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State OKs more money for work at new Riverton elementary site

Mar 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 received favorable news when the Schools Facilities Department agreed to provide additional funding for the pavement and ... [more]

Fire guts old Baptist Church

Mar 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk and Eric Blom, Staff Writers:  Blaze kicked up again after earlier firefighting response

An earlier fire reignited just before 9 a.m. Wednesday morning and grew to consume much of ... [more]

County GOP convention set for Saturday in Riverton

Mar 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Republican Party plans to consider platforms and resolutions at its March 15 convention addressing federal regulations and gun rights. ... [more]

Video: Firefighters respond to blaze at former church

Mar 12, 2014 - Staff:  Firefighters worked to put out a blaze Wednesday morning at the former First Baptist Church on East Fremont Avenue in Riverton.

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Eugenia Monroe

Mar 12, 2014 - Staff:  Eugenia Monroe, of Riverton, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 46 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

Cowgirls face Boise State in opening round

Mar 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  LAS VEGAS -- For a team built on speed, the University of Wyoming Cowgirls appear to be limping to finish line.
The Mountain West Women's Basketball ... [more]

Nance makes first team all-conference for UW

Mar 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  LAS VEGAS -- Missing nearly the final third of the conference schedule was not enough to keep Larry Nance Jr. from getting some accolades from the Mountain ... [more]

3-A swim title No. 18 tested Lander boys

Mar 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Veteran swim coach Bruce Gresly knew extending the state title streak by the Lander Tigers wasn't going to be automatic at the Class 3-A state swim meet ... [more]

What a step forward for Riverton girls basketball

Mar 11, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Last Friday, one day after the Riverton Lady Wolverines gave Evanston an early exit from the Class 4-A West regional basketball tournament, the team went on an ... [more]

Rustler rodeo teams back in chutes this week

Mar 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College Rustler cowboy Coltin Hill and cowgirl Kaylee Burnett are in prime position to challenge for a College National Finals Rodeo slot in ... [more]

School visitors saw things to like and avoid during tours of other facilities

Mar 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With plans moving forward for construction of a new elementary school in Riverton based on an existing school in Pinedale, Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

Psych evaluation still not complete for man who threatened to do 'crime of the century'

Mar 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Court officials are stilling waiting for the psychological evaluation of a Hudson man accused of making online threats against law enforcement and government ... [more]

County board may rethink decision dropping retirees from insurance

Mar 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some retired county employees may be able to stay on the county's health benefit plan after the Fremont County Commission decided to readdress the issue.
On ... [more]

Man killed with hammer; three charged

Mar 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Ethete man and siblings from Arapahoe are facing charges in connection with the brutal and bizarre death of a man late Friday night at a trailer in the Cozy ... [more]

Today

Mar 11, 2014 - Staff:  Births
DENKE

A daughter was born to Angela and Richard Denke, of Pavillion, at 9:50 p.m. Jan. 17 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 3 pounds, ... [more]

Program offering diabetes exams at schools

Mar 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Diabetes Awareness Program is preparing for its Child Health Measures project, which will begin soon in Fremont County schools. 
Students ... [more]

Democrats go courting as U.S. Senate control hangs in balance

Mar 11, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Nearly a generation ago, MSNBC's Chris Matthews coined a description of our two political parties that may turn out to be his most enduring contribution to ... [more]

Hope 'common sense' prevails in EPA matter

Mar 11, 2014 - Dick Tolland, Riverton:  Editor:
I thank our former county commissioner Dennis Heckart for his letter to the editor straightening out the record on how ex-Mayor Vincent handled the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter resurgence
Always thinking ahead, the stalwart editorial writer produced the following words Monday afternoon: "Spring doesn't arrive until the ... [more]

James 'Cherri' Cherrington

Mar 11, 2014 - Staff:  James "Cherri" Cherrington, of Riverton, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 62 years old.
A memorial service and ride will be ... [more]

