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New effort targets better broadband access in state

Oct 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- It wasn't that long ago that broadband Internet access was considered a luxury. But for many it's now considered a necessity.
"We're on the verge ... [more]

Nicki F. Schumacher

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Nicki F. Schumacher, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, from complications of cancer. She was 66 years old. At her request, there will be no ... [more]

Garrett Dee 'Gary' Green

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Garrett Dee "Gary" Green of Lander died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in Lander. He was 63 years old.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Davis ... [more]

The way it was: Candidates -- 1970

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming had three marquee elections in 1970. Former U.S. Rep. Teno Roncalio, a Democrat, sought to return to Washington after a four-year absence. He was ... [more]

Digest

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Students to sell handmade bowls
Central Wyoming College ceramics students are selling homemade chili in handmade bowls at a Chili Bowl Sale 11 a.m. to ... [more]

County author inspires Colorado, Utah trek

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  The annual fall trek sponsored by the Little Snake River Museum in Savery and the Little Snake River Valley Education Center was led by museum board member ... [more]

First Stop Help Center awarded $10,000 grant

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Community Foundation has awarded the First Stop Help Center $10,000 to support their work transitioning homeless Fremont County residents with ... [more]

'Otello' the next show in Lander Met Opera season

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Lander Met Opera's season will continue with the live broadcast of "Otello" at 11 a.m. Oct. 27 in the Lander Library.
This is Giuseppe Verdi's ... [more]

Forensics team and senate to host CWC candidate forum

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Event will provide an opportunity for members of the public to make an informed choice when they vote Nov. 6.

The Central Wyoming College forensics ... [more]

Meyer had chances, but wanted to stay in Wyo, mourners told

Oct 21, 2012 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  In the fall of 1978, Joe Meyer was offered the chance of a lifetime.
His lifelong friend, Dick Cheney, had just been elected to the U.S. Senate, and Cheney ... [more]

Long distance call: Riverton runner plans four marathons in five months

Oct 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Coeur Stone has always been a runner, but this year the 37-year-old from Riverton decided to test her limits on the track by running in her first-ever marathon ... [more]

Traffic light needed at Hill and Main, say citizens

Oct 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College staff approached the City of Riverton on Tuesday to request help addressing safety issues at the intersection of Main and Hill ... [more]

Unsentenced inmates draw new scrutiny

Oct 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  175 jailed, no judgment on 122

Officials are reviewing jail statistics in an effort to determine patterns in pre-sentencing of inmates at the Fremont ... [more]

Rendezvous Elementary School puts on play

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Rendezvous Elementary School fourth-graders Broden Mathes and Michael Milhouse stared into space during a humorous history test scene during the musical-comedy ... [more]

Today

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Births
LEMLEY

A son was born to Sally and Jeremy Lemley, of Riverton, at 10:41 p.m. Sept. 5, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

Angelina Ramona Shull

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Angelina Ramona Shull, of Lander, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 77 years old.
Services were at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, ... [more]

Levi G. Clark

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Levi G. Clark, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 23 years old.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, ... [more]

Patricia A. Romine

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Patricia A. Romine, formerly of Lander, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo. She was 87 years old.
Private ... [more]

Cecilia Duhring

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Cecilia Duhring, formerly from Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at St. Joseph's Villa in Salt Lake City. She was 86 years old.
Services will be at 2 ... [more]

Clifford R. Duran

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Clifford R. Duran died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Lander Valley Medical Center. He was 39 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. ... [more]

Amber and Trevor Davis celebrate one-year anniversary

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Amber Vroman and Trevor Davis, both of Rock Springs, married Oct. 14, 2011, in Cocoa Beach, Fla.
The bride is the daughter of Bart and Cynthia Vroman, of ... [more]

Poetry Idol Auditions open to Fremont County poets

Oct 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Local poets are invited to send one poem of 21 lines or less to Poetry Idol Auditions. The deadline for entering is Nov. 10.
Entries submitted may be written ... [more]

