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Lower approval for Obama, even worse for Republicans in new poll

Dec 10, 2013 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- The American public is unusually pessimistic about the direction of the country and increasingly fed up with Washington gridlock, a sour mood ... [more]

Expanded public transportation would be good for the city

Dec 10, 2013 - Rouven Hoelzein, Riverton:  Editor:
Riverton needs some more public transportation. I think that increased public transportation in the form of a larger bus line with more service would ... [more]

Digest

Dec 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Two killed in head-on collision
WHEATLAND -- A tractor trailer hauling a tank full of ethanol collided head on with a pickup truck in Platte County, ... [more]

Man arrested after deadly wreck Saturday

Dec 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  OSHKOSH, Neb. -- A Wyoming man is facing charges after a car accident in western Nebraska that killed one woman and injured another.
The Nebraska State Patrol ... [more]

State gets good marks for tobacco education

Dec 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A report by a coalition of public health organizations ranks Wyoming fourth in the nation in funding programs to help prevent children from smoking ... [more]

At budget hearings, Mead challenged on Medicaid expansion by Democrats

Dec 10, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Analysts say more than 17,000 uninsured Wyoming residents could be covered under the plan while saving the state about $50 million in the ... [more]

Drug arrests follow discovery of rental car that was overdue

Dec 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A man and woman from Las Vegas were arrested for possession of a controlled substance Saturday night after their overdue rental car was found abandoned near ... [more]

City hires new public defender, considers water request and dementia facility proposal

Dec 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has entered into several new agreements in action taken this month.
The council first voted to approve a contract with the Lori Gorseth ... [more]

Meth ring leader Pitt pleads guilty; accomplice too

Dec 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A federal judge now must decide whether to accept the plea bargains, which would involve prison terms of 10 to 15 years for the two ... [more]

Federal agency says Riverton still is part of 'Indian Country'

Dec 10, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  After many years of trying, the two Wind River Indian Reservation tribes finally have found a federal entity willing to say that Riverton is part of the ... [more]

Today

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BROWN

Daniel Lee "Danny" Brown, 47, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, Dec. 7, in Lander. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, and ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Big chill
A sure sign that it's been cold -- really cold -- is when 17 degrees seems warm. But 17 at 7 a.m. Tuesday felt almost tropical compared to the ... [more]

Ranson 'Randy' Ray Busby Rodabaugh

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Ranson "Randy" Ray Busby Rodabaugh, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. He was 58 years old.
Services will be at a later date.
Ranson ... [more]

Daniel Lee 'Danny' Brown

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Daniel Lee "Danny" Brown, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Lander. He was 47 years old.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, ... [more]

Rose Mae Shepardson

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Rose Mae Shepardson, of Lander, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. She was 88 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place, and there will be no ... [more]

Mary Josephine (Jo) Williams

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Mary Josephine (Jo) Williams, of Lander, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 86 years old.
A memorial service will ... [more]

Lorraine Piggott

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Lorraine Piggott, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at St. Anthony North Hospital in Westminster, Colo. She was 95 years old.
A viewing will ... [more]

Wind River drops all three at Big Horn County tourney

Dec 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was a tough opening weekend for the Wind River Cougars at the North Big Horn County Shootout played in Greybull and Burlington. The Cougars dropped all ... [more]

Two heartbreakers for RHS girls in three games at Cheyenne Invitational

Dec 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For the second time in their young season, the Riverton Lady Wolverines had a lead in the second half and a chance when the final buzzer sounded but couldn't ... [more]

LVHS girls go 1-3 at their home invitational

Dec 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Lander Valley High School girls basketball team salvaged the weekend with a 57-37 victory Saturday night over Glenrock night at Bob Carey Memorial ... [more]

North Dakota State coach set to take UW job

Dec 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Craig Bohl, coach of the two-time defending Football Championship Subdivision national champion North Dakota State Bison, will be announced Sunday as the next ... [more]

Wolverines win slow-down game vs. Cheyenne Central to gain season's first win

Dec 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team continued play at the Cheyenne Invitational basketball tournament Friday and Saturday and split their final two ... [more]

Rustlers 2-0 in Region IX after Dawson victory

Dec 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC enters the Christmas break with an 8-6 record.

The most important men's basketball game of the weekend went the way for Central Wyoming College ... [more]

CWC women nearly upset nationally-ranked Western

Dec 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lady Rustlers also lost to Dawson Community College 71-52 on Friday night in a Region IX game.

Nationally ranked Western Nebraska sneaked out of ... [more]

Tiger boys roar to 3-0 start

Dec 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  At their home invitational Lander beat Worland, Douglas and Glenrock.

Two convincing wins started the boys basketball season for the Lander Valley ... [more]

Here's why Udens' remains should be raised from lake

Dec 9, 2013 - Tracy Morrin, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to the letter from Erica Beckett, I was a dear friend of Claire Martin, the mother and grandmother of Virginia Uden and her sons, for more ... [more]

The hawk didn't note the freeway

Dec 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Musing on the realities of life in the predawn of a foreign city coming to life is worth considering if you find yourself on the road with a few minutes to ... [more]

Filibuster change was inevitable

Dec 9, 2013 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  And a case can be made that it was necessary as well.

Over the past century, the Senate has voted several times to curb the minority's ability to ... [more]

On the edge again

Dec 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  New regulations on flight experience for crews undermine local air service

Fremont County travelers have been given a lump of coal for Christmas with ... [more]

Guard cites progress in contamination cleanup

Dec 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Well samples show lower concentrations of potentially dangerous chemicals than were detected last year.

CHEYENNE -- A project to clean up groundwater ... [more]