Candace L. Brewer

Mar 11, 2014 - Staff:  Candace L. Brewer died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at home with her husband and children at her side. She was 66 years old.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, ... [more]

Forrest M. Wisner

Mar 11, 2014 - Staff:  Forrest M. Wisner, formerly of Riverton, died March 5, 2014, at his home. He was 74 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at ... [more]

Gov. Mead will seek a second term

Mar 11, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Matt Mead announced Tuesday in Cheyenne that he will see re-election to another four-year term as Governor of Wyoming.
In an interview Monday with ... [more]

Hill tries, fails to reclaim duties

Mar 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill made a brief appearance at the state Department of Education on Monday and tried to reclaim ... [more]

Digest

Mar 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  High court rules in Wyoming case
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Wyoming property owner in a dispute over a bicycle trail that ... [more]

Flooding keeps up as ice jams Bighorn River

Mar 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  MANDERSON -- Flooding continues along the Bighorn River in northern Wyoming because of ice jams as the state National Guard aided efforts to protect two ... [more]

Start of Federal Boulevard project delayed to Wednesday

Mar 10, 2014 - Staff:  Traffic patterns still are scheduled to change this week on South Federal Boulevard in Riverton with the beginning of a $5.04 million highway improvement ... [more]

Cowboys knock off CSU behind Sobey's big night

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Senior guard Nathan Sobey posted a career-high 33 points and sophomore guard Josh Adams added 22 to help the University of Wyoming men's basketball team close ... [more]

Cowgirls suffer road setback to Colorado State

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team closed out the regular season with a 58-46 loss against the Colorado State Rams, on Friday night. The Cowgirls are now ... [more]

Heartbreaker for Eagle girls in consolation game at state

Mar 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- The St. Stephen's Lady Eagles came within a free throw of the Class 1-A consolation title Saturday morning at Casper College in a 73-72 overtime loss ... [more]

Rams come on strong after opening loss, claim 1-A consolation trophy

Mar 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- The last time the Dubois boys earned a trophy at the state basketball tournament, seniors Austin Tharp and Nathan Moore were in kindergarten. Dubois ... [more]

Third place for Lady Chiefs at state

Mar 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Wyoming Indian fell Friday night to Tongue River in the Class 1-A semifinals before edging Sundance on Saturday.

CASPER -- The Wyoming Indian ... [more]

Tiger girls win two, lose two to grab state slot

Mar 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In two do-or-die girls basketball games at the Class 3-A West regional tournament, the Lander Tigers came up on top to qualify for the state tournament. ... [more]

Cody edges Lander boys in 3-A West regional title game

Mar 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody overcame a 12-point deficit in the third quarter to edge the Lander Tigers 46-42 Saturday night in the Class 3-A West regional boys basketball title game ... [more]

RHS girls dissolve 14-point deficit, beat Kelly Walsh for third at regional

Mar 10, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Playing in the Class 4-A tournament for the first time in 11 years, Riverton opens Thursday against Sheridan.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines mounted a ... [more]

Chiefs roll to Class 2-A state championship

Mar 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  CASPER -- It was more of a coronation than a championship for Wyoming Indian High School late Saturday night at the Casper Events Center. The Chief boys won the ... [more]

Will Hill's attackers 'circumvent the law'?

Mar 10, 2014 - Charles Goodman, Riverton:  Editor:
I was tremendously pleased to see that the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled Senate File 104, the bill removing State Superintendent Cindy Hill from power, ... [more]

Ignorant, arrogant and proud

Mar 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Too often, that's the basic profile of John Q. American Public.

We live in an era of sound bites, largely devoid of context, substance or ... [more]

Why minimum wage threatens GOP

Mar 10, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  A frank admission: Political reporters, including yours truly, absolutely cherish exit polls of voters on election day.
Why? Because the people who are ... [more]

EPA opposition

Mar 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Outcry over the Indian reservation border ruling is louder because of who made it

If the recent opinion by the Environmental Protection Agency that ... [more]