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Shoshone National Forest tree permits now available

Nov 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Permits are now available for those who wish to cut their own Christmas trees in the Shoshone National Forest.
The cost for a permit is $8 for a tree up to ... [more]

Collision costs county-owned vehicle a rear wheel

Nov 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Fremont County vehicle lost a wheel Tuesday after a traffic accident in south Riverton.
No one was seriously injured in the incident, though officials said ... [more]

Riverview Road rec path bridge removed

Nov 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  A walking path bridge has been removed from where it crossed the Riverton Valley Irrigation District Canal to allow for installation of water and sewer lines ... [more]

Ruth Claire Putnam

Nov 24, 2013 - Staff:  Ruth Claire Putnam died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River in Riverton. She was 84 years old.
Funeral services will be ... [more]

Thankful

Nov 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It needn't be complicated

Somewhere along the line, a dose of something like guilt came to be attached to the November holiday arriving Thursday. ... [more]

More clients referred to treatment since detox name change

Nov 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton-based Center of Hope detoxification center is referring more clients to treatment since its merger with Volunteers of America-Northern Rockies this ... [more]

Manslaughter, not murder, is verdict in Shey Bruce case

Nov 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A jury has decided that Shey Elan Bruce killed Charles Darrell Laster on May 14 but did not do so maliciously.
That difference led to a manslaughter ... [more]

Guilty plea in bird deaths at Wyoming wind farms an industry first

Nov 24, 2013 - By Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- A major U.S. power company has pleaded guilty to killing eagles and other birds at two Wyoming wind farms and agreed to pay $1 million as part of ... [more]

College board extends McFarland's deal a year; she's on through 2016

Nov 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The board will set the president's salary this spring while developing the CWC budget for the coming fiscal year.

The Central Wyoming College Board ... [more]

Martin 'Marty' George Bido

Nov 24, 2013 - Staff:  Martin "Marty" George Bido, of Lander, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. He was 49 years old.
Memorial services will be at a later date.
Martin (Marty) George ... [more]

Riverton woman pleads guilty to drug charges

Nov 24, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman pleaded guilty to drug charges this month as part of an agreement requiring her to undergo addiction treatment.
Abigail White, 22, of ... [more]

High-scoring game tips away from CWC women on the road in Miles City

Nov 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Miles Community College hit lots of free throws in an 85-79 Region IX women's basketball victory over the Central Wyoming College Rustlers Thursday night in ... [more]

Rustler men grab victory in season's first Region IX game

Nov 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The calendar says November, but the intensity during a 61-57 victory for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers men's basketball team at Miles Community College ... [more]

Early Thanksgivings in Plymouth, Mass., served as a Christmas substitute

Nov 22, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  The celebration of Thanksgiving as a national holiday in late November was not enacted until the 1870s. The official reason was to commemorate the landing at ... [more]

Today

Nov 22, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BODAN

DeVon Elaine Bodan, 48, of Casper, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Casper. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in the Chapel ... [more]

Pavillion student earns scholarship

Nov 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Tierra Lee Price, of Pavillion, has been selected to receive the United States Achievement Academy Scholarship after being nominated by Rosanne Riley.
Price ... [more]

WRHS names students on honor roll

Nov 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wind River High School has named the students who made the first-quarter honor roll in the 2013-2014 school year.

Principal's list
Ninth ... [more]

Fifty years later, JFK still makes America ask 'what if?'

Nov 22, 2013 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  America was not innocent before the murder of John F. Kennedy. Three presidential assassinations had preceded his, along with several unsuccessful attempts. ... [more]

A scratchy voice from the intercom

Nov 22, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  The scratchy voice pouring out from the speaker above the door of eighth-grade math class still plays in my head.
It was lunchtime in the old Riverton Junior ... [more]

No conspiracy required

Nov 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Poor planning and practices made it easy for Oswald to kill President Kennedy

It has been 50 years to the day since the 35th president of the United ... [more]

Digest

Nov 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Avalanche risk high already
JACKSON -- Teton County Search and Rescue already is urging caution in the backcountry of northwest Wyoming after skiers ... [more]

University's faculty might ask for more transparency in new prez search

Nov 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Faculty Senate is considering a resolution saying that a search for a new UW president be transparent and the names of ... [more]

Interstate Ruby Pipeline approved again after new review

Nov 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- Federal land managers intend to reissue a right of way for a 678-mile natural gas pipeline from Wyoming to Oregon now that government scientists ... [more]

JFK assassination stunned city

Nov 22, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton shared the nation's shock 50 years ago Friday when news broke that the President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, had been killed by an assassin ... [more]

Early Christmas program Friday at Little Theater

Nov 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  The performance staged by Wind River High School's theater department is based loosely on "A Christmas Carol."

Wind River High School drama students ... [more]

Door sales ordinance change on hold until attorney addresses constitutional worry

Nov 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A door-to-door solicitation ordinance got a spot on the agenda for the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday, but the measure failed to pass on first reading. ... [more]

Jury gets Bruce case; closing arguments wrapped up Friday

Nov 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A jury began deliberating Friday afternoon in the case of a Shoshoni man on trial for murder and domestic violence.
Lawyers for the prosecution and defendant ... [more]

Reuben B. Blumenshine

Nov 22, 2013 - Staff:  Reuben B. Blumenshine died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Pathways Hospice in McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colo. He was 89 years old.
Cremation has taken ... [more]

Two more rodeo clinics set this weekend at CWC practice facility

Nov 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  November is a big month for rodeo clinics organized by Central Wyoming College rodeo coach Drew Schrock.
Schrock already has hosted a team roping clinic and ... [more]

CWC steer wrestler set sights on regional crown

Nov 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coltin Hill finished the fall portion of the Central Rocky Mounain Region season in second place.

Coltin Hill had an eye-opening experience last ... [more]