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Arapahoe trailer home lost in fire

May 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An Arapahoe trailer home was destroyed in a fire Wednesday after someone reportedly left a greasy pan on top of a hot stove.
Riverton fire administrator Jeff ... [more]

Wind River Basin snowpack stands at 96 percent of normal

May 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A water supply specialist said irrigators will have a better supply this year.

This week's snowstorm brought local snowpack within sight of average, ... [more]

Today

May 1, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BROWN

A son was born to Colleen H. Brown, of Riverton, at 3:54 p.m. April 11, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds, 4 ... [more]

Vance Reed

May 1, 2013 - Staff:  Vance Reed, of Riverton, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 44 years old.
Cremation has taken place. The family will have a ... [more]

Anna Blair

May 1, 2013 - Staff:  Anna Blair, longtime resident of Riverton, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the home of her family in Springville, Utah. She was 85 years old.
A memorial ... [more]

Clarinda 'Karen' Nichols

May 1, 2013 - Staff:  Clarinda "Karen" Nichols, of Lander, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at her home. She was 72 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place. A memorial ... [more]

As always, the barbs were sharp at the White House correspondents dinner

May 1, 2013 - By Bradley Clapper, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama joked Saturday about his plans for a radical second-term evolution from a "strapping young Muslim Socialist" to retiree ... [more]

Problems with the football team aren't all one-sided

May 1, 2013 - Mike Marshall, Riverton:  Editor:
It is obvious that the old adage is correct. There are two things that everybody is an expert on -- politics and athletics. We see expert advice daily ... [more]

City Park not the right place to consider a recreation center

May 1, 2013 - Kerri Hitchenberk, Riverton:  Editor:
Some people are suggesting building a big recreation center in Riverton City Park? There are lots of other places to build it that wouldn't take away ... [more]

May Day

May 1, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Its wintry arrival in 2013 is not quite the stuff of poetry

Sir Thomas Malory had a thing about May. On our snowy May Day following a wintry April, ... [more]

Digest

May 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Smoke from field burn causes crash
POWELL -- Thick smoke from a controlled burn caused a woman to crash her car into a ditch in the Powell area.
Park ... [more]

Shepard's mother touched by athlete's tribute

May 1, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The mother of a gay University of Wyoming student who was robbed and beaten to death in 1998 says she finds it touching that NBA veteran Jason ... [more]

Late-season snow piles up again

May 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  April officially became Riverton's third-snowiest on record Tuesday night due to a late spring storm that dropped more than 6 inches of snow on parts of the ... [more]

Officials investigate Monday dog attack on sheep in Riverton

May 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials are investigating a report of two black border collies attacking and killing at least one sheep Monday in the 1600 block of North Smith Road in ... [more]

Two in race so far for Clerk of Court seat

May 1, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Republican Party on Thursday opened the replacement process for the clerk of district court seat being vacated by Katie Brodie ... [more]

Chief justice and corrections boss endorse Riverton justice center plan

May 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's chief justice and the Wyoming Department of Corrections director have thrown their weight behind the construction of a Riverton justice center.
The ... [more]

Jackson soccer teams down Lander boys and girls

May 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jackson High School won a pair of 2-1 soccer matches Tuesday afternoon against the Lander Valley High School Tigers in chilly conditions at Lander.
In the ... [more]

Wolverines top field in home track meet

May 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sean Watts qualified for the Class 4-A state track and field meet Tuesday for the Riverton Wolverines after sprinting to a time of 11.26 in the 100 meters. ... [more]

Snyder to announce RHS football decision

May 1, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County School District 25 Superintendent Terry Snyder has announced that a decision on the issues that have plagued the Riverton High School football ... [more]

McCormick resigns as RHS head football coach

May 1, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Jeremy McCormick, the reigning Wyoming high school football Class 3-A East conference coach of the year, has resigned as head football coach at Riverton High ... [more]

Construction continues on city water tank

Apr 30, 2013 - Staff:  Construction workers craned concrete panels into place Saturday on Airport Hill west of Riverton as construction resumed on the city's new water tank. ... [more]

Today

Apr 30, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
NICHOLS

Clarinda "Karen" Nichols, 72, of Lander, died Monday, April 29, at her home. As were her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial ... [more]

Daniel J. Starks

Apr 30, 2013 - Staff:  Daniel J. Starks, of Gillette, died Thursday, April 25, 2013, at his home after hand surgery for an injury he sustained in the oil field industry. He was 19 ... [more]

Cancer group planned for young adults

Apr 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Consortium is working to support the state's young adult cancer survivors by bringing them together in a new ... [more]

Some exempt from health insurance requirement

Apr 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  There is big concern about people having to pay a fine if they choose not to have health insurance, but when the Affordable Care Act health reform law takes ... [more]

In wake of Boston, GOP sees opening on national security

Apr 30, 2013 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- After being tarred for a generation as the party of weakness, Democrats finally clawed their way back to political parity with a 2012 campaign ... [more]

After Prom party was a success, both for students and parents

Apr 30, 2013 - Dennis Graham, Riverton:  Editor:
Thank you, Riverton parents, high school staff, and participating businesses for sponsoring another fantastic post-prom party at Riverton High ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Really?
Yes, it's true: Another snowstorm is on the way. Weather forecasters say all signs point to another 2-3 inches between now and Wednesday night. ... [more]

Driver sentenced in fatal car wreck

Apr 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- A driver involved in a Campbell County crash that killed his passenger has been sentenced to 11 to 18 years in prison.
Alexander Earl Jennings also ... [more]

Digest

Apr 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State, fed plow crews meet in park
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Wyoming crews clearing snow in Yellowstone National Park have reached federal plowing ... [more]

DOE withholds records on big CO2-capture project

Apr 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Department of Energy is withholding records on a Wyoming carbon-capture project on the grounds that a legal investigation is under ... [more]

Study of grizzly bear diet key to long-term protection decisions

Apr 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Researchers say a study on Yellowstone ecosystem grizzly bear diets should be completed this October.
The study will help determine whether managers ... [more]

GOP leaders weighed asking main pushers of 'Hill bill' to quit party

Apr 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming Republican Party leaders considered demanding three state legislators to remove themselves from the party over a new law changing the duties of the ... [more]

Graduation rate statewide falls to about 79 percent

Apr 30, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Fremont County School District 21 in Fort Washakie had the lowest graduation rate at 11 percent, with two of its 18 seniors graduating.

Nearly 1 in 5 ... [more]

Ponds get 2,500 new fish

Apr 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The trout are expected to grow about 2 inches by the end of this summer.

Fishermen often shy away from sharing their best spots, so good information ... [more]

Three reports of underage drinking prove false

Apr 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  Three anonymous reports of underage drinking in Fremont County were determined to be unfounded this weekend after deputies contacted the teenagers in ... [more]

City could use extra money from state on public intox solutions

Apr 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council is weighing ideas on how to use funds from the state's supplemental funding as the City of Riverton works on its 2013-14 fiscal year ... [more]

Larry Choiunard leading final Close Up trip to Washington

Apr 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  We usually reserve this space for sports stories and opinions. But equally important in many students' high school careers (and college careers, for that ... [more]

Fullerton's third in high jump tops for county at track classic

Apr 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School bosted a small meet Tuesday afternoon and evening at Wolverine Track.

Five Fremont County athletes placed in different events ... [more]

Girls score four goals in strong conference win over Rock Springs

Apr 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With two late goals by Taylor Paskett-Krause, the Riverton Lady Wolverine soccer team beat the Rock Springs Lady Tigers 4-2 in a makeup match Monday evening at ... [more]