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RHS grad earns Seabee specialist pin

Oct 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An elite group of sailors has welcomed a former Riverton High School student into its crew.
Seabee Legalman Second Class Charlene Isbell received her ... [more]

Labeling other people is never a good thing

Oct 18, 2013 - Ronald E. Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't want to get into a spittin' contest with Belle Bransky through letters to you, so I will make this my last response to this subject.
It ... [more]

Miles and days, Wyoming to Connecticut

Oct 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  I was relieved to learn that echoes of early childhood and fatherhood still can be heard.

Does a parent ever entirely stop thinking in terms of ... [more]

Everyone felt it

Oct 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The federal shutdown had a psychological effect on all American citizens

More than two weeks after it began, the partial shutdown of the federal ... [more]

Digest

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State employees return to work
CHEYENNE -- With the partial federal government shutdown ended, Gov. Matt Mead has directed Wyoming state agencies to ... [more]

Casper spends $400,000 to clean up after storm

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The City of Casper expects to spend a bit less than $500,000 to clean up after Winter Storm Atlas, which hit the city with 16 inches of snow Oct. ... [more]

Grand Teton and Yellowstone parks reopen briefly before winter closure

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  They will remain open until they close for the season Nov. 1.

CHEYENNE -- Employees of Yellowstone and Grand Teton got to work Thursday reopening the ... [more]

Wyoming high court to hear fracking suit

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Nov. 20 over whether the public has the right to obtain lists of chemicals used in ... [more]

Man sentenced to 80 months for September 2012 assault

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 26-year-old man from the Wind River Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 80 months in prison for assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
Claude Lee ... [more]

Mortimore Lane rebuild project facing hurdles

Oct 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Engineers say squeezing a recreation path into the Lander road's existing right-of-way does not work well.

Engineers on Oct. 1 updated the Fremont ... [more]

Federal employees in Fremont County returning to work

Oct 18, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The government shutdown has lifted after 16 days, and federal workers in Fremont County are heading back to work.
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead issued a press ... [more]

Medical response temporarily closed highway

Oct 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An emergency medical response closed U.S. Highway 20/26 at its intersection with Lysite Moneta Road for about two hours Friday morning.
Medical personnel were ... [more]

Geraldine Lorraine Githens Raynor

Oct 18, 2013 - Staff:  Geraldine Lorraine Githens Raynor, of Lander, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton. She was 94 years old.
Visitation will be ... [more]

Lellae 'Judy' Archer

Oct 18, 2013 - Staff:  Lellae "Judy" Archer, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Wind River Health Care. She was 90 years old.
A viewing will be 11 a.m. to noon Monday, ... [more]

U.S. Highway 20/26 reopens

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials temporarily closed both lanes of U.S. Highway 20/26 on Friday morning to aid in a medical assist at milepost 79.
Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan ... [more]

U.S. Highway 20/26 closed due to crash

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation closed both lanes of U.S. Highway 20/26 at milepost 79 due to a crash Friday morning.
The mile marker is between ... [more]

Gordonna 'Gordy' L. Amundson Cole

Oct 18, 2013 - Staff:  Gordonna "Gordy" L. Amundson Cole, formerly of Riverton, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Loma Linda Medical Center in Loma Linda, Calif. She was 68 years ... [more]

Lillian Pearl St. Clair-Hereford

Oct 18, 2013 - Staff:  Lillian Pearl St. Clair-Hereford died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 89 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will ... [more]

Wind River enjoying 3-match VB win streak

Oct 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three straight victories have been chalked up by the Wind River Lady Cougars on the volleyball court.
The streak started when the Lady Cougars won a 25-23, ... [more]

Wrangler spikers working through busy stretch

Oct 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers in the middle of the most hectic part of their volleyball schedule, with five matches in a span of six days.
Shoshoni has posted a 2-2 ... [more]

Rustlers host two Region IX volleyball foes

Oct 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC meets Sheridan College at 7 p.m. Friday and Northwest College in a 3 p.m. Saturday match.

In order to keep moving in the right direction, the ... [more]

Riverton, Douglas meet with 3-A East at stake

Oct 17, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Both are 3-0 in the conference, with RHS the defending champ.

The schedule makers of the Wyoming High School football season don't set aside a date ... [more]

Today

Oct 17, 2013 - Staff:  Births
WEBER

A son was born to Victoria Campbell and Andrew Weber, of Riverton, at 3:43 p.m. Sept. 24, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed ... [more]

Safeway receives Secretary of Defense Freedom Award

Oct 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Safeway has been awarded the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the nation's highest honor given to employers for support of the National ... [more]

Family practice doctor joins Lander Regional Hospital

Oct 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lander Regional Hospital has announced that Jessica Walker, M.D., has joined its staff and will offer primary care services to patients throughout Fremont ... [more]

Second helipad opens at Riverton hospital

Oct 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A large "H" painted in red marks the spot for a new helicopter landing pad that will be used when transporting patients to and from Riverton Memorial Hospital. ... [more]

Despite initial problems, new health care law deserves a chance

Oct 17, 2013 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  It's hard to tell which has done more to hurt the initial phase of the Affordable Care Act: continued Republican opposition or the inept rollout of the new ... [more]

Loudest growl doesn't always win

Oct 17, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Voters can provide some clarity next election day, if only we'll remember.

I'd rather not write on political things. I'm not a dedicated party member ... [more]

Whole truth not being told in case of Morris disappearance

Oct 17, 2013 - Susan M. Ferguson, Gillette:  Editor:
In April, authorities in Lander swore out an arrest warrant for one James Franklin Jagers. They went to the trouble of extradition and then went to ... [more]

Local flag days

Oct 17, 2013 - Staff:  As Veterans Day nears, consider helping the Avenue of Flags with money or time

Sometimes, little things can mean a lot -- especially if everybody ... [more]