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RHS marching band preps for contest

Sep 25, 2013 - Staff:  Rylan Peranteaux looked at bandmate Bryan VanSkike as he aligned himself during Riverton High School marching band practice Tuesday at Wolverine Field. Band ... [more]

Wolverine swimmers to Lander for Thursday dual

Sep 25, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School swim team will continue its season Thursday afternoon with a dual meet at Lander.
The meet is set to begin at 4 p.m. at the Lander ... [more]

Hill wins steer-wrestling buckle at Chadron rodeo

Sep 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Veteran Central Wyoming College Rustler cowboy Coltin Hill recorded the quickest time on his way to winning the steer wrestling title Sunday at the Chadron ... [more]

SHS girls claim title at Thermopolis VB invitational

Sep 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers picked up five consecutive victories on the volleyball court Saturday to claim the Thermopolis Invitational title.
Shoshoni capped off ... [more]

We can have both art and coal

Sep 25, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  And let's not ask college trustees to be art critics

Run trustees, run.
Do not get into the business of being  Wyoming's art censors.
That's not ... [more]

Make things right with loved ones while you can

Sep 25, 2013 - Paul Bell Jr., St. Stephen's:  Editor:
Over the past several years and more recently felt by the families close to those we have lost this year, so far, I pray for those we must lose ... [more]

Pay for the truck

Sep 25, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Even as investigations continue, some parties ought to cover costs for the Pavillion water truck

By now, feelings are deeply ingrained in the case of ... [more]

Educators getting first look at new evaluation process for schools

Sep 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Education has given educators in the state a sneak preview of how state schools will be graded on accountability.
The ... [more]

Ag secretary backs South Dakota in spat over railroad

Sep 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Track in Wyoming is involved in the case.

PIERRE, S.D. -- The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture is backing South Dakota in the state's effort to make sure ... [more]

Digest

Sep 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Horses still need WNV vaccine
CHEYENNE -- Despite the onset of fall, cases of West Nile Virus in horses continue to be reported throughout the state of ... [more]

Wyoming sees tamer wildfire season in 2013

Sep 25, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  While neighboring states saw large wildfires this summer, Wyoming had a comparatively tame fire season due to timely rain, fewer dry lightning strikes and ... [more]

Officials label Burroughs Fire inactive, lift all closures in area

Sep 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Burroughs Fire north of Dubois has been labeled inactive, and all closures in the area have been lifted.
"There's just nothing really happening to it ... [more]

Storm drops 9 inches of snow on Togwotee Pass

Sep 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The mountains above Dubois were transformed overnight by a winter storm that dropped 9 inches of snow on Togwotee Pass by 11:30 a.m., officials said.
"It got ... [more]

Judge orders county to cover attorney fees of plaintiffs in 2005 civil rights case

Sep 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The majority of the $960,000 bill will be paid by the county's insurance provider.

A federal judge has awarded $960,000 in attorney fees to ... [more]

Today

Sep 25, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
DuRYEA

Betty DuRyea, 80, of Riverton, died Friday, Sept. 6, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. Per her request, cremation has taken ... [more]

Isabell 'Izzy' Wolf

Sep 25, 2013 - Staff:  Isabell "Izzy" Wolf, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 73 years old.
Per her request, ... [more]

Charles 'Don' Boles

Sep 25, 2013 - Staff:  Charles "Don" Boles, of Riverton, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 85 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken ... [more]

Willie Jacobs

Sep 25, 2013 - Staff:  Willie Jacobs, of Kirby, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Thermopolis. He was 63 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and a family memorial service will be at ... [more]

Betty DuRyea

Sep 25, 2013 - Staff:  Betty DuRyea, of Riverton, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home. She was 80 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place, and ... [more]

Lander boys edged by one stroke at regional golf

Sep 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jackson edged the Lander Valley High School boys golf team by one stroke Saturday for the Class 3-A West conference title in Powell.
Jackson put up a score of ... [more]

