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Expansion at Shoshone's casino could add 200 jobs

Apr 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Business leaders think a planned expansion of the Shoshone Rose Casino would be a positive development for the local economy.
A written request for proposal ... [more]

County agrees to help wolf foes in challenge to conservationists

Apr 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has been asked to side with an organization planning to oppose conservation groups over wolf management in Wyoming.
Last ... [more]

RMS track teams still waiting for first meet

Apr 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Spartans already have had two track meets cancelled by weather but will host one on Saturday at Wolverine Track.

Riverton Middle School track ... [more]

Riverton to host big USA wrestling tournament

Apr 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton USA wrestling club hosts the two-day Rumble at the Rendezvous tournament Saturday and Sunday at Wolverine Gym.
Wrestlers compete Saturday in the ... [more]

CWC aims higher on rodeo list

Apr 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustlers stand fourth in the region with two rodeos to go.

Central Wyoming College cowgirl Shaylee Hance isn't satisfied with the runner-up ... [more]

Rock musical opens Friday at CWC

Apr 11, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College theater student Brittany Mack, center, opens the musical "Hair" by singing "Aquarius" backed by the show's tribal chorus. "Hair," the ... [more]

Today

Apr 11, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
JUDSON

Thomas Alvin Judson, 64, died Monday, April 8, in the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. Cremation is under the direction of Schrader ... [more]

Claire 'Peg' C. Martin

Apr 11, 2013 - Staff:  Claire "Peg" C. Martin, of Lander, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at the Riverton Hospice Home. She was 92 years old.
Memorial services will be 2 p.m. to 4 ... [more]

Computer systems can maximize retail profits

Apr 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Question -- "How do I maximize inventory profits for my small retail business?"
-- Marie, Kemmerer
Answer -- Maximizing inventory profits can be ... [more]

Mills recognized for extensive public service

Apr 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Caroline Mills, a former member of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees, recently received an award from the Wyoming Association of Community College ... [more]

Obama inches toward GOP on Social Security

Apr 11, 2013 - By The Miami Herald:  The 2014 budget proposal unveiled by President Obama on Wednesday represents a daring bid to break the gridlock over spending and revenue that has kept ... [more]

Still time to learn to snowshoe

Apr 11, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  And in this weather, don't do much driving unless you possess the NASCAR gene.

It looks like Old Man Winter got hooked up to a defibrillator this ... [more]

Occupational therapy is well- deserving of recognition month

Apr 11, 2013 - Ginny Holcomb, Riverton:  Editor:
April is National Occupational Therapy Month, and I would like to take this opportunity to talk about what has, for me, been an amazing career. ... [more]

December again

Apr 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  When life gives you record snow in April, make a snowman

The sudden revisitation of December in the middle of April has been a shock. We've all been ... [more]

Digest

Apr 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Enzi part of White House dinner
WASHINGTON -- Over a steak dinner, President Barack Obama dined with a dozen Republican senators at the White House on ... [more]

Defendants waive preliminary hearing in Clark triple slaying

Apr 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Two teenagers charged in the shooting deaths of a woman and her parents near the Wyoming-Montana border have waived their right to a preliminary hearing ... [more]

State hopes to choose new chief of education within coming months

Apr 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The State Board of Education hopes to have its search for Wyoming Department of Education director candidates completed by early June.
The board is ... [more]

Game and Fish says state wolf plan a success

Apr 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Officials with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department say the state has been successful in managing wolves.
The state took over wolf management from ... [more]

District 24 residents hash out specifics for new school

Apr 11, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Fremont County School District 24 patrons were hands-on April 4 fashioning ideas on how to structure the new school site and how best to use space ... [more]

Past school board chief gets 6-10 years in prison

Apr 11, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Gary Anderson pleaded guilty to stealing millions of dollars from the Riverton business he worked for.

