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Regional notebook full of oddities, observations

Mar 4, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Tournaments bring out the best in players, but often the worst in their fans. Such was the case in last weekend's Class 1-A and 2-A West Regional tournaments ... [more]

Chiefs, Eagles, Wrangler girls off to state

Mar 4, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Tongue River and Wyoming Indian meeting at the state tournament in Class 2-A girls basketball is almost as frequent as the appearance of the two powerhouse ... [more]

Rustlers deliver 20-point win to start women's Region IX tournament

Mar 4, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A long layoff from competition energized the Central Wyoming College Rustlers in eliminating Trinidad State Junior College 67-47 in the opening round of the ... [more]

Cougars in 2-A, Eagles in 1-A open state hoops Thursday

Mar 4, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It's a four-hour drive to Lusk from Pavillion if the roads are dry. In spite of the 250 miles separating the Tigers and Cougars, the two opening-round state ... [more]

It's 'win and in' for RHS basketball at 4-A West regional

Mar 4, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For both the Riverton Wolverine boys and girls basketball teams, the postseason begins with a single do-or-die game Thursday at the Class 4-A West regional ... [more]

Classical guitar duo to perform at CWC

Mar 4, 2015 - From staff reports:  Classical guitarists will perform works of modern and traditional composers Friday at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at Central Wyoming College.
The ... [more]

Watch out for tax season scams

Mar 4, 2015 - By Fielding Buck, Tribune News Service:  Most people are wary of the Internal Revenue Service trying to separate them from their money.
But there are other threats out there during tax season.
The ... [more]

Maple: It is not just for syrup

Mar 4, 2015 - By Noelle Carter, Tribune News Service:  A diner can find it added to any number of restaurant dishes.

In coffee, tea and barbecue sauce, with duck, turkey and salads, it's become a go-to ... [more]

Scout's request: Clear away snow so sidewalks aren't 'slick and dangerous'

Mar 4, 2015 - Nathan Morrell, Riverton:  Editor:
I am a Scout with Troop 276. I think people in Riverton should clear the snow from their sidewalks.
They can get slick and ... [more]

Neighboring air service

Mar 4, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Five towns in Nebraska show how hard finding a new airline here might be

Of great interest to those concerned about commercial air service in Fremont ... [more]

Digest

Mar 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man gets 55 years for kidnap, assault
GILLETTE -- A 53-year-old Gillette man who was convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting his wife in ... [more]

Bill on balanced budget denied

Mar 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has shot down a bill that would have added the state to the list of those calling for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution ... [more]

Uninsured care bill for hospitals cut back again

Mar 4, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House voted Tuesday to cut most of the funding from a bill that Senate lawmakers had passed to help hospitals in the state cover the ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Mar 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 34th day of the 2015 General Session:
WORKERS' COMP: Gov. Matt Mead signed into law a bill that ... [more]

Dubois fire 'accidental'; insurance probe will continue

Mar 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The late December blaze that consumed a portion of downtown Dubois will be ruled accidental, according to local fire officials.
In a press release Monday, ... [more]

House OKs amended bill on tribal liaisons; Senate now must concur

Mar 4, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives approved a bill Tuesday afternoon that will overhaul the state's tribal liaison program.
Senate File 50 will ... [more]

Second-seeded CWC women open tourney vs. Trinidad State

Mar 3, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC finished the regular season with a 19-9 overall mark, while Trinidad was 4-23 heading to the tournament in Scottsbluff, Neb.

A No. 2 seed has ... [more]

New video setup at UW called best in conference

Mar 3, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Tucked away in the long hall beyond the locker rooms for the Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls basketball teams ,and under the new seats in the remodeled Arena ... [more]

Fisher's fourth place is top finish for Riverton at 4-A state swim meet

Mar 3, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Wolverine junior swimmer Travis Fisher lowered his school record in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 54.65 and finished fourth at the Wyoming ... [more]

River Rats are state hockey champs

Mar 3, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton-based team was the Class B top seed for the state tournament after posting a regular-season record of 15-0-1.

A fire truck ride on ... [more]

Today

Mar 3, 2015 - Staff:  Births
BELL

A son was born to Morgan Bell of Riverton and Jacque Bell of Riverton at 9:12 a.m. Feb. 11 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

Digest

Mar 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Prison for man who hit cyclist
CASPER -- A Casper man who pleaded guilty to killing a bicyclist while driving drunk has been sentenced to 12 to 16 years ... [more]

Roads shut statewide

Mar 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  A winter storm bringing heavy snow and gusty winds led to highway closures across much of Wyoming on Tuesday morning while difficult traveling conditions were ... [more]

Three airports keep Great Lakes; two others sign with Boutique Air

Mar 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- The Scottsbluff, Neb., airport has joined airports in Kearney and North Platte in signing new, one-year agreements with Great Lakes ... [more]

Riverton couple starts healthy lunch support group at home

Mar 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton couple is organizing a group to support eating healthy at lunch time.
"I thought it would be nice to create a little refuge for people to bring ... [more]

A one-match fire

Mar 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  It remains one of the funniest and yet borderline tragic scenes in films about the American West.
A freezing Jeremiah Johnson works feverishly with a flint ... [more]

Hunting lions for the love of the hounds

Mar 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Dusty Rushing pulled his pickup truck to the side of a rural highway south of Lander and stopped so his friend Eric Logue could look out the passenger-side ... [more]

Dubois drive for state berth halted by Little Snake

Mar 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Dubois boys' hopes for a return to the Class 1-A state basketball tournament faded in the face of a strong Little Snake River defense Saturday morning in ... [more]

Eagle boys off to state tourney

Mar 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Good teams peak at tournament time, and the St. Stephen's boys have turned into a contender for the Class 1-A state basketball title after a pair of ... [more]

Thompson goes for 25 as Wrangler girls make state

Mar 1, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Olivia Thompson put on a stellar display Saturday morning, lifting the Shoshoni Wranglers past Kemmerer 51-45 to clinch a Class 1-A state tournament spot for ... [more]