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Congress as a group falls short of its members

Mar 6, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  At a public gathering the other day, someone asked me how I'd sum up my views on Congress. It was a good question, because it forced me to step back from ... [more]

Fair Tax Act would be a great improvement in this country

Mar 6, 2014 - Michael Gard, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing to ask voters of Fremont County to educate themselves about the Fair Tax Bill HR 25 that needs to be debated and voted on in the U.S. ... [more]

Figuring out who we are

Mar 6, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  "Who I Am."
The subject is an assignment for the upcoming meeting of our Westword (not misspelled -- we're just creative) Writers group.
I'm expecting a ... [more]

Justice center money

Mar 6, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Wyoming Legislature has come through, so let the earnest planning begin

Fremont County got wonderful news this week when the Wyoming Legislature ... [more]

Digest

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Airman found dead at base
CHEYENNE -- Authorities are investigating the death of an airman at F.E. Warren Air Force Base.
Base officials said the ... [more]

Education panel to pick up Hill probe

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state legislative committee is being tasked with trying to come up with solutions to a recent state Supreme Court ruling involving the powers of ... [more]

Game and Fish budget bill signed

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill to allow the state game and fish department to shift some of its costs away from sportsmen.
The measure Mead ... [more]

Four couples file suit in state seeking permission for same-sex marriage

Mar 6, 2014 - By Ben Neary and Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Four gay couples and a gay rights advocacy group sued Gov. Matt Mead and other officials Wednesday in an attempt to get Wyoming to recognize gay ... [more]

Governor signs budget bill; Friday adjournment set

Mar 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed the $3.3-billion budget bill that will cover state funding for the coming two years.
Mead made only minor line-item ... [more]

Appointed clerk of court to run as GOP

Mar 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Kristi H. Green is hopes voters will pick her to stay Fremont County's Clerk of District Court, the office she was appointed to in May. Green announced her ... [more]

College staff embraced volunteer day, ready to make it annual occasion

Mar 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employees at Central Wyoming College are excited about a potential new tradition for staff development day.
The idea was initiated last month, when employees ... [more]

Group homes seeking director

Mar 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Facilities in the group home program are operated in both Riverton and Lander.

The Fremont County Group Homes hopes to hire its new executive ... [more]

Larry H. Hunter

Mar 6, 2014 - Staff:  Larry H. Hunter, a lifelong resident of Riverton, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. He was 76 years ... [more]

River Rats beaten in shootout for state championship

Mar 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton River Rats, a high school-aged hockey team, placed third Sunday at the state tournament in Casper.
After beating Sheridan in the first game of ... [more]

Rams drop close first-round game to Guernsey at state

Mar 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- In the most entertaining game of the opening round at the state 1-A/2-A basketball tournament, the Dubois Rams battled the Guernsey Sunrise Vikings ... [more]

Good showing for Fremont County wrestlers this season

Mar 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County wrestlers didn't back down from anybody on the mats this season.
The teams and individuals found success at different levels to close out the ... [more]

Eagle girls fall behind early, lose in Class 1-A state tourney opener

Mar 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- Experience has its benefits, especially in culminating events. The quartet of Lingle Fort Laramie seniors Kaylee Greenwald, Shaylee Rickard, ... [more]

Mileto's career-high 30 not enough; Cowgirls fall 84-80 to Utah State

Mar 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- Despite a career high 30 points from Kaitlyn Mileto and a double-double from Fallon Lewis, the Wyoming basketball team fell short 84-80 against the ... [more]

Chief boys, girls enter 2-A state hoops

Mar 5, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian High School enters its Class 2-A state basketball tournament opener in familiar territory.  The Chiefs finished the 2013 season with a ... [more]

Lander boys enter 3-A West regional as top seed

Mar 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Momentum is on the side of the Lander Tigers this week heading into the Class 3-A West boys and girls regional tournaments in Mountain View.
After sweeping ... [more]

Tough draws for Dubois boys, St. Stephen's girls top open Class 1-A state

Mar 5, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Guernsey-Sunrise is a surprise opponent for the Dubois Rams in their Class 1-A state tournament basketball debut Thursday at the Casper Events Center.  The ... [more]

Matsen takes third in state breaststroke; Horyza sets school record in 50 free

Mar 5, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton's Tyler Matsen swam to an all-state, third-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Wyoming High School Swimming and Diving Championships over ... [more]

Today

Mar 5, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BRANHAM

A daughter was born to Katy and Paul Branham, of Riverton, at 7:54 a.m. Jan. 29 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ... [more]

Shortage of volunteer firefighters a growing crisis

Mar 5, 2014 - Jerri Robinson, Kinnear:  Editor:
It is a sad day in our community. Another long-standing tradition has gone by the wayside. The Morton-Kinnear annual fireman's pancake supper, an ... [more]

Russia sanctions easier said than done

Mar 5, 2014 - By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  The first step, a likely boycott of an international summit in Sochi, Russia, in June, is largely a public relations slap.

WASHINGTON -- As Russia ... [more]

March 5

Mar 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's our newspaper's birthday.

There had been numerous other newspapers in Riverton before March 5, 1953. On that day, the two survivors -- the weekly ... [more]

Digest

Mar 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  UW wins ranchland lawsuit
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a Denver woman who sued to block foundations at the University ... [more]

Simpson among GOP expressing their support for same-sex marriage

Mar 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- A group of Republicans has come out in support of legalizing gay marriage in Utah and Oklahoma, arguing that allowing same-sex unions is ... [more]

Coroner waiting to confirm ID of found body

Mar 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County coroner is waiting to confirm the identity of a man who was found dead Feb. 26 in a residence north of Lander.
"He had been there for quite ... [more]

Commissioners move to end health benefit plan for county retirees

Mar 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners voted Feb. 4 to stop offering the health benefit plan to retirees at the end of the calendar year.
The decision ran against a ... [more]