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City school lunch prices up 20 cents

Sep 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year's 20-cent increase in lunch prices for Riverton students had little to do with the federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, officials ... [more]

Court upholds man's murder conviction in Sheridan case

Sep 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Shawn Osborne cut Gerald Bloom's throat because Bloom owed him $20.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld a Sheridan man's first-degree ... [more]

Fire on Casper Mountain has burned 36 structures

Sep 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Officials say they have counted 36 homes and cabins destroyed by the wildfire burning on Casper Mountain.
The number is a big jump from the seven ... [more]

Digest

Sep 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State relocates problem grizzly
JACKSON -- An adult, female grizzly bear has been trapped and relocated after damaging property at a trailhead north of ... [more]

Satisfied

Sep 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  With other school board ballots full to bursting, Riverton's incumbents drew no challengers at all

Everyone must be pretty well pleased with the way ... [more]

Re-electing President Obama in November 'will ruin this country'

Sep 13, 2012 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
If Obama would send everyone one million dollars, we would be out of debt. But all Obama is doing is spending our money on crap.
Are you people ... [more]

Conventions without compromise

Sep 13, 2012 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Attending two political conventions back to back is like visiting two parallel universes: one conservative, one liberal; one overwhelmingly white, the other ... [more]

Wind River Oncology welcomes new doctor

Sep 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Dr. Gayle Roberts has learned in his 25 years of treating cancer that it is OK to befriend patients.
"When I first started my training I was told to remain ... [more]

First Lady Carol Mead, mayor to attend CDS grand opening

Sep 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Child Development Services of Fremont County will celebrate the grand opening of its new Riverton building, 1205 E. Lincoln Ave., during a ribbon cutting ... [more]

Oil, gas official asks to ease hiring requirements for supervisor post

Sep 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The interim state oil and gas supervisor says the qualifications for the post should be loosened.
Bob King told a state legislative committee on ... [more]

Virginia Mary (Lee) Johnson

Sep 13, 2012 - Staff:  Virginia Mary (Lee) Johnson, of Lander, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at her home. She was 91 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. ... [more]

Ruby M. Bartholomew

Sep 13, 2012 - Staff:  Ruby M. Bartholomew, of Hudson, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Mesquite, Nev. She was 86 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. ... [more]

Ronald Miller

Sep 13, 2012 - Staff:  Ronald Miller, 57, of Cheyenne, died Dec. 23, 2011, in Wheatland.
Graveside memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Mountain View Cemetery ... [more]

Richard 'Big Rock' Shakespeare

Sep 13, 2012 - Staff:  Richard "Big Rock" Shakespeare died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at his home. He was 83 years old.
Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 30, at Blue Sky Hall at ... [more]

Today

Sep 13, 2012 - Staff:  Births
TIDZUMP

A daughter was born to Gladys St. Clair and Antoine Tidzump, of Fort Washakie, at 10:50 a.m. March 4, 2012, at Lander Regional ... [more]

Winless Riverton out to get victory Friday night vs. Cody Broncs

Sep 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  One year ago, when the Riverton Wolverines were lining up for what would be their final home football game in Tonkin Stadium, the Cody Broncs were the ... [more]

Rustlers host season-opening rodeo

Sep 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It's the first rodeo in the head coaching career of new CWC leader Drew Schrock.

A new era begins this weekend for Central Wyoming College at the ... [more]

Past star Hinman now on CWC rodeo staff

Sep 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Traci Hinman was a star rodeo athlete the last four years at Central Wyoming College. She played a vital role helping the Rustlers finish second in the nation ... [more]

RHS finners welcome seven to home pool

Sep 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Seven high school girls swim teams from across Wyoming, including two of the top Class 4-A schools, will descend on the Riverton Aquatic Center this Friday and ... [more]

Students get a taste of the sea

Sep 13, 2012 - Staff:  Third-graders at Rendezvous Elementary School were inspired for their seascape watercolors by first tasting dried seaweed provided by art teacher Nancy ... [more]

Allen wins big in commission re-vote

Sep 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 incumbent Dennis Christensen went from a narrow 20-vote win last month to a steep 377-vote loss in Tuesday's special ... [more]

Gun range lease approved, but not without dissent

Sep 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted to approve the Riverton Shooting Club lease Tuesday. The vote came after councilwoman Mary Ellen Christensen and Mayor Ron ... [more]

District 25 completes Pershing land buy for $190K

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The site initially could be used to help ease access congestion at two Riverton elementary schools.

