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Thornton makes big plays for UW in spring game

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Tom Thornton was flying.
Late in the third quarter of Wyoming's spring game inside War Memorial Stadium on Saturday, the sophomore quarterback took a snap, ... [more]

Tigers down Rawlins, Star Valley

Apr 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two victories started off the Lander Tigers boys soccer homestand in a span of three days.
Lander opened the stretch with a 5-0 conference win over the ... [more]

RHS girls claim league win

Apr 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Finishing their first round of Class 4-A West girls soccer matches, the Riverton Wolverines kept the Evanston Red Devils winless in league play with a 2-0 win ... [more]

Rustler player coaching AAU hoops this spring

Apr 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A basketball player at Central Wyoming College has been sharing his sports skills with Riverton sophomores this year as the coach of an Amateur Athletic ... [more]

Riverton wins track dual vs. Lander

Apr 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a head-to-head track and field matchup, the Riverton Wolverines swept the Lander Tigers on Thursday afternoon at Bill Bush Memorial Stadium.
The Riverton ... [more]

RHS boys soccer back on track

Apr 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After a sub-par performance Thursday at Gillette, the Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team bounced back, got a quick goal at the start of the second half, and ... [more]

Lander girls take two matches from Rawlins, Star Valley

Apr 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three early goals sparked the Lander Tigers to a 3-1 non-conference girls soccer victory over Star Valley on Saturday.
The match was played at the Lander ... [more]

Putin playing a weak economic hand

Apr 19, 2014 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  In global affairs, as in domestic politics, symbolism can be as important as substance.
So when the world's major industrial democracies, known as the G-7, ... [more]

Americans should not be so accepting of the 'overlong' Afghan war

Apr 19, 2014 - Richard Miller ,Thermopolis:  Editor:
Why are there still more than 30,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan?
The case for invading Afghanistan was certainly stronger than the case for invading ... [more]

A tough guy I was glad to know

Apr 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  There was a lot to George Swan, and I appreciated it all.

It was a little more than 40 years ago.  My recently restored 1962 Chevy Nova was making an ... [more]

Animal-control deputies

Apr 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If we impose a new tax, then uniformed personnel for the specific job might be in order

It has been enlightening this spring to learn more about the ... [more]

Nebraska joins wildfire compact with nearby states

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LINCOLN, Neb. -- Gov. Dave Heineman has signed a bill that will have Nebraska join forces with Colorado, Wyoming and the Dakotas in fighting ... [more]

Golden eagle found in Sheridan ties record for second-oldest

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- A golden eagle that was apparently electrocuted near Sheridan was more than 30 years old, which ties the record for second-oldest in the species ... [more]

Golden eagle found in Sheridan ties record for second-oldest

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- A golden eagle that was apparently electrocuted near Sheridan was more than 30 years old, which ties the record for second-oldest in the species ... [more]

Digest

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gillette may ban parking in alleys
GILLETTE -- Gillette is considering a ban on parking in some downtown alleys while a main road is being ... [more]

After scandal, Air Force to switch to pass/fail testing system for missile operators

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Changes are being made in the wake of a cheating scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, including the way the monthly certification tests ... [more]

Nadine Gustin

Apr 19, 2014 - Staff:  Nadine Gustin died Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 85 years old.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, ... [more]

Ray A. Lopez Sr.

Apr 19, 2014 - Staff:  Ray A. Lopez Sr. died peacefully Saturday, April 12, 2014. He was 90 years old.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the Chapel of ... [more]

Juanita Rose Lincoln-Lafromboise

Apr 19, 2014 - Staff:  Juanita Rose Lincoln-Lafromboise died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 46 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Lynn Walton Jenkins

Apr 19, 2014 - Staff:  Lynn Walton Jenkins, of Lander, died Monday, March 31, 2014, with his family at his side.
Services were Friday, April 4, at Lander Independent Baptist ... [more]

Energy boom in United States blurring political battle lines

Apr 19, 2014 - By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press:  The divide is most visible among Democrats in the nation's capital, where 11 Democratic senators wrote President Barack Obama urging him to approve the ... [more]

Lander trailer fire under investigation

Apr 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials think the blaze began near the home's water heater.

Lander officials are investigating a structure fire that damaged an unoccupied trailer ... [more]

The way it was: Route to Yellowstone -- 1972

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  In the spring of 1972, Wyoming was excited about the centennial of Yellowstone National Park. As part of the half-year commemoration of the establishment of ... [more]

Wyoming Artists Association to host conference in Dubois

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The annual convention of the Wyoming Artists Association will by May 2 to May 4 at the Headwaters Conference and Art Center in Dubois. The theme of this year's ... [more]

Northern Arapaho Tribe not in favor of four-year term amendment

Apr 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe collected roughly 454 votes from enrolled tribal members April 10 with a final tally showing 251 voters were against the amendment ... [more]

Digest

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  NOLS scholarships available
Scholarships are available for those who dream of spending their summer backpacking, horse packing, rafting or climbing ... [more]

Library sets up special Earth Day contest for girls, women

Apr 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Empty plastic beauty containers will be sent to Terracycle, a recycling company.

The Riverton Branch Library is marking Earth Day by asking girls and ... [more]

Shoshoni library hosting Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Shoshoni Public Library is having its second annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
More poets are coming to the library this year. ... [more]

Mozart opera airs Saturday in Lander

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" is coming to the Carnegie Room of the Lander Library.
The performance will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday.
The Lander ... [more]

Hill to return to work Monday

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A judge's order codifies a Wyoming Supreme Court finding that the bulk of Senate File 104 was unconstitutional.

CHEYENNE -- Cindy Hill says she ... [more]

State, county authorities find possible meth lab in Dubois

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials say they discovered a potential "meth lab" Thursday while executing a search warrant in Dubois.
According to a Friday press release, the warrant was ... [more]

WGFD adds special youth seasons to deer areas

Apr 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Low numbers of big game drove the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Lander Field Office to recommend lower quotas of elk, deer and antelope for local hunt ... [more]

Budget process begins for District 25; Snyder proposes salary increase

Apr 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As the Fremont County School District 25 administration works to balance its budget this year, new changes may be implemented related to salary, retirement and ... [more]

Public quiet on proposals about development of Honor Farm land

Apr 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council heard no public comment during a meeting April 1 about the development of the Honor Farm property between Honor Farm Road and ... [more]

Shelby Lynn Hammack

Apr 18, 2014 - Staff:  Shelby Lynn Hammack, of Lander, died unexpectedly from a seizure on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Denver, four days after giving birth. She was 21 years old.
A ... [more]

Psyche evaluation ordered for woman charged with killing newborn

Apr 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A psychiatric evaluation is being sought in the case of an Eastern Shoshone woman charged with killing her newborn son in March.
Court documents indicate her ... [more]

Capitalism and the U.S. marketplace of religion

Apr 18, 2014 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Our pilgrim forebears came to America in 1620 for freedom of religion. They sought the ability to worship and believe according to their conscience. They were ... [more]

Social Security ought to let old debts lie

Apr 18, 2014 - By Newsday:  Social Security Administration has paused its misguided efforts to collect debts more than a decade old, including dunning children of the dead. Collection ... [more]

Paxton takes spring RHS golf invite

Apr 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Easton Paxton played steady golf on his home course to take the Riverton Invitational by two strokes Thursday afternoon at the Riverton Country Club.
Paxton ... [more]

Former museum director arrested on larceny charge

Apr 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two years after being run out of her job as Pioneer Museum director, Carol J. Thiesse was arrested Wednesday on charges she stole interpretative materials ... [more]