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CWC spikers complete regular season sweep over Northwest

Oct 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustlers are now first in in the Region IX conference standings with a 7-2 record.

Central Wyoming College now has the upper hand over ... [more]

Wolverines try for conference championship against Douglas

Oct 11, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  What began as a team goal to host a home football playoff game has turned into so much more for the Wolverines.
Now the goal is a Class 3-A East conference ... [more]

Today

Oct 11, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
GRIFFIN

Royce W. Griffin, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County after a short illness. He ... [more]

Tom Birch

Oct 11, 2012 - Staff:  Tom Birch died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Wind River Health Care Center, in Riverton. He was 83 years old.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Doerr retires as executive director of Group Home

Oct 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Group Home board of directors announced that Stacey Doerr is retiring as the Group Home Executive Director after 30 years of service.
The ... [more]

Motion Bliss Academy works to instill fitness, inspire confidence

Oct 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Candace Warren's goal in opening Motion Bliss Academy was to offer a variety of classes to Riverton dancers.
"That's a big thing for me," Warren said. "It's ... [more]

Riverton nurse consultant helps attorneys

Oct 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Rosebud Legal Nurse Consulting has launched an independent legal nurse consulting practice to help attorneys win medical-related cases. Founded by local nurse ... [more]

Time to embargo Iran

Oct 11, 2012 - By The Chicago Tribune:  Iran's currency took such a breathtaking nose dive against the dollar last week that even the country's denier-in-chief, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, had to ... [more]

No 'sound alternative' to Thompson, Hickerson

Oct 11, 2012 - Jennifer McCarty, Lander:  Editor:
I'm supporting the re-election of Fremont County Commissioners Doug Thompson and Pat Hickerson.
Let me clarify why I'm taking that position. I will ... [more]

Losing Joe Meyer

Oct 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It casts a sad shadow over the necessary process of finding a capable replacement

State Treasurer Joe Meyer's death leaves a hole in Wyoming state ... [more]

Digest

Oct 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  U.S. attorney to oversee election
CHEYENNE -- The United States attorney for Wyoming says his office will be handling any complaints about election ... [more]

Plane with four on board still missing in Wyoming

Oct 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A search is continuing in southeast Wyoming for a single-engine plane carrying four people from Texas.
Albany County sheriff's spokesman Lt. Brian ... [more]

Police think Colorado girl was abducted

Oct 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- The sudden disappearance of a 10-year-old Colorado girl took yet another turn Wednesday, with authorities saying they believe she was abducted.
The ... [more]

Dogs attack sheep, kill 44

Oct 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of 44 sheep that reportedly were killed by dogs running at large north of Riverton.
Deputies ... [more]

Commissioners appoint Chidsey to museums board

Oct 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission appointed Carol Chidsey of Lander to serve on the museums board.
"I am really excited to be serving on the board," Chidsey said. ... [more]

Boxed in: Crews surround court facility with 14 Conex boxes as short-term security fix

Oct 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials installed 14 Conex boxes around Riverton's court facility on South Federal Boulevard on Thursday after commissioners approved placement of the ... [more]

Legislation to give counties more funding for landfills

Oct 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature will consider two bills during its upcoming session that should help cities and counties deal with solid waste problems.
State Sen. ... [more]

Riverton, Lander clash (colors) on sidelines

Oct 10, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School volleyball players, from left, Janis Lawson, Kenisha Muehler, Kaitlin Koehn, Baylee Stafford, coach Adrian McNamee and players Amy ... [more]

Anna Pearl Russell

Oct 10, 2012 - Staff:  Anna Pearl Russell died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, from complications of pneumonia. She was 86 years old.
Graveside services were Monday, Sept. 24, in Spanish ... [more]

William E. 'Eddie' Leake

Oct 10, 2012 - Staff:  William E. "Eddie" Leake died in his sleep Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. He was 66 years old.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Davis Funeral ... [more]

