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Apr 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Fifth hopeful pursuing Maxfield seat
CHEYENNE -- The race to succeed Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield is becoming even more crowded.
Cheyenne ... [more]

Judge rejects environmental challenge to new CBM project

Apr 8, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled against environmental groups that challenged the U.S. Interior Department's plan to open the ... [more]

State ready to plug old wells

Apr 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- As soon as the weather permits, the state will start plugging more than 1,200 orphan wells in Wyoming.
The goal is to plug 300 wells a year.
A ... [more]

Teton Park Road opening could be delayed by snow

Apr 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Grand Teton National Park officials say heavy snow could delay the opening of the popular Teton Park Road.
Park spokeswoman Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles ... [more]

Shoshones oust two longtime leaders from business council; official says rules suspended

Apr 8, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Enrolled tribal members of the Shoshone General Council voted to remove longtime Eastern Shoshone Business Council members Ivan Posey and Wes Martel from their ... [more]

GOP candidates announce; party opposes EPA border opinion

Apr 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  With the announced retirement of State Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete, two Republican candidates have announced they are running for the seat. Daniel Cardenas ... [more]

Election preparations under way; no precinct or district changes this year

Apr 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After several voting precinct and districts changes two years ago, Fremont County's voting geography will be unchanged this year. There will be 32 precincts ... [more]

Small-town Colorado shows how high school baseball is done

Apr 8, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It didn't take long for me to realize who the gentleman next to me on the elliptical trainer was last summer.
I had seen him before, a dozen times or so over ... [more]

Burnett wins barrels again for Rustler women

Apr 8, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC's women were fourth at the Torrington rodeo, the men fourth.

Kaylee Burnett captured her second straight barrel racing title of the spring ... [more]

Richard Lee 'Rick' Reid

Apr 8, 2014 - Staff:  Richard Lee "Rick" Reid, of Shoshoni, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Salt Lake City. He was 61 years old.
A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

NC pushes past RHS girls in final half

Apr 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines will host Casper Kelly Walsh on Tuesday night.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines soccer team used a perfectly placed free kick from ... [more]

RHS booters down Natrona 3-1 in league match

Apr 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Back from spring break, the Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team kept its early season conference record perfect with a solid 3-1 win Friday over the Casper ... [more]

Truempler turns Shoshoni Wranglers into Class 2-A wrestling title contenders

Apr 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tony Truempler has seen the good, the bad and the ugly in his five years as the head wrestling coach for the Shoshoni Wranglers.
This year definitely was in ... [more]

RHS boys, girls place third at Roy Peck meet

Apr 7, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Jaxon Hedges of Lander long jumped 21 feet, 6 inches for the win.

The weather gods smiled down on Riverton on Saturday during the annual Roy Peck ... [more]

Baker named top county wrestler for 2013-14 season

Apr 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sterling Baker couldn't be stopped on the wrestling mats this season for the Dubois Rams.
Baker captured both a Ron Thon Memorial title and a Class 2-A state ... [more]

Washington actually laughs at itself

Apr 7, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  How unpopular is Washington in the rest of the country? While it's true that Congress as an institution has never been highly prized by most Americans, many of ... [more]

The real point of a 'wellness program' is to stay healthy

Apr 7, 2014 - James J. Brieling, Lander:  Editor:
It has been interesting to read about Fremont County and its "wellness plan" for county workers that can be used to help keep their health insurance ... [more]

A Shakespearean aspect to Hill case

Apr 7, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  'The worm has turned,' goes the old saying from the master.

The magic of studying the works of William Shakespeare often is found in the simple ... [more]

Wyohealth.gov?

