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Cowboy golfers second after two rounds of MWC tourney

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Wyoming's Kamrin Allen shot a 76 (+5) during the second round of the 2014 Mountain West Championship on the par-71, 7,144 yard ... [more]

Two more big victories in the books for LVHS boys

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander boys nearly pitched a shutout on the soccer weekend with a road sweep over Douglas and Torrington.
Friday in Goshen County, the Tigers blew past ... [more]

Big day for Western Heritage on track

Apr 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  DUBOIS -- It was a homecoming weekend of sorts on a weekend with competition limited by proms, pow wows and basketball tournaments.
Thermopolis head track ... [more]

Lander girls bombard two opponents on soccer field

Apr 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Ella Walsh pulled off a second-half hat trick to pace the Tiger effort
on Saturday.


The Lander Valley High School girls moved to 10-1 on the soccer ... [more]

Herr blisters field in 400 on Douglas oval; Watts wins 100 meters again

Apr 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  A personal best of 49.94 Friday by Lander's Tristen Herr in the 400-meter dash highlighted a three-team entry of Fremont County Schools at the Douglas Track ... [more]

Wolverines stay in race for West 4-A soccer title

Apr 28, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team completed a Class 4-A league sweep over Rock Springs with a 3-2 win Friday on the road in Sweetwater County.
The ... [more]

The rich just got more powerful

Apr 28, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Thanks to the Supreme Court, the 1 percent is free at last to try and buy the kind of government it prefers.

In his 1972 epic on the origins of the ... [more]

Prying information out of Cheyenne

Apr 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Give it a try if you like, but don't expect much.

Test pilot Chuck Yeager turns to his friend and fellow pilot Jack Ridley and says, "Well, I'll tell ... [more]

The EPA border ruling is 'correct,' so please send the back payment for royalties

Apr 28, 2014 - Lane Turner, Riverton:  Editor:
I believe the EPA decision about Riverton and all areas with in 50 miles of the Wind River Indian Reservation to be correct. I also believe that if ... [more]

Unsettling spectacle

Apr 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our county museums system longs for a period of long-term stability

It is unsettling to witness the arrest and pending prosecution of former Fremont ... [more]

State needs alternative to lethal injection for executions, prisons boss says

Apr 28, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Many states have had problems getting execution drugs.

The head of the Wyoming Department of Corrections wants state lawmakers to consider ... [more]

Microsoft plans for data center

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Microsoft Corp. plans to build another data center in Cheyenne, bringing its total investment in Wyoming's capital city to nearly $500 ... [more]

Double killer locked up for rest of his life

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge has sentenced a Cheyenne man to three life prison terms without the possibility of parole for the killings of two women and the wounding of ... [more]

State marking 15th year of wind energy production

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Wyoming last week marked its 15th anniversary of wind generated electricity in the state. What began with 69 turbines in Carbon County has grown into ... [more]

Lawmakers tilting away from special session on Cindy Hill

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Members of the Legislature's Joint Education Interim Committee don't see an urgent need for a special session to deal with fallout from a court ... [more]

Road to Wyoming slide area could reopen soon

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Officials in Jackson say residents might soon regain use of the only road to their homes near a slow-moving landslide.
Crews have piled 400 tons of ... [more]

The way it was: Uranium meeting -- 1953

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The discovery of the famed Lucky Mc uranium deposits in the Gas Hills east of Riverton sparked a rush of new prospecting in Fremont County.
Ordinary citizens ... [more]

United Tribes Club powwow set

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Colorful regalia, artisans, American Indian drummers and dancers and a powerful social gathering are all part of the Central Wyoming College United Tribes Club ... [more]

Family displaced after blaze destroys trailer home

Apr 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Dubois fire chief Mike Franchini said the incident does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

No one was injured in a fire Wednesday afternoon that ... [more]

CWC to present choral masterwork

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Collegiate Chorale and special guest musicians will present Carl Orff's choral masterwork "Carmina Burana" on Saturday in the ... [more]

Digest

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  World Book Night coming to county
The Fort Washakie School-Community Library will celebrate World Book Night with a book giveaway at 5 p.m. ... [more]

Extension offers pesticide class

Apr 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The University of Wyoming Fremont County Extension will host a spring private pesticide user school May 5 so farmers, ranchers and hired hands can pass their ... [more]

Lightning jolts city, starts fire, kills one bird

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  A lightning strike over central Riverton on Saturday afternoon rattled windows and startled residents but caused only minor damage when it hit a tree.
The ... [more]

Man bound over for kidnapping incident at bank

Apr 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has been bound over to District Court on kidnapping and domestic assault charges stemming from an incident on April 8.
An affidavit in the ... [more]

First lottery in Wyoming

Apr 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Likely enticed by the 6 percent commission, many local business owners are eager to learn how they could sell lottery tickets when the Wyoming Lottery launches ... [more]

From first snowflake, 'water year' is long and important

Apr 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The first snowflake of the "water year" drifted down sometime on Sept. 25 and settled on Togwotee Pass. More followed, falling thick and fast to pile up and ... [more]

CWC to name new president at meeting Tuesday evening

Apr 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The three finalists for the presidency are Dr. Paul Kraft, Dr. Jason Wood and Dr. Cristobal Valdez.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has ... [more]

Busy Saturday on Riverton's volleyball courts for AAU event

Apr 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Gyms will be filled all over Riverton for the AAU volleyball tournament Saturday.
There are slated to be 35 volleyball teams in for the one-day ... [more]

RHS track teams look to peak for postseason

Apr 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The final lap is here for the Riverton Wolverines in the 2014 track and field season.
The Wolverines competed at the Douglas Invitational on Friday.
RHS ... [more]

Wind River athlete hurdled rare cancer, now in top form

Apr 25, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  A nagging bump on Dylan Lookingbill's arm was diagnosed as multi-cell sarcoma, a rare form of cancer virtually unknown in healthy, athletic young ... [more]