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Alice Thompson

May 7, 2013 - Staff:  Alice Thompson, of Riverton, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 80 years old.
Per her wishes, cremation has taken place. A ... [more]

Dubois guest ranch hosting second Camp Courage Wyoming

May 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  After a successful debut last year for Wyoming's first childhood cancer camp, families affected by pediatric cancer are invited to attend this year's ... [more]

Pickup totaled after striking rear wheel of tractor-trailer; charges pending

May 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials think alcohol may have been a factor in the Friday accident.

Officials said charges are pending against the driver of a pickup truck that ... [more]

Health screenings coming to Lander

May 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Residents living in and around Lander can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.
The Inn at Lander-Best Western, 260 Grandview ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sunny sighting
What was that bright, warm object in the sky on a Monday in Fremont County? We consulted the experts and have determined that it was the ... [more]

Digest

May 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Meteor seen widely in state
The American Meteor Society says it has received reports of a meteor exploding in the sky above southern Wyoming on Sunday ... [more]

State to fight wolverine protection

May 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- State officials in the Northern Rockies on Monday lined up against a federal proposal to give new protections to the carnivorous wolverine, ... [more]

C-130 cargo crews practice for summer wildfire season

May 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Members of the Wyoming Air National Guard are getting practice this week using specially equipped C-130 cargo planes to fight wildfires.
Two C-130s ... [more]

University cuts 54 jobs to meet budget reduction mandated by Legislature

May 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  In anticipation of the budget cut, UW began staff and faculty reductions through attrition last year, in order to avoid laying anyone off.

CHEYENNE -- ... [more]

County OKs extra funding for Family Planning Services

May 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Family planning programs are on surer financial footing this month after the Fremont County Commission approved extra funding for Family Planning ... [more]

Thirteen issued citations in weekend party

May 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 15-year-old Worland girl went missing Friday evening after Fremont County Sheriff's deputies discovered an underage drinking party on East Fork Road ... [more]

Daniel Hyde Shoop

May 7, 2013 - Staff:  Daniel Hyde Shoop, a longtime resident of Lysite, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice after a fierce battle with cancer. He was 58 years old. ... [more]

Salaries a concern for county departments

May 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Requests for new hires and employee raises will be on the agenda at many of Fremont County's budget hearings this month and next. The Fremont County Commission ... [more]

County budget hearings begin with coroner

May 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission had sharp questions for Coroner Ed McAuslan on the first day of 2014 budget hearings.
During his hearing, McAuslan presented a ... [more]

Parents invited to participate in p.e. challenge at Rendezvous

May 5, 2013 - Staff:  Parents of Rendezvous Elementary School students in Riverton are invited to the school the week of May 6-10 to participate in physical education classes that ... [more]

One win, one loss for RHS soccer girls in regular season ends

May 5, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After playing what Riverton Lady Wolverine soccer coach Tanya Santee called "a really bad game" Friday in an 8-1 loss at Green River, Riverton bounced back to ... [more]

Tiger girls win conference soccer crown with routs of Rawlins and Torrington

May 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ella Welsh paced the offensive charge for the Lander Tigers with two goals Friday afternoon in a 4-0 home girls soccer victory over Torrington.
Combined with ... [more]

County teams take two of top three spots in boys track at Meeteetsee

May 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Cougars outlasted a field of 11 teams to capture the Meeteetse Invitational boys team track and field title Friday afternoon.
WRHS scored 137 ... [more]

Plenty of medals for local athletes Saturday at damp Shane Brock

May 5, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was perfect weather if you were a southbound Canada goose, but cold temperatures and intermittent spells of light to moderate rainfall made conditions for ... [more]

RHS boys get kick out of conference soccer title

May 5, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's the third conference championship of the 2012-13 sports season for a Riverton boys team.

With the Class 4-A West conference soccer title on the ... [more]

After Jackson loss, LVHS boys crush Torrington

May 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Valley High School Tigers quickly shook off a boys soccer loss to Jackson Tuesday by blasting Torrington 6-0 Friday night at home.
Jackson pulled ... [more]

Our country has an unreasonable obsession with image

May 5, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  It is disgusting, it is immoral, it is repulsive. But it surrounds us. 
Living on the edge of the Rockies, in the high desert we call home here in Wyoming, we ... [more]

U.S. POWs had it worse

May 5, 2013 - Martin Cannan, Riverton:  Editor:
I think before we get all concerned about how "badly" Mr Mihara and his family were treated during their internment during World War II, we need to ... [more]

One man who gave politics a good name

May 5, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  There's a hit new movie this spring, "42," the story of how in 1947 Jack Roosevelt Robinson made baseball history and American history by breaking the color ... [more]

Well-served

May 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Replacing the Clerk of Court should not be a walk-over, and it won't be

The news Wednesday that a second candidate is seeking appointment to the ... [more]

New fishing regs weighed by state G&F

May 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is taking public comment on proposed fishing regulations for the 2014-2015 fishing seasons.
A change in the ... [more]

Mead chides GOP leaders over criticism of Hill bill

May 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Re-publican Party Central Committee acted too hastily in addressing a new state law changing the powers and duties of the state ... [more]

Marjorie Joanne Knobel

May 5, 2013 - Staff:  Marjorie Joanne Knobel of Riverton died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital from complications resulting from an illness. She was 79 years ... [more]

The way it was: All-school play -- 1938

May 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Graduation at Riverton High School was approaching in 1938 when the school staged its all-school play at the original RHS gymnasium on "high school hill" on ... [more]

Class sends care packages overseas

May 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A local soldier stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan, will be receiving several care packages soon from Becky Dechert's Riverton High School sophomore English ... [more]

NWS wants to educate residents during Flood Awareness Week

May 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Floods can stem from snowmelt, heavy rain and rainfall within fire scar regions.

The National Weather Service is using Wyoming Flood Awareness Week, ... [more]

CWC music faculty to host chamber recital

May 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College music performance faculty will present a chamber recital at 7:30 p.m. this Monday, May 6, at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre in ... [more]

Guide can help landowners prepare for wildfire season

May 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming resource experts have written a 48-page guide to help landowners prepare for and cope with wildfires.
The "Living with Wildfire in Wyoming" guide ... [more]

Nominations sought for the Kurt Bucholz Award

May 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The recognition will be given to someone who represents the conservation values of the award's namesake.

The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust is ... [more]

Graduations begin Friday with CWC

May 5, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Graduation season in Fremont County kicks off Friday, May 10, with the 43rd class of Central Wyoming College.
Commencement at the college is from 7:30 p.m. to ... [more]

BLM evaluating big energy plays in Bison Basin field, southern Fremont County

May 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Both projects are proposed to take place on BLM land in greater sage grouse core area.

Two projects in the Bison Basin oil field are seeking a green ... [more]

Busy with bees

May 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A large shipment from Paradise, Calif., arrived April 27 at the Riverton residence of Doug Newlin. He's a beekeeper, among other things.
Several bee colonies ... [more]

As revenue shrinks, county starts budget work

May 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Beginning Tuesday, county commissioners hold budget hearings through May and into June, with the final budget due July 7.

As it begins to set a ... [more]

Little League opens in Riverton

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  Tryston Truempler of the Cubs in the minor division of Riverton Little League smacked the baseball Thursday in the first game of the season at Ron Saban ... [more]

'42' is a great movie both for sports and for history

May 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The movie "42" captured my heart in more ways than one on Thursday night.
After trying to get my wife to attend the sports movie with me for almost two ... [more]