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Man charged with assault in knife attack

Apr 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Northern Arapaho tribal member Matthew Lawrence Antelope, 29, is in custody for allegedly assaulting Ashley Yellowbear with a knife Jan. 28 on the Wind River ... [more]

Democrats pen party platform, discuss vacancies at convention

Apr 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Democratic Party established an eight-point platform at their convention in March, but no party members announced an election bid for the ... [more]

Council members disagree on utility improvement project

Apr 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Several Riverton city council members have disagreed about the details of an ongoing utility improvement project that was designed to add capacity to the ... [more]

Police: Woman safe after kidnapping, assault

Apr 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 40-year-old woman is safe after allegedly being kidnapped from the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Officials arrested Robert Afterbuffalo, 40, of Riverton, ... [more]

Tribe has 'grave concerns' about fed legislation on reservation border

Apr 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe continues to "slam" drafted federal legislation that would clarify the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Tribal ... [more]

Mary Ann Williams

Apr 9, 2014 - Staff:  Mary Ann Williams died Monday, March 24, 2014, in Kettering, Ohio. She was 74 years old.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Mount ... [more]

Dorothy Mathern

Apr 9, 2014 - Staff:  Dorothy Mathern, of Riverton, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. She was 86 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to ... [more]

Ileen Frye

Apr 9, 2014 - Staff:  Ileen Frye died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Casper. She was 91 years old.
Services were Thursday, April 4, in Lusk. Burial took place at the Douglas ... [more]

Lander man featured in PBS nature documentary

Apr 8, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  Nationally known naturalist and author Joe Hutto has spent almost seven years among a herd of mule deer around his home in rural Lander, living among the ... [more]


Apr 8, 2014 - Staff:  Births
A daughter was born to Danielle Hartenstein, of Lander, at 1:57 p.m. March 7, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ... [more]

George R. Swan

Apr 8, 2014 - Staff:  George R. Swan, of Riverton, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton. He was 81 years old.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. ... [more]

Thanks to the 'ethical person' who turned in a lost purse

Apr 8, 2014 - Linda Reeb, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to address the party who turned in my purse that I accidentally left in my shopping cart at Safeway not long ago.
A big, heartfelt ... [more]

Firms chip away at retiree health benefits

Apr 8, 2014 - By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers:  ALTOONA, Pa. -- Throughout a bitter winter, burly linemen gathered at daybreak around tiny fire pits on a street in front of where they've clocked in to work ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 8, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Change afoot
Central Wyoming College has its three finalists for the presidency soon to be vacated by the coming retirement of Dr. Jo Anne McFarland. ... [more]


Apr 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Fifth hopeful pursuing Maxfield seat
CHEYENNE -- The race to succeed Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield is becoming even more crowded.
Cheyenne ... [more]

Judge rejects environmental challenge to new CBM project

Apr 8, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled against environmental groups that challenged the U.S. Interior Department's plan to open the ... [more]

State ready to plug old wells

Apr 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- As soon as the weather permits, the state will start plugging more than 1,200 orphan wells in Wyoming.
The goal is to plug 300 wells a year.
A ... [more]

Teton Park Road opening could be delayed by snow

Apr 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Grand Teton National Park officials say heavy snow could delay the opening of the popular Teton Park Road.
Park spokeswoman Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles ... [more]

Shoshones oust two longtime leaders from business council; official says rules suspended

Apr 8, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Enrolled tribal members of the Shoshone General Council voted to remove longtime Eastern Shoshone Business Council members Ivan Posey and Wes Martel from their ... [more]

GOP candidates announce; party opposes EPA border opinion

Apr 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  With the announced retirement of State Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete, two Republican candidates have announced they are running for the seat. Daniel Cardenas ... [more]

Election preparations under way; no precinct or district changes this year

Apr 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After several voting precinct and districts changes two years ago, Fremont County's voting geography will be unchanged this year. There will be 32 precincts ... [more]

Small-town Colorado shows how high school baseball is done

Apr 8, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It didn't take long for me to realize who the gentleman next to me on the elliptical trainer was last summer.
I had seen him before, a dozen times or so over ... [more]

Burnett wins barrels again for Rustler women

Apr 8, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC's women were fourth at the Torrington rodeo, the men fourth.

Kaylee Burnett captured her second straight barrel racing title of the spring ... [more]

Richard Lee 'Rick' Reid

Apr 8, 2014 - Staff:  Richard Lee "Rick" Reid, of Shoshoni, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Salt Lake City. He was 61 years old.
A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

NC pushes past RHS girls in final half

Apr 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines will host Casper Kelly Walsh on Tuesday night.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines soccer team used a perfectly placed free kick from ... [more]

RHS booters down Natrona 3-1 in league match

Apr 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Back from spring break, the Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team kept its early season conference record perfect with a solid 3-1 win Friday over the Casper ... [more]

Truempler turns Shoshoni Wranglers into Class 2-A wrestling title contenders

Apr 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tony Truempler has seen the good, the bad and the ugly in his five years as the head wrestling coach for the Shoshoni Wranglers.
This year definitely was in ... [more]

RHS boys, girls place third at Roy Peck meet

Apr 7, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Jaxon Hedges of Lander long jumped 21 feet, 6 inches for the win.

The weather gods smiled down on Riverton on Saturday during the annual Roy Peck ... [more]

Baker named top county wrestler for 2013-14 season

Apr 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sterling Baker couldn't be stopped on the wrestling mats this season for the Dubois Rams.
Baker captured both a Ron Thon Memorial title and a Class 2-A state ... [more]

Washington actually laughs at itself

Apr 7, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  How unpopular is Washington in the rest of the country? While it's true that Congress as an institution has never been highly prized by most Americans, many of ... [more]