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The way it was: Arts Center debut -- 1983

Nov 10, 2013 - Staff:  The first paid performance at the newly minted Robert A. Peck Arts Center (known originally as the Central Wyoming College Arts Center) 30 years ago this week ... [more]

Digest

Nov 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  RMS club sponsors pet food drive
The Riverton Middle School Builders Club is sponsoring a November community pet food drive for the PAWS animal ... [more]

Oktoberfest raises more than $40,000 for CWC Foundation

Nov 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Foundation raised almost $20,000 during the 13th Annual Oktoberfest Scholarship Fundraiser in Riverton last month.
More than ... [more]

Jalan Crossland to play show Friday at college

Nov 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Jalan Crossland Band will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Central Wyoming College's Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre.
Widely acclaimed by ... [more]

Crack sealing work around state could delay drivers

Nov 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Crack sealing and other work on more than 136 miles of central and northwest Wyoming highways is under way, according to Wyoming Department of Transportation ... [more]

Wildlife warning reflectors study moves to Fremont County

Nov 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation and Conservation Research Center of Teton Science Schools are continuing a three-year study this fall and winter to ... [more]

Commissioners, solid waste leaders spar on changes at trash stations

Nov 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners were critical of changes made this year to save money for the local solid waste district.
The officials heard about the new ... [more]

'Maybe we'll be here next year'

Nov 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Early winter snowstorms have been disastrous this year for ranchers in eastern Wyoming and South Dakota, but in Fremont County the wet weather is seen as a ... [more]

Parades, flags and pancakes on Vets Day slate

Nov 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Boy Scout Troop 44 decided to commemorate Veterans Day this year by retiring three American flags during a fire-lit ceremony Monday evening.
"They ... [more]

Wyoming beats Tennessee-Martin 78-60

Nov 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Impressive debuts by two newcomers and strong outside shooting by a veteran Friday night carried Wyoming to a 78-60 win over Tennessee-Martin in the ... [more]

CWC ousted from Region IX volleyball tournament

Nov 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Northwest College eliminated the Central Wyoming College Rustlers volleyball team from the Region IX tournament Friday afternoon in Torrington.
Playing in the ... [more]

Rustler men get first hoops win of season

Nov 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Despite picking up an 83-57 win over a prep school from Raleigh, N.C. new Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Pat Rafferty felt his team could have ... [more]

Now a pro rodeo star, Glause back in town for clinic with CWC team

Nov 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Seth Glause felt like he was back home over the weekend.
The former Central Wyoming College cowboy was in Riverton giving a three-day bull riding clinic ... [more]

All-conference nod for Lander's Codi Swenson

Nov 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Codi Swenson completed her volleyball career for the Lander Tigers as a Class 3-A West all-conference player.
Swenson, a senior, was named to the list last ... [more]

Rams stunned in final seconds, lose 64-62

Nov 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Victorious Midwest advances to the Class 1-A 6-man football state-championship football game this Friday.

MIDWEST -- And then there were none. ... [more]

No. 17 Fresno St. looks for first-ever win at Wyoming

Nov 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- After watching his defense give up more than 50 points in each of the last two games, Wyoming coach Dave Christensen knew a change was needed and ... [more]

Good fall golf season for Nirider at Eastern Wyoming

Nov 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Aaron Nirider didn't have any problems adjusting to college golf at Eastern Wyoming College.
Nirider, a 2013 Riverton High School graduate, has stepped right ... [more]

Playing tough early slate, Rustlers drop two games in Idaho

Nov 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It's the first season for CWC men's basketball coach Pat Rafferty.

