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Young entrepreneurs develop ideas for rez

Jun 13, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Young entrepreneurs from the Wind River Indian Reservation pitched their ideas to attendees Friday during the Native American Business Expo at the Frank B. ... [more]

Obama aides split on arming Syria rebels

Jun 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Despite growing alarm over the Syrian government's military advances, Obama administration officials are split over whether to arm the country's ... [more]

Vacant lot at Fifth and Main is 'obvious solution' for the farmers market

Jun 13, 2013 - Ross Lisare, Riverton:  Editor:
I didn't know that there were some business people in Riverton downtown who had a problem with the farmers market there on Broadway. But after reading ... [more]

Echoes from our grandfathers

Jun 13, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Through the years I've painted various word pictures of the dads I know.
Today, I'm challenging memory to try to bring a few grandfathers into view.
Many of ... [more]

Pay and gender

Jun 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  We're proud that it is not an issue in our business

This is the time of year when national attention is paid to the issue of equal pay on the job for ... [more]

Digest

Jun 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Woman sentenced for fatal wreck
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A south-central Montana woman has been sentenced for a drunken driving crash near Broadview that ... [more]

Interim bills address tuition, license plates for veterans

Jun 13, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- A legislative panel agreed to revisit a bill that would allow out-of-state veterans pay in-state tuition at the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming ... [more]

UW athletes are performing better in school

Jun 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming student-athletes are performing well in the classroom.
All 17 UW men's and women's sports exceed the latest NCAA Academic ... [more]

Thomson had 'an arm lock' on Capitol

Jun 13, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  Wyoming's longest-serving state-level politician died Tuesday at the age of 96.

CHEYENNE -- The sun has set on the long life of one of Wyoming's ... [more]

Officials rule April death of 4-year-old a homicide

Jun 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The death of 4-year-old Thunder S. Littlethunder Jr. has been ruled a homicide according to the Fremont County Coroner's Office.
Reports state the child died ... [more]

Former rez housing director pleads not guilty in federal court

Jun 13, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A former executive director for the Eastern Shoshone Housing Authority appeared in federal court Monday for an arraignment in which she is accused of ... [more]

More than 2,500 without power; CWC cancels evening classes

Jun 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  Rocky Mountain Power officials said around 5 p.m. Thursday that more than 2,500 customers throughout Riverton were without power.
The Riverton Police ... [more]

Wisconsin man killed in wreck; two others hurt

Jun 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 19-year-old Wisconsin man died Wednesday evening at the scene of a two-vehicle accident between Lander and Hudson.
Wyoming Highway Patrol officials said ... [more]

Coroner IDs victim in Sunday's fatal stabbing

Jun 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  One person reportedly is in custody in connection with the death.
 
Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan confirmed Thursday that the victim of a ... [more]

Webb again high-point man for Wyoming in all-star series loss

Jun 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Xavier Webb of Riverton did all he could by scoring a team-high 15 points Saturday night for the Wyoming basketball all-stars in Billings, Mont., but it wasn't ... [more]

County players help North to big win in Shrine Bowl

Jun 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County football players Jesse Hawk, Cody Flynn and T.J. Galey played a significant role in the North's defense Saturday night in a 34-6 victory over ... [more]

Former RHS player is new head grid coach in Colorado

Jun 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jeremy Slack said he was shocked at first when he learned he was hired as the new football coach at Yuma High School in Colorado.
The 2006 Riverton High ... [more]

Former Wyoming Secretary of State Thyra Thomson dies

Jun 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  She served in the elected office for nearly 25 years.

CHEYENNE -- Former Wyoming Secretary of State Thyra Thomson has died. She was 96.
Thomson ... [more]

Today

Jun 12, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ROBIDOUX

A daughter was born to Ashley and Brandon Robidoux, of Riverton, at 12:10 a.m. May 10, 2013 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed ... [more]

John 'Johnnie' Swanson

Jun 12, 2013 - Staff:  John "Johnnie" Swanson, of Riverton, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 80 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 ... [more]

Dwight 'Moody Bluez' Spoonhunter Sr.

