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Sep 11, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SPEER

A daughter was born to Tyler Warren and Joseph Speer, of Riverton, at 4:17 p.m. Aug. 27, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Things were different in 'my day,' but that was long ago

Sep 11, 2013 - Todd Rossi, Riverton:  Editor:
I can appreciate both letters to the editor on the state of education in Riverton schools. Mrs. Richmond from the high school jumped to defend her ... [more]

Next summer, I promise to unplug

Sep 11, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  My summer vacation will be a break from my iPad and e-mail too
or so I say now.


I plan to remember this year's vacation season with just two ... [more]

The president's hesitation

Sep 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Obama might decide that the public relations campaign on Syria wasn't worth the trouble

President Barack Obama is going through a lot of political ... [more]

Digest

Sep 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Officials name girl shot in park
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park officials have identified a 3-year-old girl who died from a ... [more]

Low rankings don't faze UW leaders

Sep 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming received low scores in a new set of national rankings by US News and World Report.
UW was ranked 161st out of 201 ... [more]

Bird advocates alarmed by eagle deaths in wind energy

Sep 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  One facility in Wyoming was responsible for a dozen golden eagle deaths, the most in the nation.

WASHINGTON -- Led by Wyoming and California, wind ... [more]

Park revitalization effort renewed; committee expected to be formed

Sep 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A movement to revitalize Riverton's City Park is showing progress after a period of inactivity over the summer.
The group Revitalize Riverton, formed at the ... [more]

Police need to 'catch a break' on July 26 crimes

Sep 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Armed invaders shot holes in a trailer house, and a bar in Riverton was robbed at gunpoint a short time later.

Local police are looking for more ... [more]

Griffin monument unveiled in Riverton

Sep 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Griffin monument unveiled in Riverton

Veterans, active service members, school children, government officials and residents gathered under a somber ... [more]

District 25 leans toward south site for new school

Sep 11, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 is making progress in securing real estate for a new elementary school and has started brainstorming future uses for the old ... [more]

Atlantic Lake trail closed temporarily

Sep 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest has implemented a temporary area closure on the eastern side of Atlantic Lake along Trail 723. This closure is within the Popo ... [more]

Tigers make semis in big Montana VB tourney

Sep 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Another productive weekend was put in by the Lander Valley High School Tigers on the volleyball court Friday and Saturday at the annual Montana-Wyoming Border ... [more]

Powell and Cody sweep Wolverine tennis teams

Sep 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Jon Fraley and Virgil Morrison claimed the only victory for the Riverton Wolverines on the tennis court over the weekend in matches against Powell and Cody. ... [more]

Family's volunteers keep RJFL rolling along

Sep 10, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  There are many things about our hometown that seem to never change.
Main Street intersects with Federal at City Park. The Wind River curls its way around town ... [more]

High school rodeo athletes converge in Lander

Sep 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The team roping competition turned out to be the best event for the Fremont County high school rodeo athletes Saturday and Sunday in Lander.
In the second ... [more]

Today

Sep 10, 2013 - Staff:  Births
LITTLESHIELD

A son was born to Tesla Monique Goggles and Donovan Littleshield, of Riverton, at 8:44 p.m. Aug. 21, 2013, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Public can see state health stats

Sep 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The broad information collected by the Wyoming Department of Health's Vital Statistics Services program offers interesting snapshots about Wyoming's residents ... [more]

Obama has tall order in selling public on Syria

Sep 10, 2013 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama addresses the nation Tuesday in his bid for airstrikes against Syria, he will confront the most unfriendly political ... [more]

New license rule good if speed limits are enforced

Sep 10, 2013 - Raellen Cloverfeld, Riverton:  This new city rule which says you have to have a driver's license is pretty strange. You had to have a driver's license before anyway, but now the city gets to ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Cooldown
Hot weather after Labor Day? Yes, indeed. We had at least three 90-degree days after last Monday's holiday, including a scorcher of 94 on ... [more]

Yellowstone visitation up, tops 2.5M year to date

Sep 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone officials say they have seen increased traffic this summer at most entrances at the national park.
The National Park ... [more]

State might increase air service aid

Sep 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A panel of state lawmakers has recommended more than doubling the funding for a state program that subsidizes air service to Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

Sep 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Committee will look at beer tax
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's 2 cent per gallon tax on beer has remained unchanged since 1935, but that could soon change.
The ... [more]

Max sentence for Hitching Post arsonist

Sep 10, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  For years the inn had been the toast of Cheyenne as the home for most state lawmakers during their winter legislative sessions.

CHEYENNE -- A New ... [more]

Enzi a 'no' vote on Syria use-of-force resolution

Sep 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The planned Wednesday vote has been delayed.

CHEYENNE -- Sen. Mike Enzi says he's planning to vote against a likely Senate resolution to authorize a ... [more]

Library board to choose director this week

Sep 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The spot has been vacant since former Fremont County Library System director Matt Nojonen resigned May 31.

By the end of this week, the Fremont ... [more]

Documents show ties to local meth dealers from Mexican ring

Sep 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors say a group of Fremont County meth dealers had ties with an organization stretching back to the U.S.-Mexican border.
Timothy Pitt, 32, of Hudson, ... [more]

Bike path attackers named; teens being charged as adults

Sep 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  One of the boys charged in connection with a beating death last week north of Riverton was telling people about the incident after it occurred, and it led to ... [more]

David Ronald Moss Jr.

Sep 10, 2013 - Staff:  David "Soupis" Ronald Moss Jr. died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, in Riverton. He was 25 years old.
A wake will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Blue Sky ... [more]