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Eighth-graders led push to put cameras on school buses

Mar 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kids 'wanted to make a change'

Pavillion students were instrumental in getting legislation passed this year to improve safety on school buses in ... [more]

Wyoming comeback falls short in quarterfinal loss to UNLV

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A furious comeback fell a few points short.
The Wyoming Cowboys looked dead in the water late on Thursday afternoon, leaking on the interior and trailing UNLV ... [more]

Let the good times roll; March Madness is near

Mar 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  College basketball is in the middle of the best couple weeks of the season.
Things are getting exciting with all the postseason tournaments going on all ... [more]

Wolverine girls fall to Central 55-48 in state elimination game

Mar 14, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- The Riverton Lady Wolverines fell behind early, fought back to take a third-quarter lead, but couldn't hang on and lost Friday morning to the ... [more]

Glenrock cages Tigers in first-round upset at 3-A state tournament

Mar 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- A dream season turned into a nightmare for the Lander Tigers on Thursday night at the Casper Events Center in the opening round of the Class 3-A ... [more]

Today

Mar 14, 2014 - Staff:  Births
FIELDS

A son was born to Kimberlee and Keely Fields, of RIverton, at 6:13 p.m. Feb. 6 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 6.9 ... [more]

Trinity Lutheran School joins drink pouch recycling program

Mar 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Trinity Lutheran School students are recycling and earning money for their school.
By collecting drink pouches from the lunchroom or classroom, the students ... [more]

Third CWC forensic team member qualifies for nationals

Mar 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  A third member of Central Wyoming College's forensics team qualified for a national tournament after competing in an event at Glendale Community College in ... [more]

Oldham, Pingetzer named Wyoming FFA Regional Stars Award recipients

Mar 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- Agriculture savvy, time management, organization, record-keeping and an outstanding work ethic are just a few of the characteristics all of the ... [more]

Debate over military sexual assaults still far from over

Mar 14, 2014 - By Richard Lardner, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The tumult over how to stop sexual assaults in the U.S. military is a long way from over as Congress grapples to find legislative solutions and ... [more]

Would our men answer the call today if it were sounded?

Mar 14, 2014 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
My father was the last Pearl Harbor survivor here in Riverton, so I had a close relationship to the actual events.
We took my father back to Pearl ... [more]

Begging to differ with the job rankings

Mar 14, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Newspaper reporter is the worst job in America? A statistical analyst might say so, but that certainly hasn't been my experience.

Well, this is ... [more]

Before it's there

Mar 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Creative approaches in construction and staffing hallmarks of new K-3 plans

Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton is taking an ingenious ... [more]

Digest

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Shooter delusional, says doctor
CHEYENNE -- A doctor says a Cheyenne man facing a possible death sentence suffers from a delusional disorder.
A jury in ... [more]

Governor off to Australia for coal confab

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead heads to Australia next week to participate in a conference on advanced coal technology. He will also evaluate how the ... [more]

Exchange student dies in fall at Denver hotel

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- An international student attending Northwest College in Powell has died after falling from a balcony at a Denver hotel.
Levy Thamba died after ... [more]

Bison OK on bigger area outside park

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- The Montana Supreme Court has let stand the state's decision to allow migrating bison to roam across 70,000 acres of land outside Yellowstone ... [more]

Another superintendent leaving District 38

Mar 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The resignation of Chantell Denson was confirmed Wednesday after one year in the position.

Superintendent Chantell Denson of Fremont County School ... [more]

City might end fees for park reservations and certain business licensing

Mar 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is considering loosening regulations pertaining to city park reservations and business service licenses.
City council member voiced no ... [more]

Commissioner Becker, Assessor Berg confirm their re-election bids

Mar 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two more Fremont County elected officials are seek re-election.
First-term Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker, R-Riverton, announced his re-election ... [more]

Charles A. Boyle

Mar 14, 2014 - Staff:  Charles A. Boyle died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. He was 86 years old.
A rosary will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March ... [more]

Rolan Rudolph Himes

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Rolan Rudolph Himes died Monday, March 10, 2014, in Riverton. He was 83 years old.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Riverton Christian ... [more]

LVHS girls scare No. 1 Douglas before dropping state-tournament opener

Mar 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander now faces Torrington in a consolation game Friday at Casper College.

CASPER -- An upset alert was sounded Thursday morning by the Lander ... [more]

Sheridan beats feisty RHS girls at state

Mar 13, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Still alive for the consolation trophy, Riverton plays Cheyenne Central next.

CASPER -- Playing in their first state basketball tournament in 11 ... [more]

Today

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
CHASE

Willy "Red" Chase, 54, formerly of Fremont County, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, at his home in Worland. Celebration of life services will be at ... [more]

State Attorney General reaches settlements with shell companies

Mar 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Attorney General has reached settlements with companies that were registered in Wyoming, or claimed to be headquartered in Wyoming, but ... [more]

Businesses recognized at award ceremony

Mar 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Individuals and businesses in the travel and hospitality industry were recognized during the annual REACH Awards luncheon held at Little America in Cheyenne. ... [more]

Volunteers 'Dancing with the Stars' to raise funds for CES

Mar 13, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  Rehearsals are under way for Dancing with the Stars-Lander, a local event modeled after the popular television series that will raise money for Community Entry ... [more]

CIA vs. Senate is a mess, and it might even be more than that

Mar 13, 2014 - The Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram:  Government spying from Washington has become government spying on Washington and may have escalated into a full constitutional crisis.
That's how Senate ... [more]

Language is clear; Riverton townsite was removed from the reservation, with no lease

Mar 13, 2014 - Tess Piercy, Riverton:  Editor:
The recent letter to the editor about a lease of the Riverton tons requires a factual response.
Apparently, there are area residents who continue to ... [more]