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Rustlers compete well in opening tournament

Aug 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC won two of four matches and also extended two nationally-ranked teams to extra games.

Two wins and two losses in Rock Springs started the 2014 ... [more]

20th anniversary of RHS-Lander title an opportunity for a fun backward glance in time

Aug 26, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Downstairs in our family room is a picture of our three children, all dressed in Riverton Wolverine football jerseys. The kids were all smiling ear to ear in ... [more]

Today

Aug 26, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BUSHYHEAD

Mervin "Merv" Bushyhead, 62, of Arapahoe, died Saturday, Aug. 23, in Chubbuck, Idaho. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, ... [more]

Obama regs remedy birth control issue for religious organizations

Aug 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some ... [more]

Pediatricians recommend later start times for schools

Aug 26, 2014 - By Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press:  CHICAGO -- Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would ... [more]

FDA under pressure to define 'natural' food label

Aug 26, 2014 - By Mary MacVean, McClatchy Newspapers:  In one study, "natural" tied for first place when people were asked to rank which food product claims mattered the most to them.

LOS ANGELES -- When ... [more]

Meeting planned on community paramedicine

Aug 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is inviting interested residents to attend a stakeholder meeting Aug. 14 to introduce a health care approach known as ... [more]

Nicholls had an 'extra-fine eye' for photography

Aug 26, 2014 - Gene Dunbar, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, the sun still comes up. The world turns. And man continues on.
But it'll never be the same cause ol' Wayne folded his tent and retired from the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Whispers
Every summer there comes a time -- perhaps the time is the better way to say it -- when the haunt of fall first arrives. Some say it's a smell. ... [more]

Digest

Aug 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Woman contracts West Nile virus
GILLETTE -- Health officials say an older woman from Platte County has tested positive for West Nile virus -- the first ... [more]

Amended charge filed against teen

Aug 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GERING, Neb. -- A prosecutor has filed an amended charge against a 16-year-old accused of killing a Scotts Bluff County jailer.
Dylan Cardeilhac, of ... [more]

Suicide suspected in Loveland train death

Aug 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LOVELAND, Colo. -- Authorities say the death of a 13-year-old hit and killed by a freight train in Loveland was a suspected suicide.
The BNSF train hit the boy ... [more]

Lotto sales net nearly $200K in first day

Aug 26, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The opening day of the new Wyoming Lottery saw nearly $200,000 in Powerball and Mega Millions tickets being sold.
"We're pretty happy about it," ... [more]

Alice Uden receives life sentence for killing husband

Aug 26, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge in Wyoming sentenced a 75-year-old Missouri woman to life in prison on Monday for killing her husband with a rifle in the mid-1970s and ... [more]

Seventy-two candidates file for general election

Aug 26, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Filing closed at 5 p.m. Monday for candidates who want to run in the general election. Seventy-two people have submitted their names since the filing period ... [more]

Wild horse meeting draws dozens

Aug 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A meeting in Riverton hosted by a group that advises on national policy for wild horses became a lightning rod Monday for the ire of parties on all sides of ... [more]

EMS director says workers are spread thin in county due to budget cuts

Aug 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Operational changes at the Fremont County ambulance department will have a direct effect in Riverton, said Emergency Medical Services director Joe Zillmer.
He ... [more]

Dorothy Sherman

Aug 25, 2014 - staff:  Dorothy Sherman, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at her home. She was 65 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and the family will have a ... [more]

Vernon Lee Stephenson

Aug 25, 2014 - staff:  Vernon Lee Stephenson, of Lander, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. He was 86 years old.
A memorial service will be at a later date.
Vernon Lee Stephenson was ... [more]

Delores 'Dee' Irene (Lind) Wilson

Aug 25, 2014 - staff:  Delores "Dee" Irene (Lind) Wilson, formerly of Riverton, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2014, at the David M. Dorsett Heath Care Center in Spearfish, S.D. She was 83 ... [more]

Sandra (Sandy) Catherine Covey Merrill

Aug 25, 2014 - staff:  Sandra (Sandy) Catherine Covey Merrill died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Lander following a lengthy illness. She was 88 years ... [more]

Alice Uden gets life in prison

Aug 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge in Wyoming has sentenced a 75-year-old Missouri woman to life in prison for killing her husband in the mid-1970s.
Alice Uden was sentenced ... [more]

UW pairs with ROOT SPORTS for Craig Bohl television show

Aug 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  University of Wyoming football fans will have the opportunity to gain insight into Cowboy Football each week this season as UW Athletics and ROOT SPORTS are ... [more]

Henry finishes in fifth at CWC cross country team's first meet

Aug 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Hugh Henry paced the Central Wyoming College Rustlers cross country team with a fifth-place finish Friday night in Gillette.
The dual with national ... [more]

LVHS runners log 30 to 50 miles during first week

Aug 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cross country coach Kevin Green has 25 boys and 10 girls out for the Lander Valley High School program this fall, and he expects to recruit more runners as the ... [more]

RHS football scrimmaging at practice before week zero play

Aug 24, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It didn't take long Saturday to remember that the Riverton High School football team just started its 2014 football campaign with practices Monday.
Midway ... [more]

Lander golfers slide into top 10 at Riverton invite

Aug 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A pair of Lander Valley High School golfers cracked the top 10 Friday during the Riverton Invitational.
In the boys individual standings, Trey Massey ... [more]

RHS boys trounce field at golf invite

Aug 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wolverines opened their Class 4-A golf title defense after crushing the rest of the field by 61 strokes at the Riverton Invitational.
Riverton High ... [more]

Speed a factor in Loop Road crash

Aug 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials say a Lander man refused treatment after his vehicle plunged nearly 90 feet off the Loop Road near Lander.
According to the Fremont County Sheriff's ... [more]

Poker run raising funds for mine restoration

Aug 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Friends of South Pass is hosting Run for the Gold, an ATV poker run and mine tour, on Aug. 31 at the state historic site.
Funds raised with the event will ... [more]