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Rustler women top Sheridan; men end regular year with loss

Feb 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coming next up for the CWC teams is the Region IX tournament.

Freshman McKenley Hellstern sealed victory for the Central Wyoming College Lady ... [more]

Last-second shot bounces in for KW to down Riverton girls

Feb 24, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Despite woeful shooting and committing 21 turnovers, the Riverton Lady Wolverines managed to keep Saturday's Class 4-A league battle against the Casper Kelly ... [more]

Cowboys lose at CSU

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Senior guard Nathan Sobey scored 15 points and the University of Wyoming men's basketball team was tied with Colorado State, 31-31, at halftime, but the Rams ... [more]

Wolverine boys drop low-scoring West 4-A battle to Casper KW

Feb 24, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For three quarters, the Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team went toe to toe with Class 4-A West conference leader Casper Kelly Walsh Saturday in Wolverine ... [more]

Chiefs down Wind River 84-46, clinch conference with 7-1 record

Feb 24, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  PAVILLION -- Peaking at the end of the season is a key to successful tournament play.  While the regular season for Wyoming Indian High School's boys was ... [more]

LVHS girls surprise Park County teams

Feb 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Lady Tigers continued their surge up the ladder in the Class 3-A West conference with two dramatic victories over Powell and Cody.
The ... [more]

Lander claims 3-A West title with wins vs. Powell, Cody

Feb 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Back-to-back wins against Powell and Cody over the weekend locked up the regular season Class 3-A West boys title for the Lander Tigers.
Lander took down ... [more]

Times change, but the schedule doesn't

Feb 24, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  I figure I've written up about 2,000 games over the past 20 years -- and that's just basketball.

The first newspaper sports story I ever wrote covered ... [more]

Public defenders often in tough position, deserve appreciation

Feb 24, 2014 - Dany Kurttila, Riverton:  Editor:
I recently read an article in your paper concerning public defenders. It occurred to me that those providing that service have an often thankless, but ... [more]

Your health insurance

Feb 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Political jousting has a way of overshadowing real-world experience. When the "experts" get to arguing before a national audience, the argument can come to ... [more]

Day 10 at the Wyoming Legislature

Feb 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on Friday, Feb. 21, the 10th day of the 2014 Budget Session:
BUDGET BILL: Both the Wyoming House and ... [more]

Nuke test scores actually fell during alleged cheating

Feb 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Last summer, when dozens of nuclear missile officers are alleged to have cheated on exams, test scores were among the lowest of the year, ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Feb 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Teen kills attempted abductor
GILLETTE -- Campbell County sheriff's officials say a 15-year-old boy fatally shot a man who was trying to abduct a woman ... [more]

Lawmakers tackle budget add-ons

Feb 24, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Both houses of the Wyoming Legislature waded through dozens of proposed amendments to the state's budget bill on Friday, defeating one in the Senate ... [more]

The way it was: Wyoming Commission on the Status of Women -- 1966

Feb 24, 2014 - Staff:  Two of Wyoming's best-known women helped launch the new Wyoming Commission on the Status of Women in the 1960s, and Fremont County was well-represented.
When ... [more]

National forest officials delay public meetings

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Shoshone National Forest officials have postponed four public meetings scheduled this week due to winter storms and "adverse driving conditions."
The meetings ... [more]

Digest

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  State winter fair begins Friday
The 2014 Wyoming State Winter Fair will begin with a new event Friday in Lander.
Seven teams have signed up for the ... [more]

Man gets year added to prison sentence after escape attempt

Feb 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Northern Arapaho man was sentenced Feb. 5 to 13 more months in federal prison after trying to escape from a halfway house in Gillette.
Garrett Blackburn, ... [more]

Miss Native American USA to exhibit work

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino will display the art of Miss Native American USA Sarah Ortegon throughout the spring.
Ortegon will open her exhibit with a ... [more]

Juvenile justice center woes remain; entities finalize memorandum

Feb 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After more than a year of not having a juvenile detention center to work with, the Northern Arapaho Family Services Department finalized a memorandum of ... [more]

Land mine detecting dog to visit Riverton school

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  A land mine detecting dog will travel across Wyoming this week, visiting schools as part of the Children Against Mines Program.
The weeklong tour will stop ... [more]

Three spots open on St. Stephen's school board

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The St. Stephen's Indian School Educational Association is having an election for its board of directors March 11. Candidates will be elected to represent ... [more]

'Prince Igor' comes to Carnegie Room

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander MetOpera will present Alexander Borodin's "Prince Igor" in a live HDTV broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday.
The opera is famous for the ... [more]

Optional 1 percent tax now generating about $170,000 per month

Feb 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With money rolling in for the City of Riverton from the optional 1 percent sales tax, the city council approved advertising for bid schedules 1 and 2 as part ... [more]

County welcomes new weed and pest chief

Feb 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Aaron Foster has roots in agriculture stretching from his childhood on a small farm and ranch outside Wheatland. Now he is taking over as the supervisor of ... [more]

Police calls to liquor-licensed establishments dip; figures can be misleading

Feb 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department reported a slight increase in calls for service for 2013. Last year, the department handled 13,829 calls, while in 2012 it ... [more]

Workers, employers would pay more for retirement under bill

Feb 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A bill making its way through the Wyoming Legislature would require an increase in retirement contributions for state employees and their employers.
Wyoming ... [more]

Tamra Ward

Feb 21, 2014 - Staff:  Tamra Ward died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at her home surrounded by family. She was 54 years old.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, ... [more]

WIHS girls down Wranglers 76-52

Feb 21, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Thursday's win was the fifth straight for Wyoming Indian.

SHOSHONI -- The Wyoming Indian girls made it five in a row Thursday night in a convincing ... [more]

NC Fillies rout Riverton 84-39

Feb 21, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton hosts Kelly Walsh at 1 p.m. Saturday.

CASPER -- The conference-leading Casper Natrona Fillies girls basketball team (16-4, 8-0 Class ... [more]