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Judge grants first Wyoming retrial based on DNA test

Apr 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge in Cheyenne has granted Wyoming's first retrial based on DNA evidence.
Andrew J. Johnson has served more than 23 years of a life-in-prison ... [more]

Coming up: Gay marriage chaos

Apr 16, 2013 - By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers:  If the Supreme Court decides the two gay marriage cases it heard last week the way most court watchers believe it will, expect legal and political chaos. The ... [more]

Weather cancels Riverton - Lander varsity soccer

Apr 16, 2013 - Staff:  The Riverton vs. Lander varsity soccer matches scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, (today) have been cancelled because of weather. No makeup dates have been ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring as winter
Fremont County is getting more winter in April than we got all winter combined.
In case you have forgotten -- which is perfectly ... [more]

Tiffany Hartpence completes Boston Marathon; safe later

Apr 15, 2013 - Staff:  With her children cheering and carrying signs that said, "Go mamma go!" and "My mamma never gives up!" former Riverton High School track and field runner ... [more]

Weather affects early week RHS activities

Apr 15, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School has canceled the track meets scheduled for Tuesday. It may be rescheduled for April 30, according to RHS activities director Jeremy Hill. ... [more]

RMS track competes at home

Apr 14, 2013 - Staff:  Jaitlyn Petitt won her heat in the girls low hurdles during the Riverton Middle School Invitational track meet Saturday at Wolverine ... [more]

Tigers dominate Douglas, fall to Buffalo

Apr 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Valley High School Tigers managed to split on the road despite missing their starting goalkeeper, Jess Oldham.
The Tigers dominated Douglas 6-1 ... [more]

RHS boys earn first Class 4-A West win

Apr 14, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton boys soccer team gave up three first half goals en route to a 4-1 setback against the Green River Wolves on Friday in Green River, but the players ... [more]

Lander girls stay unbeaten

Apr 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The rust from indoor practice didn't show when the Tigers won two road matches this weekend to remain undefeated on the season.
Lander Valley High School ... [more]

RHS girls finish weekend with soccer split at home

Apr 14, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine and Bruce Tippets, Staff writers:  With a refocus of their offensive attack, the Riverton Wolverines gained a weekend home split with Class 4-A West foes Green River and Evanston on ... [more]

Rumble at the Rendezvous draws nearly 200 wrestlers

Apr 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ridge Briggs is making sure he has a future in high school wrestling.
The first step for the Riverton 11-year-old is learning the ropes in USA wrestling. ... [more]

Gary Beach memorial scholarship available

Apr 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation will be awarding the annual Gary Beach memorial scholarship. This $1,200 scholarship for the 2013-14 school year is ... [more]

County commissioners proclaim April as Month of Military Child

Apr 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission recently proclaimed April as the Month of the Military Child.
"The recognition of April as Month of the Military Child will ... [more]

Study: Ozone in Sublette Co. driving more people to docs

Apr 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A new study says higher pollution levels in southwest Wyoming from 2008 to 2011 drove more people to Sublette County clinics and doctors.
Data ... [more]

Owner of lost explosive device found

Apr 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities have identified the owner of an explosive device that was found in a Rock Springs gutter.
Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell ... [more]

Woman pleads guilty to stealing school's money

Apr 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $66,000 from a Montessori school in Cheyenne.
Teresa Meadowcroft pleaded guilty Thursday to one ... [more]

Montana Supreme Court hears bison relocation lawsuit

Apr 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MISSOULA, Mont. -- Backers of a government-sponsored conservation effort to transplant Yellowstone National Park bison to tribal reservations in Montana say a ... [more]

Thunder LittleThunder Jr.

Apr 14, 2013 - Staff:  Thunder "Baby Bunnz" LittleThunder Jr. died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 4 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, ... [more]

Lorence Lenard Jr.

