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Jackson Elementary School librarian Diane McKinnon asked students to gather one-gallon plastic containers to help build a reading "igloo" in the library. ...

New rules in for this year for tourist gunfight

Last July 29, three spectators, including a 3-year-old child, were wounded by live rounds fired by a performer, and a manager-performer was ...

New Arapahoe programs boost schools' test scores

Arapahoe schools have improved their performance on the Proficieny Assessments of Wyoming Students and Common Core Measures of Acadmic Progrss.
The district ...

Riverton, Dubois on track to hit record snowfall

Riverton and Dubois have so far both seen more snow this winter than any other year, according to National Weather Service warning coordinator meterologist Tim ...

Local schools get grant to fight childhood hunger

There are many children across Wyoming who depend on school for learning, but also for a meals. For these kids, weekends and summers often mean empty bellies. ...

RHS play is state champ; international festival coming up

The Riverton High School drama team's production of "These Shining Lives" took first place in the Chapter Select award, the highest honor in the Wyoming State ...

LeClair to update its users on developments in river concerns

As spring approaches, LeClair Irrigation District will continue to update its users with preparatory action the district will take to alleviate its flooding ...

Veterans assistance available in March

Lori Crump is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss across Fremont County next month to discuss state and federal veterans' benefits, ...

Improvements made to roads in west Riverton

After numerous complaints were received and seven water breaks in 10 years, the City of Riverton will initiate plans to make improvements on Gannett Drive and ...

Man to receive up to 4 years for abuse of girlfriend

Nathan Loneman of Riverton will be sentenced to up to four years in prison for abusing his girlfriend.
Loneman's attorney will be free to argue for any ...

Court: Federal language, settlement history undercut tribal border claims

Chief judge Timothy Tymkovich outlined the decision-making method in his majority opinion filed Wednesday that determined Riverton is not part of the Wind ...

Duck ordinance clears first cut in city process

The addition of ducks to the city's current "animals" ordinance was approved on first reading Tuesday during a meeting of the Riverton City Council.
The ...

Budget bill

Lawmakers hammer out plan on spending, schools; Mead cutbacks would remain intact

After days of negotiations, the Wyoming House and Senate finalized ...

Arapahoe students improve test scores

Students at Arapahoe schools had improved scores on the 2016 Proficiency Assessments of Wyoming Students and Common Core Measures of Academic Progress.
The ...

Audit report compares expenses for Wyoming cities

Airport improvements boost Riverton's statistics substantially.

At first glance, it looks like Riverton spends more money compared to other ...

Today

Deaths

DRAPER
Dorothy Draper, 94 of Shoshoni died at her home on Thursday, February 23. Services are under the ...

'Campus carry' gun bill defeated 17-3 in Senate

CHEYENNE (AP) -- By a wide margin, the Wyoming Senate defeated a bill that would have allowed students and other people who aren't police to carry guns on ...

Allen attempts, fails to require tribal rep on ENDOW council

Wyoming Rep. Jim Allen, R-Lander, put forth an amendment this week that would have included a tribal member on the proposed committee to oversee and promote ...

Perfection

The Riverton High School boys basketball team celebrated winning the Keeper of the Gold trophy Thursday night after beating arch rival Lander 63-57. The win ...

Judge outlines reasoning behind boundary decision

Part one of two

When the state of Wyoming appealed the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to use the Wind River Indian Reservation boundary ...

Riverton's heavy snow season continued Thursday and early Friday, as another big storm covered Fremont County. This unofficial measurement showed 14 inches of ...

Horse abandoned by guide not a criminal matter, Teton County prosecutors decide

The animal survived eight weeks in the back country this winter.

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Prosecutors found no criminal wrongdoing in the case of a horse ...

High marks for UW herbarium

A recent evaluation by a national association rates the Wyoming facility 11th among 641 in the U.S.

LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming's Rocky ...

