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If you disapprove of the Hill Bill, then remove those who did it from office

Feb 18, 2014 - Lyle Williams, Evanston:  Editor:
It occurs to me that Wyoming Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau is guilty of many sins, among them bearing false witness. Last session, Speaker Lubnau ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Seasonal battle
Windy, sunny and warm, then windy, cloudy and cold. We'll get both this week, and it's a sign of one sure thing: Winter is starting to ... [more]

Digest

Feb 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Jail guard dies two days after attack
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- Authorities say a western Nebraska jail guard who was attacked by a 15-year-old inmate from ... [more]

Jury selection starts in murder trial

Feb 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- About 500 potential jurors are being summoned to court for the upcoming trial of a Cheyenne man accused of shooting and killing two people in ... [more]

Legislature digs into huge budget bill

Feb 18, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state budget bill that got its first airing before the full Wyoming Legislature on Monday calls for using state funds to get coal exported ... [more]

Past county commissioner not named to museums board

Feb 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners passed on an opportunity to appoint a former commissioner to the Fremont County Museums board.
Gary Shoemaker, who last sat on ... [more]

More monitor wells drilled to check contamination from city-owned lot

Feb 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Traffic through the 300 block of East Main Street in Riverton was restricted Tuesday as groundwater contamination testing continued as part of the Storage Tank ... [more]

Farm and Ranch Days speaker: Cattle outlook better in 2014

Feb 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Projections call for slow and steady growth in cattle production.

Session participants at the Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days got a cattle market ... [more]

Two bills could fund justice center, but the specifics differ

Feb 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A bill that could help fund a new Riverton justice center passed the Wyoming Senate unanimously on Monday and reached the House of Representatives on Tuesday. ... [more]

Elnora Mae Maxson

Feb 17, 2014 - Staff:  Elnora Mae Maxson died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Riverton. She was 97 years old.
There will be no services, and interment has taken place at Mountain View ... [more]

Wayne Major

Feb 17, 2014 - Staff:  Wayne Major died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Help for Health in Riverton. He was 94 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the ... [more]

Viola Marie 'Cherokee' Johnson

Feb 17, 2014 - Staff:  Viola Marie "Cherokee" Johnson died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at home. She was 82 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be no services.
Viola ... [more]

Northwest roughs up Rustlers 79-54

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a long Saturday evening for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers against Northwest College.†
The Trappers ran away from the Rustlers in the second ... [more]

Burlington too much for Eagle boys, who come back strong Saturday to beat Ten Sleep

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a roller coaster weekend for the St. Stephen's Eagles in Northwest 1-A Conference action. The Eagles ran into an offensive buzzsaw Friday in Burlington ... [more]

St. Stephen's girls secure second seed for regional with win over Ten Sleep

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  St. Stephen's took a big step toward the postseason this weekend with a split that earned the Eagle boys a second-place finish in the girls Northwest 1-A ... [more]

Cougar boys scare Piney, end with weekend split

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wind River concludes the regular season at home on Friday.

PAVILLION -- Wind River picked up a key split this weekend in Class 2-0
A Southwest boys ... [more]

Defense carries Pokes to win over Spartans

Feb 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Junior guard Riley Grabau posted 18 and added a career-high nine rebounds, but it was another historic defensive effort that gave the University of Wyoming ... [more]

Cowgirls score 103 points

Feb 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Double-doubles from Kayla Woodward and Fallon Lewis helped the Cowgirl basketball team to a 23-point win, 103-80, over the San Josť State Spartans, on Saturday ... [more]

Chief girls move up league ladder in sweeping both Big Piney and Kemmerer

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian's girls roared back into contention this weekend with a sweep of Class 2-A Southwest opponents that included the first class 2-A loss of the ... [more]

Lander skiers race on 2002 Olympic course

Feb 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School skiers competed against the best Nordic high school skiers the western U.S. Friday and Saturday at the Soldier Hollow, Utah, race ... [more]

WRHS girls win one, lose one

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The Class 2-A Southwest girls basketball bracket is much clearer after a weekend split by Wind River against Big Piney and Kemmerer in ... [more]

Big conference win Saturday for Rustler women on home floor

Feb 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  With her team's Region IX women's basketball game on the line, Central Wyoming College freshman Jolonna Sazue came up with an outstanding individual effort ... [more]

LVHS matmen beat Riverton

Feb 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Heavyweight senior Kegan Wells was right in the middle of the celebration with his teammates after the Lander Tigers claimed a 38-36 wrestling victory Thursday ... [more]

Tiger boys win twice on the road

Feb 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Before the trip to Star Valley and Jackson began, Lander Tigers coaches and boys basketball players knew they would have to trust their man-to-man defense. ... [more]

Tight defense key in RHS conference victory Friday

Feb 17, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Throughout the boys high school basketball season, the guard line has been Riverton's strength. That was never more evident than Friday night, when four ... [more]

Chiefs pay back Big Piney, avenge only loss of the season

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- It was a much-anticipated weekend for the Wyoming Indian Chiefs.† After a controversial two-point loss in Big Piney two weeks ago that put the only ... [more]

RHS girls dominate in overtime to defeat Rock Springs 48-42

Feb 17, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Trailing by four after three quarters? Playing without their starting point guard for most of the fourth? Stuck in a short rotation with just eight players in ... [more]

The right kind of alpha male

Feb 17, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  That was Barry Miller, and every community needs a few like him.

The call came while I was doing what I always do on Saturday nights in the winter, ... [more]

How badly do GOP, Dems want immigration reform?

Feb 17, 2014 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  On the morning of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech, the lead story on the front page of The New York Times laid out the details -- and the ... [more]

Legislators who backed SF104 ought to impeach themselves

Feb 17, 2014 - Evelyn Black, Riverton:  Editor:
†The Wyoming Constitution is the supreme governing document of the State of Wyoming. It is the law.†Proposed amendments must be approved by a majority ... [more]