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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]

Digest

Oct 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Woman killed in I-80 wreck
WOOD RIVER, Neb. -- A 39-year-old Wyoming woman has been killed in a collision on Interstate 80 in south-central ... [more]

Dinosaur skeleton found in Wyoming auctioned in UK

Oct 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LONDON -- A huge dinosaur skeleton found in the United States in 2009 is being auctioned in Britain.
Summers Place Auctions said the female diplodocus longus ... [more]

As water trial opens, Wyoming says Montana employs wasteful practices

Oct 17, 2013 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  The trial comes more than six years after Montana sued its southern neighbor for supposed violations of the Yellowstone River Compact.

BILLINGS, ... [more]

Skate park backers bring new design details to city

Oct 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association received financial backing from the mayor during the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday.
Mayor Ron Warpness ... [more]

Man charged with murder attempt in brother's stabbing

Oct 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Riverton man was arrested Friday for stabbing his brother in the chest at a local trailer park.
Prosecutors on Monday charged Wendall George Moss, 28, with ... [more]

Wyoming State Winter Fair in trouble, could cease without new volunteers

Oct 17, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Volunteer help has dried up for the Wyoming State Winter Fair, and event organizers say the fair will be discontinued if more community support is not offered ... [more]

Hunters make quick work of area wolf quota

Oct 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Hunters had bagged their limit of gray wolves in the hunt area around Dubois and in two others by Sunday. The filling of the Fremont County area's three-wolf ... [more]

RHS runners drop times as postseason meets near

Oct 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dustin Blackburn set a career-low time of 17:45 Thursday for the Riverton Wolverines at the Powell Invitational cross country meet.
The time placed Blackburn ... [more]

First place for Mathews in saddle broncs at season-ending rodeo

Oct 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College Rustler cowboy Blaine Mathews tasted his first victory of the fall rodeo season on Sunday, winning the saddle bronc title in Cheyenne. ... [more]

In Riverton, Cheney said Congress must stop operating crisis to crisis

Oct 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Republican U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney was in Riverton on Monday, Oct. 7, for a luncheon meeting with Fremont County Republican women and guests.
Cheney ... [more]

UW researcher uses neutering in managing coyote population

Oct 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Marjorie MacGregor wants to manage coyotes through better chemistry.
For the past four years, MacGregor, a University of Wyoming doctoral candidate in the ... [more]

Today

Oct 16, 2013 - Staff:  Births
PAGE

A daughter was born to Heather Kirkwood and Tyler Page, of Riverton, at 12:10 p.m. Sept. 25, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

Minding the tribe's money

Oct 16, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  The time -- and opportunity -- for change is now

The Northern Arapaho tribe is a big business in Fremont County.
Recent figures attached to a 2010 ... [more]