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Eagles drop play-in game to HEM

Feb 25, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The St. Stephen's Eagles exited the Class 1-A tournament much earlier than they wished Monday afternoon in a 70-57 loss to Hanna Elk Mountain, the No. 5 seed ... [more]

Holcomb second, three other Wolverines third at West regional wrestling

Feb 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Wolverine wrestler Chris Holcomb put himself in a good spot for the state tournament, placing second in the 182-pound bracket at the Class 4-A West ... [more]

Today

Feb 25, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BOGACZ

Elizabeth Mae "Betty" Bogacz, 89, of Riverton, died Saturday, Feb. 22, at Help for Health in Riverton. Funeral services will be at 11 ... [more]

Therapists offering free help to veterans

Feb 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Soldiers Project in Riverton will provide psychological aid to military personnel who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The physical structure that ... [more]

Now that drug lord Guzman is captured, let U.S. have him

Feb 25, 2014 - By The Dallas Morning News:  The capture of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman marks a significant turning point in cooperation between U.S. and Mexican counternarcotics agencies. Both ... [more]

Hill: SF104 mistake is easy to fix: quit stalling, restore previous duties

Feb 25, 2014 - Cindy Hill, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction:  Editor:
The leadership of the Wyoming Legislature is struggling to understand the Wyoming Supreme Court's decision finding SF104 unconstitutional. I have ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 25, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming Olympians
Avid followers of the Olympic Games watched the extinguishing of the flame in Sochi with the usual touch of sadness Sunday. Two ... [more]

Digest

Feb 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Six rescued from ice floe
ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities say they rescued six anglers from an ice floe that broke away from the shore of Flaming Gorge ... [more]

Snowmobilers found OK after two freezing nights stranded

Feb 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BISMARCK, N.D. -- One of the five North Dakota snowmobilers who spent two frigid nights lost in northern Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains said he ate snow to stay ... [more]

Rez border part of Legislature's pushback on EPA; two bills filed

Feb 25, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two bills expressing the displeasure of Wyoming lawmakers with what many of them see as an attack on coal by the U.S. Environmental Protection ... [more]

Day 11 at the Legislature

Feb 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 11th day of the 2014 Budget Session:
80 MPH SPEED LIMIT: The House for the third time ... [more]

South Federal Boulevard to undergo six-month reconstruction project

Feb 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the City of Riverton held a public meeting Monday at Riverton City Hall to talk about upcoming improvements at ... [more]

CWC's new campus security system expands reach

Feb 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new security system at Central Wyoming College will allow administrators to monitor campus activity online from any location.
The CWC Board of Trustees ... [more]

Runoff forecast average so far

Feb 25, 2014 - Staff:  The first look ahead toward spring-summer snowmelt runoff in the Wind River Basin predicts water availability to be at or near the 30-year average.
The Bureau ... [more]

Midvale enjoying early water outlook, eyes Bull spillway

Feb 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Midvale Irrigation District is optimistic about water this year, users heard at the district's annual meeting this month. The organization is working on ... [more]

Nancy (Judy) Viola Miller Cole

Feb 25, 2014 - Staff:  Nancy (Judy) Viola Miller Cole, of Arapahoe, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at her daughter's home surrounded by family members. She was 79 years old.
Memorial ... [more]

Elizabeth Mae 'Betty' Bogacz

Feb 25, 2014 - Staff:  Elizabeth Mae "Betty" Bogacz, of Riverton, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Help for Health in Riverton. She was 89 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 ... [more]

Edythe Margaret McFarland

Feb 25, 2014 - Staff:  Edythe Margaret McFarland died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Denver. She was 95 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be no services. Her ashes ... [more]

Curtis Schwartzkopf

Feb 25, 2014 - Staff:  Curtis Schwartzkopf, of Riverton, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at his home. He was 24 years old.
Per his request, there were no services.
Curtis Edward ... [more]

Viola M. Hill

Feb 25, 2014 - Staff:  Viola M. Hill died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at MorningStar Assisted Living Facility in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was 97 years old.
Funeral services were ... [more]

Max Harold Ecker

Feb 25, 2014 - Staff:  Max Harold Ecker Sr. died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at his home in Riverton. He was 60 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Davis ... [more]

Public meeting to detail South Federal Boulevard project

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials with the South Federal Boulevard project will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at Riverton City Hall.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation ... [more]

Cougar girls wrap up No. 2 regional slot in beating WIHS

Feb 24, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  PAVILLION -- Wind River and Wyoming Indian determined the final seeding for the Class 2-A Southwest in a classic battle Friday night in Pavillion on the last ... [more]

Rustler women top Sheridan; men end regular year with loss

Feb 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coming next up for the CWC teams is the Region IX tournament.

Freshman McKenley Hellstern sealed victory for the Central Wyoming College Lady ... [more]

Last-second shot bounces in for KW to down Riverton girls

Feb 24, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Despite woeful shooting and committing 21 turnovers, the Riverton Lady Wolverines managed to keep Saturday's Class 4-A league battle against the Casper Kelly ... [more]

Cowboys lose at CSU

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Senior guard Nathan Sobey scored 15 points and the University of Wyoming men's basketball team was tied with Colorado State, 31-31, at halftime, but the Rams ... [more]

Wolverine boys drop low-scoring West 4-A battle to Casper KW

Feb 24, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For three quarters, the Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team went toe to toe with Class 4-A West conference leader Casper Kelly Walsh Saturday in Wolverine ... [more]

Chiefs down Wind River 84-46, clinch conference with 7-1 record

Feb 24, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  PAVILLION -- Peaking at the end of the season is a key to successful tournament play.  While the regular season for Wyoming Indian High School's boys was ... [more]

LVHS girls surprise Park County teams

Feb 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Lady Tigers continued their surge up the ladder in the Class 3-A West conference with two dramatic victories over Powell and Cody.
The ... [more]

Lander claims 3-A West title with wins vs. Powell, Cody

Feb 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Back-to-back wins against Powell and Cody over the weekend locked up the regular season Class 3-A West boys title for the Lander Tigers.
Lander took down ... [more]