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Exchange student dies in fall at Denver hotel

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- An international student attending Northwest College in Powell has died after falling from a balcony at a Denver hotel.
Levy Thamba died after ... [more]

Bison OK on bigger area outside park

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- The Montana Supreme Court has let stand the state's decision to allow migrating bison to roam across 70,000 acres of land outside Yellowstone ... [more]

Another superintendent leaving District 38

Mar 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The resignation of Chantell Denson was confirmed Wednesday after one year in the position.

Superintendent Chantell Denson of Fremont County School ... [more]

City might end fees for park reservations and certain business licensing

Mar 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is considering loosening regulations pertaining to city park reservations and business service licenses.
City council member voiced no ... [more]

Commissioner Becker, Assessor Berg confirm their re-election bids

Mar 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two more Fremont County elected officials are seek re-election.
First-term Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker, R-Riverton, announced his re-election ... [more]

Charles A. Boyle

Mar 14, 2014 - Staff:  Charles A. Boyle died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. He was 86 years old.
A rosary will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March ... [more]

Rolan Rudolph Himes

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Rolan Rudolph Himes died Monday, March 10, 2014, in Riverton. He was 83 years old.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Riverton Christian ... [more]

LVHS girls scare No. 1 Douglas before dropping state-tournament opener

Mar 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander now faces Torrington in a consolation game Friday at Casper College.

CASPER -- An upset alert was sounded Thursday morning by the Lander ... [more]

Sheridan beats feisty RHS girls at state

Mar 13, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Still alive for the consolation trophy, Riverton plays Cheyenne Central next.

CASPER -- Playing in their first state basketball tournament in 11 ... [more]

Today

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
CHASE

Willy "Red" Chase, 54, formerly of Fremont County, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, at his home in Worland. Celebration of life services will be at ... [more]

State Attorney General reaches settlements with shell companies

Mar 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Attorney General has reached settlements with companies that were registered in Wyoming, or claimed to be headquartered in Wyoming, but ... [more]

Businesses recognized at award ceremony

Mar 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Individuals and businesses in the travel and hospitality industry were recognized during the annual REACH Awards luncheon held at Little America in Cheyenne. ... [more]

Volunteers 'Dancing with the Stars' to raise funds for CES

Mar 13, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  Rehearsals are under way for Dancing with the Stars-Lander, a local event modeled after the popular television series that will raise money for Community Entry ... [more]

CIA vs. Senate is a mess, and it might even be more than that

Mar 13, 2014 - The Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram:  Government spying from Washington has become government spying on Washington and may have escalated into a full constitutional crisis.
That's how Senate ... [more]

Language is clear; Riverton townsite was removed from the reservation, with no lease

Mar 13, 2014 - Tess Piercy, Riverton:  Editor:
The recent letter to the editor about a lease of the Riverton tons requires a factual response.
Apparently, there are area residents who continue to ... [more]

The Husband's best body part? I've come to realize it might be his ears

Mar 13, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  Last week, The Husband was compelled to leave town for work. He did so with regret and concern, as it would be my first series of evenings without his help ... [more]

Beer tax bill fails

Mar 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  But the legislation fared better this year

Well-meaning supporters of increasing the malt beverage tax in Wyoming have taken another run at the idea ... [more]

Bill aims to reduce gas flaring

Mar 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming's U.S. senators want to speed up the permitting of some natural gas pipelines on federal and tribal lands to reduce flaring.
U.S. Sens. John Barrasso ... [more]

Digest

Mar 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man charged with attempted murder
ROCK SPRINGS -- A Rock Springs man is accused of beating his girlfriend and trying to kill her by speeding toward ... [more]

Floodwaters recede in Big Horn County

Mar 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  National Guard members placed 70,000 sandbags to protect properties during several days of flooding.

MANDERSON -- Water levels are continuing to ... [more]

Lower bench will hear fracking case again, high court decides

Mar 13, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  A Wyoming Supreme Court ruling Wednesday will give environmentalists another chance to argue in favor of public disclosure of the ingredients in the chemical ... [more]

Cafe shuts its doors at airport; city 'in a bind'

Mar 13, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The doors to the Airport Cafe at the Riverton Regional Airport did not open for business Monday morning.
Airport division manager Paul Griffin said the ... [more]

Fire chief thinks furnace issue may have caused church blaze

Mar 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fire investigators still are not sure what caused the Wednesday morning blaze that destroyed an old church building and adjacent apartment in the 500 block of ... [more]

City signs on in support of state's EPA challenge

Mar 13, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is joining Fremont County and other entities in filing to intervene with the State of Wyoming on legal action challenging the ... [more]

CWC approves plan to add golf, cross country to athletic offerings

Mar 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees on Wednesday endorsed a plan to add men's and women's cross country and men's and women's golf to the roster of ... [more]

Barbara D. Enos

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Barbara D. Enos died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in Jamul, Calif., at the home of her daughter Kimberly Dawn Eskelson. She was 77 years old.
Barbara Dawn Enos ... [more]

Debra 'Debbie' Wilkinson

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Debra "Debbie" Wilkinson, of Riverton, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City. She was 56 years old.
A ... [more]

Richard LongSoldier

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Richard LongSoldier, of Riverton, died Friday, March 7, 2014, in Riverton. He was 42 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at St. ... [more]

Barbara Jane Parker

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Barbara Jane Parker died after a brief illness Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital with family at her side. She was 90 years old.
A family ... [more]

Marla Thuringer

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Marla Thuringer, of Riverton, died peacefully Monday, March 10, 2014, after a brief stay at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. She was 73 years ... [more]

Carolyn Derbish

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Carolyn Derbish, of Riverton, died Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 79 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Willy 'Red' Chase

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Willy "Red" Chase, formerly of Fremont County, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at his home in Worland. He was 54 years old.
Celebration of life services will be ... [more]

Cowgirls move on in MWC tourney

Mar 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team held off a late comeback from Boise State in the second half to pull out a five-point win, 61-56, to open up the 2014 ... [more]

Watts scores well at indoor track

Mar 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sean Watts ran to a pair of top-four finishes Saturday for the Riverton Wolverines at the state indoor track and field meet in Gillette.
Watts was third in ... [more]

Lander boys face Glenrock, girls meet Douglas to open state 3-A tourney Thursday

Mar 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Glenrock Herders bring a dangerous inside and outside combination for their Class 3-A state basketball opening-round game against the Lander Tigers.
The ... [more]

Forever young at state tournament

Mar 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  This year's Class 1-A / 2-A state basketball tournament was a reminder of the transitory nature of youth. It doesn't last forever. Jerry Patrick of Burlington ... [more]

Wolverine girls draw Sheridan to open state 4-A basketball

Mar 12, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines make their first state basketball tournament appearance since 2003 when they take on the Sheridan Lady Broncs Thursday morning at ... [more]

Today

Mar 12, 2014 - Staff:  Births
DURAN

A son was born to Gladys F. Hill and Sonny Duran, of Fort Washakie, at 1:07 p.m. Jan. 1 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 ... [more]

Do Republicans know their own party's resolutions?

Mar 12, 2014 - Robin Berry, Cody:  Editor:
Who are the Republicans these days? Are they the elite who seclude themselves from the everyday man? Are they the quiet folks whose only political ... [more]

Air passengers ought to be screened for identity too

Mar 12, 2014 - By The Chicago Tribune:  If you want to board a commercial airliner anywhere in the world, you can expect pretty much the usual drill: Show identification and boarding pass, empty your ... [more]