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RHS students decorate downtown for Homecoming

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Three Riverton High School clubs painted business windows downtown in the renewal of an annual Homecoming week ... [more]

Rustlers take a game from No. 6 WWCC but fall in four

Oct 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Nationally ranked Western Wyoming Community College knocked off Central Wyoming College on Saturday in a Region IX volleyball match at Rock Springs.
Western ... [more]

CWC takes buckles in steer wrestling, barrels at Lamar

Oct 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Progress was made by the Central Wyoming College women's and men's rodeo teams on Sunday at the Lamar event in Colorado.
CWC cowboy Coltin Hill won the steer ... [more]

Tweet through a week of sports

Oct 8, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Do you like Twitter? Try these on for size.
#HomecomingWeek #BigGameFriday #WolverineField #Early6:30Start #CardinalRedInTheEndzone
#Parade #CoolFloats ... [more]


Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths

Donald Richard Armstrong, 88, formerly of Riverton, died after a fall Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. ... [more]

Tomio 'Tom' Morioka

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Tomio "Tom" Morioka, formerly of Fremont County, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at his home in Green River, with his daughter, Peggy, son-in-law Robb, and ... [more]

County clinics offer resources to assist breast-feeding moms

Oct 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Women, Infants, and Children and Fremont County Public Health nursing programs strive to support and share resources that emphasize the ... [more]

Doctor shortage a problem already and will get worse

Oct 8, 2013 - Lynette McIntyre, Riverton:  Editor:
I believe that we have a very serious problem in Fremont County concerning individuals getting into see a physician. With several doctors now absent ... [more]

Poll: Most want debt limit raised

Oct 8, 2013 - By Jim Puzzanghera, Tribune Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- A majority of Americans want Congress to raise the nation's $16.7 trillion debt limit and would blame Republicans if it isn't, according to a poll ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Oct 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Rare weather
No records could be kept on this sort of thing, but we venture to say on this Tuesday that rarely, perhaps never, in the history of ... [more]


Oct 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Power still out in some places
CHEYENNE -- Some people are still without power following last week's winter storm in northeast Wyoming.
Powder River ... [more]

Conservation stamp contest starts Jan. 1

Oct 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will take entries for its next conservation stamp art competition starting Jan. 1.
This is the 31st annual ... [more]

Bulldozer goes over 160-foot coal mine wall, killing the operator

Oct 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Operations at the Jim Bridger Mine have stopped while the accident is investigated.

ROCK SPRINGS -- An accident involving a bulldozer that plunged off ... [more]

Stranded men OK after rescue on mountain

Oct 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  Search and Rescue crews were dispatched to Green Mountain on Saturday to retrieve two Rawlins men who had been stranded due to snow.
Officials said several ... [more]

Sex offender's probation is rescinded

Oct 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After admitting to having sex with two teenage boys, a 32-year-old Riverton woman in March 2012 was given a sentence that gave her a chance to reform herself ... [more]

Study: Few consequences for misuse of tribal funds

Oct 8, 2013 - By Justin Pritchard and P. Solomon Banda The Associated Pres:  Federal agencies questioned millions more dollars the Northern Arapaho government spent, but decided not to try to recover any of the money -- and even ... [more]

Uden arrives in county; bond denied by judge

Oct 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man accused of killing his ex-wife and his adopted children near Pavillion 33 years ago is being held without bail in the Fremont County Detention Center ... [more]

Forrest Harris

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Forrest "Gus" Harris, formerly of Pavillion, died of a heart attack Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. He was 55 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, ... [more]

Ronald James Rudy

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Ronald James Rudy died following a lengthy illness with his family by his side Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Castle Rock Convalescent Center in Green River. He ... [more]

Francene Michelle Bearing

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Francene Michelle Bearing, of Commerce City, Colo., died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. She was 51 years old.
Services were Thursday, Oct. 3, in Denver, and burial ... [more]

Chelsea R. Kesselheim

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Chelsea R. Kesselheim, of Lander, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at home.
Services will be at a later date.
Chelsea Robbins Kesselheim was born in 1927 in ... [more]

Beverly Jo DeVries

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Beverly Jo DeVries, of Atlantic City, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at home.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, in the St. Andrew's ... [more]

Donald R. Armstrong

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Donald R. Armstrong, formerly of Fremont County, died after a fall Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was 88 years old.
No services are ... [more]

There are no PACs for the poor have no PACs

Oct 6, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Among the citizens who qualified for food-stamp assistance last year were 5,000 Americans serving on active duty in the U.S. military defending their ... [more]

Only the ignorant cast history aside

Oct 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Bulletin: We aren't the first people to have walked the Earth.

It's a natural to assume you're the first person to ever experience something. It's a ... [more]

Entrepreneur course was useful to young generation

Oct 6, 2013 - John Enos, Fort Washakie:  Editor:
This is a letter of recognition to Shoshone Higher Education, Harmony Spoonhunter, Rory Robinson and staff Rosa Burnett and Randy Nagitsy. Through ... [more]

The wide array

Oct 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Three decades of Student of the Week

Student of the Week is about to begin its fourth decade.
On page B-6 of today's edition, you'll find the second ... [more]

Wyoming PBS to host topic on sports injuries

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming PBS will be airing a block of national and local programming Tuesday, October 8, beginning at 7 p.m. on the subject of sports and brain injuries.
 The ... [more]

Eagles much more competitive, but still fall 44-24 to Farson-Eden

Oct 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It's a game that almost wasn't.
Thursday's and Friday's winter storm closed South Pass and blocked the Farson-Eden Pronghorns from crossing over from ... [more]

Bouncing back from only loss, Rams throttle Ten Sleep

Oct 6, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Lopsided scores are common with the limited enrollments of schools playing 6-man football. Dubois had the run of the field Saturday afternoon in Washakie ... [more]