Road split for CWC volleyball team; home opener coming Friday

Sep 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Central Wyoming College Rustlers split a pair of volleyball matches last weekend at the Wyo-Braska tournament in Torrington.
The victory for the Rustlers ... [more]

Enjoy sports, but maintain the proper perspective as well

Sep 24, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The lead story in October's Atlantic Monthly was one I didn't want to see when I opened my Kindle reader last Friday.
"How Sports are Ruining High School. The ... [more]

Today

Sep 24, 2013 - Staff:  Births
VANDIJK

A son was born to Noelle Weimann, and Feike Van Dijk, of Lander, at 1:43 p.m. Sept. 4, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed ... [more]

Milestone for WINhealth

Sep 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  WINhealth achieved the first step in accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
WINhealth received notice this week that it has been ... [more]

'Positive feeling' about shelter and how cats are handled there

Sep 24, 2013 - Louise Manor, Riverton:  Editor:
Responding to the letter to the editor from Pat Stevens about the Riverton animal shelter, I can say that anything negative that happened to her with ... [more]

U.S.not isolationist, but skeptical

Sep 24, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  President Obama and his aides were surprised this month by the strength of public opposition to their call for military action against Syria. They shouldn't ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Too soon?
We published a picture showing the season's first snow last week, but it was barely a dusting. Plus, it fell in the mountains above Dubois, ... [more]

Digest

Sep 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Motors banned on Snake River
JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission has approved a ban on motorized watercraft along the Snake River in Jackson ... [more]

Wyoming's first lottery director chosen; game has 2014 target

Sep 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Jon Clontz starts work Oct. 7 as CEO at a salary of $165,000 a year.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Lottery Corporation on Monday announced its selection of ... [more]

Cheyenne leaders say missile base still desirable and vital

Sep 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Cheyenne business group has launched a website to make the case for U.S. land-based missiles, a third of which are operated from F.E. Warren Air ... [more]

New snow truck added to airport fleet

Sep 24, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new set of wheels soon will be cruising around the Riverton Regional Airport.
The Riverton City Council has approved a bid from Jack's Truck and Equipment ... [more]

WACO meets in Lander

Sep 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Good turnout expected from state's county officials

Registration exceeded expectations for a statewide conference of county officials this week in ... [more]

County thinks back taxes still owed on piece of land taken into trust by tribe

Sep 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners were split in their opinions, however.

Back taxes led the Fremont County Commission to object Sept. 10 to the taking of a 199-acre ... [more]

Woman killed by gunshot; thought accidental

Sep 24, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman has died after being shot in the abdomen Saturday afternoon in her home.
Officials said the accident was initiated by the woman's husband, who ... [more]

First dirt being moved at justice center site -- for testing

Sep 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Passersby should soon see the first dirt moved at the site of the proposed Riverton justice center project.
But it won't be for construction.
Rather, ... [more]

Kathryn "Kathi" Lynn Tibbets

Sep 24, 2013 - Staff:  Kathryn "Kathi" Lynn Tibbets died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Wichita, Kan., after a five-year battle with breast cancer. She was 45 years old.
An informal ... [more]

Woodrow James Allen

Sep 24, 2013 - Staff:  Woodrow James Allen, formerly of Lander, died after a six-year battle with cancer Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, surrounded by friends and family. He was 69 years ... [more]

Geboe "Sonny" William Day Jr.

Sep 24, 2013 - Staff:  Geboe "Sonny" William Day Jr. died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. He was 53 years old.
Services have ... [more]

Chiefs crush St. Stephen's 86-6 in 6-man play

Sep 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The last football game played at St. Stephen's before Friday night saw the Eagles shut out the Jackson Hole Broncs 24-0 on the old field just west of the ... [more]

Rams still unbeaten in 6-man after downing Hulett

Sep 22, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Dubois Rams survived their toughest challenge of the season in the shadow of Devils Tower with a 68-40 win over the previously unbeaten Hulett Red Devils. ... [more]