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Feb 13, 2014 - Staff:  Births
PORTER

A daughter was born to Kiri and Drew Porter, of Riverton, at 12:03 a.m. Nov. 28, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

Wolverine indoor track team to Simplott games

Feb 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The track meet features athletes from across the western U.S.

The Riverton High School Wolverines are sending 11 indoor track athletes to the annual ... [more]

Cowgirls connect for nine 3-pointers to get past San Diego State

Feb 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Home or away, it's usually not a wise move to play a zone defense against the University of Wyoming Cowgirls.
San Diego State found that out first hand ... [more]

Tied for first in 3-A West, Lander faces big road trip

Feb 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Tigers boys basketball coach Terry Hopkin is stressing that this is the part of the season when his players need to take it one game at a time and not ... [more]

Split by Shoshoni girls tightens league standings

Feb 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A split last weekend by the Shoshoni Wranglers girls basketball team has No. 2 seed in the Class 2-A Southwest conference up grabs.
Shoshoni took care of Big ... [more]

RHS hosts Rock Springs on hardwood

Feb 13, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Friday's doubleheader at Wolverine Gym starts with a 6 p.m. girls tipoff, with the boys to follow at about 7:30 p.m.

The Riverton Wolverines boys ... [more]

Devon makes Fortune's best workplace list for seventh year

Feb 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Devon Energy announced it has again been named to Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. This marks Devon's seventh straight year to be ... [more]

All subcontractors for CWC Sinks Canyon project hail from Wyoming

Feb 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College were pleased to announce that all of the subcontractors involved in the school's housing project in Sinks Canyon are ... [more]

Home business delivering farm fresh eggs

Feb 13, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Roughly 100 chickens are working extra hard this winter to provide area residents with farm fresh eggs from Melisa and Jim Crouch's business, Orchard Hill ... [more]

There's a limit to how much secrecy we can stand

Feb 13, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  Let's start with the obvious: A democracy needs intelligence agencies. It needs to know what's happening in the world to keep the nation prepared and ... [more]

Flashing speed sign 'really does help' on West Main

Feb 13, 2014 - Jen Lowry:  Editor:
The other day I was driving on West Main Street, and the sign that shows your speed as you are driving had been put up.
I think this is a very good ... [more]

No corny love song at my house

Feb 13, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  But this Valentine's Day, there is plenty of love

With Valentine's Day imminent, we face a time during which a couple must discern the state of its ... [more]

Autopsies add up

Feb 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The numbers in support of a regional pathology center in our county do too

The more Fremont County learns about the prospect of headquartering a ... [more]

Digest

Feb 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State files Hill rehearing request
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court should reconsider and reverse -- or at least clarify -- its decision in the state ... [more]

Stuck snowmobilers found safe near Togwotee

Feb 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Six snowmobilers from Minnesota are unharmed after spending a night stuck in the Wyoming back country near Togwotee Pass in the Bridger-Teton ... [more]

Senate defeats Medicaid expansion bill

Feb 13, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  But the issue might be reconsidered in a different form later.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate on Wednesday voted down a bill endorsed by an interim ... [more]

Full water service expected by Friday in Shoshoni; school remains closed

Feb 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Officials in Shoshoni say full water service should be restored to the town by Friday.
A leak on Tuesday affected pressure in the local line, but Mayor Scott ... [more]

Family conflict in ag operations a challenge, says speaker at Farm and Ranch Days

Feb 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Among 21 other classes Wednesday at Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days covering aspects of agriculture such as pesticides, livestock nutrition and weather ... [more]

McAuslan to retire as county coroner; deputy will run for post

Feb 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Chief deputy coroner Mark Stratmoen is running Fremont County Coroner this year as a Republican.
Stratmoen announced his plans Wednesday, the same day ... [more]

District 25 picks model for new K-3 school in city

Feb 13, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Sandstrom Architecture is the firm chosen to help design the new K-3 elementary school in Riverton.
The Fremont County School District 25 board of trustees ... [more]

Two from county win medals at Ron Thon

Feb 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton's Koa Rodriguez and Dubois wrestler Rowan Hawk each won a third-place medal in the junior varsity division of the Ron Thon Memorial Invitational on ... [more]

RHS swimmers, coaches rescued injured father, son at wreck scene

Feb 12, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Five members of the Riverton High School boys swim team, and their two coaches, recounted harrowing moments surrounding a Saturday afternoon multi-vehicle ... [more]

Wyoming stuns No. 5 San Diego State

Feb 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAME -- Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt was familiar with this feeling -- even if it had been a while.
Riley Grabau scored 17 points, Larry Nance Jr. had 14 and ... [more]

Today

Feb 12, 2014 - Staff:  Births
PERRY

A son was born to Keiyonna Sankey and Myron Perry, of Riverton, on Dec. 23, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ... [more]

Shirley Temple turned her fame into second act

Feb 12, 2014 - By The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Americans who learned of the death Monday of Shirley Temple Black at age 85 will recall her varied career as an actress, singer, dancer and, later, U.S. ... [more]

EPA ruling must be challenged

Feb 12, 2014 - William L. Morgana, Riverton:  Editor:
When I hear people saying "calm down" over the EPA ruling trying to make Riverton part of the Indian reservation, what that says to me is "just sit ... [more]

Need in Wyoming for higher beer tax is real, and it is not going away

Feb 12, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to all our elected legislators who are starting the new legislative session. You are going to have the opportunity to do a ... [more]

Losing propositions

Feb 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Legal pot failed, and gay marriage likely will, but it's better to confront these issue than ignore them

The Wyoming Legislature is at the point of ... [more]

Digest

Feb 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  More doing well on advanced exams
CHEYENNE -- The entity which tracks student performance says more Wyoming public school students are succeeding on ... [more]

Cheney money trailed Enzi's when she quit

Feb 12, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Liz Cheney fell behind U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi in fundraising and spent more money than she raised over the last three months of her campaign as her bid to unseat ... [more]