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RHS kids 'worked like beavers' to help after storm

Oct 22, 2013 - Phyllis Gies, Riverton:  Editor:
I want to thank the students of Riverton High School, particularly the class of Mrs. Rivers, for their wonderful community service project.
The ... [more]

Eyeing '16, Christie on gay-marriage tightrope

Oct 22, 2013 - By Mark Z. Barabak, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie backed away from a court fight over same-sex marriage on Monday, further staking his place near the political middle ground as ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Snowy fall
Three weeks of autumn, three snowstorms. There's a seasonal scorecard we usually don't see this time of year, when we often are experiencing ... [more]

Park winter plan takes a new approach

Oct 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The National Park Service has released a new policy that will regulate winter access to Yellowstone National Park by people riding ... [more]

Digest

Oct 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Bills would up G&F funds
A legislative committee is considering bills to provide additional revenue sources for the Wyoming Game and Fish ... [more]

Deaths of five wolves worry monitors

Oct 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wolf-watchers say they're concerned that hunters participating in Wyoming's second annual wolf hunt may have killed five members of the Lamar Canyon ... [more]

'Obamacare' website problems evident in state

Oct 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming is among 36 states that opted to have the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services run its exchange.

Only a handful of Wyoming residents ... [more]

Teen injured in ATV crash

Oct 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials said the boy was riding on the front rack when the vehicle crashed into a trailer.

A 14-year-old boy was sitting on the front rack of an ... [more]

College health insurance rate to increase 5 percent

Oct 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employee health insurance rates at Central Wyoming College will go up almost 5 percent in January, school administrators said.
Premiums for 2014 will be ... [more]

Mary Louise Jacoby

Oct 22, 2013 - Staff:  Mary Louise Jacoby died of congestive heart failure and the effects of Alzheimer's disease Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at New Horizons Care Center in Lovell. She ... [more]

John Michael Jacoby

Oct 22, 2013 - Staff:  John Michael Jacoby died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. He was 80 years old.
Per his request, cremation will take place, ... [more]

Violet Elmeda Millsap

Oct 22, 2013 - Staff:  Violet Elmeda Millsap died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton. She was 98 years old.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, ... [more]

Rocky Lee Merrill

Oct 21, 2013 - Staff:  Rocky Lee Merrill died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at his home in Bar Nunn. He was 60 years old.
A memorial service will be at a later date.
Rocky Lee Merrill ... [more]

Wranglers jump to early lead but fall to Rocky Mountain

Oct 19, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni's playoff hopes took a major downturn because of the running of Rocky Mountain's Travis Willis and the throwing arm of junior quarterback Kirby ... [more]

Rams whip Pokes

Oct 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Colorado State coach Jim McElwain may have been the only person who expected his 2-4 team to come to Wyoming's home field and absolutely dominate in ... [more]

Meeteetse rolls up 85 points in 6-man victory over St. Stephen's

Oct 19, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The visiting scoreboard resembled a runaway pinball machine Friday afternoon at St. Stephen's. The unbeaten and top-ranked Meeteetse Longhorns rolled in and ... [more]

Wind River on short end of high-scoring game in Basin

Oct 19, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was a gunfight for a while Friday night in Basin as Wind River and Riverside combined for nine touchdown passes. The Cougars played well early, but ... [more]

Eight-TD explosion by Baker powers Dubois over Little Snake River in 56-0 shellacking

Oct 19, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Sterling Baker has had some outstanding games running the ball for the Dubois Rams but perhaps none better than the eight-touchdown performance he tallied ... [more]

CWC wins twice; now 5-5 in league

Oct 19, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College evened its conference mark at 5-5 with a volleyball sweep of Sheridan College and Northwest College this weekend. CWC moved to 14-15 ... [more]

Tigers down Rawlins, host RHS on Thursday

Oct 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Staff Writer:  RAWLINS -- A 31-18 victory over Rawlins on Friday night at Outlaw Stadium has vaulted the Lander Tigers into the Class 3-A football playoffs.
Now, the stakes ... [more]

Wolverines fall to Douglas

Oct 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Three first-half interceptions -- one a pick six on Riverton's first offensive play -- proved too much to overcome as the Douglas Bearcats topped the Wolverines ... [more]

RHS girls solidify state tourney berth

Oct 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With a four-set road win over the Rock Springs Tigers on Friday night (25-21, 29-27, 23-25, 25-23), the Riverton Wolverines volleyball team clinched a ... [more]

The loss of Gordon Cooper

Oct 19, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  He and the other astronauts were the heroes of my youth.

