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Chronic wasting disease area expanded to deer hunt area 132

Oct 24, 2012 - From staff reports:  Chronic wasting disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease of deer, elk, and moose, has been discovered in deer hunt area 132.
Green River Wildlife ... [more]

Good outcome overall in District 25 on AYP; some schools listed

Oct 24, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Education released its final Adequate Yearly Progress results for 2012 last week after completing a quality assurance check on the ... [more]

Today

Oct 24, 2012 - Staff:  Births
MEJORADO

A son was born to Mariquin and Jeremy Mejorado, of Riverton, at 1:12 p.m. Sept. 1, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Linda King

Oct 24, 2012 - Staff:  Linda King, of Riverton, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Help for Health Hospice Home. She was 57 years old.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, ... [more]

Milton Henry Harris Jr.

Oct 24, 2012 - Staff:  Milton Henry Harris Jr., formerly of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at his home in Layton, Utah. He was 63 years old.
Graveside services will be at 2 ... [more]

Obama, Romney differ on social issues

Oct 24, 2012 - By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- The economy still may dominate the nation's priority list, but a nation divided in its values continues to passionately debate social issues: ... [more]

Round three

Oct 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The final presidential debate competed for attention with Monday Night Football

The third of three presidential debates has come and gone, leaving ... [more]

1 percent tax might or might not be used as described

Oct 24, 2012 - Larry Bauman, Riverton:  Editor:
It is interesting on all the talk (Ranger, Oct. 18), about the proposed 1 percent sales tax being used for streets and road repairs in county and ... [more]

Digest

Oct 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Uranium mine clears last hurdle
The state Department of Environmental Quality has approved a deep disposal well permit for a northeast Wyoming uranium ... [more]

Treasurer finalist censured by state supreme court

Oct 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- One of three finalists recommended by the Wyoming Republican Party to succeed former state Treasurer Joe Meyer was censured by the state Supreme ... [more]

High court hears term limits case

Oct 24, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming's term limits law should be scrubbed because it deprives Secretary of State Max Maxfield of his right to seek a third term, his lawyer told the state ... [more]

New schedule opens transfer stations same day of week

Oct 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A newly approved schedule allows each of the county's seven trash transfer stations to have operation hours on one set day each week. 
"It's clean, it's easy ... [more]

Past councilman takes on incumbent for city council Ward 2 position

Oct 24, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Both candidates running for the Riverton City Council's open Ward 2 position are proud of the work they have been part of during their time on the ... [more]

State OKs bigger school when Fort Washakie builds

Oct 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The SFD action included upping square footage of the new Fort Washakie facility, approving an additional $13 million in construction
funds, and another ... [more]

Shoshoni carries top seed into 2-A state VB tourney

Oct 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Dubois Rams are seeded fourth in the Class 1-A bracket.

The march for Shoshoni High School toward the Class 2-A state volleyball title starts ... [more]

Today

Oct 23, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
HARRIS

Milton Henry Harris Jr., 63, formerly of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 21, at his home in Layton, Utah. Graveside services will be at 2 ... [more]

Darwin D. Niedo

Oct 23, 2012 - Staff:  Darwin D. "Waffo" Niedo died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in his home in Crowheart. He was 64 years old.
Services will be Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Big Wind Hall ... [more]

Claudean 'Otis' Trumbull

Oct 23, 2012 - Staff:  Claudean "Otis" Trumbull, of Arapahoe, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 52 years old.
Services will be Wednesday, Oct. ... [more]

What happens when hard work and perseverance don't work?

