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Mar 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The announced expansion brings more than rah-rah benefits to campus

This week's announcement that Central Wyoming College is expanding its collegiate ... [more]

Helen Dobson

Mar 7, 2014 - Staff:  Helen Dobson, of Riverton, died Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Thermopolis Rehab and Care Center. She was 91 years old.
Per her request, there will be no ... [more]

Cowboys can't protect second-half lead at Utah State

Mar 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  A solid start didn't result in a strong finish once again for the University of Wyoming men's basketball team.
The Cowboys dropped their fourth consecutive ... [more]

Lady Chiefs impress in opening-round win at 2-A state

Mar 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- Wyoming Indian's depth and tenacious defense was too much for the Pine Bluffs Hornets in opening-round Class 2-A girls basketball action at the state ... [more]

Today

Mar 6, 2014 - Staff:  Births
C'HAIR

A son was born to Anastasia Yellowfox and Norman C'Hair, of Riverton, at 12:25 a.m. Feb. 11 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

CWC employee wins state award

Mar 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Marilú Duncan, the director of Central Wyoming College's Student Support Services program, has been honored by the Wyoming Association of Community College ... [more]

Eighty acres of District 38 land leased to new tenant

Mar 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  The lessee said he intends to grow sugar beets on the irrigable property.

Fremont County School District 38 has approved a three-year lease agreement ... [more]

Cameco uranium mine proposal given final OK by BLM

Mar 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Bureau of Land Management gave final approval Feb. 13 for a uranium mine in Fremont County. The record of decision from the federal agency made slight ... [more]

Congress as a group falls short of its members

Mar 6, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  At a public gathering the other day, someone asked me how I'd sum up my views on Congress. It was a good question, because it forced me to step back from ... [more]

Fair Tax Act would be a great improvement in this country

Mar 6, 2014 - Michael Gard, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing to ask voters of Fremont County to educate themselves about the Fair Tax Bill HR 25 that needs to be debated and voted on in the U.S. ... [more]

Figuring out who we are

Mar 6, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  "Who I Am."
The subject is an assignment for the upcoming meeting of our Westword (not misspelled -- we're just creative) Writers group.
I'm expecting a ... [more]

Justice center money

Mar 6, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Wyoming Legislature has come through, so let the earnest planning begin

Fremont County got wonderful news this week when the Wyoming Legislature ... [more]

Digest

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Airman found dead at base
CHEYENNE -- Authorities are investigating the death of an airman at F.E. Warren Air Force Base.
Base officials said the ... [more]

Education panel to pick up Hill probe

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state legislative committee is being tasked with trying to come up with solutions to a recent state Supreme Court ruling involving the powers of ... [more]

Game and Fish budget bill signed

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill to allow the state game and fish department to shift some of its costs away from sportsmen.
The measure Mead ... [more]

Four couples file suit in state seeking permission for same-sex marriage

Mar 6, 2014 - By Ben Neary and Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Four gay couples and a gay rights advocacy group sued Gov. Matt Mead and other officials Wednesday in an attempt to get Wyoming to recognize gay ... [more]

Governor signs budget bill; Friday adjournment set

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed the $3.3-billion budget bill that will cover state funding for the coming two years.
Mead made only minor line-item ... [more]

Appointed clerk of court to run as GOP

Mar 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Kristi H. Green is hopes voters will pick her to stay Fremont County's Clerk of District Court, the office she was appointed to in May. Green announced her ... [more]

College staff embraced volunteer day, ready to make it annual occasion

Mar 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employees at Central Wyoming College are excited about a potential new tradition for staff development day.
The idea was initiated last month, when employees ... [more]

Group homes seeking director

Mar 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Facilities in the group home program are operated in both Riverton and Lander.

The Fremont County Group Homes hopes to hire its new executive ... [more]

Larry H. Hunter

Mar 6, 2014 - Staff:  Larry H. Hunter, a lifelong resident of Riverton, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. He was 76 years ... [more]

River Rats beaten in shootout for state championship

Mar 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton River Rats, a high school-aged hockey team, placed third Sunday at the state tournament in Casper.
After beating Sheridan in the first game of ... [more]

Rams drop close first-round game to Guernsey at state

Mar 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- In the most entertaining game of the opening round at the state 1-A/2-A basketball tournament, the Dubois Rams battled the Guernsey Sunrise Vikings ... [more]

Good showing for Fremont County wrestlers this season

Mar 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County wrestlers didn't back down from anybody on the mats this season.
The teams and individuals found success at different levels to close out the ... [more]

Eagle girls fall behind early, lose in Class 1-A state tourney opener

Mar 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- Experience has its benefits, especially in culminating events. The quartet of Lingle Fort Laramie seniors Kaylee Greenwald, Shaylee Rickard, ... [more]

Mileto's career-high 30 not enough; Cowgirls fall 84-80 to Utah State

Mar 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- Despite a career high 30 points from Kaitlyn Mileto and a double-double from Fallon Lewis, the Wyoming basketball team fell short 84-80 against the ... [more]

Chief boys, girls enter 2-A state hoops

Mar 5, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian High School enters its Class 2-A state basketball tournament opener in familiar territory.  The Chiefs finished the 2013 season with a ... [more]

Lander boys enter 3-A West regional as top seed

Mar 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Momentum is on the side of the Lander Tigers this week heading into the Class 3-A West boys and girls regional tournaments in Mountain View.
After sweeping ... [more]

Tough draws for Dubois boys, St. Stephen's girls top open Class 1-A state

Mar 5, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Guernsey-Sunrise is a surprise opponent for the Dubois Rams in their Class 1-A state tournament basketball debut Thursday at the Casper Events Center.  The ... [more]

Matsen takes third in state breaststroke; Horyza sets school record in 50 free

Mar 5, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton's Tyler Matsen swam to an all-state, third-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Wyoming High School Swimming and Diving Championships over ... [more]