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More reasons to build pipeline than not to

Feb 6, 2014 - By The Milwaukee (Wis.) Journal Sentinel:  Environmentalists have made the Keystone XL Pipeline project a litmus test for President Barack Obama and anyone else with an opinion on climate ... [more]

Community concern eased holiday emergency greatly

Feb 6, 2014 - The Peden family, Riverton:  Editor:
As a family, we would like to voice our appreciation for the many hours spent on Christmas Eve search and rescue efforts to find Adam.
We were so ... [more]

Put love into more than words

Feb 6, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  How do you say "I love you?"
Is there a right way? A wrong way? A best way?
Or just a sincere way?
Many of us use the term quite generously these days. And ... [more]

The games

Feb 6, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Winter Olympics seem less about sports than ever

In Wyoming, we can identify with the Winter Olympics in a way that a lot of the nation can't. ... [more]

Digest

Feb 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State weighs Magpul aid
CHEYENNE -- The State Loan and Investment Board will consider a $13 million incentive package to help a Colorado producer of ... [more]

State police say child prostitution exists in state; arrests announced

Feb 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A child sex sting operation by the Wyoming Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has resulted in federal felony charges against five ... [more]

Barrasso bill would mandate more logging on federal land

Feb 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Sen. John Barrasso is sponsoring a bill to more than double the amount of logging on U.S. Forest Service land.
The bill, up for a hearing in ... [more]

City finances solid halfway through FY14

Feb 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The numbers are looking good for the City of Riverton as it passes the halfway point in its fiscal year.
Director of administrative services Courtney ... [more]

Fire damages apartment complex, but no injuries

Feb 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The blaze originated in Apartment 3, where some remodeling equipment may have been blocking a floor heater.

No one was injured in a fire that was ... [more]

Campbell hopeful on railcar bill

Feb 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A change in tax structure could encourage the idled repair operation in Shoshoni to reopen.

As bills for the Wyoming legislature come close to ... [more]

College staff earmarked for smaller raise than other state workers

Feb 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead has recommended raises for all state employees in his biennial budget request this year, but he outlined a smaller increase for community ... [more]

Margaret E. Boehler

Feb 6, 2014 - Staff:  Margaret E. Boehler, of Casper, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 89 years old.
A viewing will be at 3 p.m. ... [more]

Ruth M. House

Feb 6, 2014 - Staff:  Ruth M. House, of Riverton, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. She was 89 years old.
Per her request, cremation has ... [more]

Pokes take momentum in road challenge with New Mexico

Feb 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team begins a two-game road trip with a tough challenge, as the Cowboys travel to The Pit to face New Mexico on ... [more]

Five mat champs from county at Greybull

Feb 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Five Fremont County wrestlers were crowned with individual titles Saturday at the Greybull Invitational.
Wind River took top spots with John Thoman at 106 ... [more]

Ahead of Thon invite, RHS wrestlers host Laramie on Thursday

Feb 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Jay Galey and his Riverton Wolverines were in the setting-up stage Wednesday morning in preparing for a big home wrestling weekend at Wolverine Gym. ... [more]

Today

Feb 5, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HAGEMAN

A son was born to Amy and Aric Hageman, of Riverton, at 6:53 p.m. Dec. 10, 2013, Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ... [more]

Abortion going in the preferred direction: down

Feb 5, 2014 - By The Chicago Tribune:  As president, Bill Clinton often stated his view that abortion should be "safe, legal and rare," a summation that reflected the public's generally mixed ... [more]

A 2-year-old has more sense than all of Washington, D.C.

Feb 5, 2014 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Between Obama, the government, the Senate, and the house, our dog Bella is more grown-up than all the people in the White House.
You people should ... [more]

Skies mysteries unlocked slowly

Feb 5, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  There have been a lot of cloudy nights in the past month, but the stars are still out there, continuing to shine and twinkle. The mysteries of how the universe ... [more]

When officials resign

Feb 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It happens too often, and the appointment process is no match for a public election

The Riverton mayor and city council moved counter to conventional ... [more]

Digest

Feb 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Author: Shepard killed over drugs
LARAMIE -- The author of a controversial book about Matthew Shepard's killing says it should send a sobering message ... [more]

Problems found in coal lease program

Feb 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Congressional investigators have found problems with federal coal sales that might have cost taxpayers $200 million or more in lost revenue, ... [more]

Mead hints at second run, says state in good shape

Feb 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday that he thinks the state is in good shape going into the legislative budget session that starts next ... [more]

Deep cold to linger; wind chills of particular concern

Feb 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind chill warnings and advisories remain in effect for Fremont County and much of Wyoming.
Wind chills in the range of 20 to 30 degrees below zero were ... [more]

Museums board chided by county commissioners

Feb 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The elected leaders questioned the board's process on several issues.

The Fremont County Museums Board has three candidates for a central museums ... [more]

Miller: Let cities tax themselves

Feb 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Republican also has a bill encouraging state investment in a West Coast coal port.

As the 2014 legislative session approaches, state ... [more]

Air boardings up in 2013; new crew regs now having negative effect

Feb 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton Regional Airport surpassed the required 10,000 enplanement mark in 2013, making it eligible to receive federal funding for airport maintenance and ... [more]

City appoints Cannan, Larson

Feb 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council seated two new members Tuesday night during it regular meeting.
Kyle Larson in Ward 1 and Martin Cannan in Ward 3 were voted in by ... [more]

Ursula W. Sankey

Feb 5, 2014 - Staff:  Ursula W. Sankey died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. She was 76 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Blue ... [more]