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Riverton man awarded for military service

Jul 12, 2013 - Staff:  A Riverton soldier with the Wyoming Army National Guard recently was awarded for his service and achievements while assigned to B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th ... [more]

Shrine Club announces winners of circus parade

Jul 12, 2013 - Staff:  The Fremont County Shrine Club hosted its annual children's circus parade June 26 in Riverton. The first-place winners in the costume contest were:
5 and ... [more]

Bad performance by Congress hurts Americans

Jul 12, 2013 - By The Miami Herald:  Lawmakers return to work on Capitol Hill this week, but the record of the 113th Congress so far offers little hope that they can make progress -- on ... [more]

It's a different day

Jul 12, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  The last of my elder generation is gone

My mother-in-law died a few days ago, and the umbrella closed.
The umbrella held in the well-calloused hands ... [more]

Obama 'couldn't be president of a dog fight if a cat was sponsor'

Jul 12, 2013 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Obama better leave Medicare and Social Security alone. It is not his money in the first place.
Obama wants to send weapons to Syria what's he going ... [more]

Progress in the park

Jul 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  As discussions continue, how the park's biggest users are treated is important

A good bit of useful discussion has taken place over the past year or ... [more]

Digest

Jul 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone hits 1 million already
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The number of people visiting Yellowstone National Park so far this year has topped 1 ... [more]

Australian gets 70-month term for bank heist

Jul 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge in Wyoming handed down a nearly six-year prison sentence to an Australian man who says he robbed a Jackson bank so he could give ... [more]

Sponsor of 'Hill Bill' petition effort suing secretary of state

Jul 12, 2013 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- The lead sponsor of the failed petition drive seeking to repeal Senate File 104 is seeking another chance to challenge the new law.
Jennifer Young ... [more]

Legislators weigh further action on superintendent

Jul 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming legislative leaders are considering a request to investigate schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's administration of the state Education ... [more]

Fall caused Monday death, says coroner

Jul 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials have determined that Audrey Arguello, 49, of Riverton, died Monday of a subdural hematoma as the result of an accidental fall.
Medical references ... [more]

Man's death not accidental, but no proof seen of Russian roulette

Jul 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Police Department chief Mike Broadhead addressed speculation Thursday that Juan Carlos Galvan, 22, of Riverton, died during a game of Russian ... [more]

Commissioners finalize budget for fiscal year 2014

Jul 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The county made few changes after a public hearing Monday.

Fremont County commissioners made few changes to their proposed budget after hearing ... [more]

Man arrested on suspicion of involvement in 'string of crimes'

Jul 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Billy Napier, 20, of Riverton, was arrested for driving under the influence at about 4 a.m. Thursday, reportedly after being involved in two traffic accidents ... [more]

Trial date set for meth suspects

Jul 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  All four pleaded not guilty

Four defendants in May's countywide meth bust have a trial set for Sept. 16.
They all pleaded not guilty to the ... [more]

Riverton team ready for state girls softball

Jul 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The teams in the Under-18 division this year U.S. Energy of Riverton, Central Wyoming Fusion, the Gillette Camels, Cheyenne Extreme and the Cheyenne ... [more]

Four from county heading for high school finals rodeo

Jul 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Fremont County cowgirls and one cowboy are making final preparations for the National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs.
The rodeo starts this ... [more]

Christopher 'Chris' Davidson

Jul 12, 2013 - Staff:  Christopher "Chris" Davidson, formerly of Lander, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at his home in Aberdeen, S.D. He was 37 years old.
Cremation has taken place, ... [more]

Gose carries state flag at national games

Jul 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The longtime Riverton physician competes later this month at the 2013 National Senior Games in Cleveland.

Roger Gose of Riverton has been selected to ... [more]

Raiders edge Lovell 10-9

Jul 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton fell 8-6 in the second game of a doubleheader in which both games were played with wooden bats in advance of a wooden-bat tournament Friday through ... [more]

Today

Jul 11, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
MANZANARES

Joseph Arthur "Art" Manzanares, 64, formerly of Fremont County, died Monday, July 8, at his home. Memorial services will be at 1 ... [more]

Gold Rush begins Saturday

Jul 11, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The South Pass City State Historic Site will host the annual Gold Rush Days celebration from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 125 South Pass Ave. The ... [more]

Riverton man on new state lottery board

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Several newly appointed members of the board of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation say it's too early in the process to tell whether the state will ... [more]

Dubois business assists in decoy construction

Jul 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has a new elk decoy thanks to the Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists, the Wyoming Wild Sheep Foundation and Boy ... [more]

Board recognizes four college classified staff members

Jul 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Four members of the classified staff at Central Wyoming College earned certificates or degrees this year and were recognized by the CWC Board of Trustees in ... [more]

CWC chooses contractor for housing work

Jul 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees chose a contractor in June to complete a housing project on the Riverton campus.
Shepard Construction Inc. of ... [more]

Nothing to do? Perish the thought

Jul 11, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  This time of year, Wyoming is offering up its best

Has anyone run out of something to do this great Wyoming summer?
If you're able to get out, ... [more]

Our bargain

Jul 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Even in the face of disaster, we've come too far to turn away from industrialized life

It has been a bad week for mechanized disasters. Given the ... [more]

Digest

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Montana keeps limits on wolves
HELENA, Mont. -- Montana Fish and Wildlife commissioners on Wednesday increased the bag limit from one to five wolves ... [more]

Land swap in Grand Teton park unfinished

Jul 11, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State and federal officials in Wyoming are talking about negotiating a land swap to add more than two square miles of state land to Grand Teton ... [more]

Vicious river otter attacks woman

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BOZEMAN, Mont. -- A river otter attacked a woman on the Madison River west of West Yellowstone earlier this week, prompting state wildlife officials to post ... [more]

Governor says he'll push to win pay increases for state government workers

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he intends to push for pay raises for state employees in the legislative session early next year.
Mead said Wednesday ... [more]

Balloon Block hunt starts in today's edition

Jul 11, 2013 - Staff:  The Ranger's Riverton Rendezvous Balloon Block Treasure Hunt begins in today's edition.
A block of wooden letters spelling "balloon" in backward style of ... [more]

Rendezvous events to begin

Jul 11, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wrangler Classic Rodeo is first up, with Day in the Park, the modelers fly-in and Rails to Trails music highlighting the first weekend.

Riverton ... [more]

Man gets two-week sentence for March fight in Riverton

Jul 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Hudson man will spend two weeks in jail for punching a Riverton man and fracturing the victim's skull in March outside of Bomber's Sports Bar.
James Edward ... [more]

Officials rule death of second teen in June crash a suicide

Jul 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials in Colorado have ruled the death of Andrea Esser, 17, of Sun Prairie, Wis., a suicide.
Esser was the passenger in the red 1998 Ford Contour that ... [more]

Woman thrown from motorcycle during wreck

Jul 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Police Department responded to a traffic accident involving a motorcycle Thursday morning near the 1600 block of North Federal Boulevard.
The ... [more]

Shoshoni man pleads not guilty to murder charges

Jul 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Shey Bruce pleaded not guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder charges in the death of a Shoshoni man. His arraignment was in front of Wyoming 9th Judicial ... [more]

Pedro "Pete" Vargas Garcia

Jul 11, 2013 - Staff:  Pedro "Pete" Vargas Garcia died Monday, July 8, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 79 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, ... [more]

Christopher Lee Parker

Jul 11, 2013 - Staff:  Christopher Lee Parker, formerly of Fremont County, died Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Howard, Colo. He was 58 years old.
He was born May 7, 1955, at Keesler ... [more]