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Skate park group sets $75K fundraising goal as effort moves ahead

Nov 18, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ramps and money were on the agenda at a recent meeting of the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association.
About 20 members of the new club met at the Fremont ... [more]

Northern Arapaho Tribe postpones general election

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The general election for the Northern Arapaho Tribe will be rescheduled while election officials examine the ballot eligibility of a candidate on the ... [more]

Barnes acquitted on felony; guilty of lesser counts in child's death

Nov 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Jurors Friday evening determined that William Dean Barnes of Lander was not guilty of felony aggravated vehicular homicide stemming from a Dec. 20 crash where ... [more]

County musicians perform in fall music showcase

Nov 16, 2012 - Staff:  Brittney Baxter, Danielle Haverkamp and Seth Finley joined other members of the handbell choir during Thursday night's Fall Music Showcase performance in the ... [more]

Crews tow downed helicopter

Nov 16, 2012 - Staff:  Nate Messenger, a mechanic with Classic Aviation, helped steady the tail of a crashed helicopter as crews with Jerry Bornhoft Construction lowered the ... [more]

Today

Nov 16, 2012 - Staff:  Births
HUTCHINSON

A son was born to Melissa Gambler and Earl Hutchinson, of Riverton, at 6:38 p.m. Oct. 6, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He ... [more]

John W. Lye

Nov 16, 2012 - Staff:  John W. Lye, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Brookfield, Wis. He was 88 years old.
He will be buried in a private service at the Wyoming Veterans ... [more]

Esther 'Frances' Lovato

Nov 16, 2012 - Staff:  Esther "Frances" Lovato, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at her home. She was 93 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at ... [more]

Clarence 'Hance' James Armajo Sr.

Nov 16, 2012 - Staff:  Clarence "Hance" James Armajo Sr. died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, as a result of kidney and liver failure. He was 45 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 ... [more]

Sixty pianists perform in recital

Nov 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  The annual Riverton Piano Teachers' Halloween recital was Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Riverton Branch Library.
Sixty students from six piano teachers ... [more]

St. Stephen's students named to the first-quarter honor roll

Nov 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  St. Stephen's students were recently recognized for their achievements in the first quarter of the school year.
- Shayni Fontenelle, a senior at St. Stephens ... [more]

Students to conduct service projects Nov. 21

Nov 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Riverton High School students will participate in service projects throughout the city on Wednesday, Nov. 21, as part of their annual Wolverines in Action ... [more]

RHS Key Club working to ease the holiday burden for families in need

Nov 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Students with the Riverton High School Key Club will participate in an overnight service marathon this month that will end Thanksgiving Day when they host ... [more]

When the light comes on

Nov 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Think of a school bus as a traffic signal on wheels, and drive accordingly

New concerns are being raised about school bus safety. Not so much the ... [more]

With Obama secure in new term, foreign-policy changes weighed

Nov 16, 2012 - By Paul Richter, MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has begun to reassess its foreign policy on such topics as Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and missile defense, that were viewed ... [more]

Yes, extend 30 mph speed limit farther out on West Main Street

Nov 16, 2012 - Tina Haight, Riverton:  Editor:
Let me say that I agree absolutely and 100 percent with Mr. Steven R. Peck's editorial opinion on lowering the speed limit to 30 mph on West Main in ... [more]

Apologies for damage done to the CWC volleyball program

Nov 16, 2012 - Leticia Guimaraes, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing this letter to apologize for my mistake and to make sure no one else with the Central Wyoming College volleyball team is blamed for ... [more]

EPA rejects request for waiver on ethanol regs

Nov 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency has denied requests from several governors to waive production requirements for corn-based ethanol.
A ... [more]

Digest

Nov 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Judge adds land to coal mining suit
CHEYENNE -- A judge has added a second coal lease to an environmentalist lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service ... [more]

Students give UW high marks for campus safety, satisfaction

Nov 16, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A greater percentage of University of Wyoming students are satisfied with their college experience and safety on campus than students at other ... [more]

Calvert to step down as public television chief

Nov 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming PBS general manager Ruby Calvert has announced her intention to retire by June 30, 2013.
"It was a very difficult decision," Calvert said Monday ... [more]

Shop 'til you drop

Nov 16, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The dreaded Christmas shopping season has begun, and as winter weather rolls into the county, art and craft fairs may help residents finish all their ... [more]

CWC trustees object to colleague's quip

Nov 16, 2012 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Board member Judy Pedersen said after the Nov. 6 election that she was "the only person that really looks at the issues."

Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Barnes takes stand in school bus case; jury deliberating

Nov 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  After more than three days of testimony and a judge denying a motion for acquittal, the case against William Dean Barnes is in the jury's hands.
District ... [more]

Cowboys give complete effort to beat South Dakota 71-51

Nov 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The shooting was there, and so was the defense for the University of Wyoming men's basketball team.
And there wasn't much South Dakota could do about ... [more]

I love my college football (and Oregon is my title pick)

Nov 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  College football is No. 1 on my sports television watching agenda right now.
I'm hooked on the sport.
Every chance I get, I have been watching college ... [more]

Experienced RHS wrestling team has high expectations for coming season

Nov 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School wrestling coach Jay Galey has had a front row seat the last couple of years as his Wolverines climb the ladder in the Class 4-A ... [more]

Lander artist hosts workshop at CWC

Nov 15, 2012 - Staff:  Lander artist Cristin Zimmer put finishing touches on a clay bust during a workshop she led at Central Wyoming College on Thursday ... [more]

Pokes win by 13 over North Carolina Central

Nov 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  What looked like an easy win turned out to be difficult for the University of Wyoming men's basketball team.
But the Cowboys overcame a long shooting drought ... [more]

Smith more comfortable, confident for CWC women

Nov 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Emily Smith has her swagger back for Central Wyoming College this season.
The 6-foot-2 sophomore post player from Mountain View High School took some time ... [more]

Rustlers host Bailey tourney

Nov 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg says his team will be tested twice this weekend during the Bailey Tire Tip-Off at Rustler ... [more]

Digest

Nov 15, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
LOVATO

Esther "Frances" Lovato, 93, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, at her home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at ... [more]

Angela 'Angie' Dewey Warren

Nov 15, 2012 - Staff:  Angela "Angie" Dewey Warren died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, at Casper Medical Center in Casper. She was 42 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Love of franchise drives father, son to start their own

Nov 15, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Even before he and his father built their Taco Time franchise in Riverton, Bryan Cross said he was a fan of the restaurant.
He first developed a taste for ... [more]

Approval of optional sales tax shows confidence in the future

Nov 15, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
Wow talk about an early Christmas! What an exciting time for Riverton and Fremont County. The successful end to the 1 percent sales tax campaign. I ... [more]

Room for excellence

Nov 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Joe Meyer's reassuring words

Former Wyoming congressman, Secretary of Defense and Vice President of the United States (yes, we put "Wyoming ... [more]

Life on 'Planet Wyoming'

Nov 15, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  The holiday is past, but I'm remembering a small boy about age 5 who rang our doorbell on Halloween. He sent my thinking into an orbit of its own.
I always ... [more]

Testy Obama blasts critics of ambassador Susan Rice

Nov 15, 2012 - By Ben Feller, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Setting an unflinching tone for his second term, President Barack Obama on Wednesday accused two top Republicans senators of lobbing outrageous ... [more]

Game & Fish adjusting well to wolf management

Nov 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has had no difficulty taking over monitoring wolves outside Yellowstone National Park since the federal ... [more]

Digest

Nov 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Election results certified
CHEYENNE -- The State Canvassing Board has certified Wyoming's election results.
The board met Wednesday at the State ... [more]