The ex-financial manager of two family-owned ... [more]

Man arrested after failing to return pickup to dealership

Apr 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A man from Moran was arrested Tuesday evening after reportedly failing to return a truck he had taken for a "test drive" from a Riverton car ... [more]

Lincoln School to be leveled; bids awarded this week

Apr 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Bids were awarded Tuesday at the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees meeting for the demolition of Lincoln Elementary school.
The school, ... [more]

LVHS soccer teams play this weekend at Douglas, Buffalo

Apr 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A two-week break is almost over for the Lander Valley High School soccer teams.
The LVHS Tigers haven't played a match since a 1-1 tie with the Rawlins ... [more]

Knicks are the pick to win it all in the NBA

Apr 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The National Basketball Association is down to crunch time in the regular season.
One thing I have learned in the marathon season is that the Denver Nuggets ... [more]

RHS soccer teams get back in action with weekend matches

Apr 11, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Both the Riverton Wolverines boys and girls soccer teams are scheduled to return to Class 4-A West action this Friday and Saturday, with games scheduled ... [more]

Wolverine golfers hope snow melts in time for Friday's invitational

Apr 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The spring snowstorm Monday and Tuesday has put the Riverton Invitational golf tournament in jeopardy after dumping a foot of snow on the golf course.
The ... [more]

Fallen firefighters remembered at service

Apr 10, 2013 - Staff:  State Rep. Thomas E. Lubnau of Gillette, Wyoming Speaker of the House, was the featured guest Saturday at the annual Wyoming Fallen Firefighters memorial ... [more]

Riverton eighth-graders go 19-0 on hardwood

Apr 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Eight Riverton eighth-graders finished their basketball season with a 19-0 record. This spring, Riverton won tournaments in Billings, Mont., Gillette, ... [more]

County has several at top of high school rodeo tally

Apr 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County rodeo athletes are near the top of the standings in several events heading into the spring season.
Teal Soll of Pavillion is leading the pole ... [more]

CWC women second in Torrington chutes; Miller gets a buckle

Apr 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shaylee Hance is comfortably in second place in the Central Rocky Mountain Regional standings after winning the goat-tying title at the Eastern Wyoming College ... [more]

Today

Apr 10, 2013 - Staff:  Births
CUNDALL

A daughter was born to Kara Cundall of Dubois at 8:08 a.m. March 18, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 12.8 ... [more]

Camille T. Goodman

Apr 10, 2013 - Staff:  Camille T. Goodman, of Riverton, died Sunday, April 7, 2013. She was 30 years old.
A rosary and wake will be Thursday, April 11, at 1613 17 Mile Road. Funeral ... [more]

Trading one flawed Social Security formula for another

Apr 10, 2013 - By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's coming push for less generous increases in Social Security benefits is angering his party and perplexing economists, many ... [more]

Basketball season was one both to enjoy and remember

Apr 10, 2013 - Helen Potts, Riverton:  Editor:
Do you agree we should take a last closing look at the remarkable successful basketball season?
From the first tossup to the final hoop, locals fans ... [more]

The Iron Lady

Apr 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  A giant 20th century figure, she relished her time on the world's stage

Margaret Thatcher, one of the late 20th century's most-famous people, died ... [more]

Digest

Apr 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW students deployed with Guard
LARAMIE -- Fourteen University of Wyoming students are among the Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers being deployed to ... [more]

Body found in trailer following Monday fire

Apr 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SUPERIOR -- The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a body was found in a trailer in Superior after a fire.
The body was found ... [more]

Woodpecker that relies on wildfire may be listed

Apr 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A woodpecker that depends on intense wildfires for the standing dead trees where it feeds on insects is being considered for protection ... [more]

Council to press again on raising beer tax

Apr 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council passed a resolution March 2 supporting efforts to raise the tax on malt beverages in Wyoming.
The resolution will go to the Wyoming ... [more]

Griffith named next RHS principal

Apr 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees agreed to offer John Griffith a contract for Riverton High School principal.
Griffith is the current ... [more]