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William F. 'Bill' McAleenan

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  William F. "Bill" McAleenan, longtime Lander resident, died Friday, Aug. 31, in Cedar Park, Texas.
A memorial service will be planned in the future.
William ... [more]

Marjorie J. 'Margie' Lettich

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Marjorie J. "Margie" Lettich died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Wind River Health Care Center in Riverton. She was 89 years old.
Cremation has taken place under ... [more]

Carol Rae Stamm

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Carol Rae Stamm, of Lander, died of natural causes Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, in Lovell.
Services were Friday, Sept. 7, in Lovell and Lander, and the burial was ... [more]

Achievers

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Fross recognized for coaching
Zane Fross, speech and debate coach at Shoshoni High School, was inducted into the Wyoming High School Forensics ... [more]

Deadline Nov. 6 for Enzi page applications

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi is encouraging Wyoming juniors in high school to apply to be a Senate page for the spring session in Washington, ... [more]

Green receives white coat at UW School of Pharmacy event

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy welcomed members of the class of 2016 into its professional pharmacy program this fall.
First-year professional ... [more]

City resident selected for acclaimed jazz program

Oct 5, 2012 - Staff:  Tyler Gilmore, 30, of Riverton, is one of 39 students selected by audition from an applicant pool of more than 258, who just started New England Conservatory's ... [more]

Romney did an about-face in the debate

Oct 5, 2012 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  The Mitt Romney who shone in Wednesday night's debate was the moderate Massachusetts governor, not the condescending presidential candidate who spent the past ... [more]

AML dollars going to projects with minerals and energy ties

Oct 5, 2012 - Chad Baldwin, Laramie:  Dear Editor:
Your story in Thursday's paper -- "Bebout: AML loss might be forever" -- correctly notes that the University of Wyoming has benefitted ... [more]

Welcoming younger people

Oct 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The key might be cultivating an inner focus

In listening to local political debates, I always wonder at candidates' answers when they relate their ... [more]

Drop in a coat

Oct 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Coats for Kids and Coats for Folks boxes around town need filling

We offer a good word for the annual Kiwanis Coats for Kids, or Coats for Folks, ... [more]

Digest

Oct 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  14 workplace deaths so far
A state official says 14 workers have died in Wyoming so far this year.
State workplace epidemiologist Mack Sewell says ... [more]

First snow of season arrives in southeastern Wyoming

Oct 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Parts of southeastern Wyoming are getting their first snowfall of the season.
Light snow was falling in Douglas and Torrington on Friday morning ... [more]

Conservation group to buy out mineral leases near park

Oct 5, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A land conservation group has reached a long-sought agreement to prevent a gas drilling project near a southern approach to Jackson Hole and Grand ... [more]

Top general: Insider attacks wrenching, but not decisive

Oct 5, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Attacks on international forces by Afghan soldiers and police are disheartening but will not diminish the United States' commitment in Afghanistan, ... [more]

Residents help with probe into airplane wreckage find

Oct 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has continued its investigation into the discovery of an airplane's tail section Wednesday in the Willow Creek drainage ... [more]

Man killed outside bar when run over by pickup truck

Oct 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Preliminary reports stated that the driver of the truck didn't know 21-year-old Sterling Blackburn was underneath.

The Riverton Police Department is ... [more]

Littering at rez trash stations concerns solid waste district

Oct 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  It's not just the 100-plus tons of garbage collected in a month at the Fort Washakie trash transfer station -- generating practically nothing in user fees -- ... [more]

Volunteer board slots changed from one- to four-year terms

Oct 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted Tuesday to initiate four-year terms for volunteers serving on local boards and committees.
Before now, members of the city's ... [more]

Friday night prep football scores

Oct 5, 2012 - Associated Press:  Big Horn 55, Moorcroft 8

Buffalo 14, Lander 8

Burlington 41, Wind River 0

Campbell County 21, Cheyenne Central 7

Casper Kelly Walsh 57, Cheyenne ... [more]