Apr 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The state's post-election climate might permit looking at a state health exchange

President Obama and supporters of the Affordable Care Act - ... [more]

J. Mickey Walker

Apr 7, 2014 - Staff:  J. Mickey Walker, 87, of Riverton passed away at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton on Wednesday evening, April 2, 2014. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. ... [more]

Feds want more info about education audit

Apr 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Department of Education is seeking more information from the Wyoming Department of Education on spending of federal funds under ... [more]

Scott A. Kisling

Apr 7, 2014 - Staff:  Scott A. Kisling, 86, of Riverton, died on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin. A viewing will be held 6-7 p.m. Monday, April ... [more]

The way it was: Delfelder pens -- 1913

Apr 7, 2014 - Staff:  Jacob Delfelder's arrival in Riverton during its infancy was a pivotal development for the town founded in 1906.
After moving to town from Lander and buying ... [more]

John David Jones

Apr 7, 2014 - Staff:  John David Jones of Lander died on April 1, 2014, in the Lander Regional Hospital. He was born Aug. 11, 1936, at home in Conshohocken, Penn., to William and ... [more]

Bowhunters met in March, decided to fund projects

Apr 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Bowhunters of Wyoming (BOW) held its 2014 meeting and 40th anniversary banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn - UW Convention Center on March 28-29 in Laramie.  ... [more]

Women's group wants nominations

Apr 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Council for Women's Issues is seeking nominations for its 2014 Woman of Distinction and Employer of Choice Awards.
Nominations should be sent to ... [more]

College still serving thousands each year

Apr 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College continued to support its mission of public outreach last year, as evidenced by an annual report from Lynne McAuliffe, the school's dean ... [more]

Art professor's painting exhibit showcases Wyoming

Apr 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The mountain ranges, animals, and woods of Wyoming proved to be the proper setting for the artwork of Lander artist Matt Flint.
He is an associate professor ... [more]

Inventors learn how to navigate patent system during conference

Apr 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., sponsored the event, which was held in Riverton.

Inventors from across Wyoming gathered at the Central Wyoming College's ... [more]

Studying the sheep of Whiskey Mountain

Apr 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The sun rose on a 40-by-40-foot net suspended a dozen feet above a frosty slope on Torrey Rim as Dubois High School students Kurt Leseberg and Rowan Hawk sat ... [more]

Catholic College seeks exception from ACA parts

Apr 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The school doesn't want to cover contraceptives for its employees.

Wyoming Catholic College has been granted a temporary stay relieving it from ... [more]

High court sides with state on lodging tax

Apr 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming can collect full taxes on retail lodging sales made by online travel companies, even if they have no physical presence in the ... [more]

Make admission to indoor sports at CWC free of charge

Apr 4, 2014 - Kevin Barr, Riverton:  Editor:
Central Wyoming College is adding golf and cross country to its sports program. That is fine with me, but these are not sports that the public is ... [more]

Reflections before Passion Week this spring

Apr 4, 2014 - By Kurt Schafli, Riverton Ministerial Association:  Passion Week is coming up again. To us it is known as "Easter", but it's origin is in the flight of the Israelite slaves from Egypt, known as "The Exodus". ... [more]

Evangelicals seeking souls, not votes

Apr 4, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Only a decade ago, Christian social conservatives were a commanding force in American politics. They helped elect one of their own, George W. Bush, to two ... [more]

New airline

Apr 4, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Attracting another carrier to Riverton Regional would be no simple thing

As the new task force assembled to address air service problems at Riverton ... [more]

Valenti, Cheng to wed in June

Apr 4, 2014 - Staff:  Linda Valenti of Laramie, formerly of Kinnear, announces the engagement of her daughter Shannon Marie Valenti to James Cheng.
The bride-to-be is also the ... [more]

Power outage planned at Federal Blvd. and Monroe

Apr 4, 2014 - Staff:  Work also will continue on Riverview Road, where citizens are asked to drive cautiously.

A planned power outage is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. Saturday ... [more]

Gray wolf numbers in Rockies steady despite hunting

Apr 4, 2014 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A new population tally of gray wolves in the U.S. Northern Rockies shows their continued resilience despite increased hunting, trapping ... [more]

YNP fights rumors of bison flight

Apr 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Park officials say supervolcano not about to erupt

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) -- Yellowstone National Park is fighting online rumors that ... [more]