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Jury misinformed, so new trial required for murder convict, high court says

Oct 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Misinformation provided by Fremont County prosecutors has led the Wyoming Supreme Court to throw out a Riverton man's first-degree murder conviction.
Gabriel ... [more]

Wolverines host Natrona in Thursday volleyball

Oct 2, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team will try for a conference win against the Casper Natrona Fillies at 6 p.m. Thursday at Wolverine Gym.
Less than ... [more]

Paxton pulls away for 11-stroke win at 4-A golf tourney

Oct 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It's the first individual crown at state for a Riverton boy.

Freshman Easton Paxton pulled away from the field Tuesday to secure the Class 4-A ... [more]

Riverton wins state 4-A golf

Oct 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It's just the sixth state championship for the Wolvernes boys in any sport and the first since 1999.

School history was made Tuesday when three ... [more]

Health/science center 'great,' and there is no better word

Oct 2, 2013 - Lyne Mecklen, Riverton:  Editor:
What a nice, beautiful day it was on Sept. 20 for the dedication of the CWC Health and Science Center.
I am embarrassed now because I didn't even ... [more]

In praise of the one-shot hunts

Oct 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming leading the way on a positive path

Let's take a moment to salute one-shot antelope hunts.
Both of them.
That's right. The Lander One-Shot ... [more]

Champions

Oct 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There haven't been many in RHS boys sports, so celebrate the golfers

State championships for Riverton High School sports teams have been rare through ... [more]

Today

Oct 2, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BLUE BIRD

A son was born to Tana No Horse, of Riverton, at 5:24 p.m. Sept. 18, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ... [more]

Winter storm watch posted again in Wyoming

Oct 2, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  Only a week after a strong snowstorm caused power outages and property damages in Fremont County and elsewhere, a new winter storm watch has been posted for a ... [more]

Digest

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Life sentence sought in bar slaying
CASPER -- Prosecutors say they intend to seek a life sentence for an Evansville man charged with murder and other ... [more]

UW student charged with online threat won't be tried

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A former University of Wyoming student accused of posting an anonymous Facebook threat against herself intends to plead no contest, her attorney ... [more]

Park visitors grumble as shutdown arrives

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Thousands of visitors to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national park are grumbling and making alternate plans after being told to leave or denied entry ... [more]

Five things to know about new health overhaul in Wyoming

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Tuesday marked the start of a six-month enrollment period for health insurance offered through a federal exchange.
Five things to know about getting health ... [more]

Long wait times greet users of federal health exchange on first day

Oct 2, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Things got off to a rocky start Tuesday for the federal government's new health insurance exchange in Wyoming: even representatives of the insurance companies ... [more]

New interview center will spare young sexual assault victims a long road trip

Oct 2, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Young sexual abuse victims no longer will have to travel to Natrona County to undergo forensic interviews. The Children's Advocacy Project has opened the doors ... [more]

Suspects lived 'untouchable' in Missouri

Oct 2, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  The couple charged in homicides tied to one of Fremont County's most-notorious missing persons cases lived "untouchable" in rural southwest Missouri for ... [more]

Paxton leads state golf after 18 holes; team second in 4-A

Oct 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Round one was played in high winds on the Rock Springs Course.

Riverton's Easton Paxton built a five-stroke advantage in the race for the individual ... [more]

Pay-to-play club sports eroding high school teams

Oct 1, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Seven hundred dollars gets you just four innings on the bump, pitching each weekend for six weeks, and hours upon hours in your mom's minivan with your friends ... [more]

RHS girls edge Lady Chiefs at Riverton race; Lander boys win

Oct 1, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines slipped by the Wyoming Indian High School girls Monday afternoon at the Berry Bryant/Kyle Johnson cross country race to win the girls ... [more]

Today

Oct 1, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BAILEY

Robert Joseph "Bob" Bailey, 70, died Friday, Sept. 27, at his home in Riverton after a battle with bone cancer. A viewing will be at 4 ... [more]

Patient care the focus of clinic expansion projects

Oct 1, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The $3.5 million upgrade includes remodeled and updated areas at the Arapahoe Health Center.

Tribal members of the Wind River Indian Reservation soon ... [more]

'Path ranger' comment was inappropriate

Oct 1, 2013 - Ronald E. Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I read the letter from Belle Bransky on Sept. 17 about the so-called 'vagrants' on the Rails to Trails path. As a Native American I was offended by ... [more]

Charm can only go so far

Oct 1, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  NEW YORK -- How long does it take for a charm offensive to wear thin?
By the end of a long week of glad-handing at the United Nations, even Iran's new ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 1, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  September snow
It wasn't quite snow in the summer, but the very early fall snowstorm that socked it to Fremont County late last week still caught a lot ... [more]

Digest

Oct 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State joins haze lawsuit
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is one of a dozen states suing the Environmental Protection Agency over what the states see as a cozy ... [more]

Governor plans state visit to Asia

Oct 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead will be traveling to Asia in an effort to expand tourism and economic opportunities for Wyoming.
Mead will visit Taiwan and South ... [more]

Federal wolf hearings to start; protections argued

Oct 1, 2013 - By John Flesher, AP Environmental Writer:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says wolves naturally could return to Colorado, Utah and Nevada in the years ahead.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Federal ... [more]

Drennen conviction overturned; new murder trial ordered

Oct 1, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has overturned a Riverton man's first-degree murder conviction in the 2010 shooting death of another man.
The court on Tuesday ... [more]

Courthouse upgrade tops county list for equipment and facilities

Oct 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's courthouse is to get a facelift after commissioners approved $1.03 million in spending on equipment and buildings.
The money was for 17 ... [more]

County offices close as federal shutdown starts

Oct 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Federal workers in Fremont County were unable to talk about local effects of the government shutdown that went into effect Tuesday after the U.S. Congress ... [more]