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Wind River eliminates Chiefs in classic at 2-A West regional

Mar 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian had beaten the Cougars three times this season, the four game went Wind River's way.

The fourth time was the charm for the Wind ... [more]

St. Stephen's girls run to brink of West crown in close Cokeville game

Mar 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was the game everyone thought it would be between the St. Stephen's girls and Cokeville in the Class 1-A West championship Saturday afternoon in ... [more]

New year, same story as Tigers win another 3-A state swim crown

Mar 1, 2015 - By Judy Crawford:  GILLETTE -- The Lander Tigers won their remarkable 19th consecutive Class 3-A boys state swimming and diving championship in Gillette on Saturday. ... [more]

Completing a prized collection

Mar 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:   After 37 years, I've got at least one of each of the Peace dollars

Dimes, quarters, nickels, pennies and even half dollars don't bring much notice ... [more]

Stocks and the state

Mar 1, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Playing the market with state money is worth considering -- very carefully

For at least a decade, Wyoming's legislators and government financial ... [more]

Entertaining lineup at Winter Fair

Mar 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Nearing its 50th anniversary, the Wyoming State Winter Fair welcomes disciplines and visitors to several venues this month for the 48th statewide celebration ... [more]

Digest

Mar 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man killed in crash as he fled police
CHEYENNE -- Authorities are investigating after a man was killed in crash as he fled from police in Cheyenne. The ... [more]

Panel downs bill on re-trials if new evidence found

Mar 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming currently allows the option of re-trail only when there is DNA evidence that was not available at the time of conviction.

CHEYENNE -- A Senate ... [more]

Prescribed fire projects planned on southern end of national forest

Mar 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest is planning to implement prescribed fire projects on the southern half of the forest as weather and fuel conditions allow this ... [more]

Museums expand outdoor trek programs

Mar 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County museums have partnered with the Wind River Visitors Council to expand a program that has been popular for the Dubois Museum.
Beginning in ... [more]

The way it was: Lander fire --1993

Mar 1, 2015 - Staff:  Fire is a never-ending threat to small businesses, and Fremont County had seen numerous destructive fires in its business community before the big blaze in ... [more]

State's road plans harder due to fed fund maze

Mar 1, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Piecemeal federal highway funding for Wyoming in recent years has complicated long-term planning by state road managers and contractors, according to the head ... [more]

Tribal liaison bill progresses

Mar 1, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Job would be under the governor, not the tribes

CHEYENNE -- A bill restructuring the state's tribal liaison program advanced in the Wyoming House of ... [more]

City council picks members for board vacancies

Mar 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Lars Baker has announced the names of the applicants who were picked to fill the vacancies on several city boards.
The council voted to accept ... [more]

Riverton schools to see upgrades

Mar 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has scheduled several improvement projects for the year.
In January, the board of trustees awarded a bid to Mid-Valley ... [more]

Last-second free throws doom Cougs in 2-A opener

Feb 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Greybull's Treston Tracy hit two free throws with 3.1 seconds left to edge the Wind River Cougars 56-54 in the opening round of the Class 2-A West regional ... [more]

Bad end to regular season for Riverton boys vs. Evanston

Feb 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Evanston tightened up the Class 4-A West conference boys basketball standings Thursday night in a 56-41 victory vs. the Riverton Wolverines.
The game ... [more]

St. Stephen's girls pull away from Farson

Feb 27, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The high flying St. Stephen's Eagles were grounded a bit in opening round action at the 1-A West girls regional in the auxiliary gym at Lander Valley High ... [more]

Eagle boys win tough one over Cokeville

Feb 27, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was the type of game you hope to see in opening round of a regional tournament, with multiple ties, a bit of foul-induced drama, and scoring spurts.
St. ... [more]

Wolverine girls end conference year in 50-45 win

Feb 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Riverton High School Wolverines landed in doubles figures Thursday night to secure a 50-45 girls basketball victory over the Evanston Lady Red Devils at ... [more]

Chiefs beat Shoshoni, reach region semis

Feb 27, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Trailing early and missing their leading scorer, the Wyoming Indian Chiefs overcame the deficit to easily pull away from Shoshoni for a 58-41 win in ... [more]

Today

Feb 27, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BARRETT

Jeremy Joseph "Bear" Barrett, 40, died Wednesday, Feb. 25. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at Davis Funeral Home. ... [more]

Catholic college chooses not to participate in federal programs

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Catholic College Board of Directors has chosen not participate in federal student loan and grant programs after spending several months analyzing ... [more]

RMS names students to honor roll

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the second-quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 31st day of the 2015 General Session:
GUNS IN SCHOOLS: The Senate placed on the general file a bill ... [more]

Airport board seats filled; alternates in place as well

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Response to the City of Riverton's recent call for volunteers to serve on municipal boards was favorable for the Riverton Regional Airport Board.
The city ... [more]

College trying to fill key PBS positions

Feb 27, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Longtime public TV general manager Ruby Calvert is retiring effective June 30.

Administrators at Central Wyoming College have begun their search for ... [more]

Results announced in sled dog race

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Jerry Bath of Lander finished ninth in the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, which ended Feb. 8
The defending champion won the competition. ... [more]

Phone scam hitting Lander area

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Another phone scam is hitting the Lander area, and the caller is threatening residents that they will be arrested if they do not pay.
The Lander Police ... [more]

County acquires land to widen road

Feb 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners approved increasing their contract with engineers on the Lander project by $38,000.

Fremont County officially acquired small parcels ... [more]