They were the heroes of my youth. Even the Marvel and DC comics I collected had ... [more]

If monthly per capita payments aren't workable, try quarterlies

Oct 19, 2013 - Steve Willow, Ethete:  Editor:
Like most tribes, we get our monthly per capita payments from the gaming revenues.
So in our next general council meeting , we can vote on that ... [more]

Last legs?

Oct 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  With the Wyoming State Winter Fair struggling to survive, here's a suggestion -- again

It is sad news indeed that the Wyoming State Winter Fair's ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Oct 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Small quakes rattle states
POCATELLO, Idaho -- Police agencies in western Wyoming and eastern Idaho say two small earthquakes occurring near each other ... [more]

LVHS campus to be closed for drill Wednesday

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Lander Police Department in conjunction with Lander Valley High School will be conducting a school emergency response drill from 2:35 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ... [more]

The last picture show

Oct 19, 2013 - By John M. Glionna, McClatchy Newspapers:  POWELL -- The autumn moon has taken its seat low in the evening sky as the cars arrive at Wyoming's last drive-in theater. Pokey Heny stands ready to indulge in ... [more]

The way it was: River crossing -- 1927

Oct 19, 2013 - Staff:  Sometimes technology develops faster than infrastructure, which was the case with automobile traffic in Fremont County.
Cars became available before good ... [more]

Officials find 'felony amount' of marijuana in misplaced bag

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Barbara Chamberlain, 54, of Kinnear, was arrested Oct. 4 on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
According to law enforcement reports, ... [more]

No 'serious injury' in accident on 8 Mile Road

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials said a Riverton woman "escaped serious injury" Oct. 11 during a one-vehicle traffic accident on 8 Mile Road west of town.
Mary Lewis, 49, of ... [more]

Public invited to road ribbon-cutting

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Before being rebuilt, 17 Mile Road was called one of the most dangerous roadways in Wyoming.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion ... [more]

Registration under way for Young Women's Career Day

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Registration continues for the "Find Your ID" Young Women's Career Day on Oct. 29 at Western Wyoming Community College.
The event, which runs from 9:30 a.m. ... [more]

Digest

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Stories to visit CWC
Wyoming Public Media will record Riverton's Wyoming Stories on Thursday and Friday at the Intertribal Education and ... [more]

Opera to appear in Lander

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  A rather unique opera will be presented Saturday at the Lander Library: Dmitri Shostakovich's "The Nose."
The opera is based on a satirical tale by Nikolai ... [more]

Immigration focus of next CWC talk

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Immigration is the subject of the second in a series of Central Wyoming College "Hot Topic" discussions. The talk will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Robert A. ... [more]

Riverton airport unveils taxiway upgrade

Oct 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The modifications should make it easier for pilots to navigate the facility.

Riverton Regional Airport manager Paul Griffin gave a tour of the ... [more]

Road project near Gas Hills gets $1.5M grant

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Several mining companies are receiving help through a state grant to rebuild a road accessing the Gas Hills area.
On Oct. 3, the Wyoming State Loans and ... [more]

Federal regulations place guidelines on health insurance exchanges

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal regulations have established guidelines for the health insurance exchanges, and consumers can apply and purchase health insurance through them ... [more]

Counselors begin helping residents enroll in health insurance exchanges

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Trained counselors are ready to help Fremont County residents make sense of Wyoming's health insurance exchange that opened Oct. 1.
"This is a place to ... [more]