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Medicaid expansion

Jan 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Legislature is correct in agreeing to debate it

It is good to hear that the Wyoming Legislature is willing to at least have the issue of optional ... [more]

Cowgirls fall to San Jose

Jan 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Despite a double-doubles by Kayla Woodward and Fallon Lewis, the Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team suffered a 74-68 loss against the San Josť State Spartans on ... [more]

Dubois, St. Stephen's split twinbill

Jan 20, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Dubois survived foul trouble and a short, one-man bench to take a 70-54 win over St. Stephen's on the road Friday night.† The win was the first Class 1-A ... [more]

UW collects MWC win over San Jose

Jan 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- Junior forward Larry Nance Jr. notched his second-straight double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds to power the University of Wyoming men's ... [more]

Chiefs roll on, down Cougars by 31

Jan 20, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- It was just another day at the office Friday night for Wyoming Indian at home against county rival Wind River. The unbeaten and top-ranked Chiefs took ... [more]

Big lead won't hold up for Rustlers in 67-62 loss to Casper College

Jan 20, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was clearly a tale of two halves Saturday afternoon at Rustler gym, with Central Wyoming owning the first half and the visiting Casper College men taking ... [more]

Seesaw tilts toward Cougar girls in close one with Lady Chiefs

Jan 20, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- It had the feel of a title fight from start to finish Friday night at Ethete as the Wyoming Indian and Wind River girls battled for the early lead in ... [more]

Conference struggle keeps going for CWC women, who fall to Casper by 16

Jan 20, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was an ignominious start to the 2014 conference basketball schedule for the Central Wyoming College women Saturday afternoon at Rustler Gym.† The Rustlers ... [more]

Make it four straight for RHS girls, 44-24 over Powell

Jan 20, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After an emotional win Thursday against rival Lander, the Riverton Lady Wolverines basketball team kept the victory train churning full steam ahead with what ... [more]

After Riverton loss, Tigers get solid road win vs. Mountain View

Jan 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two days after suffering a heartbreaking 50-49 boys basketball loss to Riverton High School, Lander Tigers coach Terry Hopkin knew his players wanted to start ... [more]

Shoshoni a close second at Don Runner

Jan 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two wrestlers in Fremont County uniforms won individual championships at the big wrestling invitational.

PAVILLION -- Shoshoni wrestler Connor ... [more]

RHS boys dominate Powell in final outing before 4-A West starts

Jan 20, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton outscored the Panthers 35-19 in the middle two quarters.

For the Riverton Wolverine boys basketball team Saturday in Wolverine Gym, the ... [more]

Digest

Jan 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mead supportive of UW prez pick
LARAMIE -- Gov. Matt Mead said he has confidence in new University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity and doesn't intend ... [more]

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]