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Traffic stop yields 48 pounds of pot
RAWLINS (AP) -- Southern Wyoming police say a couple arrested in possession of 48 pounds of marijuana purchased in ...

Dakota oil spill three times larger than first estimated in December

About 530,000 gallons of oil is now believed to have spilled from the Belle Fourche Pipeline that was likely ruptured by a slumping ...

Feeding ends early on elk refuge; winter herd was biggest since 1997

JACKSON (AP) -- The National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming has ended its supplemental feeding of elk earlier than usual because of the recent warm weather ...

Lander student wins Wyoming math meet

Kephas Olsson from Lander Middle School took home first-place individual honors at the Wyoming State Mathcounts competition on March 4 at the University of ...

Ag land flooding reported in state; Bear River rises

Rivers and creeks swollen with snowmelt runoff are causing some minor flooding in western Wyoming.
Officials say the Bear River upstream and downstream from ...

Winter farmers market fees waived; chili cook-off brings crowd

The Riverton Winter Farmers Market's Chili Cook-off competition and customer appreciation night brought a larger-than-average crowd Tuesday night.
Chili made ...

Good-to-Go store gets liquor license at north Riverton location

After failing to win city approval for a liquor license at one location, a Riverton convenience store business is getting the license at another address.
The ...

County's flood outlook: Not if, but how bad

Snow depth at the Deer Park measuring station is the highest on record for the date.

The question this spring isn't whether there will be flooding ...

Riverton finalizes duck ordinance; eight OK in town

Ducks now are welcome in the City of Riverton after the city council did a third and final reading, followed by a vote Tuesday. Ordinance 17-002, titled ...

CWC employee earns state honor

The Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees recognized Central Wyoming College campus safety director Chuck Carr as the Professional Employee of the ...

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Births

LONG
A child was born to Kammie Long of Riverton and Chad Long of Riverton at 11:30 a.m. March 20 at ...

Teton County agrees to place CWC plan on special May ballot

The initial funding would buy land for a CWC Jackson center.

Teton County voters will decide in May whether to financially support a proposed new ...

UW professor's book finalist for national prize

LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming professor Jeff Lock-wood's first novel, "Poisoned Justice," has been named one of three finalists by the Independent Book ...

Wyoming Digest

Bison kill count tops 1,200
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Operations to kill bison in Yellowstone National Park for slaughter have come to an end, with more ...

Gunshots, but no injuries, in Wednesday standoff

28-year-old Randy Pickering had barricaded himself inside his home on Minter Lane in Riverton.

No one was injured Wednesday after multi-hour standoff ...

RPD captain named interim chief; administrator search moves ahead

Beginning April 1, Riverton Police Department captain Eric Murphy will be the new interim chief of police.
Current chief Mike Broadhead announced his ...

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Deaths

HANCOCK
Patricia K. Hancock, 87, of Lander, died Tuesday, March 21, at the Good Samaritan Home in Manson, ...

Pavillion man's invention makes water-line installation safer

Bob Davis has sold roughly 1,400 of his drain boxes since putting them on the market in 2015.

When Bob Davis became an inventor, he was more ...

Sports

Wolverine boys open season with road draw

Riverton's Reed Axthelm scored from the penalty spot in a 1-1 contest against Star Valley.


The Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team struggled to ...

RHS girls drop road contest to Braves

The Lady Wolverines soccer squad was defeated 7-0 by Star Valley to open the season.

Before the Riverton Lady Wolverines girls soccer team could ...

Cowboys' offense gets it done

LARAMIE (AP) -- Allen Edwards found it surprising his team had set a Wyoming record for points scored in his first year as head coach, even though he considered ...

Cowboys reach finals of CBI tournament

LARAMIE - Senior guard Jason McManamen's layup through contact with 43 seconds remaining sealed the game for Wyoming in a 74-68 win over Utah Valley on ...

Rustlers rodeo starts spring season strong

Central Wyoming College's Brady Thurston, Tiegan Finnerty and Dalton Burgener swept the top three places in the steer wrestling competition in ...

 

Opinion / Community

Geography and basketball

March Madness exposes the broad public To obscure schools around the country

The college basketball spectacle nicknamed March Madness doesn't really ...

'Worst place' to cut revenue is in public school system

Editor:
Education is the worst place to cut tax revenue. Public money spent on schools is a sound investment in the future. That's hard to say about a lot of ...

Curls, doodles and 'Full House' No wrong answer to what I asked these teens

A few weeks ago, I got to teach a creative class at the University of Iowa for high school students from a Los Angeles prep school. They were all early high ...

A staple of indoor home life

Video games were important all winter long

Amid the depths of this bygone winter, the males of the household turned to video games for relief from ...

Three cheers for the columnist

The death of Jimmy Breslin robs readers of one of the very, very best

Jimmy Breslin came of age in the era when newspaper columnists were ...

RHS team 'respectful, courteous and admirable group of boys'

Editor:
There have been many congratulations to the Riverton Wolverines for the state basketball championship. I watched the team in Casper where my niece was ...

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