Wyoming digest

Drone blamed in elk stampede
JACKSON (AP) -- Wildlife refuge officials say a man with a drone caused 1,500 elk to stampede half a mile.
The stampede ...

Today

Corrections

Wednesday's page one story "EPA decision on Riverton thrown out" should have said David Miller, R-Riverton, ...

Tribes vow to appeal ruling on boundary

The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes plan to appeal Wednesday's ruling from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which determined that a 1905 act of ...

City nixes tribal trash offer; could reconsider after more observation

The Riverton City Council voted Tuesday to deny a proposal from the Northern Arapaho Tribe that would have changed who handles the city's trash.
The Northern ...

Flood victim identified; winter storm changes conditions dramatically

The victim of a drowning death Tuesday night being blamed on flooding has been identified as 33-year-old Joseph Atkin of Lander.
Initial investigations ...

Paula Hunker was appointed Wednesday evening to represent the Lander sub-district on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees.
"We were all very ...

Thursday morning's heavy snowstorm nearly obscured Kim Rogers, who shoveled a portion of the alley in the 400 block of downtown Riverton. A winter storm ...

Wyoming digest

Snowstorm grips state
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Much of central, east-central and southern Wyoming is being hit by a snowstorm that has closed highways and ...

Senate panel OKs armed school staff bill; decision left to local school boards

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Senate committee advanced a bill that would allow individual Wyoming school districts to allow K-12 school personnel to carry concealed guns ...

Full Legislature passes bill requiring online sales tax; governor considering

The bill is intended to take effect July 1.

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Online retailers who sell goods to Wyoming residents will soon be required to collect the ...

Free shipping helps boost online sales

According to a consumer survey done by Jupiter Media Matrix Inc., 67 percent of those polled would cancel or not complete an online order if shipping costs ...

Biz group participates in de-escalation training

Fremont County Leadership participants completed the deescalation unit of the course Feb. 16 at the Central Wyoming College.
The program, managed by the ...

Kusel's receives supplier award

Kusel's Furniture and Appliances of Riverton was named the 2016 BrandSource Dealer of the Year for the Rocky Mountain Region.
Larry Kusel and his wife Kristi ...

Sports

A pair of Riverton Wolverines and a Lander Tiger claimed gold at the tournament in Casper, with Riverton finishing third in the team ...

Wrestling champs and local hoops highlight week

Wyoming's version of Wrestlemania took place in Casper on Friday and Saturday. When the smoke cleared and the dust settled, Fremont County had three wrestlers ...

Chiefs beat Cougars to win Class 2-A West

Wyoming Indian and Wind River both won semifinal games to set up a showdown in the final.

It's hard to beat a team three times and even more ...

Lady Chiefs win regional title

Wyoming Indian's girls beat Lovell and Rocky Mountain to claim the Class 2-A West crown.

Rocky Mountain edged Wyoming Indian in Cowley earlier in the ...

Tigers swimmers win 21st straight state title

Lander's boys triumphed in Gillette, defeating second-place Lyman by 100 points at the Class 3-A championships.

History wasn't made by the Lander ...

Lady Eagles finish third at regionals

St. Stephen's defeated Encampment in the Class 1-A West third-place game.

St. Stephen's earned the third seed out of the Class 1-A West regional with ...

Shoshoni's season ends in loss to Lovell

Shoshoni came up just short in a 42-40 loss to the Bulldogs.

It wasn't the finish the Shoshoni Wranglers were looking for in a much-anticipated ...

Cowboys beat Lobos, 89-72

LARAMIE - Sophomore guard Justin James scored 22 points and senior guard Jason McManamen added 17 points in Wyoming's 82-71 win over New Mexico on Saturday in ...

Eagles move on to state with win

St. Stephen's beat Cokeville to qualify for Casper.

The St. Stephen's boys punched their ticket to the state tournament with a 54-46 win over a game ...

