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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]

Young entrepreneurs develop ideas for rez

Jun 13, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Young entrepreneurs from the Wind River Indian Reservation pitched their ideas to attendees Friday during the Native American Business Expo at the Frank B. ... [more]

Obama aides split on arming Syria rebels

Jun 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Despite growing alarm over the Syrian government's military advances, Obama administration officials are split over whether to arm the country's ... [more]

Vacant lot at Fifth and Main is 'obvious solution' for the farmers market

Jun 13, 2013 - Ross Lisare, Riverton:  Editor:
I didn't know that there were some business people in Riverton downtown who had a problem with the farmers market there on Broadway. But after reading ... [more]

Echoes from our grandfathers

Jun 13, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Through the years I've painted various word pictures of the dads I know.
Today, I'm challenging memory to try to bring a few grandfathers into view.
Many of ... [more]

Pay and gender

Jun 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  We're proud that it is not an issue in our business

This is the time of year when national attention is paid to the issue of equal pay on the job for ... [more]

Digest

Jun 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Woman sentenced for fatal wreck
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A south-central Montana woman has been sentenced for a drunken driving crash near Broadview that ... [more]

Interim bills address tuition, license plates for veterans

Jun 13, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- A legislative panel agreed to revisit a bill that would allow out-of-state veterans pay in-state tuition at the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming ... [more]

UW athletes are performing better in school

Jun 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming student-athletes are performing well in the classroom.
All 17 UW men's and women's sports exceed the latest NCAA Academic ... [more]

Thomson had 'an arm lock' on Capitol

Jun 13, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  Wyoming's longest-serving state-level politician died Tuesday at the age of 96.

CHEYENNE -- The sun has set on the long life of one of Wyoming's ... [more]

Officials rule April death of 4-year-old a homicide

Jun 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The death of 4-year-old Thunder S. Littlethunder Jr. has been ruled a homicide according to the Fremont County Coroner's Office.
Reports state the child died ... [more]

Former rez housing director pleads not guilty in federal court

Jun 13, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A former executive director for the Eastern Shoshone Housing Authority appeared in federal court Monday for an arraignment in which she is accused of ... [more]

More than 2,500 without power; CWC cancels evening classes

Jun 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  Rocky Mountain Power officials said around 5 p.m. Thursday that more than 2,500 customers throughout Riverton were without power.
The Riverton Police ... [more]