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Vendors, artists to gather in Riverton for Fiber Fest

Sep 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fiber arts enthusiasts will get a chance to shop and learn about new crafts during a free event Oct. 4 in Riverton.
Fiber Fest, sponsored by the Fremont Fiber ... [more]

New St. Stephen's principal adds to goals

Sep 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  St. Stephen's Indian School has a new principal walking the halls this school year. James Stewart is the new elementary school principal replacing Elma Brown, ... [more]

Bird to blame for power disruption

Sep 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  A bird caused a power outage that affected 715 Riverton customers overnight Sept. 14 to Sept. 15.
Rocky Mountain Power spokeswoman Margaret Oler said the ... [more]

Riverton family works to get service dog for child

Sep 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Riverton family begins the process of training a service dog for their 18-month-old daughter who has a rare form of cystic fibrosis.

Gillianna ... [more]

Cody erupts in second half, shuts out LVHS Tigers 48-0

Sep 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four first-half turnovers created by the Lander Valley High School Tigers limited the Cody Broncs to a 14-0 halftime lead Friday night in the home opener for ... [more]

Welcome to the show

Sep 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fall is the bridge to winter, but what a bridge it can be

Few things make us feel smaller than the change of the seasons. Nothing in our vaunted, ... [more]

Williams kicks game-winning field goal for UW in final 15 seconds

Sep 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The never-say-die University of Wyoming football team used an 18-yard field goal from senior kicker Stuart Williams with just 15 seconds left to capture a ... [more]

Police say man arrested after threatening to shoot officers

Sep 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Thermopolis man alleged to have threatened police saw his case bound over to District Court on Sept. 12.
The defendant, John Daniel Dodge, 59, faces one ... [more]

Block booking conference set for Oct. 3-4 in Casper

Sep 20, 2014 - Staff:  The Wyoming Arts Alliance convenes its annual block booking conference Oct. 3-4 in Casper. WyAA convenes presenters, artists, and art organizations from around ... [more]

RHS whips Powell, ends their 29-win streak

Sep 20, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  POWELL -- After exploding for 20 second-quarter points, the Riverton Wolverine defense dug in, adjusted on the fly, flexed its muscle, and made huge stops when ... [more]

Championship year

Sep 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  RHS 'turned on Tonkin' to start '94 chase

Editor's note: This is the first in a series recalling the 1994 Riverton High School state-championship ... [more]

Good weekend for ropers at high school rodeo in Jackson

Sep 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The two-day competition concluded the fall high school rodeo season.

The breakaway roping competition was the best event last weekend for the ... [more]

UW likes advantage of home field

Sep 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The elephant in the room measures 7,207 feet.
That's the difference in elevation between Laramie (7,220 feet) and Boca Raton, Florida (13 feet).
But when ... [more]

Rustler golfers to Montana for second tourney of season

Sep 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After almost a month of practicing and one fall tournament, Central Wyoming College Rustlers golf coach Pat Rafferty has his lineup set.
The No. 1 player is ... [more]

Church to host 'respectful conversations' workshop

Sep 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Dr. Jim Ryan will lead a workshop called "Respectful Conversations Lead To Respectful Communities" on Oct. 9 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lander. Organizers ... [more]

Today

Sep 19, 2014 - Staff:  Births
CONARD

A son was born to Emilia Maertens of Lander on Aug. 4 at SageWest Health Care at Lander.

COOPER
A son was born to Jessie ... [more]

Martinez's mark 50 years

Sep 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  John and Ruth Martinez recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Hawaii with their children.
The couple married Aug. 1, 1964, at St ... [more]

Horn named semifinalist for teacher of the year award

Sep 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County School District 2 instructor Jason Horn has received the District Teacher of the Year Award from the Wyoming Department of ... [more]

No injuries in trailer home fire

Sep 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in a structure fire that destroyed a double-wide trailer home at about 5 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of East Fifth Street in Hudson.
The ... [more]

Elders bless grounds of new school

Sep 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 14 broke ground Sept. 12 on a new elementary school in Ethete.
Members of the community, staff, students, contractors and ... [more]

Pay for Capitol remodeling from savings, not budget

Sep 19, 2014 - Bill Bardessi, Riverton:  Editor:
The Legislature has passed money to remodel and update the Capitol building in Cheyenne. Well and good as far as the job goes, but that money should ... [more]

That 'so sorry for you' look

Sep 19, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  I see it around the U.S. when I say I work in newspapers

Strange things happen these days around the country when you tell people at a party that you ... [more]

Honor Farm horses

Sep 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  National argument on wild horses needn't detract from fine local program

Opponents of rounding up wild horses and removing them from the grass and ... [more]

Digest

Sep 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gosar still wants to debate
CHEYENNE -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar says he plans to hold more debates before the November general ... [more]

Oil spills in Wyoming already double rate from last year

Sep 19, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An oil boom in Wyoming has a filthy side effect: A string of accidents from a remote gulley in the Powder River Basin to a refinery in downtown ... [more]

Cyclists pedal through county on leg of cross-continent journey

Sep 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Sylvester Williams and Nathaniel Erb want to end human sex trafficking, and they are riding bikes across the country to promote their cause.
They pumped ... [more]

Skate tournament at park a first for Riverton

Sep 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The competition for skateboarders, BMX riders and scooter riders runs from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, with free admission for spectators.

Riverton City Park ... [more]

Baker spent less in close mayor primary victory

Sep 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Candidates for mayor of Riverton staged a close primary election race, and their funding was similar as well.
Former Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker spent ... [more]

Airport won't hit 10,000 boardings

Sep 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport could lose $1 million in entitlement funding this year because of low passenger numbers.
Officials say they expect to tally ... [more]

Long day for Cougar v-ball at Big Horn

Sep 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wind River now plays Saturday in the Thermopolis tournament.

Wind River was stacked in the top eight of bracket play competition on Saturday at the ... [more]