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Research: Grizzlies not so dependent on pine nuts

Dec 11, 2013 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  Grizzly bears in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem have a varied diet and are minimally affected by the decline in the number of whitebark pine trees, federal ... [more]

Prized football found in ditch near north Riverton intersection

Dec 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Robert and Nancy Antelope of Riverton weren't really looking for The Ranger's decorated football on Tuesday, but they found it anyway.
The Antelopes, ... [more]

'Medical event' likely cause of property-damage wreck

Dec 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  No one was injured, but a boy complained of chest pain afterward.

Officials said a medical problem caused a one-vehicle traffic accident west of ... [more]

Pedestrian flags aimed at safe crossing

Dec 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  They have been place at several intersections along the Rails to Trails pathway.

With a wave of a little orange flag, pedestrians now can be more ... [more]

Tribe says it is ready for talks with Riverton leaders

Dec 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Northern Arapaho tribal leaders have invited Riverton officials to discuss the potential effects of a federal agency's ruling regarding the boundaries of the ... [more]

State ready to fight reservation border decision by EPA

Dec 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State lawmakers say they plan to take a "strong, proactive position" against a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency impacting the boundaries ... [more]

June Folston Hornecker Smail

Dec 11, 2013 - Staff:  June Folston Hornecker Smail, of Lander, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. She was 84 years old.
There will be no services.
June Folston was born June 4, 1929, ... [more]

Jenner Gene Schoening

Dec 11, 2013 - Staff:  Jenner Gene Schoening, of Riverton, died as a result of a massive stroke Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Casper. He was 82 years old.
Services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Sandra 'Sandy' McMillen

Dec 11, 2013 - Staff:  Sandra "Sandy" McMillen, of Riverton, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 67 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and ... [more]

Shoshoni tops Eagles in early cross-county game

Dec 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The St. Stephen's Eagles dropped a trio of games to Class 2-A opponents at the Thermopolis Invitational last weekend in Hot Springs County.
The Eagles fell ... [more]

0-3 record for St. Stephen's girls to start hoops season

Dec 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a long weekend for St. Stephen's playing up a division in the Class 2-A Thermopolis Invitational Tournament over the weekend.
The Lady Eagles dropped ... [more]

Three county wrestlers first at Powell tourney

Dec 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two champs were from lander, the other from Dubois.

Two Lander Valley High School Tigers and one Dubois Ram tasted individual titles Saturday at ... [more]

Hiring Craig Bohl to coach UW football a great move

Dec 10, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  If you check out my DVR, you'll see there is just one program that has the little padlock symbol next to it which means it can't be erased unless you can guess ... [more]

Bohl hired as new UW football coach

Dec 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Craig Bohl isn't leaving behind the cold and snow in taking over the Wyoming football program after 11 years at North Dakota State. He is moving up a level in ... [more]

Lower approval for Obama, even worse for Republicans in new poll

Dec 10, 2013 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- The American public is unusually pessimistic about the direction of the country and increasingly fed up with Washington gridlock, a sour mood ... [more]

Expanded public transportation would be good for the city

Dec 10, 2013 - Rouven Hoelzein, Riverton:  Editor:
Riverton needs some more public transportation. I think that increased public transportation in the form of a larger bus line with more service would ... [more]


Dec 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Two killed in head-on collision
WHEATLAND -- A tractor trailer hauling a tank full of ethanol collided head on with a pickup truck in Platte County, ... [more]

Man arrested after deadly wreck Saturday

Dec 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  OSHKOSH, Neb. -- A Wyoming man is facing charges after a car accident in western Nebraska that killed one woman and injured another.
The Nebraska State Patrol ... [more]

State gets good marks for tobacco education

Dec 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A report by a coalition of public health organizations ranks Wyoming fourth in the nation in funding programs to help prevent children from smoking ... [more]

At budget hearings, Mead challenged on Medicaid expansion by Democrats

Dec 10, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Analysts say more than 17,000 uninsured Wyoming residents could be covered under the plan while saving the state about $50 million in the ... [more]

Drug arrests follow discovery of rental car that was overdue

Dec 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A man and woman from Las Vegas were arrested for possession of a controlled substance Saturday night after their overdue rental car was found abandoned near ... [more]

City hires new public defender, considers water request and dementia facility proposal

Dec 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has entered into several new agreements in action taken this month.
The council first voted to approve a contract with the Lori Gorseth ... [more]

Meth ring leader Pitt pleads guilty; accomplice too

Dec 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A federal judge now must decide whether to accept the plea bargains, which would involve prison terms of 10 to 15 years for the two ... [more]

Federal agency says Riverton still is part of 'Indian Country'

Dec 10, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  After many years of trying, the two Wind River Indian Reservation tribes finally have found a federal entity willing to say that Riverton is part of the ... [more]


Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths

Daniel Lee "Danny" Brown, 47, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, Dec. 7, in Lander. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, and ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Big chill
A sure sign that it's been cold -- really cold -- is when 17 degrees seems warm. But 17 at 7 a.m. Tuesday felt almost tropical compared to the ... [more]

Ranson 'Randy' Ray Busby Rodabaugh

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Ranson "Randy" Ray Busby Rodabaugh, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. He was 58 years old.
Services will be at a later date.
Ranson ... [more]

Daniel Lee 'Danny' Brown

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Daniel Lee "Danny" Brown, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Lander. He was 47 years old.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, ... [more]

Rose Mae Shepardson

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Rose Mae Shepardson, of Lander, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. She was 88 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place, and there will be no ... [more]

Mary Josephine (Jo) Williams

Dec 10, 2013 - Staff:  Mary Josephine (Jo) Williams, of Lander, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 86 years old.
A memorial service will ... [more]