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John D. Joiner

Oct 26, 2012 - Staff:  John D. Joiner, formerly of Lander, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at the Cheyenne Healthcare Center. He was 88 years old.
Cremation has taken place at ... [more]

James 'Jim' McCarty Sloan

Oct 26, 2012 - Staff:  James "Jim" McCarty Sloan, of Lander, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in Murray, Utah, after a brain aneurysm suffered while helping his lifelong friend, Bill ... [more]

Darlene O. Sherek

Oct 26, 2012 - Staff:  Darlene O. Sherek, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 64 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Today

Oct 26, 2012 - Staff:  Births
WADDA

A daughter was born to Rayna Oldman, of St. Stephens, and Bradlee Wadda, of Fort Washakie, at 9:57 a.m. Sept. 11, 2012, at Riverton ... [more]

Halloween-themed 5k/10k Saturday at Wolverine Track

Oct 26, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton High School cross country team is hosting a 5k and 10k walk/run at Wolverine Track on Saturday, Oct. 27, with a Halloween theme.
The race starts ... [more]

Cowboys host No. 21 Boise State on Saturday

Oct 26, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- No. 21 Boise State and Wyoming come together Saturday as programs heading in opposite directions.
The Broncos (6-1, 3-0 Mountain West) are ... [more]

Wright upsets No. 1 Shoshoni at 2-A VB tourney; Dubois falls

Oct 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Wright stunned Shoshoni High School in the opening round of the Class 2-A state volleyball tournament Thursday at the Casper Events Center.
The ... [more]

Douglas powerful in first-round volleyball win over Lander Tigers at 3-A tournament

Oct 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander played later Friday against Newcastle in the consolation bracket.

CASPER -- Douglas had too many weapons for Lander Valley High School to keep ... [more]

Crippen, Kehl to wed Dec. 1

Oct 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Cherrie and Tony Crippen are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Harvest Dawn Crippen to Adam Kristopher Kehl, the son of Jeff and Karen ... [more]

Three scholarships available to graduating high school seniors

Oct 26, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Community Foundation is pleased to announce three scholarship opportunities available to graduating high school seniors who are preparing to attend ... [more]

Foundation provides mentorship and scholarships

Oct 26, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The group�s director visits each recipient to offer advice and track the student�s progress.

Blaire Downey of Shoshoni said she was discouraged ... [more]

Equine professor named instructor of the year by CHA

Oct 26, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College equine professor Patti Stalley was named instructor of the year for 2012 through the Certified Horsemanship Association.
She was ... [more]

Obamacare brought a nice financial surprise

Oct 26, 2012 - Kent Sidney, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't expect many people around here will like me saying this, but I have got to tell the truth about something.
I have a health insurance plan ... [more]

Volleyball sanctions

Oct 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Central Wyoming College is on the right track in responding to an embarrassment

There is no way to put a good face on Thursday's disclosure that ... [more]

Tight Senate race has Wall Street focus

Oct 26, 2012 - By Jim Puzzanghera. MCT News Service:  Incumbent Republican Scott Brown is challenged by Democrat Elizabeth Warren in Massacusetts for the seat long held by Ted Kennedy.

Wall Street's ... [more]

Judge rules for government in bear mauling

Oct 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death suit that claimed negligence by federal researchers led to the fatal bear mauling of an Illinois ... [more]

Digest

Oct 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Hearing for kidnap suspect delayed
CODY -- The next court appearance for a Montana man suspected of abducting and assaulting an 11-year-old Wyoming ... [more]

Justice Scalia entertains UW crowd

Oct 26, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Passing through Laramie after an unsuccessful antelope hunt, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia stopped at the University of Wyoming on ... [more]

WyomingAthletics.com Renamed GoWYO.com

Oct 26, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (Oct. 26, 2012) - The University of Wyoming Athletics Department has changed its website URL from WyomingAthletics.com to GoWYO.com. Fans will ... [more]

Condie still on leave at CWC

Oct 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Head coach Curtis Condie remains on leave from the Central Wyoming College men's basketball team.
Condie was placed on leave Wednesday, Oct. 10. The leave ... [more]

Shoshoni rides bus to Yoder for 1-A playoff first-rounder

Oct 25, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Friday's game is a rematch of last year's playoff opener won by Southeast Goshen.