The starting point is here for new Central Wyoming College Rustlers coach Pat ... [more]

Bible has lots of advice for mothers, less for wives

Nov 8, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  When evangelical Christians want guidance about living their lives, the first place they go is the Bible. After all, they believe the Bible contains God's ... [more]

Man receives probation for drunken driving accident

Nov 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Northern Arapaho man has been sentenced to three years of probation for his involvement in a drunken driving accident on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Lander Library hosting Puccini's opera 'Tosca'

Nov 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Lander Metopera will bring Giacomo Puccini's "Tosca" to the Lander Library at 11 a.m. Saturday. The opera will be performed in the style of Franco ... [more]

Today

Nov 8, 2013 - Staff:  Births
GIES

A daughter was born to MaKayla Strom, of Hudson, and Austin Gies, of Riverton, at 5:53 p.m. Oct. 20, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. ... [more]

Riverton marching band state runner-up

Nov 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lander Valley High School earned a rating of II, or Excellent, at the competition.

Riverton High School musicians again earned elite honors at the ... [more]

Here's definition of 'sole sovereignty'

Nov 8, 2013 - Steve York, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to Stella Montoya's published letter to you, sovereignty means control over an area or a people and sole sovereignty means it is not ... [more]

Wyoming people not getting full access to health insurance options

Nov 8, 2013 - Jim, Cheri and Jack Fulmer, Jackson:  Editor:
Thanks for the beauty of scenic vistas, open spaces and a high quality of life. Right out of the old cowboy song, "Don't fence me in." Right? Now, ... [more]

A wild party, cemetery-style

Nov 8, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Mountain View Cemetery it wasn't.
My mind's eye has a clear picture of what a cemetery should be. Until last weekend, that picture was Mountain View -- the ... [more]

Blockbuster

Nov 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Gerald Uden is an extraordinary man, in the most terrible of ways

Lots of headlines have crossed our newspaper's front page through the decades, but ... [more]

Digest

Nov 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Group recommends delisting griz
BOZEMAN, Mont. -- A subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee is recommending lifting federal protections ... [more]

Panel nixes records proposal from DOC

Nov 8, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A legislative committee on Thursday rejected a proposal from the Wyoming Department of Corrections to change state law to specify that it could deny ... [more]

State nearing requirement for baseline water testing before new oil-gas drilling

Nov 8, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is poised to require the companies that drill for oil and gas in the state to first test nearby water wells and ... [more]

Supporters pack room during Winter Fair meeting

Nov 8, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  After seeing a possible end to the Wyoming State Winter Fair, community members turned out Oct. 24 to show their support for the event.
During a ... [more]

Medicaid expansion for tribes and descendants possible under new bill

Nov 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The state of Wyoming so far has opted not to expand Medicaid for all residents due to concerns from Gov. Matt Mead on whether the federal government would ... [more]

Tim Despain Pence

Nov 8, 2013 - Staff:  Tim Despain Pence, formerly of Lander, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in Forest, Miss., where he was working as a field engineer for Raytheon Corporation. He was ... [more]

Bonnie L. Fields

Nov 8, 2013 - Staff:  Bonnie L. Fields, formerly of Fremont County, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Arvada, Colo.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at ... [more]

Fern Kathleen Dennis

Nov 8, 2013 - Staff:  Fern Kathleen Dennis died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. She was 92 years old.
A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. ... [more]

Robert Bolding

Nov 8, 2013 - Staff:  Robert Bolding, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at his home. He was 82 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and military graveside services will be ... [more]

Tough first-round loss for CWC at Region IX

Nov 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sheridan College swept the Central Wyoming College Rustlers in the opening round of the Region IX volleyball tournament Wednesday afternoon in ... [more]

Two RHS spikers named all-state volleyball

Nov 7, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Juniors Kiley Ridgway and Jensyn Pettit earned the distinction, and Ridgway is the West 4-A player of the year as well.

Tabbed as the Wyoming Class ... [more]

Arrington for Wind River, Dechert for Shoshoni get all-state VB recognition

Nov 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Macayla Arrington and Annika Dechert represent Fremont County on the Class 2-A all-state volleyball team.
Arrington is a senior for the Wind River Lady ... [more]

Today

Nov 7, 2013 - Staff:  Births
DURAN

A son was born to Laura Friday and Kyle Duran, of Lander, at 6:28 p.m. Oct. 27, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 4 pounds, ... [more]