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General says missile scandal being corrected

Jan 20, 2014 - By Kelsey Bray, MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Steps are being taken to make sure Air Force nuclear launch officers can't cheat on proficiency tests in the future, their leader said ... [more]

Old hotel marks 120 years

Jan 20, 2014 - Han Cheung, For the Associated Press:  SARATOGA -- When future Wyoming Governor Fenimore Chatterton returned to Rawlins from a business trip in Saratoga in Nov. 1893, he reported that the Hotel Wolf ... [more]

The way it was: County attorney finalists -- 1985

Jan 20, 2014 - Staff:  After Fremont County Attorney Tim Judson resigned to accept a judgeship early in 1985, the vacancy in the elected office needed to be filled. The Fremont ... [more]

Community considers CWC sports program

Jan 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the local sports community gathered Wednesday to talk about the future of athletics at Central Wyoming College.
Administrators at the school are ... [more]

Park seeks sponsors to help with summer run in canyon

Jan 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Deep snow covers much of Sinks Canyon, but the park is busy planning for the summer. A highlight this year is the second annual "Run Like a Bighorn" trail run ... [more]

Thayer reflects on her two decades of design at CWC

Jan 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The public information assistant was hired in 1989, and she creates all of the college's visual communications, from the quarterly magazine to posters ... [more]

Rural Justice Center paying off, says RPD chief

Jan 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The center has been open for almost five years, providing training sessions primarily to rural law enforcement agencies throughout the state and region. ... [more]

CWC staff, faculty want role in hiring replacement for McFarland

Jan 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employees at Central Wyoming College want to be included in the upcoming search for a new school president.
The CWC Board of Trustees meets Wednesday, Jan. ... [more]

District 25 choir director retires unexpectedly to care for parents out of state

Jan 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  School District 25 is losing its new high school and middle school choir director unexpectedly.
Vocal music teacher Pamela Schweigert requested the board ... [more]

FCAG backs challenge to rez border ruling; calm response urged

Jan 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The recent Environmental Protection Agency opinion that ruled Riverton to be part of the Wind River Indian Reservation hasn't changed how the county and ... [more]

When party loyalty really mattered

Jan 17, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  After having worked in or reported on the last 12 U.S. presidential elections, I am convinced that successful politicians who regularly run for and win public ... [more]

The Cindy Hill charade continues

Jan 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Near the end of John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" a study in duplicity takes place.  As the people at the government camp hold a dance, a police squad ... [more]

Worland edges Wolverine wrestlers

Jan 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton competes at two tournaments this weekend.

Early momentum was on the side of the Riverton Wolverines, but the Worland Warriors won the last ... [more]

Lady Wolverines survive thriller with Lander for third straight win

Jan 17, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Lady Wolverine Kiley Ridgway scored a game-high 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Riverton over its cross-county rival Lander 45-40 ... [more]

RHS boys erase 10-point lead, nip Tigers 50-49

Jan 17, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With the outcome of the annual rivalry game in the balance, junior guard Brandon Fullerton calmly sank two free throws with 7 seconds on the clock to cap a ... [more]

Today

Jan 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ALLEN

A daughter was born to Heidi and Ralph Allen, of Lander, at 10:20 a.m. Dec. 6, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

EPA ruling changes nothing for time being in Riverton

Jan 17, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
As mayor of the city of Riverton, I feel a strong obligation to respond to the recent EPA ruling declaring Riverton as Indian Country.
First of all, ... [more]

Are Wyoming girls playing it safe?

Jan 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Not a single Wyoming girl took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exam in high school in 2013.

What do girls want?
The answer in Wyoming, it ... [more]

The packed gym

Jan 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Two old rivals gave the best they had Thursday, as they always do

In one sense it's true that basketball games between Riverton High School and ... [more]

Digest

Jan 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Murder convict resentenced
SHERIDAN -- A man serving life without parole in a Sheridan home-invasion killing will be eligible for parole after 35 years, ... [more]

Court hears case on griz records

Jan 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Attorneys argued before the Wyoming Supreme Court on Thursday over whether Gov. Matt Mead's administration properly withheld from an ... [more]

In divided vote, McGinity named UW president at least to 2016

Jan 17, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Eschewing a formal search and its own procedures, a divided University of Wyoming Board of Trustees on Thursday promoted Dick McGinity to president ... [more]

City names six to parks, trails plan committee

Jan 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has named six new members to the Parks and Trails Master Plan Committee, which will serve as a planning group for the parks and trails in ... [more]

Tribe declines to give formal testimony on EPA decision

Jan 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Representatives from the Northern Arapaho Tribe say it is inappropriate for them, at this time, to discuss formally a recent ruling by the Environmental ... [more]

Former Lander resident suing CDS on behalf of son

Jan 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A woman has filed suit against Child Development Services of Fremont County and others for damages after a CDS employee is alleged to have driven over her ... [more]

Job Corps work on schedule, officials say

Jan 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Work at the Wind River Job Corps Center property near Riverton Regional Airport is progressing on schedule, according to government representatives associated ... [more]

Brown brothers to serve seven years for 2006 beating death of Riverton man

Jan 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Brothers Alan and Vernon Brown each have been sentenced to 84 months in prison in connection with the 2006 death of Tad Paul Barnson in Fremont County.
They ... [more]

James D. Thompson

Jan 17, 2014 - Staff:  James D. Thompson, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, with his wife and family by his side. He was 86 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 ... [more]

Cougars ready to host big Don Runner wrestling invitational

Jan 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The tournament starts at1 p.m. Friday with the early round matches in the double-elimination tournament, with the finals slated to start on.

The ... [more]

Rustlers lose both ends of doubleheader to Northwest

Jan 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Northwest College collected a Region IX basketball doubleheader sweep Wednesday night at Powell over the Central Wyoming College Rustlers.
In the men's game, ... [more]