Apr 14, 2013 - Staff:  Lorence "Buck" Lenard Jr., of Lander, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie. He was 53 years old.
A memorial service will be at ... [more]

Manford Snyder

Apr 14, 2013 - Staff:  Manford Snyder, father of Riverton resident Terry Snyder, died Friday, March 22, 2013, in Loveland, Colo. He was 93 years old.
Services were conducted ... [more]

Thomas Alvin Judson

Apr 14, 2013 - Staff:  Thomas Alvin Judson died Monday, April 8, 2013, in the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. His wife, Nancy, his daughter, Joanne, and his brothers were with him ... [more]

The way it was: Gypsy -- 1982

Apr 14, 2013 - Staff:  The Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater was under construction in April 1982, but it wasn't ready to host the Central Wyoming College spring musical. That ... [more]

Digest

Apr 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  County hosting e-waste cleanup day
Fremont County residents will be able to dispose of electronic waste for free during a county-wide cleanup day April ... [more]

Officials urge residents to prep for spring, summer storms

Apr 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  With springtime right around the corner and temperatures starting to rise, Wyoming Insurance Commissioner Tom Hirsig is reminding Wyoming residents that they ... [more]

Former Heart Mountain internee to speak at CWC

Apr 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Sam Mihara, a former internee at a Japanese relocation camp in northwest Wyoming, speaks at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Central Wyoming College in the ... [more]

Deputies arrest man after brief high speed chase

Apr 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man was arrested Wednesday morning after law enforcement reportedly spotted him driving recklessly in city limits.
Officials said alcohol was not ... [more]

Habitat for Humanity accepting applications for new Riverton home

Apr 14, 2013 - Staff:  Public meetings will be Tuesday, April 23, at the Lander Library and Wednesday, April 24, at the Riverton Branch Library.

Habitat for Humanity, Wind ... [more]

Employee raises, health insurance a concern in initial solid waste district budget

Apr 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Some members of the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board and district superintendent Andy Frey began looking at a draft operating budget with the ... [more]

Residents, officials mull future of WLRC

Apr 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In February, the Wyoming Legislature directed the Department of Health to conduct a study of the Wyoming Life Resource Center to determine how the facility ... [more]

Projects funded by 1 percent tax could begin this summer

Apr 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Early work would replace concrete pieces on road segments throughout Riverton.

Riverton residents could see their optional 1 percent tax dollars at ... [more]

One of a kind

Apr 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College theater director Mike Myers said this month's production of "Hair" will be unlike any other he has seen -- but that is part of the ... [more]

More to 'Oz' than meets the eye

Apr 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  In its time, the story was chock full of political satire.

Now that four generations have grown up with the imagery of the "Wizard of Oz," much of ... [more]

Different paths ahead on immigration, guns

Apr 13, 2013 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Victory for President Obama is far more likely on the former than the latter.

The contrasting paths of President Barack Obama's two prime legislative ... [more]

Inmates would benefit from AA and NA sessions

Apr 13, 2013 - Robert Joseph Sanistevan, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing this letter in regard to the unavailability of programs and AA/NA meetings at the Fremont County Detention Center.
Not only do inmates ... [more]

The beer tax

Apr 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's hard to justify keeping the 1935 rate in place

A curious tidbit of Wyoming's revenue stream comes in the form of the state malt beverage tax. It ... [more]

Club members host 4-H carnival

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  Four-year-old Anika Stanley of Riverton reacted as her father warned her not to touch the Coney Island amusement park constructed by Riverton Owls Club member ... [more]

Today

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  Births
COLE

A son was born to Shelley and Nathan Cole of Riverton at 4:12 a.m. April 3, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds. ... [more]

Danielle 'DeeDee' Harriette Hood

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  Danielle "DeeDee" Harriette Hood, of Shoshoni, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at her home. She was 49 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and no services are ... [more]

Jerry W. Johnson

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  Jerry W. Johnson, of Riverton, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at his home. He was 82 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place, and there will be ... [more]