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Penny Power signs would be good reminder for voters

May 28, 2013 - Liserae Herrickson, Riverton:  Editor:
I was not a big fan of the government "stimulus" program two or three years back. I just assumed that money would get swallowed up with no record of ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Remembering
Memorial Day was a lovely one across Fremont County, bringing the sort of weather that runs counter to a recent trend of cold, wet Memorial ... [more]

Digest

May 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lower DUI limit discussed
CHEYENNE -- The National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation for states to lower their blood-alcohol limit for ... [more]

Hill bill recall deadline arrives

May 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Organizers of an effort to repeal changes to the state schools chief's duties and powers must submit their petitions Tuesday.
They have to collect ... [more]

Sculpture commemorates biggest wooden schooner

May 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BATH, Maine -- Maine Maritime Museum is celebrating the completion of its sculpture representing the Wyoming, the largest wooden sailing ship ever built in the ... [more]

Future of Colorado River on agenda in San Diego

May 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The river originates as the Green River in Wyoming, and water commitments from Flaming Gorge Reservoir are at issue in downstream disputes.

Top water ... [more]

Farmers market returning Wednesday

May 28, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Riverton's downtown farmers market is returning Wednesday for its second year. It is expected to be larger than last year's market, said farmers market manager ... [more]

Man killed in Sunday wreck

May 28, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said preliminary investigation indicates a man involved in a one-vehicle rollover Sunday afternoon roughly 15 miles north of ... [more]

Follow your passion, says speaker at RHS graduation

May 28, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Twelve valedictorians were honored this year from Riverton High School's graduating class of 149 seniors, who received their diplomas during graduation ... [more]

Raises in budget for treasurer and assessor; budget flat otherwise

May 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County treasurer and the assessor budgets being proposed for fiscal year 2014 request only small increases in funding.
Both elected officials ... [more]

Coroner yields on decal flap; vehicles now have insignia

May 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan has put to rest his long-standing squabble over decals with the Fremont County Commission.
McAuslan said his office ... [more]

Volunteers place flags at cemetery

May 26, 2013 - Staff:  A robin watched over a grave marker while Jill Niemi placed some of the 1,500 flags on the graves of veterans Saturday morning at Mountain View Cemetery in ... [more]

Sometimes you have to improvise

May 26, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  An aging Inter-national tractor brings out my creative side.

It is perhaps the essence of humanity -- the interaction of man with the environment ... [more]

Thanks for the efforts at Odd Fellow Cemetery for as long as they lasted

May 26, 2013 - Anne Bronwyn, Riverton:  Editor:
I have heard that there is not going to be any ceremony for Memorial Day this year at the old Odd Fellows Cemetery down on Riverview Road in Riverton. ... [more]

Remembrance, not sorrow

May 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Memorial Day: 'When everybody is alive'

Editor's note: In renewal of a growing Memorial Day tradition, we again reprint this comment by the late Hal ... [more]

Riverton teen traveled with state hockey team to several tournaments

May 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  John Werbelow has used his hockey talents to take him all over the United States.
The Riverton 16-year-old competed this winter and spring on Team Wyoming, ... [more]

Girls fastpitch league taking registrations for 2013 summer season

May 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton fastpitch softball president Mark Stone is making sure things run smoothly this season on the diamond.
Stone has been at the helm of the league for ... [more]

Tiger quarter a well-oiled machine in winning 4x400 3-A state crown

May 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Everything worked to perfection for the Lander Valley High School Tigers boys 4x400-meter relay team Saturday, May 18, at the Class 3-A state track meet in ... [more]

Cheyenne pro takes early Saltwater lead

May 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The tournament continues Sunday and Monday at the Riverton Country Club with the final two rounds of the 54-hole tournament. The winner of the pro division ... [more]

Digest

May 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man faces murder charge
LARAMIE -- A Vietnam veteran accused in a fatal stabbing in Laramie faces a charge of second-degree murder.
Former city of ... [more]

Tanker wreck leaves sticky roadside mess

May 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The tractor-trailer combination was carrying 39,000 pounds of liquid asphalt sealer at a temperature of 340 degrees.

MEDICINE BOW -- A tractor-trailer ... [more]

Hunting groups join state in asking dismissal of wolf lawsuit in Wyoming

May 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lawyers for the federal government and several pro-hunting organizations have joined the state of Wyoming in urging a federal judge not to allow a ... [more]

Man pleads in girl's abduction

May 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  DOUGLAS -- A Casper man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexual abuse of a minor in the abduction of a 2-year-old Glenrock girl from her bedroom last ... [more]

Robert Schults

May 26, 2013 - Staff:  Robert Schults died Friday, May 17, 2013, at home in Lander with his wife, Barbara, at his side. He was 63 years old.
Per his request, there will be no ... [more]

Christopher E. Goethe

May 26, 2013 - Staff:  Former Lander resident Christopher E. Goethe of West Stockbridge, Mass., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013. He was 57.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, ... [more]

Clifford W. Henry

May 26, 2013 - Staff:  Clifford W. Henry of Riverton died Friday, May 24, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 87 years old.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, ... [more]

The way it was: One Shot sculpture -- 1975 (take 2)

May 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Many readers caught an error in last week's "The Way It Was" photo caption, which identified one of the men as Chuck Guschewsky of Lander. In fact it was Jim ... [more]

Officials: Loop Road to stay closed until June 7

May 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Louis Lake Road will remain closed because of snow and road conditions through Memorial Day weekend.
The road, also known as the Loop Road, is located in ... [more]

Stabilization project continues in canyon

May 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Construction of a 1,100-foot retaining wall is nearly complete on the $1.88 million slope stabilization project in the Wind River Canyon between Shoshoni and ... [more]

Hoffman congratulates seniors

May 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian High School's graduation on May 19 was the last one for the departing superintendent.

Departing superintendent Michelle Hoffman did ... [more]