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Seeding the clouds

Apr 24, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Research shows promise, and the costs ought to be weighed against effects of drought

For many years the idea of "seeding" clouds over mountain ... [more]

Huge magma reservoir under Yellowstone contains enough to fill Grand Canyon 11 times

Apr 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scientists have spied a vast reservoir of hot, partly molten rock beneath the "supervolcano" at Yellowstone National Park. It's big enough ... [more]


Apr 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man struck, killed on I-80 shoulder
WAMSUTTER (AP) -- Authorities say a 32-year-old man who was working on a disabled truck in the emergency lane of ... [more]

More juveniles held in Fremont County Detention Center last year

Apr 24, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The number of juveniles detained in Fremont County more than doubled from 2013 to 2014 according to statistics released this month.
Twenty-nine juveniles were ... [more]

Arapaho tribe asks court to deny Yellowbear a place in border lawsuit

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe filed a brief Friday opposing Andrew John Yellowbear's recent request to join a lawsuit affecting the boundary of the Wind River ... [more]

Cloud-seeding looks promising enough in Winds to draw interest throughout the West

Apr 19, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A cloud-seeding project in the Wind River Mountains has drawn interest from parties throughout the Colorado River Basin struggling to cope with continued ... [more]

Shoshoni school taking shape; 2016 occupancy on schedule

Apr 19, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Roads are built, footings are poured, and athletic fields are prepped for summer grass seeding at the site of the new Shoshoni School.
The kindergarten ... [more]

Future 1 percent projects to benefit from 'holistic' analysis

Apr 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton plans to use optional 1 percent sales tax money to assess the quality of streets in Riverton.
Public works director Kyle Butterfield ... [more]

Wolverines tapped for all-star basketball this summer

Apr 19, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Three Riverton High School seniors have been selected to play in the annual Wyoming vs. Montana high school basketball all-star games, and a fourth RHS player ... [more]

Cowboy hoops players in Hudson this Friday for 'A Night with the Cowboys'

Apr 19, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fresh off their NCAA men's basketball tournament appearance, University of Wyoming basketball players Josh Adams and Jason McManamen visit in Hudson at 6 p.m. ... [more]


Apr 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Rig count down
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 34 this ... [more]

Historical society seeks nominations for awards program

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The nominations are due April 30.

The Wyoming State Historical Society encourages nominations of individuals and organizations that have worked to ... [more]

RHS golfers win home invite; Paxton first

Apr 19, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The string of victories for the Riverton Wolverines and sophomore standout Easton Paxton continues on the golf course.
Riverton finished with a team score of ... [more]

Tribe hosting job fair to hire for expansion

Apr 19, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone Tribe is hosting job fairs at two locations Thursday to hire for a major renovation at the tribe's casino.
The first fair is 1 p.m. to 3 ... [more]

Wrangler boys take five event golds on Riverton oval

Apr 19, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  As a team, the Class 2-A Wranglers tallied 94 points, finishing just behind 4-A host Riverton and 3-A Douglas.

The Shoshoni boys paced Fremont ... [more]

Piatigorsky Foundation announces spring tour of Wyoming

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The touring clarinetist and pianist will perform Wednesday in Riverton.

For the 12th consecutive year, the Muriel and Seymour Thickman Family ... [more]

UW scrimmage inside on Saturday

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE --  In their second scrimmage of the spring football, the Wyoming Cowboys were forced indoors due to a spring snowstorm that affected much of the Front ... [more]

Cody's bike-riding EMTs a success in new program

Apr 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Cody's West Park Hospital has a new bike EMT program whose purpose is to more quickly bring advanced life support to patients.
WPH's Bike EMS Team ... [more]

City board to hand out free trees May 16

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Tree Board is hosting its Arbor Day and Armed Forces Day celebration at 10 a.m. May 16 at the Veterans Park behind city hall.
This is the tree ... [more]

Quote of the year

Apr 19, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The ambulance consultant spoke the truth

Not quite one-third of the way through 2015, if we were asked to select the news quote of the year in ... [more]

CETUSA seeks host families for exchange students

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Council for Educational Travel, USA is seeking host families to open doors to their homes and their communities for international high school exchange ... [more]

Wiggins Fork elk may hold health key for region

Apr 19, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Many elk herds in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are suffering. Their populations are declining populations, and fewer calves make it to adulthood.
The ... [more]

Heart attack might have caused fatal cement truck crash

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Autopsy results show Daniel W. Oberlie, 57, of Riverton, probably experienced a cardiac event before the single-vehicle rollover that took his life April 1 ... [more]

Wolverines take both ends of Roy Peck meet

Apr 19, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Despite competing in windy conditions all meet long, the Riverton Wolverines swept both team track and field titles Saturday at the annual Roy Peck ... [more]

The way it was: Gold-plated safety -- 1964

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Pacific Power and Light hosted a community banquet 51 years ago this week, and the festivities included honoring local law enforcement.
During power outages, ... [more]

Flash floods, fires pose a risk to Wyoming residents

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Spring is a time of transition, when late-season snowstorms can affect travel and afternoon thunderstorms bring the threat of hail, tornadoes and lightning. ... [more]

Film star, artists to discuss their work in library series

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The subject of the documentary "Havana Curveball" will attend a screening of the film at Riverton Branch Library.

The Riverton Branch Library and ... [more]

When everyone becomes an expert

Apr 19, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It means the real experts have a much harder job.

A state champion cross country runner decides to try volleyball and is a star at that sport too.
A ... [more]

Airport name change sensible

Apr 19, 2015 - Ron Warpness, Riverton:  Editor:
I read with interest the letter from April 5, "It's the service, not the name," by Mr. Mike Ward.
As I was instrumental in appointing the airport ... [more]

Why she runs

Apr 17, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Hillary Rodham Clinton has done a lot already, so why endure another battle?

Hillary Rodham Clinton is running for president. The worst-kept secret ... [more]