CWC volleyball players introduced to crowd

Oct 4, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College women's volleyball players danced through a spotlight as they were introduced to the audience in Rustler gym ... [more]

City to host strong girls cross country field

Oct 4, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  For the last two years, the Riverton High School officials have had to call off the Berry Bryant/Kyle Johnson Memorial Invitational cross country race because ... [more]

RHS spikers to play Evanston, Green River

Oct 4, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton volleyball players make their longest conference road trip of the season Friday and Saturday when they try to complete a Class 4-A West sweep ... [more]

49ers end RJFL season on top

Oct 4, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two second quarter touchdowns lifted the 49ers to a 12-0 victory over the Packers for the Riverton Junior Football League title Wednesday.
The league is for ... [more]

Long road to Torrington awaits RHS football team

Oct 4, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton is undefeated in the Class 3-A East conference.

Hoping to avoid a lapse in focus and discipline, the Riverton football Wolverines make the ... [more]

Today

Oct 4, 2012 - Staff:  Community calendar
OCT. 6
Cowboy Day 5K/10K Run/Walk
is at 9 a.m. at the Shoshoni Recreation District building, 97 S. Maple St., Shoshoni. There is an ... [more]

Jeanette A. Storm

Oct 4, 2012 - Staff:  Jeanette A. Storm died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at the Wind River Health Care Center in Riverton. She was 96 years old.
There will be private family services. ... [more]

Hospitals brainstorm ways to improve

Oct 4, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Teams from both Lander Regional and Riverton Memorial hospitals are working through the next couple of months to perform joint strategic planning.
Fifteen ... [more]

Lawmakers divided on counterterror initiative

Oct 4, 2012 - By Eileen Sullivan and Matt Apuzzo, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Stinging criticism from Congress about a counterterrorism effort that improperly collected information about innocent Americans is turning up the ... [more]

I think trees are part human

Oct 4, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  And science says I just might be right

Leaves. They're everywhere and every color these autumn days, hanging like bright red afghans on fences, ... [more]

Hearing will cover needed improvements in work safety

Oct 4, 2012 - Dan Neal, Casper:  Editor:
Fire is always a risk in the production and processing of fossil fuels.
The Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Commission recently proposed ... [more]

Wolverine Field

Oct 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There can be no doubt now that the new facility has fully 'arrived'

Riverton High School sewed up a successful Homecoming week Saturday with the ... [more]

State gets low mark on efficient energy record

Oct 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A study ranks Wyoming among the least energy-efficient states in the nation.
The study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ... [more]

Digest

Oct 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Hit-and-run suspect sought
CHEYENNE -- Police are looking for a driver who hit a 12-year-old girl crossing the street in Cheyenne.
The girl was struck ... [more]

BLM releases preferred route for major power line

Oct 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- The federal Bureau of Land Management has chosen a preferred route for a 1,100-mile high-voltage transmission line expected to run through ... [more]

'Name the Tribble' contest marks archives observance

Oct 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The reference is to the tiny, furry creatures from a memorable episode of the old "Star Trek" television series in 1967.

CHEYENNE -- Anybody who ... [more]

County, tribes struggle with new trash contract

Oct 4, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The current agreement is set to expire Dec. 14 and will put waste management in question for reservation areas.

The Fremont County Solid Waste ... [more]

Deputies cite Riverton men for littering

Oct 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton residents were cited Tuesday for illegally dumping litter on Bushwacker Road near the trash transfer station that serves Shoshoni-area ... [more]

Police look into found plane piece

Oct 4, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating an airplane tail section found Wednesday in the Willow Creek drainage area near Jeffrey City.
Sheriff's ... [more]

RMS takes steps to up AYP results

Oct 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Though her school has struggled to meet Adequate Yearly Progress requirements, Riverton Middle School principal Cheryl Mowry said student learning at RMS has ... [more]