David C. Bates

Oct 10, 2012 - Staff:  David C. Bates died suddenly Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at his home in Lander. He was 84 years old.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Trinity Episcopal ... [more]

Flu cases reported in state

Oct 10, 2012 - From staff reports:  State health officials say they are already getting reports of flu cases in Wyoming.
Wyoming state health officer Dr. Wendy Braund said flu cases have been ... [more]

Museum applicants interviewed, call for a more cooperative spirit

Oct 10, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Three applicants seeking an open seat on the Fremont County Museums Board have been interviewed.
Carol Chidsey and Steve Faerber, both of Lander, and Mark ... [more]

Incumbents and challengers agree board oversight merits change

Oct 10, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Both candidates challenging incumbents for spots on the Fremont County Commission say they would work, if elected, to improve oversight of county boards.
"I ... [more]

Riverton murder suspect bound over

Oct 10, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Judge Wes Roberts determined Wednesday that suitable evidence exists to bind the state's second-degree murder case against Dustin Nickelson over to ... [more]

Riverton hosts 4-A North swim regional

Oct 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sophomore Jordan Settlemire has been an all-around swimmer in the Class 4-A classification this year for Riverton High School, qualifying for state in a number ... [more]

Cougar spikers down Dubois, Lady Chiefs

Oct 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wind River hosts archrival Shoshoni Thursday night in Pavillion.

Wind River swept a pair of volleyball opponents over the weekend to set up a rematch ... [more]

Victory over Wyo. Indian secures conference title for Shoshoni volleyball

Oct 10, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Shoshoni locked up its second consecutive Southwest 2-A championship Tuesday night with a convincing three-game sweep of visiting Wyoming ... [more]

Riverton powers past Lander on volleyball court

Oct 10, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's the only time the two Fremont County volleyball teams will meet this season. The Wolverines play at Rock Springs on Friday.

A big crowd, ... [more]

Kids Count notes 'Y-JAM' with new online resource

Oct 10, 2012 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Kids Count is commemorating National Youth Justice Awareness Month (Y-JAM) with the launch of an interactive timeline on its website.  This dynamic ... [more]

Today

Oct 10, 2012 - Staff:  Clarification
Two names inadvertently were omitted from Tuesday's page one story on the farmers market pumpkin weigh-off in Riverton. Pehton Truempler ... [more]

Voter I.D. laws won't be big factor after all

Oct 10, 2012 - By David G. Savage, MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Earlier this year, voting rights advocates foresaw a cloud over this year's election because new voting laws in Republican-led states tightened ... [more]

No reason to attend the museum board meeting when it was 'stacked'

Oct 10, 2012 - Eileen Urbigkeit, Crowheart:  Editor:
I would like to clarify why I didn't attend the meeting when they fired the Lander museum director. First, the week before they, the commissioners had ... [more]

Everybody's job

Oct 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  In a significant way, we are all volunteer firefighters

Fremont County doesn't have professional fire departments. With the exception of a small ... [more]

Giant wind energy project approved south of Rawlins

Oct 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday authorized what he described as potentially the largest wind energy project in the United States, if not ... [more]

Manhunt starts in abduction case

Oct 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Authorities are asking the public for help in the search for a man wanted in the abduction and sexual assault of a Cody girl.
The Cody Police ... [more]

Digest

Oct 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Arson suspect pleads not guilty
CHEYENNE -- A New Mexico man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges in a 2010 fire that destroyed a landmark ... [more]

Pokes Start Men's Basketball Practice on Friday

Oct 10, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (Oct. 10, 2012) - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team will officially begin preparations for its 2012-13 campaign on Friday with a ... [more]

Shoshoni takes junior high football crown

Oct 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Shoshoni finished its second consecutive unbeaten season in junior high football to take the Wind River Athletic Conference championship in a 30-0 shutout of ... [more]

Dubois pulverizes Hanna-Elk Mountain 63-0

Oct 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Dubois set a school, and possibly an all-class record, in rolling up 46 first-period points over visiting Hanna-Elk Mountain Friday at home. In a very rare ... [more]