Fremont County School District 25 has finalized ... [more]

Governor to feds: Back off fracking reg plans

Sep 12, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has asked the Interior Department to scale back -- or abandon altogether -- proposed rules that would require petroleum ... [more]

Man gets life sentence for murder try

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge has sentenced an Oregon man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole for attempted murder in the shooting last summer of ... [more]

Casper fire burns seven houses; Jackson-area blaze threatening

Sep 12, 2012 - By Bob Moen and Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The toll from a wildfire south of Casper grew to seven homes destroyed and 750 threatened, while a fire south of Jackson kept hundreds of residents ... [more]

Digest

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Comment time to be extended
MOOSE -- The National Park Service is giving the public more time to comment on redevelopment plans for Colter Bay Village ... [more]

'Only an idiot' would argue against a 'very affordable' tax

Sep 12, 2012 - Ronald Strauss, Riverton:  Editor:
I think the mayor of Riverton is right when he says if we want to fix all the potholes, curbs, crummy gutters and the like around town, then we will ... [more]

Dust to dust

Sep 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Who knew that drought could affect unpaved roads, too?

A few years ago, when Main Street through downtown Riverton was torn up during the big street ... [more]

For a moment, I wanted to shoot a wolf

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk:  I was surprised by my reaction last week when I learned that, beginning Sept. 30, gray wolves in Wyoming will no longer be protected by the Endangered Species ... [more]

Romney's new tune on health care overhaul

Sep 12, 2012 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  So now Mitt Romney actually likes parts of President Obama's signature health-care overhaul -- the same "Obamacare" that Romney and congressional Republicans ... [more]

Theron Huff

Sep 12, 2012 - Staff:  Theron Huff, of Lander, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. He was 91 years old.
A visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Relief Society Room of ... [more]

Nicholas B. Jones

Sep 12, 2012 - Staff:  Nicholas B. Jones, of Lander, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Wunder Ranch. He was 23 years old.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at ... [more]

Today

Sep 12, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ARMSTRONG

Joseph R. "Joe" Armstrong, 93, of Riverton, died Sunday, Sept. 9, at his home in Riverton. Graveside services with military honors ... [more]

Fremont Co. welcomes nine students from overseas

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When they first arrived in Fremont County, this year's group of foreign exchange students said they knew they were in for a unique experience. From the ... [more]

Bicyclist dies during race from Utah to Wyoming

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LOGAN, Utah -- A bicyclist competing in a race from Logan, Utah, to Jackson Hole crashed on a bridge in Wyoming and fell about 35 feet to his death into the ... [more]

Lady Wolverines down Green River in five

Sep 12, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton now stands 1-2 in West 4-A volleyball play.

It took five games, plus a little extra. and a strong will to fight from behind, but the ... [more]

RHS golfers head to West 4-A regionals

Sep 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wolverines had a good showing at the match-place tournament in Green River.

Riverton High School golf coach Lars Flanagan said his Wolverines ... [more]

Second-place finish for SHS girls at Big Horn volleyball

Sep 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Victories by SHS were over Thermopolis 21-19, 21-13; Upton 25-9, 25-6; Sundance 21-10, 21-15 and Rocky Mountain in the one-day tournament.

Shoshoni ... [more]

UW QB Smith doubtful for Cal Poly game

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith, who was carted off the field last weekend in a game against Toledo, remains doubtful for this Saturday's game ... [more]