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Population grows in every county town; rural figure also up

Oct 17, 2012 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Every population center in Fremont County has grown since the 2010 U.S. Census, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Growth in all six of ... [more]

Rustlers swept by Western

Oct 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Western Wyoming Community College moved into a tie for second place with Central Wyoming College in the Region IX volleyball standings after sweeping the No. ... [more]

Top-seeded Shoshoni heads to 2-A VB regional at Lander

Oct 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dubois is seeded second in the 1-A bracket, while Wind River has a No. 3 seed in 2-A.

Shoshoni High School has climbed into a No. 1 seed for ... [more]

Ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place on Togwotee trail

Oct 17, 2012 - Staff:  Contractors, politicians, Wyoming Department of Transportation employees and members of the public commemorated the completion of the seven-year, 38-mile ... [more]

Construction in progress on North Broadway Avenue

Oct 16, 2012 - Staff:  Dustin Welch, an employee of 71 Construction, guided his roller next to the concrete gutter as workmen laid asphalt on the North Broadway Avenue extension from ... [more]

Today

Oct 16, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BLUMENSHINE

Betty Blumenshine, 79, of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 14, at Help for Health Hospice Home. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

James 'Jim' McCarty Sloan

Oct 16, 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]

Medrick H. Moss Sr.

Oct 16, 2012 - Staff:  Medrick H. Moss Sr. of Arapahoe, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 65 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Investing in streets, sidewalks, is economic development

Oct 16, 2012 - John C. Darrington, Richland, Wash.:  Editor:
I had the great privilege of serving as the interim city administrator of Riverton from April to September of last year. Most mornings, I would arise ... [more]

Star sightings and gas prices

Oct 16, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  A few people in this world have been selected -- for better or worse -- to serve as the representatives of our collective humanity.
They appear in movies, ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Obama vs. Romney
There's another presidential debate Tuesday night, the second of three planned this election year. This one will feature the "town ... [more]

Digest

Oct 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Robber hid in liquor cooler
CHEYENNE -- A transient man is accused of hiding out in the cooler of a Cheyenne liquor store so he could drink for free ... [more]

UW to withhold names of president applicants

Oct 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has voted not to identify any candidates seeking to become the next president of the college.
The ... [more]

Kidnap suspect to be extradited

Oct 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BOZEMAN, Mont. -- A Montana man faces charges of kidnapping and assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Wyoming after police said he lured her to his car by saying he ... [more]

Infant death Sunday under investigation

Oct 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is investigating the death of a 3-month-old baby Sunday morning in Riverton.
Officers said they responded to a medical assist ... [more]

Goggles, Allen debate trash, jurisdiction issues

Oct 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  They are running for the Wyoming House District 33 seat in the Nov. 6 general election.

Wyoming Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete, said issues with ... [more]

Far fewer homicides, but suicide rate rises

Oct 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan says homicide cases in the county remain well below the 2011's record-breaking year.
In a third-quarter report to ... [more]

Talks on Major land find opposition to fairgrounds concept

Oct 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents who attended a town hall meeting with members of Fremont County government were overwhelmingly opposed to the idea of a convention center in ... [more]

The Cowboys were ahead when Mom left us

Oct 16, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  She was a supporter of her favorite teams, her kids and her grandchildren, to the end.

I haven't decided if it is easy or not easy raising a family ... [more]

Rustler women boast strong returning corps for BB season

Oct 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Serol Stauffenberg likes the way his 2012-13 women's basketball roster came together in the recruiting season for Central Wyoming College.
In 2011, the ... [more]

Settlemire has strong showing for RHS swimming

Oct 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton High School sophomore was in the runner-up slot in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:05.77. Gillette's Kelsey Ochsner swam a blistering ... [more]

Thompson leads RHS runners with eighth-place finish

Oct 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Riverton High School cross country runners placed in the top 20 in the Class 4-A West regional meet Friday afternoon in almost near perfect conditions at ... [more]

Wolverines drill Rock Springs on v-ball court

Oct 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  You've seen the back of the shampoo bottle where the directions say lather, rinse, repeat.
The Riverton volleyball team will work to repeat Friday night's win ... [more]

Victory over Jackson finishes regular season for Tiger spikers

Oct 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School finished the volleyball regular season with a four set win over Jackson on Saturday afternoon at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
The ... [more]

Panthers roll over Cougars 47-7

Oct 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a long afternoon for Wind River against top-ranked and unbeaten Cokeville on Friday at Pavillion. The Panthers rolled over the Cougars 47-7 to remain ... [more]

Dubois rolls over Hulett 52-0, remains unbeaten on season

Oct 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  For the second consecutive week the Rams shut out an opponent while rolling up more than 50 points themselves. Perhaps the hardest thing about Saturday's game ... [more]

Tigers clinch playoff spot after pounding Rawlins

Oct 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a do-or-die situation for a Class 3-A football playoff spot, Lander Valley High School crushed Rawlins 38-0 Friday night in the Homecoming game at Bill Bush ... [more]

Wranglers lock up No. 3 spot for postseason play

Oct 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Shoshoni secured the third seed from the West 2-A conference in a 33-26 shootout over Saratoga on Friday night at home. The win lifts the Wranglers ... [more]

Conference champs: RHS knocks off Douglas 14-13, gains home field advantage

Oct 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Good morning, Wolverines. You are the Class 3-A East conference champions.
Leading 14-13 Friday night in Converse County, Riverton possessed the ball for the ... [more]

Optional 1 percent tax an effective, equitable way to raise needed funds

Oct 13, 2012 - By Steven Weaver, Gary M. Michaud:  Editor:
By now we hope Fremont County residents are aware there will be an optional 1percent initiative on the November ballot for the purpose of repairing ... [more]

Just what is common sense?

Oct 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  And if it's so common, then why does it seem to be in such short supply?

One of the basic premises of Buddhism is the belief that the nature of one's ... [more]

Romney debate win not unexpected

Oct 13, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Challengers battle-tested from a long primary campaign often look good in the first debate against the incumbent.

Initial presidential debates ... [more]

Our factory

Oct 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The community newspaper is a triumph of American manufacturing

Americans often profess worry that this country "doesn't make anything anymore." That ... [more]

Nearly 100 sheep die in closed Monsanto mine

Oct 13, 2012 - By John Miller, The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- At least 95 domestic sheep died after grazing inside a mothballed Monsanto Co. mine in southeastern Idaho, adding to the list of animal ... [more]

Montana sends wolf-trapping rules to the public for comment

Oct 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The plan includes setting the tension on trap pans at a minimum of 8 pounds.

HELENA, Mont. -- Montana wildlife regulators have given initial approval ... [more]

Digest

Oct 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Plane crash victims identified
CHEYENNE -- Authorities have released the names of four east Texas men killed in a plane crash in the mountains of ... [more]

Plan to streamline solar development approved

Oct 13, 2012 - By Jason Dearen, The Associated Press:  SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 445 square miles of public land for the development of large-scale solar power ... [more]

Marcia Quale Haworth

Oct 13, 2012 - Staff:  Marcia Quale Haworth, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at her home in Riverton. She was 78 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Theodore 'Ted' 'Teddy' B. Hungary

Oct 13, 2012 - Staff:  Theodore "Ted" "Teddy" B. Hungary, of Denver, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in Denver. He was 46 years old.
The funeral service was Friday, Oct. 12, in the ... [more]

Royce W. Griffin

Oct 13, 2012 - Staff:  Royce W. Griffin, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County after a short illness. He was 52 years old. ... [more]