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RHS 'connection circles' aim for better student communication

Feb 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School has set aside time Wednesday mornings to include 10 minutes of student conversations called "connection circles."
The connection circles ... [more]

Past mayor incorrect on MOU history; positions contradictory

Feb 26, 2014 - Dennis Heckart, Sarasota, Fla.:  Editor:
As a longtime Riverton resident now living in sunny Florida, my heart and roots are still in Wyoming and especially Riverton -- my hometown.
I have ... [more]

Red vs. blue: The battle lines of 2014

Feb 26, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Obamacare will be in the picture, but it won't be the only election issue.

The conventional wisdom is that this fall's congressional election will be ... [more]

Cuts vs. slowdowns

Feb 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  That's near the heart of debate on the big new defense bill

During his many battles over federal spending, former Wyoming U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson ... [more]

Digest

Feb 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mellencamp to play at CFD
CHEYENNE -- John Mellencamp will play at Cheyenne Frontier Days for the first time this summer.
Organizers announced Monday ... [more]

Dem announces candidacy for state superintendent

Feb 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Saying he's confident the political controversy over the duties of the state superintendent of public instruction office will be resolved, Mike ... [more]

Senate OKs special session bill

Feb 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has passed a bill allowing for a special legislative session to deal with fallout from the recent state Supreme Court decision in ... [more]

Pool, R Rec and skate park biggest rec fund recipients

Feb 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Recreation Board awarded roughly $210,000 this year for organizations serving District 25 patrons. The money is generated ... [more]

Five finalists, three interviews for central museum director position

Feb 26, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board continues to face questions about plans to name a central director to oversee all three county museums. The Fremont County ... [more]

Regional basketball tournaments mean boost for business

Feb 26, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Economic expectations are high in Cheyenne when Frontier Days comes around each summer. The business people of Cheyenne refer to the last full week in July as ... [more]

Bennett seeks GOP nomination for county attorney post

Feb 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett hopes to continue working on several projects and representing Fremont County residents in court by seeking a second ... [more]

Senators vote 'no' on amending superintendent job in constitution

Feb 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's state senators both voted against a bill that proposed amending the constitutional duties of the State Superintendent of Public ... [more]

Cold start dooms Dubois girls in 'pigtail' hoops loss

Feb 25, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  In the other pigtail game, it was the Sothwest winning again, as Farson-Eden outlasted Ten Sleep 36-30.

It was a quick exit for the Dubois Lady Rams ... [more]

In Wyoming, UW Cowboy sports matter to just about everybody

Feb 25, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  While producing a segment for Wyoming PBS's "Capitol Outlook" last week, I began this way: "When it comes to the University of Wyoming, sports matter."
A ... [more]

Eagles drop play-in game to HEM

Feb 25, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The St. Stephen's Eagles exited the Class 1-A tournament much earlier than they wished Monday afternoon in a 70-57 loss to Hanna Elk Mountain, the No. 5 seed ... [more]

Holcomb second, three other Wolverines third at West regional wrestling

Feb 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Wolverine wrestler Chris Holcomb put himself in a good spot for the state tournament, placing second in the 182-pound bracket at the Class 4-A West ... [more]

Today

Feb 25, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BOGACZ

Elizabeth Mae "Betty" Bogacz, 89, of Riverton, died Saturday, Feb. 22, at Help for Health in Riverton. Funeral services will be at 11 ... [more]

Therapists offering free help to veterans

Feb 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Soldiers Project in Riverton will provide psychological aid to military personnel who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The physical structure that ... [more]

Now that drug lord Guzman is captured, let U.S. have him

Feb 25, 2014 - By The Dallas Morning News:  The capture of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman marks a significant turning point in cooperation between U.S. and Mexican counternarcotics agencies. Both ... [more]

Hill: SF104 mistake is easy to fix: quit stalling, restore previous duties

Feb 25, 2014 - Cindy Hill, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction:  Editor:
The leadership of the Wyoming Legislature is struggling to understand the Wyoming Supreme Court's decision finding SF104 unconstitutional. I have ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 25, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming Olympians
Avid followers of the Olympic Games watched the extinguishing of the flame in Sochi with the usual touch of sadness Sunday. Two ... [more]

Digest

Feb 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Six rescued from ice floe
ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities say they rescued six anglers from an ice floe that broke away from the shore of Flaming Gorge ... [more]

Snowmobilers found OK after two freezing nights stranded

Feb 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BISMARCK, N.D. -- One of the five North Dakota snowmobilers who spent two frigid nights lost in northern Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains said he ate snow to stay ... [more]

Rez border part of Legislature's pushback on EPA; two bills filed

Feb 25, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two bills expressing the displeasure of Wyoming lawmakers with what many of them see as an attack on coal by the U.S. Environmental Protection ... [more]

Day 11 at the Legislature

Feb 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 11th day of the 2014 Budget Session:
80 MPH SPEED LIMIT: The House for the third time ... [more]

South Federal Boulevard to undergo six-month reconstruction project

Feb 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the City of Riverton held a public meeting Monday at Riverton City Hall to talk about upcoming improvements at ... [more]

CWC's new campus security system expands reach

Feb 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new security system at Central Wyoming College will allow administrators to monitor campus activity online from any location.
The CWC Board of Trustees ... [more]

Runoff forecast average so far

Feb 25, 2014 - Staff:  The first look ahead toward spring-summer snowmelt runoff in the Wind River Basin predicts water availability to be at or near the 30-year average.
The Bureau ... [more]

Midvale enjoying early water outlook, eyes Bull spillway

Feb 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Midvale Irrigation District is optimistic about water this year, users heard at the district's annual meeting this month. The organization is working on ... [more]

Nancy (Judy) Viola Miller Cole

Feb 25, 2014 - Staff:  Nancy (Judy) Viola Miller Cole, of Arapahoe, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at her daughter's home surrounded by family members. She was 79 years old.
Memorial ... [more]