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Downstairs in our family room is a picture of our three children, all dressed in Riverton Wolverine football jerseys. The kids were all smiling ear to ear in ...

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BUSHYHEAD
Mervin "Merv" Bushyhead, 62, of Arapahoe, died Saturday, Aug. 23, in Chubbuck, Idaho. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, ...

Obama regs remedy birth control issue for religious organizations

WASHINGTON --Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some ...

Pediatricians recommend later start times for schools

CHICAGO --Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.
Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would ...

FDA under pressure to define 'natural' food label

In one study, "natural" tied for first place when people were asked to rank which food product claims mattered the most to them.

LOS ANGELES --When ...

Meeting planned on community paramedicine

The Wyoming Department of Health is inviting interested residents to attend a stakeholder meeting Aug. 14 to introduce a health care approach known as ...

Nicholls had an 'extra-fine eye' for photography

Editor:
Well, the sun still comes up. The world turns. And man continues on.
But it'll never be the same cause ol' Wayne folded his tent and retired from the ...

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Whispers
Every summer there comes a time -- perhaps the time is the better way to say it -- when the haunt of fall first arrives. Some say it's a smell. ...

Digest

Woman contracts West Nile virus
GILLETTE --Health officials say an older woman from Platte County has tested positive for West Nile virus --the first ...

Amended charge filed against teen

GERING, Neb. --A prosecutor has filed an amended charge against a 16-year-old accused of killing a Scotts Bluff County jailer.
Dylan Cardeilhac, of ...

Suicide suspected in Loveland train death

LOVELAND, Colo. --Authorities say the death of a 13-year-old hit and killed by a freight train in Loveland was a suspected suicide.
The BNSF train hit the boy ...

Lotto sales net nearly $200K in first day

CHEYENNE --The opening day of the new Wyoming Lottery saw nearly $200,000 in Powerball and Mega Millions tickets being sold.
"We're pretty happy about it," ...

Alice Uden receives life sentence for killing husband

CHEYENNE -- A judge in Wyoming sentenced a 75-year-old Missouri woman to life in prison on Monday for killing her husband with a rifle in the mid-1970s and ...

Seventy-two candidates file for general election

Filing closed at 5 p.m. Monday for candidates who want to run in the general election. Seventy-two people have submitted their names since the filing period ...

A meeting in Riverton hosted by a group that advises on national policy for wild horses became a lightning rod Monday for the ire of parties on all sides of ...

EMS director says workers are spread thin in county due to budget cuts

Operational changes at the Fremont County ambulance department will have a direct effect in Riverton, said Emergency Medical Services director Joe Zillmer.
He ...

Dorothy Sherman

Dorothy Sherman, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at her home. She was 65 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and the family will have a ...

Vernon Lee Stephenson

Vernon Lee Stephenson, of Lander, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. He was 86 years old.
A memorial service will be at a later date.
Vernon Lee Stephenson was ...

Delores 'Dee' Irene (Lind) Wilson

Delores "Dee" Irene (Lind) Wilson, formerly of Riverton, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2014, at the David M. Dorsett Heath Care Center in Spearfish, S.D. She was 83 ...

Sandra (Sandy) Catherine Covey Merrill

Sandra (Sandy) Catherine Covey Merrill died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Lander following a lengthy illness. She was 88 years ...

 
 

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