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Highway patrol to be visible for holiday period

May 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol will be out in force this Memorial Day weekend.
The patrol says it will be paying particular attention to enforcing seat ... [more]

Little league fields get new grass

May 22, 2013 - Staff:  Members of the Wyoming Division of Forestry Fire Wranglers from the Wyoming Honor Farm laid new grass at the Ron Saban Little League fields in Riverton earlier ... [more]

Rampage soccer team likely to vie for state U14 championship

May 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Rampage U14 boys soccer team heads into the Wyoming State Cup this weekend in Casper as a title contender.
The Rampage placed second May 11-12 at ... [more]

Wolverine girls land three on Class 4-A West all-league team

May 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Riverton Wolverines were placed on the Class 4-A West conference soccer squad.
Senior Karissa Kister and juniors Taylor Paskett-Krause and Maci Evans ... [more]

Today

May 22, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ALKSNITIS

A daughter was born to Katie and Garret Alksnitis, of Riverton, at 12:19 p.m. April 30, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

Theresa E. Spears

May 22, 2013 - Staff:  Theresa E. Spears died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at her home in Riverton. She was 55 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and per her request, there will be no ... [more]

Charles 'Okie' Darrell Laster

May 22, 2013 - Staff:  Charles "Okie" Darrell Laster died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Shoshoni. He was 65 years old.
Funeral services for will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at ... [more]

Burton Hutchinson

May 22, 2013 - Staff:  Burton Hutchinson died Saturday, May 18, 2013. He was 84 years old.
Funeral services with veteran rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at Wyoming Indian ... [more]

Lander Library launching summer reading program with Friday party

May 22, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Lander Library will host its third annual parking lot party from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Lander Library, 451 N. Second St., Lander.
The parking ... [more]

Group to give demos on uses of stone tools

May 22, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Fort Thompson Green Blanket Map-In will provide the public with opportunities to learn about and participate in the creation and use of stone tools. The ... [more]

500 and counting: Riverton man will swim laps all year for MSAA

May 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Since he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009, Jacob Bailey, 26, of Riverton, said he has been learning how to take things a little slower.
"That's ... [more]

Empty lot downtown could, should be put to good use

May 22, 2013 - Andrea Danzig, Riverton:  Editor:
I do agree that the vacant property at the Fifth and Main intersection in downtown Riverton shouldn't just be left to whatever and who ever wants to ... [more]

Deep South key test for Medicaid expansion

May 22, 2013 - By Tony Pugh, MCT Washington Bureau:  While only one in three people in the region has a favorable view of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in general, many more support some of ... [more]

Moore, Okla.

May 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Remember what is important, and do what you can to help when needed

Rarely has the nation seen worse devastation of a community than that visited ... [more]

Digest

May 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teen pregnancy rate declines in state
LARAMIE -- Wyoming's teen birthrate dropped by nearly 15 percent between 2007 and 2012, but officials are unclear ... [more]

Court will allow helicopter to shoo bison back into park

May 22, 2013 - By Matt Volz, The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- A federal appeals court denied a request to block the use of a helicopter to haze wild bison as officials in southwestern Montana wrapped up ... [more]

Deadline next week for sigs on 'Hill Bill' repeal petition

May 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An effort to refer a new Wyoming law to a statewide vote has one week left to collect the required signatures.
The Wyoming Constitution Party is ... [more]

Lawsuits on Bucklin crash go to mediation

May 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Lawyers are planning mediation sessions to try to resolve two federal lawsuits stemming from a 2010 plane crash in the Wind River Mountains that killed a ... [more]

Social service entities hold close to current line in county funding requests

May 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Outside requests for funding from the Fremont County Commission were generally the same or slightly higher this year, with area social service agencies citing ... [more]

Three in field to fill school board vacancy; other staff moves set

May 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees is seeking a new member after the resignation this year of former trustee Greg Ashdown.
Ashdown was ... [more]

Murder suspect held on $500,000 bond in death of Shoshoni man

May 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Details have emerged in the case of Shey Bruce, 45, of Shoshoni, the alleged killer of Charles Darrell Laster, 65, also of Shoshoni.
The preliminary hearing ... [more]

Patterson offered RHS head football coaching position

May 22, 2013 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Pat Patterson, a teacher and football coach at American Falls High School in Idaho, has been offered the position of head football coach and science teacher at ... [more]

SHS seniors graduate

May 21, 2013 - Staff:  Shoshoni High School graduating seniors lined up outside the school's gym as they waited for the processional to start Sunday. Twenty students graduated during ... [more]

Four Wolverines make all-state soccer

May 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Riverton Wolverines have been voted to the Class 4-A all-state soccer list announced Monday.
Michael Jones, Kade Salisbury, Caleb Ogg and Tristan ... [more]

This isn't Grandma's kind of croquet game

May 21, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The description of the challenge sounds alluring: "an addictive game of skill and strategy" that is played on an outdoor and level lawn, not unlike a golf ... [more]

Today

May 21, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CARPER

Alice Irene Hawks Carper, 89, of Lander, died Wednesday, March 6. A private graveside service was Friday, May 17, at Mount Hope Cemetery ... [more]

Walter B. Rogers Sr.

May 21, 2013 - Staff:  Walter B. Rogers Sr. died quietly at his home Saturday, May 18, 2013. He was 92 years old.
There will be a viewing 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at ... [more]

Let's impeach Obama before it is too late

May 21, 2013 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
People, let's impeach Obama before it's too late.
Obama messed up the first term and did nothing but spend our money, and he will make it worse in ... [more]

Springtime at the Rockies doubleheader

May 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Suppose you were me. I know, I know -- that's a tantalizing prospect for just about everyone, so let me narrow the parameters of the supposition.
Let's say ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring soaker
What's the best answer to lingering concerns about summer drought? A day and a half of rain, that's what. The moisture that fell gently ... [more]