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Consolation trophy out of reach for Lander boys as hoops season ends

Mar 15, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Star Valley broke a scoreless tie in the last two minutes Saturday, outscoring the Lander Valley High School Tigers 9-2 to win the Class 3-A boys ... [more]

Pokes are going dancing

Mar 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LAS VEGAS -- Wyoming's Charles Hankerson Jr. ran over to the scorer's table and gave TV analyst Reggie Miller a giant bear hug.
"That's Reggie Miller!" he said ... [more]

Gloom-and-doomers rarely get it right

Mar 15, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Once it was predicted that traveling 30 mph by train would kill all the passengers.

When the small coal-burning locomotive dubbed Stephen's Rocket ... [more]

Wyoming and Montana weigh moves on Powder River lawsuit

Mar 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lawyers for Wyoming and Montana are weighing how to proceed in a lawsuit involving a dispute over allocation of water on the Tongue River.
The U.S. ... [more]

Alternatives to bison slaughter proposed

Mar 15, 2015 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- State and federal officials on Friday offered an array of options to overhaul a 15-year-old agreement that's led to the slaughter of ... [more]

Yellowstone National Park's winter season draws to close; road plowing already starting

Mar 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park is marking the end of its winter season with the last of the groomed roads closing to snowmobile and snow ... [more]

The way it was: State tournament -- 2003

Mar 15, 2015 - Staff:  Fremont County played for hardware at the Class 3-A /4-A state high school basketball tournament this weekend, and the same thing happened 12 years ago.
Both ... [more]

Library continues film series

Mar 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library will continue its second annual Native American Film Series on Wednesday with "The Activist," an award-winning film set in 1973 ... [more]

CWC developing rubric to evaluate sabbatical requests

Mar 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Faculty seeking sabbatical leave from Central Wyoming College will have to justify their requests in the future based on criteria being developed by academic ... [more]

Experts provide support to high-altitude gardeners

Mar 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  With winter's end only a week away, some Fremont County residents are busy planning their gardens. Across Wyoming, people also are making preparations for ... [more]

New law mandates buffer zone for cyclists

Mar 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The so-called "3-foot law" passed by the Wyoming Legislature already is in effect in two dozen other states.

A bill passed by the Wyoming Legislature ... [more]

Pioneer Museum to mark centennial anniversary with special events, treks

Mar 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  In March 1915, a group of Lander pioneers gathered and built the original cabin that would become the Fremont County Pioneer Museum. Their intention was to ... [more]

Judge rules for Arapaho in flap over eagle killing

Mar 15, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A federal judge has ruled the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service improperly denied a permit to kill bald eagles to the Northern Arapaho Tribe on its central ... [more]

Jackson principal to retire; school board rehires administrators

Mar 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees has accepted the retirements or resignations of several faculty, approved the hiring of new officials, ... [more]

Top-seeded Lander dropped by Wheatland at 3-A state

Mar 13, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the most-surprising score from the opening-day of the Class 3-A boys basketball tournament, the Wheatland Bulldogs ran away from the Lander Valley High ... [more]

Cowboys close out Utah State for spot in semifinals

Mar 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  LAS VEGAS - Thursday's game between the University of Wyoming and Utah State featured five ties and 16 lead changes.
It entertained the crowd at the Thomas & ... [more]

Gillette too much for RHS girls, but Riverton bounces back Friday over Kelly Walsh

Mar 13, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- The Riverton Lady Wolverines played Gillette close for two quarters but were outscored 43-24 in the second half and fell to the Lady Camels 81-56 in ... [more]

Wolverines beat Cheyenne East in state opener

Mar 13, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton meet Gillette in the state semifinals Friday night.

CASPER -- The Riverton Wolverines pulled to an 11-point lead with 2:47 left in ... [more]


Mar 13, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Morgen Robinson of Riverton and Anthony Keele of Riverton at 11:57 a.m. Feb. 5 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

PTK honor society inducts Riverton student

Mar 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  Eastern Wyoming College has announced that 29 students, including Aaron Nirider of Riverton, were initiated into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on Feb. 9. ... [more]

Dozens make Wind River Middle School honor roll

Mar 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wind River Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the second-quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year.

Principal's ... [more]

Habitat for Humanity receives $6,000 gift

Mar 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  Habitat for Humanity, Wind River Country recently received a donation of more than $6,000 from the estate of the late Robert F. Bolding of Riverton.
The ... [more]

RHS student council invites community to paint mural

Mar 13, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The $150 kits will go on sale in April.

The Riverton High School student council plans to create a long-lasting piece of art at the school but not ... [more]

Buying your seat in office is not the same as earning it

Mar 13, 2015 - Linda L. Croteau, Riverton:  Editor:
To all of Wyoming's Republicans, and Washington's also, I cannot believe that the Republicans are willing to kill and/or hamper in the U.S. Homeland ... [more]

Fretting about firing squads

Mar 13, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  Our state hasn't got capital crime figured out very well

Shooting someone to death can get you killed in Wyoming.
The state has a death penalty ... [more]

Over the top

Mar 13, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's come together and raise the final match needed to build the skate park

Great news arrived last week for the drive to build a modern, safe, ... [more]


Mar 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Guilty plea in fatal fight at hotel
CASPER -- An Arizona man charged after a fight at a Casper motel that left a New Mexico man dead has pleaded guilty ... [more]

McMurry death ruled a suicide

Mar 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The family of Mick McMurry has issued a statement saying the wealthy Casper businessman and philanthropist had serious health problems that affected ... [more]

Schools to get more funds for salaries and supplies

Mar 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Wyoming school districts are getting more money from the state for salaries, supplies and other on-going costs.
The state Legislature and Gov. Matt ... [more]

Riverton High School Hall of Fame's first inductees announced

Mar 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  The inaugural class of the Riverton High School Hall of Fame has been announced.
Inducted in the inaugural celebration planned for September will be:
- The ... [more]