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Apr 11, 2014 - Staff:  Births
KILLINGER

A daughter was born to Ashton and Trevor Killinger, of Riverton, at 12:57 p.m. March 5, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

Tom Barkley House

Apr 11, 2014 - Staff:  Tom "Bark" Barkley House, of Riverton, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. He was 93 years old.
Per his request, ... [more]

Shirley White Garner

Apr 11, 2014 - Staff:  Shirley White Garner died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Shepherd of the Valley Healthcare Center in Casper. She was 86 years old.
Services will be at a later ... [more]

Evacuation order eased in area with slipping ground

Apr 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The odds are low for a catastrophic collapse of an unstable hillside in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson, a landslide expert ... [more]

Digest

Apr 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Teen charged with Nebraska robbery
GERING, Neb. -- A 15-year-old Wyoming boy charged with killing a Nebraska jail guard has pleaded guilty to the crime ... [more]

Students grateful to receive UW Trustees' Scholars Award

Apr 11, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Eight students from Fremont County have been awarded the University of Wyoming Trustees' Scholars Award.
The scholarship is renewable for up to four academic ... [more]

Cowboys focus on running game

Apr 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming's Wednesday practice in War Memorial Stadium saw the temperature at 61 degrees when the Cowboy football team concluded its ninth practice of the ... [more]

Rafferty determined to improve CWC basketball

Apr 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Pat Rafferty didn't have a lot of time to adjust to being the new Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach last year.
Rafferty began full-time coaching ... [more]

Big youth wrestling tourney Saturday at RHS

Apr 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The wrestling mats will be rolled out Saturday at Wolverine Gym, for the host site of the one-day Rumble at the Rendezvous USA wrestling tournament. ... [more]

Today

Apr 10, 2014 - Staff:  Births
JORGENSON

A daughter was born to Raylene E. and Kenneth Jorgenson, of Fort Washakie, at 5:43 a.m. March 15, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

Fremont County Group Homes hires director

Apr 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Group Homes Board of Directors has hired Jeff Verosky as its new executive director.
The board said Verosky comes to the position with ... [more]

Input sought on co-curricular activities for CWC students

Apr 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College is seeking community input to involve students in activities outside the classroom.
To recognize co-curricular learning experiences, ... [more]

Bank receives 'outstanding' rating for community efforts

Apr 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  First Interstate Bank has received an "outstanding" rating by the Federal Reserve for its efforts in serving low and moderate income communities.
The Federal ... [more]

Wind River Hotel and Casino receives customer service award

Apr 10, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino was named the Customer Service Organization of the Year during the Rare and Exceptional Achievements for Customer service in ... [more]

'Time immemorial' is a long time to claim reservation homeland

Apr 10, 2014 - Walter Gray-Dennis, Riverton:  Editor:
The land of the Wind River Indian Reservation has been the "Shoshone homeland" since time immemorial? The tribal leader who said that in The Ranger ... [more]

Afghanistan moves forward, but fitfully

Apr 10, 2014 - By The Dallas Morning News:  There's hope for Afghanistan. This perennial basket case of a nation, steeped in poverty and at war with itself for the past three decades, held national ... [more]

In need of cookies and a good book

Apr 10, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  I've endured a recent evening fighting iFrustration

Recently, I tried to give my iPod a makeover. By "iPod" I mean "portable music device, which, for ... [more]

Wyoming vs. D.C.

Apr 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sen. Barrasso points out a few lessons the latter could take from the former

Of Wyoming's two U.S. Senators, John Barrasso maintains a higher ... [more]

Digest

Apr 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Landslide threat eyed in Jackson
JACKSON -- Dozens of Jackson residents who were evacuated after land began shifting on a hillside in the Wyoming resort ... [more]

University dinosaur statue marks its 50th anniversary

Apr 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The life-sized copper statue of Tyrannosaurus rex that greets visitors of the University of Wyoming's Geological Museum marks the 50th anniversary of ... [more]

State urges judge to end lawsuit on gay marriage

Apr 10, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The plaintiffs are the Cheyenne-based gay rights group Wyoming Equality and four couples -- two who were married outside Wyoming and two who want to wed in ... [more]

Revenue from fuel tax paying for more road projects in state

Apr 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Road crews will be out in force soon across Wyoming, and there will be more work going on this year thanks to the state's new 10-cent per gallon fuels ... [more]

County approves pathologist position; search to start now

Apr 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials hope to have a forensic pathologist at work for Fremont County by July 1.
The Fremont County Commission on Wednesday authorized Coroner Ed McAuslan ... [more]

City OKs airport group, sets four goals

Apr 10, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Great Lakes Airlines operates at Riverton Regional Airport and has been dealing with pilot shortages and other issues that have affected local air service. ... [more]

Flood risk rises; county opts against pre-filling sandbags for time being

Apr 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local officials are keeping an eye on flood risks after the National Weather Service recently warned the danger of such a natural disaster was moderate to ... [more]

Cleo (Hancock) Burnette

Apr 10, 2014 - Staff:  Cleo (Hancock) Burnette, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, in St. George, Utah. She was 99 years old.
Graveside services and burial will be ... [more]

College names first cross country coach

Apr 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Al Lara is the inaugural men's and women's cross country coach for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers.
Lara is employed at the CWC campus. He works at the ... [more]

Wolverine girls lose lead, fall 2-1 to Kelly Walsh Trojans

Apr 9, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Despite jumping out to a 1-0 halftime lead, the Riverton Lady Wolverines soccer team gave up two second-half goals and fell to Casper Kelly Walsh 2-1 Tuesday ... [more]

CWC hoops coach to handle golf as well

Apr 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Pat Rafferty has been named the first-ever men's and women's golf coach for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers.
The decision was made Tuesday by the CWC ... [more]

Big second half sends RHS boys to victory

Apr 9, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team erupted for four second-half goals to top Casper Kelly Walsh 4-1 Tuesday evening in Casper.
Playing under ... [more]