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David Shook

Nov 29, 2013 - Staff:  David Shook died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at his home in Riverton. He was 75 years old.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at Trinity ... [more]

J. Frank Deshler

Nov 29, 2013 - Staff:  J. Frank Deshler, of Dubois, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 79 years old.
Per his request, cremation has ... [more]

Argument involving knife causes concern at convenience store

Nov 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A verbal argument Tuesday between two men at the Fast Lane convenience store in Shoshoni had onlookers worried that a knife fight might break out.
One of the ... [more]

Sister leaving St. Stephen's Indian Mission after 34 years of service

Nov 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Sister Florence Petsch, a longtime resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation, will no longer be able to serve the patrons of St. Stephen's Indian Mission. ... [more]

Digest

Nov 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mideast Thanksgiving for Mead
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and others from the state celebrated Thanksgiving with more than 160 Wyoming National ... [more]

Students sponsor Thanksgiving pet food drive

Nov 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Middle School Builders Club is making sure even the family pet gets a holiday meal this Thanksgiving.
The community service club, which is part ... [more]

Is the vacant lot in downtown Riverton going to be a junkyard?

Nov 29, 2013 - Harvey Burke, Riverton:  Editor:
So the city is going to do more testing of the dirt in the downtown vacant lot that it owns and has done nothing with other than an insincere attempt ... [more]

Holiday weekend craft fair returning; annual Christmas tree lot opens

Nov 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local crafters and home-based business owners are hoping to resurrect a tradition this weekend by hosting fairs on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday in ... [more]

Driver safe after vehicle slides into creek

Nov 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Lander man escaped serious injury when the vehicle he was driving landed upside down in Hornecker Creek.
Officials said John Nygard, 56, was driving his ... [more]

Arraignment set for Hudson man charged with making online threats

Nov 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  An arraignment hearing for Steven Ervin, 55, of Hudson, has been set for 9 a.m. Dec. 17 in Carbon County District Court.
Ervin was arrested without incident ... [more]

A legal lesson

Nov 29, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Shey Bruce trial put the legal system on full display

The second-degree murder trial that concluded over the weekend was an important ... [more]

Today

Nov 29, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
DESHLER

J. Frank Deshler, 79, of Dubois, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. Per his request, cremation has ... [more]

Cafe business hours, flight times changing at Riverton Regional Airport

Nov 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The board says new Federal Aviation Administration rules have resulted in a pilot shortage in Riverton.

Passengers flying in and out of Riverton soon ... [more]

Already dreaming of the White House

Nov 29, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  A presidential campaign is a $2 billion business, so you can be sure there's a lot of planning going on already.

Is it too early to think about who's ... [more]

Wind River students named to honor roll

Nov 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wind River Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the first-quarter honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year.

Principal's ... [more]

Pre-league tournaments the way of the world in high school hoops

Nov 29, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  High school basketball is just a week away, and scheduling changes are evident across the four classifications in Wyoming.
December used to be reserved for ... [more]

Swim club readies for home meet next week

Nov 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Swimmers range in age from 4 to 54.

Rod Settlemire has the Riverton Swim Club going in the right direction.
When the head coach started, the ... [more]

At 4-5, CWC men start important slate of games

Nov 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College Rustlers men's basketball coach Pat Rafferty called the next stretch of games enormous for his players.
The 4-5 Rustlers play Friday ... [more]

Today

Nov 27, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ECKINS

Audrey Eckins, 74, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, at her home. Per her request, cremation will take place, and there will be no ... [more]

Police quiet on robbery investigation

Nov 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials say they can't release information about an armed robbery that took place in Riverton this week.
"We're still at an impasse," Riverton Police ... [more]

Sternberg made good impression during 'meet and greet' encounter

Nov 27, 2013 - Barb Glundenning, Casper:  Editor:
I have been hearing about the departure from the University of Wyoming by the new president, Bob Sternberg. We were eating at a restaurant in Riverton ... [more]

Give thanks for where you are from

Nov 27, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Be thankful you are from Wyoming.
Thankful for the gin-clear mornings.
Thankful for skies at dusk that look like God's own majestic canvas if he were a ... [more]

Thankful for 'healthy wrinkles'

Nov 27, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  That's what I am during this time of gratitude for material things that bless our bodies, and the family and friends who bless our spirits.

On ... [more]

Thanksgiving 50 years ago

Nov 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Shortly before he died, JFK proclaimed the day

It's customary for the President of the United States to issue a presidential proclamation before ... [more]

More workers commuting to Wyoming

Nov 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teen charged in fatal wreck
CHEYENNE -- Authorities in Cheyenne have filed a felony charge of aggravated vehicular homicide-reckless driving against a ... [more]

More workers commuting to Wyoming

Nov 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Laramie and Teton counties saw the greatest influx of out-of-state workers.

CHEYENNE -- More people are commuting to Wyoming for their jobs, while ... [more]

Man who caused big wildfire gets the bill

Nov 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The man believed to have ignited the Horsethief Canyon wildfire has received a bill from the U.S. Forest Service for some of the cost of putting it ... [more]

Meal delivery plans in place

Nov 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Preparations are being finalized for Thursday's Thanksgiving meal deliveries by the Riverton High School Key Club.
Hundreds of meals will be prepared in ... [more]

Thanksgiving offerings seen countywide

Nov 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Hundreds of elders in Ethete and Arapahoe received tasty meals this Thanksgiving from a group of committed women on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The ... [more]

BOCHES anticipates cash shortfall; added tax levy by school districts could help

Nov 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College's Board of Cooperative Higher Educational Services is having trouble finding funding for future dual enrollment courses in Fremont ... [more]