Group knits, crochets for charity

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Volunteers have kept their hands busy this year, knitting and crocheting more than 500 items for county organizations and charities.
The C&K Volunteer Group ... [more]

Pink Ribbon Race 5K set for Saturday

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Community members are invited to the Pink Ribbon Race 5K Run/Walk fundraiser set for Saturday at Smith's Food and Drug, 1200 W. Main St.
Nicci Urbigkit, ... [more]

Shelley is right person for House District 55

Oct 19, 2012 - Alice and Fred Nicol, Riverton:  Editor:
We are writing to express our support for Sherry Shelly as a candidate for House District 55. Sherry is a lifelong resident of Riverton who has always ... [more]

Latinos favor Obama heavily

Oct 19, 2012 - By Hector Becerra, MCT News Service:  LOS ANGELES -- The good news for President Barack Obama: Latino registered voters prefer him over Mitt Romney by more than a 3-to-1 ratio, and are increasingly ... [more]

Wyoming's advantage

Oct 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  No matter what direction the nation's energy path turns, we look pretty good

The 2012 presidential campaign has been enhanced and enlivened by the ... [more]

Digest

Oct 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Cheney among Meyer eulogists
CHEYENNE -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney was among the speakers at services to honor the life of former Wyoming ... [more]

Man accused in child's abduction makes first court appearance in state

Oct 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A Montana man suspected of abducting and assaulting an 11-year-old Cody girl is set to make his first court appearance in Wyoming.
Thirty-nine-year-old ... [more]

Amid lawsuit, UW and CSU foundations delay ranch sale

Oct 19, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawsuit is postponing plans by University of Wyoming Foundation and Colorado State University Research Foundation to sell a ranch they jointly own ... [more]

Fuel tax increase might not bring corresponding rise in gasoline prices

Oct 19, 2012 - MCT:  CHEYENNE -- A proposal to raise the state's fuel tax may not mean motorists will pay more at the pump.
So say some legislators and advocates of the plan to ... [more]

Airport Cafe catches up on city lease; no eviction

Oct 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Riverton officials have received full payment from the owners of Airport Cafe at Riverton Regional Airport, and city administrator Steven Weaver says eviction ... [more]

Three-party House District 54 race featured in debate

Oct 19, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Republican, Democratic and Libertarian candidates for Wyoming House District 54 discussed the importance of their national political platforms to their ... [more]

2012 'water year' among driest ever seen in state

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Only the 1988-89 and 1959-60 water years were drier, said Riverton meteorologist Jim Fahey.

Wyoming just completed its third-driest year in 118 years ... [more]

Solid waste troubles 'turning around,' says commission chairman

Oct 19, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Revenue problems that have plagued the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District in recent years are "kind of turning around," according to Fremont County ... [more]

Wolverine spikers beaten by Rock Springs in West opener

Oct 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Rock Springs knocked Riverton High School into the consolation bracket Friday in the opening round of the Class 4-A West volleyball tournament in Rock ... [more]

Lovell powers past Wind River at v-ball regional

Oct 19, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  LANDER -- Wind River dropped its opening round match at the Class 2-A West regional volleyball tournament at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse in Lander to ... [more]

Friday's game renews RHS rivalry with Lander Tigers

Oct 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School and Lander Valley High School have one of the longest and best football rivalries in Wyoming high school sports.
In the past nine years I ... [more]

Wranglers slam Chiefs 54-0

Oct 19, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Shoshoni now waits for its first-round playoff opponent, while Wyoming Indian's winless season ends.

ETHETE -- Two teams headed in opposite ... [more]

Lady Blue off and running at 2-A West volleyball; semis next

Oct 19, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  LANDER -- A sluggish start by Class 2-A Southwest volleyball champion Shoshoni gave the Greybull Buffs brief hope, but the Wranglers put the game away with a ... [more]