Linder era opens, Wyoming wins over Miss. Valley State

The Cowboys opened the contest going 5-of-5 from behind the arc and never looked back in a 97-61 win over Mississippi Valley State in the season opener on Saturday afternoon in the Arena-Auditorium. It was the first game under head coach Jeff Linder as the Pokes knocked down 13 triples in the opener. “I thought the first 20 minutes, we did a really good job and we actually came out better than I thought we would,” Linder said.  “That was the first time, as a group, that we’ve actually played more than three trips up and down, the court in […]

Pokes Ground it Out over UNLV 45-14 at Allegiant

The Wyoming Cowboys (2-2 overall, 2-2 MW) rushed for 399 yards in a 45-14 road win over UNLV (0-5 overall, 0-5 MW) on Friday afternoon in Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. It was the most rushing yards in a game since rushing for 424 yards against San Jose State on Nov. 3, 2018.  Wyoming scored six touchdowns on the ground in the contest. “We talked at halftime about our execution and UNLV good players and we had to make them work hard,” UW head coach Craig Bohl. “We reestablished the momentum on the fourth down play and went down and […]

Dry through the Weekend

Remaining dry and seasonable with a mix of clouds and sun. Locally breezy to windy from Rock Springs to Casper. Patchy morning fog in the west. Dry weather will continue through the weekend. Advertisement Advertisement

Medium Security Inmate died in Torrington

John Christian Tygart, 21, a Wyoming inmate, died Thursday, November 26, 2020 from a suspected suicide at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington, WY. Tygart was originally convicted of child abuse in Laramie County Wyoming on September 24, 2020 and sentenced to 2-4 years by District Court Judge Campbell. Advertisement Tygart was born on May 8, 1999 in Scottsbluff, NB. The matter is under investigation by the Torrington Police Department and Goshen County Corner’s Office. As required by department policy an autopsy has been ordered. Advertisement

Governor Gordon Tests Positive

A release from Governor Mark Gordon’s office late Wednesday afternoon announced that the Governor has tested positive for COVID-19. The Office of the Governor gave very few details, but did say that Gordon is experiencing mild symptoms and is working from home remotely. Advertisement We will update this story as more information becomes available. Advertisement

Life Passages

Sincere condolences to the families and friends of today’s obituaries, including Gene Grasmick, Gladys Whiteplume, Lana Harmon and Darrell Richardson. Advertisement See all the obituaries here. Advertisement

A Thanksgiving message to residents of the Wind River Reservation from Dr. Ebbert

Wind River Family and Community Health Care To all tribal members: Just a few last thoughts and a warning before the Thanksgiving holiday. Wyoming now has the second-highest rate of infection in the country behind only North Dakota. Local and state politicians do not have the political will to take any meaningful steps to slow this down. The tribe has in place a mandatory mask order on the reservation and has reinstated the stay-at-home order but it is unlikely that you will see a mask mandate in this County even though many counties in Wyoming have now put in place […]

Chickens running at large in Riverton; Vandalism to Highway signs, mailboxes

Law Enforcement Blotter 11/24 to 11/25 A report of five chickens at large in the area of East Roosevelt Avenue was called in to the Riverton Police on Tuesday. The chickens apparently went home as they could not be located. ‘Tis the season. A reported house fire on Mary Anne Drive turned out to be smoke coming from a fireplace. There was no fire. Law Enforcement Blotter 11/13 to 11/24 Mailboxes and address signs were knocked over on the east end of the Missouri Valley Road. A similar report came in from Highway 789 several miles from the first vandalism […]

Earthquake rattles Wyoming Border area in Yellowstone

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck near the Wyoming Border with Montana some 5.5 miles east of Hebgen Lake Estates, MT., and five miles north of West Yellowstone, MT this morning at 5:58 a.m. The United States Geological Survey reported the epicenter of the quake was 4.6 miles underneath the Wyoming Border with Montana. No damage was reported. Advertisement On August 17, 1959 at 11:37 pm a 7.2 magnitude quake struck just 10 miles north of this morning’s shaker. The ’59 quake resulted in several campgrounds in the Madison River campground being engulfed killing 28 campers. The Madison River was blocked […]

More new Virus infections reported locally on Tuesday

The Wyoming Department of Health reported 20 new confirmed infections of the Covid-19 virus in Fremont County yesterday, moving the total number of active cases here to 751. Four new cases were confirmed in Hot Springs County where there are now 78 active cases and there was one new confirmed case in Washakie County where the count of active cases today is at 166. According to the Wyoming Hospital Association there are now 13 Covid patients in Fremont County, seven in Lander and six in Riverton. There are three patients hospitalized in Worland and currently none in Thermopolis. Four intensive […]