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RJFL all-stars 1-1 in Saturday tournament

Oct 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Junior Football League players combined to form one team of sixth-graders for the annual Fremont County Football Festival on Saturday, posting a 1-1 ... [more]

Wolverine swimmers fourth at conference meet; Settlemire wins individual title in 200 IM

Oct 22, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines swam for the first time in the re-aligned Class 4-A West conference meet last Thursday and Friday in Evanston.
Jordan Settlemire ... [more]

Rustlers fall to Western spikers in road match

Oct 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Western Wyoming Community College swept its regular season Region IX volleyball series with a victory Tuesday night over the Central Wyoming College Rustlers ... [more]

Dubois will host playoff game in first round; foe to be decided

Oct 22, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Dubois Rams will host a playoff game in the opening round of the Class 1-A 6-man state playoffs in two weeks.  Whether they host one or two games depends ... [more]

RHS meets 0-7 Lander in Thursday game

Oct 22, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Win or lose, Riverton hosts a playoff game next Friday in the opening round of he Class 3-A playoffs as the No. 2 seed from the East conference. ... [more]

Today

Oct 22, 2014 - Staff:  Births
MEJORADO

A daughter was born to Shannon Mejorado of Riverton and Jared Mejorado of Riverton at 2:28 p.m. June 24 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Cooking broccoli, cauliflower longer yields surprising taste

Oct 22, 2014 - By Russ Parsons, McClatchy Newspapers:  The flavor improves greatly when the vegetables have been cooked to almost a smearing texture.

Anyone who can turn on an oven knows the difference ... [more]

List of U.S. Supreme Court justices clipped and saved

Oct 22, 2014 - Donna Spencerton, Riverton:  Editor:
This is a small thing, but I did appreciate it when you printed the names of all the U.S. Supreme Court members with their ages, how long they had ... [more]

Newlyweds

Oct 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  What once seemed unthinkable here is now the law -- so get with it

We felt a sense of history in our newsroom Tuesday morning as it became clear that ... [more]

Lawsuit seeking protections across West for wolverines

Oct 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Another lawsuit has been filed challenging the government's denial of federal protections for the wolverine.
Thirteen advocacy groups and an ... [more]

Same-sex couples signing up across state

Oct 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gay couples were applying for marriage licenses statewide Wednesday, although at a slower pace than other states where bans were struck ... [more]

Lesser charge in bank 'kidnap'; defendant free

Oct 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Once facing life in prison for a kidnapping charge, a Riverton man was released Monday after six months behind bars.
A hearing that day for the defendant ... [more]

Smith resigns council seat; moving to New Jersey for new job

Oct 22, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Councilman Todd Smith has resigned.
The Ward 2 representative announced his resignation Tuesday night during the regular meeting of the council. ... [more]

Warm temps not harming beet harvest much, crop analyst says

Oct 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Warm weather is impacting the Fremont County sugar beet harvest, but it still stayed on schedule.
Warm afternoons this month have caused a little trouble for ... [more]

Murder suspect hears charge

Oct 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man was charged in a Sunday stabbing death in rural Riverton.

"Can you tell me what your name is?"
It was a simple question, but for a long ... [more]

Today

Oct 21, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
HERRON

Brooke Lorraine Herron, 34, formerly of Riverton, died Thursday, Oct. 16, in Billings, Mont. A celebration of life service will be ... [more]

Mitchell sixth for CWC runners in Spearfish, S.D.

Oct 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College Rustlers cross country coach Al Lara called the course his runners ran on Saturday a brutal one.
CWC's Tristan Mitchell braved the ... [more]

San Jose State beats Wyoming 27-20 in OT

Oct 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Playing defense in football comes down to attitude, San Jose State coach Ron Caragher says.
"Our defensive guys have a great attitude," Caragher ... [more]

Tigers have best scoring total of season in 42-20 loss to Rawlins

Oct 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rawlins exploded for 28 points in the fourth quarter to wrap up a 42-20 Class 3-A East football victory Friday night vs. the Lander Valley Tigers at Outlaw ... [more]

Leaders say bed tax working well in Teton County

Oct 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Teton County's 2 percent tax on overnight stays has not hurt the local economy or made its housing problems worse, officials debating the tax ... [more]

Digest

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Questions sought for forum
In an effort to give students, staff and community members an opportunity to meet local candidates running for office, the ... [more]

Authorities seeking info in stop sign vandalism on 8 Mile Road

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Nine stop signs were destroyed Saturday evening on 8 Mile Road by someone "with no regard to public safety," according to the Fremont County Sheriff's ... [more]

At Cody library, kids reading books to dogs

Oct 19, 2014 - By Greg Ellison, For The Associated Press:  For Kacey Deroche her children's literacy is important enough to enlist canine support. She brought her sons to the Park County Public Library's "Read to a ... [more]

Shoshoni improves playoff outlook in win over Burlington

Oct 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Shoshoni Wranglers control their own playoff destiny after a convincing 30-0 blowout of Burlington in Big Horn County. Friday's win over the Huskies leaves ... [more]

David wasn't really an underdog

Oct 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  An expert with a sling was more than a match for a big lug with a sword.

The neglected study of ancient history is yet another sad manifestation of ... [more]

Kessler vs. Price key race in fall county commission campaign

Oct 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Former Fremont County planning director Ray Price is trying to move from an appointed position in county government to an elected one this year, challenging ... [more]

Fundraiser to aid Center of Hope

Oct 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The family focused "Empty Bowl" event features gourmet soups.

An "Empty Bowl" fundraiser for the Center of Hope detoxification facility in Riverton ... [more]

Public workshop to review Boysen master plan

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming State Parks is hosting the third public workshop for the Boysen State Park master plan. The meeting will be 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Little ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Oct 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Stiff penalties face train thief
GILLETTE -- A 22-year-old Wyoming man accused of stealing a train faces stiffer penalties if he is convicted, now that ... [more]

CWC gets Region IX league v-ball sweep over LCCC, Eastern

Oct 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Region IX volleyball victories in two days have given the Central Wyoming College Rustlers a burst of confidence for the last half of the season.
The ... [more]