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Willa Leaming

Mar 24, 2014 - Staff:  Willa Leaming died of age-related causes Thursday, March 20, 2014. She was 84 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Davis ... [more]

Leonard C. Gaines

Mar 24, 2014 - Staff:  Leonard C. Gaines, of Lander, died unexpectedly of natural causes Saturday, March 22, 2014. He was 39 years old.
A viewing will be 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

RHS girls fall 4-0 to Sheridan

Mar 24, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines soccer team took one of its longest road trips of the year and suffered a 4-0 setback to the Sheridan Lady Broncs Friday in ... [more]

LVHS boys miss Oldham, but solid soccer nucleus set

Mar 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers boys soccer program suffered a big blow when Jess Oldham tore a knee ligament during the Class 3-A West regional basketball tournament ... [more]

Wolverine boys drop soccer opener

Mar 24, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton was missing seven varsity players due to other school activities.

Playing without seven of its varsity starters, the Riverton Wolverine boys ... [more]

Budget won't be reined in under Obama

Mar 24, 2014 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  An improving economy is reducing the current federal deficit has reduced pressure to do something now.

White House officials selling President Barack ... [more]

Where is our sense of responsibility?

Mar 24, 2014 - Roni Jaure, Rawlins:  Editor:
We hear the clamor for personal rights, the right to an education, the right of a good paying job, and the right of health care among others.  ... [more]

Every stalling tactic in the book

Mar 24, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  What the state is doing to keep Cindy Hill from returning to power would make former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith and his four-corners offense ... [more]

Politics creeping in

Mar 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Not every elected office in Fremont County needs to be held by a politician

Election years give voters plenty to think about. The primary and general ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Mar 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  $300K in unclaimed funds returned
CHEYENNE -- State Treasurer Mark Gordon says his office recently helped more than 1,400 people be reunited with more ... [more]

30-year state legislator to retire this year

Mar 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- State Sen. John Hines, of Gillette, says he doesn't plan to seek re-election this year and will retire after 30 years in the Wyoming ... [more]

Lottery vendor picked

Mar 24, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- In a major step toward getting a statewide lottery up and running, the Wyoming Lottery Corp. board on Friday selected international gaming giant ... [more]

The way it was: Bronze deer -- 1998

Mar 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  It takes a lot of different people to create and ship a huge bronze sculpture such as this one being readied for delivery in March 1998.
Sporting goods retail ... [more]

NWS urges caution with annual agricultural burns

Mar 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Inevitably, as temperatures begin to warm, many ranchers and farmers head outside to begin their annual agricultural burns. Each year, as the spring burning ... [more]

Digest

Mar 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  St. Stephen's Indian School Educational Association selects board members
The St. Stephen's Indian School Educational Association had its annual ... [more]

Public invited to presentation on Eye to Eye mentor program

Mar 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  A presentation on Eye to Eye -- a program that pairs learning-disabled children with high school and college mentors -- will be given April 3 at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Team with 17 Mile Road Project to receive award

Mar 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation's 17 Mile Road Project Team will be recognized with a national award for its work on right-of-way issues during the ... [more]

Skiing hunters subject of CWC talk

Mar 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  National Geographic Magazine contributor and University of Wyoming writer-in-residence Mark Jenkins will present the program "Last of the First Skiers" ... [more]

District 38 special ed program in need of change, director says

Mar 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The new special education director for Fremont County School District 38 wants the school board to revisit a different program for the Arapahoe schools.
At ... [more]

Officials: Inspections would not have prevented church fire

Mar 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton's building permits and inspections offices could not have prevented the apartment-building fire at 520 E. Fremont Ave. on March 12, ... [more]

Two District 38 principals not being rehired

Mar 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The contracts for the Arapahoe middle and charter high school principals did not get renewed during the Fremont County School District 38 special board meeting ... [more]

Air boardings down by 500 a month so far in 2014

Mar 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The number of departures and arrivals at Riverton Regional Airport closely reflected the difficulties the airport's sole commercial airline is suffering on a ... [more]

Great Lakes has a plan

Mar 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Struggling under new FAA regulations, airline cuts seats from some planes; Riverton to have 30-seater exclusively

The top man at Great Lakes Airlines ... [more]

Today

Mar 21, 2014 - Staff:  Births
KINNEY

A son was born to Gaylemarie and Jason Kinney, of Lander, at 2:11 p.m. Feb. 15 at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ... [more]

Achievers

Mar 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Flanagan named to dean's list
Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs has announced that Jace Flanagan, of Riverton, was named to the dean's ... [more]

Energy company to conduct power line inspections

Mar 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Rocky Mountain Power will conduct routine power line inspections by helicopter in central and northern Wyoming. The inspections will take place the week of ... [more]

CWC offering free job training for eligible individuals

Mar 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College is offering low or no-cost training in health care careers for veterans, unemployed and under-employed people. Individuals looking for ... [more]

New instructor bringing show choir to District 25

Mar 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fifteen students have joined Riverton High School's choir program since new vocal instructor Jon Marquez began work Feb. 17.
Marquez, the choir teacher for ... [more]

Fred Phelps was outclassed by those he asked us to hate

Mar 21, 2014 - By The Kansas City Star:  Fred Phelps's life work, if that's what hate-mongering can be called, depended on getting attention, so we will keep this short.
Phelps and his pseudo church, ... [more]

No guarantee for Mead on a second term as governor

Mar 21, 2014 - Ed Brigsilder, Riverton:  Editor:
I agree that Matt Mead has a lot of advantages when he runs for his second term, but I do not think he is guaranteed anything. Remember, he was the ... [more]

Sometimes, we need a referee

Mar 21, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  The dispute over the EPA ruling on the reservation's border fits that description.

My heart is with Keja Whiteman on this one.
The Fremont County ... [more]

Priority

Mar 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Friday's meeting on local air service was depressing -- but not hopeless

Air service is a community issue.
If a single thought ought to be carried ... [more]

Chase starts in Wyoming, ends in South Dakota

Mar 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SPEARFISH, S.D. -- Two Florida residents were taken into custody after a police chase that began in Wyoming and ended in South Dakota.
The Wednesday night ... [more]

Digest

Mar 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Little change in winter park tourism
JACKSON -- The number of tourists who visited Yellowstone and Grand Teton this past winter was comparable to the ... [more]

Two GOP candidates join race for Secretary of State

Mar 21, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  Two Republicans are among the first people to say they're running for Wyoming secretary of state.
They are Rock Springs City Council member Clark Stith and ... [more]

Museums chief getting $63K salary

Mar 21, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's first-ever countywide museums director will be paid $63,000 annually.
The county museums board approved the salary for Scott Goetz on a 3-1 ... [more]

First look at school plan available Tuesday

Mar 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The public is encouraged to attend a meeting next week to see a preliminary sketch of Riverton's new K-3 elementary school.
The Fremont County School District ... [more]

Investigators know what caused church fire, not why

Mar 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Investigators are almost finished with their official report on the structure fire that destroyed an old church building and adjacent apartment last week in ... [more]

Getaway driver enters guilty plea in armed mugging at city store

Mar 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman pleaded guilty Thursday to accessory before the fact to robbery in connection with a November mugging at Walmart.
"That is something that ... [more]

County puts three girls on 1-A/2-A all state list

Mar 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Fremont County girls have been voted Class 2-A all-state for their play during the basketball season.
Wyoming Indian is represented by Jasmine McGill ... [more]