Only a single common opponent sits between the Shoshoni Wranglers ... [more]

RHS hosts Cody on Friday to open football playoffs

Oct 25, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Earlier this season, the Riverton Wolverines football team was looking for a spark after dropping its first two games of the year. One was a gut-wrenching, ... [more]

Today

Oct 25, 2012 - Staff:  Births
NEWBOLD

A son was born to Holly and Ed Newbold, of Lander, at 12:48 a.m. Sept. 20, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ... [more]

RHS choir performs fall concert

Oct 25, 2012 - Staff:  Part of the 26-member Riverton High School concert choir raised their voices in song during the fall concert Tuesday in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater. ... [more]

Canada geese head south

Oct 25, 2012 - Staff:  A flock of Canada geese lifted off from a field in west Riverton. Geese are assembling for migration this month as fall weather ... [more]

Carl L. Johnson

Oct 25, 2012 - Staff:  Carl L. Johnson died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at his residence on Paradise Valley Road. He was 66 years old.
His wishes were to be cremated with no ... [more]

WRTA ridership up 50 percent

Oct 25, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An advertising initiative spurred an increase in the number of students riding buses.

The Wind River Transit Authority bus line that serves Fremont ... [more]

Riverton resident earns Master Hearth Professional certification

Oct 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  Leonard Kosirog of Porter's Mountain View Supply in Riverton has successfully completed the requirements to be a National Fireplace Institute specialist in all ... [more]

Washakie would want good a life and future for his people

Oct 25, 2012 - Diana Mitchell, Riverton:  Editor:
Chief Washakie was the only chief in history who chose his reservation. Washakie chose the area of Wind River, but his hunting range was over wide ... [more]

Mitt Romney's 180-degree turn

Oct 25, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  It's safe to say that President Obama misses the old Mitt Romney -- the one who described himself as "severely conservative."
In their first debate in Denver, ... [more]

Postseason pride

Oct 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County uniforms and faces are scattered statewide this weekend

What a fall sports season we've had in Fremont County -- and it's not over ... [more]

Digest

Oct 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  UW preps for budget reduction
LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming officials are leaving some staff and faculty positions vacant now in hopes of avoiding ... [more]

Barrasso facing smooth path to Senate re-election

Oct 25, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Few U.S. Senate races are as lopsided this year as the one in Wyoming, where incumbent John Barrasso dominates his challengers in funding and name ... [more]

Four moose poached near Hudson

Oct 25, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Four suspects are under investigation for poaching four moose near Hudson on Oct. 15.
Wyoming Game and Fish, Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Fish and Game, and ... [more]

Former city official Bauman challenges incumbent Baker

Oct 25, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council Ward 3 candidate Larry Bauman said voters will have a clear choice to make when they fill out ballots Nov. 6.
"They can continue down ... [more]

Judge: Teen suspect in Hudson case stays an 'adult'

Oct 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Charges against the youngest defendant in the Hudson double-homicide case will proceed to District Court after a judge this week denied a request to transfer ... [more]

CWC volleyball infractions discovered

Oct 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  All wins stripped for past three seasons

Central Wyoming College must forfeit all of its women's volleyball victories for the past three seasons and ... [more]

Rustlers get big win at home vs. Casper College T-Birds

Oct 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College delivered its most critical victory of the volleyball season Tuesday night in a four-set win over Casper College at Rustler Gym.
The ... [more]

Riverton girls set for state 4-A swim meet in Gillette

Oct 24, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Because high school swimmers can swim in just two individual events at state, Jordan Settlemire will enter the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard ... [more]

Enchanted Entertainers put on spooky show

Oct 24, 2012 - Staff:  The Enchanted Entertainers presented their annual Halloween program to area school children at the Riverton Branch Library on Tuesday and Wednesday. Above, ... [more]