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Hance slips to fourth at CNFR; still expected to make finals

Jun 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shaylee Hance of Central Wyoming College now sits fourth in the goat tying standings at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper.
Hance was in the top ... [more]

CWC hosts team hoops camp this weekend

Jun 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Games are being played in four different gymnasiums.

Central Wyoming College is the host of its annual team camp this weekend in Riverton.
The ... [more]

AAU volleyball team takes second in big Vegas event

Jun 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Elite AAU volleyball team lived up to its name on the court.
Riverton completed its season Sunday by placing second in the West Coast AAU ... [more]

Jesus sought the speediness of the sea in carrying out his ministry

Jun 14, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  There are several locations which Christians immediately associate with the life of Jesus. There is Bethlehem, in Judea, where Jesus was born; Nazareth, in ... [more]

Today

Jun 14, 2013 - Staff:  Births
TOUPS

A daughter was born to Jessica and Larry Toups, of Lander, at 11 a.m. May 7, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ... [more]

Celeste Lorenzen

Jun 14, 2013 - Staff:  Celeste Lorenzen, of Albuquerque, N.M., died Monday, May 27, 2013, at her home. She was 84 years old.
Private family graveside service will be at a later date ... [more]

Ferries graduates from university

Jun 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Evelyn Ferries, the granddaughter of Riverton residents Betty Jarvis and the late Myron Jarvis, graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Arts ... [more]

Achievers

Jun 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton student receives grant
Nine students from Western Wyoming Community College recently were awarded NASA Space Grant Community College STEM ... [more]

Volunteers needed for building Sinks Canyon trail

Jun 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will start work Saturday on a new non-motorized trail in Sinks Canyon. The trail will be roughly ... [more]

Scholarship awarded to RHS graduates

Jun 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  INDIANAPOLIS -- 2013 Riverton High School FFA graduates Emma Herbst, KaylaRae Lawerence and Brett St. John recently were awarded $1,000 scholarships from ... [more]

In Syria, humanitarian donors hard to find

Jun 14, 2013 - By Paul Richter, MCT Washington Bureau:  Facing a growing humanitarian crisis, Oxfam, the international relief agency, set a goal in January of raising $53 million to aid victims of Syria's brutal ... [more]

With new coach in place, let's look forward to the fall season

Jun 14, 2013 - Mike Grimm, Riverton:  Editor:
I am glad to see that the football coaching situation at Riverton high school has been resolved.
It looks like the new coach is a good man who work ... [more]

Stars and stripes

Jun 14, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's Flag Day, and there's a right way to observe it

June 14 is Flag Day in the United States. Travelers through Riverton will notice the handsome ... [more]

Digest

Jun 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fire conditions not bad yet
Wyoming's state forester says conditions remain too damp to fuel the kind of large forest fires that are burning in the ... [more]

California man sentenced in wind scam

Jun 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A federal judge has sentenced a California man to two years in prison for his role in defrauding investors by promoting non-existent wind farm ... [more]

Norovirus in Yellowstone arrived with tourists

Jun 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Officials report an outbreak of norovirus in the Mammoth area of Yellowstone National Park this week.
Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says the bug is ... [more]

Grazers say outside group has too much clout

Jun 14, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming ranchers say an Idaho-based environmental group has too much influence over how local grazing allotments are managed on public lands, but a ... [more]

Job Corps bid chosen; Idaho firm lowest

Jun 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Labor has identified an Idaho contractor as the apparent low bidder for construction of the Wind River Job Corps Center in ... [more]

No conflict obvious between men before stabbing at Gardens North residence

Jun 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An affidavit in the state's case against Patrick Vincent Duran, 24, of Riverton, does not reveal any clear motive for the man's alleged stabbing attack on ... [more]

WAM to push supplemental funding for towns

Jun 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A busy agenda awaited the attending public officials and staff from the cities of Wyoming as the Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention continued at ... [more]

Fire chars truck, camper on South Pass

Jun 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A pickup truck overheated and caught fire Thursday while climbing the north slope of South Pass on Wyoming Highway 28.
Otis Smith of Cody and his female ... [more]

'That's what they get,' murder suspect told witness after assault

Jun 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming 9th Judicial District Circuit Court judge Wesley A. Roberts's decision to bind over second-degree murder charges against Shey Elan Bruce hinged on the ... [more]

Students enroll in summer guitar lessons

Jun 13, 2013 - Staff:  Beginning guitar students practiced for their end-of-week concert at Riverton Middle School on Wednesday afternoon. Above, 13-year-old Caden Coons studied his ... [more]

Hance vaults to first as CNFR continues

Jun 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College cowgirl Shaylee Hance skyrocketed into a three-way tie for the lead in goat tying Wednesday night at the College National Finals Rodeo ... [more]

Riverton hosting girls softball tourney; local team in title discussion

Jun 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The talent on the roster this year for the Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch team figures to put the team in contention for the state title in the under-18 ... [more]

Sherry L. Harris

Jun 13, 2013 - Staff:  Sherry L. Harris, formerly of Riverton, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Providence Hospital in Medford, Ore. She was 59 years old.
Cremation has taken place, ... [more]

Today

Jun 13, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SMITH

A daughter was born to Trina Smith, of Kinnear, at 8:09 a.m. May 16, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces. ... [more]

Dud artillery shells left in mountains after failing in road-clearing work

Jun 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone's proposed winter use plan would continue the practice of using artillery shells to keep the pass open over the winter to allow no more than an ... [more]

BLM recognizes Wyoming Honor Farm for 25-year partnership

Jun 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 25-year partnership between the Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm was celebrated at the May 22 meeting of the BLM Wyoming Resource ... [more]

Vail Resorts third-quarter net income, spring pass sales up

Jun 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Vail Resorts said June 6 that its earnings rose 23 percent in its fiscal third quarter, as late spring snow helped boost skier visits to ... [more]