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Capitalism and the U.S. marketplace of religion

Our pilgrim forebears came to America in 1620 for freedom of religion. They sought the ability to worship and believe according to their conscience. They were ...

Social Security ought to let old debts lie

Social Security Administration has paused its misguided efforts to collect debts more than a decade old, including dunning children of the dead. Collection ...

Easton Paxton played steady golf on his home course to take the Riverton Invitational by two strokes Thursday afternoon at the Riverton Country Club.
Paxton ...

Former museum director arrested on larceny charge

Two years after being run out of her job as Pioneer Museum director, Carol J. Thiesse was arrested Wednesday on charges she stole interpretative materials ...

City council OKs plan making rec spending fairer to state students

The Riverton city council has approved a resolution supporting a move to make recreation spending more equitable for Wyoming students.
State law allows local ...

Urbigkit's death a great loss to city, and insensitive remark hurts

Editor:
The passing of Bill Urbigkit, a good friend and loyal employee, makes this one of the hardest letters I will write in my tenure as mayor.
Mr. ...

Digest

Student ate more pot than advised
DENVER -- A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie ...

PAVILLION -- Sunny skies, warm temperatures and a noticeable lack of wind smiled on the 10 teams in competition Thursday at the 55th annual Wind River ...

Judge says ACLU may file brief in Catholic birth-control lawsuit

CHEYENNE -- A federal judge has allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to file a brief in a lawsuit filed by Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming.
The ...

Jackson landslide now moving more quickly

A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson has suddenly sped up, buckling a road and a Walgreens parking lot and threatening to destroy ...

Three city employees recognized for service

Riverton's mayor and city council gave appreciative and heartfelt farewells to three retiring city employees on April 1.
Gold watches were presented to ...

Gillette sweeps Wolverines in soccer matches

The boys and girls Riverton High School soccer teams competed Thursday, but neither managed to score.
The Gillette boys dominated Riverton 6-0 in Gillette, ...

Today

Births
SMITH
A daughter was born Jessica and Paul Smith, of Riverton, at 11:24 p.m. March 4, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 ...

From the air, Morocco looked a lot like central Fremont County looks

Most of the similarities ended when we reached the ground.

Wyoming looks a lot like Morocco.
That was the first thought to fill my mind as the ...

CWC finalist a college president; Valdez says he wants to move west

The third presidential candidate to speak during a public forum Tuesday at Central Wyoming College already has experience in the top administrative ...

Lands manager retires after 37 years with city

Paul Throckmartin said he had dirty job duties when he started working for the City of Riverton more than 37 years ago.
In 1976, he began his service to the ...

Church announces Easter Sunday buffet, services

The Lighthouse Bible Church will have its Easter Sunday gathering at 10:30 a.m. at the REACH Foundation in Riverton.
A breakfast buffet begins at 7:30 a.m. ...

Pools in the park

The State of Wyoming and a Thermopolis pool business are locked in dispute

For decades it's been taken for granted that there are commercial swimming ...

Wyoming to be featured on ESPN networks

The Wyoming Cowboys will be featured on five ESPN network telecasts during the 2014 college football season. The Mountain West Conference and its television ...

Heritage center hosting spring open house Saturday

Residents and visitors are invited to the Wind River Heritage Center spring open house this weekend for a cookout and birthday party for the late Jake ...

 
 

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