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Road rebuild with new rec path sparks disagreement

Aug 27, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A county road project that has drawn some criticism has reached the end of an official objection period. The plan is to rebuild a 2,000-foot section of ... [more]

Man bites off part of woman's lip, gnaws at paint, seats in cop cars

Aug 27, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Crowheart man was arrested Tuesday morning, reportedly after he bit off a "large portion" of a woman's upper lip in Riverton.
Wondo Tarness, 38, of ... [more]

Collision near fairgrounds ends in flight to hospital

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 51-year-old Riverton woman was flown to Casper for treatment Tuesday after being involved in a two-vehicle accident near the Fremont County ... [more]

Hit-and-run on Federal linked to booze, meth

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two teenagers were arrested Tuesday afternoon after leaving the scene of an accident at Walmart, 1733 N. Federal Blvd. in Riverton.
No one was injured in the ... [more]

Car wrecks mar summer afternoon

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Van nearly drives over edge on the Main Street hill

A 66-year-old Kinnear man avoided major injury Tuesday afternoon when he drove his minivan into a ... [more]

Council cuts trash hours, votes to eliminate alley dumpsters in Riverton

Aug 27, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  How they voted
Riverton City Council members who voted to cut trash collection hours and require roll-out containers instead of alley dumpsters were ... [more]

Mervin 'Merv' Bushyhead

Aug 27, 2014 - Staff:  Mervin "Merv" Bushyhead, of Arapahoe, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Chubbuck, Idaho. He was 62 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at ... [more]

Ambrose Wesley Medicine Horse

Aug 27, 2014 - Staff:  Ambrose Wesley Medicine Horse, of Ethete, died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in his home. He was 48 years old.
An overnight visitation will begin at 5 p.m. ... [more]

Rustlers compete well in opening tournament

Aug 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC won two of four matches and also extended two nationally-ranked teams to extra games.

Two wins and two losses in Rock Springs started the 2014 ... [more]

20th anniversary of RHS-Lander title an opportunity for a fun backward glance in time

Aug 26, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Downstairs in our family room is a picture of our three children, all dressed in Riverton Wolverine football jerseys. The kids were all smiling ear to ear in ... [more]

Today

Aug 26, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BUSHYHEAD

Mervin "Merv" Bushyhead, 62, of Arapahoe, died Saturday, Aug. 23, in Chubbuck, Idaho. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, ... [more]

Obama regs remedy birth control issue for religious organizations

Aug 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some ... [more]

Pediatricians recommend later start times for schools

Aug 26, 2014 - By Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press:  CHICAGO -- Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would ... [more]

FDA under pressure to define 'natural' food label

Aug 26, 2014 - By Mary MacVean, McClatchy Newspapers:  In one study, "natural" tied for first place when people were asked to rank which food product claims mattered the most to them.

LOS ANGELES -- When ... [more]

Meeting planned on community paramedicine

Aug 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is inviting interested residents to attend a stakeholder meeting Aug. 14 to introduce a health care approach known as ... [more]

Nicholls had an 'extra-fine eye' for photography

Aug 26, 2014 - Gene Dunbar, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, the sun still comes up. The world turns. And man continues on.
But it'll never be the same cause ol' Wayne folded his tent and retired from the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Whispers
Every summer there comes a time -- perhaps the time is the better way to say it -- when the haunt of fall first arrives. Some say it's a smell. ... [more]

Digest

Aug 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Woman contracts West Nile virus
GILLETTE -- Health officials say an older woman from Platte County has tested positive for West Nile virus -- the first ... [more]

Amended charge filed against teen

Aug 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GERING, Neb. -- A prosecutor has filed an amended charge against a 16-year-old accused of killing a Scotts Bluff County jailer.
Dylan Cardeilhac, of ... [more]

Suicide suspected in Loveland train death

Aug 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LOVELAND, Colo. -- Authorities say the death of a 13-year-old hit and killed by a freight train in Loveland was a suspected suicide.
The BNSF train hit the boy ... [more]

Lotto sales net nearly $200K in first day

Aug 26, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The opening day of the new Wyoming Lottery saw nearly $200,000 in Powerball and Mega Millions tickets being sold.
"We're pretty happy about it," ... [more]

Alice Uden receives life sentence for killing husband

Aug 26, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge in Wyoming sentenced a 75-year-old Missouri woman to life in prison on Monday for killing her husband with a rifle in the mid-1970s and ... [more]

Seventy-two candidates file for general election

Aug 26, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Filing closed at 5 p.m. Monday for candidates who want to run in the general election. Seventy-two people have submitted their names since the filing period ... [more]

Wild horse meeting draws dozens

Aug 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A meeting in Riverton hosted by a group that advises on national policy for wild horses became a lightning rod Monday for the ire of parties on all sides of ... [more]

EMS director says workers are spread thin in county due to budget cuts

Aug 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Operational changes at the Fremont County ambulance department will have a direct effect in Riverton, said Emergency Medical Services director Joe Zillmer.
He ... [more]

Dorothy Sherman

Aug 25, 2014 - staff:  Dorothy Sherman, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at her home. She was 65 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and the family will have a ... [more]

Vernon Lee Stephenson

Aug 25, 2014 - staff:  Vernon Lee Stephenson, of Lander, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. He was 86 years old.
A memorial service will be at a later date.
Vernon Lee Stephenson was ... [more]

Delores 'Dee' Irene (Lind) Wilson

Aug 25, 2014 - staff:  Delores "Dee" Irene (Lind) Wilson, formerly of Riverton, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2014, at the David M. Dorsett Heath Care Center in Spearfish, S.D. She was 83 ... [more]

Sandra (Sandy) Catherine Covey Merrill

Aug 25, 2014 - staff:  Sandra (Sandy) Catherine Covey Merrill died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Lander following a lengthy illness. She was 88 years ... [more]

Alice Uden gets life in prison

Aug 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge in Wyoming has sentenced a 75-year-old Missouri woman to life in prison for killing her husband in the mid-1970s.
Alice Uden was sentenced ... [more]