RHS 10th at state swimming meet

Riverton High School junior swimmer Matt Fisher placed sixth in two events to lead the Wolverines at the Class 3-A swimming and diving championships Friday and ...

Eagles drop opener to Farson-Eden

St. Stephen's boys were beaten by the Pronghorns, 67-62.

It was a rough opening game for St. Stephen's in the Class 1-A West regional tournament on ...

Lander girls hold off late RHS charge, hang on for 37-32 win

Leighanna Shouderblade led the Lady Wolverines with 16 points in a loss to the rival Lady Tigers.

Fighting to avoid a winless regular season, the ...

Daylon Shoyo led Wind River with 16 points in a victory over the Wranglers.

Shoshoni head coach Brady Slack had a solid strategy against high-flying ...

Lady Eagles edge Cokeville, 56-51

Kayle Addison led St. Stephen's with 18 points in an openin-round victory against the Lady Panthers.

On Thursday, the defending state-champion St. ...

Rams blasted by Rattlers, 79-43

Dubois' Wade Beavers scored 22 points in a Class 1-A West regional-opening loss to Little Snake River.

Wade Beavers showed up ready to play for the ...

Lady Chiefs defeat Wranglers, 55-30

It was an all too familiar performance for the Shoshoni girls in a 55-30 loss to Class 2-A Southwest champions Wyoming Indian in the opening round of the West ...

Teron Doebele led the Wolverines with 16 points.

It might not have been pretty, but it was beautiful all the same.
Overcoming their worst shooting ...

Pair of losses ends Lady Rams' season

Dubois lost to Burlington and Encampment at the Class 1-A West regionals.

The old adage it's hard to beat a team three times came to be with the ...

Wyoming Indian's Buell Robinson scored a game-high 26 points in an opening-round victory over Greybull.

Rain delays are common at major league ...

CWC women lose to Lady Generals, 91-73

Bailey Forney scored a career-high 22 points in a home defeat to Sheridan College.

On Saturday, the Lady Rustlers of Central Wyoming College dropped ...

Vonnie Capitan led Wind River with six points.

The No. 2-No. 3-seeded games are always the best in an eight- team tournament bracket and Wind River ...

Central Wyoming College's men defeated Sheridan College in their final home game of the season.

Marcus Nolan received a pass from a teammate, took ...

RHS swimmers to state

The Riverton High School boys swim team will compete, for the first time, in the Class 3-A state swim meet this Friday and Saturday in Gillette. This is ...

 

Opinion / Community

Said on screen

Our annual (updated) salute to Oscarnight through classic movie quotes

If you like movies, then you'll also find something to like in the words ...

A slight hay miscalculation

The remedy seemed simple, but it didn't turn out that way.

We often think of seasons as a metaphor for our own brief existence. Seasons in the sun ...

Coming production of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' tastefully done

Editor:
On March 3, 4, 5, 10 and 11 the Central Wyoming College theater department will put on the production of "Jesus Christ Superstar."
Before I go on, ...

Resolved: Make fine-feathered friends

I don't know a whole lot about birds, but I like them -- and they seem to like me back.

When I was a little kid, the Audubon Society began coming to ...

Border case appeals

The key ruling in the case was this one, and more appeals are long shots

Many who have been watching the border dispute involving the Wind River ...

I guess the garlic can wait

And, though I'm eager for spring, so can I

It ain't spring yet.
At least, that's what I told myself as I admired the heap of sprouted garlic ...

They come from all over

On a wintry weekend, let's be sure to welcome our tournament visitors

Come early, the teams were told Wednesday. Pack your gear and your clothes. Get ...

Unbeaten RHS team a fine group of players, young men

Editor:
Too many times we are assaulted by the news and how bad people can be. I just want to say we have a group of young men that are simply amazing. You ...

Iris June Oldman

Iris June Oldman of St. Stephens died peacefully in her sleep Feb. 20, 2017, at home. She was 72 years old.
A visitation will be held 5-8:30 p.m. Friday, ...

 

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