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Shoshoni's Thompson to play hoops at CWC

Apr 24, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  She is the 2015 Fremont County girls high school Player of the Year.

SHOSHONI -- Olivia Thompson, the 2015 Fremont County Girls Basketball Player ... [more]

RHS boys top Evanston, go 9-1 on soccer season

Apr 24, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton hosts Gillette at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team scored three unanswered second-half goals to power past ... [more]

Evanston takes early lead, beats Wolverine girls 5-2

Apr 24, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Lightning struck the Riverton Lady Wolverines girls soccer team literally and figuratively Thursday afternoon in Evanston.
Lightning caused a delay in the ... [more]

Rustler golfer leads women in Torrington with first-round 85

Apr 24, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Freshman Kristen Day shot an 85 Thursday afternoon in Torrington for the Central Wyoming College golf team, taking the early lead after the first day of ... [more]

State Dems to elect officers Saturday

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Democratic Party Central Committee will meet Saturday to elect officers as well as discuss strategy for the upcoming year. Only Central Committee ... [more]

ATV association invites volunteers to clean up public land

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County ATV Association and the Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office plan to clean up of public lands at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Government ... [more]

Wyoming FFA announces 2015 proficiency award winners

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Two FFA members from Fremont County won agricultural proficiency awards April 8 at the 2015 Wyoming State FFA Convention in Cheyenne.
The recipients were ... [more]

Students encouraged to apply for Thomas foundation scholarships

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Applications for fall semester scholarships from the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation are due May 1. Wyoming students may apply.
"I believe strongly in ... [more]

FFA member and two teams win their career development events

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  One FFA member and two teams from Fremont County were recognized in their respective career development events at the 2015 Wyoming State FFA Convention, held ... [more]

What 'middle class' means in 2015

Apr 24, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  In Wyoming, we're keeping up better than many states

If you live in Wyoming and consider yourself a member of the middle class, you're doing ... [more]

Near-miss on highway showed dangers of texting while driving

Apr 24, 2015 - Penny Fahey, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to remind everyone of the serious danger with texting and driving.
While driving from Lander to Riverton recently, I noticed a car ... [more]

Seeding the clouds

Apr 24, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Research shows promise, and the costs ought to be weighed against effects of drought

For many years the idea of "seeding" clouds over mountain ... [more]

Huge magma reservoir under Yellowstone contains enough to fill Grand Canyon 11 times

Apr 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scientists have spied a vast reservoir of hot, partly molten rock beneath the "supervolcano" at Yellowstone National Park. It's big enough ... [more]


Apr 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man struck, killed on I-80 shoulder
WAMSUTTER (AP) -- Authorities say a 32-year-old man who was working on a disabled truck in the emergency lane of ... [more]

More juveniles held in Fremont County Detention Center last year

Apr 24, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The number of juveniles detained in Fremont County more than doubled from 2013 to 2014 according to statistics released this month.
Twenty-nine juveniles were ... [more]

Arapaho tribe asks court to deny Yellowbear a place in border lawsuit

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe filed a brief Friday opposing Andrew John Yellowbear's recent request to join a lawsuit affecting the boundary of the Wind River ... [more]

Cloud-seeding looks promising enough in Winds to draw interest throughout the West

Apr 19, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A cloud-seeding project in the Wind River Mountains has drawn interest from parties throughout the Colorado River Basin struggling to cope with continued ... [more]

Shoshoni school taking shape; 2016 occupancy on schedule

Apr 19, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Roads are built, footings are poured, and athletic fields are prepped for summer grass seeding at the site of the new Shoshoni School.
The kindergarten ... [more]

Future 1 percent projects to benefit from 'holistic' analysis

Apr 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton plans to use optional 1 percent sales tax money to assess the quality of streets in Riverton.
Public works director Kyle Butterfield ... [more]

Wolverines tapped for all-star basketball this summer

Apr 19, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Three Riverton High School seniors have been selected to play in the annual Wyoming vs. Montana high school basketball all-star games, and a fourth RHS player ... [more]

Cowboy hoops players in Hudson this Friday for 'A Night with the Cowboys'

Apr 19, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fresh off their NCAA men's basketball tournament appearance, University of Wyoming basketball players Josh Adams and Jason McManamen visit in Hudson at 6 p.m. ... [more]


Apr 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Rig count down
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 34 this ... [more]

Historical society seeks nominations for awards program

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The nominations are due April 30.

The Wyoming State Historical Society encourages nominations of individuals and organizations that have worked to ... [more]

RHS golfers win home invite; Paxton first

Apr 19, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The string of victories for the Riverton Wolverines and sophomore standout Easton Paxton continues on the golf course.
Riverton finished with a team score of ... [more]

Tribe hosting job fair to hire for expansion

Apr 19, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone Tribe is hosting job fairs at two locations Thursday to hire for a major renovation at the tribe's casino.
The first fair is 1 p.m. to 3 ... [more]

Wrangler boys take five event golds on Riverton oval

Apr 19, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  As a team, the Class 2-A Wranglers tallied 94 points, finishing just behind 4-A host Riverton and 3-A Douglas.

The Shoshoni boys paced Fremont ... [more]

Piatigorsky Foundation announces spring tour of Wyoming

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The touring clarinetist and pianist will perform Wednesday in Riverton.

For the 12th consecutive year, the Muriel and Seymour Thickman Family ... [more]

UW scrimmage inside on Saturday

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE --  In their second scrimmage of the spring football, the Wyoming Cowboys were forced indoors due to a spring snowstorm that affected much of the Front ... [more]

Cody's bike-riding EMTs a success in new program

Apr 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Cody's West Park Hospital has a new bike EMT program whose purpose is to more quickly bring advanced life support to patients.
WPH's Bike EMS Team ... [more]

City board to hand out free trees May 16

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Tree Board is hosting its Arbor Day and Armed Forces Day celebration at 10 a.m. May 16 at the Veterans Park behind city hall.
This is the tree ... [more]