Cop' saved from brink of elimination

Dec 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  By the end of October, local organizers weren't sure Riverton's annual Shop with a Cop event was going to happen this year.
"We lost all of our state funding ... [more]

County jobless report positive

Dec 9, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Monthly rate dips on seasonal changes, but all categories

In the first full unemployment report for Wyoming since August, Fremont County showed solid ... [more]

Craig Bohl from NDSU reportedly next Wyoming football coach

Dec 7, 2013 - Staff:  KFGO (Fargo, ND) reports on their website, "Wyoming will announce North Dakota State's Craig Bohl Sunday as its new head coach, a source told CBS ... [more]

Lander wresters start year in Powell

Dec 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A strong junior class headlines the Lander Valley High School Tigers wrestling team this year.
Coach Nick Fulton is putting his Tigers through early-morning ... [more]

First meet for Lander ski team postponed

Dec 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Tigers finally got to practice on snow for the first time this week. Lander started practice last month for the ski season.

Lander Valley High ... [more]

Senior leadership a strength for Cougar wrestlers this season

Dec 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four seniors are settling into the leadership roles for the Wind River Cougars this wrestling season.
The 12th-graders are Dalton Perkins, Charles Oldman, ... [more]