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Mildred 'Milly' Brewer

Oct 18, 2012 - Staff:  Mildred "Milly" Brewer, of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, after a 12-year battle with cancer. She was 79 years old.
Funeral services are scheduled for ... [more]

Facilities project will house BIA officers

Oct 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  New housing for officers of the Wind River Police Department is under construction at Fort Washakie.
The work got under way Sept. 26 with groundbreaking ... [more]

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation donates to Habitat for Humanity

Oct 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation recently donated $3,000 to Habitat for Humanity Wind River Country to support home ownership opportunities for low income ... [more]

Women's Council seeks award nominations

Oct 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Council for Women's Issues is seeking nominations for two annual awards: its 2012 Summit Award for family-friendly businesses and its 2013 Woman of ... [more]

Obama's birth certificate one of many pressing questions

Oct 18, 2012 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
If I ever decide to get ... [more]

Specter prized his independence and never lost it

Oct 18, 2012 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Arlen Specter was a fighter. He fought crime as a prosecutor. He fought political opponents as a U.S. senator. He fought cancer on more than one occasion. But ... [more]

From brooder to broiler

Oct 18, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  We have town and country experience with chickens

Chicken. What enters your mind when you hear the word? Dinner at a good restaurant with all the ... [more]

A better path

Oct 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's move ahead with determination on improving the Darcie Zimmer pathway

Necessary improvements to the Darcie Zimmer Memorial Pathway got an ... [more]

Digest

Oct 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Voter sign-up deadline near
CHEYENNE -- Monday is the deadline for Wyoming voters to register ahead of next month's election.
Secretary of State Max ... [more]

Plan would turn scenic Grand Teton park route into a one-way highway

Oct 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A proposal by Grand Teton National Park to turn a two-way road into a one-way route is causing alarm among Teton County officials and others who say ... [more]

Meyer lies in state at Capitol; funeral Friday

Oct 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The body of Wyoming State Treasurer Joe Meyer lay in state at the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne on Thursday.
Meyer died earlier this month at ... [more]

Residents advised to avoid Airport Road on Friday

Oct 18, 2012 - Staff:  City officials have asked residents to avoid Airport Road while construction is ongoing in the area.
In particular, city administrator Steven Weaver said ... [more]

County leaders address confusion regarding 1 percent tax

Oct 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  With election day less than a month away, county leaders have been working to clear up any confusion residents may feel about the proposed 1 percent sales tax ... [more]

2015 set as new completion date for Job Corps

Oct 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County officials working to bring the Wind River Job Corps to Riverton received an updated timeline from the Department of Labor last month that indicates the ... [more]

Judge rules convicted murderer got fair trial

Oct 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Gabriel Drennen is serving a life sentence for the 2010 shooting death of Leroy Hoster in a dispute.

A judge has concluded a Riverton man convicted ... [more]

RHS draws Rock Springs to open VB regional

Oct 18, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Top seeds Evanston (9-1) and Casper Kelly Walsh (8-2) have received automatic state tournament berths and will play the two survivors from Friday's ... [more]

Scores will spark fireworks in Friday's game

Oct 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Spectators at Friday's Riverton High School football game will be treated to a fireworks display every time the Wolverines score against the Lander ... [more]

Riverton hosts Lander in conference finale Friday

Oct 18, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's not that Friday's Riverton - Lander game at Wolverine Field means anything officially. Both Class 3-A East teams have qualified for next week's high ... [more]

Better showing for CWC's Rustler men at LCCC rodeo

Oct 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Blaine Mathews and Stetson Jorgensen ended the fall rodeo season on a positive note for Central Wyoming College Sunday at the Laramie County Community College ... [more]

Today

Oct 17, 2012 - Staff:  Births
BLAKE

A son was born to Christa Richardson and Jared Nettles, of Riverton, at 2:49 a.m. Sept. 13, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed ... [more]

Alice I. Buhler

Oct 17, 2012 - Staff:  Alice I. Buhler died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. She was 79 years old.
A celebration of life will be at a later date.
Alice Irene Buhler was born Feb. 13, 1933, ... [more]

Leviticus Esau Lloyd Whiteman

Oct 17, 2012 - Staff:  Infant Leviticus Esau Lloyd Whiteman died Sunday, Oct. 14, at his home in Riverton.
Funeral services for will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at St. Stephens ... [more]

Debate was high on tension and body language

Oct 17, 2012 - By Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press:  NEW YORK -- Maybe it's a cliché to say the gloves came off in Tuesday's presidential debate. But then again, maybe not, since the candidates sometimes looked ... [more]

Don't let vacant downtown space become parking lot

Oct 17, 2012 - Deborah Craig, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, it sure didn't take long for that vacant lot clear by the city at Fifth and Main downtown to become a parking lot. Every time I go by, I see the ... [more]

Mismatched

Oct 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  'The Odd Couple' at CWC is about more than simply its ample laugh count

There's more to "The Odd Couple" than meets the funnybone.
This reference is ... [more]

Digest

Oct 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Voter registration deadline Oct. 22
CHEYENNE -- Monday is the deadline for Wyoming voters to register ahead of next month's election.
Secretary of ... [more]

Bills encourage CNG in vehicles

Oct 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Two bills headed for introduction in the Legislature this winter would attempt to encourage more use of natural-gas powered vehicles in Wyoming.
One bill ... [more]

Ex-wife says kidnapping suspect may have 'snapped'

Oct 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Jesse Speer made a brief appearance in Montana court Monday and said he would not fight extradition to Wyoming

HELENA, Mont. -- A man accused of ... [more]

County incumbents, challengers eye budget

Oct 17, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Republican commissioners face challenges from independent candidates.

All four candidates running for open spots on the Fremont County ... [more]

City council votes to evict the Airport Cafe

Oct 17, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council on Tuesday voted to terminate its contract with the Airport Cafe at Riverton Regional Airport, citing the restaurant's failure to pay ... [more]

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]