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Lander girls ousted from 3-A regional by Mountain View

Mar 8, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A 1-2 record from the Lander Valley High School Tiger girls basketball team at the Class 3-A West regional basketball tournament left them one win short of ... [more]

Third place at 4-A West regional for Wolverine girls; state opens Thursday

Mar 8, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  EVANSTON -- The Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team jumped on the Rock Springs Lady Tigers 49-41 and captured third place in the Class 4-A West regional ... [more]

RHS boys runner-up at regional

Mar 8, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines open the Class 4-A state tournament Thursday against Cheyenne East.

EVANSTON -- After upsetting pre-tournament favorite Casper Kelly ... [more]

Tigers roll Powell for 3-A West regional crown

Mar 8, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander plays Wheatland in the opening round of the state tournament on Thursday.

Three straight victories lifted the Lander Valley High School Tigers ... [more]

St. Stephen's girls give up big lead, drop championship game in 1-A

Mar 8, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- Sometimes the fairy tale doesn't have a happy ending.  The St. Stephen's Eagle girls, seeking their first-ever state basketball championship, fell ... [more]

Eight Wyoming Indian students visit college to learn about careers

Mar 8, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  For eight Wyoming Indian Middle School eighth-graders, Central Wyoming College displayed an array of careers for their young minds to consider after they took ... [more]

Mead to press for Medicaid solution

Mar 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead told state lawmakers Friday that, having rejected Medicaid expansion, the burden's on them to come up with a solution for ... [more]

State rig count lowest in years

Mar 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  NEW YORK -- The number of rigs drilling for oil and gas in Wyoming continues to slide.
Petroleum industry service company Baker Hughes says just 32 rigs are ... [more]

Alumnus designs new logo for CWC

Mar 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Tyler Zenk is a user interface/user experience designer in Nashville.

Tyler Zenk, who recently redesigned the logo for Central Wyoming College, said ... [more]

District 14 selects St. Clair for superintendent position

Mar 8, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 14 Board of Trustees has hired Wyoming Indian Elementary School principal Owen St. Clair as its new superintendent.
The ... [more]

UW Extension bulletin explores new farm bill

Mar 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  The report focuses on the roles of the legislation's programs in Wyoming.

An overview of the new farm bill and its importance to Wyoming is explored ... [more]

The way it was: Gerald Ford speech -- 1965

Mar 8, 2015 - Staff:  Well-known faces -- local and national -- assembled in Lander 50 years ago this week at a Republican Party banquet at the old Lander Elks Club.
Guest of honor ... [more]

Voluntary conservation is key to avoid federal intervention

Mar 8, 2015 - John Crabtree, Center for Rural Affairs, Lyons, Neb.:  Editor:
Tourism and recreation are economically vital in the West. A 2014 study examining the economic impact of visitors to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ... [more]

Tribal liaisons

Mar 8, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Wyoming Legislature has taken steps to improve a faltering program

In a year during which some observers are quick to describe the Wyoming ... [more]

Airport leaders explore changing facility's name

Mar 8, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Regional Airport Board is revisiting the idea of changing or adding to the name of the airport.
The discussion Feb. 20 began when Jim Steinhoff ... [more]

Skate park lands $100k grant; nears funding goal

Mar 8, 2015 - By Eric Blom and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  A newly announced $100,000 grant means organizers are closing in on their fundraising goal to build a new skate park in Riverton.
Construction is slated to ... [more]

Non-game animals focus of new study by state researchers

Mar 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wildlife species in Wyoming that aren't the target of hunters and anglers will be getting a closer look from researchers, ranging from a wolverine ... [more]

Catching 'Star Trek' on skip

Mar 8, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  I'll always be grateful to Leonard Nimoy and 'Star Trek.'

Do you remember attending national school assemblies in the gym on special afternoons when ... [more]

Groundbreaking set for Monday on UW's High Bay lab facility

Mar 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The building will contain about 90,000 square feet of high-bay and traditional laboratory space.

LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming and state elected ... [more]

Legislature finishes; critics say state's poor were shorted

Mar 8, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Medicaid could rise again, says Bebout

The Wyoming Legislature has adjourned for the year, but not without weathering criticism from some who say say ... [more]

BLM seeks bids for off-range pastures to house wild horses

Mar 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Proposals will be accepted from residents through April 22.

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking proposals for new off-range pasture facilities ... [more]

Cougars win state 2-A title

Mar 8, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- It's been a long and winding road from a 1975 loss at War Memorial Fieldhouse in Laramie to the first-ever state boys basketball championship for the ... [more]


Mar 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Rep. Patton still hospitalized
SHERIDAN -- A Sheridan lawmaker remains hospitalized with a lung ailment after the Wyoming Legislature wrapped up its ... [more]

UW ending regular year at Lobos

Mar 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming men's basketball team closes the regular season with a tall task at New Mexico on Saturday at 6 p.m. MT.
The Cowboys ... [more]

Lander boys winners in regional opener; girls lose to Star Valley

Mar 6, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After losing their last two regular season boys basketball games, the Lander Valley High School Tigers kicked into high gear Thursday night in the opening ... [more]

Two losses send SHS girls home from state

Mar 6, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  On paper it was supposed to be a blowout, but a valiant effort by the Shoshoni girls gave undefeated and top-ranked Southeast Goshen a battle in a 41-31 win ... [more]

Lady Chiefs win squeaker to open 2-A state play

Mar 6, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- The cliché is always the same: "It's about the kids." But Thursday's opening-round 45-44 win by the Wyoming Indian Lady Chiefs was more about the ... [more]

Rustler women reach Region IX semis; men end year in 74-66 loss

Mar 6, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  For the second straight Region IX women's basketball game, the Central Wyoming College Rustlers had a wire-to-wire victory.
Behind three players in double ... [more]

Cougars start fast, hold off Lusk in first round

Mar 6, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River meets Greybull in the Class 2-A boys semifinal at at 9 p.m. Friday.

CASPER -- Wind River stunned the Lusk Tigers in the opening round of ... [more]

Eagle girls in state semis after beating Kaycee

Mar 6, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- The Lady Eagles of St. Stephen's advanced to the Class 1-A girls state semifinals Thursday with a solid 59-50 win over third-seeded Kaycee in ... [more]