Jun 12, 2013 - Staff:  Dwight "Moody Bluez" Spoonhunter Sr., of Arapahoe, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 28 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. ... [more]

Area women encourage their peers

Jun 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A blend of women with either political titles or political aspirations listened as speakers gave advice during Leap into Leadership training May 22 at Central ... [more]

Fact from fiction about 'Common Core'

Jun 12, 2013 - By Renee Schoof, MCT Washington Bureau:  A backlash against the Common Core educational standards for grade school has hit the radio talk shows and Internet blogs in recent weeks.
The tea party has ... [more]

Abuses on reservation need to be exposed and cleansed

Jun 12, 2013 - Lester Dewey:  Editor:
Thank you, Chief Broadhead of the Riverton Police Department, for taking the initiative to set an example for the entire Native American community of ... [more]

We are watched

Jun 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  This is what we get for our rush to link ourselves electronically to one another

Leaders in political circles are doing their best to create damaging ... [more]

Digest

Jun 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man dies after cycle jump wreck
ROCK SPRINGS -- Police say a 31-year-old Rock Springs man has died after being thrown from his dirt bike while ... [more]

New UW president's contract inked for $425,000 salary plus added compensation

Jun 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a three-year contract with incoming President Robert Sternberg that will pay a base salary ... [more]

Woman said to be possessed by poltergeist; deputies respond

Jun 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County deputies had a brush with the paranormal Tuesday when they responded to reports that a woman was possessed by a "poltergeist" in a home north of ... [more]

CWC, school districts join forces in college prep for local students

Jun 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College have reached out to Fremont County public schools this year in an effort to improve college readiness among local ... [more]

Murder weapon in Shoshoni was beer bottle, court hears

Jun 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man charged with second degree murder in the death last month of a Shoshoni man has been bound over for trial in district court.
The preliminary hearing ... [more]

Four-day WAM convention comes to Riverton

Jun 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The annual Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention began today in Riverton and will last until Saturday, providing workshops on a variety of topics to ... [more]

County's assessed value $906M, down about 11 percent from last fiscal year

Jun 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Revised numbers show Fremont County's assessed value for the upcoming fiscal year is lower than expected and down from last year. Tax revenue for the county ... [more]

Padlock Ranch gets this year's Leopold conservation honors

Jun 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The $10,000 award is named for renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold and recognizes voluntary achievement in conservation.

The Padlock Ranch in ... [more]

Obama 'pretty fair' president

Jun 11, 2013 - Pat Stevens, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to Dan Wimp's letters, and also others who write in regarding President Obama, if all of you think Obama is so terrible, maybe you should ... [more]

State ought to have an all-star game for soccer, too

Jun 11, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  During the last few weeks, we've watched Wyoming high school senior gridders compete against each other in the North vs. South annual Shrine football game in ... [more]

Raiders get two wins to take third place in Roy Peck

Jun 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders blasted the Rawlins Generals 14-3 to finish third Sunday on the baseball diamond.
Riverton started off the baseball tournament Saturday ... [more]

Nicholls wins third state rodeo title; Spratt also a champ

Jun 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coley Nicholls and Sierra Spratt won the two high school rodeo titles from Fremont County Saturday at the state finals in Douglas.
Nicholls locked up his ... [more]

Today

Jun 11, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CALDWELL

Russell Caldwell, 53, died Saturday, June 8, at his home surrounded by family and friends. Traditional Indian funeral services will be ... [more]

Stanley G. Wilson

Jun 11, 2013 - Staff:  Stanley G. Wilson died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Indianapolis with his wife and son at his bedside following complications after a liver transplant. He was ... [more]

Geraldine L. 'Gerry' Vermillion

Jun 11, 2013 - Staff:  Geraldine L. "Gerry" Vermillion, of Riverton, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at her home. She was 95 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, ... [more]