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Youth soccer to begin year next month

Aug 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Youth Soccer Association president Jeff Carruth is counting on strong numbers for the 2013 season.
The league is taking registration for the fall ... [more]

Fundraiser set for Giddings

Aug 22, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  A fundraiser to help defer medical and other expenses for Riverton High School assistant football coach and longtime wrestling assistant coach Brandon Giddings ... [more]

CWC spikers open up season at Idaho tournament

Aug 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Opening the volleyball season against the defending national champion is the task the Central Wyoming College Rustlers face Friday at a tournament in Twins ... [more]

Today

Aug 22, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
AUG. 24
Wyo State Trappers Association Trapping and Outdoor Expo
is Aug. 23 to Aug. 24 at the Heritage Hall and Little Wind Center ... [more]

Non-profit to partner with business to support schools

Aug 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A non-profit organization is helping businesses connect with their local public schools and set up a way to help teachers in the classroom. One Percent for ... [more]

Hotel manager nominated for award

Aug 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  When the Wind River Hotel and Casino first opened its doors in 2012, most of the newly hired 700 employees also were new to the hospitality and casino ... [more]

In Egypt, choices for the U.S. run from bad to worse

Aug 22, 2013 - By The Chicago Tribune:  The bloody images coming out of Egypt invite Americans to pick white hats and black hats: to punish the generals who staged a coup and killed many ... [more]

Finding ourselves in the newspaper

Aug 22, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  "Sometimes I can hear those old newspapers talking."
That line came from a character in a summer theater performance by the University of Wyoming's Snowy ... [more]

Problem with students is general 'disregard for respect, discipline'

Aug 22, 2013 - Dennis Heckart, Riverton:  Editor:
Two stories on the front page of the Aug. 14 Rangers caught my eye: "Slide in Riverton PAWS scores reflects statewide trend; causes under study," and ... [more]

Eyes wide open

Aug 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Soon enough, Internet crimes will be less amusing and more troubling

We quote from The Associated Press:
"A judge has set an Oct. 9 trial date for a ... [more]

No bids for federal coal tract a first

Aug 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- For the first time, nobody has bid on a federal coal tract offered for sale in Wyoming after the company that initially sought to mine the location ... [more]

Digest

Aug 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  National team taking over fires
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A national team is taking over management of the five fires burning in Yellowstone National ... [more]

Yosemite-area fire balloons overnight

Aug 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The blaze is among 50 major uncontained wildfires burning throughout the West.

FRESNO, Calif. -- A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park -- one of 50 ... [more]

Deputies continue to investigate shooting

Aug 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  The early morning death of a 36-year-old Riverton man at the Cozy Mobile Home Park may have been due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said ... [more]

Fire damages inside of Dubois eatery

Aug 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in the blaze, but the building's interior log walls were charred.

An accidental fire Tuesday evening left Mom's Breakfast House in ... [more]

Champion coyote caller to give demos at expo

Aug 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Hunters, trappers and outdoor enthusiasts have a unique opportunity to gather Friday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton for the Wyoming State ... [more]

Bennett says his office uses plea deals fairly

Aug 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Despite recent criticism, Fremont County and Prosecuting Attorney Michael Bennett thinks his administration uses plea agreements fairly.
"I think (plea ... [more]

District 25 to begin digging into PAWS results to set goals, standards for students

Aug 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local public school administrators analyze a lot of data each year from tests like the annual Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students.
Joanne Flanagan, ... [more]

Charles R. "Chappy" Heider

Aug 22, 2013 - Staff:  Charles R. "Chappy" Heider died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. He was 99 years old.
Per the request of the family, ... [more]

Wildfires making presence known in valley

Aug 21, 2013 - Staff:  The periodic arrival of smoke from the Hardluck Fire has turned Riverton-area skies orange and changed the appearance of the sun as well. This scene greeted ... [more]

Practice opens for RHS volleyball; McNamee in sixth season as coach

Aug 21, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School volleyball players hope the optimism of a new season will trump the bitter memories of last year's Class 4-A West regional tournament ... [more]

Wolverine golfers confident heading into 2013 season

Aug 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton High School Wolverines climbed all the way into the third spot last year at the Class 4-A state golf tournament.
Now, the Wolverines are looking ... [more]

Crew in B-1 bomber crash identified; all ejected plane

Aug 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. -- The Air Force has released the names of the four South Dakota crew members who safely ejected from a B-1B bomber that crashed ... [more]

Today

Aug 21, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
PARRILL

Bruce A. Parrill, 73, formerly of Lander, died Monday, Aug. 12, at his home in Laramie. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

County man sentenced for wedding night beating

Aug 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A 37-year-old Wyoming man is headed back to prison for beating his new wife hours after their wedding.
U.S. District Judge Nancy Freudenthal ... [more]

Working cow horse contest Saturday

Aug 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Cowboy State Stock Horse Association will have the final two shows of its summer series this weekend at the Pavillion outdoor arena. The shows begin at 9 ... [more]

Man faces third sexual assault charge

Aug 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Lander man who already faced two first-degree sexual assault charges now faces a third. Lander Circuit Court Judge Robert B. Denhardt bound over the new ... [more]

Man's life was worth more than a four-month sentence

Aug 21, 2013 - The Whiteplume, Dewey and Crazythunder families:  Editor:
On July 28, 2011, our brother, nephew and grandson, Alvin Lee Talks Different, was hit by a man in a truck and was killed. He lay just outside of ... [more]

Mexico right in wanting to open oil industry to investors

Aug 21, 2013 - By The Dallas Morning News:  Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto still needs to fill in details about his intriguing proposal to open up more of Mexico's energy industry to foreign ... [more]

What everyone 'knows' of Wyoming

Aug 21, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Not very much, judging by an online search.

Many Americans couldn't find Wyoming on a map.
Most likely, few of our fellow citizens around the ... [more]