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HOADLEY
James Hoadley, 65, of Dubois, died on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Sage West Healthcare at Lander. ...

Decision on new K-3 plan delayed again as District 25 mulls options

The Riverton school board again has decided to delay a decision that could change elementary school configuration to include a separate building for ...

Miller's bill on edible marijuana edged out by one vote in House

CHEYENNE - A bill dealing with edible marijuana failed to pass by one vote in the Wyoming House of Representatives.
State Rep. David Miller, a Riverton ...

Bebout objects to extra money for Capitol Square Project

The legislative Joint Appropriations Committee's recommendation last month to add $1 million to the already $300 million Capitol building renovation project ...

Hypothermia cause of 18-year old's death near Beaver Creek

The 18-year-old whose body was found last month south of Riverton died of accidental hypothermia according to a report from the Fremont County Coroner. ...

Wyoming digest

Man charged in animal cruelty arrested
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) -- Park County authorities say a man facing animal cruelty charges after several dead animals ...

Bill restricting access to student online data OKd in Wyoming Senate

CHEYENNE (TNS) -- The state Senate has approved on first reading a bill that aims to restrict school districts' access to student data, particularly online ...

JAC finishes budget bill; no Medicaid, no teacher raises, $310M from reserve

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The state of Wyoming would spend through roughly $1 billion of savings over the coming two years under a budget bill that cleared a crucial ...

Today

Births

REEVES
A son was born to Tasha Lenee Reeves of Lander and Brannon Lee Reeves of Lander at 6:43 a.m. Feb 6 ...

Wyoming digest

20 wolves killed in Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says 20 wolves have been killed in the Clearwater Region in ...

Bill barring state wardens from wolf and grizzly cases fails in committee

CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Wyoming legislative committee has killed a bill that would have barred state game wardens from investigating or prosecuting people for ...

House introduces bill to stabilize funding for CWC, other colleges

The Wyoming House of Representatives voted Thursday to introduce a bill that would provide more stable funding for community colleges in the state.
"We ...

Anti-bias bill tied to Center of Hope shootings defeated

CHEYENNE - The Wyoming House of Representatives killed a bill Thursday morning that would have allowed prosecutors to seek enhanced penalties for someone ...

Snowpack slightly better this week

Figures remain well below last year's through early February.

Snow-water equivalents in the Wind River Basin inched up to 79 percent of median this ...

County wants to add cheatgrass, others to list of noxious weeds

Fremont County Weed and Pest superintendent Aaron Foster said his department plans to aims to double the number of weeds it fights this year.
The Weed and ...

Grand Teton plans demolition of some familiar buildings

JACKSON (AP) -- A plan to renovate or demolish a number of historic Grand Teton National Park buildings is drawing pushback from residents.
The proposed ...

Loan demand growing in farm states

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- The Federal Reserve says farm income continued to decline during the fourth quarter in Midwestern and Western states, so farmers are ...

Man indicted in '09 child death

ROCK SPRINGS (AP) -- A grand jury has indicted a Green River man on a first-degree murder charge in the 2009 death of a 2-year-old boy in his care.
34-year-old ...

Sports

Big Red wrestles Tigers into submission

Riverton won 10 of 15 matches against rival Lander, including dominant performances by Hayden Wempen and Keanan Pfisterer.

Riverton High School's ...

River Rats end regular season, look to defend title

Sam McMenamy was the league's second-leading scorer.

The Riverton River Rats ended their regular season by splitting their last four ...

T-Birds down Rustler women, 71-44

Taij Criss-Felton scored 18 points in CWC's 27-point defeat.

Saying Casper College had a size advantage over Central Wyoming College during its ...

Cowboys, Broncos set for shootout

LARAMIE - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team made a school-record 20 threes against Utah State last Saturday.
Boise State nearly reached that ...

CWC men hammered by Casper

The Thunderbirds lit up Rustler Gym with an 84-52 win against Central.

Dennis Golovko made the first and last baskets of the opening half of ...

RHS basketball teams back in action Friday after break

Both the Riverton Wolverines boys and girls basketball teams resume action Friday after a 10-day mid-season break from competition.
Riverton travels to Green ...

Opinion / Community

'Significant artifacts' collection accepting new nominations statewide

Nominations are being collected through 5 p.m. Monday

The program was launched in 2015 honor of 125 years of Wyoming Statehood by the Wyoming State ...

Local students listed on UW honor rolls

The University of Wyoming lists 42 students from Fremont County on 2015 fall semester academic honor rolls, consisting of undergraduates above freshman ...

Overreach

If that is the argument against the Clean Power Plan, it might inform the local border question, too

Wyoming will follow developments in the ...

Zipper, snaps and a furry hood

For the first time in my life, I feel the need for a real coat

Talking about temperature in the winter often becomes a competition of sorts.
"It got ...

Quoted in the news

When times are tough, Cheyenne shouldn't be making things more difficult.
- Fremont County Commissioner Doug Thompson, on potential impact on county ...

Riverton digest

Try speed dating Saturday at library
The Riverton Branch Library is hosting is first-ever speed dating event 6:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Main ...

Farewell to 4-A

Riverton High School's basketball teams are in their final tour around the Class 4-A West

For more than 50 years the Riverton Wolverines have squared ...

Here we are in Love Month

Here we are in this month that is said to honor love.
But February itself is worthy of our love. It climbs into existence over icy January, extends our ...

Employment First

Businesses work with Riverton High School IDEAL to build opportunities


Finding your niche in life is a common hope for all people. The discovery ...

State, Arch Coal reach agreement over bonding

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming regulators have reached a deal with Arch Coal to accept up to $75 million in place of the company's $486 million in bonding obligations ...

New owners at Java Java Espresso

The longtime owners of Java Java Espresso in Riverton have sold the business to lifelong friends.
Kendra and Jason Aanestad have sold the Main Street business ...

 

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