Oct 23, 2012 - Craig M. Shaw. Riverton:  Editor:
I have read several letters to the editor and am compelled to respond. I don't remember the first writer's name. The second was from Ron Howard. They ... [more]

Steak v. veggie burger candidates

Oct 23, 2012 - By Kasie Hunt and Ken Thomas, The Associated Press:  BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Voters watching the final presidential debate at home may have missed what happened before and after President Barack Obama and Republican ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 23, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  October rain
You probably know the guy who says he's sure it will rain because he just washed his car, or the woman who knows it will rain the moment ... [more]

Digest

Oct 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Montana man killed in I-25 wreck
BAR NUNN -- The driver killed in a crash on Interstate 25 north of Bar Nunn on Saturday was a 27-year-old man from ... [more]

KKK material left in Gillette neighborhoods

Oct 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Some residents in Gillette found more than a Sunday newspaper in front of their homes over the weekend.
A 32-year-old man called police around 6 ... [more]

Wyoming recognized for high organ donor rate

Oct 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is one of the top states when it comes to the percentage of residents who sign up to become organ donors.
Nearly 60 percent of Wyoming ... [more]

Energy and eagles to be studied

Oct 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- It's well understood that pronghorn, mule deer and sage grouse have an aversion to natural gas infrastructure.
For birds of prey such as bald ... [more]

Health Science Center construction continues

Oct 23, 2012 - Staff:  A construction worker brushed sealer onto insulation from a lift Tuesday before masons laid the brick facade on the Health Science Center at Central Wyoming ... [more]

'Obamacare' helps to lower CWC staff health premiums

Oct 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College employees will see a 4.5 percent decrease in monthly health insurance rates in 2013 partly because of the federal Affordable Care ... [more]

General fires up military science students at WRHS

Oct 23, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It is not every day that a military general visits Pavilion, but on Monday, Brig. Gen. Steve Mount of the Wyoming National Guard gave advice to a Wind River ... [more]

State revenue forecast improves, but budget cuts still anticipated

Oct 23, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he's still requiring state agencies to prepare for 8-percent budget cuts even though the latest state revenue ... [more]

State Treasurer finalists picked in Riverton

Oct 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead will name Joe Meyer's replacement by Friday.

Wyoming's Republican Party State Central Committee met in Riverton on Monday to select ... [more]

With evidence in hand, UW too slow to punish Christensen

Oct 23, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When I was in grade school, my dad had configured a cool radio for me to listen to. It wasn't new, but it had two fold-out speakers, and the thing could pull ... [more]

With perfect regular year done, Dubois set for 6-man grid playoffs

Oct 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Dubois concluded a perfect regular season with an 85-32 blowout of long-distance rival Guernsey-Sunrise and now prepares to host the first two round of playoff ... [more]

Thompson 12th at state cross country

Oct 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Olivia Thompson placed 12th for Riverton High School at the cross country state meet Saturday in Douglas in a difficult Class 4-A girls field.
The sophomore, ... [more]

What's waiting in the wood

Oct 21, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Every once in awhile I reconnect with my stockpile of old-growth Douglas fir planks.

The fifth-grade social studies textbook would be very dated ... [more]

Optional tax 'worth a trial run'

Oct 21, 2012 - Jim Gores, Riverton:  Editor:
Fremont County voters are being offered a unique opportunity to make positive improvements to our roads, streets, and the utilities under them. Their ... [more]

Finally ready

Oct 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Togwotee Pass road rebuild is done

Taped to a wall in the newspaper office is a small chart in the form of a timeline. In blocks and lines, some ... [more]

In the pumpkin patch

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Two-year-old Elise Walton of Riverton choose her pumpkin at Son Harvest Farm north of Riverton after a lengthy deliberation with her mother and grandmother ... [more]

Cougars let halftime lead slip, fall 18-17 in Basin

Oct 21, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was the season in a microcosm the final five minutes of play Friday night for the Wind River Cougars. Wind River has suffered through a bizarre season laden ... [more]

Rock Springs ousts Riverton at West 4-A volleyball regional

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School came up one win short of making the Class 4-A state volleyball tournament after Rock Springs beat the Wolverines twice Friday in Rock ... [more]

Rustlers host final home volleyball match Tuesday

Oct 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC is the 12th-ranked junior college team in the nation.

Momentum will be at stake for the nationally ranked Central Wyoming College volleyball ... [more]