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Marcia Leigh (Howard) Courtade

May 6, 2014 - Staff:  Marcia Leigh (Howard) Courtade, formerly of Riverton, died Thursday, May 1, at the home of her son in Cody surrounded by family. She was 62 years old.
A ... [more]

Gladys Theo 'Jody' Opheim

May 6, 2014 - Staff:  Gladys Theo "Jody" Opheim died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 84 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and ... [more]

College faculty member to challenge Case for Senate District 25 seat

May 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sergio Maldonado running as Democrat

Democrat Sergio Maldonado has announced his candidacy for Wyoming Senate District 25.
The seat is held by ... [more]

Digest

May 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Park might change concession plan
JACKSON -- Companies that do business in Grand Teton National Park may be sharing some of their earnings with the ... [more]

Near-censure of Mead rattles GOP convention

May 6, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  EVANSTON -- Gov. Matt Mead narrowly avoided being branded with a censure resolution at the Wyoming Republican Party Convention in Evanston on Saturday.
The ... [more]

Xenia Ellen White Chopping Green

May 5, 2014 - Staff:  Xenia Ellen White Chopping Green died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Poplar Living Center in Casper. She was 99 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and interment ... [more]

Cowboys ink shooting guard from Sweden

May 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A Swedish shooting guard who played prep basketball in Kansas this year is headed to the University of Wyoming.
Cowboy head coach Larry Shyatt ... [more]

Massey and Kaufman go 1-2 on home golf course

May 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Trey Massey and Scott Kaufman the Lander Tigers finished in the top two spots Friday at the Lander Invitational golf tournament.
Massey claimed his home ... [more]

Baker, Parrish among top performers in Meeteetse

May 5, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was an eclectic mix of teams at the Meeteetse Invite Friday afternoon in southern Park County. Schools ranged from very competitive Class 3-A squads Cody ... [more]

Several Tigers win events on Pinedale track

May 5, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Lander Valley High School and Western Heritage Lutheran Academy made the trek over South Pass to the Mountain Man Classic at Pinedale for a track meet on ... [more]

Raiders overpower Rawlins 11-2 to open baseball season

May 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders knocked out the Rawlins Generals 11-2 in their American Legion baseball season opener Saturday in Green River.
The contest was stopped ... [more]

KW shuts out Riverton girls 3-0

May 5, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines girls soccer team continued to struggle finding offensive flow and was shut out by the Casper Kelly Walsh Lady Trojans 3-0 ... [more]

Lander girls gutsy in 2-1 win vs. Cody

May 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a showdown between two of the elite Class 3-A girls soccer teams in the state, the Lander Tigers edged Cody 2-1 Saturday afternoon in Lander.
The Tigers ... [more]

Red-hot Tiger boys win three straight

May 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three more victories were produced during the week by the Lander Tigers on the soccer field.
The Tigers ended the busy stretch on Saturday in a 3-1 win over ... [more]

Fremont County track athletes make marks at elite showcase in Casper

May 5, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  A handful of Fremont County athletes competed at the Wyoming Track Classic in Casper Friday Evening at Harry Geldien Stadium.
Riverton senior Ashtyn Leisy and ... [more]

RHS boys cannot turn opportunities to goals, fall 1-0 KW

May 5, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Casper Kelly Walsh Trojan boys soccer team, smarting from giving up a whopping six goals in Rock Springs Friday, changed to a more defensive set and shut ... [more]

Shape-shifting on campaign finance

May 5, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  To be fair, most Republicans have never hidden their distaste for campaign-finance laws that place limits on how much someone can give to a political candidate ... [more]

Voters, remember who voted for SF 104 in the Legislature

May 5, 2014 - Gene Olmsted, Powell:  Editor:
Concerning the unconstitutionality of SF 104, which Sen. Hank Coe of Cody was largely responsible for formulating and getting it passed, the ... [more]

Disrupting the order -- on purpose

May 5, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Sometimes it's fun to do, and to watch.

It was a game we teachers sometimes played, especially if the in-service was extremely dull, repetitive or ... [more]

Airline inquiry

May 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If we woo a new carrier, there will be questions and answers for both sides

The new task force assigned the duty of getting to the bottom of ... [more]

Wyoming digest

May 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Alice Uden son: 'I hate you'
CHEYENNE -- Jurors heard emotional testimony Friday from one of the sons of a Missouri woman on trial for allegedly ... [more]

Season's final opera Saturday in Lander

May 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola," the last presentation of the 2014-14 season of Lander Met Opera, will be shown at 11 a.m. Saturday the Carnegie Room of the ... [more]

Mead survives censure move 145-132 at convention

May 5, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Incumbent Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead emphasized his accomplishments over his past three years in office in an address Saturday to Republican delegates to the state ... [more]

Decreasing mule deer population to be focus of new state working group

May 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Concern has been raised about mule deer hunting in general license areas 92, 94, 96, 97 and 160.

Wyoming Game and Fish is forming a public input ... [more]

Potential farmers market sites compared

May 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Organizers continue to consider new location options for the weekly farmers market that has taken place in downtown Riverton for the past several ... [more]

Rink think

May 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton has no public ice skating area outdoors, but volunteers and city rec leaders plan to change that

Decades ago in Riverton, many local ... [more]

Pavillion-area water delivery to start where wells contaminated

May 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Pavillion-area residents are creating an organization to provide household water to locals in an area under study for groundwater contamination.
The ... [more]

Steven Travis Warren

May 5, 2014 - Staff:  Steven Travis Warren, of St. Stephen's, died Monday, April 28, 2014, in Laramie. He was 4 years old.
A rosary was Sunday, May 4, at the Judy Warren residence, ... [more]

The way it was: Pioneer Days queens -- 1961

May 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander's Pioneer Days festivities were still a couple of months away in May 1961, put preparations already were off and running.
An enjoyable preview of the ... [more]

Digest

May 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Art students selling chili, ceramics
Central Wyoming College ceramics students will sell homemade chili in handmade bowls at a fundraiser Wednesday in ... [more]