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Valdez will be seventh president

Apr 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  When Dr. Cristobal Valdez takes the helm as president of Central Wyoming College on July 1, he will be seventh person to hold the title.
The college hired ... [more]

CWC picks Valdez: New president takes over July 14

Apr 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees selected Cristobal "Cris" Valdez as its next president during a special meeting Tuesday. The vote was ... [more]

Walter C. Melton

Apr 30, 2014 - Staff:  Walter C. "Carl" Melton died Monday, April 28, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River in Riverton. He was 77 years old.
Cremation has taken ... [more]

Story Telling in the Round - Wednesday, Thursday at CWC

Apr 30, 2014 - Staff:  The Central Wyoming College Diversity Committee has erected a Tipi at the Intertribal Center on its Riverton campus, as it prepares for several events hosted ... [more]

Reducing cost of swimming lessons is a worthy goal

Apr 29, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Only car accidents cause more child-age deaths than drowning. That's why it's so important to take advantage of Riverton's learn-to-swim programs offered ... [more]

Leisy, Baker among top track/field performers

Apr 29, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Tristan Herr (Lander), Olivia Thompson (Shoshoni) and Jensyn Pettit (Riverton) also have top times in multiple events.

The first six weeks of Fremont ... [more]

Today

Apr 29, 2014 - Staff:  Births
PARRILL

A son was born to Chelsi Stark and Levi Parrill, of Lander, at 3:39 a.m. March 26, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Earl Reinert

Apr 29, 2014 - Staff:  Earl "Shorty" Reinert, of Shoshoni, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at his home. He was 77 years old.
A celebration of life service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, ... [more]

WDH donation program an option for unused meds

Apr 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  The medications can be re-dispensed to low-income residents who lack adequate prescription coverage.

The Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging ... [more]

New initiative puts consequences on display

Apr 29, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Students will get to experience jail cells, court hearings and emergency room setups at the Life RU Ready event May 6.

Fremont County ... [more]

My Health Care: Obamacare with subsidy means coverage possible

Apr 29, 2014 - Lori Jorgensen, Riverton:  Editor:
Regarding "My Health Care," I can say without a doubt that without the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, I would not have health insurance.
I never ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 29, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  No rush
There have been plenty of years when the final week of April has brought weather strongly suggestive of summer. Just two years ago this week ... [more]

Good ski year winding down in Jackson

Apr 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The oldest and the largest ski resorts in the state enjoyed a strong winter 2013-14, both of them boasting historic numbers.
Heavy snowfall helped. ... [more]

Museum gets Lone Ranger's Colt .45 pistol

Apr 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A museum in Wyoming has acquired an old pistol made famous by a masked hero of television from more than 60 years ago.
The Lone Ranger's Colt .45 is ... [more]

Water pollution under study at 1960s missile site

Apr 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Army Corps of Engineers is trying to determine the extent of a plume of contaminated groundwater seeping from a 1960s-era missile site west of ... [more]

Jury selection to begin in murder trial for Alice Uden

Apr 29, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- With jury selection scheduled to begin Tuesday for an elderly Missouri woman accused of killing her husband 40 years ago, defense attorneys want to ... [more]

Community honors ag industry at annual appreciation banquet

Apr 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The award ceremony is marking its 49th year.

Fremont County's agriculture community feted its own Saturday during the annual Ag Appreciation Banquet. ... [more]

County solid waste officials help modify landfill law

Apr 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The changes would ensure funding to speed up the closure of older sites.

Local officials and legislators have helped develop two laws seeking to ... [more]

Airport Task Force asks state for additional airline service in city

Apr 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The recently formed Airport Task Force has submitted a request for additional airline service at Riverton Regional Airport to the Aeronautics Division of the ... [more]

Banks say settlement check transactions are going 'smoothly'

Apr 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Many banks in Riverton saw a lot of activity Wednesday when oil and gas settlement checks of $6,300 were delivered to roughly 9,700 Northern Arapaho tribal ... [more]

Board picks Valdez to be next CWC president

Apr 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has selected Cristobal Valdez as its next president.
The board announced its decision during a special meeting ... [more]

Tari Poston Lewis

Apr 29, 2014 - Staff:  Tari Poston Lewis, of Rock Springs and Lander, died Wednesday, April 21, 2014, at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. She was 68 years old.
Per ... [more]

RHS girls tied 2-2 by Rock Springs

Apr 28, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Lady Wolverines remain in fourth place in the Class 4-A West with a 2-3-1 conference record behind Green River, Casper Natrona and Casper Kelly Walsh. ... [more]

Cowboy golfers second after two rounds of MWC tourney

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Wyoming's Kamrin Allen shot a 76 (+5) during the second round of the 2014 Mountain West Championship on the par-71, 7,144 yard ... [more]

Two more big victories in the books for LVHS boys

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander boys nearly pitched a shutout on the soccer weekend with a road sweep over Douglas and Torrington.
Friday in Goshen County, the Tigers blew past ... [more]

Big day for Western Heritage on track

Apr 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  DUBOIS -- It was a homecoming weekend of sorts on a weekend with competition limited by proms, pow wows and basketball tournaments.
Thermopolis head track ... [more]

Lander girls bombard two opponents on soccer field

Apr 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Ella Walsh pulled off a second-half hat trick to pace the Tiger effort
on Saturday.


The Lander Valley High School girls moved to 10-1 on the soccer ... [more]

Herr blisters field in 400 on Douglas oval; Watts wins 100 meters again

Apr 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  A personal best of 49.94 Friday by Lander's Tristen Herr in the 400-meter dash highlighted a three-team entry of Fremont County Schools at the Douglas Track ... [more]

Wolverines stay in race for West 4-A soccer title

Apr 28, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team completed a Class 4-A league sweep over Rock Springs with a 3-2 win Friday on the road in Sweetwater County.
The ... [more]

The rich just got more powerful

Apr 28, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Thanks to the Supreme Court, the 1 percent is free at last to try and buy the kind of government it prefers.

In his 1972 epic on the origins of the ... [more]